Title: Just Breathe
Author: Rachel Brookes
Release Date: 5th July 2013
Genre: New Adult
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.
Okay, let me start by saying that this book sucked me right in. I loved Sav. So often the female characters annoy me. I hate their reactions to their alpha man, but Rachel did a great job at staying true to character with Sav, and I am a sucker for a strong female lead.
I loved the relationships in this book because they were so true to life and believable. They interacted as I would interact with my friends and I loved that.
And Tate. What can one say about Tate? Hmmmm. Yummy yummy. I loved LOVED Tate. He was just so, man.
My favorite part was that their pasts played a huge role in the story and I thought that Rachel did an excellent job at using that to its full potential.
You really need to read it to understand and let me tell you, you wont regret it. So go 1-click and get started immediately. This is one you don't want to miss!
A little about Rachel:
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.
Here is the mini interview that I got the opportunity to do with her:
The story just hit me one day. It is influenced by some real life events but majority is a creation of my imagination. I wanted a story that showed that life is an emotional rollercoaster and sometimes things happen to the best people that make you question everything. Life is about sink or swim moments. The meaning of the story is to show people that even when life isn’t going to plan, you’ve still got to have hope that things will get better if you give it a chance and that’s how Just Breathe came about. I hope that’s what readers get out of it.What was your favorite scene to write?
He is cocky and egotistical but then he shows softness towards Tanzi and protectiveness towards Sav. Its roll a dice with Tate, you just never know what you are going to get.
Thank you so much Rachel for allowing me to read and review your book. You are truly talented and I cant wait to read whatever is next!