Today I'm delighted to be part of the cover reveal for Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert. As often is the case when I sign up for these things, the premise of the book caught my interest. Ready to take a look? Great! Scroll down...
(Summary provided by Xpresso Book Tours)
Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.
After a fire takes her grandma’s life and kills her horse, Hannah’s immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can’t turn away even though she’s not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.
Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.
But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.
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First off, I love the fact that we see her with the horse. There are two reasons for this. (1) C'mon, horses are just plain old awesome and it fits with the setting of the story. (2) So often in life animals can be (or at least seem?) more loyal and consistent then people, and considering how much this heroine seems to be going through, who (what) better for her to share the cover with? I also like the way that the word reins is done differently--the style suggests a hint of femininity--does the heroine want that or not? At the same time, the color suggests passion--of both negative and positive natures.
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While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.
So, what do you think of the cover for Breaking The Reins? Does it sound like a book you want to read? I'm really looking forward to it--it sounds great and seems like it should go well with my current interests.
As always, thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for having me along. :)