Sunday, May 4, 2014

Breathe Into Me by Sarah Fawkes

Breathe Into Me by Sarah Fawkes
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Drama
Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Format: ebook                     Pages: 288
Sources: Netgalley


How did my life get so broken?  It’s a question Lacey St. James asks herself every day. Stuck raising her little brother in a trailer park while she works a dead end job at a grocery store, she has a stalker exboyfriend, a bad reputation, and no way out.

And then she meets Everett, whose presence changes her entire existence.

Everett is an outsider to her small community, in town for the summer housesitting one of the grand mansions off the Mississippi coast. When he saves her in a bar one night, she’s grateful but wary of his intentions. Lacey doesn’t trust most men in her life, but for reasons Lacey can't understand, Everett is completely captivated by her. He’s determined to show her that life can offer more than she’d ever hoped for, if only she believes in herself. As she works with him to free herself, Lacey desperately yearns to trust him, to move on and perhaps start fresh.

But what happens when she finds out that everything he’s told her about himself was a lie?

My Thoughts:
The Cover: This on had a really pretty cover, that took my breath away. It seemed to symbolize real love, not a relationship based on fun between the sheets. At least that’s what it made me think. I wanted to read this one the second I saw the cover.

The Plot:  Wow, what an amazing plot. It was full of ups and downs; I laughed and cried while reading this book. It took me a little bit to actually get into it, but once I did, I was hooked. It only took me 2 days to read. I just had to know what happened next. Breathe Into Me takes you deep into the story of a young girl who made some mistakes, was taken advantage of and treated horribly, but was desperately trying to pick herself up and make herself into a better person.

Characters:  At first, I hated Lacey. I thought she was just a whiney, teenager. But then I learned her story, and I hurt for her and wanted Everett to be that knight in shining armor come to save her. Everyone knows a Macon, a guy who just wants to tear a girl down, and destroy her, possess and control her. I loved Cherise’s answer to Macon; gotta love a lady who knows how to take care of herself and is not afraid to stand up for others when they are down.
All the characters were exceptionally well-written. They were all “real”, with their own in-depth issues and character flaws. Our protagonist was easy to fall in love with and our villains were easy to hate.

Is it Worth Reading?:  Definitely, I very much enjoyed this one. Although it could have gone further, it was great as a stand alone, as all the answers are there, even though it’s not perfect. But let’s face it, life’s not perfect. That’s why we read. J
So I definitely recommend this to readers of new adult, romance, and drama and give it 4/5 crossbows.


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