Saturday, December 21

Review and Giveaway; Just Breathe by Rachel Brookes


Title: Just Breathe (Breathe #1)
Author: Rachel Brookes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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For Savannah Rae, living life without her parents was unimaginable. But being blamed for her first love’s suicide? That destroyed every part of who she was.

Gone were the days of innocence, happiness, and dreams. Now her days simply meant attempting to survive. In her mind, her only means for that was replacing her grief with men, booze and the fast life. And for five years, it worked.

When an opportunity to leave the nightmares of her past in Australia opens up, she takes it. Los Angeles beckons - with hopes of late nights, new beginnings, and the promise of a string of endless men to distract her, she can’t wait to dive in.

One thing she didn’t count on was meeting her match.

In the eyes of outsiders, Tate Connors has it all; the ultimate LA bachelor who is content with his lifestyle of wild nights, women and one night stands. He's Mr. Unpredictable with looks that could destroy any woman with one glance.

The craziness of Los Angeles throws them into the chaotic path of each other. Savannah becomes the perfect game, and Tate becomes the ultimate prey. Lines are crossed, emotions are smashed, and the idea of who they truly are begins to be tangled.

However, one thing will become clear.
They are more alike than either one could ever have imagined.


My Review

"No matter what life you are handed, whatever you are dealt, whatever struggles you may face, please remember to just breathe. Just breathe, Savannah, because that's all you will need."

These are the words Savannah's father wrote in a letter to her on the day she was born. After that, every time she had problems, her father would remind her to "just breathe".

When she first meets Tate Connors, she must remind herself once more to just breathe. The attraction is physically painful as well as unrelenting. Talk about battle of the sexes! These two continuously fight and make up. They are both so afraid of loving each other and commitment, in their panic, they fight their attraction to each other.

Tate is so cocky and tough. He presents himself as a gift to women and irresistible. Underneath this facade, we know he is a damaged soul just trying to protect himself. Savannah is no different. They both look for the distraction of one-night-stands where no commitments or emotions are involved. Together, these two lovers are incendiary when they get together.

Although Tate is adorable, his level of immaturity and temper left me a little unconvinced as to how real his character was. Overall, though, he is a sweet character, hopefully on the mend.

This is book #1 in the Breathe series. Breathless is book #2 and is available now. The final book in the series called Breathe Again is scheduled for release in 2014. I already bought Breathless and will be reading it next. Cannot stop myself from wondering what will happen with these two lovers as they face tremendous challenges.

4 Stars 
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About the Author

Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. She writes angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, a spoonful of sexiness and the main ingredient hot guys. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can't remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that's because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop and they are constantly writing together. When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family and friends. With her first novel, Just Breathe was released in July 2013, her dream of releasing a book has become reality. With another three books already taking up her mind, she cannot wait to start this crazy ride.

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  1. I can't wait to read this book. It has been on my TBR for a while now.

  2. This book sounds like it will be an emotional roller coaster ride..I gotta read it

  3. Thanks for this chance to win!!

  4. this sounds awesome thanks for the giveaway!!

  5. This sounds like an awesome book. Can't wait to read. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! This sounds good (: