Book Review: Breaking Fences by Juliana Haygert

Breaking Fences by Juliana Haygert
(The Breaking Series)
Publication date: June 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.
College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order.**

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While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.
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My Thoughts:
This book is brilliant and a page turner. I could not stop reading even for a second. The story follows Bia as she goes to university away from home and tries to experience college the American way. Being Brazilian gets her a lot of attention which she does not want and it’s up to her to figure out who is really her friend. Through all this she finds herself at a farm where she dives into horse riding, her first love. This calms her and brings her face to face with Garrett for whom she develops feelings. This story is about Bia finding herself, discovering what she wants to do and realising that not everything can be obtained by living away from family. She also learns that to love is also to let go. If the love is true it will remain and so will the person.
A beautifully written book, there is a lot to be got from this and the author has subtly put out there some life lessons that we should pay heed to. Without giving us a feeling of being preached to, we are shown how having faith and trust can take a relationship to a greater level. This book is definitely worth the read and with romance splashed in, it is a treat for most book lovers.

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