Should falling in love really get in the way of your lifelong dreams?
Sebastian Saunders is 3000 miles away from home. Working for his father’s expanded business in New York, he’s left behind the music career he craved, the friends he relied upon and possibly the love of his life. In a city that never sleeps, how can the nights cure a broken heart?
Jay Ruttman is in London, throwing himself harder into football and his quest to make it on the professional playing field. Locking himself back in the closet, how can he ever open the door, and his heart, again?
A chance encounter in New York where Jay and Seb rekindle their lost romance sets them both on a path to self-discovery and coming to terms with their past, their present and their future.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives, not by chapter. Usually pretty clearly defined.
This is the second book in the trilogy and you definitely need to read/listen to Kick Off first. I was totally sucked in by CF White’s writing again and, of course, my need to know if Jay and Seb could find their way back together. This is definitely a middle book and ends in a HFN cliffhanger of sorts. You could stop here… but why would you?
White writes an especially compassionate, funny, and poignant “coming out” scene with Jay’s family.
I can’t wait for the final book, Come Back, which should be on audio next month.
Piers Ryman is a good narrator. I had a little difficulty with his American accents, especially the women – but those take up so little of the story it wouldn’t keep me from listening to him again. He does Jay & Seb so well that it’s totally worth it. His voice for Stephen is spot-on smarmy.
About the author:
Brought up in a relatively small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do and fail–leave.
Studying at a West London university, she realised there was a whole city out there waiting to be discovered, so, much like Dick Whittington before her, she never made it back home and still endlessly search for the streets paved with gold, slowly coming to the realisation they’re mostly paved with chewing gum. And the odd bit of graffiti. And those little circles of yellow spray paint where the council point out the pot holes to someone who is supposedly meant to fix them instead of staring at them vacantly whilst holding a polystyrene cup of watered-down coffee.
Eventually she moved West to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating a life, a home and a family.
After her second son was born with a rare disability, C F White’s life changed and it brought pen back to and paper after having written stories as a child but never had the confidence to show them to the world. Now, having embarked on this writing journey, C F White can’t stop. So strap in, it’s going to be a bumpy ride
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My Favorite Quotes
Baby, the world better watch out. ’Cause we are both gonna rock it off its axis. Just you wait. – Break Through by @CFWhiteUK #Audiobook narrated by Piers Ryman #MM #SportsRomance #RockStar #OppositesAttractTweet
That kiss spoke loud and clear, without the words blocking the way. – Break Through by @CFWhiteUK #Audiobook narrated by Piers Ryman #MM #SportsRomance #RockStar #OppositesAttractTweet