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Breathe (Sea Breeze #1)

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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 surprise...more
Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published May 16th 2011 by Wild Child Publishing
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This book is completely ridiculous. I don't mind some amount of cheesiness, a lot of YA books have some bits, but here I wasn't sure whether to cry or laugh out loud, every page was drooling with lovesick babbling. The characters, the setting, the way they talk, none of that felt REAL for a single second.

It was light reading, there weren't any particularly boring passages but it lacked any truth in it. I know that when you read fantasy there is the supernatural element that doesn't make it real...more
Stacia (out of inspiration)
The more I sit on this book and think about it, the more I've discovered that I really didn't like anything about Breathe and that rounding up to 2 stars was my way of being nice and not completely trashing the book. After time, I started to realize that there was nothing about these characters or story which appealed to me (other than Marcus). Maybe it's because I did actually end up enjoying the following book in this series Because of Low (which proves I'm not in any sort of anti-Glines camp)...more
I'll admit that I originally picked up this novel because of the cover. No, not the cover it currently has, but the new cover it is going to be receiving. Unfortunately, I find myself regretting my decision to pick up this book and find myself wishing that I was not so easily swayed by my sense of vision. I got a little past the half-way point of this novel before deciding that I simply could not read another sentence of this book. I don't mean to be rude, but this story practically has nothing...more

Seventeen year-old Sadie White just moved from Tennessee to the Alabama coast with her mother. Her mother, who she refers to as Jessica, is very pregnant by a loser-du-jour boyfriend. Sadie's mom refuses to work anymore, so Sadie has no choice but to try and take over her mother's job as a domestic servant in a swanky mansion. Little does Sadie know that this is the home of the very famous, drool-worthy, Jax Stone, the teen-heart-throb singer. Normally, they wouldn't hire a teenage girl to work...more
Clear case of Mary Sue-ism and taking the templates of Twilight's Bella and Edward into the world of "rock 'n roll".

Bella Sadie was gorgeous but felt she was dull and not worth anyone's notice, and she was the grown up, her mother was hopeless about paying bills and remembering to use condoms. She also had less personality than a stale Ritz cracker that you find covered in dust bunnies and cat fur under the couch during spring cleaning, and about as much appeal (to me at least). Her speech was...more
Sadie White had to grow up fast. Her mother has never been one to act like an adult. It's Sadie's job to look after her. Pregnant with her second child, Jessica isn't about to own up to her responsibilities. However, someone has to pay the bills and sending Sadie to work in her place seemed like a good idea.
Working as a domestic servant for a wealthy family, Sadie never in her wildest dreams expected it to be the house rockstar Jax Stone spends his summer at, trying to escape his hectic lifestyl...more
The only positive that I can recall is Marcus… and frankly, he could be just as predictable as the rest.

At one point I found myself comparing BREATHE to those older Regency romances. And while this is by no means a bodice ripper, it’s got the same feel to it. What with its poor girl who doesn’t think that much of herself, that and the fact that she’s got ‘the weight of the world on her shoulders,’ (yes, someone in the book actually says that about her.) Said weight is embodied mainly in a mothe...more
TEEN GOLD! *with caveat--- I know young girls everywhere who fantasize about catching the eye of a major star would absolutely LOVE this. As for Moi, an adult mommy, I felt kinda weird reading this because it felt soooo young!

*Yes, it was cheesy.
*Yes, grown women reading this *will* roll their eyes. (view spoiler)
*Yes, the heroine is naive.
*Yes, there are many clichéd lines....more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Yet another YA romance that has managed to garner far more positive reviews than it deserves. I don't expect much from these books, but sympathetic characters are kind of important, and the only characters I could bring myself to sympathize with at all were the peripheral characters (NOT Marcus, I didn't like him much, either). Ms. Mary was sweet and unassuming and the gardener (forgot his name already) could have been amazing, but he was underutilized.

Sadie is a young girl who's had to grow up...more
Kahina .
This book stayed in my to-read list for a long time I guess. It’s been time I put it out and see what it hid. In fact, I didn’t really want to read it. But then I told myself “Oh, come on! This is Abbi Glines! You won’t regret it!”
So I instantly got the book and read it. Even stayed up all night to finish it.
And I am so happy I did!!
I have two reviews waiting to be done but I am going to write this one first since I MORE than ADORED this book <3

The Cover:

To be honest, I didn’t like it. The t...more
I`m already giving this book 5 Stars no matter I still have to finish it because one thing I`m sure about that when I'll be done with Breathe I want to shower it with Zillions OF STARS!!!

