Review: Breaking Cage by A.J. Pryor

January 04, 2017

Breaking Cage by AJ Pryor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Release: October 20, 2016
Length: 368 pages

There is speculation that he killed a girl...

Journalist Hannah Black has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: Get the exclusive story from the Chicago Bears’ new starting quarterback, Derek Cage. There’s only one problem—Derek refuses to talk to reporters. The son of a famed Illinois senator, this football star despises the media.

Hannah has never been one to follow orders, especially when she wants something. When her new assignment tries to give her the brush off, Hannah won't take no for an answer, going to extremes to get the attention of this superstar athlete.

Drawn to her quirky questions and die-hard persistence, Derek begins opening up to this rookie reporter, and he can’t stay away no matter how hard he tries.

As the two get closer, Hannah finds herself falling for the enigmatic quarterback. But nothing’s ever easy. As a decade old secret comes to light, Hannah has to decide how far she’ll go and how many lines she’s willing to cross to keep Derek safe.

Is uncovering the truth worth the risk of losing it all?

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My Review

This was a surprisingly fantastic book! I wasn't sure what to expect as I haven't read anything from this author before. But as introductions go, this was a hell of a hello. It read like contemporary mixed with romantic suspense. It was part sports romance and part whodunit and quite enjoyable.

There was an interesting plot. It centered around the mystery that was Derek Cage. He was an NFL starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears and the son of a presidential candidate. His family owned the city but their lives were built on secrets and lies. And Hannah Black was bound and determined to get Derek to talk. What these two didn't count on was falling in love.

The story kept moving so there were no dry moments. The character development was done well enough that I couldn't help but like both Derek and Hannah. The chemistry, although not explicit, was still incredibly hot. And that book cover??? Sexy AF. The only big issue I had was that the elements of suspense could have been a bit stronger. I didn't real feel the danger or the fear.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a little mystery with their romance!

An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review

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