M. Mabie ~ Break My Fall ~ Blog Tour / Teasers / Excerpt / ARC Review

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Break My Fall by M. Mabie
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Jay Aheer, Simply Defined Art
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Jamie Walker

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Synopsis: “The first time I returned to Lancaster was for my brother’s funeral.

The second time was for Myra.”

For twelve years, I lived alone in my cabin, building a life with my two bare hands. I was free from their rules, their policies, and their lies.

They are a cult.

My father is their leader.

To protect my brother’s widow, I’m making her my wife. It’s her only way out.

But drawn to the purity in her deep blue eyes and the innocence of her gentle voice, I wonder if I’m not the biggest monster of them all. I have to save her from them and myself. Because every second I spend with this timid woman, I fight the urge to claim her.

Own her.

Make her truly mine.

And I know it’s wrong.

I will break her fall—if I don’t break her first.

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Excerpt:

A cloud of smoke followed the silver-haired woman out the door of the main building onto the covered porch outside, and she shot the butt of her cigarette into the dirt in front of the semi.

“Your mother’s been trying to reach you.”

My phone had died two days earlier, and I’d forgotten to bring a charger. Mom was the only person I still spoke with from Lancaster, but it was rare for her to call me, and I only reached out a few times a year.

“Say what she wanted?” I asked and slid my hands into worn leather gloves.

“Honey, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but your brother passed away last night.”

Ted Grier hung back in the doorway, watching. Both of their faces wore sympathy.

“Pardon?”

“Your brother passed, Abe. You should call her back. Come on in and use the phone.”

I hadn’t spoken to my brother in years, but when I left home with no plans to return, I just assumed things would stay how I left them. They’d cling to their Bibles and bands and keep living in their own warped version of reality. They’d stay tucked under the strict thumb of the Legacies and God, or at least the way they interpreted him, and I’d live my life in the woods, free of their judgment and rules.

Alone and how I liked it.

They lived how they wanted, and I did the same.

I squinted in the mid-day sun, and the tension in my neck pinched even tighter.

“Jacob died?”

Ted limped to the stoop, tapped a Camel from his pack and lit it. “Son, you wanna come inside for a minute? Call your family?”

I did not. Calling them was the last thing I wanted.

It was almost noon, and I still had more than half day’s work to finish. The tobacco in the air was thick as I pulled it into my chest. “I’ll call when I get home.”

It was supposed to rain for the next four days in the hills, and there was work that needed to be done. Calling in the middle of the day wasn’t going to do anything but put me behind, and my brother would still be dead that evening.

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My ARC Review:

This was my first book by M. Mabie, and it was a fabulous read – there’s just something so different about a cult read that just draws me in, being so different from our world, I really find these intriguing and captivating – this was no different and was a fanastic read!

Abe left his cult family behind, his father being the big preacher of their cult in Lancaster, but he didn’t believe what he was being taught and set out to make a life on his own, never thinking he would ever have to go back. A phone call from his mother saying his brother has passed away changes this and he makes his way home to pay his respects to his brother, knowing, fearing and hating that he has to go back to Lancaster. He just wants to go and say bye to his brother, and get back out of there. Except he finds himself drawn to his brother’s widow, Myra.

Myra was born and raised in Lancaster and knows nothing of the outside world, taught to be submissive and serve the men folk, she has no idea what to expect now that her husband of less than a month is dead. Its not until Abe comes forward and steps in and defends her, giving her options and choices she never knew she had, that her thinking about the world starts to change.

Abe and Myra’s relationship is anything but a conventional one, but this works perfect for them, its not an insta attraction but a very slow burn and gradual build up as their relationship progresses. I loved the character changes in both Abe and Myra as the book moves forward, with Myra learning about the outside world and coming to terms with it, yet still trying to incorporate what she has learned in Lancaster into her new life. Abe is a really strong character, the feelings he develops for Myra testing the limit of his control as he doesn’t want to use her, he wants to set her free, little does he know how much Myra wants him in every way.

This book does end in a big cliff hanger, just as you are enjoying how well Abe and Myra are getting on, the book ends – I can’t wait to read the next 2 books in this trilogy to see what happens next – highly recommended reading!

 

 

 

Meet The Author:

M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes everything from steamy romantic comedies to angst-filled, pull your hair out drama. She enjoys it all. With her unconventional love stories, she tries to embody “real-life romance.”

She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.

M. Mabie usually doesn’t speak in third-person. She promises.

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