Tuesday, May 29, 2018

✱✱ Book Review ✱✱ Break Through by C F White

Break Through
The District Line #2
by C F White

Should falling in love really get in the way of your lifelong dreams? 

Sebastian Saunders is 3000 miles away from home. Working for his father’s expanded business in New York, he's left behind the music career he craved, the friends he relied upon and possibly the love of his life. In a city that never sleeps, how can the nights cure a broken heart? 

Jay Ruttman is in London, throwing himself harder into football and his quest to make it on the professional playing field. Locking himself back in the closet, how can he ever open the door, and his heart, again?

A chance encounter in New York where Jay and Seb rekindle their lost romance sets them both on a path to self-discovery and coming to terms with their past, their present and their future. 

This is the second part of the District Line serial, where half-time oranges are swapped for the Big Apple.


Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

This second in the District Line series continues Seb and Jay's story, which ended in quite the cliffy for book one. I loved this pair in Kick Off, particularly Seb and his snark, and they are so good together that I had some expectations for where I thought this book would go. Rather, I knew where I hoped it would go, so to say I was excited to read this one would be an understatement. Happily, I wasn't disappointed.
The fun-loving Seb is more serious this time and dare I say it, almost mopey, but given the circumstances, it's understandable and my heart broke for him as he goes through the motions of each day while secretly yearning for Jay. And Jay! Our sweet Jay has done some growing up, but he's still got that touch of innocence about him. At least until he needs to get tough - one of my favorite parts of the story. Both of these guys frustrated me at different times throughout the book, but I still couldn't help but love them and want to see them together. 
The big issues here are Jay's struggle with coming out and Seb's fear of standing on his own without his father's support. While Seb's father is still a big part of that problem, it's more abstract as Stephen steps up his game to keep Seb for himself. Break Through does end with more hope than its predecessor, but it's a bit open-ended and we'll have to wait and see what's next for this relationship. This pair does have great chemistry and they are nothing short of scorching hot together, so this reader will be anxiously awaiting the rest of their story.

❃❃Be sure to check out Kick Off: District Line #1❃❃


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