Breaking Skin

  • by Debra Doxer
  • Narrated by Sarah Puckett
  • 11 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dancing is like magic. It makes me disappear. When I dance I'm not a sister or a daughter, not a lover or a friend. I exist in the moment, onstage, where I turn pain into art and pretend the illusion is real. My past is an abomination and my future is unwritten, but my present is pure, fluid, and focused. I'm content, or at least I think I am, until the night I meet a man who makes me want more.
He's broken, just like me, but in different ways. He's older and nothing like the men I'm used to. Compared to him, they're all boys, immature and insipid, while he's a force of nature, confident, and virile. Virile is a word I've never used before, and I only use it now because he embodies it so completely.
At first, he fights the attraction between us almost as hard as I do. But when words like destiny and soulmate whisper through my thoughts, how can I ignore them? He can have any girl he wants, but he looks at me as if I'm the girl he's waited for his whole life. How can I tell him I'm not that girl? I wish I were enough for him, wish I were whole. But beneath my facade, I've been falling to pieces for a long time, and I don't know if I'm strong enough to resist the downward momentum.

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Breaking Free

Nikki‘s a ballerina, but her love of dance is turning to hate due to a nagging knee injury, an injury that Nikki tries to keep under wraps from her ballet company. In need of a distraction, a girls night out at a local bar is in order. Nikki goes against her usual cautious nature and picks up a handsome stranger, Cole, a former hockey player forced by injury to retire. Months later a trip to her hometown finds her one-night stand is now her sister’s neighbor… Awkward!

I was pleasantly surprised by this story. It’s well written. Part romance and part mystery. Author Debra Doxer takes her time building this beautiful story, filled with familial angst, childhood abuse, and betrayal by those closest to you. It‘s the tale of a good man who tries to helps Nikki face her demons and find answers.

Sarah Puckett narrates this fully voiced production. I loved her voice and she did this book justice. I did get confused at times trying to figure out who was talking in the narrative portions. I lost track of whether it was Nikki or Cole’s point of view, there wasn’t enough variation in the characters tone to easily tell the difference. I had to rewind some parts to figure it out. The strong story easily overcame the temporary frustration and I enjoyed this 11-hour audiobook immensely.

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Love HEA's

I really liked the way this story went. It had a HEA, which I love!! ❤️❤️
The narrator really made the story come to life!!! I highly recommend this book!!!
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- Lorri

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-22-2017
  • Publisher: Debra Doxer