Published by Simon Pulse on June 4th 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
In the shore town of Sea Breeze, Sadie discovers that fame is nothing in the face of passion. A steamy read from bestselling 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…
I’m participating in the Can You Read A Series In A Month challenge and I picked the Sea Breeze series by Abbi Glines. It’s a series, I’ve heard nothing but good things about and it was one I’ve been meaning to get to forever.
Breathe is the first book in Sea Breeze series, it featured the typical Abbi Glines romance, a damsel in distress, a bad boy who should stay away from damsel but can’t resist especially when someone else shows interest. It brought nothing new to the table when it comes to the New Adult genre.
Unlike most of Abbi Glines’ books, this one didn’t hook me right away. At one point, I even considered throwing in the towel but finally after 50% I started getting hooked and before I knew it the story was over.
Sadie White is our damsel. She just moved to Sea Breeze after her mother got pregnant and the father wanted nothing to do with the baby. Sadie is 17, is of course soooooo beautiful, she has the perfect body, doesn’t wear make up. AND DOESN’T KNOW SHE’S THAT BEAUTIFUL. All the boys in Sea Breeze are falling over themselves trying to date her. She’s only concerned with not being like her mother and working to provide for both because of course her mother is completely horrible. Seventeen-year-old Tina could see why Sadie was so naïve and I definitely felt like Sadie captured the naïve teenage girl thing pretty good.
Jax Stone is our bad boy teenage rock star that needs to escape his crazy lifestyle every summer and head down to Sea Breeze. He can have any girl he wants except the girl who is cleaning his house, Sadie White. Jax never would have made a move on Sadie if it hadn’t been for Marcus hitting on Sadie. It wasn’t anything new of course. I didn’t fall in love with Jax and I felt like he was a bit conceited. I mean, he takes Sadie to a dance and plays his music; he gives her an iPod with only his music on it. Is it not okay for Sadie to like other music??
Breathe has a series case of insta love. Most of Abbi Glines books have it but I felt like this one was more rushed then her books and maybe that’s the problem. I’m comparing this book to all the other books I love by her. But I felt like the dialogue, the insta love and the story were a bit over the top even for Abbi. I rolled my eyes so hard at Jax telling Sadie that she was his air after like 2 minutes of knowing her. Okay it probably wasn’t two minutes but it felt like it. They dropped the L bomb quick too! I totally get this was a summer romance so it was suppose to be a bit over the top but I think that was pretty cliché even for a summer romance.
Maybe like most series, Breathe isn’t the strongest book in the series. I’m really glad that the second book is about Marcus because to be honest, I wanted Sadie to end up with him. I just felt it was more realistic that way but whatever. I expect Because of Low to be better then Breathe.
Would I recommend this? Sure, if you’re looking for something to get you out of a slump and features a summer romance then this would definitely work for you.