"I wasn't the woman I once was, sheltered from reality. Through it all, one thing remained the same—I wanted Abraham."
A life outside the gates of Lancaster was never a choice I would have made on my own. Groomed into obedience, I was blind to their manipulation, their neglect, and their abuse.
They are a cult.
Abraham saved me.
Then the ugliest truths came out, and I ran.
Regardless of how hard I push him away, there is no denying the security and comfort I found in his arms. No ignoring the pull he has on me or how his affection gives me strength.
The will to fight.
But I'll have to find myself before I can ever be truly his.
The real world broke my heart, but it wouldn’t break me down.
BREAK ME DOWN is the continuation of Abraham and Myra's story, and the second novel in the Breaking Trilogy.
Break Me Down by M. Mabie
Brittany's rating: 5 of 5 stars
Damn, Abe and Myra have to be one of my favorite romance novel couples. They are just perfect together and really balance each other out.
I'm happier that this book has less religion than the first one did, although there is still some. A bit less drama than the first, as well, but no less suspenseful. And by suspenseful, I mean rapidly-reading-until-they-get-back-together-again. Only then will I be happy.
And this does end on another cliffhanger, but nothing like the one at the end of last book.
I couldn't read fast enough. I couldn't put the book down, wanting to read it as quickly as I could, but also savor it at the same time. You know the feeling I'm talking about. Where you're really anxious to find out what happens, but you know that if you read quickly, you'll have to say goodbye to the characters sooner than you want to.
I love that Myra really comes into herself in this book. She is getting along like any normal girl her age would. I'm proud of her and know that she can accomplish some great things.
Now there's only one book left in this trilogy, and it can't come soon enough. Come on, December! I want some more Myra and Abe!
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4 Star Review by Ashley
Thank goodness M. Mabie picked up Break Me Down right where the first book in this trilogy ended because I was a mess. Much like Abraham worrying over Myra.
I think my favorite thing was seeing how much Myra grew. While there were a handful of moments where her behavior was childish, it was to be expected with the environment she grew up in. That being said, there was a lot thrown at her and some hard choices had to be made. She handled her situation, which was nothing less than messy, with grace and class.
This book was an achingly sweet slow burn. I loved how Abraham recognized the mistakes he made where Myra was concerned. How, even when his patience was beyond tested, he allowed things to go at her pace. It was what she needed and what he needed too. He needed her to want him. To need him. Love him.
Just as I was getting comfortable, and thinking things were going to be just fine, the other shoe dropped. I mean I knew it was coming. This is M. Mabie and only the second book of a trilogy but that little bomb is sure to cause a whole new set of problems for Myra and Abe. Gah! I need the finale!
About M. Mabie
M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes unconventional love stories and 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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