Meet my Sadie White

Jax Stone

“Your touch is my only addiction.
Your heartbeat takes my breath away.
You’ll break my heart if you don’t stay.
Your whispers sing to me each night,
and your laugh is my only sun.

“Hold me and whisper you love me.
Hold me and tell me
This book is bad. Really bad. It's every YA romance novel cliche wrapped up into one with really poor writing and really boring characters.

The whole Cinderella trope is always fun when done well - I don't even mind that it's a cliche. Disney channel seems capable of making a zillion teen remakes of Cinderella that are cute and fun. This book falls totally flat though.

Sadie is the Mary-est Sue of Mary Sues. She is drop dead gorgeous, but doesn't realize it. She thinks she has no personality (and...more
Sweet, fun Cinderella story. Sadie is the responsible adult in her relationship with her mother, Jessica, who's managed to get herself knocked up by some guy who's irresponsible and gone. When her mother's laziness (she blames it on her pregnancy) keeps her from going to her well-paying job as a maid at a nearby mansion, Sadie goes to fill in, hoping to keep the position's income. She soon finds out the reason for the high pay - the house is owned by a young, very famous musician named Jax, who'...more
Lisa Jayne
This book was good not great, the characters were likeable enough but surprisingly it was a sub character that had my attention the most. Marcus - the best friend of Sadie, he was warm loyal and unfortunatly fell in love with the feelings not returned. The relationship between the two lead characters Jaxx Stone (famous rock star and heart throb) and Sadie white (hard working 'everyday' working class beauty) happened so quickly and didn't really ring true as an epic romance. The storyline and cha...more

I'm rereading this because I Love Abbi Glines books and this is the NEW VERSION with steamy scenes and Jax's POV. Can't wait to see the changes:) Review to come once I finish the book :

Abbi Glines is pure GENIUS in my book. She can't go wrong. Breathe was my very first Abbi Glines book and I fell in love with Sadie and Jax's story. So I was so excited to hear that she was re-releasing it in a STEAMIER version and adding Jax's POV. Well I will just say this version did not disappoint. I a...more
I didn't hate this book but I didn't really like it much either. I thought the story idea was good and had a lot of potential. It just never lived up to it. I didn't fall in love with Sadie or Jax. Also I didn't find the way they talked very believable. They both were so proper that their conversations became boring. I really didn't feel any passion between them.
I did like the secondary characters and it was touching to see how they took to Sadie and made her one of the family within the staff....more
This was a painful one and I found myself rolling my eyes a lot. It was just so unrealistic. So they fell in love after a whole two minutes of knowing each other and they didn't even have the excuse of eternal life, so very lonely Vampires blah blah, behind them. What 17 and 19 year old's talk like that? This is officially the first book I could not finish since joining Goodreads...Huzzah.
This is what I imagine a Justin Bieber fanfic would be like if one were halfway decent enough to get published. But those would probably read a lot better. Every sentence spoken aloud by a character in this book sounds wooden and robotic. Nobody talks like these people. I could hardly get through the first chapter, it was so insufferable.

Here's some of what you can expect:
–“I get tired of the silliness and shallowness of girls. You’re like a breath of fresh air.”
"You are the youngest one here. I...more
Kath S

This book is just about cliches *rolleyes*

1. Girl who doesn't believe she's beautiful: check
2. Guy who everyone think is shallow and brat, but oh no, is just a lost soul: check
3. An impossible love story: check
4. A love triangle no-so-love-triangle: check
5. A friendzoned guy: check
6. Love at first sight (literally): check
7. A girl with an I-really-don't-think-you're-that-hot attitude: check

And I can continue... But I don't want to. This is just another silly love story, about a so-poor girl who...more
This book was simply adorable. It was well-written, had good characters and a cute plot. My only qualm was that Jax & Sadie professed their "Love" for each other rather quickly for their ages. I think I would have felt less hesitancy about the validity of their love if maybe they had professed it somewhere towards the end of the book instead of after knowing each other for like 3 weeks.

