#review #MMA #CharityRead – Breaking the Cycle, Hard Drive Series book 1 by Tricia Andersen

Breaking the Cycle (Hard Drive Series #1)

Max sacrifices everything to find an answer to Chloe’s illness. But is it enough to save their relationship – and save her?

Max is excited when Chloe, a girl that works for the same gym he does, agrees to go on a date with him. He is disturbed, though, when she becomes violently ill after he kisses her. Max can’t shake how he feels about her. He sacrifices his job and does everything he can to find an answer to her illness. But is it enough to save their relationship – and save her?

Chloe can’t believe Max Thomas, the hottest guy at Roadie’s Gym, wants to go out with her. When their date is a disaster, she thinks she’ll never see him again. She is stunned when he reappears in her life and tries to find the answer behind whatever has made her sick since she was a child. However, will he stick around or abandon her like her father did? Can she trust him enough to let him into her heart?

**Proceeds from Breaking the Cycle are going to the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association towards research for a cure.**


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I received this book from the author for an honest opinion/Review.

I love this author as I have stressed many times before.  When she gave me a copy to read, I jumped.

This book has a character with a medical condition I had never heard of or knew existed.  After reading what a person with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome deals with, my heart hurts for them.  Knowing how Chloe has too guard herself off from people because the stress of hurt, fear, anxiety, and or abandonment triggers an attack.  I can’t imagine how lonely they must feel other then what our main character goes through.  She has been through this monthly cycle since she was 5.  Along with the lonely feeling in the cycle, she has the deal with the guilt of her parent’s divorce and other stressors that affect her in her adult life.  Chloe has been through some stuff.

Max is a real gentleman.  We meet him in Hard Drive an you have no choice but to fall in love with him.  He is a romantic art heart.  When he meets Chloe, he is so excited when they go out but once they kiss it triggers her syndrome.

The entire book is Max helping Chloe get over her trauma and get healthy.  It’s an amazing story of support and caring while learning to help the one you love with you whole heart to be better.    Seeing Chloe get stronger and more confident was amazing.  Seeing Max built her trust and respect made him such a swoon worthy male.

I loved all the side characters especially Rico. He is such a player I can’t wait t see him fall hard in book 2.

Tricia Andersen lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband, Brian and her three children – her sons, Jake and Jon, and her daughter, Alex. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations. Along with writing, Tricia enjoys coaching and competing in track and field and traveling to cheer on her children in their various activities.

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