Book Review: Breakout – Aven Ellis


About the book

While Texas is known for loving football, Lexi Stewart has always been drawn to the ice. Hockey is her passion, and she wants nothing more than to pursue a career in video editing for the home network of the Dallas Demons hockey team.

Lexi has an editing job for a corporate account, but it’s not fulfilling. Nor is her dating life, despite having the so-called help of The One Online Dating Service. Lexi knows there has to be more for her—on both fronts. She’s ready to take the next step, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen anytime soon.

Until a flying puck changes everything.

As Lexi shoots a Dallas Demons practice to hone her editing skills, a stray puck soars in her direction, and her whole life is turned upside down by the gorgeous man who pushes her out of harm’s way.

Niko Xenakis is the new Dallas Demons TV producer, and he’s looking to make his mark in his new role and hopefully work his way back to his hometown of Baltimore. But once he meets Lexi, he might just change his mind on what he wants for his future . . .

But the road to love is never easy, complicated by the fact that they both carry emotional baggage from the past in their hearts. Can these two breakout of the past to find love in the present?

My thoughts on the book

Breakout is another fantastic addition to Aven Ellis’ Dallas Demons Series and it might just be my favourite yet. What I love most about this author and her books is the high recognition factor. I know exactly what I am in for when I pick up one of Aven’s novels – a brilliantly crafted storyline, lovable characters and plenty of romantic heartfelt moments.  

Lexi Stewart is your normal down-to-earth, next-door neighbour kind of girl (ok, her parents are super rich and her best friend, Kenley,  is dating a Dallas Demons hockey star, but she is lovely and grounded, nonetheless) with big dreams and career aspirations. Throw Niko Xenakis, a fiery Greek TV producer into the mix and you get an explosive coupling.  

The relationship between these two was definitely the highlight in this book for me. Both have strong family bonds and values, but not everything has been plain sailing along the way. I also really loved that so many re-occurring characters from the previous books made an appearance in Breakout. You just have to love CiCi… (Kenley’s mother).

Whenever I start one of Aven’s books, I finish it very quickly. It is incredibly easy to get completely absorbed into the storyline, forget the world around you and delve into the gorgeous plots.   




  1. November 10, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Great review, this sounds fab!

    • Heidi
      November 10, 2015 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks Kate. It’s the perfect book to forget about a hectic day :-).

  2. April 2, 2016 / 10:09 am

    Fab review Heidi. I can tell you enjoyed Breakout. Haven’t ‘spoken’ to Aven for an age.


    • Heidi
      April 2, 2016 / 11:17 am

      I really love Aven’s books. They always have such a feel-good factor. I am on her Beta-Team, so we speak quite regularly :-). She is such a talented lady!! xx

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