And although Jax was the heartthrob I definitely fell in love with Marcus. He can take a seat right next t...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
2 to 2 1/2 stars

Nothing particularly wrong with this book other than it's too Young Adult and cliched for me. If you like the Young Adult genre you'll probably enjoy this story.
Paula  Phillips
One of my favourite things about book blogging and belonging to book groups online and in the world of social networking is that you get to discover new authors , ones that you may never have ventured onto on your own. One of the books recommended to me on a FB group I belong to was Breathe by Abbi Glines and OMG It was an awesome book and I loved it.
If you love the tale of Cinderella or have ever seen those films like Another Cinderella Story or A Cinderella Story : Once Upon a Song , Popstar c...more
Wait while I come down from the clouds! That's how I felt after reading Breathe. This book left me breathless several times and wishing there was more books like Breathe for young adults. Sadie was a realistic character. She wasn't perfect and her situation was definitely not perfect. Her mom made me really angry and I caught myself wondering why Sadie didn’t hate her as much as I would have if she was my mom. And then I realized Sadie's mom was a bad mother from the beginning and that's the onl...more
4 Stars
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Romance
Heat Barometer: 1 out of 5 flames
Written from alternating POV’s of Sadie & Jax

A super sweet, clean with a little sexual tension, love story between a teenage rockstar and his young maid. I loved all the characters from the innocent Sadie whose life situation was hard and sad, to her protective friend Marcus who was in love with her, but she didn't see him in the same light, to the supporting cast of Jax's servants who Sadie wormed her way into t...more
This book was really cute. I really liked it and connected quite a bit with Sadie, the main character. Sadie was a girl with a lot of responsibilities, taking care of her selfish and irresponsible mother. She never got any time to focus on herself and live her life but that all changes when she meets Jax Stone, the hottest rocker of the moment when she's hired to be his maid. Jax was very sweet and romantic, at times he could be a little much but I still liked him, he was quite adorable. The rel...more
Zemira Warner
This book reminds me of Jane-retelling of Jane Eyre accept the girl is not a nanny but a maid and the guy is no Rochester but some rocker dude/Justin Bieber that has so many girl fans.

I really thought that all of the books that get published only on kindle would be great. Guess I was wrong. This could easily be a wonderful story about a rich guy falling for poor girl but it ended up as a guy who was obsessed with a beautiful girl. I felt bad for Marcus who was so much better for this girl what'...more
Jamie~Book Boyfriend Ho♥
This was cute but I didn't love it for sure. I started out this series almost backwards..started with While It Lasts, which I LOVED and then Just for Now which I really liked too ( although not quite as much as the former). I'm just glad I started out with the those two instead of this one otherwise I likely would have past this series up. This one was just a lot of silly and not near enough steam for my taste. I prefer Abbi's guys like Rush, Woods, Cage.. the sexy, strong, more mature guys. Aga...more
Angie's Dreamy Reads
This was just ok for me! A little corny and over dramatic.. I liked Sadie but didn't really care for Jax! The only highlight of this book for me was Marcus! It was surprising Abbi Glines actually wrote this because I've read most of her books and have loved them but this book was a little bit of a dud :/
Jun 17, 2012 Fred rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Fred by: Stephanie
Shelves: books-that-rock
You can see my original review of Breathe, below. Honestly, I'm kind of embarassed by it now, but it is what it is, I'd feel sneaky changing it. See, I was wrong when I said this wasn't a book that would resonate in memory, because, as it turns out, it has done exactly that for me. In fact, I've ended up going back and re-reading it and loving it much more the second time. Breathe was one of the first "straight up romances" I'd read since getting hooked on YA, and I think I was still struggling...more
Ella es de la clase media. Él es millonario. Ella es fea. Él es increíblemente guapo. Ella trabaja para cuidar de su familia. Él siempre ha tenido todo lo que necesita. Ella es una inútil. Él es súper talentoso. Sus mundos chocan, ¿a qué no adivinan que pasa entre ellos?

Verano. Un pueblo costero en algún remoto lugar de Estados Unidos. Sadie comienza a trabajar como empleada en la casa de la familia Stone. Claro que ella no esperaba que el paquete viniera incluido con el exitoso y súper talentos...more
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