Breathing

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,095 ratings

Reason to Breathe Publisher's Summary

"This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"

In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

One girl's story of unspeakable cruelty, life-changing love, and her precarious grasp of hope, Reason to Breathe is the first installment in the acclaimed Breathing Series.

©2013 Rebecca Donovan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Reason to Breathe

    • Breathing, Book 1
    • By: Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,036

    In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a great story

    • By Tonya on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Barely Breathing

    • Breathing, Book 2
    • By: Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226

    “I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller ( USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet, some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Again, what a great story.

    • By Tonya on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Out of Breath

    • The Breathing Series, Book 3
    • By: Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Ending to a GREAT Series!

    • By Cyndi on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $13.99