Monday, August 1, 2011

Breathe by Abbi Glines (Review & GIVEAWAY)



My Summary:

Sadie has grown up way too fast.  She never knew her father, he was married to another women.  From the age of eight she has run the house.  Her beauty queen mother attracts the wrong kind of men and can’t keep a job.  There has never been time for Sadie to have a childhood.  She cooks, cleans, makes sure the bills are paid and stuffs condoms into her mom’s purse when she leaves for dates.  It does no good though because they just moved away from another bad relationship and her mom is pregnant.  Starting over on the Alabama coast is already a problem.  Sadie’s mom, Jessica, is struggling to go to work because of her pregnancy and Sadie has no choice but to go in her place and hope they let her fill in.  Sadie is determined to keep the job for the summer.  She may need more than that since young girls are never hired to work in this rich house.  The house belongs to the teen rock star and heart throb, Jax Stone.  Spending his summer away from touring and adoring fans, the last thing he needs is a silly teenager working in his house.  But Sadie isn’t a silly teenager and she is desperate for the job.  She’s also inherited her mother’s looks but the responsibility that has been put on her has made her less outgoing.  Can she stay away from the rock star and keep the job?  Can he stay away from her?  What happens if they don’t stay away from each other?

My thoughts:




4 1/2 stars - a great read

It’s interesting; I can tell how much I like a book by how long my mind wants to stay in that world when I’m done reading it. So with the story of Sadie and Jax, I continued thinking about it well after I was done turning the pages. Can I just set aside the fact that this is a love at first sight book? I sometimes wonder about those books. How can anyone fall in love at first sight? Well maybe this was a lust at first sight that a relationship grew from because while they were both attracted to each other immediately a relationship developed over time. Jax has looked for a girl for a long time that drew his interest. They were all fans or celebrities. None of them interested him. Then he meets Sadie. She doesn’t have his poster hanging on her bedroom wall. She doesn’t know she’s beautiful. I guess anyone can feel that way if they are forced to grow-up and not given the chance to be a teenager. She’s never had time for friends or school activities where she might have learned that guys find her attractive. She isn’t prepared for Jax Stones charm or his steel blue eyes. She isn’t prepared for the way he makes her body react when he’s in the room. He knows the idea of a relationship with her is a bad idea. His life of touring and the media is hard to take. He knows when he leaves in the fall, it would all be over. But neither of them can resist. So maybe you’ve heard that story somewhere before, but this tale has a few twists that make it unique. There’s the fact that Jax isn’t full of his own ego and he cares about people. There are the locals that aren’t sure how to handle the rock star or the girl that works for him. There’s Marcus, who would rather that Sadie loved him. There’s the local press that makes things hard. There’s Jessica who can’t be a mom and struggles to be pregnant. There’s Ms. Mary who treats Sadie like a daughter for the first time in her life. There are laughs and there are tears. I cried as I read of Sadie’s heartache as her life just gets harder and harder.





I loved this book.  If you like Contemporary YA, you should so read it.







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Giveaway time

So I know you want to read this book and Abbie has been kind enough to offer an ebook of Breathe.  Normal rules apply.  Just make a comment below with a contact email and your entered.  Open international as long as you can accept an ebook.  Giveaway ends August 23rd 12PM MST.



Please visit the tour schedule for links to every blog on the tour to comment and enter for the GRAND PRIZE.  You must comment on every blog to be entered to win the grand prize.

 


GRAND PRIZE: Barnes & Noble gift card, Breathe water bottle, beach bag, beach towel and a cooler!






 




On August 25th, 5:00 EST the contest will be closed and at 8:00 PM EST in a live chat the winner will be announced! Good luck to all!

64 comments:

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  4. Let me try that again while actually hitting the right keys ;)

    I love your review of Breathe! Makes me swoon all over again =) <3

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