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3.58  ·  Rating details ·  226 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Mature/adult content. If you're looking for SMUTTINESS, or BAD BOYS to save, this is not for you. Happy endings? Yes. Yummy boyfriend? Oh yes, please proceed...

Sometimes the one who broke your heart is the one who needs saving the most.

Piper Sandervale never thought she’d ever see Sasha Koval again, not since he'd taken her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it. Now six
Paperback, 1st Edition, 264 pages
Published May 27th 2013 by Lyrical Lit. Publishing
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Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Piper was hurt when her boyfriend Sasha left her at her weakest. Sasha had other reasons why he did it. No matter what the reason was, Piper never wanted anything to do with him. Until they met each other again in the Ferris Wheel. It looked like the wheels of love was running its course that day. And boy what this day surely brought the exes.

When Sasha sashayed his way back to Piper's heart, he no longer had any reason to hide. He bared his all to him, his secret, his heart, his soul. But will
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book swept me off my feet it's breathtaking, heartbreaking, tearjerker, romantic! You would never know by reading this book that the author hasn't written this type of genre before the writing is amazing! Every detail described so beautifully that it has you wanting to drop everything and climb right into the book just to see the beautiful places that the characters have visted, the emotions you feel for the characters are so strong they just overtake you and you cant help but laugh or cry ...more
Alexia Purdy
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This book is being taken down from all ebook/book sites 8/18/2013. I hope you enjoyed it if you have a copy of it. Thank you everyone.
Dani Morales
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*An Updated Version Will Come Later. I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review*

So I stumbled upon Alexia Purdy when I was looking through the Facebook page for UTopYA Con and noticed she lived here in Las Vegas. Then when I realized she was an author, I went out and picked up all her books. Being backlogged with reviews, beta reads, and trying to write as well as play with my 3 kiddos, I haven’t been able to read any of the books…yet! This Memorial Day weekend had me in a re
Heather andrews
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As always I fell in love with Sasha, just like all the other men Alexia writes about (she just makes them so dreamy,) "the hell you are. You're shivering, like a wet terrier. If heights aren't your thing why in the world did you hop on the Ferris wheel? You never did like it." We know that Sasha and Piper have a past (which makes things totally more interesting) but what we didn't know was how badly it hurt Piper, "you said you're sorry. Okay. Fine. I can respect that;. Once we get off this ride ...more
This is an "it's not you, it's me" DNF read for me. The writing's fine but I'm just not feeling any part of this story. ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
"The past doesn't define you. It's just a place I've been."

This was my first book by Alexia Purdy, but I had known her for months before I read it! I can't believe that Breathe Me was only my first book by her! I gave it four stars as I personally felt that there was something missing! I'm not sure what it was, but sometimes it felt like I wasn't connected to the characters as much as I could have been! The character were still amazing though! The plot of Breathe Me was sort of about revenge! I
Jacquie Talento
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from the author for an honest review.
What an emotion packed story. It leaves you loving all of the characters and wishing the best for them. This is a different direction for this author to branch out and try romance on for us and with that she hasn’t disappointed us at all. When true love separates, is there ever an easy way for it to begin again? After 6 years of being apart, Piper and Sasha have a chance meeting and the fires ignite once again. But can Piper protect her hear
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow....Alexia has done it again with another awesome story, once I started this book I could not put it down. I always fall for the men Alexia writes in her story's. This book was about second chance's. Piper is a shy girl,who is afraid to open up her heart again to the same person. Sasha is back in piper's life, he want's to make it right this time and not hurt her like he did before. Piper finds out more about Salsa and his life, soon they start seeing each other, Sasha knows its hard for pipe ...more
Cindy Williams
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OmG! What can I say other then breath taking? Alexia has rushed right into the contemporary romance genre. Breathe Me is her first book to fit into this category. It does not disappoint. You get pulled into the plot immediately. Sasha and Piper were lovers back in college days. A situation came up where Sasha had a choice to make and he didnt want to ruin Pipers life. The choice left them both devastated and heart broken. Fast forward some years and we find Sasha trying desperately to get Piper ...more
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I never even knew that this was Alexis` first time writing this genre and when I learned that I was blown away! This book has everything in it that l love! Romance, suspense and all around heart warming :) Amazing book by an amazing author!I can't wait for book 2! :) ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
"I was given an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review

I thoroughly enjoyed this modern day romance. I so want my own Sasha. Highly recommend it:)
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Sometimes the loneliness we create inside ourselves becomes our own self-imposed prison that we alone must break out of.

Having read book one in Alexia Purdys Dark Faerie Tales series, I knew that she was great at writing a good paranormal read. But contemporary romance? Well, I was really interested to check out Breathe Me and see if I would have the same connection to the story and its characters.

Breathe Me is the story of Piper Sandervale and Sasha Koval. They were in love once. At least
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
He'd been the one to break my heart. He'd been the one afraid of commitment and true love, not me.

The story begins with Piper and Sasha being girlfriend and boyfriend. They are happy with each other, but out of a sudden Sasha ends their relationship. And let me just say that he ends the relationship in a very cruel way. At first I thought what a freaking a-hole.

It was there that I gave away my heart, before all the wrong snaked into our lives back home.

But then I read Sasha's POV and I understo
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Since her college days, Piper Sandervale has nursed a broken heart. She's never been able to forgive Sasha Koval for breaking up with her in such a sordid way after the wonderful time they'd spent together. In her mind, their relationship was everything she'd ever wanted and more. He was the perfect guy who could do no wrong and then some. Yet all that changed within the blink of an eye.

Determined to make the most of her life, Piper has done her best to forget about Sasha. She's done well in tha
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Sweet New Adult Romances
I think I really, really needed this story, at this time.

