Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Break the Sky by Nina Lane @NinaLaneAuthor


4.5 stars
Arc received from author in exchange for an honest review


Nina Lane is a gifted writer whose talents magically place me within her story. She wields absolute power over my emotions by forcing me to experience the joy, passion and heartache of all of her characters. Lays a path I know will not be easy, but will always be beautiful. “Break the Sky” is no different. Archer and Kelsey’s romance is one laced in desire, pain and self-discovery. How I do enjoy savoring a tale of fractured souls, weathering life’s storms, striving to find their inner strength and love. Once again, Lane’s novel does not disappoint.


   
Archer West is a down right sexy and rebellious tattooed bad boy.  Kelsey March is an atmospheric scientist/professor whose tornado-tracking project is on the brink of being shut down. On a chance meeting, erotic sparks fly and their attraction is so powerful, so carnal, it’s consuming. Their lives are worlds apart, but together their sexual chemistry is raw, tumultuous and cataclysmic. 

I fell in love with Archer almost instantaneously. I have a special place in my heart for deliciously handsome and wild bikers. I could not resist his charms; Archer wormed his way into my heart with all his dirty pillow talk and larger than life character. However, what sets him apart from the stereotypical “bad boy” is his gentleness. He is not one of those Alphas whose asshole-ish ways piss me off only swoon when he finds redemption. He possesses a definite edge with tenderness so sweet it overwhelmed me. The way he is so in tune with Kelsey’s fears and understands her needs was heartwarming. And when is comes to sex, Archer is a take-charge type of man. Total Alpha - dominating and an incredibly demanding lover – off the charts hotness.  


Archer is a complex character. I loved seeing the world through his eyes.  His life experiences, events from his childhood, family dynamic and unpleasant past, made him the man Kelsey is drawn too.  His background and secrets buried in his childhood memories pulled on my heartstrings. I was overcome with the urge to reach out and comfort him. His rough persona barely skims the surface – beauty lies underneath all his ruggedness and the way he loves and evolves was admirable. He is a magnificent Alpha hero. This is one of the many reasons I love Lane’s tales – her attention to details and tapping into emotions lures you into the lives of her characters. It’s brilliant.




Kelsey is sassy, stubborn and a bit dramatic. Can’t blame her, her professional career is careening out of control and she is attracted to a man she believes is totally wrong for her. (Fighting her desire to Archer is an understatement). Kelsey is a tough nut to crack – a perfect challenge for the likes of Archer. Now, I appreciate the angst and chase… the push and pull a couple works through. But, I felt at times Kelsey was a tad too insensitive towards Archer. Found myself frustrated with her character a few times throughout the story. Never the less, I respected her strength. She was a perfect complement for a multifaceted man like Archer.

I like the use of symbolism Lane weaves into her tales.  Their love affair mimics the tornado – stormy, intense and turbulent. The writer’s use of metaphors gives great insight into her characters’ psyche and leads you to understand what lies within the depths of their souls.  


I truly enjoyed “Break the Sky”. Written in dual point of view gave me more insight into the characters, making them more intriguing, and easier to make connections with. Lane has an exquisite writing style, providing detailed scenes in which I felt all the passion, heat, sorrow, love and joy both Archer and Kelsey experienced. Her stories stir a powerful range of emotions. If you are looking for a read that will capture your heart and touch your soul, I highly recommend “Break the Sky”.

  


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