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
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
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 :-)
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.
No, couldn't stand the voice for Jax while he was narrating
When Jax and Sadie went back to his house after the movie!
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.
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!
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.
Yes - Although read my full review in the additional comments to really see my explanation.
I loved Shayna, but Kirby just didn't mesh with the story for me.
A few months back Breathe was on sale on Audible (a BOGO deal, if I remember) so I bought it and then forgot it. I tend to do that a lot – then when I’m desperate for an audiobook (because my house needs cleaned or something) I go through my forgotten books and pick one. I finally did that two days ago, and I couldn’t stop listening!!
I have a love/hate relationship with the characters in Breathe. Jax and Sadie? They drive me kind of insane. Their whole insta-love, “you are my air” **GAG** just made me want to barf. But I kept reading, because I loved Sadie’s relationship with Marcus. I loved Miss Mary. I wanted to know what happened with Sadie’s no-good mom! (Who I’m royally pissed that everyone kind of ignored, because if all these people care about this 17 year old girl so much, how come none of them even realize or do anything about the fact that she is paying all the bills, going to school and taking care of her mother? How come Jax never questioned more? Etc, etc, etc.)
I have never read an Abbi Glines book (despite everyone telling me I would LOVE her) so this was a pleasant surprise. Despite my distaste for the two main characters? I loved this book. (I know, that’s odd – I didn’t like the main part of the story. But I loved it anyway.) There was so much with the secondary characters, so many relationships, and everything was so complete and vivid.
We all know what makes or breaks an audiobook is a narrator sometimes. I loved the female narrator (Shayna Thibodeaux) but the male? (Kirby Heyborne) just didn’t fit the characters in my mind. Everytime Jax had his viewpoint I would cringe a little.
After glancing at all the Goodreads reviews, I am seeing that I’m not alone on my feelings about Jax and Sadie – but I seem to differ in that I really liked the book despite (or maybe in spite of) that. I’ve already purchased and downloaded Book #2 in the Sea Breeze series, Because of Low.
All the characters are good. Their accents and their attitudes are funny and great to listen to. The only person I didn't really care for was Sadie's mom.
I laughed and cried. There are some very funny moments and very sweet romantic moments that are very touching that will make you cry.
This book is a good quick listen. Its funny and really sweet and very touching. A teenage girl that is doing everything on her own and the rock star that falls in luv with her. Great!! I'd definitely listen to this again.
This book was pretty intensely schmatlzy. I wanted there to be a real villain or a real conflict, or some comedy or something. But mostly there is mooning and lovey doveyness. I did not laugh once during this book and spent a lot of time yelling about people being jerks. And NONE of those jerks had a satisfying comeuppance.
It pretty much reads exactly like a teenage girl's fantasy summer romance, complete with maudlin song lyrics.
I also felt like this book is pretty sex negative for a book with a lot of sex in it. There is some pretty intense slut shaming of one character, and a lot of "oh I'm an innocent virgin who has no problem having orgasms even though I don't know what they are!" Yeah right.
The readers were good, and it was a sweet story, just very one note. I finished it, but I was pretty ready for it to end.
I don't think this book was bad, it was just not for me. If it sounds like it is for you, you should check it out.
"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.
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