Break The Line by Allison Mullinax
Fiery Seas Everlasting
February 13, 2018
Break The Line is a quick light read romance set in a small Alabama town.
Benson is a pro-fisherman, but when his boat hits a submerged log, while travelling too fast, he’s thrown overboard. He’s rescued by a very angry redhead. But, when he goes to thank her, her anger seems to be much deeper than could be caused by his one error.
Danni-Rose is a park naturalist who is used to the annual fishing competitions, but she doesn’t have to like the men who compete. She sees Benson Howell as just another arrogant fisherman who only cares about winning. But Benson keeps appearing in her life, and her family and friends are encouraging him to be her friend.
For six years Danni has put up imaginary walls and been consumed by guilt after a tragic boating accident. Pushing Benson away is her only choice, or is it? How much longer can she keep going like this?
This book is written in the first person with alternating chapters from Benson and Danni-Rose. There are a few places where I felt the detail rushed or jumped too quickly between action scenes. I think the book needed just a little more time spent fleshing out characters and making some of the scenes really pop with imagery and emotion.
Overall a decent debut novel, it just needed a little more, which, as the author grows, I’m sure she’ll be able to bring to her writing.
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As a pro-fisherman, Benson Howell’s days are spent on murky lake water, reeling in largemouth bass and winning first place trophies. At twenty-nine, life is easy and carefree. His only job is to stay in the top rankings during the fishing circuit, and keep the sponsors happy. That is, until he meets hot tempered, fiery haired Danni-Rose in small-town Alabama. He has never backed down from anything too big to reel in.
Danni-Rose has spent the past six years of her life burying her past. When Benson Howell literally plows his boat right into her life, armed with simmering anger, she fights the current pulling her closer to him. With a past she can’t let go of, and the sexy fisherman breaking down all her walls, Danni-Rose does everything she can to break the line connecting her to Benson.
Will Danni-Rose be able to let go of the past? Can Benson change her mind about him? Or will they both miss the catch of a lifetime?
ISBN: 978-1-946143-43-3 ~ eBook ~ $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-946143-44-0 ~ Paperback ~ $10.99
About the Author:
North Alabama native, Allison Mullinax, grew up in the small lake town of Guntersville, AL. She discovered the escapism and addiction of writing at an early age. Today she remains a lover of reading, all things outdoors, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.