In the shore town of Sea Breeze, Sadie discovers that fame is nothing in the face of passion. A steamy listen from best-selling 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.....
©2013 Abby Glines (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I know I'm among the few that didn't love this book, but it just never did anything for me. I struggled with ever turning it on (hence taking 5 months to finish it). This book is the prime example of why I hesitate to read YA. It ends up being a walking cliche: the clueless virgin, the lonely rockstar, insta-love, crappy parents, angst and jealousy because there's no communication, the forgotten birth control, and I could go on. I really struggled to find any redeeming qualities in this book, so it's safe to say I won't be continuing with the author or series.
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
I don't typically like rock star books, but I have it a try based on reviews and I'm so glad I did. The performance by Shayna and Kirby was spot on and the story was so sweet and emotional. Can't wait to continue on with this series.
A better narrator for one thing. It threw me off the story. Now if I just focus on the story it's rather...basic. The main character, Sadie, is interesting and strong but the others are rather dimensional. The dialog is also a bit shallow but I didn't expect too much. Go into this with low expectations and it will be a good read.
Something more fantasy/sci-fi I think...maybe.
Okay so I wanted to write a review just because of the performances. Kirby Heyborne is a bit apathetic and dry, when he tries to put on a southern accent...well I've heard better but also not the WORST ever.
Shayna Thibodeaux is really was the biggest obstacle for me. She does this William Shatner-esque pausing narration that is very annoying. I've been through a lot of audio books and have found what I like in a narrator and what I don't like. Shayna sounds like she's reading from the page and performing, almost forcing it, rather than BEING the character and living the words.
Now don't get me wrong, someone will love the way Thibodeaux and Heyborne narrate but it just really isn't my thing.
Abbi Glines knows how to give good teen angst! This was a really sweet story, and very much akin to an "After School Special". I'm a fan of Glines' Rosemary Beach series, and so far, Sea Breeze is definitely comparable. My biggest issue is with the male narrator...Ugh, not a great choice. Narrator aside, it was well written, and the overall story was good enough to make me explore the remainder of the series, teen drama and all!
A classic story about a poor girl falling in love and getting the rich and famous guy. Some parts are just to obvious. It was sweet but something is missing in the story - perhaps some details about the past and/or details connecting the story together. The narrating is outstanding though.
Enjoy listening to a narration of a great book.
Breathe is an excellent YA novel. Both narrators were very good and sounded like the age of main characters.
Jax is a superstar rockstar who likes to get away from his fans etc., and spends his summer on an island in Alabama when he meets one of his housemaid,17 year old Sadie, who is less than impressed with the rockstar.
As time goes by Sadie gets to know the true Jax, that even Jax's younger brother notices the positive chance.
This novel shows again the lack of privacy is given for the price of fame. It sad that if someone is sick or injured fame does not protect them as the laws protect the lay persons.
Love Dystopian novels, Romance and Murder Mysteries!
I've listened to this series several times, I love the writing! Abbi Glines is one of my favorite authors.
Jax and Sadie are great characters to start a series with. Everyone loves the idea of being able to snag a rock star, even if you are just the maid :)
Sadie is the best female lead, no one could ever hate her. She is the perfect character to snag the hot unobtainable rocker.
Add this one to your cart, and get ready to clear your schedule to finish the series as well!
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