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.Breathe into Me by Sara Fawkes
Published by St. Martin's Press on April 8, 2014
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How did my life get so broken? It’s a question Lacey St. James asks herself every day. Stuck raising her little brother in a trailer park while she works a dead end job at a grocery store, she has a stalker exboyfriend, a bad reputation, and no way out.
And then, she meets Everett, who changes her entire existence.
Everett is an outsider who’s housesitting his family’s mansion off the coast, and for reasons Lacey can’t understand, he’s completely transfixed by her. He seems determined to show her that life can offer more than she’d ever hoped for, if only she believes in herself. She desperately yearns to trust him, but what happens when she finds out that everything he’s told her is a lie?
This is the first book by Author Sara Fawkes that I’ve read. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this one, but the synopsis captured my attention and I couldn’t wait to get started reading it.
I liked both of the main characters and some of the secondary characters. Lacey has had a rough life the last few years. After her father dies her mother packs herself, Lacey, and Lacey’s little brother Davy up and moves them across the country to live with their grandmother. Her grandmother… is an evil biotch. Her mom’s not much better. Her current boyfriends is also a piece of work. The poor girl couldn’t seem to catch a break. She meets Everett one night at bar. Right away I liked him. He took an interest in her and there was just something about him that drew me in.
These two together make for an unlikely pair. Whereas he seems well out together, she’s anything but. I enjoyed seeing their relationship grow from friendship into something more. He’s hiding secrets though. Ones that make the story really interesting.
There are a few twists and turns within the pages of this one. Some of them her predictable, but I don’t that think took away from the overall story. I kept trying to figure out what Everett was hiding.
The sex scenes are comparable to adult mainstream. They weren’t overly explicit in nature, but were well written.
Overall, I enjoyed this one. If you’re a fan of NA romance I suggest you give it a try. I think ms Fawkes did a great job writing this one and I’m looking forward to reading more of her work in the future.