Skip to main content

New Release+Review: When Dawn Breaks by Melissa Toppen

Life is hard. There’s no secret in that statement.
Life. Is. Hard.
Simple enough.

But my life hasn’t just been hard…

I’ve gotten used to it over the years—come to expect it really. So when fate hands me yet another big f*ck you, I’m not even a little bit surprised.

Why should I be? I mean, after everything I’ve been through, why not throw my best friend’s ex-boyfriend into the mix and see how royally I can screw this up too.

It doesn’t matter that he loved her first. 
It doesn’t matter that he’s wrong for me in every way possible. 
It doesn’t matter that being with him could ruin everything.

One touch and I already know it’s too late.

Beth's Review

When Dawn Breaks will have you yearning for more.  Beautifully written and the characters flowed.  I was captured at the beginning with Bree and Anthony. 

Bree never thought a happily ever after would be for her especially how she grew up.  With having a horrible mother with a revolving door of boyfriends and an abusive boyfriend, she was always waiting for the next shoe to drop.    With wanting a better life for her and her unborn child, she moves cross country to her grandparents.  Fast forward five years, she totally didn’t expect to see her best friend’s ex, Anthony.   

With needing a change of scenery and relocating to California, to say he was shocked to see Bree again was an understatement.  She was even more beautiful than the last time he saw her.  No one knew the reason why he broke up with her best friend.  Ant was drawn to Bree and had strong feelings for her.  It wasn’t fair to his girlfriend and did what was the right thing to do.   

With the friendship picking up where they left off,  the two were inseparable. Ant adored Bree’s son.  But his feelings for Bree were not friendly. He wanted her.  Bree was wary to take the next step and not hurt her best friend.   But her heart won.    They were explosive and couldn’t get enough of each other.  She felt whole and complete with Ant.  But good things didn’t last for Bree.  Could her heart take more heartbreak? 

I truly loved When Dawn Breaks.  Such a beautiful story that is uplifting.  Melissa Toppen outdid herself.  

4.5 Book Corner Stars
*ARC Review* 


Melissa Toppen is a Reader's Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Romance Author of New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic and Romantic Suspense. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.

Melissa was born and raised in a small town in Ohio and now resides in Cincinnati with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

In addition to spending time with family and friends, Melissa loves going to concerts and is obsessed with the T.V. shows Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time and Outlander.

Connect with Melissa Toppen

Hosted by:


Popular posts from this blog

Sales and Freebies!!!

Here's a list of book sales that are currently ongoing.  Just a heads up that I'm using affiliate links. Basically what that means is, if you purchase a book through my link, I get some pocket change. Any money made will be used for giveaways on my Facebook page, Shelly's Book Corner . This is at NO extra cost to you! Happy One Clicking!!

All books posted are Shelly's Book Corner recommended authors! 

Prices may vary from date of posting.Please double check before buying.

Audio Release: Ends Here by M.Robinson

NARRATORS: Marnye Young, Conner Goff PRODUCED BY: Silverton Agency COVER DESIGN: The Final Wrap COVER MODEL: Marshall Perrin SYNOPSIS: Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. And all that fucking shit. I had killed. I had sacrificed. The innocent and the corrupt. I knew blood and I knew violence. Never imagining I could know love too. Mia Ryder was a woman to love. To cherish. To fucking claim. Now, forever, and every day in between. If there was anyone I’d go to Hell and back for, it was her. Even if it meant, going to war with…

New Release+Review: The Outskirts by T.M.Frazier

The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier Release Date: September 12th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sawyer wants a life of her own. Finn wants to forget he ever had one.
After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapes into the swamp to be alone. That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up, all SCORCHING HOT innocence, claiming she owns the land less than fifty feet from his front door.
Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse? She makes him WANT things. Things Finn hasn’t wanted in a very very long time.