The Steele family is back! This time with their kick ass sister, Mikayla “Mickie” Steele. Breaking Free by Adrienne Giordano is a fantastic addition to the Steele Ridge Series. Each author of this series is so talented at bringing their touch to the series with unique, well written plots and loveable characters. Gage Barber is the light to Micki’s self-described darkness and I couldn’t have picked a better partner for her.
Breaking Free starts out with Micki leaving behind a situation and life she has known for the past ten years. She so badly wants to run back home into the loving arms of her family but is scared for their well being as well. The men she is leaving behind won’t let her go easily. Will she be able to break free from the hold they have on her? If the Steele family and her brothers’ best friend Gage have anything to say about it…
Giordano does a fabulous job with the suspense and plot of the story. From Micki’s secrets to how they were going to stop the blackmailing and rid Steele Ridge of Phil and Tomas was quite a ride. I didn’t want to put the book down because the pacing was so great you couldn’t stop and take a break! It was just a really, really good story. Gage and Micki’s internal battles were intriguing to read about. Watching them overcome their demons and challenges was inspiring. Just opening up and leaning on others was a huge thing for both of them.
I felt the romance between Gage and Mickis’s played out perfectly in Breaking Free. Gage was the hero that Micki needed but she was also able to put “Captain America” (love the nickname she gave him) in his place when he tried taking over too much. They showed a lot of respect for one another. I loved it! Oh, and their love scenes? Smokin’ hot.
If you have been following the Steele Ridge series, you won’t want to miss Breaking Free. If you haven’t read the series yet, the books are all stand alones so you can start with Breaking Free! You will love the family bond and want to read all the others after this one! Give Breaking Free a try. It’s a well written, entertaining, romantic suspense.
Author: Adrienne Giordano
Category: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC received from Author