Title: Break It Up
Author: E.M. Tippetts
Release date: November 12, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kyra Armijo is making a few changes in her life. One of them being, she's no longer going to give it up to every guy who looks at her twice. And she's putting her hopes and dreams for her future first. When the aspiring photojournalist gets the opportunity of a lifetime to tag along with international boy band sensation, Triple Cross, she can't pass up the chance.
The only problem is that she's in love with one band member, dodging the unwanted attention of another, and desperate to keep her turbulent past under wraps. Triple Cross have "nice guy" appeal, approved of by parents the world over, but have just let go their longtime manager, who controlled their clean image and media exposure with an iron fist. When Zach Wechsler, the object of Kyra's affection, begins to show interest, she has to be careful.
Surely one girl can't destroy a band that's been together for ten years... only what if she can? Kyra knows she's one bad decision away from ruining everything she's worked for, and taking the hottest act of her generation down with her.
Kyra has made a lot of mistakes. She’s got a past she isn’t necessarily proud of. Things are different now though. She is trying so hard to be the person she really wants to be. You have to admire a person who can sink so low in life and fight their way back up and out of it. That sort of tenacity makes for a great character that you can relate to and root for. Kyra is that kind of character.
This story had a great flow to it. I enjoyed listening to Kyra’s inner turmoil whenever she was around Zach. Hot guy from a famous boy band- sweet and a bit lost. Just the kind of puppy you want to take home and love. Kyra really wants to be his friend and be worthy of his love and attentions- if he’d ever give them to her. But she knows that her past will catch up with her sometime and she dreads the day. It’s funny how the past has a way of doing that. Kyra rises to the occasion though. When her past is thrown in her face in front of the entire world, she uses what she has learned to help other people. I think that’s what mistakes are all about. Owning up to them, becoming better and overcoming them and then using the knowledge and experience to help other people do the same. It was a theme I could get behind as a reader.
I’ve read previous books by this author and really enjoyed them. It was nice to have a different character within the same family to get to know without having to leave the others completely behind.
Content: There is a lot of talk about a very sexually active past. There is sexual thoughts and references to sexual things. There is some teenage drinking and drugs.
About the Author
Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance as E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy as Emily Mah. She is a former attorney with degrees in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University and business law from UCLA, and currently lives in her lifelong home state of New Mexico with her family. For more information or to sign up for updates on future book releases, visit her website at www.emtippetts.com
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