Breakaway

Breakaway A Scoring Chances Novel Drafted to play for the Jacksonville Sea Storm an NHL affiliate twenty year old Lane Courtnall s future looks bright apart from the awkwardness he feels as a gay man playing

  • Title: Breakaway
  • Author: Avon Gale
  • ISBN: 9781634764858
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Scoring Chances Novel Drafted to play for the Jacksonville Sea Storm, an NHL affiliate, twenty year old Lane Courtnall s future looks bright, apart from the awkwardness he feels as a gay man playing on a minor league hockey team He s put his foot in his mouth a few times and alienated his teammates Then, during a rivalry game, Lane throws off his gloves against Jared A Scoring Chances Novel Drafted to play for the Jacksonville Sea Storm, an NHL affiliate, twenty year old Lane Courtnall s future looks bright, apart from the awkwardness he feels as a gay man playing on a minor league hockey team He s put his foot in his mouth a few times and alienated his teammates Then, during a rivalry game, Lane throws off his gloves against Jared Shore, enforcer for the Savannah Renegades It s a strange way to begin a relationship.Jared s been playing minor league hockey for most of his career He s bisexual and doesn t care if anyone knows But he s determined to avoid another love affair after the last one left him devastated Out of nowhere a one nighter with rookie Lane Courtnall gives him second thoughts Lane reminds Jared why he loves the game and why love might be worth the risk In turn, Jared hopes to show Lane how to be comfortable with himself on and off the ice But they re at different points in their careers, and both men will have to decide what they value most.

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    1. November 27: Happy release day to Avon Gale! Loved this one!Hockey player gay romance! Oh, one of my absolute favorite genres, without a doubt. Avon Gale follows-up her fabulous, intense Let the Wrong Light In with this easy, breezy, sweet romance.Lane Courtnall starts his hockey career with the Jacksonville Sea Storm, naive and excited, with a serious case of foot-in-mouth syndrome. He doesn't seem to have a filter which gets him in trouble with many of his teammates. In an effort to show his d [...]

    2. I always say that sports romances aren't really my thing, but I think I have to be changing my tune. Another hockey romance, another BIG success for me! This audiobook was fab!Sometimes it takes me a little while to warm up to a book, especially an audiobook. That was certainly the case with Breakaway. At first I was really confused about the character of Lane. Is he supposed to be autistic or on the spectrum? Is he supposed to be simple-minded? Just socially awkward? What's his deal?? But final [...]

    3. Okay, after reading this first story in the series, I'm officially a fan nowORE!Lane's unfiltered blurting was utterly endearing, especially when he repeatedly said the exact wrong thing at the exact wrong time. And it was epic.Also, Jared, the gruff enforcer from Lane's rival team? Yeah, he never stood a chance against the adorkable tsunami of awkward that was Lane Courtnall.Other than the fact that it seemed that Jared gave into his aversion for relationships, breaking out those 3 little words [...]

    4. review removed fr/GR An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

    5. 4.5 stars, rounded up for being such a pleasant surprise.This book was just FUN. It features a young, talented Canadian hockey player who personifies honesty, a good heart and no filters. And an older, talented American hockey player with a fading career and a bruised heart. Together, they are silly and warm and sexy and confused and comforting and frustrating. There are several good secondary characters, family issues that are not OTT, some minor hockey action that seems relatively low-key and [...]

    6. This book did not work out for me. I was so excited going in- I love sports romance and age difference tropes so it seemed like it would be a win-win, but sadly it missed the mark.I'll start with the negatives first:*Lane's personality. I wasn't sure if his lack of social skills and verbal diarrhea were meant to be funny- I'm assuming it was- but the humor fell flat. If it wasn't meant to be funny- it just made the flow of the dialogue awkward. His social awkwardness seemed forced- the writing w [...]

    7. 3 stars! So I have mix feeling about this one I didn't love it or hate it for that matter you can say I liked enough. Lane and Jared are hockey players and play on opposite teams during a game they have a confrontation that soon turns into a sexual attraction. The biggest problem for me with this book was that it drag, too many details of everything one thought turned into another and another. Then there was Lane, at first I thought he was cute, his personality so innocent, curious and funny wit [...]

    8. I’m kind of sad that this did not live up to my expectations because I loved Gale’s Let the Wrong Light In. I think I kept finding the same things I loved in the latter, that I ended up majorly disappointed when I wasn’t able to find those in this book.I think the biggest deal for me was the narration. It was just lengthy and felt all over the place. There were chapters when I was utterly confused because at one point, it talked about this moment and the next thing I knew, it was already n [...]

