Tuesday, July 15, 2014

~Review: Breaking Free by Brandy L. Rivers~

They say that dreams can come true, but as a dreamwalker, Devlin had yet to experience anything but nightmares. Then again, the druid had been held by sadistic vampires and dark mages for twenty years, forced to do their bidding. Newly escaped, he stumbles upon a dreamrealm where he can’t resist a little werewolf.

Jamie just wants someone to call her own. She feels like she’s been waiting for an awfully long time, when a man who teases her memory begins to visit her while she’s dreaming. From the moment she feels his turmoil, she’s drawn in, wanting nothing more than to heal his broken soul.

Before Devlin can decide what to do, he has to make a trip to Edenton. His first goal is to make sure someone who can’t remember him is safe and happy. The little werewolf of his dreams happens to live there, and she’s even more irresistible in real life.

When you’ve been taught all your life to run, what will make you change? Can Jamie convince her mate to stay and fight? Will he risk everything to have what he needs? Or run to save them all?

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Two parents with exceptional gifts are forced to separate and each takes one of their children to insure that survive.  Staying together as a family would only pull the evil that pursued them to where they were hiding and allow them to be captured. The father, Declan would take their son Devlin and teach him how to use his gift as a Dreamwalker.  The mother, Moria would take their daughter Fallon and help her learn to use powers with the help of a family friend, Gabriel.  This is the only way even if it means never being together again as a family. 
After years of constantly moving all over world, Devlin and his father are captured by the dark mages that serve DeMarco and Malachi.  Devlin is a healer and not a fighter and is considered weak because of his nonviolent gifts.  He is tortured and those around him are also so that he will do the darks bidding.  His gifts are used in a twisted way by the ones holding him but they cannot destroy the goodness in his soul.  He finally finds a way to hide his presents and escapes.  After Devlin escapes he finds himself dreamwalking for the first time in twenty years and he meets Jamie in her dream.  Devlin promises Jamie that he will find a way to come to her if only for a few days. Jamie and Devlin feel a connection that says that they may be mates.  Devlin knows that he will be pursued and anyone around him will be in danger so he cannot stay long and take a chance of Jamie being used against him to make him do evil.  Devlin also wants to see his sister Fallon who because of a blood oath does not know that she has a brother.  They both live in the town of Edenton.
When the two meet it is impossible for them to deny that they belong together.  Jamie begs Devlin to tell him everything and to stay with her in Edenton where he will be safe.  She tells him that the others of Edenton have defeated the dark mages in the past and if they work together will be able to again.  Dare he believe that this is possible?  Will he be able to claim his mate and get to know his sister?  Is his father still alive?  Will they be able to track him to Edenton? How will the others of Edenton feel about him will they let him stay and be a part of their community?

Hero –Devlin: 4 stars
Heroine –Jamie Abrams: 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Love truly conquers all in this story of fated mates and magic! At times the story is heart wrenching but the in the end good does overcome evil and love is the key that unlocks the doors to redemption for our hero.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! I love the way Ms. Rivers writes and have read all the book that she has written.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the Series Others of Seattle, Storm Mistress.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***


  1. Thank you so much for being part of the tour and for such a great review

  2. <3 thank you for being part of my tour and the great review