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Breathe

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Author: Abbi Glines

Published: May 16th 2011 by Wild Child Publishing

Format: Kindle Edition , 164 pages

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Language: English


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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 surprise 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. Relationships 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.

30 review for Breathe

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anya

    This book is completely ridiculous. I don't mind some amount of cheesiness, a lot of YA books have some bits, but here I wasn't sure whether to cry or laugh out loud, every page was drooling with lovesick babbling. The characters, the setting, the way they talk, none of that felt REAL for a single second. It was light reading, there weren't any particularly boring passages but it lacked any truth in it. I know that when you read fantasy there is the supernatural element that doesn't make it real This book is completely ridiculous. I don't mind some amount of cheesiness, a lot of YA books have some bits, but here I wasn't sure whether to cry or laugh out loud, every page was drooling with lovesick babbling. The characters, the setting, the way they talk, none of that felt REAL for a single second. It was light reading, there weren't any particularly boring passages but it lacked any truth in it. I know that when you read fantasy there is the supernatural element that doesn't make it real as well, but underneath the surface is supposed to be "some deeper message or thought" usually slightly pushed away by the romantic plot and whatever. But in contemporary fiction where there is no fantasy background to distract you there should be more focus on the characters and you should take something out of the story. Literature is there to entertain, but also to educate or give you some sort of advice that you can take with you and even apply in a situation you might be in now or one day. Breathe was only telling you a fairytale of a Hollywood teenage film. Sweet Cinderella-ish girl is rewarded for her harsh life by meeting the prince charming, who is there to rescue her. I quite enjoyed The Vincent Boys, Glines's other book that she wrote after this one, but this one was disappointing.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cristina Monica

    Number of times I rolled my eyes: 20 Number of times I was taken by surprise: 1 Number of times I thought about DNFing: 1 This was the cheesiest book I’ve read this year. I may not have chosen the right story as first one read by this author of whom I only heard positive things. Don’t think I hated it, because I didn’t, but it definitely was a book I could have skipped. The love-triangle took me by surprise. I did not expect it and was sure that it was going to be very simple as in Sadie meets Jax ( Number of times I rolled my eyes: 20 Number of times I was taken by surprise: 1 Number of times I thought about DNFing: 1 This was the cheesiest book I’ve read this year. I may not have chosen the right story as first one read by this author of whom I only heard positive things. Don’t think I hated it, because I didn’t, but it definitely was a book I could have skipped. The love-triangle took me by surprise. I did not expect it and was sure that it was going to be very simple as in Sadie meets Jax (Rock Star) but, no, she meets someone else first. Marcus, though, is only a friend for her but he doesn’t have the same opinion on Sadie. It wasn’t bad because the fact that the main character wasn’t in love with both guys was a good thing and kept me from hating the love-triangle. Sadie…I was sure I was going to love her. You know; hard worker, nice, responsible, caring and mature but it’s like her love for Jax actually made her weak. I did not recognize, by the end of the story, the same girl I met in the first chapters. I know love can change a person…but I’m not sure if in this case it was for the best, unfortunately. Plus, hey, Rock Star + high school student, could that really work out? As much as they may love each other, I’m still sceptic. I enjoyed the fact that it was short for the cheesiness was too much for me to be able to read this kind of book if it had 300 pages or so. I also appreciated the fact-pacing and secondary characters, even though they weren’t present as much as I would have like, this story being centered on the romance and all. What I really thought was off was the fact that Sadie called her mother ‘‘Jessica.’’ I can understand that she doesn’t like her very much since her mother is not your average kind and actually makes Sadie work and leaves her pay the bills and help at home instead of doing it herself but I just…think it’s very rude to call her mother by her name, even if it’s not in front of her. The writing was okay, not what I expected by this author of whom I was told is an incredible contemporary romance writer but not bad either. I’m going to give her another chance by reading, some time soon, her Rosemary Beach series but I absolutely will have my expectations at a lower level this time. Not recommended but, if you don’t have anything else to read, sure. This can make a fast and cute—but very cheesy—summer read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Stacia (the 2010 club)

    The more I sit on this book and think about it, the more I've discovered that I really didn't like anything about Breathe and that rounding up to 2 stars was my way of being nice and not completely trashing the book. After time, I started to realize that there was nothing about these characters or story which appealed to me (other than Marcus). Maybe it's because I did actually end up enjoying the following book in this series Because of Low (which proves I'm not in any sort of anti-Glines camp) The more I sit on this book and think about it, the more I've discovered that I really didn't like anything about Breathe and that rounding up to 2 stars was my way of being nice and not completely trashing the book. After time, I started to realize that there was nothing about these characters or story which appealed to me (other than Marcus). Maybe it's because I did actually end up enjoying the following book in this series Because of Low (which proves I'm not in any sort of anti-Glines camp), I feel less guilty about coming back and down-rating this one after the fact. *Original Review* 1.5 stars. I wanted to try this author in another genre to see if my issues were somehow related to the paranormal theme of her Existence trilogy. I think Abbi Glines comes up with great concepts/ideas. She even has promise as a storyteller, if you're looking for light and simple stories. If she could figure out how to write a romance without adding in copious amounts of nickname usage and cringe-worthy terms, I would probably find myself more appreciative of what she's trying to do. Obviously, she's not doing everything wrong, considering this is the second book I've picked up by her. I'll probably still continue reading the Existence series, even with my laundry list of complaints. There is some part of me that is trying to connect here, yet I couldn't begin to tell you why. I just know that I see promise in this author and keep hoping to see the potential come to fruition. It's as if I'm standing on the outside of a very cool house and I'm fumbling with a huge ring of keys, hoping to find the right one to fit the door's lock. I saw Breathe mentioned in another review as a type of Cinderella story and to this, I will agree. The poor, hard-working girl meets her handsome prince, who rescues her from her dull existence. The story was a cute retelling in that aspect. I like rock star stories, so it was a no-brainer that I'd want to try out Breathe. If about 10% of the book had been cut (mainly the female's self-bashing and some of her interactions with Marcus, even though I liked Marcus as a character) and a few of the flowery sentiments reigned in, I might have liked Breathe...well, at least a little bit more. This is what knocked the rating down for me : "You're my...air." I frowned at him. "Your air?" He grinned. "Well, girlfriend seems to be too shallow for what I feel for you. These past two weeks it's been as if you control my breathing." The lips of the only boy I would ever love touched mine. (How old are you again? Get back to me in 10 years on this.) "How can taking away the reason my heart beats be good for me?" I don't think I need to clarify why most of those statements made me feel awkward. Mainly it had to do with the age of the characters, but I'd also note that there are ways to show intense love through action and interaction without having to resort to declarations of how someone is your sole reason for existence, which feels sappy and melodramatic. "I love you" gets the job done, btw. Or how about, "hey, life kind of sucks when you're not around. I've really missed you. Let's try working this out?" Next up : Self-Loathing For some reason, this bubbly girl liked me. Me, with no personality. (this was about the fifth mention of the protag's insecurity) One common complaint that you'll see from a lot of YA readers is the frustration over girls who are : 1. Plain or lacking personality, yet they seem to have boys fawning all over them. 2. Are not plain or lacking personality, yet they seem to constantly harp on the fact that they are, so it's up to the boy (or other characters) to boost their confidence - repeatedly. Either situation gets tiresome to read about. Yes, most teen girls have insecurities. I'm pretty sure we all know this by now. It doesn't mean we want to read about it over and over, especially when it's a subject brought up on more than one occasion in a book. Mention it once, then move on. I should probably throw in the towel, but I'm going to keep an eye on this author. Am I glutton for punishment? Not necessarily. If her books were that painful to read, I wouldn't keep reading them. The stories are cute, they just happen to have some issues in the execution.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Keertana

