Autry’s Review – When Dawn Breaks by Melissa Toppen

When Dawn Break takes us down a darker side of human existence before giving us to healing power of acceptance and love! ~ Autry, Guilty Pleasures

Life is hard. There’s no secret in that statement.
Life. Is. Hard.
Simple enough.
But my life hasn’t just been hard…
I’ve gotten used to it over the years—come to expect it really. So when fate hands me yet another big f*ck you, I’m not even a little bit surprised.
Why should I be? I mean, after everything I’ve been through, why not throw my best friend’s ex-boyfriend into the mix and see how royally I can screw this up too.
It doesn’t matter that he loved her first.
It doesn’t matter that he’s wrong for me in every way possible.
It doesn’t matter that being with him could ruin everything.
One touch and I already know it’s too late.
When Dawn Breaks is a standalone Contemporary Romance.

Bree has always been surrounded by darkness; learning to hide things is second nature to her. After surviving a horrid childhood and seeing her life go astray, Bree moves states away to start over. Her life is now very focused on her son and schooling until Ant visits. One look at Ant and her life starts to get a bit rocky. Now she’s in the tough spot of choosing between her best friend and potential love of her life.

Ant has never felt feelings like he has for Bree, he wants to be with her, has for the last 5 years. In high school he saw how she’d hide things, because he hid them too. Always knowing he would become a better man than what he had at home, abusive and threatening. Ant knows overcoming their past will be the key to their future.

The plot pulls readers in within minutes, the holds it throughout the novel. The chemistry between these Ant and Bree is off the charts, explosive! They have been building on feelings for over 5 years, unable to act on those feelings until now. When Dawn Breaks is a roller coaster of emotions; anger towards the parents for not protecting their children, happiness from Tess and Sebastian reconnecting, hope for Ant and Bree, curiosity for Courtney, and joy from watching Jackson growing. I do wish there was more closure between Ant, Bree, and Courtney, there was a big build up, blow up and a quick resolution. Overall, I would recommend When Dawn Breaks to any readers who love to see love triumph over darkness.

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Melissa Toppen is a Reader’s Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Romance Author of New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic and Romantic Suspense. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.

Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.


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