Breaking Her In is the second in the Court of Paravel series and follows right after the conclusion of Devrim’s Court. This is the story of Aubrey, a young woman who just never quite feels like she fits in and is the estranged daughter of Mr. Levanter who is equally loved and feared by all. She meets Cassian, owner and operator of the stables where she is keeping her horse, and his rough and crude ways have her heart reaching out to him.
I always love how quickly I can read Brianna’s books, but at the same time I wanted Aubrey and Cassian’s story to go on for so much longer. There were so many things left unexplored – like Cassian’s family and the secretive woman that lives with him and knows things about the family’s past that she has not shared.
The connection between Cassian and Aubrey was delightful. He was an angry, unwanted stable boy that was trying to survive in a world where he wasn’t wanted. Having worked for and been bred from a dangerous family that was taken down as part of the revolution, it made sense that he carried so much anger. Then we have Aubrey who is as sweet as can be, a little unhappy with her best friend marrying her father, but mostly frsutrated with the lack of direction she has in life.
Both of these characters bring out the best in one another and their shared love for horses and hard work just solidifies their connection. Another thing I love about Hale’s writing is she does a masterful job of bringing you from one book to another and laying all the groundwork for the next piece in one swift move.
This is a great romance read if you enjoy something quick and you don’t mind a bossy and angry guy that might say harsh things to his lady.
Series: Court of Paravel, Book 2Author: Brianna HaleGenre: Steamy Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: August 27, 2020“What a wonderful romance and a very welcome addition to this tempting series.” - Goodreads Review“Breaking Her In is a romance full of hotness and characters that remain true to their beliefs. This book would appeal to those looking for some steamy stable action.” - Goodreads Review“Oh, the sheer naughtiness! This is a treat to blush over. The rough stablemaster ravishes the sweet lady, oh my.” - Goodreads ReviewThere are two things I know for certain: horses are better than people, and women are more trouble than they’re worth.The revolution in Paravel was a celebration, for most. There’s just a different set of assholes at the top, kicking down the ones below them. And that’s where I am, at the bottom of the pile, and luscious and brazen Lady Aubrey is at the very top.She parades around my stables like she owns the place, wiggling that fine ass in her tight-fitting jodhpurs. It’s not the first time a society girl has thrown herself at me to make Daddy angry, but this is the first one I’ve wanted to catch and toss down in the hay.Aubrey is a filly who refuses to be tamed. I’m determined to break her in and make her mine—before my family’s past rears its ugly, traitorous head, and she’s snatched from me forever.There’s nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she’s not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London.