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Breaking The Cycle – Megan Lowe

The Ryans have always had exceptionally bad luck in love. Reed Ryan avoided it by never falling in love, but meeting Bria Adams threatens all the boundaries he’s put in place.

With a rival racing team at his door and his family’s ‘curse’ always in the background, Reed knows he must overcome his fears in order to protect the woman who’s found a place in his heart.

Will Bria succumb to the misfortune that seems to befall the women in love with the Ryan men? Or will she be the one to finally break the cycle? 

I would like to thank Itsy Bitsy Book Bits for sending me an earc of this book it is very much appreciated. What peaked my interest in this book was the description it sounded amazing so I was like ohhh let’s give it a shot. This will be a spoiler free review! I really really wanted to love this book but I found it had a few issues for me.

I felt the book progressed way too fast, I don’t know if the author intended to do this but for me, it was really unsettling and it was just way too fast, they meet and they are in love within 2 days. It felt very insta-lovey and didn’t have much substance to the actual relationship. For the majority of the book, it also felt too focused on how people looked rather than their personality and me personally I prefer to get to know each character by their personality rather than hearing about their looks and how hot or cute they are. I just I didn’t like it.

Also another problem I found for me was info dumping! At the start of the book Bria goes to a diner and she meets a little boy called Chris and then something happens and Chris holds onto her, and when the grandpa comes over to them he goes into a story about how Bria is lucky that Chris hooked onto her like that because he doesn’t really like females. The grandpa kind of gave Bria a family history and it was just a lot of information dumping that wasn’t needed. There could have been a more effective way of that being told and explained. For me, it didn’t work.

Also, the characters were meant to be university kind of age, it felt a lot younger. Reed and Bria just felt a lot younger than they actually were.

Although in retrospect it might be four little things, but for me, this is very important and it did affect what I rated the book in the end. I loved Bria and Reed’s relationship by the end of the book it was really hard for me to like it because of the insta love but it won over in the end. Bria’s relationship with Chris was super cute and I loved the scenes with them two together. The characters took a bit of time growing on me. I liked the plot if it had been slowed down this book would have gotten a much higher rating but because of the pacing, I wasn’t really that keen.

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