Friday, September 23, 2011

Indie Author of the Week....Abbi Glines

Title: Breathe
Author: Abbi Glines
Published By: Self Published; Wild Child Publishing (May 16th, 2011)
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:
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 without each other breathe again?

My Review:
So I really enjoyed this book. I have heard quite a few people say that the romance happened too soon and it didn't feel real and that they couldn't connect to the story because things happened so fast and that the underdog in the story (Marcus) was better than the hero.

And you know what?
I didn't feel that way at all. Okay, Marcus is pretty great and I would have loved to have seen Sadie end up with him as much as I loved seeing her with Jax but, in the end, I think Sadie was with who she needed to be with.
We can't always help who we fall in love with. We can't make a spark be there when one just isn't no matter how wonderful or sweet the person is. Yeah, it sucks but, love it what it is.

And okay, they did sort of fall in love quickly, but when you are young, isn't that how it always is? Don't we sometimes jump into situations and relationships head first without thoughts of the consequences?

Was this book completely realistic? A rock star falling in love with a beautiful girl who also happens to be completely innocent and naive?
Well no, probably not but then again, that is why I love reading. I love going places I will probably never go and seeing things I will probably never see and feeling things that I might not have otherwise.
Overall, this is a great story and I loved it, I really did.
I would love to have another story about Marcus and to see him have his happily ever after, because truly, he was an amazing character and he deserves that.

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