Title: Break in Two
Author: MJ Summers
Publisher/Year: MJ summers 6/8/155
Length: 321 pages
Series: Full Hearts #1
Having just discovered that her live-in boyfriend has traded her in for a twenty-two year old hostess, thirty-one year old Claire Hatley is on the run from Seattle. Devastated and alone Claire must make a fresh start. She answers an ad for a chef at a guest ranch just outside Colorado Springs and finds herself face to face with Cole Mitchell, quite possibly the sexiest man to ever ride a horse.
Common sense tells them to stay away from each other, but their attraction is not to be denied. He gives her a glimpse of what love should be, but just as she starts to trust him, the past comes back to tear them apart.
Join Claire and Cole as they embark on the stormy love affair of a lifetime.
First off i want to thank the folks at NetGalley for making it possible for me to read this first installment of what i’m going to say is a rather enjoyable series. We are quickly introduced to Cole and Claire as they find themselves drawn to a new chapter in their lives.
Clair is leaving Seattle after she learns of the affair that her live in boyfriend has been having and in this move, she’s going to Colorado to work at a ranch as their chef. Something that she’s always wanted – to have her own place to make her own, and that’s the opportunity that she gets here. The ranch, owned by Cole is trying to change it’s image a bit to stay relevant with the crowds that want to spend more money to get these great getaways. That’s something that Claire’s really excited about and well, if there’s a hot cowboy there as well, nothing wrong with that.
Cole on the other hand is one of the owners of the ranch, and while he’s definitely not hurting for attention, he’s been burned by women, somewhat recently too and getting involved with an employee that he finds attractive is the last thing that he’s eager to do. Of course as we all know, what you want and what happens are often two very different things.
What we get in this first installment is the story of the roller coaster of their relationship. Claire has major trust issues after what her ex did to her and she’s quickly learning that while Cole isn’t untrustworthy, he’s got his fair share of secrets and that means that she’s going to have to give him the benefit of the doubt. not something that she’s eager to do and not something that she does at all – so that’s where the ups and downs come from.
There’s a great amount of romance here, we see Cole trying to woo and impress her, and then we see what that means, that there’s a lot of passion shared between the two as well. it’s straight romance though – nothing kinky at all, but still really enjoyable to read. The question though of course is what’s going to happen when an ex and a baby show up forcing Claire to make a choice of her sanity or to be a team player – and ultimately chooses to run to her sister in London. and inadvertently into the arms of Luc a sexy frenshman.
So much going on at the end of this book and i think that it sets up book 2 nicely. I hope that you guys give it a chance, and now i’m off to continue onto book 2. Also c/o NetGalley. Happy Humpday!