Friday, February 3, 2012

Review: Breathe by Abbi Glines

Published By: Wild Child Publishing
Abbi Glines
Released: May 17th 2011
( Barnes & Noble / Goodreads )
Sadie White's summer job isn't going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother's increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother's job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families 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 hadn't spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.

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. Relationship's never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can't breathe without Sadie.

You know, the more I read about sexy rock gods in books the more I love them. I am genuinely surprised it took me so long to pick up this one up, and I really don’t know why I waited so long. If you know me, you know I am a huge Abbi Glines fan and how I managed to read her first book last remains a mystery to me. I oh so wish I would have read this first, not that is has anything to do with any of her other books, but it is just so darn great! It’s a great opener for all the epicness that is an Abbi Glines romance. So even if this is your first Glines book, or your last there is no doubt in my mind that you will enjoy every second of it.

This book was just so easy to fall into and not want to get out of. The writing was seamless and made me feel every ounce of joy, sorrow, and longing that each character felt. It was so easy to love and connect with every character that graced the pages and Abbi even made me love the parts I hated. You know, those parts that break your heart so much you just don’t want to go on anymore? [Yell at people, throw things, punch a pillow or two, maybe even use an intense glare or two at your man…] Yeah, those were GREAT. How she managed this, I will never know, but I am always grateful for it. It’s so nice to be able to start a book and then by the time your flipping the last page see that a few hours have passed only to wonder how it happened. Hooked is an understatement.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading and connecting with Sadie. I related so much to her problems at home that I just felt like we were related. It was nice to see her emotional development throughout the story and see, even though her mother was not the best and put her through hell, she came out of it a better person and never once gave up on her mom. No matter how much she didn’t deserve it. Oh, and then there was Jax. I have to applaud this young rock god, because he was just what my Sadie needed. Sweet, thoughtful and so swoon worthy I thought I was going to have to call an ambulance. Always knowing just what to say and being all vulnerable, god. *Melting* I loved every second I got to spend with him.

I do believe there was one more man that had my heart a thumpin’ in this book. Marcus. Oh Marcus, how I love you! Going into this book I knew he was going to get his own book [Because of Low] so I knew things were not going to work out for him. But god, that didn’t stop me from falling for him and being crushed when Sadie didn’t even give him a full out shot. Oh and Ms. Mary. It was so nice to see Sadie get a voice of comfort in this book since she wasn’t getting any from her mom. Abbi always manages to have such a strong supporting cast that I kind of forget they aren’t main characters.

Having to go through my emotional rollercoaster to make it to the end I would have not had it end any other way. Though I had a major freak out and bit my nails so low they hurt the ending was so worth it. That is one thing I love with Abbi’s work. Her standalone books always have the best endings. This is a great read no matter what age/location/emotional state you are in. If you love a good YA romance then look no further. Jax and Sadie have everything you need [and then some]. So sit back, relax, and go buy this book. [:

Five Breathless Stars
[I do love myself a rock star]
**** **** **** ****
You guys. I will ALWAYS love Abbi Glines. She never fails to impress me with her amazingness and if you haven't checked her out by now, I don't know what you are doing!! Go click on that goodreads link and get your Abbi Glines on people!! [:


  1. YES! This was my first Abbi Glines book and I am so thankful I said yes when she asked me to review it. I swear Icied so hard when I thought thongs wreny going to work out. Abbi's books stand up against any of the "big" contemporary YA authors out there. I can't wait to get started on Because of Low!
    Great review! I'm so glad you loved it!

  2. This was also my first Abbi Glines book. She really has a way with making you fall in love with her characters. I loved Marcus! Now he will have his own story in Because of Low, which is AMAZING! And of course there is The Vincent Boys. If you haven't read it, I KNOW you will love it! I honestly haven't read anything from Abbi I didn't like. She's fantabulous!

  3. I have read all her books before this one, which is kinda funny to me...for some odd reason. The Vincent Boys was the first book I read from Abbi and good god it got me hooked. They just keep getting better and better. [:


  4. i've not read any yet
    in due time
    tnx 4 reviewin
    you're awsome shawna