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Inhale, Exhale

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,712 ratings  ·  184 reviews
Jillian had a plan: celebrate the end of her first year of college with an amazing summer full of beaches, barbeques, and bonfires. When her mom insists she needs a summer job, and her boyfriend spends more time with his band than with her, Jillian’s plans go down the drain.

Grant had a plan: finish his Masters, get a great job at Google, and get the hell out of Georgia.
Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Published May 4th 2013
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5--I'm so glad this didn't suck--Stars!

Finally....a book that didn't suck!!!

Was it the greatest book I ever read? NO!
Did I read it straight through? YES!
Did the hero and heroine get on my last nerve? NO!
Was it full of grammatical errors? NO!
Did it have some hot sex? YES!
Was I entertained? YES!

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

Now for the story....

Inhale, Exhale was the story of Jillian and Grant! Jillian is home on summer break from college. Jillian has been dating Christian since she was in h
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

So... This wasn't the greatest story ever and I wasn't blown away but at the same time this book was really sweet.

Jillian is a girl who comes home from summer break from college. She's dating Christian- her high school boyfriend of 4 years...
He doesn't study nor work- lives with his parents in their basement and is a musician who 'wants to make it'

She has a dream about a boy, a boy she doesn't know, cannot put a face to but has this crazy intense feeling for.
Thinking its crazy she forgets it. H
Dropped at 46% Sorry but I can't go on.

I wasn't planning on writing a long review, but there is a review demanding to get out of my head so I am just going to type that one out. :P

So this was a book I wanted to read for a Buddy Challenge on Goodreads. I was really looking forward to it. Sure, I know that it would probably entail cheating, but I was hoping it would be minimal. Or just flirting (though of course too much flirting is also a no-no if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend). And I was defi
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Loved this story. Loved the characters. Loved everything about it. Ross has a special place in my heart when it comes to her books; I have loved them all. But this one....this one is by far my favorite. Such a winner with this read.

Jillian is a smart girl and she is well on her way to acquiring her dream. She wants to work as a translator for the UN. After completing her first year of college, her hope is to spend time at the beach with her friends this summer and catch up on some much needed al
Nanette Bradford
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Omg omg omg. Best book ever. I received this ARC for an honest review and here it is. This book is definitely NA for a more mature audience. I was pink in the face at some of the sensual scenes between Jillian and Grant. Wow we're they hot. I'm still a little flustered now. :)

I seriously loved Grant, I mean who wouldn't. He was sexy, built, and Amarth. A totally lethal combination. An an eyebrow ring. Omfg. An eyebrow ring! Ok so the book yes the book... It was hot and sexy yes but there was so
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Inhale, Exhale completely blew me away. I'm not even sure what the last book was that I gave 5 gavels(stars), but Inhale, Exhale earned every one of those 5 gavels! It is a standalone contemporary romance and holy cow it was so good! The plot, the characters, the romance- I just couldn't get enough.

Jillian and Grant make the most awesome couple. And Grant is the perfect book boyfriend. He is a great mix of smart, sweet, manly, and just the right hint of possessiveness that I like in my boo
This is the first book I have read by Sarah Ross and I have to say I was thoroughly impressed. I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I am a little surprised that I enjoyed this so much because there were aspects to the story that I normally don't like to read about. (view spoiler) ...more
S.E. Bolles
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!!
Things I loved:
~ NO CLIFFHANGER whether there's ever a second book or not Jillian and Grant had their HEA... Major plus, not because I dislike cliffhangers but they're just so many out right now so it was refreshing to not have that in this book!

~I love that Jillian was a strong female and didn't let bad things get her down. Did I feel she was making wrong decisions at times? Yes, but really, who doesn't?

