I am so very pleased today to be part of BREAKING FENCES blog tour.
by Juliana Haygert
Publication date: June 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.
College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.
However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.
** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order.**
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.
I really really enjoyed the first novel in THE BREAKING SERIES – I thought it was compelling and I felt very invested in the characters.
I am happy to report that I felt the same way about BREAKING FENCES. Actually, what I found most interesting is how some experiences Bia had were similar to mine when I first started college in the US, even though I am happy to report that I never had anything as dramatic. While, at certain times, I felt like “wow, could that really happen?”, I still felt for Bia.
This book also has a big focus on horses, and I find that refreshing. Plus, I love seeing the interaction Bia had with them. The family aspect is also very well developed…plus there’s a hot romance.
What’s more to ask?