Break Away by Heather M. Orgeron
Release Date: November 6th
Breakaway is my first book by this author, I saw it being promoted a lot through instagram and decided to try it.
Breakaway is a story about Alexis Mack who has been in love with her best friend Colton Fowler for as long as she can remember. Being practically betrothed since they were in the womb, Alex can’t help but be in love with her best friend. But as they get older Colton’s interests always seen to lie somewhere else, or on someone else. So she moves on and tries to have a normal relationship
Colton is in love with his best friend Alex. Never seeing her truly as a girl until his teens, his fear that Alex won’t feel the same way about him keeps him from telling her his feelings. Letting all his emotions stay under the surface while he engages in flings with other girls, and moves away to college to avoid seeing Alex with her new boyfriend.
It isn’t until they’re around 20 when things start to fall into place and let me tell you it takessss foreverrrrrr. Alex takes a summer vacation to see Colton and sort her feelings out. Both of them look at this as the opportunity to show each other their real feelings but as usual things do not always go according to plans
“Neither of us would ever be able to give our hearts fully when half was already taken. It was time to double down. And if I had my way, we were going to come out on top.”
Now I love friends to lovers books, but once Alex gets to Cali to see Colton it is literally a cry fest or a fight whenever they are together for about the first half of the book.Now I know it’s all about the angst, about the buildup, but they both act pretty childish in using jealousy to win the other over, when it just makes them fight more. Colton does some pretty dickish things, while Alex is whiny, and literally just cries over and over, even when she’s the one doing something pretty dickish. And even as they sort their shit out a lot of their problems are really petty things that could have solved if they would just be open with one another. You would assume that after being friends since birth they wouldn’t have a problem calling each other out, but they kind of beat around the bush on everything. Making you want to kick them into gear!
It was driving me insane that Colton and Alex could make sense in their heads but do the opposite when they were around each other. But don’t get me wrong there are a ton of swoon worthy movements!!!! Ones where you just can’t help but fall in love Alex & Colton
While it had some petty drama, I liked how funny Colton and Alex were together when they weren’t fighting. They really made me luagh, and the last half of the books is so much better, if you are able to make it past all the crying fits. I enjoyed it a lot except for spots which is why I gave it 4 stars. I would have loved it if Alex and Colton could have just been a bit more mature, but I guess if they had it woudn’t have made for a juicy story. Other than that I still would recommend this book & I look forward to reading more from this author!!!