    I'll admit that I originally picked up this novel because of the cover. No, not the cover it currently has, but the new cover it is going to be receiving. Unfortunately, I find myself regretting my decision to pick up this book and find myself wishing that I was not so easily swayed by my sense of vision. I got a little past the half-way point of this novel before deciding that I simply could not read another sentence of this book. I don't mean to be rude, but this story practically has nothing I'll admit that I originally picked up this novel because of the cover. No, not the cover it currently has, but the new cover it is going to be receiving. Unfortunately, I find myself regretting my decision to pick up this book and find myself wishing that I was not so easily swayed by my sense of vision. I got a little past the half-way point of this novel before deciding that I simply could not read another sentence of this book. I don't mean to be rude, but this story practically has nothing working for it. The writing is grating, the plot is cliche and overused, the story fails to keep my interest, and the characters are far from "unique" and "different" as they are said to be. Seventeen-year-old Sadie has had to grow up far more quickly than any other teenager her age. Her father is a married man who vowed to have nothing to do with her after her birth and she has recently moved to Alabama with her mother. Her beautiful mother, however, has fallen in love with the wrong man again and has gotten herself pregnant. Now, Sadie finds herself taking her mother's job working for the famous teen rock-star Jax Stone. Although Sadie keeps her distance from Jax, their attraction cannot be denied. Jax, who is unable to stay away from the beautiful blonde, eventually succumbs to his desire. Yet, things are not always as easy as they should be and sometimes, you need to take the hard path to keep your love. My issues with this novel start from the very first chapter. I don't know if this is Glines first novel, but her writing grated on me far too much for comfort. First and foremost, she failed to employ the show-not-tell method. Instead she used the tell-not-show method which I loathe. I was constantly being barreled with people telling Sadie how different she was, how unique. Every now and then someone would tell Sadie how beautiful she was and she'd act completely surprised and tell them that she was just average and didn't have any personality to which they'd reply that she had a wonderful personality. Perhaps I could have dealt with this if it happened once, or maybe even twice, but this dialogue just became far too redundant for my liking. Plus, Sadie fails to live up to the adjectives she is known for. Although she tries to stay away from Jax Stone, she ends up being just like every other girl (or rather every other YA female protagonist) and falls in love with him by Chapter 6! Furthermore, all the qualities that supposedly made her unique, really didn't. I know at least fifty girls, myself included, who share the same traits as Sadie yet I haven't had people come up and tell me that I'm so different and special! This, of course, leads me to the conclusion that the only reason Sadie gets the attention she gets is because of her gorgeous features that she denies having. At one point she refers to her legs as "skinny sticks" yet all the guys claim that she has the "best" and "most curvaceous" legs in town. I get that Sadie is modest and naive, but there is a certain degree to humility. With Sadie, it just felt as if she was fishing for compliments and I wanted to smack her for coming off as vain and conceited when I was constantly being told by all the characters that she wasn't. I'll make that decision for myself thankyouverymuch. =P Sadie wasn't the only character I had a problem with though. Jax Stone, teenage rock-star extraordinaire, was equally, if not more, irritating than Sadie was. The first, and only, time that Jax and Sadie meet before Sadie falls in "love" (actually lust) with him, Jax is kind to a nine-year-old girl who just lost her father in war. Sadie, like any normal human-being, is moved by this. However, Jax is surprised because he's never known that a girl might like him for his kindness towards young girls. Um, excuse me? I can count on one finger the number of women who are not attracted to kind men! (In case you were wondering, the one finger was for Bellatrix Lestrange). To have Jax, who is constantly being fawned over by girls around the country, tell Sadie that he didn't know this was just a tad bit too unrealistic. Plus, he tells Sadie that her finding him attractive because of his kindness makes her unique! See where I'm coming from? It isn't true, it doesn't make her unique, and it makes you a stupid dolt for (a) saying that and (b) not knowing it's true! Plus, Jax's entire relationship with Sadie was based off of one thing: appearance. Jax looks at Sadie, Sadie is beautiful, Jax wants Sadie, Jax always gets what he wants, Jax tells Sadie she smells nice, Jax tells Sadie she has pretty hair, Jax enjoys kissing Sadie, Jax wants to flaunt Sadie off so other guys will know she's taken, Jax is being a possessive a-hole! Seriously, I hate relationships where a guy is possessive and clingy. I'm not saying it's not nice to have a guy who gets jealous sometimes or who wants to be seen with you, but Jax was taking it to an extreme. Furthermore, no one seemed to call him out on it! Jax's housekeeper even tells Sadie that she should have called him the one time she happened to be late for work because she was with her pregnant mother in the hospital! Uhh...what? Jax and Sadie weren't even officially dating at this point, she didn't have his number, and he was out of town when she left for the hospital. But, no matter, just call Jax because he needs to know where you are 24/7. Christian Grey much? =.= Honestly, this book was boring, dull, and just plain irritating. Unless you like possessive relationships, insta-love stories, cheesy romances, and lots of useless dialogue that doesn't actually explain a character's personality, I would not recommend this to you. I think the best part of this novel is having finished it, or at least part of it. Now, I can actually breathe (with relief from not having to read it anymore)! ;)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sans

