Friday, August 31, 2012

Breathe by Abbi Glines

Read in: August, 2012
Format: Ebook
Source: Borrowed
Star Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis: (From
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.

ALL of the teenagers in this story sounded like 40 year old women. The author WAS trying to make the main character sound like a 17 year old who is mature for her age, but she went too far. She was said to have a good head on her shoulders; not to sound so out of touch from the teenage world. Also, there were NO contractions at all (example: we will=we'll). Everything sounded strange and forced. It was the main reason to me for only getting a four star rating on an otherwise amazing story line. 

AMAZING STORY LINE! The plot wasn't strange or forced. Mrs. Glines worked with a difficult story plot but the story moved seamlessly and without any of the awkward hiccups a debut novel has. Jax & Sadie are exploring the wonders of new love filled with all of those amazing dates you can have when you have an unlimited fortune.

A quick, fun, and emotional summer read. The characters are surprisingly real and well managed with the sometimes hectic story line. Although not a favorite, it doesn't take away from the fact this novel is  a wonderful debut!

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