Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publication date: May 2011
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
Read: August 2014
Pages: 333

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. Relationships 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

My review
"Jax Stone had just rocked my world, and I wasn't sure what to do about it."

Let me start by writing how I felt after reading the first 50 pages or so of this book. Jessica is such a whiny woman. Sometimes I forget she's a mom. I felt so bad for Sadie but at the same time I want to praise her because she's a very strong, mature and responsible girl despite her age. I don't know if I could handle everything she had been through if I was her. I actually liked the scene where Jax first saw Sadie cleaning the floor near his bedroom. That was kind of awkward and a little funny.  Jax has been likable when I first met him but I didn't really fall in love right away. However, I loved Marcus since the very first time he popped into a scene. He's such a gentleman. He's a very nice co-worker and friend. I fell in love with him from the very start.
"If you were mine, I'd never let you go." - Marcus

 I loved the fact that Sadie met some people like Ms. Mary, Mr. Greg and Marcus who cares about her because her mom "Jessica" isn't a very caring mom. Sadie was the one who had to take care of her mom, their bills and food. She's basically the one working for them to be able to survive.

"...But he stole my breath away the moment we first spoke. He's my air."

One negative comment though is that I find it cheesy at times. The "You're my air" thing is really weird. I mean I guess you can write that in songs, poems or your diary but saying it directly to the person is kind of awkward if you ask me. Jax and Sadie could have used a better metaphor to describe how they feel for each other to make things more realistic and not obsessive.

Lastly, It was a very good read but I didn't love it as much as the other books I read by Abbi Glines. I will definitely still read the rest of the books of this series because I love Abbi Glines' writing and I really think the other books will satisfy me. 

About the author
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found 
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