Book Review: Breaking Roman by Alexis James
Title: Breaking Roman
Author: Alexis James
Publisher: Alexis James LLC
Publication Date: June 27th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: I received a copy of this book for free in return for an honest review.
My thoughts on the book:
While I must say that I am not a fan of the title, even more so after reading this book – because there was no “Breaking” but a discovering of Roman – I truly enjoyed Breaking Roman more than I thought I would. With a premise like this one, it could have gone either way, thankfully Alexis James delivered a charming and warm quick read, that showcased two characters that were easy to connect and fall in love with.
Both main characters come with plenty of scars and baggage, which made them three-dimensional, even if the main female character ticked me off, just a little every once in a while, but Roman was a wonderfully developed character, who was easy to fall in love with.
I am glad that Breaking Roman is a stand-alone novel with an HEA because this was my first introduction to the series, and to Alexis James’ work. While I can imagine why this series would be better if read in sequence, I did not feel like I missed out on not having read the other books yet. I did write yet because I have added the first two books to my TBR list. I am hooked.
4 out of 5 Stars
They call me Romeo.
I love romancing women, and I’m good at it.
Roman, the youngest of the three Moran brothers, is the only one who has ever believed in true love. Unlike his arrogant older brothers Cruz and Marco, Roman believes fully in finding that special someone to spend his life with. He’s spent years romancing women, always hopeful that ‘the one’ will suddenly appear.
Everything changes when Sabrina arrives, taking a job within his company, and forever ruining him for any other woman. The cool, beautiful blonde takes his breath away, but getting to know her is fast becoming his biggest challenge. She barely acknowledges his existence, remaining distant to everyone. So he covets in silence, waiting for the day when she’ll see him as something more than another player. Waiting for the day when she’ll see him as more than the Romeo he pretends to be.
Sabrina Morris spends her days running the HR Department of The Moran Group, and her nights corralling her teenage daughter. She doesn’t have time for relationships or love. She’s never known anything but being the best mother she can be, relying on no one but herself. She definitely does not have the tolerance for a certain Moran brother who is far too charming for his own good.
Sabrina has heard the stories about his “Romeo” ways, but the Roman she’s suddenly enamored with is not at all what she expects him to be. His gentle nature catches her off-guard and the kindness he shows to her and her daughter makes her realize there’s much more to the handsome Moran brother than just sweeping women off their feet. She doesn’t want to be attracted to him, and she is certainly surprised when he is equally drawn to her. But can she see past his Romeo façade and allow the warm, loving man into her life?