I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan
Series: Breathing #3
Published by Skyscape on July 2, 2013
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Emma leaves Weslyn and everyone in it behind to attend Stanford University, just as she always intended. A shell of her former self, she is not the same girl. She is broken, and the only way that she’ll be whole again is through forgiveness. Emma must find a way to forgive herself and recognize her own worth before she can receive the love she deserves. This final installment will have readers holding their breath until the very last page.
Out of Breath is the conclusion to the Breathing Series and boy what a series this has been. I absolutely loved it. I’m sort of sad that I’ve reached the end, but I can honestly say that I am very happy with the way things turned out.
Ms Donovan is a new to me author. I have read so many reviews and tweets about this series that I knew I had to give it a try. I’m so happy that I did.
The main and many of the secondary characters are rich with emotions and I really enjoyed getting to know them.
I loved Emma from the beginning. The poor girl has had a rough life. When I say rough I am not exaggerating. I felt so bad for her and all she had to go through.
I think Sara was a perfect best friend for Emma. She continued to support her throughout this entire series. They were as close as sisters and I’m happy Emma had a best friend that didn’t give up on her and walk away.
To say I loved Evan is an understatement. He was amazing. He also didn’t give up Emma even though she broke his heart in book two. (which I was really mad at her for btwf. He accepted her despite all her flaws and loved her unconditionally.
In this book you’ll meet Cole. Surprisingly I liked him. Even though he wasn’t Evan I think he really cared for Emma and tried to be there for her. Unfortunately Emma wasn’t able to give him what he wanted or needed. Sorry if that’s spoiler-ish.
There are a few surprises where Rachel and Jonathan are concerned. I was glad to get closure on those characters.
Overall, this series has had me experiencing a whirlwind of emotions. I’ve cried several times while reading each book. It’s heart wrenching at times. The struggles that Emma had to experience were so emotional I couldn’t help but have sympathy for her. I think she grew a lot as a person by the end.
I’m really glad I invested the time to read this series. It’s definitely one of my favorites and I can see myself reading it again in the future.