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Just Breathe by Rachel Brookes

This is the first book I have read by Brookes and I don't think it will be the last. Just breathe is hot, edgy and the story you will want to read next!!!

For Savannah Rae, living life without her parents was unimaginable. But being blamed for her first love’s suicide? That destroyed every part of who she was. Gone were the days of innocence, happiness, and dreams. Now her days simply meant attempting to survive. In her mind, her only means for that was replacing her grief with men, booze and the fast life. And for five years, it worked. When an opportunity to leave the nightmares of her past in Australia opens up, she takes it. Los Angeles beckons - with hopes of late nights, new beginnings, and the promise of a string of endless men to distract her, she can’t wait to dive in. One thing she didn’t count on was meeting her match. In the eyes of outsiders, Tate Connors has it all; the ultimate LA bachelor who is content with his lifestyle of wild nights, women and one night stands. He's Mr. Unpredictable with looks that could destroy any woman with one glance. The craziness of Los Angeles throws them into the chaotic path of each other. Savannah becomes the perfect game, and Tate becomes the ultimate prey. Lines are crossed, emotions are smashed, and the idea of who they truly are begins to be tangled. However, one thing will become clear. They are more alike than either one could ever have imagined.

My Review

3.5 / 5

This is the first book in the Breathe series. I have not read the other two books yet but they are now on my list.

I loved the chemistry between Savannah and Tate. They are so alike. They both deal with their painful pasts in the only way they see how. I liked how Savannah was no push over as you find in so many romance novels. She’s a modern woman and doesn’t pine after her heart’s desire.

I have rated this book as 3.5. I was captivated at the beginning and even through the middle but I felt the end was lacking. Tate’s distrust of Savannah was quite frankly annoying. I liked their banter and the slow tension growing between them. I would have liked their pasts to be delved into a bit more but then perhaps this will happen in the remaining two books. Their dark pasts felt a little like they had been glossed over a bit too much.

I would recommend this book. There’s no real cliff-hanger at the end so it could be read as a standalone. The secondary characters are great and hope to see more of them in the last two books.

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