Monday, January 07, 2013

Review- Breathe by Abbi Glines

Goodreads Summary: 

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.


REVIEW:

After reading and absolutely liking The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers, I was looking forward to more books by author Abbi Glines and Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) is her debut book. I love Young/New Adult Contemporary Romances that make you feel like you are experiencing everything that the protagonist is experiencing. Abbi Glines' books do just that. Her stories pull you in and leave you smiling. Breathe was no different. 
The love story of Sadie, a gorgeous, genuinely nice, caring, smart and determined blonde and Jax Stone, the most popular teen rock-star and idol, who girls are mad about and guys look up to, Breathe is a very cute and peachy read. 
I absolutely adored Sadie. Her life is a mess with her mother being pregnant and ever complaining, so much so that she doesn't even go to work. The responsibility of bringing food to the table falls in the hands of Sadie and she is a hard worker. Her entire family situation really pissed me off and I couldn't, in any way, relate to it. But I could totally understand Sadie' situation. She doesn't complain, doesn't crib, but does what she can do for survival. She replaces her mom as a maid in the Stone Mansion, the home of the rock-star Jax Stone. That is where the very adorable romance between the two begins. Jax and his ways of wooing Sadie did seem very cheesy at times. It was really sweet to see the high on fame and low on privacy guy go out of the way to make sure Sadie was safe and happy. Plus, I love love love music in any form in a book. Jax's songs added a romantic and very emotional touch.  
Sadie makes a new (and her only) friend whilst working at the Mansion. Marcus was an extremely adorable and lovable guy. I really wish the simple friendship between the two had turned into a romantic relationship, but then again, Marcus wouldn't get his own special story in the next book in the Sea Breeze series, Because Of Low
The other staff at the Stone Mansion, like Ms. Mary, Mr. Greg and Marcus' friends (who endlessly flirted with Sadie) were lovely and very pleasant. Their presence gave the story a light and realistic feel. 
The arrival of Sadie's pretty little baby brother just makes the story all the more heart-warming. I just love it when a number of things come crashing down all at once to make a perfect ending. 
Breathe is a cute, cheesy and chilled out read that I was totally absorbed in. 

RATING:

X 4
Sarika

17 comments:

  1. It's so funny that we were both thinking Abbi Glines this morning! That girl is all over the place these days!

    I want to read this series, too, whenever I get the time. Love your review! And I sure hope I get my HEA in Never Too Far :)

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    1. Abbi sure is all over the place, what will all her super lovely books! I really wish you get your HEA in NTF! Thanks for stopping by my review, Jamie! :)

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  2. Aww it sounds like such a cute book. I love cheese in contemporary so I'll have to add this one to my tbr pile. Great review!

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    1. Oh yes, it is cheesy and cute, so I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy it as well! Thanks for stopping by, Momo! :)

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  3. I never heard of this book but it sounds really good. Great review.

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    1. It IS good! Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer! :)

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  4. I've only read one Glines book, The Vincent Boys. I've been wanting to read more of her, maybe I should start with this one. Nice review!

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    1. Ah, if you liked The Vincent Boys, I suggest you catch up on all of Abbi's books, you'll enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by, Ali! :)

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  5. I love contemporary romance! I've never heard of this book before, so I'm glad that you reviewed it.

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    1. The pleasure is all mine! ;) I HAD to share the goodness of this book and I'm so glad you find it helpful. Thanks for stopping by, Dena! :)

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  6. I really like this series, Breathe was full of cliches, and unbelievable storyline, but some part of me wanted the rockstar & a naive girl to be together. I felt bad for Marcus, but his story was so so good.

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    1. Totally agree with you, Aman! Abbi has a way of making cliches and cheesy work! ;) Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  7. I have still not read one of Abbi Glines books but I do have a couple of them on my reader. I will have to give one a try in March for the TBR event. Thanks for your great review.

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    1. Oh, if you have Abbi's books, I suggest you read them ASAP! Thanks for stopping by! Good luck with the TBR event! :)

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