Breathe into Me by Sara Fawkes Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
on April 8, 2014
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How did my life get so broken? It's a question Lacey St. James asks herself every day. Stuck raising her little brother in a trailer park while she works a dead end job at a grocery store, she has a stalker ex-boyfriend, a bad reputation, and no way out.
And then she meets Everett, whose presence changes her entire existence.
Everett is an outsider to her small community, in town for the summer housesitting one of the grand mansions off the Mississippi coast. When he saves her in a bar one night, she's grateful but wary of his intentions. Lacey doesn't trust most men in her life, but for reasons Lacey she understand, Everett is completely captivated by her. He's determined to show her that life can offer more than she'd ever hoped for, if only she believes in herself. As she works with him to free herself, Lacey desperately yearns to trust him, to move on and perhaps start fresh.
But what happens when she finds out that everything he's told her about himself was a lie?
Breathe into Me was a story that intrigued me with the potential to be emotional and intense as Lacey had to deal with some pretty harsh situations in her life and with her family. Things started slowly as I was brought into Lacey’s life and saw how she was struggling with figuring out what she wanted to do with her life and being stuck in a town that viewed her badly. As well as dealing with her family, a mother who thought of only herself, a hateful grandmother and a step brother who she needed to protect. I totally felt for Lacey and her hard situation. I was happy to see her strive to be better and in trying to better her situation find love.
Everett was a sweet, kind guy and I liked his attention to Lacey and his mystery that kept him interesting. Their relationship began as a slow and steady friendship which I liked. But when they got together wow, was there fire! The sexual connection between them really sizzled and with the way things went before I was happily surprised at the intensity. From their connection around the middle to end of the story things really picked up with Everett and Lacey’s secrets being revealed, to family drama rising that which captured more of my attention.
Overall Breathe into Me by Sara Fawkes was a tasty read that I ended up liking. I was drawn to the emotion and drama and though things began a bit slow for me, I was happy that it did pick up and got me interested.