Saturday, August 03, 2013

Review- I Breathe You by Lori L. Clark

Goodreads Summary:

When a tragic accident leaves Rhane Evans -- lead vocalist for the rock band Fate's Crazy -- permanently unable to speak above a whisper and kills the love of her life, she moves across the state to pick up the pieces. Shattered, Rhane struggles to understand what happened the night of the accident, an accident everyone blames her for, even though she wasn't driving the car.

Enter Ian Callahan. He's the one person who may have a more tumultuous past than Rhane. Though they try hard to deny the sizzling attraction between them, it proves nearly impossible. When Ian's troubled past threatens to tear them apart, they begin to believe happiness isn't in their cards.

Because Fate's Crazy that way...

Coming to an e-reader near you this summer!


REVIEW:

*NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of I Breathe You from author Lori L. Clark in exchange for an honest review. We thank Lori for the book! 

It's no surprise that I love mind boggling, disturbing and messed up books. The more messed up, the better, is the principle I go by while picking a book to read. It's also no surprise that I adore abrupt and cliff hanger endings. But let me tell you that author Lori L. Clark has a way of making me think twice about liking such things which makes me like it even more. Confusing and complicated much? Well, that's how it goes. 
I read the author Lori L. Clark's book, Different Roads long time back and I still go back to it at times thinking about the sheer shocking ending of it. But yes, like I said, the more shocking the better, so I loved it. You can read my review of the book here. So when I got an email from the author about her next book, I jumped at the opportunity to read an e-ARC. 
I must admit that when I started with 
I Breathe You  I wanted to close it and put off reading it. It really saddens me that I thought of giving up on it. I was barely two chapters in and had no idea what to think because I hardly understood where the story was headed and what sense it made. The determined person that I am, I couldn't give up and oh boy, I am glad I didn't. 
Rhane Evans and her boyfriend Dalton are musicians in a band called Fate's Crazy and an accident one night leaves Rhane (I LOVE her name) without the two things she loves most. Dalton is dead and so is her voice. She cannot speak above a whisper. 
I loved Rhane as a protagonist. While one would expect her to cry over the past and think of the what ifs and buts of the situation, Rhane, unlike many female protagonists out there, doesn't spend the rest of her life mourning. She takes each day as it comes and she heals and helps herself. I loved seeing a female protagonist with anger issues and a slightly crazy but totally amazing personality. Rhane goes out for therapy and anger management classes, dyes her hair a new colour each time, chit chats with her care taker Gwen, goes out to hang out with her uncle T at the bar, makes a friend at the classes, helps out puppy dogs in her front yard, writes music and even finds love again in Ian Callahan. 
Unlike Different Roads, I Breathe You, while shocking and disturbing, came with it's share of funny and light moments and lots of cheers and a positive outlook thanks to the presence of an amazing family and friends who, as characters, shone out throughout the length of the novel, alongside Rhane. 
I really wish there had been a little bit more about Rhane's band and her relationship with Dalton. That whole thing got over really soon and was ended before it even began. 
Author Lori L. Clark's writing is simple, easy to comprehend and very very dazzling. I really loved I Breathe You. It was an amazing and sparkling read that sucked me in it's core and is going to stick with me for a long time to come. 

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you Sarah! Glad you stuck with it. :) <3

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  2. Hmm you're right. This sounds like something I'd love. You'll just have to push me to read it and not to give up ;) I'm glad you enjoyed it at the end. Great review Sarika :)

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    1. I will do that, ma'am. Thank you, Tanja! :)

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