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Review – Blinded by Maya Hughes

Review – Blinded by Maya HughesBlinded (Breaking Free, #1) by Maya Hughes
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 238
Source: Xpresso Book Tours

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


When Alex left Gabe, he knew she walked away with his heart, he didn't know she'd walked away with more than that - his baby.

Alex fell for Gabe Stevens before he opened his mouth. His striking green eyes and easy style had her tripping over her coffee pot the minute she laid eyes on him. But he was more than just a pretty face. Her good-looking customer just happened to be a rising movie star on the fast track to fame.

A whirlwind romance sweeps Alex off her feet, eventually taking them to LA where everything falls apart. When she thinks he wants nothing to do with her she leaves, finding herself on her own... and pregnant.

Once he discovers the truth he'll do everything it takes to win her back and make a life with her and their new daughter. But it's not always easy to get a second chance with love, and some wounds are hard to heal.

This standalone romance is the first in a series and guarantees an HEA.

Alex is working as a waitress in a sleepy tourist town that is ready to shut down for the season. Gabe is in town for filming a movie he is starring in as an up and coming actor. Alex and Gabe have a whirlwind romance. Gabe wants it all his acting career and Alex. His agent gives him the news that he can’t date Alex publicly but must pretend to date his co-star for publicity. When he breaks the news to Alex she runs little did she know she was running away with his child. Years after a successful career at acting Gabe finds that he is a father and its been kept by him from his agent. Gabe does everything he can to make up for lost time to his daughter and to Alex.

In ” an Oyster Shell – An enchanting storyline with great characters making this a classic story.

The Pearls – I liked this book from the opening. Alex is trying to make ends meet while going to college. Gabe is trying to get his acting career off the ground. Them meeting and falling love are dreamy. The real story happens when they are separated and come back together. It was a well-crafted story that gets a well-deserved raving review from me.

The character really makes this story. Alex captivated me from the beginning. She was a strong character but had a softness about her that was appealing. Gabe was vulnerable in the beginning and in turn, had me being very receptive to him. Alex’s college roommate was a great supporting character and has her own book next in the series. I am very tempted to read it.

The romance was sweet. It was a whirlwind at first and seemed liked insta-love. Some people don’t like that but I feel like it can have its place. The romance is put on hold for awhile and then they have to fight to get it back. I really liked this story and is my current favorite of the moment.

The Sand – It was a good book.

4.5 Pearls!

4.5 Stars

About Maya Hughes

Maya has always loved romance novels, one look at her Kindle will confirm that. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child. One of her best friends said she should go for it and she hasn’t looked back. Now her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her stories range from sweet and sexy to dark and dirty contemporary romances with even more on the way. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.

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