    Clear case of Mary Sue-ism and taking the templates of Twilight's Bella and Edward into the world of "rock 'n roll". Bella Sadie was gorgeous but felt she was dull and not worth anyone's notice, and she was the grown up, her mother was hopeless about paying bills and remembering to use condoms. She also had less personality than a stale Ritz cracker that you find covered in dust bunnies and cat fur under the couch during spring cleaning, and about as much appeal (to me at least). Her speech was Clear case of Mary Sue-ism and taking the templates of Twilight's Bella and Edward into the world of "rock 'n roll". Bella Sadie was gorgeous but felt she was dull and not worth anyone's notice, and she was the grown up, her mother was hopeless about paying bills and remembering to use condoms. She also had less personality than a stale Ritz cracker that you find covered in dust bunnies and cat fur under the couch during spring cleaning, and about as much appeal (to me at least). Her speech was wooden and completely unbelievable. The girl didn't even use contracted words for the first half of the book for fuck's sake. Edward Jax was perfect in every way but tortured over his inability to shield his lady love from the bad things in his life. Everyone thinks he's untouchable but all it takes is one quiet girl to capture his attention and WHAM! he's fallen into insta-love with her. Because she sees the real him. Naturally. And he proceeds to claim to have her best interested at heart (while he spends the first two weeks stalking her from his bedroom window), then making a public display of their relationship and acting all surprised when shit hits the fan. There's even a near-catatonic shut down when he breaks up with her where she doesn't eat or drink or sleep for days until Jake Marcus, aka the guy-friend-who-is-also-in-love-with-Sadie-and-repeatedly-tells-her-that-her-boyfriend-is-not-good-for-her, comes to her rescue and pulls her out of her misery. And let's not leave out the hospital stay where Edward Jax has to bring Bella Sadie out of her coma by promising to stay with her forever. If you're looking for barely disguised schmoopy Twilight fanfic without the paranormal element, you'll adore this. If you're looking for a well-written teen romance peopled with characters who have more than two dimensions and are capable of rubbing a couple of brain cells together, I suggest skipping this.

  6. 4 out of 5

    ♥Rachel♥

    Seventeen year-old Sadie White just moved from Tennessee to the Alabama coast with her mother. Her mother, who she refers to as Jessica, is very pregnant by a loser-du-jour boyfriend. Sadie's mom refuses to work anymore, so Sadie has no choice but to try and take over her mother's job as a domestic servant in a swanky mansion. Little does Sadie know that this is the home of the very famous, drool-worthy, Jax Stone, the teen-heart-throb singer. Normally, they wouldn't hire a teenage girl to work Seventeen year-old Sadie White just moved from Tennessee to the Alabama coast with her mother. Her mother, who she refers to as Jessica, is very pregnant by a loser-du-jour boyfriend. Sadie's mom refuses to work anymore, so Sadie has no choice but to try and take over her mother's job as a domestic servant in a swanky mansion. Little does Sadie know that this is the home of the very famous, drool-worthy, Jax Stone, the teen-heart-throb singer. Normally, they wouldn't hire a teenage girl to work for fear that she was some star-struck stalker, but Sadie proves herself and is hired on. Sure, she knows who Jax Stone is, but she's got bigger things to worry about than swooning over some spoiled teen rock-star. Sadie doesn't want to lose her job and the only source of income she has, so she stays completely neutral around Jax. When she's first around him, Sadie barely makes eye contact. This is a little hard to do when Jax openly stares at her. You see, Sadie has inherited her mother's stunning looks, a fact she is completely unaware of. Jax is immediately drawn to Sadie, she's so mature for her age and isn't affected by his persona. But Jax is only there for the summer and he knows what his lifestyle does to people. So Jax tries to stay away from Sadie and fails miserably. This is especially hard when Jax sees Marcus, one of the servers, taking Sadie under his wing and getting close. I adored this story. I just was gaga over Jax! He ended up being such a sweet-heart, sweeping Sadie off her feet. She couldn't help but fall for him. Jax was never judgmental over Sadie's mom. He tried to make Sadie comfortable and not insult her situation in life. Sadie was such a good and kind girl with a big heart. I can't believe all the things she put up with her mother. I really wished Sadie would've called her mom out on her behavior! She was a self-centered, horrible woman! I can't imagine a mother having her daughter buy her condoms, remind her to use them, and still manage to screw up. I could go on, and on, and on! I literally wanted to smack this mother! I really liked all the secondary characters. First and foremost, Marcus, the college-student hottie, working there over the summer, you can't help but feel bad for him. Then there's Ms. Mary, the head of the house staff. She is like the mother Sadie never had, so kind and loving (I teared up a little at the end because of her) and Mr. Greg the elderly gardener. The last 20% of this story was a little bit of a roller coaster. I wanted to throttle someone one minute and then I was swooning the next. For the most part, this was an all-around feel good book. Maybe a little on the predictable side, but it leaves you with a smile on your face. I highly recommend reading Because of Low right after this. It's a sequel to Breathe. It centers mainly on Marcus, but Jax and Sadie are in there too. Don't pass it up, it's all kinds of HOT!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    Breathe by Abbi Glines is the first book of the new adult contemporary romance Sea Breeze series. Sadie White finds herself having to take over her mother's job and bring in the money to take care of both of them with her mother pregnant. Sadie goes to the mansion her mothers works at to begin work and finds she is working for Jax Stone, a hot teen rocker. Of course this leads to Sadie and Jax being attracted and starting a romance. I actually liked Sadie in this one, couldn't help but feel sorr Breathe by Abbi Glines is the first book of the new adult contemporary romance Sea Breeze series. Sadie White finds herself having to take over her mother's job and bring in the money to take care of both of them with her mother pregnant. Sadie goes to the mansion her mothers works at to begin work and finds she is working for Jax Stone, a hot teen rocker. Of course this leads to Sadie and Jax being attracted and starting a romance. I actually liked Sadie in this one, couldn't help but feel sorry she was pushed to be the adult and mother her own mother. It also touches on some very real issues towards the end so I thought this one was good overall. For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/