~Grant is that geek turned Greek god, which is hot. I mean who doesn't want brawn a
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
4.5 stars

Review to come May 7/13. But what I can say it was a sweet story and I am glad that I got the chance to read it. :) And Grant is awesome and so book Bf worthy.
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Can I just say that I am speechless after reading this book. I have never had so many emotions flying through me. I mean I was reading minding my own business when Grant and Jillian invaded my heart! Who does that?????? Well Sarah Ross does that because she captured my heart with this book. I have never read a story where I am so caught up my eyes are blurry from reading. My adrenaline was pumping something fierce for Jillian as she had to make some seriously tough choices but in the end she got ...more
Jamie (The Kansan Reader)
My edition: Kindle

Pages: 241

Series: No, Stand-alone


Review: Another book in two different P.O.V.s. Damn I was just getting use to having one P.O.V. Jillian and Grant end up working at the same company. Jillian was wanting to spend the summer with her boyfriend of four years, Christian. Christian is mostly busy living with his mom and rocking out to his music. (Come on guy at least get a good job for during the day.) Grant wants to get his masters so he can get a job and out of southern Ge
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review, arc
Wow just when I thought Sarah Ross's books couldn't get any better she goes and blows my mind. Inhale Exhale is phenomenal!! Once I started, I was kept in a trance that I couldn't resist. The drama kept me wanting to know more, wanting to know what the next page would lead to. The characters created were amazing. I laughed at how caught up Grant was in Jillian, I got angry with Jillian and her current boyfriend, and I cried to see how crushed and emotional Grant became. If you want a book that w ...more
May 06, 2013 rated it liked it
So this book was sweet. Nothing too special or swoon worthy. Basically Jillian is a 19 year old college student. She's dated her boyfriend Christian for the last 4 years. Hes kind of a deadbeat and shes in college. She gets a summer job and meets Grant. Chemistry galore. Now, he is all obsessed about not settling down because he so driven by his "plan". Get his Masters, secure a great job, then find girl. But, he just cant help liking Jillian. Liked the bowling and beach scenes.
Grant is actuall
Sarah Geiger
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. I loved that it was a quick read, and did not slow down at all.

Ms. Ross pulls you in from the very first page. She has created a cast of vivid and amazing characters. The tension is amazing, and wonderfully swoon worthy.

Grant. What can I say about Grant? If he worked in my IT department. yes, I would be one of those women breaking my computer on purpose. No questions asked. He is a mouthwatering, sculpted, and scrumptious specimen of a man.

Jillian. Love her. She's sweet, and
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
I have read all of Sarah's books and Inhale, Exhale is by far my favorite book!! I loved Jillian and Grants relationship from the start. It was easy for them to get along and as the relationship progressed they laughed and flirted and had some hot steamy scenes. I loved Jillian's bestfriends Ava and Trish. They stuck by her side through thick and thin and the part involving golf balls had me laughing so hard I cried. There was some nail biting moments and I caught myself yelling at my nook like ...more
L.P. Dover
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing!!!! I have read every single book by Sarah Ross and loved them all, but this one takes the cake, or "cupcake" I might say. :) I would have to say this is my all out favorite of Ross' books, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! I can't wait to read more!!

Full review to come on release day!!
Apr 26, 2013 rated it liked it
When I first saw the book cover for this story, I was really attracted to it, and the blurb really caught my attention! I have been in a New Adult stage for quite a while, and I can't seem to read enough New Adult Contemporary Romances. For that reason, I feel that I am becoming more observant of trends, cliches, similarities, and differences, in this genre. There were elements I really enjoyed in Inhale, Exhale, and there were other elements that I felt could be improved upon.

This story is told
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Source: Kelly Simmon
Format: Kindle; PDF
Rating: 4.2
Reviewer: Chyna

My thoughts...

This was a lovely romantic tale about choices. I couldn't help, but reminisce about Golden by Jessi Kirby. Inhale, Exhale is a beautiful story and it was also beautifully written. The writer has an amazing style creating sexy characters and an awesome premises. I swooned for for Grant and died when he acts untouchable. Nothing is more delicious than a guy who focuses more on his own career than his love life, it bring
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
***I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***

