Just Remember to Breathe (Thompson Sisters #2)
Dylan Paris comes home from Afghanistan severely injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag Alex into the mess he’s made of his life.
Holy WOW!! I absolutely LOVED this and I'm kicking myself for not having read it sooner!!
I feel like I owe this book a huge apology because I'd had it on my reading list for ages but just hadn't gotten around to it yet -- big mistake on my part!!
Just Remember To Breathe was a heartwarming and emotional second chance romance standalone. The writing was trulybreathtaking!!! Beautifully detailed and kept me right in the story. I loved every word and felt fully connected to the charac...more
Two things I don't usually do. a) Read NA/YA and b) Read romance by male authors.
Just Remember to Breathe is a NA/YA contemporary romance written by a male author. I give it 4 stars. 'nuff said. :)
* Thanks cEe for the recommendation and the loan
Dylan is badly wounded, then suffers from PTSD. Back in the US, he goes to Columbia where he meets Alex again at a work study program. They try to work through their differences and rebuild their rela...more
Okay Just Remember to Breathe wasn't the worst book I've read, but it's up in my top 5. To be blunt, I really gave the extra star because I'm too bloody soft, which is absolutely rubbish.
Though I did finish it this time round after having it on pause, so I guess you could add that to my list of reasons for that extra rating.
Just Remember to Breathe was a jumbled, cheesy, sook fest. There wasn't one character that I connected with, on ANY level.
At times I somewhat enjoyed Dylan's POV's - emphasiz...more
Dylan and Alex met as teenagers and fell in love. They were both travelling away from home at the time, and as they lived on opposite sides of the country, once they got home, distance and other factors took their toll and things got messy. Dylan ended up enlisting in the Army and was sent to Afghanistan, where things just got messier. Without being all spoilery, there is a devastating break up, and shortly after...more
Love meant a lot. It meant everything, and it meant nothing.
Just Remember to Breathe is a sweet, cute and meaningful story with substance, but relatively little angst. It's one of the most heartwarming second-chance stories I have ever read. It's part of the Thompson Sisters series, but can be read as a standalone. I read it after finishing the third book in the series, because I just couldn't get enough of the characters and their world.
This is the story of Alexandra and Dylan.
We met almo...more
The plot also covers the subjects of post traumatic stress disorder, class divi...more
Actual Rating: 4.5
I know I've said this before and I'll say it again DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. I know, I know I do it all the time and I'm being a hypocrite but this is some awesome advice. I also know you've probably heard it a billion times like I have, but seriously take it. It will do you no wrong. I know I shouldn't judge an entire book by a really small factor whatever it is but I usually go for the description because I mean what else am I going...more
I was utterly and completely blown away by this book. I had to remember to breathe, when I finished reading, because it was just that damn good! This is one of the most beautiful, powerful, emotional & heart-wrenching stories that I’ve read all year and it deserves it’s place on my 2012 Favorites list.
Alternating Points of View & Timeline
This book alternates between the two main characters, Dylan & Alex, points of view in the past and present. I L...more
So impressed! The writing was flawless. I like that it's written by a male. I felt like Dylan's POV was more realistic because it was actually written by a guy. Being familiar with deployments and such, this book really hit close to home and tugged at my heart. My only complaint is that the ending was a tiny bit over the top, but who am I kidding....I ate it up! (view spoiler)[The notecards were precious. I just would have...more
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Just Remember To Breathe is a compelling and powerful romance. Potential readers should note that the book alternatives between points of view; sometimes taking off where the last part left off, sometimes going back a bit in the story timeline. Though it took sometime to get used to, overall it was enjoyable to see what each character was thinking.
I’m a sucker for a great romance and that’s exactly what I got in this book. It wasn’t just that, though. It was a story of misunderstandings, guilt, strength, and commitment.
First of all, bravo to this great author. Female authors seem to dominate the NA contemporary scene and Charles Sheehan-Miles is probably the only male author I’ve read of book of in this particular genre. He did a brilliant job in portraying both Alex and Dylan’s perspectives and in tying tough subjects i...more
I enjoyed this book immensely! Alex and Dylan come together during their high school years and of course fall in love. The only problem is the distance in which they live but also the fact that they are unsure where they stand in their relationship. Once they figure it out they make the best of it until something changes...more
And as it fell you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me
My hands, they're strong
But my knees were far too weak
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet
(Adele - Set fire to the rain)
A very beautiful story that shows love can overcome anything no matter what people or events around you are.
I cried. I laughed. I lived with the heroes. I didn't feel pity because Dylan didn't need it. I was angry. Angry because life...more
I enjoyed the whole war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder spin. That is the second post Afghanistan book I've read lately and I'm surprised to say I seem to like this genre. The story telling was mesmerizing. I enjoyed the back and forth viewpoi...more
I have already fallen for the two of them...its about love at second chance...written beautifully in 2 different side, Alex and Dylan...
I think the two of them always forgot to breath when they're together...that was sweet...you know, when you're in love with someone and STILL in love with him/her after a broke up...you still forget to breath sometime when they close to you, right?
This is a story of 2 young people...different ba...more
Initially they are both angry and remain distant. The need to work together forces them to begin a civil relationship which slowly grows into a closer friendship with the...more
Once I started it I couldn't, and didn't want to stop.
I completely 100% understood every feeling and response each of the characters had and couldn't blame them in the slightest for choices they made, even if at times it was so frustrating to read about.
Right from the very beginning you could see how much Alex and Dylan loved and needed each other and I was more than happy...more
It was a good story. I think the copy given to me was still unedited because I found many inconsistencies that my OC self found disturbing but i was still able to read and understand what the particular scene or line really meant.
Anyway, the story was crafted nicely. The pace was just right. A touch of drama here and there. It's more serious than I thought it would be. The climax of the story was not much heart-pounding as I expected, nevertheless it...more
I was lucky enough to win Just Remember to Breathe through a facebook giveaway held by the author and Bookaholics Anonymous. I read the synopsis and it sounded great, so I bumped it right to the top of my reading list.
The story is told from the alternating perspectives of the two main characters – Alex and Dylan. I really enjoyed this choice because it gave the reader a complete picture of what was going on inside each character’s he...more
Dylan and Alex met as teenagers during an exchange program and fell in love. They lived at opposite sides of the country, and didn't make promises to stay together after the exchange program. But when they returned, they both knew they loved each other and tried to make it work. Unfortunately, t...more
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