  8. 5 out of 5

    _yay_

    Sadie White had to grow up fast. Her mother has never been one to act like an adult. It's Sadie's job to look after her. Pregnant with her second child, Jessica isn't about to own up to her responsibilities. However, someone has to pay the bills and sending Sadie to work in her place seemed like a good idea. Working as a domestic servant for a wealthy family, Sadie never in her wildest dreams expected it to be the house rockstar Jax Stone spends his summer at, trying to escape his hectic lifestyl Sadie White had to grow up fast. Her mother has never been one to act like an adult. It's Sadie's job to look after her. Pregnant with her second child, Jessica isn't about to own up to her responsibilities. However, someone has to pay the bills and sending Sadie to work in her place seemed like a good idea. Working as a domestic servant for a wealthy family, Sadie never in her wildest dreams expected it to be the house rockstar Jax Stone spends his summer at, trying to escape his hectic lifestyle. He soon starts showing interest in Sadie, for she's like no one he's ever met before. Can their growing love withstand the fact that their lives couldn't be more different? Jax is adored by millions, while Sadie never even had friends. Her world revolves around her demanding mother's needs. I was in the mood for a sweet YA romance and Breathe seemed to be the perfect choice. Unfortunately I soon came to realize that I was wrong in assuming so. It didn't take me long to develop a fierce hatred of Sadie's mother. No child deserves to have a father, who isn't in the picture - not giving a crap - and a mother, who has no qualms about taking her kid's childhood away. I didn't understand how Sadie could still love her. I had such a hard time believing it. Sure, she's her mom, but surely I'd become resentful and bitter. I was siked to read this book. The story sounded awesome. I even expected a few corny clichés and was prepared to enjoy a dreamy romance. Bummer that the hero's name was the only thing I liked about him. I'm a sucker for blue eyes, but not so much when attached to an arrogant ass and that's the best way to describe Jax. What probably should've appeared gentlemanly, I found appalling. He was aloof and overly confident. His hoity toity way of speaking drove me up the wall. It was creepy. Once he began spewing confessions of love I was done. Don't get me started on these awful song lyrics. Can you say sleezeball? He wasn't sweet, let alone perfect boyfriend material - no, he seemed to be obsessed with Sadie, rather than what I'd call being in love. Sadly, there IS such a thing as too much fluffy romance. The worst, I fell head over heels for another character. Marcus, too, worked as a servant for the Stone's and befriended Sadie right away. Such a sweetheart! He made her feel welcome from the very start. If the roles had been reversed - if Jax had Marcus' personality - we would've been talking 5 stars. The way it was made no sense to me. Marcus as opposed to Jax wasn't laying it on thick and made sure to be a good friend. I felt beyond bad for him. The poor guy fell in love with Sadie, but his feelings weren't returned. They would've made a sweet couple. Reading this book, and I’m so sorry to have to say this, I often fought a gag reflex and was left frustrated. I'm kind of surprised that so many readers gave it a good rating. It might have something to do with the fact that I’m not a teenager anymore. Maybe it is the perfect read for a 14 year-old? I really couldn’t say. I did like the general idea of the storyline and of course Marcus the good friend. 1.5 stars to Breathe by Abbi Glines. Beware of Spoilers! Two of my least favorite quotes for those of you who are interested: ° "Your touch is my addiction[...]and your laugh is my only sun." ° "As for the makeup you don't need any. Your natural beauty is enough to bring me to my knees." My favorite quote: ° "I want you to be happy, and if he makes you happy, then that's all that matters."

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katrina Passick Lumsden

    Yet another YA romance that has managed to garner far more positive reviews than it deserves. I don't expect much from these books, but sympathetic characters are kind of important, and the only characters I could bring myself to sympathize with at all were the peripheral characters (NOT Marcus, I didn't like him much, either). Ms. Mary was sweet and unassuming and the gardener (forgot his name already) could have been amazing, but he was underutilized. Sadie is a young girl who's had to grow up Yet another YA romance that has managed to garner far more positive reviews than it deserves. I don't expect much from these books, but sympathetic characters are kind of important, and the only characters I could bring myself to sympathize with at all were the peripheral characters (NOT Marcus, I didn't like him much, either). Ms. Mary was sweet and unassuming and the gardener (forgot his name already) could have been amazing, but he was underutilized. Sadie is a young girl who's had to grow up fast. Her mother is a former-beauty-queen-turned-young-single-mother who apparently hasn't managed, in 17 years, to care for anyone other than herself. Not even her own child. Now she's pregnant again and Sadie, on her first day of summer break from high school, must take her mother's place as housekeeper at one of the rich houses. Sadie manages to earn her place on the staff and quickly discovers that it is the family home of teen heartthrob rock star Jax Stone. The author continually shoves in our faces the fact that Sadie is "mature for her age", but having a mature work ethic, bitter outlook on life, and self-proclaimed aversion to rock stars does not make a girl mature. In most important ways, Sadie is no more mature than any other teenage girl, and in a few, she is even less mature than her peers. She is naive, gullible, and far too innocent. I quickly grew tired of her uninteresting statements, her moping, her petty jealousy, and her constant indecision. Jax Stone is the modern YA cliche'; rich, devastatingly hot, oh-so-sweet....and let's not forget, creepily obsessed with Sadie. I can't get over how behavior like his is praised in some love stories while simultaneously being repulsive and oftentimes illegal in reality. The one-liners in this particular romance far surpassed my expectations, however. While I was expecting some cheese, I had no idea how often I would be fighting my gag reflex. They're the kinds of lines that, were they spoken to me (no matter who was speaking them), I would roll my eyes, laugh, and move quickly away. The romance was, predictably, based primarily on physical attraction. There are some moments, here and there, where it would appear Sadie and Jax were falling for each other for other reasons, but these are never fully explored. The main reason for Jax (aside from how much he likes Sadie's looks) is that she's "different" from any of the other girls he's ever met. "Different" in this case apparently means nothing more than that she's a normal teenage girl, not some rich, pampered starlet. I have a revelation for him; there are millions of those all around the world. Its unrealistic portrayals, sappy, nauseating dialog, unresolved plot points, convenient write-offs, and unsympathetic, shallow characters made this yet another disappointment for me.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Beatrice Masaluñga

    *Re-read December 2015 This is the first Abbi Glines book that I've read. It's nice to re-read this book only in its updated version. Now, it is told in dual perspective (the first edition is told only in Sadie's perspective) and there are additional scenes that leans more on the "New Adult" side (the old version is more of Young Adult because there's no "intimate" scene on it) which I find better because it matches the rest of the series. As always, it's a guilty-pleasure read and you can read t *Re-read December 2015 This is the first Abbi Glines book that I've read. It's nice to re-read this book only in its updated version. Now, it is told in dual perspective (the first edition is told only in Sadie's perspective) and there are additional scenes that leans more on the "New Adult" side (the old version is more of Young Adult because there's no "intimate" scene on it) which I find better because it matches the rest of the series. As always, it's a guilty-pleasure read and you can read this in one sitting.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Isamlq

