Review: The Breakaway

Paperback , 303 pages Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Rhemalda Publishing  " When Naomi Jensen...

Paperback, 303 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Rhemalda Publishing 
"When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she’s missing. Escape isn’t high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she’s part of a family—even if it is a family of criminals. But she’s still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she’s falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn’t sure she wants to take it."
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      The Breakaway is a story that will surely make you have an opinion about Naomi's choices, whether it's a good or a bad one.
       Naomi is... hard to read. She's like a paradox, sometimes. She doesn't try to escape, she obeys, she behaves, then she wants to escape, fight for her freedom. She's more of a love-hate character.
       The book will give you a lot of different emotions, from hate to love, from sadness to happiness and then sadness again. Naomi passes through all these emotional stages, this... internal struggle, that it's hard to keep track. Being kidnapped surely can't be a good thing and I guarantee you'll feel her fear. One of the kidnappers usually has these mood swings, let's call them. He's okay one minute and punching you the next, so whenever Naomi's around him, you'll definitely feel the tension.
       However, Naomi soon realizes that she's taking care of, even more than she was at home. She grew up with nannies parents that are always at work, so when her kidnappers make sure that she's taken care of, she doesn't know what to think anymore.
      The Breakaway is filled with powerful feelings and revealings and bonding with your family, your boyfriend, it's just one big book with a lot of things going on. I'm giving it 3 stars, not because i didn't like it enough to give it 5, but at times, the story felt unreal.

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  2. I actually read a gleaming review on this earlier today. I guess I will wait it out awhile longer. I want my books to seem real, unless of course they are suppose to be silly, like a cozy. Thanks for the great review.