Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Breaking Fences by Juliana Haygert

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Breaking Fences, #2 of The Breaking series, by Juliana Haygert!

New Adult Contemporary Romance
The Breaking Series
Publish Date:
June 13, 2014
Cover Design by:
Okay Creations

For mature readers 17+

Summary from Goodreads:
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.**



The Breaking Series:

Check out my review on Breaking the Reins, HERE!



**About the Author**
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.

Juliana Haygert is co-founder and contributor of NA Alley
She is also a member of Savvy Authors and Ladies Who Critique

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains no spoilers

Hmmm....Breaking Fences!?!? I loved it! A story of overcoming the many prejudices and stereotypes that many people still deal with today. Although this can be read as a standalone novel, I would suggest reading the Breaking the Reins (#1 of The Breaking Series) first. Because I read the first book, I already had a sense of knowing the history of the characters, especially Bia. I got a better understanding of the personalities of these characters that were introduced to me in the first book. Many of the characters in the first book are in this second book in the series. Juliana Haygert did it again! She wrote an amazing story of love, courage, and heartache. I would also say that, in a way, this is a coming of age story for Bia...a journey/obstacle for her to find our what she really wants to do with her life and finding the strength to overcome the "fences" that entered her life.

Just like in Breaking the Reins, Juliana incorporated and intertwined this "coming of age" story with the real life issue of bullying that today's youth deals with every day. In this story, Bia goes off to college hoping to make a future for herself and find herself in a new country apart from her family's famous polo career. But Bia soon finds out that it's not all that she thought it would be. It's worse! People can be cruel, and Juliana wrote these well developed characters with strong individual personalities...be it good and bad, that there was no mistaking what kind of people they are that added to the telling of this story.

I was so taken with this story...some because I could relate. Being the new person is not easy. There will always be people who will either like you or hate you. And, that's what Bia had to deal with in this as she started this new life in college, miles away from home and family. However, Bia does find away to cope and deal with the "fences" that has invaded her life. Riding! Although it's not the same as being home, she found a place to enjoy what she enjoys most...horseback riding. However, in comes Garrett and changes all that. Everything doesn't seem to be what she thought. But, Bia eventually realizes a lot of things...what she wants and who she really is, and takes the steps to go after it.

This story is told in Bia's point of view, which made her story even more gripping and personal. I was completely appalled at how stereotypes can really hurt, and how people can be so cruel. Juliana Haygert, again, wrote a story dealing with such cruelties, to people and animals alike, with such intensity and empathy. I felt my heart being ripped apart as I read through the pain and cruelty that Bia and Midnight had to endure. My eyes teared up throughout the book! Damn it! I just wanted to punch these people in the nose...hahaha! That's how intense this book was...just like the Breaking the Reins!

Breaking Fences is a story about one girl's coming of age, in her own way, in a new country, and defying and overcoming all the "fences" that was laid before her. A story of courage, strength, love, and growing up. Definitely, a book that made me cry for Bia and the horses, and cheer for her when she finally stood up for herself.

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  1. Thanks for participating on my blog tour :)

    1. It was absolutely my pleasure! I love both books in the Breaking Series! Definitely looking forward to the next book! :)