Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (58): Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

This week's teaser is from Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert. I don't read much new adult, but I'm glad I picked this one up. It's not so much about broken people trying to escape their pasts and trying to find love again, as it is a girl who is learning that her boyfriend isn't who she'd always believed him to be and is trying to find a way to remove herself from a dangerous situation. It can be frustrating to read about an abusive relationship, but I can't seem to stop reading this one. I want to find out what Hannah does in the end, and if she'll be able to save herself and the abused horse she's trying to rehabilitate.

Do I look like I'm joking? We are selling this place, you will quit college, you will accept my marriage proposal, and we'll be married by the end of the year.

{Breaking the Reins, Chapter 18}

Synopsis of Breaking the Reins:

Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

After a fire takes her grandma's life and kills her horse, Hannah's immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can't turn away even though she's not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.

For more about Breaking the Reins check out these sites!


  1. My response will be" No I will not, but you may still marry me when I'm done college if you'd like." Mine for this week is Shooting Scars by Karina Halle

  2. I'm totally obsessed with horses right now, I love that the main character in this works on rehabilitating horses! It is hard to read books about abusive relationships though, not sure I'm up for it right now but maybe someday. Glad your enjoying it =)


We love to read them. :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...