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The young, hot professional Motocross rider, Jesse Morrison, knows how to leave an impression. Except lately, it has been bad impressions. Frustrated and wounded, he surrounds himself with women, booze and drugs, until one day, he finds himself in a world of trouble. Kicked out by his brother, he relocates to California for the summer to help his uncle open Rookies, a loca ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published June 19th 2013 by Carter Publishing House (first published June 18th 2013)
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Jennifer Kyle
2 ½ Stars

Copy provided by author for an honest review

Breathless is the story of Jesse Morrison, an injured Motor Cross rider who is in a slump of drugs, booze, and women.

”My motto was to “get fucked up and score as much pussy as possible. Life is short.”

Jesse gets a reality check from his big brother who ships him off to California to help run his uncle’s sport’s bar.

The moment Jesse sees Niki Milani, he falls head over heels for her. Niki knows jack about Jesse but decides he’s a player and i
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Raquel
1.5 Stars


I tried to get into this book. I really really did. But it was all over the place! The transition between scenes was really choppy, and a lot of the conflict presented in the book was unwarranted. The author also seemed to repeat herself unnecessarily by rearranging her sentences. The main characters weren't built up enough either, and the dialogue was mediocre at best. By the time I got to 89% I just wanted the story to end. I didn't feel a single connection with any of the characters
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Michelle
COPY PROVIDED BY AUTHOR FOR HONEST REVIEW
** 2 - 2.5 stars **

Breathless by Eve Carter didn't leave me breathless but left me exhaling on how frustrating, annoying and discombobulated this story is. Unfortunately, bad boy tormented motocross rider and hot abs of Jesse could not keep me from liking this book. This book was simply a mess and the characters were not love-able at all. Also, if you do decide to read this book there is a cliff-hanger.

Breathless is about Jesse, a motocross rider who is
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~`*Ella Lee*`~
3.5 Stars
In this 1st book we meet up with Jesse again (he was a side character in another book). He's your typical brooding, my life sucks, alpha male whore. He owns up to and welcomes all the pain that comes from the alcohol, drugs and fighting. You see, he's a motocross racer who's been injured and is unable to do what he loves. Also his mother is in a mental care facility because she couldn't handle the death of his father (happened when Jesse and his brother where very young). This leaves J
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Anne OK
Didn't care for Jesse or Nikki. Too much didn't jive for me -- and I'll leave it at that.
H ∞Δnother book Junkie∞
3 STARS

Breathless (Jesse, #1) BY Eve Carter

I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

That was fun! I didn't love this book but i also didn't hate it;i just had fun while reading it. I like how this book was boy/girl POV . i LOVED how the Author didn't let Jesse Morrison and Niki Milani meet at the first pages, we actually don't see them together until later, so that was a plus. At first we see Jesse's life and what is he all about! we see what he went through and wh
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Fatima
Great book! I knew Jesse was going to be perfect book boyfriend material when I read about him in the Deceived series. Now, I cannot wait until September to see what happens next. What is Jesse going to do? I cannot wait!
Becky RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!
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This book was a mixed bag for me. There were some things I really liked and some not so much. I am going to hit the highs and lows for me and make this review a short one.

Likes
-Jesse. What is not to love about a hot ass bad boy. And he definitely had the bad boy part down with his drinking, drug use and random hook ups.

-Jesse's random hook ups were hot.

-flow of the book was p
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Sarah Horwath
My Review
I absolutely freakin loved this book. From the moment I stated to read this book I was hooked, I loved Jesse even though he was a drugging man whoring douche he captivated me and made me want to love him with his charming way. I am such a thing for bikers and when I got asked to do this review from eve carter and saw it was about a motocross guy I jumped at the chance to do it. Bikers are freakin flippin hottt :p. I loved how the story started out it basically showed them making their w
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Carolina
DNF at 33%...

Won't say much...

It didn't worked for me because:

- too many time to say something we could read in one chapter;

- a bit confusing... at a time I was in Vegas partying, then I was cleaning a room?... (I can't even remember where)!