Jillian’s plan was to spend her summer break with her boyfriend, and hanging out with her two best friends having lots fun, and not the summer job that her mum got her job answering phones. Grant’s plan was to focus on his career, it may be all work and no play, but he wants to finish his master and get a great job. He was not looking to fall in love. However when Jillian meets Grant the attraction is instant and
Mary Tatar
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jillian is a nineteen year old college student who is working a summer job to cover some of her college expenses. She has a boyfriend who's name is Christian they have been together since high school and she has been content in the relationship. He spends a lot of time with his band which puts a little bit of a strain on their relationship. While working she meets Grant the IT guy who has been helping her out when she needs it. They both have an instant connection. She is a very intelligent wom ...more
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was awesome!! It had a slow start but then all of a sudden all these things made my emotions go like crazy. In all of the New Adult books I have read this is definitely a book to pick up! I loved everything about the book, including Grant who is sexy, and is super smart. The storyline was good because the book was addicting and need more! Sarah M. Ross is one author to look out for in this new adult world, her novel will blow you away!! The different Point of Views where great, and see ...more
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read from our dear author Sarah M. Ross and I have to admit this won't be last. I devoured this story from the 1st page 'til the last. OHMYGOD! Grant is my new book boyfriend...hahaha. He is absolutely perfect - ambitious, driven, with his tanned and gorgeous bod and damn, he is intellectually smart. In short, he is one HOT NERD! I.LOVE.HIM.PERIOD...

This is a short romantic story about Jillian - a college student who worked in Allegro Corp for the summer. That's where
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This book was a fun read! I really enjoyed this book from the beginning. Jillian and Grant had such great chemistry I couldn’t help but love them both.

Jillian is a young girl on break for the summer from college just looking for a relaxing summer with her friends and boyfriend. Grant is a young IT guy with a master plan for life that doesn’t include parties, hanging out with friends or girls for that matter. But, as we all know, life doesn’t always go as planned.

Jillian gets a summer jo
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story not only entertained but held some real life truth within it’s pages. So often we become so comfortable within our lives that we make excuses and write off things that seem out of place because we don’t want to rock the boat. In this case, Jillian’s life had a plan…she was going to continue to enjoy her friends and her boyfriend and move forward with her life uninterrupted this summer. Turns out that life had another road for her to take. Grant also had a plan and no desire to change ...more
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Sarah M. Ross, but it won't be my last. I used to read nothing but popular book until the day I got my Kindle. Now I am getting introduced to all of these amazing authors, like Ross. The description of this book does not give it justice. Jillian is a girl who has been with the same boyfriend for years, until she meets Grant. Grant is the smart IT guy who continually fixes Jillian's problems with her computer. He is hot and smart, what more can a girl want? To be single. ...more
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Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing


By Sarah M Ross

Jillian is in a long term relationship with Christian. So when her mother pulls some strings to get Jillian a job for the summer this is where she meets Grant.
Grant and Jillian have an instant connection and as much as she tries to stay away from him they can't resist each other. Things aren't so good with Christian, he spends most of his time practicing with the band he is in.

From the very start the prologue captivated my interest a
Heather andrews
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jillian she was seriously funny, "you're here so we can hook up? I mean, um, hook up the computer?" HAHA seriously that was too funny! I found Grant's honesty refreshing even though he was talking to his friend about it and not Jillian, "no, sorry. And yeah, she mentioned she had a boyfriend. I don't even want to be with her, except, I do. This is drivin' me nuts. I never loose my s*** over girls." Being inside Grant's head was so much fun, "I am a pansy (there was a naughtier word but Amazon is ...more
Casey Peeler
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Inhale, Exhale, Inhale, Exhale…. that is exactly what I did throughout this entire book! It is full of ups, down, raw emotions, decisions that need to be made, drama at every corner, and a whole lotta love!

I am so happy to be able to give my honest review about the soon to be released novel! I sat down to start reading it last night… yeah, I know, I promised a review for today, but it was Mother’s Day weekend! I honestly expected myself to be reading well past midnight, but instead… I was finish
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I don't write spoilers so I will try to write without spoilers.
This book by Sarah M Ross is different thing anything she has written in the past. I have read all of her books, and loved them all. This book took her writing to a new level, and I thought it was really good. It's about a woman named Jillian who is going through some things that I can see actually happening in real life, but when she meets a man named Grant her life is turned upside down (in a good way). I loved her other series, an
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was really debating between and a 3/4 stars on this one... let's go with 3.5. It was a eh kind of book for me. I really have nothing bad to say about it or good. It served its purpose as a book it entertained me for a while or as some else put it in their review "glad it didn't suck" ! The Geist of the story is jillian is made to take a job from her moms friend before she heads to college. She has this boyfriend that's she has been with forever but no longer feels that he is the one for her an ...more
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