Just Remember to Breathe (Thompson Sisters)
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.
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
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 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
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 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
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
There were brief moments of heart-rendering romance that took my breath away. There was sadness about Dylan's struggle with his guilt and his self-wor...more
I loved the characters in Just Remember to Breathe, especially Alex, his flaws and all. He comes...more
I really loved this book.. It was beautifully written. Charles Sheehan-Miles is definitely my new favorite author. He's also a really good story teller. I couldn't put this book until I finished it. Made me curious how it will end. I loved all of its characters, I loved how the story flows beautifully.. I loved the whole package of this book. It was beyond my imagination. There were love stories, friendship, family relationship and struggle (about finding your...more
I have to admit that when it comes to books...I'm a sexist. I can count on one hand the male authors that have been able to deliver something that fits my needs. But if I'm going to be honest...it's because I rarely give them a chance. I unfairly assume that women do romance better. I'm a skeptic...a sexist. Just Remember to Breathe was the fire extinguisher for my burning bra. Charles Sheehan-Miles can write romance...and I liked it.
It was a unique story that...more