- too much repetitive...

- Nikki... what a confusing/WTF girl!

- Jesse... dude... WTH?

So... yeah... that's it!

Crystal
"Maybe you are just a beautiful fantasy. Kiss me, before you evaporate and disappear." And that is where I just could not read anymore. I read that aloud to my husband who in turn pats my leg and replies " No man in history has every utter a line like that." This book was difficult to even make it this far.
CeCe
I have to admit I bought Breathless for the cover. I broke my rule and did not look up reviews or get a recommendation from a friend. Amazon suggested it and the pervert that I am said “Wowwee look at those abs! Click!”

Unfortunately, the abs weren’t enough to keep me interested. Breathless is about Jesse, a motocross rider who is going off the rail because of an injury that has made him unable to compete. He moves to California to live with his uncle and try to get his act together. Nikki has a
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Heather andrews
Jesse's brother is kind of an a**, "you're effing drunk, Jesse. You effed up again and I'm sick and tired of saving your sorry a**. You need to get your s*** in one bag, dude. Seriously, I can't always be there for you. You're lucky that Manny called me earlier and told me you were in trouble. Otherwise, I would have picked you up in pieces from that ditch over there tomorrow. You're a effing embarrassment to me and my job." Harsh much? Jesse has a sarcastic bone in him, "no. Are you whack? My i ...more
Andrea
I loved Jesse the moment he made an appearance in Deceived Part 2. I am so glad the author decided to give him his own story.
This story is written in alternating POV, which I enjoyed. You get background on both characters and see where they are in life before they meet and are able to watch them grow as individuals and as a couple.
Jesse is a smokin' hot motocross rider at the top of his game, or at least he was before an accident that left him injured and unable to ride professionally (for now
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Chelsea

I really liked how in the beginning their was a lot of character development. Before the characters even met I felt like I understood who they were and that helped show them changing throughout the book.

You have Jesse who is a young good looking Motocross driver who has recently suffered a possible career ending injury. Jesse is bitter and is dealing with his emotions by spending his night with booze drugs and women.

Niki is struggling to figure out who she is and who she wants to be. Sick of b
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Emily
Jesse Morrison is on his own path of destruction, drinking, partying, and sleeping with anything with touching distance. After he gets shipped to his Uncle's to get a reality check, Jesse finds himself smitten fr the first time in his life.

Niki Milani has a "safe' boyfriend but it doesn't stop her from having mixed feelings about Jesse. Niki is trying to branch out away from her father's control and find her own path. Jesse makes it clear to Niki, boyfriend or not he wants her to be his.

What st
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Jeanie V.
I loved how this book started - from Jesse's POV, real, raw, honest, dirty… and then Nikki happened and I just couldn't get into it. I don't know - there was nothing about her I hated, I just didn't like/feel her character. Like "that spark" that happens between them the first time they meet? I just didn't feel it. And I just couldn't feel it the way they fell in love - to me it was too instant. Now I know it happens ALL THE TIME in books and I fall for it and believe and love it but in this sto ...more
Marci
I so loved this book, even though at first I was like what a douche he is a sloppy drunk,druggy, aggressive trouble maker omg but then you get to see the real Jesse. The one that when he loves he is all in when he fights it cause there is a reason. Nikki triggers a side in him that was lost and now will she be enough to hold him,to continue as the man he should be. Will her love be enough to keep him on track or will she scare and run.. Omg you will so love this book. There is a cliffhanger but ...more
S.K. Hartley
Once again, another awesome read from Eve Carter!

Jesse Morrison? Oh hell yes! The guy freaking oozed sexy, sinful, bad boy but with such a vulnerable side that it made my heart ache for him. He doesn't seem to ever catch a break, until Niki.

His career is hanging in the balance, his mom is ill, his uncle is keeping secrets and the only way for him to handle it is to meet with his daily therapist Jack Daniels, who is very well paid to numb his pain.

Can poor, sexy Jesse finally catch his break?

