Friday, August 19, 2011

Review + Swag giveaway :Breathe by Abbi Glines

Abbi gimes

Blurb:Sadie White's summer job isn't going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother's increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother's job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families 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 hadn't spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.

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. Relationship's never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can't breathe without Sadie.

But can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? Or will they have to learn how to without each other breathe again?


Source: Author

FTC Disclosure:I received an ecopy from the author . This did not affect my review in any way.

My thoughts:
The synopsis really intrigued me and I thought that the story was from multiple perspectives(i.e. the guy and the girl's) but unfortunately it wasn’t .I really think that some of the dialogues wouldn’t have seemed as cheesy if we knew what was going on in that rock star’s head.

I really found the story and the idea interesting. It was real.Usually if a book is about real problems it ends up dealing with substance abuse but  this book did not deal with substance abuse (YAY!).

Also, usually if a story has a star/jock/unattainable guy and a normal girl, the story usually deals with only one problem: We can’t be together due to *insert reason here*.

 What about what will happen if they do get together? Won’t the girl have to deal with jealous girls/aw-poor you people/paparazzi? This book deals with what happens after they get together too! I found this very refreshing.

I also liked the fact that the main character was mature for her age and not some OMG-I'M-IN-LOVE spunky teenager who falls in love with a person with her eyes closed.Sadie's complicated relationship with her mother was also an interesting twist in the boy-meets-girl story.

The ending wasn’t very satisfying as it seemed a little rushed but it was believable.

My pet peeve: The dialogues and the language. Sometimes, it was just too formal. They’re teenagers, they do not talk like that. Also, a lot of dialogues, (especially the  cheesy ones) were repeated quite often. 
But, the fact of the matter is : I thought they were cheesy YOU might find them very romantic.

Overall: The book was  fun and managed to keep me entertained.Abbi Glines is an author to keep an eye out for.I think her books will get better.

My Rating:
(Not for everyone but worth a shot)

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Book Trailer
Now for the giveaway!
ONE lucky commenter will win a Breathe canvas bag.(INT!).Don't forget to leave your email address in the comment!

THE GRAND PRIZE(INT): Barnes & Noble gift card, Breathe water bottle, beach bag, beach towel and a cooler! You Must comment on every post of the book blog tour to be entered. Please check out the tour schedule here: for links to the other blog posts to comment.

All giveaways end on August 23, at 5 pm Eastern time.
Abbi will go around and pick the winners from all the blogs, and compile them for the live chat on the 25th. Then Trish Wolfe will post a winners round up the next day so you can check here on the 26th . But if you win, you will get an email so no need to break into a sweat!


  1. Thank you so much for the post and for the giveaway! :)

  2. I love the Book Trailer!!! Thank you for the giveaway.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  3. Aw, graet review! Thanks so much! =)

  4. Thanks for the review!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  5. Love the review!!!

  6. This review was very good and interesting. So wanna read this book!


  7. Great review. Especially on highlighting the slightly aver formal speech. Can't wait for my chance (if any) to read this book.

  8. Thank you for your honest review. Always appreciated.


  9. It sounds okay enough. I'll give it a shot!

  10. Thanks for the chance!

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  11. Thank you for this giveaway

  12. Great review!

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  13. thanks for the giveaway, awesome review

  14. Thanks for the very honest review! I can't wait to read the book for myself and decide if I like it or not:) Thank for a great giveaway as well!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  15. Thanks for the review and the giveaway. Hopefully the formal language won't overshadow the awesome story!

    candicerjames [at] gmail [dot] com

  16. Love the bag, thanks for the giveaway! jersqueenie(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. I really would love to win this

    lauradunks at googlemail dot com



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  19. not yet reading BREATHE..but soon i hope..
    i love abbi glines' novels...
    nice review :)


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