    9. ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Eh*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ Cute, but boring. NHL affiliate for the Jacksonville Sea Storm Lane ‘Courts’ Edward Courtnall (20, turns 21) and enforcer for the Savannah Renegades Jared ‘J’ Shore (31, turns 32) were a nice couple, but still, I struggled a bit to see them as a couple. I didn't feel their connection all that much. Also, though Lane was cute in his cluelessness, it sometimes because a bit too much and I started wondering if he was a bit dumb Overall, it was a nice [...]

    10. No rating!I didn't make it very far in this one, but I could tell pretty quick that the writing wasn't going to work for me. There was just something about ito wordy, trying too hard, something. It's almost like the sentences were more complicated then they needed to be. I don't want to have to re-read sentences multiple times to get what is trying to be said. It took me out of the story and kept me from connecting with the characters. I kind of thought I would pause it and try to come back to i [...]

    11. When I started reading Breakaway, I knew next to nothing about hockey. And now? Heh, I still don't. But I didn't let that little thing keep me from enjoying this fun, low-angst story.Lane Courtnall is a 20 year old rookie, with the Jacksonville Sea Storm, with a lot of potential on the ice and not a lot of social skills off it. He's not the sharpest tool in the shed, and he's blurty as all hell, and by that I mean he has absolutely no filter, but he's got a good heart, once you figure out he rea [...]

    12. A short review because it's a migraine morning, but goddamn, I love Lane. And Zoe. Ohhhh, Zoe. Damn but I was hoping for a three-way scene. Oh well. In my mindSuper cute, super fun, sweet, sexy as hell, all the feels. So much character. And goddamn but this woman has chops. Watch this one. She's going places.

    13. Boy, did this series get better with each sequel. This one was a hot mess, but still a bit better than the second book, in my opinion. Anyway, maybe I made a mistake of reading the third and fourth book first and then the first two because Avon Gale absolutely blew my mind with the third and fourth one. The first two are really a hot mess. I really liked Lane though. He's the character that I connected with the most. But seriously, Avon Gale's writing is what I love about her the most - she has [...]

    14. 5 StarsBefore I decided to read this I skimmed the reviews, the first one stated it was "Awkward", and that she just couldn't connect to the socially awkward Lane. So I thought, maybe this wasn't for me, and decided to move on to something else. Well this book kept popping up on my status feed, and I gave it another looksie. I've got to say the original reviewer wasn't wrong, Lane is awkward as fuck, but unlike her he cracked me up! I do realize that for a 42 year old I have the sense of humor o [...]

    15. Review originally posted at Sinfully.4.5 starsLane is 20 years old and just starting what looks to be a promising career in professional hockey with minor league team the Sea Storm. He’s just moved from Canada to Jacksonville, Florida. Too bad he has alienated most of his team before the first game starts with his inability to filter his thoughts before speaking. At 31, Jared Shore knows his time playing hockey is nearing an end. Cast as the villain enforcer for the Renegades, Jared’s used t [...]

    16. Leave it to Avon Gale to turn me into a devout hockey lover. This was an utter joy to read. I loved every word in this book. My cheeks hurt from grinning so much. I read this with glee.If ever there was someone of deserving a spot in my pocket it's Lane. I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud. And Jared is no slouch himself. I loved the characters. I loved the words. I loved the hockey. I loved the setting. I loved this book.Now if you'll excuse me, I have some Riley to do read about [...]

    17. 3.5 starsThis is a personal thought, I wonder if Gale is a fan fiction author in her other life. I mean, this kind of easiness in story telling, in which some topics (like bisexuality) seem to be written just like it is without heavy on the internal struggle or personal conflicts as well as the fluid sexuality are commonly found in my personal experience reading fan fictions in a couple of fandoms. In any case, I found Gale's writing pretty charming and 'different'. So yeah, I really liked this [...]

    18. 4.5 StarsThis is going to be short and sweet. I loved Lane Courtnall in all his socially awkward glory. I loved Jared Shore's calmer, more grounding personality and how wonderful he was all around. I loved that even though I don't follow hockey, I could follow the hockey here.I just flat out loved this and can't wait for book #2 featuring Riley.

    19. It's appears popular but it's awful! I'm really not seeing what everyone else is here.Not having attempted anything by this author before I'm not sure if it's her writing style or an indication of the character's hyper way of thinking. But it seriously doesn't work for me.Positives (Because I try to include them) - minor league hockey rather than headline grabbers was a change. I have no clue about hockey but found that aspect accessible. Open bisexuality without drama or angsting. The ebook is [...]