    The only positive that I can recall is Marcus… and frankly, he could be just as predictable as the rest. At one point I found myself comparing BREATHE to those older Regency romances. And while this is by no means a bodice ripper, it’s got the same feel to it. What with its poor girl who doesn’t think that much of herself, that and the fact that she’s got ‘the weight of the world on her shoulders,’ (yes, someone in the book actually says that about her.) Said weight is embodied mainly in a mothe The only positive that I can recall is Marcus… and frankly, he could be just as predictable as the rest. At one point I found myself comparing BREATHE to those older Regency romances. And while this is by no means a bodice ripper, it’s got the same feel to it. What with its poor girl who doesn’t think that much of herself, that and the fact that she’s got ‘the weight of the world on her shoulders,’ (yes, someone in the book actually says that about her.) Said weight is embodied mainly in a mother who wasn't all there but had the gall to put said girl down time and time and time again. Of course, eventually, our girl meets a boy who likes to save the day. But later still, the same girl meets the ‘master' of the house (and yes, they call him that too!) So, It’s Regency + YA = me, who is just not that into it. This is even if the start wasn’t all that was bad. In fact, it had me thinking of Scott’s Stealing Heaven. The interesting bits had me waiting for something better that might just have been somewhere around the corner on the next page. I was wrong. It wasn’t just the set of predictable characters that I found wanting. What did they both see in her when she saw so little? And what was with their intense 'I love you's' after a nanosecond of knowing each other? Plus the way they talked! Someone tell me I’m not the only one who picked up on the absence of contractions or the almost paragraph (or two) long questions and answers that went back and forth. God, they were long winded. Now on that note, I end. I still might read the next one, though that’s mainly because of Marcus. Then again, I might not.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Duchess Nicole

    Started off really great but lost steam somewhere in the middle. A ton of melodrama and some very teenage feelings/thoughts on love sort of killed the depth factor for me. The end left me a little disappointed with regards to how Sadie's loser mother spent her entire motherhood leaning on her daughter for support but never had a harsh word said to her about it. I'm all about the bad guys having lessons taught, and while she wasn't exactly a villain, she was far from the supportive mother that sh Started off really great but lost steam somewhere in the middle. A ton of melodrama and some very teenage feelings/thoughts on love sort of killed the depth factor for me. The end left me a little disappointed with regards to how Sadie's loser mother spent her entire motherhood leaning on her daughter for support but never had a harsh word said to her about it. I'm all about the bad guys having lessons taught, and while she wasn't exactly a villain, she was far from the supportive mother that she should have been. Anywho...okay New Adult. My first Abbi Glines. I'll give the next a go. Marcus was a great guy so I'm interested in his story.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kahina

    This book stayed in my to-read list for a long time I guess. It’s been time I put it out and see what it hid. In fact, I didn’t really want to read it. But then I told myself “Oh, come on! This is Abbi Glines! You won’t regret it!” So I instantly got the book and read it. Even stayed up all night to finish it. And I am so happy I did!! I have two reviews waiting to be done but I am going to write this one first since I MORE than ADORED this book

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kala

    This book is bad. Really bad. It's every YA romance novel cliche wrapped up into one with really poor writing and really boring characters. The whole Cinderella trope is always fun when done well - I don't even mind that it's a cliche. Disney channel seems capable of making a zillion teen remakes of Cinderella that are cute and fun. This book falls totally flat though. Sadie is the Mary-est Sue of Mary Sues. She is drop dead gorgeous, but doesn't realize it. She thinks she has no personality (and This book is bad. Really bad. It's every YA romance novel cliche wrapped up into one with really poor writing and really boring characters. The whole Cinderella trope is always fun when done well - I don't even mind that it's a cliche. Disney channel seems capable of making a zillion teen remakes of Cinderella that are cute and fun. This book falls totally flat though. Sadie is the Mary-est Sue of Mary Sues. She is drop dead gorgeous, but doesn't realize it. She thinks she has no personality (and she's right), but all the boys fall all over themselves trying to get her attention. Her awful selfish mom is pregnant and doesn't feel like working anymore, so she forces 17 year old Sadie to take over her job as a housekeeper in order to pay bills. Of course, the house she works at is the summer home of Jax Stone, teen rocker extraordinnaire. As soon as Jax meets Sadie he's struck by how drop dead gorgeous she is. Of course, they fall in love instantly. By 40% of the way through this novel they're professing their love to each other. They have had literally three conversations. All three of these conversations were 100% about how Jax is a rock star and he's famous and he's in magazines and girls fall all over him. Not once during these conversations do they talk about anything else. But that's enough, they're in LOOOOVE. 33% of the way through: "You're my...air." I frowned at him. "Your air?" He grinned. "Well, girlfriend seems to be too shallow a word for what I feel for you. These past two weeks it's been as if you control my breathing." 45% of the way through (their first kiss): The lips of the only boy I would ever love touched mine, and I forgot where we were and everything else around us. 47%: I've never met anyone who has seen past the star and found the real me inside (Keep in mind, they have had NO conversations about anything other than Jax being a rock star. As a reader, I know nothing about Jax other than that he's a rock star and is hot. That's it.) 73%: (The media found out about Sadie and to "protect" her, Jax dumps her.) "How can taking away the reason my heart beats be good for me?" 80%: Once I had accepted that I would never love someone the way I love Jax, it was easier to breath. He would always be in my heart, whether he wanted to be there or not. I just didn't have enough room for anyone else. He was my air, my soul, and the keeper of my heart. 82% "He affects all my emotions. My happiness is connected to him." Ugh! Unhealthy relationship alert! Why must these YA authors write this cheesy, unhealthy, co-dependent bullshit relationships? Why can't a female be independent? Why can't she be sad about losing a guy, but still realize that she can move on and find love again? Why do they write this idiotic "I'll die without you" types of love stories? They're not romantic and not real! Romeo and Juliet is a TRAGEDY! Anyways. At some point Sadie is riding her bike home and she meets the little sister of her friend Marcus. The girl talks to her and Sadie immediately thinks: For some reason, this bubbly girl liked me. Me, with no personality. Like, we all know she has no personality. Sadie's mother. Where to begin. I have read a LOT of YA lately with terrible mothers, but Sadie's might be the worst. Sadie's mom is a big slut. So much so that Sadie has to keep her supplied with condoms (that she apparently doesn't use because she's pregnant again). Sadie has no contact with her father and Sadie's mom has no contact with the father of her unborn child. Sadie's mom forces Sadie to take on all of the responsibility. According to Sadie, by 11 she was running the household. Now at 17, her pregnant mom doesn't want to work anymore so Sadie is now responsible for 100% of the bills. When Sadie gets dumped by Jax she goes all catatonic a la Bella Swan. Sadie's mother doesn't want to work, or get child support, or get government assistance, she wants Sadie to take on the entire burden. Catatonic Sadie can't work, so her mom gives her this speech: "Stop being so selfish and open your eyes to the facts, Sadie. We are about to have another mouth to feed, and no amount of your whining and wallowing in self-pity or pride is going to supply our needs. So stop it, and face the facts." ... Hypocrisy much? Mother of the year has her baby and of course gets postpartum depression. Sadie has to go to school, work to pay bills, AND take care of her newborn brother all by herself. She eventually gets sick and hurt and gets hospitalized and is in a coma. This makes Jax come back and now he'll NEVER leave her because he CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT HER. Abbi Glines is apparently hit and miss with her books. I thought Vincent Boys was just as bad as this. Existence was actually decent and gave me hope that Glines wasn't terrible. I have a few more of her books on my Kindle, so I will read them... but she definitely is not an auto-buy for me.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kath S

