Review: Breathe by Abbi Glines

Breathe by Abbi GlinesTitle: Breathe
Series: Sea Breeze, #1
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
ISBN: 9781936222858
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥

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 breathe again?


This is not the first book I’ve read about a famous something (actor, musician, heir, prince, etc.) who falls in love with the girl next door. However this is the first time I’ve read a book that deals with the downside of fame. The madness of hardcore fans or the jealous women who have been tossed aside. Cause not always can there be a fairy tale ending once two people have declared their love to each-other  And that was what made this book special: there were real and not far-fetched obstacles on the way to a happy ending. Not ridiculous misunderstandings that wouldn’t have been there if somebody would have opened their mouth. No, heartbreaking problems that couldn’t be solved with just talk…

I also loved Sadie. It was great to see her come out of her shell, to hang around with other people, to not have to worry about money, for once, and to not have to worry about her mother and her fiasco’s. She really deserved this. Her life is so hard. Compared to her I’m living a very luxurious one! The thing I liked most about her is her absolute honesty. She tells it like it is and doesn’t omit anything because she is afraid of the consequences. Wish every heroine could be like her!

Sadie was obviously a real, fleshed-out character. Jax, on the other was not. He didn’t give me the idea that he was more than two-dimensional. Especially when talking about feelings, he tended to do and act the same. Nevertheless I loved the way he acts towards Sadie, how he tries to protect her and get her out in the world. He obviously has a big heart. And thankfully he wasn’t made to be the perfect prince charming, but a human being. Hence the faults and mistakes he sometimes made. But that made him even more endearing 😉


3 HEARTS. An amusing book about a rock star who is finally able to open his heart, for that one special girl. About a girl who slowly, but surely is able to come out of her shell, to see the world, to make friends. I really liked watching Sadie grow throughout the book. Only letdown was that Jax didn’t feel as developed as Sadie was. Nevertheless a great début. I’m looking forward to the next book from this author!

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Sea Breeze

  1. Breathe
  2. Because of Low
  3. While it Lasts
  4. Just for Now

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