Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: assault, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, hurricane Katrina devastation.
Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars
Unbreak Me by Michelle Hazen is a novel about a woman named Andra who hires a man named LJ as a horse trainer at her facility in Montana. However, their first meeting sparks controversy in Andra’s father, who is determined to keep them apart. Andra’s past trauma from an assault in college left her timid, and her father claims to be doing everything he can to keep her safe. However, Andra realizes that there’s something about LJ that makes her want to try to love again.
As the two get close, LJ must leave to handle an emergency with his mother, back to Louisiana. Andra must decide- does she go after love, or stay in the confines of the ranch?
Hazen has written an emotional and quick paced love story that I listened to via audiobook. It’s about 11 hours of audio, so it was easy to knock off the reading list because I listened to it in two days of errand-running and house cleaning. The narration by Adenrele Ojo is good, and I was rather impressed by the variation of each voice.
The cover of the novel drew me in, and being the horse girl, I thought the novel would be something I’d enjoy, though I was leery of cliched horse-novel references. Unfortunately, I got those and a semi-predictable plot, so while it was a sweet romance and the character development was interesting (I really liked LJ!), it wasn’t a stellar novel for me.
Overall, this is a short and sweet review because the novel was just okay for me. Likable, but not remarkable.
Published: August 13, 2019
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
TL/DR: Unbreak Me by Michelle Hazen is a novel about a woman named Andra who hires a man named LJ as a horse trainer at her facility in Montana, and their relationship development.
Read it? I say yes, as this might be the perfect romance novel for you.
Recommend it? I might recommend to someone looking for a light romance read.
Buy it? No, I’d borrow this copy.
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