    This book is just about cliches *rolleyes* 1. Girl who doesn't believe she's beautiful: check 2. Guy who everyone think is shallow and brat, but oh no, is just a lost soul: check 3. An impossible love story: check 4. A love triangle no-so-love-triangle: check 5. A friendzoned guy: check 6. Love at first sight (literally): check 7. A girl with an I-really-don't-think-you're-that-hot attitude: check And I can continue... But I don't want to. This is just another silly love story, about a so-poor girl who This book is just about cliches *rolleyes* 1. Girl who doesn't believe she's beautiful: check 2. Guy who everyone think is shallow and brat, but oh no, is just a lost soul: check 3. An impossible love story: check 4. A love triangle no-so-love-triangle: check 5. A friendzoned guy: check 6. Love at first sight (literally): check 7. A girl with an I-really-don't-think-you're-that-hot attitude: check And I can continue... But I don't want to. This is just another silly love story, about a so-poor girl who has to take charge of her family, and falls in love with a big rock star. That's it. So predictable, so corny, so stupid... so waste of time.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kelena

    *FULL REVIEW TO COME* I`m already giving this book 5 Stars no matter I still have to finish it because one thing I`m sure about that when I'll be done with Breathe I want to shower it with Zillions OF STARS!!! ------------------------- Meet my Sadie White Jax Stone “Your touch is my only addiction. Your heartbeat takes my breath away. You’ll break my heart if you don’t stay. Your whispers sing to me each night, and your laugh is my only sun. “Hold me and whisper you love me. Ho *FULL REVIEW TO COME* I`m already giving this book 5 Stars no matter I still have to finish it because one thing I`m sure about that when I'll be done with Breathe I want to shower it with Zillions OF STARS!!! ------------------------- Meet my Sadie White Jax Stone “Your touch is my only addiction. Your heartbeat takes my breath away. You’ll break my heart if you don’t stay. Your whispers sing to me each night, and your laugh is my only sun. “Hold me and whisper you love me. Hold me and tell me there’s no world without you beside me. Hold me, I need you to guide me. I can’t live without you. Hold me and whisper you love me. Hold me and tell me there’s no world without you beside me. Hold me, I need you to guide me.”

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amelia

    The best description of this book would be a badly written fanfiction. It was obvious this book was made for fangirls/ fanboys. In order to display how much I disliked this book I'm gonna write a list, how unexpected right? XD I've also gathered some quotes to better show you what I'm talking about THAT''S RIGHT, I HAVE EVIDENCE THINGS THAT ANNOYED ME (SHORT VERSION): 1. Miss Special Snowflake - one of my biggest pet peeves is when the MC is this very special girl, unlike any other girl the main The best description of this book would be a badly written fanfiction. It was obvious this book was made for fangirls/ fanboys. In order to display how much I disliked this book I'm gonna write a list, how unexpected right? XD I've also gathered some quotes to better show you what I'm talking about THAT''S RIGHT, I HAVE EVIDENCE THINGS THAT ANNOYED ME (SHORT VERSION): 1. Miss Special Snowflake - one of my biggest pet peeves is when the MC is this very special girl, unlike any other girl the main love interest has ever met. When Jax saw her, he knew she was different *eye freaking roll* "You're not like anyone I have ever known" And let's not forget she was so special that 3 different guys fell in love with her. So basically, it's not even a love triangle anymore. More like a square. Also, it gave Jax the opportunity to act like a jealous douchebag every time Sadie talked to a guy. 2. "She didn't care about his fame" -this one is connected with her being all special. She is this unique girl who doesn't care how famous he is and how much money he has, but who he really is on the inside. Sure. I mean, that would be great if it was actually shown instead of constantly telling us how much she doesn't care about all that stuff. Literally every 3rd sentence was about that. WE GET IT ALL RIGHT? "I happen to be interested in someone I don't really see as the guy in those posters." "Jax Stone's smile in person dazzled me as much as it did on the millions of pictures I'd seen in magazines and on posters However, it didn't mean I would be silly enough to be attracted to him like the rest of the world." 3. Cheesiness/ cringe - I don't even want to waste my time talking about all the classic rich guy-poor girl acts like him buying her a dress, showing her off and so on. But the thing that had the most cringe, at least for me was the whole "air thing." "You're my air." I frowned at him. "Your air?" He grinned. "Well, girlfriend seems to be too shallow a word for what I feel for you. That's the beginning of all the air/ breathe metaphors, and trust me, there's a lot of them. Every time they would talk about their love, one of them would say they can't live/ breathe without the other and how they are each other's air. 4. Insta-love - even though I expected this sort of thing considering the book has only 164 pages, but still, I hoped for something more spontaneous. Unfortunately, that didn't happen so I'm gonna let Sadie show you how much of an insta-love it is: "I'd forced myself to come to grips with the fact I'd lost my heart to Jax Stone the night in the grocery store." Now maybe you're wondering when did the grocery thing happen? CHAPTER 4. THAT'S RIGHT. And when did she come to this wonderful conclusion of their magnificent love? Chapter 6. LIKE WHAT?? Btw this book has like 20 chapters so basically I had another 75% of the book to read and put up with their nonsense. 5. Stupidity - I didn't know how else to call this one so I'm just leaving it as it is bc it's pretty accurate. This one is kinda connected to no.4 and there are a couple of spoilers here so read at your own risk. So, when Jax "left" Sadie, she was so sad she didn't eat or drink anything for days, locked herself in her room and cried or whatever. I mean, they literally met a month ago??? It seemed like her love life was more important than the life of her unborn sibling because she didn't care about her mother at all. That's the first major case of stupidity, the second one was at the end of the book when she said this: "I wanted to go to college, but I wanted to be with Jax more than anything else."

