Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Break Line by Sarah E. Green Book (Rant) Review

Emery Lawson was on the path to follow her dad’s footsteps. Going pro in surfing had always been the plan. The dream.

Until it wasn’t.

Now, at nineteen, everyone thinks Emery is done surfing and, aside from two of her best friends, no one knows the truth. Emery hasn’t stopped surfing. What was once her dream is now her little secret.

But if she wants to go pro, that secret is going to have to come out.

Twenty-two-year-old Sebastian “Bash” Cleaton has worked hard to get to where he is. For eight years he’s never had a day off, never taken a vacation. He is the best in his sport for a reason. But the passion that once drove him to chase the waves is missing. And Bash—Bash is tired.

When he escapes for a recharge in a small beach town, he never expects to crash into a girl who introduces him to a new life. 

Secrets, hardships, and relationships come out of this debut tale of starting over and never letting go of your dreams.

I'm going to get straight to the point on this one.

This book is bad. It's really bad.

It had the potential to be something but it got lost long before it started.

Actually, if the author had the thought to write this book this way, before she hit finished--then this book was doomed from the very beginning.

Let me give you a little background.

So, the story is about a girl whose name I'll have to google to remember--because I wanted to wipe it clear from my mind.

Emery last name, something,is a surfer who was in a terrible accident *see unbelievable jaws-like attack*

Emery is nineteen years old, she lives at home--and she's an a**hole.

She's hiding this lame secret from everyone except for her best friend--her brother, and maybe one other person. I can't recall.

So, yeah she's a surfer. Her dad's a pro-surfer, and surfing is what she does. Well, she now does this in secret. Why? Because, of course, her parents hearts will break that after being in accident she has the audacity to be back in the water.

Let's not even talk about the fact that every time she did get back into the water--she talked about her fear of it. Rational fear. But redundant nonetheless.

I mean she talked about this fear, every. single. time.

And she surfed everyday. So we had to hear about her love hate relationship with water, quite way too much often.

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Oh yeah, so, while hiding this earth shattering *insert eye-roll* secret--she clashes into Sebastian Cleaton.

22-year old surfer phenomenon, so cute right?


When the two of them meet, we really see Emery for the a**hole that she really is. Her first insult towards him is that she calls him a pug. OOH burn. *rolls eyes* And this first-time insult and joke runs throughout the course of the book. Because, it was so funny the first time. Oh joy, oh treat.

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Okay, so, she meets Sebastian--she kind of flirts with him in this assholery, faux-sassy not humorous, supposed to be humorous way--that has him falling all over himself for reasons I will never understand.

Let me not forget to mention this, Sebastian as I said is a pro-surfer--but he stumbles into Emery's town, because he's kind of running away. He's done dealing with the stress of his careless *see zombie dad, and hateful stepmom* parents. He doesn't love surfing anymore--and he just needs some time away.

He's running away.

He has one friend in town, Dez. He met Dez at some point in his life. He calls him up out of the blue--and Dez, says, sure come on and stay with me while you figure this stuff out. He does for a short period of time before moving out to his own place.

In this place he kind of acts like a vampire--hiding from the light and being all broody for reasons unknown. Because the author has this scene where Dez comes over to see Sebastian--as he hadn't seen him in days. So, he gets there the house is dark--and he attempts to drag Sebastian out of his funk--and force him to take his pills.

Yes, I said pills but what are they for?

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It's never explained or spoken about again.

Hence one of the main reasons I couldn't stand this book. The inconsistencies.

There were so many inconsistencies. No amount of words could piece the story back together again. Because it was a broken mess.

The characters would say one thing--but their actions would be the complete opposite.

For instance, the best friend, who is normally absent in personality for most of the book--she has this emotional climax at some point in the book. She has this major heartbreak thing happen to her.

Instead of comforting her, bestie, and rude-a** Emery comes over demanding answers. And the best friend is all the way on fleek. Hair, clothes, makeup. But we're supposed to believe she's incredibly hurt beneath it all. But there's no indication of hurt of any kind. Not a bag under her eye--a chipped nail, nada.

Sarah, leave us alone with this foolishness.

This may not be convincing enough--but trust me there are so many inconsistencies in this book, it's literally sickening.

How did she have beta readers? You can't even jump over the holes in this book they're so large.

Guys, this review is even exasperating. Because there's so much to tell but I'm not going to write a novel here.

Okay, let's see.

Inconsistencies, Silly Secrets, Assholery, Holes..OH YEAH!

The romance, because everyone wants to know about that.

They have this so-called romance that was about as cheesy as it can get--in a uncomfortable kind of way.

So like I said Sebastian is confused--and lost--and Emery is rude.

So that's pretty much how most of their relationship goes. They literally bump into each other. Have a yawn-off. YES A FRIGGIN YAWN-OFF (Every single time she yawns, so does he, in cringe-worthy detail)--and fall in love and into cringe and shudder worthy sex. That is so awkward I had to read it in bits and pieces.

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Look, *heavy sigh* this book is a mess--and it has a gang--A GANG, of five star reviews--that have me questioning life.

I don't get it. I never will--and quite frankly maybe I don't want to.

The clencher for me aside from almost everything else, is when the best friend comes over--again everything on fleek--and she's supposedly devestated. Emery gets a text from Sebastian he bought a dog (a cliche for his life). In the middle of her best friend's deepest, hurting, most troubling break-up--she runs off to see the new dog her boyfriend got. Because, she loves dogs so much that when she sees them she weeps.


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I am so done with this book, these characters--just all of it.

My suggestion, throw the whole book away--and I mean that honestly.
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There's potential, but this--this ain't it.

*If this at all sounded mean, not my intention. My intention is to be blatantly honest, and that is all.*


  1. So sorry this wasn't for you. I have a feeling those same things would bother me so much as well. I do think I'll pass on this book and I hope the next book you read is good and makes up for this one.

  2. You do make it sound like this was a bit of a train wreck. So sorry you didn't enjoy it and had a really hard time getting through it. It sucks to get reads like that but they all aren't always for everyone right? Hope your next read is a much better one!

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus BooksOctober 13, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    THIS. This is why I love your reviews. You never shy away from telling it like it is. I mean, it’s not like I get giddy over a bad review but I want to hear the facts from someone I can trust.

    Tbh, I know Sarah personally. We connected online and have met in person a couple times at book events. And for that very reason I didn’t want to read the book. I had no reason to expect it was bad, but I didn’t want to take the chance. I didn’t want to be in the position of having to try and be diplomatic or evade or if I didn’t like it. And I probably wouldn’t have reviewed at all in that case, which would have spoke volumes and caused hurt feelings. I was curious, but decided to skip it although there. Looks like I made the right choice. Makes me wonder about all those 5 star reviews, though... *ahem*

    1. See, you get it!

      I would probably feel the same way if I were in the same position.

      It puts you in a funny place.

      And FYI the reviews are lies!

  4. Sounds like this one had a lot of issues. Sorry you weren't a fan!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  5. Reading your review makes me mad allllll over again lol. Like why us Jaz why us lol?? But I'm glad we decided to read and review this one. Otherwise, people would've really thought this was a 5 star read. I think she does have potential, hopefully next time she'll get some different, more professional beta readers and will take her time to develop the story as well as her characters. We all gotta start somewhere, but damn this was rough lol