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Breathe | [Abbi Glines]

Breathe

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 06-24-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 06-24-13 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I didn't think it was YA!"

    I debated about getting this book for eons...I'm not really into young adult novels, sure twilight was decent but I tell myself it was the vampire thing that got me through the intense YA story....I didn't get the same vibe from this book, I would classify it as Romance of the fluff variety.

    Yes, the story revolves around a 17 year old girl....but this "girl" has been the head of her household since she was 11 due to piss poor parenting. I know a "kid" like that and trust me, she is no kid! But I see why people would confuse a younger person storyline with it being a YA novel.

    There were a few steamy scenes (in full detail) and a few f-bombs dropped, but ultimately the story moved slower in the romance department because we are dealing with inexperienced kids and to have them shack up on page three would have just been horrible. So yes, this is romance not erotica, and it was predictable and full of fluff but that was what I wanted. I really wish there was a sequel to this couples story, this is part of a series and I hope the writer comes back to these two...I want to know more of their story.

    So, if you are looking for some wham bam action on page 3 this is not the book for you, but if you want some fluffy romance star crossed lovers thing then add it to your cart :-)

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    heather SUNLAND, CA, United States 06-29-13
    heather SUNLAND, CA, United States 06-29-13
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    "Sweet!"

    This book not as good as" fallen too far", but it was a sweet little love story. If your looking for a light little romance this book is for you.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan Yukon, OK, United States 06-15-13
    Morgan Yukon, OK, United States 06-15-13
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    "Good story, bad male voice."
    Would you listen to Breathe again? Why?

    No, couldn't stand the voice for Jax while he was narrating


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Breathe?

    When Jax and Sadie went back to his house after the movie!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bell, Book & Kindle nova, usa 05-18-14
    Bell, Book & Kindle nova, usa 05-18-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Atrocious Female Voice/Actor"
    Where does Breathe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Terrible female reader. Ruined the book but I already paid so my loss.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Breathe?

    See above


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    See above


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    See above


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Smith louisiana 06-11-13
    R. Smith louisiana 06-11-13

    For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.

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    "Super easy read"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Abbi Glines again?

    yes


    Have you listened to any of Kirby Heyborne and Shayna Thibodeaux ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This performance was one of the best I have heard from Kirby as compared to other books by this writer were he got on my nerves......Shayna done wonderful as always!


    Any additional comments?

    Lucky for me I read this series out of order (backwards) if I would not have I more then likely would of stopped after this book. It just didn't grip me and hold me like the other books in this series. The love between the two made me want to roll my eyes ( exp. some of the mushy stuff they would say to each other) and they feel in love WAY too fast! There was a good story in there but felt booged down under the confessions of their feelings. Still an okay book better ones to come in the series so please don't stop with this one. And if you truly want to skip over this one that can be done b/c you will see these two in other books and learn their story with out all the mushy gushiness of it all.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB 07-23-15
    BluBumbleB 07-23-15 Member Since 2015

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "MADE ME WANT TO SAY AWWWW!"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mulle Denmark 05-07-15
    Mulle Denmark 05-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sweet but missede something in the story"

    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.

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    Delta108 Wisconsin 04-07-15
    Delta108 Wisconsin 04-07-15 Member Since 2014

    Like a good romance book. I also like any good writing whether it is fiction, classic, etc,

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    "Breathe"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Orange Park, FL, United States 01-21-15
    Rebecca Orange Park, FL, United States 01-21-15 Member Since 2012

    Love Dystopian novels, Romance and Murder Mysteries!

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    "Breathe is the start of an epic series!"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 05-02-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 05-02-14 Member Since 2014

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "A NICE YA NOVEL"

    I bought this book after reading the "Too Far" series without realizing it was in the YA genre. For me, this book was a good "in between" book when you're too burnt out of the more dark, ansty, drama-filled reads. It's evident that this is an earlier work by Abbi Glines. I liked Jax Stone, the teen, rock star sensation. He reminded me of a Jonas brother as he came across as an All-American good guy who was tired of the superficial, highly publicized celebrity lifestyle seeking something more in life. Well, he certainly finds it! While vacationing in Sea Breeze, Alabama in his luxury family home, he catches sight of the very beautiful Sadie White who is in his employment as a maid. Sadie is somewhat of an "old soul" as she is very mature for her age of 17 years. She has had to grow up quickly living with an irresponsible single mother, who at the moment is pregnant. Sadie takes on this job to support her household.

    The secondary characters are endearing. I felt bad for Marcus (Sadie's work colleague) as he experienced unrequited love from Sadie. I enjoyed Ms. Mary, the head of the service personnel, and I also liked Marcus' younger sister Amanda.

    The love story between Jax and Sadie was sweet and not too steamy. Because the leads were so young, this book felt unfinished, even when you knew they would end up together at the end. There isn't a real solution since Sadie is still living under another person's roof (since she's under age) and both Sadie and Jax can only dream and plan about their future together. I understand their story is further developed and explored in the books that follow. I'm not sure if I will continue with the series as it's a bit too tame for my liking. I may continue when I'm in an "in between" phase again, but this is more due to my own preferences and not that there was anything wrong with this book or series.

    Narrator: I really liked Shayna Thibodeaux's narration. She brought an ease and casualty that radiated through and made this one easy listen. I thought Kirby Heybourne did well also.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "More YA than NA, but fun"

    The book was fun and well-written, though not an awful lot happens in the story. Just be aware that this is really more YA (Young Adult) with sex, rather than NA (New Adult). The protagonist is 17 years old, still in school and the themes are the typical coming-of-age and identity-development ones of teen books. There were some believability issues, but the story flowed well and was enough fun to listen to that I'll consider other books by Abbie Glines

    I preferred the male narrator. The female narrator had a very staccato way of speaking which made the heroine sound flip and casual, even when the words/story indicated that she wasn't.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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