Review: Breathe by Abbi Glines

breatheBreathe by Abbi Glines
Series: Sea Breeze #1
Published by Simon Pulse on May 16th 2011
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 333
Source: Purchased

In the shore town of Sea Breeze, Sadie discovers that fame is nothing in the face of passion. A steamy read from bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Sadie White’s summer job is at the beach, but she won’t be working as a lifeguard. Since her mom is pregnant and refuses to work, Sadie will be taking over as a domestic servant for a wealthy family 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 were normal—if she hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house—maybe she’d be excited about working for a rock star. But she’s not.

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. Yet as the summer stretches on, Jax’s passion leaves him breathless—and Sadie feels like the only source of oxygen.

Can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? One breath at a time, they’re going to find out…

what i thoughtI have finally read a book by Abbi Glines! For almost a year I’ve been dying to pick up one of her books!

Sadie has always been the adult figure between her mom and herself. Sadie always had to make sure to purchase condoms for her mom and make sure she was fed. When Sadie’s mom ends up pregnant, it’s up to Sadie to find a job to support them and the new coming baby. She takes up her mother’s previous job working as a servant at a rich family’s house. This family turns out to be the family of big pop teen sensation, Jax Stone who comes to visit his Sea Breeze house for a summer getaway. Growing up and being the adult figure, she never really paid much attention to Jax and his music.

Jax is immediately drawn to Sadie, while Sadie isn’t impressed. Determined to make this relationship work, Jax pulls on his charm to win Sadie over. But will the fame and paparazzi scare Sadie away for good? Can they both stand a tugging relationship like that?

This is told in dual point of view, switching chapters between Sadie and Jax.

I adored this! Though, for about 80 pages I wasn’t “in love” with it just yet. It wasn’t really until the second half that I really started falling for this book. There were also some cheesy scenes shared between Jax and Sadie as well that resulted in why this is not a 5/5 rating for me. The conflict that arose towards the end of the book frustrated me a little because of how quickly it was resolved.

The romance is sweet and romantic, and you can help but having the biggest grin on your face. Jax and Sadie’s story is one of those that you never want to end, I wanted to keep reading more about them. The first half of the book is like a young adult contemporary, but until about the half way mark does it really develop into a new adult book.

I loved Sadie’s friend she met, Marcus. He was incredibly sweet and so charming towards Sadie. I can’t decide who I like more, Marcus or Jax… I knew Marcus didn’t have a chance, but I am excited to see his love story next! I loved that he played like a “knight in shining armor” for Sadie.

I also loved Ms. Mary and Mr. Greg!! Especially Ms. Mary; she was the perfect motherly figure for Sadie that she’s been so desperate to have her whole life! The one thing that seriously bothered me about Sadie’s mom was the fact that she couldn’t go out and buy her own condoms! SERIOUSLY! Your going to make your DAUGHTER go out and buy them for you?!

Definitely looking forward to more of Abbi Glines’ books! I’m definitely hooked!!



“You’re everything I write about in songs, but can never have.” — page 93


“If hearts could shatter, mine just did.” ― Abbi Glines, Breathe


“I perfected the art of being uninteresting.” ― Abbi Glines, Breathe

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