Thursday, June 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Breaking Shaun by E.M. Abel

Some men fall in love and hand their balls over to the first woman who keeps them interested—but not me. Surfing and my freedom are the only two things I’ve ever needed. Meaningless one-night stands are fun, but the drama and jealousy that follows them aren’t worth it. 

Until I met Natalie, I never realized there were women who thought like me. She enjoys sex with no strings, and with a body like that, there isn’t a man around who doesn’t want a piece of her—including me. 

But our friends and relatives all run in the same circles. And we all know friendship and sex leave a mess. Hearts always end up broken. 

I know it. 

But I still want her. 

Sometimes, the things we want don’t always come easily. Every choice, every action has consequences that can change you. 

They can change everything. 

And no matter how fiercely guarded, even the strongest hearts can break.

**WARNING** Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content, language and recreational use of marijuana.

4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Breaking Shaun is book 2 in the Breaking Free series.  I will admit that I did not read Freeing Asia which is book 1 but it did not confuse me in any way to read this series out of order.  This is Shaun and Natalie's story.  A story about two people who have no desire to have a relationship.  They are both afraid of commitment and both like to be in control.  Together they seem perfect, both only wanting what the other is willing to give, which is just sex and nothing more.  But how long can it last before lines start to be crossed and feelings start to surface?

Shaun lives a pretty carefree life, with a great family that he loves, and a passion for surfing.   When it comes to relationships, he just doesn't do them.  He is afraid of commitment, afraid of someone breaking down his walls, afraid of letting someone in, only to be left alone in the end.  Therefore he is the love em and leave em type of guy.  He says and does what he wants and makes no apologies for it.  But recently he is starting to wonder if this single lifestyle is getting old.  While he has no issues with telling the women that he is with that it is nothing more than sex, there is still that chance that these woman start to become too attached and that is not something he needs or wants.  He needs to find someone who thinks like him.  Someone who wants nothing more than sex and is ok with him living his life the way he wants.  Someone like Natalie.

Natalie has just moved to Virginia and is living with her cousin Nick, who also happens to be friends with Shaun.  She is trying to start over and leave her old life behind.  She had a crappy childhood with a mother who left her alone to take care of her sister.  Now that her sister is grown and living on her own it is time for Natalie to make a new start.  Natalie has had her share of sexual escapades in the past and has no problem admitting to them.  Sex to her is nothing more than just sex.  There are no feelings involved and like Shaun she does not do relationships for fear of opening her heart to someone only to get it crushed.  

When Shaun and Natalie meet the first time the spark fly.  The sexual chemistry between the two of them is explosive but Natalie knows that giving in to Shaun can be very dangerous.  In her mind they are both alpa's and just don't mix.  When she is near Shaun he does things to her body that she has never felt before but she knows that she needs to stay away.  So they agree to be just friends, until the sexual tension between them just becomes to much to take, finally allowing Natalie to just let loose and give in.  They agree to be friends with benefits and nothing more.  But that may not be as easy as it seems considering Shaun's friends are her new friends and them being together can just end up messy.  But regardless they cannot deny the attraction they feel and how amazing they are together, in bed of course.  Will Shaun and Natalie be able to maintain the "just sex" relationship or will one of them want more?

I loved watching Natalie and Shaun's relationship grow into something more.  Shaun was used to having sex with a woman and leaving afterwards and never looking back.  But Natalie was different.  He found himself wanting to hang out with her and not just for sex.  He had never had a female friend before but loved having Natalie in his life.  Their journey was not an easy one.  They both had the same fears which made things even more difficult for them to come to terms with.  Natalie knew how she felt but knowing that Shaun didn't want anything more than sex makes her more afraid of admitting her feelings and vice versa.  They were so cute together, with their flirty banter and their hot sex scenes.  I loved them together and found myself rooting for them to make it work and to admit what was going on.  

I think EM Abel did a wonderful job with this book.  There was a twist that was thrown our way that threatened their relationship.   I cannot say what that twist is but I say that the way this was handled in the story to me was just perfect.  It opened up their eyes and made them fight for each other.  And to me it was just wonderful to watch them grow and fight for their love.  I really enjoyed this book and I think the only issue for me was in the beginning of their relationship I would have loved less sex and more getting to know each more on an emotional level.  Yes I said less sex.  I know, I know it is surprising,  but this is just my personal opinion of course and in no way takes away from the story at all.  But other than that I loved this story and highly recommend it.  You will fall in love with Shaun and Natalie.  You will feel the connection between the two of them and see how deep their love is in the end.  Natalie was an amazing and strong hero and her decisions in the end showed that.  I loved watching Shaun grow into the man that he needed to be.  Excellent job by Ms. Abel  

 “Is this what you wanted?” he whispered as he took my wrists in one hand and the other came down to cup my breast.
            I swallowed as moisture gathered in my mouth and my brain scrambled for a response. It was just so difficult to think with Shaun’s hard body pressing against mine in the middle of his apartment building where anyone could see us.
            His gaze finally broke from mine and moved down to my lips as he glided his thumb across my hard nipple. I could smell the soap on him, feel his wet, warm skin pressed against me. My eyes fluttered closed and I pressed my head against the wall as the lust took over.
            Shaun moved his hips forward making me very aware of his arousal before lowering his head and slowly dragging his tongue across my bottom lip. I was panting now and my entire body was tingling. I don’t know how he’d done it but Shaun had completely turned the tables on me. I’d come over to assert myself and show him the side of me he hadn’t seen, yet here I was getting pressed against a wall and turning into putty in his hands. 

Excerpt #2:
“Come with me.” She said as she turned around and went back downstairs.
I followed her into the laundry room where she opened the dryer and took her stuff out. I was too busy staring at her bare ass to realize what she was about to make me do.
“I want you to put this on.” She said, her little black bikini dangling from her fingertips.
I started shaking my head.
“Oh, hell no.”
Natalie’s face got serious and she put her hand on her hip.
“A bet’s a bet. Don’t be a pussy.”
My eyebrows shot up and I gave her a challenging look.
“You better remember this shit later. Those words will come back to haunt you, trust me.”
She smiled as I snatched the scraps of fabric from her hand and tried to figure out how they went. When I got the bottom straight I held it up between us.
“My dick is gonna hang out of this shit.” I said as I moved it in front of my crotch.
Natalie was laughing now and I smiled when I saw how red her face was getting.
“You better hurry up before the pizza gets here.”
I groaned and pushed my board shorts down around my ankles. Natalie kept laughing as she watched me try to get my big feet into the foot holes and pull the bikini bottoms up. They were fucking tiny, my junk was hanging out everywhere.
“Here, let me help you.” She said as she came closer and put her hand on my dick.
“That…is not going to help.”
“Ssshh” she hushed me as she tried tucking my dick into the fabric but her touch was only making it worse.
I could feel myself getting hard.
               “Okay fine!” she said, giving up.   
“Just put the top on. But when the delivery guy gets here I want you to keep a straight face the entire time and ask him if he thinks this color looks good on you.”
Natalie was laughing again before she even finished her sentence. She seemed so young as she covered her mouth like what we were doing was so bad. It was cute to see her having so much fun. I also loved watching her move around in that short dress. Her nipples were hard and her tits were bouncing around a lot.
Baseball. Baseball. Baseball.
               I put my board shorts back on and Natalie helped me tie her bikini top over my chest. It looked so stupid but I made it work. Natalie had fun playing with my hair and swooping it to the side over my forehead. I looked like a manly version of Justin Bieber. It was ridiculous. 

About E.M. Abel

My husband is awesome and also a Chief in the US Navy. This means crazy schedules, uncertainty and lots of nights spent alone writing on my computer. 

I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh. 

I've been passionate about writing since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I've been using it as a means to express myself since. 

I think because I hold my emotions so close and fear being vulnerable I use different forms of self expression- writing, drawing, painting, photography, tattoos- to show the world who I am.

The one rule I use everyday is the Golden Rule--"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated." I believe karma is very real and sometimes she can be a bitch if you make her that way. 

I love acting crazy, I love to laugh, I love making people laugh, I love the ocean, I love dancing like no one is watching, I love good music, I love good books... oh man I should probably stop there. I love a lot of stuff. 

Please feel free to write me or send a friend request.




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