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Review: Breakout by Aven Ellis

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Breakout (Dallas Demons #3)
   by: Aven Ellis

Publication Date: Nov. 4, 2015
Publisher: Soulmate Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC received via the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 248 pages
Order Links: Amazon
My Rating: 4/5 stars

While Texas is known for loving football, Lexi Stewart has always been drawn to the ice. Hockey is her passion, and she wants nothing more than to pursue a career in video editing for the home network of the Dallas Demons hockey team.

Lexi has an editing job for a corporate account, but it’s not fulfilling. Nor is her dating life, despite having the so-called help of The One Online Dating Service. Lexi knows there has to be more for her—on both fronts. She’s ready to take the next step, but it doesn't seem like it’s going to happen anytime soon.

Until a flying puck changes everything.

Niko Xenakis is the new Dallas Demons TV producer, and he’s looking to make his mark in his new role and hopefully work his way back to his hometown of Baltimore. But once he meets Lexi, he might just change his mind on what he wants for his future . . .

But the road to love is never easy, complicated by the fact that they both carry emotional baggage from the past in their hearts. Can these two “breakout”of the past to find love in the present?

Getting a new hockey romance from Aven Ellis is always a surefire way to big smile on my face. I absolutely cannot get enough of them (and I don't even LIKE hockey! Shhh, don't tell). This time, however, our hero is not a hockey player, but the new tv producer for the Demons hockey team. No need to worry my hockey friends, we get plenty of time immersed in the sporting world, as Lexi, our heroine, loves all things hockey and does edits of her own for the team.
Lexi was a fun heroine to read about. There were times where she drove me a little crazy, but had I been in her position I would have had the same thoughts and insecurities she did, so it wasn't fair of me to judge her too harshly. She could be a bit much at times, but overall she was a genuinely sweet person who had some self-esteem issues, as well as some lingering issues from her past that affected how she handled her relationships. She falls for Niko hard and fast and I loved seeing her try to work out what to do about him. Niko was a complete sweetheart and I loved him! He's not without his faults though and things aren't always smooth sailing for the two. They have their little kinks to work out, but it was nothing so dramatic or angsty that I felt overwhelmed. I am all about the sweet romances. He really likes Lexi and I like that he didn't run away when things got hard. He is a dependable guy and I love how much he supported and cared for her.
It was great to see so much of Kenley again, as well as her crazy mother, Cici! They were too much fun and I love how much they are there for Lexi. Family is so much more than just blood and I love how Aven highlighted that.
I am excited for the next book in the series. I am REALLY hoping it will be about Nate's sister, Holly, and Matt Rhinelander, the young, playboy Dallas Demon player!

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  1. Okay so since I LOVE me some hockey I need to read this series! Also these books have the cutest covers. Awesome review Jessica!


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