I had just gotten through reading a series of intense books with high sexual content and then a review copy of this came up in my email.

Who said sweet romances are over-rated are lame!

This story was sweet, heartbreaking, and compelling.

I feel in love with each character as much as I wanted to whollop them on the head a few (hundred) times before the story was over. Then I wanted to kill the author for some of the choices she made in th
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: Breathe Me by Alexia Purdy
Format: ARC PDF provided by the author in return for honest review (this in no way affected my opinion).
Stars: 5

Review: This book was the second New Adult genre book I have ever read. Saying that, I’m addicted if they are all as good as this book. I love Alexia Purdy’s dystopian and fantasy novels. This is a completely different genre, but just as scrumptious and readable as all her other novels I’ve had the pleasure to read so far.

Piper and Sasha have enough
Melissa Stickney
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Breathe Me has become one of my instant favorite books. I really hope that there is more to come for Sasha and Piper. I absolutely loved them.

The book centers on two former lovers who met in college. They were very much in love until Sasha(the male lead)made a decision that he thought would be in Piper's(female lead)best intrest. He never could have imagined how completely he destroyed her world with one simple lie.

Years later Sasha is on a mission to win Piper back. He wants to make up for th
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I really love when you can have more than one character's POV in a book. It's mostly told in present day from Piper's POV but we do get to hear from Sasha not only in present day but from both of them in the past.

What would you do if the guy you loved crushed your heart in public and came back into your life years down the road? Do you go for revenge or take another chance? When the story starts out, you have no idea what really happened betwe
Fiona Wilson
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
Piper and Sasha meet in college and fall in love. Everything is going great until Sasha ends things suddenly, and very publically, humiliating Pippa in the process. In doing so he causes Piper to shut down her heart, put up a wall around it, determined never to let anyone else in enough to hurt her the same way again.

A few years later, while on an outing to the local fairground, Piper and Sasha meet again in a seemingly random way, but one we discover later was prearranged by Piper's cousin foll
Melissa Pearl
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
The cover for Breathe Me is perfect. I'm looking at it as I write this review with a big smile on my face. It encapsulates the story beautifully.

The strength of this story was in the characters. I loved both Piper and Sascha immediately. They were easy to cheer for and I so desperately wanted them to make it. I loved Piper's complexities and her backstory made all her fears and insecurities completely legit.

The story is filled with unexpected surprises, which I found both good and bad. I like n
Kathy Geiser
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is wonderful. All though it in not the kind of book I normally read, it is very well written and a great read. Anyone who has ever been in love and given someone a second chance knows how hard it is to do. It can be very difficult to trust the person not to break your heart again. I found myself rooting for Piper to let Sasha back in. Alexia Purdy has such a creative way with words. I love the way she tells a story. Breathe Me made me want to keep reading. I had to know what was going ...more
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars, because I never wanted it to end, and it did!
Alexia did it again. She wove her magic and wrote a gripping story that I couldn't get out of my head. I was literally reading other review books, and wishing I was reading this one instead.
This is a sweet contemp story. It was refreshing, sexy and an emotional read. It wasn't dirty, I didn't feel like I needed to take a shower after reading it. It was simply a love story.
Piper was a character that I could relate to on a base level, but
Jessica Martin
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Jenny Zimmerman Black Words-White Pages
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ADULTS ONLY
Recommended to Jenny Zimmerman by: Alexia Purdy Author
10*s. I received an eARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.

OMG.....Alexia Purdy has done it again and amazed me and drawn me into her writing. I am always in awe and hooked from beginning to end and I always seem to fall for the males in this authors books. This story captured my heart and soul and I kept me reading it all in one sitting. I loved the characters, the heart break in this story. I felt like I was part of this story and I felt just as the characters did and my heart w
Amanda Lee Disheveled Book Blog
This was a sweet love story, but the amount of bad things happening in this book was almost unbelievable. Proceed with spoiler caution please.

First you have Pipers family, her sister drowns and then her parents and brother die later. Then you have Sasha his parents both die of cancer close together. Then his baby momma dies from leukemia. Then the cousin/best friends husband dies leaving her widowed and then later in the book she dies in a car accident. Then theres issues with Sasha's visa and
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2013
I received this ARC copy to give an honest review. This was a really short and adorable love story. The only problem I truly had with the story is that Sasha never truly came clean with why he broke up with Piper in the first place. This isn't your normal boy and girl fall in love, break up, meet up years later type of story. There is a story within it, you have a young woman whose heart was broken by the one person she truly loves! Only to see him years later and all those feelings along with b ...more
Clair Brooks
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Omg is all I can say.

I loved this novel and the only bad thing I have to say is,it should have NEVER ended,now I'm sad.

This is not a 5 start novel it is more like a 10 star in my eyes.

Breathe Me is one of the best reads I have read this summer and I hope there will be another book to follow.

This made me laugh and made me cry. Full of betrayal,lies,deceit, romance and LOVE.

Alexia Purdy is one of the BEST writers I have been given the pleasure of reading.

She gets you hooked page after page and it
Claire Taylor
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Alexia Purdy
Breathe Me

I fell in love with this book immediately. I was only meant to read a couple of chapters but the book had other ideas and I was so gripped that I ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. It wasn’t just the normal girl meets boy, boy hurts girl, boy wins back girl and they live happily ever after. There was real turmoil and situations that anyone could find themselves in throughout the book. The emotional twists took the book to another level, and I couldn’t help b
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I was given an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this story. I thought the characters were likable and the story kept me interested throughout. I thought it had a different twist to it but still fit well in the New Adult, romance genre. One thing keeping me from giving this story 5 stars is that I felt that I needed more backstory in the beginning. There were a few flash back parts and I felt they were just placed in random spots and there should have been mor
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Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

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