Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review: Breathe by Abby 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. Relationship's 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.
But can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? Or will they have to learn how to breathe again?

My Review: 

I love cotton candy. Sometimes. If I'm in the mood for it. But I don't want a lot of it- I don't want to eat it every day. But when my kids say, "Let's go to the carnival/fair, etc." I don't think rides, I think cotton candy and funnel cake. But after I eat the cotton candy, I'm done. I have no desire for any more of it, even the thought of eating any more makes me nauseous. Fast forward a month or two... carnival comes to town again, I think, "Cotton Candy". This is not off topic, it's just that Breathe is such a cotton candy type book...Oh, first this is the song that kept going through my head. (I know Jax wasn't in a boy band, but my house and blog are a Bieber-free zone.) Be forewarned: partial nudity in video.

Why is this book like cotton candy? It's really fluffy, light, almost as if it too was spun out of sugar and air. Which was fine for the mood I was in when reading the book. I was busy at work, tired, sore, etc. So this was a nice read- the kind of read where your brain can almost go on autopilot. But for a cotton candy type book, this was a good read. Look, we need books like this. There's nothing wrong with them- you can't be reading books like War and Peace all of the time, right? So yes, this is a perfect summer read. The thing that really bothered me was the overly melodramatic ending. It just didn't fit with the whole tone of the rest of the book. There are a few things that didn't bother me because of how they were portrayed within the context of the book. But fair warning, there's a (semi) love triangle, Sadie kind of falls in love with Jax really quickly (instalove), and just wow Sadie's mom got on my nerves. Overall Rating: 3 stars Genre rating: 3 1/2 cotton candies



  1. I actually love this review! I totally understand the cotton candy kind of book idea and it was well put. Not that I'm any sort of authority on reviews but I think somebody should say job well done :D

    1. Thanks, Beth Dean. I love the reviews over at your site too. And I love that you read and review such a variety of books. If anyone wants to check out Beth's blog it's here: http://theteenagebookworms.blogspot.com/

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