    20. 3 StarsRight, my first order of business, now that I'm finished reading this, is to finally make myself a hockey shelf! Because why the hell not!? Sure, I know little about ice hockey, except for what I've gained from the handful of hockey themed books I've read in the past year, and of course, that which I learned growing up obsessed with the Mighty Ducks trilogy, but it's clear that it's a sport that I could totally become immersed in if given the opportunity. So, a new GR shelf and more hocke [...]

    21. 4.5 StarsI love this series. So I was a little worried about how the audio would go. Lane is an original one in a million and Jared is the marshmallow core surrounded by steel whoever narrated I was hoping would really bring the characters to life.Scott R. Smith certainly entertains while keeping true to the quirks and idiosyncrasies of each character. I thought he perfectly captured Jared's voice, the way I pictured Lane's speech pattern in my head, and did a great job overall with all of the d [...]

    22. This. Was. Awesome! I loved it! I didn't expect it to be so fluffy and sweet. (but not that syrupy sweet where you find yourself questioning the characters' sanity, what with all the tears and the sniffling.)Lane was freaking adorable. He was naive and had absolutely no filter, but it worked for him. Well, most of the time, sometimes it got him in trouble. Jared was great too, I loved his patience with Lane, and I loved that there was no real relationship angst. No misunderstandings (ok, one tin [...]

    23. 4.5 * and Hockey just got a new fanOkay, that's not exactly true. It's more like rekindling an old flame, so to speak. Years ago I loved to watch hockey, if only the World Championships and the Olympics (because that's the only games that were televised at the time here in Germany), where I rooted for Team Canada. Sorry, but the Canadians were hotter than the German players -cough- and both teams were not really playing in the same league, if you know what I mean. My favorite players were Eric L [...]

    24. I love hockey themed books, but for some reason I had a hard time getting into this one. Lane is 20 year old hockey player who has just started playing with a new team. Jared is a 31 year old hocky player, almost reaching the end of his career. They play for rival teams.I actually did like Lane's awkwardness, he was pretty funnyjust saying what was in his head all the time. He isn't good at the whole "feelings" thing and his social skills are quite lacking. Which has caused some problems with [...]

    25. I will be the first to admit that because this was based in the world of hockey, it already got extra points. Why you may ask?? I honestly have no clue.This was probably the least angsty, sports-related-coming-out-testing-relationship-waters I've read to date. Barely any drama, no hate in sight - just pretty much ready acceptance on everyone's part - which makes me hesitate to say this, but it kinda made it a bit boring at times.Here you've got newbie Lane, up against seasoned Jordan - and that [...]

    26. M/M hockey romance following a year in the lives of awkward, naive rookie Lane Courtnall and veteran player Jared Shore. Equal weight is given to Lane and Jared's romance, their personal growth and friendships, and of course hockey. Love of the sport permeates every page. It's not an angsty story. Both guys have issues but they're self-aware and happy and solve their problems without too much drama. Lane is a different sort of person. Very literal and innocent. His American team mates joke that [...]

    27. 4.5 starsBreakaway kept me smiling almost all the way through. For some reason, uncomplicated and low angst is all I want to read these days! And if you're looking for an uncomplicated and low angst romance, Breakaway will completely fit the bill.The other piece of magic here? Lane. He was such a fun character. Great hockey player but with no filter and completely socially awkward. As Jared describes him, "… a cocky brat with amazing abs, a blow job mouth, and a terrifying inability to think t [...]

    28. DNF, no rating, lo dejo en el 40 %. Realmente no he odiado la historia, ni tampoco a los personajes, lo abandono porque no me interesan, tengo muchos libros que quiero leer y este no ha captado mi interés. Deduzco que Lane está dentro del espectro del autismo y de ahí su proceso de pensamiento, es un personaje honesto, directo y querible, y también lo es Jared. Pero, la forma de narrar parece una sucesión de cosas: pasó esto, y luego esto, y luego esto, y luego esto, la exposición me pare [...]

    29. I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC of this book, and I loved it so much I had to review. I don't post reviews often, and I'm not the most eloquent of reviewers, so I'm pretty much just going to paste what I said on Facebook after finishing Squeeeee. This book, y'all. It was like sweet balm for my hockey-loving soulNE. I ♥ this kid so much. So awkward and endearing. I want to keep him in my pocket!And Jared is lovely too, and Zoe, and Riley. (And speaking of Riley, OMG, I want his book ASAP [...]

    30. 4.5Lane Courtnall is a total hockey robot, so weird and so damn amusing. Jared Stone is a older player on an opposing team and he has the moves both on and off the ice. Wonderful little gloves off meet cute as well. ;)This was a win for me. Snappy dialogue, hot scenes and some fun hockey action. I'm definitely up for more books about these teams.

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