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Breaking Skin by [Doxer, Debra]
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Dancing is like magic. It makes me disappear.

When I dance I’m not a sister or a daughter, not a lover or a friend. I exist in the moment, onstage, where I turn pain into art and pretend the illusion is real. My past is an abomination and my future is unwritten, but my present is pure, fluid, and focused. I’m content, or at least I think I am, until the night I meet a man who makes me want more.

He’s broken, just like me, but in different ways. He’s older and nothing like the men I’m used to. Compared to him, they’re all boys, immature and insipid, while he’s a force of nature, confident and virile. Virile is a word I’ve never used before, and I only use it now because he embodies it so completely.

At first, he fights the attraction between us almost as hard as I do. But when words like destiny and soulmate whisper through my thoughts, how can I ignore them? He can have any girl he wants, but he looks at me as if I’m the girl he’s waited for his whole life. How can I tell him I’m not that girl?

I wish I were enough for him, wish I were whole. But beneath my facade, I’ve been falling to pieces for a long time, and I don’t know if I’m strong enough to resist the downward momentum.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1361 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FR3FIGU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #336,659 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Joric TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 5 June 2017
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Normally a story about a ballerina and an ex-ice hockey player would probably be considered as a teens book, but this has moderate sexual activity and some very adult issues including sports brain injury and the effects of incest pushing it into the adult fiction/romance category. The main characters are strong but with issues. It is fairly slow paced, drawing back one star, but worth it.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 34 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars An original love story 23 June 2016
By MichellemyBelle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have a friend that will text me 9 out of 10 times to and say, "remind me when I see you later to tell you about what happened this morning!" Sure enough when I finally hear this anticipated story, it always is a little too drawn out and insignificant to warrant a preemptive 'heads up' text. The look on my face after my friend finally gets through the story is more of a 'I guess I had to be' there type of fake smile.

This is how I felt through about 56% of the book. I read it, enjoying how well written it is. However there was a measure of tedium in the characters voices as we follow their story through many many monologues. I felt as if I was forced to be in these characters heads far too long instead of experiencing the enjoyment of engaging dialogues. When there was interaction and dialogue, the story opened up for me. I didn't have the dreaded monotonous 'guess I had to be there' type of deja vu.

There was a character introduced to the plot in an attempt to add to the suspense that came across as weird and awkward. Unnecessary maybe? It distracted me a little, because it came and went away so randomly.

At about 56%, I couldn't put the book down. The cadence changed considerably. The characters came alive and gave the book what it needed. It indeed was a beautiful original love story.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking Skin will Break your Heart...but in a good way! 8 June 2017
By AvidReaderK - Published on Amazon.com
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Debra Doxer's "Breaking Skin" was truly a delicious, romantic story....beautifully written with prose that drew you in and made you sigh.....What a delight to read a deeply romantic and evocative story that conveys a deep intimacy without the 'over the top' descriptions that really lend nothing to a powerful story about two people deeply in love...additional evidence of the author's skill at evoking a sensual relationship without needing to resort to the crassness that so many other authors do to attract attention. This author is now one of my very favorite writer's and I shall be reading more of her excellent work! Thank you!
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh wow!! 23 June 2017
By NiWooten - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It's taken me almost a week to express my feeling s on this extraordinary story. I started this as an audio book but soon went to both reading and listening to it every chance I got. Finishing it in less than 2 days. I couldn't get enough of the story. It flowed beautifully and left me always wanting more more more. The narrator's voice had me under a spell and I just couldn't take my mind off this beautifully crafted story. Major props to the author on such a heartfelt and loving story. I'm ready to five into more books by you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 5 June 2017
By Joni - Published on Amazon.com
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The characters were so good they just seemed to flow through the book. We all have ups and downs but to pick yourself up and find joy in everyday is the secret and this book had them all. A beautiful story and Will read more by this author.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So good 30 June 2016
By Brande Leeper - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Very very good story line...romance, suspense, mystery all tied together. However, when the characters changed in the book at first you didn't know who was talking..I just putting the character that's speaking at the beginning of the chapter when there is a change.

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