Welcome to the Just Breathe Blog Tour
We are very excited to be part of this tour and would like to welcome Sarah -Jane, our guest reviewer, to the blog.
Title: Just Breathe
Author: Rachel Brookes
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: July 5, 2013
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.
Firstly before I get into my review I'd like to say thank you to the girls for giving me the chance to guest review, lets hope I don't mess this up. Go easy on me this is my first official review without Goodreads ;)
I'm going to start by saying I loved all the main characters in this book, normally it is hard from me too like female characters (I'm not sexist but they just whinge and moan too much lol!) but Rachel Brookes did well. Sav is a one sassy chick, then you have Tate who is just...WOW! I'll get to him soon...he's HOT!
Savannah Rae lost her parents when she was 10 years old, her boyfriend committed suicide and she was blamed. For her, everyone she loves leaves...well that's what she believes. After being given the chance to move to L.A she sees this as her new beginning, what she didn't expect was to meet her match. Tate Connors.
Savannah tries her hardest to stay clear of Tate telling herself that he can't be her 'prey' & she won't be his 'game'. Pretty hard to stay away from someone when they live in your apartment building with their sister, who happens to be your best friend...Awkward.
After moving to L.A for a clean start, she's trying to forget her past & everything that drives her to a life of drinking, partying & emotionless one-night stands. How long can these two resist each other..?
Tate is Savannah's match in every way possible. Hot, determined, quick witted, hard to resist & both are tormented by their pasts & certainly NOT looking for love..
I read Just Breathe in one day. One sitting. 5 Hours. I found at times I was giggling to myself while reading this book, Savannah and her smart mouth & Tate and his not so subtle best friend (Jake), just the all round light heart feel to this book. Don't get me wrong this book is intense at times & made me think "just give into temptation already, your giving me a headache" but it worked...Rachel did very well on her debut novel & I can't wait to see where the story goes next, not just for Tate & Savannah but also for the others...
I will leave you with my favourite quote in this book. I think it sums up the book pretty well.
"You are a survivor but you need to be vulnerable too. Your heart needs to love without hesitation, it deserves that; you deserve that" - Tanzi
Sarah-Jane - Guest reviewer for MakeMayDayBookclub
Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. She writes angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, a spoonful of sexiness and the main ingredient hot guys. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop and they are constantly writing together. When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family and friends. With her first novel, Just Breathe, due to be released in July 2013, her dream of releasing a book will become reality. With another three books already taking up her mind, she cannot wait to start this crazy ride
You can find Rachel here: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Blog
Purchase links: Amazon US | Amazon UK