Breathe Into Me
Loved, loved, loved this book. I flew through the pages and devoured it, there's no other way to describe the instant connection I felt for the story. The characters were gorgeously flawed and part of the journey was reveling in the unraveling of their secrets and true selves while another part was cheering for their absolution and happily ever after. I needed to know the end but never wanted to reach it.
While I predicted one of Everett's twists, for the most part you were left turning the page to reveal the next twist.
Lacey broke my heart and I wanted to reach in the pages and fix it all for her, or go find her and help her as if she was a real character. The world created is one of realistic proportions that required a brief reality check after the last page, the trailer court she lived in, the grocery store she worked in, the bar they met in all one town over in your mind. A beautiful story that has earned Sara Fawkes a new fan. Holy shit!!!! I saw the cover and read an excerpt on a friend's blog and I'm itching to get my greedy hands on this book!!!
Hellllllloooooo Everett!!! Feb 20, Jacqueline's Reads rated it really liked it Shelves: arc. I love my damsel in distress reads. The more damaged the leading Heroine, the better. Lacey is a sad sad sad case. She lives in a trailer park with her mom, grandma and little brother. She lives in a small town in Mississippi and dreams of leaving. One day Lacey meets Everett, a boy who is house-sitting. He happens to be house-s 3. He happens to be house-sitting for a mansion.
I really liked the summary and plot. I did like how Lacey and Everett initially formed their relationship, because it was slow, but sweet.
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There was definitely character development and a nice bond forming, but somehow, things got messy towards the second half of book. Maybe there were too many obstacles? I kind of wanted Lacey to build more on the relationship with her brother, since Lacey is after all 19, but she was just a bit selfish at times and acted younger than what she really is. I really felt like Everett had a story to tell and it was just kind of brushed under the rug. I think it would have flowed better. Regardless Breathe Into Me was a an easy, romantic read.
Feb 17, LJT rated it it was amazing. Sometimes a book has the power to overtake your world and as a result, make you realize how precious life really is. Breathe Into Me by Sara Fawkes had that affect on me. Lacey St.
James's lived a pleasant life with her mom, step-dad and four-year-old brother in Oregon. Then her step-dad died, and her mother moved them across the country to Mississippi. Their new home was a trailer in a trailer-park, with Lacey's gossipy wench of a grandmother.
Lacey's new life is a horror. She got involved with t Sometimes a book has the power to overtake your world and as a result, make you realize how precious life really is. She got involved with the wrong kind of men, never finished high school and received verbal beatings daily from her grandmother.
Her life was scary and she was drowning. Under her grandmother's dictatorship, Lacey's mother slowly deteriorates and becomes a drunk, while bruises begin to appear on her brother. Meeting Everett takes away some of the pain. He genuinely likes Lacey and wants to be her friend without any strings attached.
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With his encouragement and a little help from two new friends, her life begins to turn around. However, her past continues to wreck havoc on her future. In addition, Everett has his own demons that he must deal with before he and Lacey can be together. From the very first chapter I was captivated by Lacey's broken and sad life. I connected with her plight immediately, because she, as well as the plot, are so well defined and described. When Lacey cried, my heart was breaking and when Everett became emotional, I felt his despair. This story is replete with raw emotions from both main characters.
From time to time an author is able to create a story that you fall in love with, and touches you in such a way that even when you have finished reading, the plot seems to live on in your soul. Breathe Into Me is one of those kind of books.
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It held my heart in a vise from beginning to end. Don't pass up the opportunity to read this emotional, new adult romance. ARC received from NetGalley and the publisher. Apr 08, Future Slayer Girl marked it as dnf Shelves: new-adult , netgalley , weak-male-lead , weak-heroine , weak-baddie. They characters are not compatible for me.
From the first page I disliked everyone in the story and I feel like its only getting worse. I've attempted two more chapters since I made this choice. The female lead comes off weak and pathetic, and the lead male is whiny and pathetic for following after her. I would rather not rate this story and not finish it. Feb 16, Monica Cullip rated it it was amazing. James is living in a run down trailer with her Mom, Grandma and little 4 year old brother Davy.
They have been there since her step-dad died and Grandma offered to take them in. It is a horrible situation that has Mom drinking to extremes and Grandma being verbally abusive as well as slapping Lacey around. Her mental escape from this it to meet up with local bad boy Macon. He likes his sex dirty and a little rough.
It is a regular occurance for her to have to hide bruises that he gives her. He sickens her and makes her afraid of him but she thinks she is better off with him than at home. One night at a local bar Macon goes too far, he offers to share her with his friends. This is too much for Lacey. She is terrified and fights back. After getting away from a possibley dangerous situation she is determined to stay far away from Macon.
Everett is at the bar that night and befriends her after the attack. They strike up a conversation. And begin to see each other around town.
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He helps her study for her GED test. Working at the local grocery store gets tougher after Macon makes and scene and when Grandma kicks her out of the trailer Everett offers her a room in the mansion's deck house that he is spending the summer in. They become great friends and spend alot of time together. Lacey is trying to get her life back on track, but with no where to live and no full time job it is hard and she is frustrated.
She finally gets some help from the bartender Cherise and fellow grocery clerk Claire. This story was certainly a journey for this young girl. It was almost heart breaking to read. Such a gamut of emotions. She is always having one set back after another. I wonder if she will ever get her HEA.
There are some sweet spots to the story that will give you back hope. Everett arranges for her to get her truck fixed and then they go mud riding to christian it. When the two of them finally make it between the sheets he has the room all decked out in candles wanting to make her "new first time" something to remember forever.
But alas, Mr Everett has some of his own demons haunting him and only once he can make peace with himself and his family will it be possible for these two to have any sort of future together. I thought the author did a great job of putting some many horrible events and situations together into an amazing story. It was truly a beautiful thing to see when the pieces of her puzzle start forming what could be her life. Something possible peaceful and beautiful.
It was well done. It makes you look at your own life and truly be thankful for what you have. To value the mistakes that you have made because they have made you into the what you are today. Apr 18, Mykia rated it it was amazing Shelves: romacexperience , favorites , , i-own , new-adult. The review of this and others HERE This book was really something and nothing like what I had in mind and I mean that in the best way possible! I even wanted to cry a little.