Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: BREAKAWAY HEARTS by Crista McHugh


Breakaway Hearts

Kelly Brothers Series Book Two

by Crista McHugh


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Book Blurb:

Hockey star Ben Kelly has retreated to his mountain cabin in the ski town of Cascade, BC, to recuperate from a season-ending knee injury and contemplate his future in the NHL. He never expects to run into the one woman who got away. Nine years may have passed, but nothing has dulled the explosive chemistry between them. Now he wants more than just one night.

Hailey Eriksson had Olympic-sized dreams until an accidental pregnancy from a one-night stand halted her ambitions. Her life was shattered when her son died. Nothing will keep her from fulfilling her promise to him to make the Olympic team, especially not the charming Ben Kelly. Unfortunately, he’s out of sweep her off her feet this time, and she finds him harder and harder to resist with each passionate kiss. But when he learns about the child he never knew, will their rekindled romance be on thin ice?



Click HERE to read the excerpt.


My Review:

I love second-chance romances. In the beginning, I thought it would be a light and breezy read. And while it was still all those things, there were also that depth of emotions and the gravity of experiences that both characters were experiencing, which in my book make this story deserving of its stars indeed.

Ben Kelly is a professional hockey player who suffered a major injury and who has come to the town of Cascade to recuperate. When he visits the town’s ice rink, he finds himself drawn to Hailey Erikkson, who’s got the skills and talent in the ice as well. Unbeknownst to him in the beginning, Hailey is the same woman from a one-night stand in the past that he never really forgot about, the consequences of which were even beyond his wildest imaginations.

Ben and Hailey are characters that I didn’t have problems relating with. Of course, I wouldn’t know the first thing about experiencing a potentially career-ending injury like Ben did or about losing your son to an illness and being unable to do anything to halt the disease like Hailey did. But Crista McHugh did an amazing job translating these experiences into something that the readers can grasp and can feel.

These two people are wary of venturing beyond the lines that their fears have drawn that the conflict is not only external but internal as well. It was satisfying to watch their character developments because the author made me understand what it was they were going through and what it was they needed to overcome.

At times funny, at times tear-inducing, but an all around heartwarming read. This is the second in Crista McHugh’s the Kelly Brothers series and I will definitely come back for more.


4 stars



Buy Links:

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About the Author:

Crista McHugh is a multiple award-winning author of fantasy romance and paranormal romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

Find out more about Crista McHugh:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter | Goodreads | Series Website




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