  18. 4 out of 5

    Arlene

    Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars When Sadie White moves from Tennessee to Alabama with her pregnant, single mom, she immediately begins to take over the family responsibility of keeping a roof over their head. That includes becoming the hired help for the famous rock-star Jax Stone. Sadie works hard to prove herself to her new boss Ms. Mary in the hopes that she’ll give her a chance to keep her job throughout the summer while her mom waits to give birth. During her time at Jax’s house, she runs in Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars When Sadie White moves from Tennessee to Alabama with her pregnant, single mom, she immediately begins to take over the family responsibility of keeping a roof over their head. That includes becoming the hired help for the famous rock-star Jax Stone. Sadie works hard to prove herself to her new boss Ms. Mary in the hopes that she’ll give her a chance to keep her job throughout the summer while her mom waits to give birth. During her time at Jax’s house, she runs into him a few times and eventually the hired help and the rock-star strike up a romance that can't be denied but can ultimately put Sadie's job at risk. After recently diving into The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines, I was eager to try the Sea Breeze series to see if her characters and plot development were just as engaging as my first reading experience. I’m happy to share that Glines definitely has a knack for creating a steadily paced novel that’s filled with an interesting cast and off-the-charts chemistry. I really enjoyed the dual perspective between Sadie and Jax. Despite Sadie carrying the majority of the narrative, it made the storytelling more engaging to get Jax’s perspective from time to time. The only element I had a small issue with was with Sadie’s age and her actions with Jax. It would have been nice to age this character not as a minor of seventeen, but easily making her one year older considering the fact that Jax was nineteen and well they get busy from time to time. It didn’t bother me enough to chuck the book, but why couldn’t Glines have made her eighteen? Other than that, Breeze was an enjoyable and quick read with likeable characters and an engaging narration. I look forward to reading Marcus’s story because I really liked him in this book. On to the next installment!

  19. 5 out of 5

    • Lisa •

    This book was good not great, the characters were likeable enough but surprisingly it was a sub character that had my attention the most. Marcus - the best friend of Sadie, he was warm loyal and unfortunatly fell in love with the feelings not returned. The relationship between the two lead characters Jaxx Stone (famous rock star and heart throb) and Sadie white (hard working 'everyday' working class beauty) happened so quickly and didn't really ring true as an epic romance. The storyline and cha This book was good not great, the characters were likeable enough but surprisingly it was a sub character that had my attention the most. Marcus - the best friend of Sadie, he was warm loyal and unfortunatly fell in love with the feelings not returned. The relationship between the two lead characters Jaxx Stone (famous rock star and heart throb) and Sadie white (hard working 'everyday' working class beauty) happened so quickly and didn't really ring true as an epic romance. The storyline and characters were all involved to make it interesting it just didn't wow me or make it interesting enough to grab my attention. Just 2 stars for me this time.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    This was a painful one and I found myself rolling my eyes a lot. It was just so unrealistic. So they fell in love after a whole two minutes of knowing each other and they didn't even have the excuse of eternal life, so very lonely Vampires blah blah, behind them. What 17 and 19 year old's talk like that? This is officially the first book I could not finish since joining Goodreads...Huzzah.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Henz

