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Out of Breath: The Breathing Series, Book 3 | [Rebecca Donovan]

Out of Breath: The Breathing Series, Book 3

Emma Thomas is hiding. From everything and everyone... including herself. But she can't hide forever. Her past will find her, and her secrets won't remain quiet - not if she wants to be forgiven. Emma learns that honesty can hurt worse than betrayal, and the truth may cost her the only love she's ever known.
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Publisher's Summary

"My insides still burned. I considered what I could do to push the torment back into the dark and return to my numb state. I couldn't do it on my own. I needed help. I was desperate." Emma Thomas is hiding. From everything and everyone... including herself. But she can't hide forever. Her past will find her, and her secrets won't remain quiet - not if she wants to be forgiven. Emma learns that honesty can hurt worse than betrayal, and the truth may cost her the only love she's ever known.

This highly anticipated conclusion of The Breathing Series will have listeners holding their breath until the very end.

©2013 Rebecca Donovan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Jordy 07-03-13
    Jordy 07-03-13 Member Since 2015

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Finally No More cliffhangers! I love a good HEA!!"

    I hate cliffhangers but I can honestly say the wait was worth it. This series caused a roller coaster of emotions. So much tragedy & abuse Emma had to endure. She always ended up hurting the ones she loved by pushing them away. My heart hurt for Emma. In the end, when you think that this poor girl will always stay broken she finally decides not to give up. She chooses to breath especially with Evan at her side. He never gave up and together they found their way back to each other. I'm glad the book ended the way it did. To me it was simply perfect.

    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Tweetyct2 Phoenixville, PA, United States 09-03-13
    Tweetyct2 Phoenixville, PA, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A good ending to Emma and Evan's story"
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    I am glad that I did not listen bad reviews of this book. In this last installment of the series, Emma grew in to her own person. She learned to forgive herself and live/look forward to the future and not in the past. I love Evan. He has always been in love with Emma. I am glad that they worked things out. I like the fact that when I saw each other again, they took things slow and tried to work on what was wrong with their relationship instead of just dive in and get back to where they were. I agreed with other reviews that Emma's friends babied her too much. There's so much of eggshell one can walked on. All in all, this book gave me closure to this series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tasha Ware Shoals, SC 08-16-13
    Tasha Ware Shoals, SC 08-16-13 Member Since 2015

    Yes, I have a problem..AUDIOBOOKS! I am so addicted stories that make you feel naughty, laugh, cry, or scream at your phone!

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    "TALK ABOUT AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER!!!"

    OMG!!! This series had my heart and brain fighting each other all over the place! You will want to console her, then slap her, then shake her, laugh out loud and then the tears come. I love books that grab you and this one did! This series held my attention from the very first chapter of "Reason to Breathe" until 15 minutes after I finished "Out of Breathe". I just cant say enough about Kate Rudd either! She was PERFECT for this story!! BRAVO!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Book lover 01-15-15
    Book lover 01-15-15

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    "Good but frustrating at times"
    Would you listen to Out of Breath again? Why?

    Probably not. By third book was tired of the main characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of Breath?

    Her mother's letter made me sad.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    Sarah because she actually sounded like a teenager and was easiest to distinguish.


    Any additional comments?

    Kate Rudd did a good job but she had to switch characters a lot. The guys tended to sound the same. During the second half of the book the main characters alternate being the narrator and this was confusing. All in all a good series but the reality of teens going through this type of trauma as well as all being ridiculously wealthy and completely unsupervised with houses on the Santa Barbara shoreline is a bit hard to believe. I think the series would have been better if the kids had been older. It would have been more believable in my opinion. Worth the credits but by the end your pretty sick of Emma. Thank goodness for the comic relief of Sarah who seemed to be the most realistic character. Emma was whiny and for a super smart Pre Med,Division one Athlete she certainly made really dumb decisions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley Columbia, SC, United States 02-07-14
    Shelley Columbia, SC, United States 02-07-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Fantastic Narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Out of Breath to be better than the print version?

    Did not read print


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sara, everyone needs a best friend like that. That will love you no matter what you've done.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Kate Rudd is AMAZING!! I actually had to check multiple times to see if there was a different narrator for Evan.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    When thinking of the series, this was not my favorite, so I couldn't say I wanted to listen all at once. There were some parts that I got very frustrated with. Almost too much drama if that's possible!


    Any additional comments?

    This series was great. It literally kept me up at night. I would wake up at 3 AM for whatever reason and I would start thinking about Emma and Evan... Wondering what would happen next and contemplating what had already happened in their lives. That's never happened to me before... And I am a 38 year old Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Black Dagger Brotherhood fan...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 02-07-14
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 02-07-14 Member Since 2014

    Nyoka Mullins

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    "Loved it"

    I can honestly say, I really enjoyed all three book's, it's well worth the price, start with the first book, and be sure to get all three.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jodi.riedel NILES, OH, United States 02-06-14
    jodi.riedel NILES, OH, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2010

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    "OMGOSH! ............ BEST BOOK I'VE READ LATELY!!!"
    If you could sum up Out of Breath in three words, what would they be?

    What a heartfelt book, the characters are so well written! You have to love Emma, root for her and Evan, life is so unfair to her. She has all this complication in her life and most of it happened to her before she was 10 years old! I felt as though I was in therapy reading it, in a very good way! These characters have very good friends that tell it how it is, they recognize a damaged person and only want to help her. I cried, laughed, as some places my breathe was just sucked away! WOW!


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Wonderful writer, story teller, she pulls you in to her stories!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Each time Emma reaches the end of her struggle, I understood and cried to see her finally have had enough!


    Any additional comments?

    Bravo to Kate, I wish I could tell her how much this book helped me!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Renasmea 08-20-13
    Renasmea 08-20-13
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    "Emotionally compelling story ! Riveting to the end"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Out of Breath to be better than the print version?

    Yes most definitely! The narration brought the characters to life and captured the raw emotions expressed. I wouldn't have read this book any other way.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Evan and Emma being the main characters. There was great depth to their characters. Sara, the best friend was provided necessary "comic relief" when the mood got heavy.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time hearing her narration She was very good in capturing all the emotional drama. She was able to individualize each character very well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Emma finally lets Evan in on her secret and is totally honest and Evan expressed his feelings for her. EVAN-"let me love you enough for the two of us...until you can accept that you're worth it,because you are,Em. I don't know how to convince you but I'll spend the rest of my life trying" EMMA- "Every breadth I breath is because of you...you are my reason to breath"


    Any additional comments?

    The Breathing Series (trilogy) is a compelling emotional journey of self recovery, redemption and the strength of love.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tonya 07-17-13
    Tonya 07-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great ending to a great series"
    If you could sum up Out of Breath in three words, what would they be?

    Emotional, Romantic, Courageous


    What other book might you compare Out of Breath to and why?

    Pieces of You by Cassia Leo because of the internal struggles the character endures.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    It was close between Emma the main character and Evan. I actually loved Evan's devotion.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this entire series. It was heart wrenching and emotional, but it drew me in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cyndi Clinton Twp, MI, United States 07-13-13
    Cyndi Clinton Twp, MI, United States 07-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Ending to a GREAT Series!"

    I didn't LOVE this book as much as I LOVED the 1st two but that is sure asking for a lot! The 1st part of this book was good and had you wondering where the story was going, the middle was a bunch of nothing really and the end was exactly what I wanted and expected. I didn't end this feeling like I was left hanging. I loved this series so much that I will buy anything else written by Rebecca Donovan!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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