What happened in chapters 12 - chapter 17?:
Regina and Brandon progress a little bit in their physical relationship after their day of bonding and can’t get over how much they enjoy making out with each other. He opens up to her a bit about his past, about Sofie, but doesn’t tell her much.
She invites him over for a sleepover the next day, and when he gets there, she receives a mysterious package from someone named Chris in New York. He’s curious about it, but she won’t tell him what it is and who it’s from - it’s a book from her therapist, so sort of a happy therapy anniversary present.
After a heated discussion about whether or not men and women can be friends, Brandon tells her that they have to be all or nothing. They can’t be just friends. He explains that he never makes attachments like this, but it’s different with her.
Although it’s moving a little fast, Regina ends up moving in with him temporarily. His apartment is one story and she still can’t get around, so it makes the most sense. One day while she’s snooping through his belonging she stumbles across some riding crops and paddles in his closet. She doesn’t say anything to him, but she’s curious.
They have a fight when Regina’s therapist calls her - Brandon assumes Chris is a guy, and wants to know who she’s talking to. Regina shuts him down - they’ve only been together for a week and she’s not ready to share everything with him yet.
She opens up to him more after she gets into a fight with her friend Janecia at dinner. She shares her past with him, about her fear of motorcycles, the reason she takes anxiety medicine and the death of her husband and her miscarriage, and the fact that she bought a gun.
- Then he smiled again, and God, she could used to that smile.
- “Are you asking me to be your girl, Sergeant Billings?”
- “What’s past is prologue.”
- Do you think men and women can be friends?
About BREAKING BRANDONHe ruled out attachments years ago. Then one day he crosses paths with a beautiful but pampered daddy's little princess. History has taught him one thing about women like her—steer clear. She was starting over. She moved back to her home town, took a new job assignment, and left her past behind. For the first time in over eighteen months, she's even intrigued by a man—a sexy but cold and indifferent drill sergeant. Despite feeling drawn to him, she has no time to figure out his inexplicable aversion to her. Then Fate steps in one night, forcing them together. There's a connection neither can refute, and they both consider giving into the undeniable attraction. Fate however can also be cruel. Just when they surrender to their heart's desires, past demons resurface in the most unexpected way, threatening the happiness neither realized they so desperately needed. New Adult Contemporary - *Mature Content* Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.
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One thing about these books, the author relies on coincidence and everyone knows everyone (or is somehow related to them) in these stories. That aside, she makes it work and the stories end up being quite entertaining. Such is the case with Breaking Brandon. I loved Brandon's character. He was so stoic and by-the-book and he renewed my love for men in uniform. I loved every scene he was in and really wanted to see him get his happy ending. Regina, though, she annoyed me sometimes and I thought some of her reactions were a bit over-the-top (destroying her apartment, for instance), but somehow they were good when they got together. All in all, this was a good addition to the Fate series and I'm glad I read it.
About Elizabeth Reyes
Award winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (MORENO BROTHERS #1) in 2010 she has since published seven more in that series, FOREVER YOURS, SWEET SOFIE, WHEN YOU WERE MINE, ALWAYS BEEN MINE, ROMERO, MAKING YOU MINE, and TANGLED with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She's also published a second series, 5th Street which includes, NOAH, GIO, HECTOR, ABEL. FELIX. Her Moreno Brother's spinoff series FATE includes FATE, BREAKING BRANDON, SUSPICIOUS MINDS and AGAIN (Sydney's story). Her debut traditionally published title is DESERT HEAT and her latest release is her first ever three part romance serial DEFINING LOVE.When she's not writing (which is rare) she spends as much time as she can with her husband of almost twenty-one years, two young adult children, her Great Dane, Dexter and big fat lazy cat named Tyson.