    Rating: 2- sappy and cheesy stars I had this book for awhile now and even though I'm not a fan of Abbi Glines' books still, there's a part of me that wants to read hers anyways because her books are short and I love romance and sometimes her writing can be addicting but most of the time the plot or how the her story goes doesn't work out for me. Sometimes I read it because of the hot guys she writes and dang those hot guys are my weakness. Hey I'm a girl in need of book boyfriends and her books ha Rating: 2- sappy and cheesy stars I had this book for awhile now and even though I'm not a fan of Abbi Glines' books still, there's a part of me that wants to read hers anyways because her books are short and I love romance and sometimes her writing can be addicting but most of the time the plot or how the her story goes doesn't work out for me. Sometimes I read it because of the hot guys she writes and dang those hot guys are my weakness. Hey I'm a girl in need of book boyfriends and her books have a lot of guys who can be book worthy of such but sadly even though the romantic rock star Jax Stone with his soft heart for kids didn't make me swoon. And gorgeous Sadie White and her virgin personality just ruined it for me. I hate it when girls are so naive about love, this book just turned out to be sappy and cheesy and it got a lot of eye rolls from me. No offense to those who are in love with this book, this just didn't work out for me. I think the younger crowd will go gaga over this kind of story but not me, Nah uh!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    6/4/2013 I'm rereading this because I Love Abbi Glines books and this is the NEW VERSION with steamy scenes and Jax's POV. Can't wait to see the changes:) Review to come once I finish the book : Abbi Glines is pure GENIUS in my book. She can't go wrong. Breathe was my very first Abbi Glines book and I fell in love with Sadie and Jax's story. So I was so excited to hear that she was re-releasing it in a STEAMIER version and adding Jax's POV. Well I will just say this version did not disappoint. I a 6/4/2013 I'm rereading this because I Love Abbi Glines books and this is the NEW VERSION with steamy scenes and Jax's POV. Can't wait to see the changes:) Review to come once I finish the book : Abbi Glines is pure GENIUS in my book. She can't go wrong. Breathe was my very first Abbi Glines book and I fell in love with Sadie and Jax's story. So I was so excited to hear that she was re-releasing it in a STEAMIER version and adding Jax's POV. Well I will just say this version did not disappoint. I am a total sucker for the male POV and I LOVED Jax's POV. I thought it added something to the original version. It was great to finally be able to read about Jax's thoughts and feelings. When Abbi says she is making a steamy version ....boy does she. I LOVED the YA version of Breathe because it was a clean and lovable story, but adding the steam factor totally took this book to NA status and I am not complaining. To me adding the steam makes this book fit in better with this series. I think it is great to have 2 version because if I am ever looking for that sweet and clean love story I can reread the original version, but if I want to read about Jax and Sadie but need a little heat with it I have the new version I can reread. That makes me one HAPPY girl :) I would definitely recommend this book to any FANS of Abbi Glines's books and to anyone who LOVED the original version of Breathe. We all thought it was great when we got the NAUGHTY side of Beau in The Vincent Boys re-release, well I am telling you Jax's NAUGHTY side is just as good ;) 12/24/11: Still just as good the second time around:)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    This is what I imagine a Justin Bieber fanfic would be like if one were halfway decent enough to get published. But those would probably read a lot better. Every sentence spoken aloud by a character in this book sounds wooden and robotic. Nobody talks like these people. I could hardly get through the first chapter, it was so insufferable. Here's some of what you can expect: –“I get tired of the silliness and shallowness of girls. You’re like a breath of fresh air.” "You are the youngest one here. I This is what I imagine a Justin Bieber fanfic would be like if one were halfway decent enough to get published. But those would probably read a lot better. Every sentence spoken aloud by a character in this book sounds wooden and robotic. Nobody talks like these people. I could hardly get through the first chapter, it was so insufferable. Here's some of what you can expect: –“I get tired of the silliness and shallowness of girls. You’re like a breath of fresh air.” "You are the youngest one here. I forget my old crowd has all aged just like me." -"Your legs are sexy as hell, and your eyelashes are so thick and long that when you blink it looks like you are batting them, and it is very attractive." -"I am actually impressed. I haven't met a girl with compassion before and I am intrigued." (Whoa, chill out bro.) Is it weird that after awhile I began to read everyone's lines in robot voices? It's like a super long badly dubbed foreign language film, where the English is incredibly proper and uptight, and nobody knows how use a contraction. Also, the characters and everything they do and say are super lame.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    We got it, Abbi. We know you have something for Rock Stars. Now can you get over them? It's not that I don't like Rock because I LOVE it. However, I don't like the author writing about the same type of people each time. Jax is this OMG perfect boyfriend. Sadie is this mature, innocent, mature, sweet, responsible, mature, perfect girl. Alright, we know that she's mature, can you stop repeating it now? The story was cheesy. Okay, too cheesy but at least it was short. I liked some parts enough to gi We got it, Abbi. We know you have something for Rock Stars. Now can you get over them? It's not that I don't like Rock because I LOVE it. However, I don't like the author writing about the same type of people each time. Jax is this OMG perfect boyfriend. Sadie is this mature, innocent, mature, sweet, responsible, mature, perfect girl. Alright, we know that she's mature, can you stop repeating it now? The story was cheesy. Okay, too cheesy but at least it was short. I liked some parts enough to give it 3 stars, to be honest, but the rest was just not enough. And not mention how she fell in love with him the next week. And was sure she won't love anybody else like ever. I can't count many times I rolled my eyes while reading this. And seriously, the next book is about Marcus? The fans were crazy about him? Well, I hated him. I don't think many loved him either. But I would read another book(s) in the series, but not the one about him. That's for sure.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Syndi

    DNF Well, I never guess that I will DNF Abbi Glines book. I read her other series, Rosemary Beach. I found it interesting. However with Sea Breeze series it is too juvenile. The story of modern Cinderella. A girl meet her prince charming. The prince charming is a rock star. Jax is suppose to be sweet and perfect. But I found him t be 1 dimensional. Sadie is suppose to be a strong and independent young woman who thrusts into the world way too young. But she is also very 1 dimensional. There is no DNF Well, I never guess that I will DNF Abbi Glines book. I read her other series, Rosemary Beach. I found it interesting. However with Sea Breeze series it is too juvenile. The story of modern Cinderella. A girl meet her prince charming. The prince charming is a rock star. Jax is suppose to be sweet and perfect. But I found him t be 1 dimensional. Sadie is suppose to be a strong and independent young woman who thrusts into the world way too young. But she is also very 1 dimensional. There is no chemistry. No spark. Nothing between these 2. I am so bored listening to the audio book. So I hit DNF at 55%. I just can not continue. 2 stars

  26. 4 out of 5

    Attack Salmon

    This was as cliche as a Cinderella and Rock Star romance can get.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Zyra

    3.5 stars

  28. 4 out of 5

    Andreea Pop

    I'm speechless. Ok, maybe not speechless, because I could talk 24/7 about this book. I LOOOOOOVED it! Abbi Glines did it again and she did it with style. It was amazing. It's the characters. It's the intense feelings. It's the story. It's the writing style. It's the atmosphere. Heck, it's everything. I loved Jax and Sadie's relationship. They're awesome. And the Stone Mansion staff was wonderful. A true support and family for Sadie. Breathe is what I'd like to call a sweet, fun and addictive lig I'm speechless. Ok, maybe not speechless, because I could talk 24/7 about this book. I LOOOOOOVED it! Abbi Glines did it again and she did it with style. It was amazing. It's the characters. It's the intense feelings. It's the story. It's the writing style. It's the atmosphere. Heck, it's everything. I loved Jax and Sadie's relationship. They're awesome. And the Stone Mansion staff was wonderful. A true support and family for Sadie. Breathe is what I'd like to call a sweet, fun and addictive light-read. So yeah, go read this NOW! I highly recommend it and it's on my favorites shelf. But I'll warn you: Jax Stone is gonna rock your world! <3 P.S.: The lyrics of his songs are trully touching and swoon worthy. Oh, Jax, why don't you exist??

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I didn't hate this book but I didn't really like it much either. I thought the story idea was good and had a lot of potential. It just never lived up to it. I didn't fall in love with Sadie or Jax. Also I didn't find the way they talked very believable. They both were so proper that their conversations became boring. I really didn't feel any passion between them. I did like the secondary characters and it was touching to see how they took to Sadie and made her one of the family within the staff. I didn't hate this book but I didn't really like it much either. I thought the story idea was good and had a lot of potential. It just never lived up to it. I didn't fall in love with Sadie or Jax. Also I didn't find the way they talked very believable. They both were so proper that their conversations became boring. I really didn't feel any passion between them. I did like the secondary characters and it was touching to see how they took to Sadie and made her one of the family within the staff. All and all I wouldn't really recommend.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brianna

    Now I can see why everyone loves her books this much! ... and why did it take me this long to finally read one? haha, no clue!

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