Author: Megan Lowe
Title: Breaking Away
Series: Rocking Racers, Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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To the outside world, Mav Ryan is living the dream. With a high profile and successful FMX career, it’s something Mav knows a million guys would kill to have. But not him. He yearns for something different, something more.
Aubrey James has had enough of bad boys to last a lifetime. When her brother, Josh, brings home the heavily tattooed definition of a bad boy, Mav, she wants nothing to do with him. It's not until a shadow from Aubrey’s past threatens her future, that to her surprise, Mav steps in.
But can he fight her demons as well as his own? Or will Mav realise that sometimes breaking away can lead to finding your home?
I knew there was something about these Ryan boys when Reed first started talking to me. I had intended Breaking the Cycle to be a standalone, the only book in a series, although it can’t really be called a series then can it? Then, I had an idea for No Place to Hide and that’s when Rocking Racers really took off. All of a sudden I had five other Ryans talking at me, clamouring for me to tell their story.
Mav, the subject of Breaking Away, was the loudest, the most persistent. I wrote his book the fastest of any book I’ve written. Okay, so that’s only four, but just go with me here! Mav just kept talking and talking. For the one I dubbed the “mysterious” Ryan, I thought that was impressive. Mav surprised me at every turn, but what was most surprising was how he totally and utterly captured my heart. I hope he has similarly captured yours.
I never gave much thought to who Mav was in BTC. He had such a small part there was no need. But in No Place, that’s where he really came out of his shell. I had no idea about any of it! I didn’t plan it that way, I had no thought of things turning out like they did, it was all what Mav wanted. I know I sound a little crazy, but that’s how it happened.
So what is it about Mav that stole my heart?
The fact that he feels like he has to shoulder all this responsibility for his family, his sense of loyalty to them, the wy he’d do almost anything to avoid disappointing them. In that way, I guess he’s a lot like me. But with Mav, he wants to take the whole world on his shoulders and he tries to do that. He’s a gentle soul in the midst of a very testosterone dominated family. I think he thinks that makes him weak, but I beg to differ. What Mav did (and I’m not going into that here, if you want to find out, you’ll have to read his story!) takes a tremendous amount of courage and I think that, more than anything shows how incredibly strong he is.
I love writing strong characters but who also have their flaws, their doubts. Mav is no exception but because his doubts are so heavy on his mind I think it makes him so much more human, more lovable.
Mav’s not perfect, in fact, there might be times when you want to smack him over the head, but none of us are.
I absolutely loved writing Mav’s story, and there is more to come for him and Aubrey, as well as the rest of the Ryans.
I hope you enjoy Breaking Away and if you do, please consider leaving a review!