Breaking Free - Juliana Haygert

Breaking Free

By Juliana Haygert

  • Release Date: 2014-12-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings


**Previously titled BREAKING THE REINS**

Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor's life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

After a fire takes her grandma's life and kills her horse, Hannah's immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma's ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can't turn away even though she's not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he's drawn to Hannah and isn't afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he'll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric's jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

But the title isn't enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can't deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.

Genre: NA contemporary romance
Warning: strong language, domestic violence, sex scene
Word Count: 110,000

Book 1: Breaking Free

Book 2: Breaking Away

Book 3: Breaking Through


  • Slow but good

    By KCM314
    Overall I enjoyed reading this book although everything seemed to happen very quickly at the end (and personally I think at the right pace). I can't help thinking that it felt like a lot happened at the end because it was so slow at the beginning so it dragged on for ages before we got some action. Sweet story, not a steamy one if that's what you're looking for.
  • Good story with likeable, and dark, characters

    By rachipie
    The story was good and mostly the writing style was too, however some repetitive description of characters thoughts and feelings in parts made you feel you were re-reading earlier parts of the book. But didn't spoil the narrative too much. Would definitely read more from this author. Was good to not get two characters in love too soon - the emotional chase worked well.
  • Great read !

    By Jenks34546
    I could not put this book down. I was just drawn to Leo and Hannah. A really enjoyable read :-)
  • Breaking Free

    By 123 London
    Loved this book could not put it down Excellent!! Is not a big enough word to describe it ...recommend you read it