Monday, May 19, 2014

Review: Breathe

Title - Breathe
Author - Abbi Glines 
Series - Sea Breeze #1 
Genre - YA Contemporary romance 
Published - June 4th 2013
Publisher - Simon Pulse
Format - Kindle 
(Several covers this was my favorite)

In the shore town of Sea Breeze, Sadie discovers that fame is nothing in the face of passion. A steamy read from bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Sadie White’s summer job is at the beach, but she won’t be working as a lifeguard. Since her mom is pregnant and refuses to work, Sadie will be taking over as a domestic servant for a wealthy family on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie were normal—if she hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house—maybe she’d be excited about working for a rock star. But she’s not.

Even though Sadie isn’t impressed by Jax’s fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax, but he fights his attraction: Relationships never work in his world, and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. Yet as the summer stretches on, Jax’s passion leaves him breathless—and Sadie feels like the only source of oxygen.

Can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? One breath at a time, they’re going to find out…


Sadie had hoped for a summer job working at the beach but instead she’s working in her mother’s place as a maid in a mansion. She spends her days working in the kitchen and in the garden but she quickly learns that the owner of the house is none other than teen rock star Jax Stone.  Unlike most girls her age she’s not impressed by the fact that he’s a rock start she’s not even a fan of his music. Jax is surprised that she’s not a crazy fan trying to break into his room to spray perfume on his pillow. Jax is enchanted by how different she is from the typical girls he meets and can’t help be attracted to Sadie.  

Sadie’s life isn’t easy her mom is pregnant and if she doesn’t work they won’t be able to eat or have power which is more than a 17 year old girl should deal with. She also hasn’t made any friends since moving to Alabama but Marcus is quick to change that he’s a few years old also working at the mansion. What Sadie didn’t expect to happen was to fall for Jax or for him to fall for her. Even though she knows he is leaving at the end of summer and they only have a little bit up time she jumps into dating him. Neither expected to fall in love, nor did they expect it to last past the summer. Things won’t be the same and lives will be changed forever.

I fell in love with Sadie right from the start she’s had a hard life and I think that makes her a character that feels real which I loved. I'm
a sucker for broken people finding love even if they are a rock star and his maid that just makes it better. I wanted to love Jax but we are also introduced to Marcus who I instantly liked also so I was torn between the guys but I think she chooses the right one in the end. I also liked a few of the supporting characters like Ms. Mary and Mr. Greg who worked at the mansion and I felt treated Sadie than her mom.

I've wanted to read a book by Abbi Glines for ages but never seemed to fit one in until I found one on my reading challenge for the week. I was instantly sucked into Sadie’s story, she’s not your typical teenager but more of an old soul and I loved it. I liked the idea of the rock star falling for his maid but I’m not a fan or love triangles or insta love at first sight. That being said Sadie is unlike the girls that Jax is used to meeting so it’s no surprise he would instantly fall in love with her. The author has done a great job creating a story that captures the imagination and flows along smoothly from start to finish. I enjoyed the book it was a quick read for me, hard to put down I just had to know how it was all going to play out. It’s your traditional contemporary romance very “Maid in Manhattan” or “ Pretty woman” story rich guy poor broken girl. Maybe that’s why I enjoyed it because those are both two of my favorite must watch movies. I also like the fact the story is a clean romance which means teens as well as adults will fall in love with the book. I’m looking forward to exploring her other books. I already have the next book on my kindle ready to go and I cheated to make sure the next one was about the boy she didn't pick.....can't wait. 
4 out of 5 stars 

1 comment:

  1. I love Abbi Glines. I have never read this book, but I own it and want to read it. I read the second book in this series first, and it was about Marcus. I sort of wonder if I can like Sadie in this one after dealing with Marcus, but it all works out in the end, so I guess it will be okay. Great review!