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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Blog Tour: Breathe Again by Rachel Brookes with 5* review, teasers & giveaway

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Title: Breathe Again (Breathe #2)
Author: Rachel Brookes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: March 11, 2014


For Savannah Rae, the thought of living in her picture-perfect world was almost too much to comprehend. With her dream job, a family she could finally call her own, and the beginnings of the best chapter of her life, she still couldn't shake the unnerving feeling that it was all too good to be true.
The thought of a life without Savannah was incomprehensible to Tate Connors. Never in his wildest dreams did he think he would find his girl in the form of a sassy, stubborn, beautiful Australian. Finally he had the girl and life he so desperately wanted, but he still couldn't ignore the fear that it would crash around him. When Tate’s past becomes his present and Savannah’s present becomes her past, the possibility of a future together collides head-on with reality. In her darkest days, the words Just Breathe provided a peaceful comfort to Savannah from the heavens above. Now as she and Tate go down the path of new beginnings, brutal endings, and the constant craving of a happily ever after, they are anxious to learn how to Breathe Again.  
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As a standoff of epic proportions began between Chelsea and me. My hackles rose, and I knew I would never back down from her. I wasn’t a revengeful person, but as soon as someone starts hurting the people I care about and throwing around half-arsed accusations, they will see the wrath of Savannah. This could be the very reason I chose to have limited female friends. It was easier than having to deal with the bullshit games girls were notorious for starting, and clearly this was why I never hid my intentions when it came to men in the past. Be clear as day and no feelings came to the surface. I felt Mr. Davenport sigh beside me and I swallowed hard. Professional, Savannah. For him. I still didn’t back down as I spoke. “So I am assuming the—” “Um, excuse me? I was told that I needed to be here.” Our heads snapped to the door opening slowly, and I couldn’t believe who I was looking at, could this day get any weirder? Blake freaking Ryan had just walked through the door looking all rock star-ish. This was the first time we had seen each other since he had left New York for London. His eyes widened to the size of saucers as he took everything in. Dressed head to toe in black, he was wearing a shirt that sat snug against his body, and his tattoos were glistening under the boardroom lights. He was born to be a rock star. His eyes bounced between Tate and me and dropped to my hand gripped tightly in Tate’s and a smile tugged at his lips. Tate’s body stiffened against mine and his hand squeezed mine to the point of hurt like he was making his claim on me. “Stop it,” I hissed and shot him a pleading look. “Sorry, just habit,” he whispered then peppered my jaw with a kiss. “Thanks for coming in, Blake.” Mr. Davenport shuffled papers on the large conference table and looked towards Blake, holding out a pen and what looked to be a contract. “So you have been booked for the shoot next week and we are now just finalizing details. Savannah will be running the shoot on behalf of Beautify and Chelsea will be the female model for the campaign. If you can just sign here, we are good to go.” Blake shook his head and shot a disgusted look at Chelsea. “Are you serious? I can’t work with her.” “See? I told you, Savannah. Even Blake doesn’t want to work with you in your pathetic little fairytale world you are supposedly living in,” Chelsea spat before she threw her straw-looking hair over her shoulder and strutted towards Blake. I watched Blake closely; the look sweeping over his face was priceless. “I wasn’t talking about Savannah, you idiot. I cannot work with you, Chelsea. I tend to not want to associate with fucked-up, conniving bitches.” I couldn’t hide the smile of victory tugging on my lips. Blake Ryan, you genius. The look of utter devastation Chelsea was wearing made me feel like a million bucks. I still had no clue of the history that Chelsea and Blake shared. “Well isn’t this going to be a fun shoot,” Mr. Davenport mumbled under his breath. 

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Simone's Review
*ARC received in return for an honest review

I was honoured that Rachel offered me to Beta read this final instalment in The Breathe Series!!

When it comes to Rachel Brookes and her books I am such a fan girl!! Don't get me started on all the characters in these books as we will be here all day. They actually feel like my extended family, that's how much Rachel's writing connects you to each character in this series. You really feel like you know them and love each and everyone of them!!

So with this last instalment I was excited to finally know how it would all end for Sav & Tate and was hoping that they would get their happy ever after because, if one book-couple deserved it, it was definitely these two. Through each of these books I have cried with them, laughed with them and, through having "The Tate Connors Effect", swooned with them!! 

Breathe Again really shows how Tate & Sav fight their own demons and learn to grow and become confident as a couple, even though they will always be frustrating, hot and intense with each-other. This just works for  Tate & Sav, they both wear their hearts on their sleeves. Their love for each other holds no bars, some of their words to each other just breaks my heart but, on the other side, is witty & funny. 

“I don’t want you to see me break, Sav.” His voice broke under his words.
“That’s what we do. We pick up each other’s pieces when we break and put them back together in our own special way. Let me pick up your broken pieces, Tate. Let me make you whole again.”

 "You own my heart, Sav. It's yours to break." 

I love Rachel's writing style. She has you swooning one minute then ugly crying the next, while there's enough witty and hilarious parts to give you a perfect balance to her stories. If that's not enough, Rachel has created some of the most well developed characters who I will dearly miss but hope to see some have their own stories because I'm really not ready to say goodbye to all of them yet!!

It seems that Tate & Sav have taken up such a large and permanent place in my book life, and my heart, that I really can't believe it's the end of the series for this sexy, feisty, frustrating couple!! 

I adore & admire Rachel as a friend, and an author, and I'm glad to have taken this emotional roller coaster of The Breathe Series from the start, when we were introduced to the "Tate Connor Effect", (Thank you Rachel, I bloody love you hard for that) to the end where there is just one word to describe it PERFECT ending to a PERFECT series!!

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About The Author 
Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. She writes angsty love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance and a spoonful of sexiness… oh 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 is constantly writing. 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.

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