Book: Breathe (Sea Breeze #1)
Author: Abbi Glines
Published: May 2011
My Rating: 4/5
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.
Wow. What a great book. Breathe was an easy and light read. Such a sweet love story.
Seventeen-year-old Sadie is stuck working in her mother’s place during her summer vacation. Jessica’s pregnancy and complete lack of common sense, made Sadie the grown up in their home, and as such it’s her who has to provide their meal every day. While working in her mother’s place —cleaning rich people’s houses —isn’t completely horrible. Granted, it isn’t how Sadie wanted her summer vacation to go either. But luck is (sort of) on her side, as she ends up working at teen-rock-star-Jax-Stone’s home, of them all.
Sadie was not particularly a fan, nor did she have time to fangirl over a teen idol with all the problems she was facing at home. That is until she meets Jax Stone himself. She can’t avoid the instant attraction she feels towards him, but she is intent on ignoring it… or trying to. She needed the job, and getting fired because she was drooling over the house owner wasn’t an option.
Unfortunately for her –or not so much –Jax felt their pull as well, and he wasn’t hesitant to act towards it. She was a girl like he had never met before, he was intrigued, and too attracted to not, at least, try… something.
This is where Jax’s and Sadie’s story begins.
Breathe made strange things to my heart. Like break it a hundred times over and then mend it a hundred times more. Damn you Jax Stone for doing this to me… and to Sadie. The sweetness and love between them was endearing. I fell for it just as fast as Sadie did. But the headache was also strong, a little bit more than I –and my poor heat –expected and could endure.
I had to take quite a few deep breaths through the story. While I completely got Sadie, and the way she acted, I couldn’t help sometimes to feel a little annoyed at her lack of will power. I mean, I would probably be just like her, but come on! She needed to shoot some serious words at him instead of becoming putty every time he said please.
Then again, I guess it was kind of hard for her, with reason…
“You’re every song I have ever sung. I’ll never let anything hurt you again. For the first time in my life, my dreams aren’t about me. They are about you.”
Swoon, anyone? No wonder the boy was a rock star and stole every girl’s heart, really. He had mine for minute one, anyway.
Now it’s time to admit that the closer I got to the end –and while thoroughly enjoying the story –I started worrying about my wellbeing (yes, I’m being a drama queen, that’s how I roll *cough*). I was sure I couldn’t take more heartache as it was, and if he was going to leave for good I would be completely broken, much like Sadie.
But let’s face it. We all know fairy tales don’t last long… or at least they are not meant to last the ending half of a book. So, yet again, my heart was broken into a million tiny pieces.
“Sometimes, Sadie, love isn’t enough. This is one of those times.”
Why?! I wanted to cream. W-H-Y!?
Because, sometimes, life just sucks for us. And sometimes you do get what you wanted… in the end.
Breathe was a really sweet read. A Cinderella kind of story. It was heartwarming, and cute. The characters are all loveable (with the exception of Jessica, which I hate, even though she made me laugh once or twice), especially Jax. Duh. And we have the great amazing happy ending we all hope for.