Friday, 2 January 2015

Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines

  • Hardcover: 333 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (4 Jun 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442488700
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442488700
In the shore town of Sea Breeze, Sadie discovers that fame is nothing in the face of passion. A steamy read from bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Sadie White's summer job is at the beach, but she won't be working as a lifeguard. Since her mom is pregnant and refuses to work, Sadie will be taking over as a domestic servant for a wealthy family 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 were normal; if she hadn't spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house, maybe she'd be excited about working for a rock star. But she's not.

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. Yet as the summer stretches on, Jax's passion leaves him breathless, and Sadie feels like the only source of oxygen.

Can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? One breath at a time, they're going to find out.

Cover:  I really like this cute, fun, cheesy cover.

I've been collecting the Sea Breeze books for ages, but was yet to read them.  
Finally I got round to picking up the first book, Breathe.  And I really enjoyed it.
I didn't love it as much as the Too Far series, which I think will always be my favourites of Abbi's books.
Breathe was a fast paced, cute contemporary read.
Sadie was a sweet character, and I really felt for her.  Her home life has meant she has been unable to really form attachments to people, and the first person or guy, that she has any interest in, would happen to be a famous rockstar.  Complicated much.
Jax supposedly has the dream life- famous rock god, fans clambering after his every move- but somewhere along the way he's lost himself, and with Sadie- he feels like 'him' again, instead of his stage persona.
The 'romance' expect moved a little too fast for me.  They suddenly loved each other, but in actuality they spend very little time together.  I felt I wanted more of them just hanging out and speaking to each other.
I found myself thinking that I was reading a Twilight fanfic- there are A LOT of similarities when you break it down.
-Sweet girl moved to quiet town, feels isolated and different
-Likes a guy totally wrong for her, warned away and said guy tries to stay away
-Male BFF wants more, but girl can't because she feels for the wrong guy
-Guy leaves to try and protect girl from his crazy life
-Girl has accident, guy realises he can't stay away
-Happy ending

More or less.
But I did like it, but just not as much as the Too Far trilogy.  
It's cute and fluffy, but I've definitely read NA and YA romances that I've preferred.
3.5/5 stars.

Read from October 31 to November 02, 2014

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