Review: Breaking Free by Cara Dee
June 23, 2015
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Take a hot-shot, hunky but reclusive, jaded thirty-eight year old film director and toss in a twenty-one year old party girl/actress born of Hollywood royalty, put them together on a film set a watch what happens. This is exactly what prolific writer Cara Dee has done in her newest romance novel, Breaking Free.
First of a two-part series (its concluding sequel, With Brave Wings, arrives August 2015), Breaking Free lays the foundation for a story that sneaks up on you. At first read, it’s seemingly clichéd — a powerful, talented director v. misunderstood woman/child yearning for independence — it could be taken right from celebrity rags. But put this scenario in the masterful hands of Cara Dee and this becomes a story about introspection, self-truths, and growth.
The author fleshes out her characters, Tennyson Wright and Sophie Pierce, in such a subtle manner that the reader’s interest is captured by surprise. We want these two people to succeed, both professionally and privately — we root for them, we want them to win.
A perfect hot, sexy, summer romance read, Breaking Free, stands alone without the epilogue; with the epilogue, the reader is left with a cliffhanger. Cara Dee leaves it up to you, and for that action alone, the respect shown the reader by this author, this reader will come back for more. You should, too.
*I was gifted the ARC of this novel for an honest review.*