Eve
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Kristina
OMG Jesse, need I say more, I loved Jesse in Eve's Deceived series and now he has his own book! He's troubled and a troublemaker till he meets Niki and his whole world is turned upside down! Niki has trouble of her own but when the 2 are together anything is possible! What a cliffhanger at the end, hurry up Eve and get book 2 out, like yesterday! PLEASE!!!!!
Mary Fazzi
Loved this book. Jesse and Niki are two different people trying to find themselves and not be someone they aren't. Niki and her past are in front and center then she meets Jesse and life start over for her. A wonderful book and can't wait for the second one. What a cliff hanger. Ugh can't wait for Jesse part 2 in September.
Gail
Oh JESSIE.. Need I say more..
Tonya
I really wanted to love this book but just didn't. I didn't hate it, it was just okay.

First I think it was drawn out a little too much of the crazy drugs, sex and alcohol with Jesse before you ever get to the part where he meets Nikki. I mean I did want his background of course and wanted to know what made him so out of control but I was ready for the story to really begin.

I think the love story was too rushed I would of liked it better to have it to where you latch onto their relationship ant
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Rating: ***
3 out of 5 stars

A special thanks to Eve Carter for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Story:
Playboy leaves town to get a fresh start. Boy meets girl and swears to change forever.

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It's your classic romance.


Jesse Morrison:
is this hot tatted-up professional Motocross rider whose luck has it recently run out. When an accident leaves him injured and out of the races for a while he turns to drinkin
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Jen
Cute story - Might have to go into my sports folder - maybe next book - there is mention that Jesse is a motocross rider - even rode in the super-cross - I LOVE that sport! But they didn't have him race, or even think back to his accident :( BUT hopefully he'll be able to race in the next book :)

little bit of a cliffhanger at the end, but it's not too bad - the ending is really good though - it doesn't leave you wanting to through your e-reader out the window, but it leaves you with a few quest
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Jodie & Bree - Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads
Jesse makes your blood boil - err and your panties drop. Haha! Review writing in process!



Jesse is one dirty, scandalous man!
He is drowning his sorrows in booze and women. Mostly women in bar parking lots with lots of dirty sex!
Well guess what- life change time.
His brother told him to get his shit together and head out West to Cali- live with uncle and help out awhile.
Jesse is free falling and needs to get off this track.
He is biding his time until his injuries heal and he can race again. If
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Christa
Received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

Breathless by Eve Carter is about a bad boy motocross rider, Jesse, who is forced to move to California when he is kicked out of his brother’s house after one too many drunken fights. He moves to California to help his uncle Kenny run his bar and to also try and get his act together. Niki is a recent college grad who has let her father make all the decisions in her life, including her career choice and current boyfriend Jason. Niki wants noth
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Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
Wow....There are no hold backs in this book.......young, hot professional Motocross rider, Jesse, had everything until he had an accident that left him off the tracks while he recoups.

"Riding was my passion, my fire my life."

Not coping well, Jesse turns to drinking, drugs and lots and lots of women. When his brother, a police officer, gets him out of trouble again, he tells Jesse he needs to leave town and try to regroup and get himself together. With no other place to go, he heads to Santa Mon
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Lisa Zetouna
This book had my heart pounding, goosebumps ran up my arms, Amazing! The story of Jesse and his downward spiral from a bike accident, his mom on the verge of losing herself. The whole weight of the world on his shoulders. His cure is to drink, and get high. With his brother having started his on family and not able to keep babysitting Jesse anymore, sends him off to California, to their uncle who has a bar he runs. Jesse realizes he needs to straighten up his act. To Jesse's surprise his seems t ...more
Detroitangel
2.5 STARS Trying to get past my personal connections made between Jesse and Edward Cullen (brooding, self-deprecating, always on the verge of loosing control, and the damned hair sweep) I wanted to like this more than I actually did. Jesse showed us down, dirty, scum-of-the-earth type behavior a few times before we get to his miraculous transformation, with just one look into Nikki's eyes. To me, he wasn't that easily redeemable.
Nikki was a character that I found myself sympathizing with. She w
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