Release Date: May 16, 2011
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
Age: Young Adult
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Music,
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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. But can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? Or will they have to learn how to without each other breathe again?First things first, HOW AM I JUST NOW GETTING INTRODUCED TO ABBI GLINES' WRITING? My goodness, I wish I'd had read this book the day it came out so that I could have reread it 10 times by now, yeah it's that
Sadie is a mature almost High School Senior used to being the adult in her family, since her mother has proved incapable of being responsible since Sadie was old enough to remember, and it's been up to her to take care of their small and growing family.
Sadie isn't looking for a relationship, but charming rock star Jax Stone may win her over yet. Breathe is an adorable and refreshing Romeo and Juliet-esque story about two people from completely different worlds who fall in love one summer knowing their romance will have to end come August, but can they say goodbye?
Jax is great and all but I will admit I was rooting for Marcus, another worker at the Stone mansion, and the first friend Sadie's really ever had. Marcus is much closer to Sadie's league, not to mention he is really cute and incredibly sweet ( I might have a small Marcus crush) and I think he and Sadie would be perfect for each other.
I loved Breathe, from the tears Abbi Glines had me crying to the shocking twist in plot that made me reread chapters to make sure I got it right. It's the kind of book I will be (already have) blabbing about to everyone, I'd say it's a must read for fans of contemporary romance and romance in general. It's a light, summery read (which also makes it perfect for the chilly days) that made me laugh out loud as much as I cried. No shortage of drama and the perfect amount of an amazing love story. I am now a huge Abbi Glines fan and cannot wait until Because of Low to come out (Marcus' story). In the meantime I will be sure to check out her other books!