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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  945 ratings  ·  97 reviews
One look from Savannah Rae was all it took for Tate Connors to fall.

From the first moment he laid eyes on her, his world was irrevocably shaken. He’s willing to accept that his life will never be the same again, but when she has to leave for New York the distance becomes more than either of them expected.

Tate is left alone with not only an empty bed but also a thousand tho
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Published November 24th 2013 by Rachel Brookes
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Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-copies
*Copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Breathless (Breathe #1.5) continues with Savannah and Tate working on their relationship. Please do not read this review if you haven't read the first book in this series, include minor spoilers that should be avoided.

Savannah learns that she is pregnant and Tate started to have some insecurities about being a dad. He doesn't want to be like his father and want to be loving but he is afraid that he might never be that. He might
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ugh, that ending! What is happening!!
Jessica's Book Review
Breathless is book #1.5 in the Breathe Series by Rachel Brookes. This time around, it’s Tate's turn to share his thoughts & feelings with Breathless being in his POV. I LOVE when series switch POV’s so I know what both sides are feeling and thinking. Tate is a deep man. He has a giant heart with good intentions but has fears that sometimes make him do things or act out like he shouldn’t.

As we know from the ending of Just Breathe, Savannah is pregnant with Tate's baby and now playboy Tate wants
Leah Isakson
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Of course. Another 5 stars for my Aussie sister. Amazing. Simply amazing. Tate's POV just makes my heart smile. I loved him before but I love him even more now. His love for Sav is endless. It shows no bounds. He would walk through fire just so she would know he loved her. Sav's letter she read him made me cry. How he finds her sexy with her little baby bump. I need my husband to swoon over me like Tate does Sav :) I will not spoil the story for anyone. But OMG!!! MUST READ!!! ...more
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love Tate!

Dont love Sav's doubts but they are totally granted...
Dont love & seriously loathe that bitch Chelsea. Even the name is skanky- haha not really but my blood is boiling!

Ps: a really good novella & a must read!
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“A guy liked seeing that he can make his girl happy and shaky on her feet.”

The story started with Sav’s departure to New York. The spotlight now was on Tate. We had a glimpse of his past at Just Breathe; at Breathless, he will unveil every bit of who was and who is Tate Connors.
Will his past be only a part of his past? Or will it resurface yet again?
Will it ruin or strengthen his relationship with Savannah and Jellybean?
Will his fear consume him or will he fight it?

Tate Connors. I take your word
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was entertaining, it was definitely an easy read and just something I picked for a quick read. I do think it wasn't very realistic and it was sort of cheesy at times but its a breezy read and something I would recommend if you just want a light quick romance read. ...more
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
So... How excited was I that my boyfriend got his own novella????!?!!? Oh, excuse me. You haven't met my boyfriend Tate Connors? What. the. Heck. We need to remedy that!

First of all, I am so in love with this series. Rachel is such a talented author and I am so invested in her characters. I can't tell you how many times I've unleashed all my feels on her about these books! Just Breathe is the first book in the series (see my 5 star review HERE) and it is from Savannah's perspective. Savannah ha
Lydia's Bookshelf
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
“I was completely breathless at the sight of her.”

I just want to start off by saying that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE male POVs!! So, I was beyond excited when I found out Breathless was going to be narrated from TATE’S point of view! Squeee!!! And boy oh boy, I was NOT disappointed. In fact, Rachel Brookes managed to make me fall even more in love with him! I, once again, fell victim to the #TateConnorsEffect.
“If it was the last thing I did on this planet I would make sure S
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
****I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

Tate Connors is a name that will always puts a smile on my face. After reading, and absolutely loving Just Breathe I was completely in love with this man I remember saying that I want one just like him. When I heard that Tate was going to get his own Novella I was excited, couldn’t wait to spend a quiet afternoon on my sofa with this arrogant, charming, hot, sexy man, and get inside his head.

Sav and Tate are two of my fav
Laura Hampton
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars...

Tate Connors......gahhhhhh. I love him! Breathless picks up right where Just Breathe has left off. It is written from Tate's POV. I love reading books from the male point of view. It gives the reader a chance to experience how well the author can delve into the male mind. I think Rachel did an excellent job at telling Tate's side of this story. Savannah has gone to New York to work and Tate is left on his own, to try and deal with his life in her absence. He does not think he can mak
Z. Elizabeth
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
For those of you who have read Just Breathe, Breathless begins where JB finished and this novella is told in Tate’s POV. Rachel has done a fantastic job of delving into Tate’s head, giving us all he has and his inner thoughts on his relationship, on jellybean, on his past, his future and the present. Rachel is consistent in writing from a guys POV and she does a damn good job too!

In Just Breathe, Sav is off to spend a month in the New York office and that is exactly where Breathless starts, just
Michelle Tikal
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
“It was as if the moment she met me, she’d taken everything that I was, put it in a blender and created a new me, a better me. I had lived by the promise to myself that I would never change for anyone, but for Savannah I would do everything in my power to change that world if I knew it would make her happy.”

In Breathless by Rachel Brookes we get to experience Savannah Rae and Tate Connors’ relationship through Tate’s eyes. Tate, the reformed man-whore who fell head over heels for Savannah in Jus
Amy Logg
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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The story:
While this is a novella, because the characters and their story is already developed, it doesn't lack the depth that short stories so often do. We pick up the story right where Just Breathe ends. Savanna is leaving for months work in New York & they both struggle with the separation. On top of that Tate & Sav are getting their heads around the fact that they will soon become parents - and idea that is much more difficult for Tate to come to t
Dawn Smith
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’ve said it before. there must be something in the water in Australia because the authors from the Land Down Under certainly know how to write the perfect story and Breathless is no exception. This book is so perfectly named. I was left Breathless and an emotional mess by the end of this book. Rachel Brookes does not disappoint in her follow up to Just Breathe. Breathless is absolutely stunning. It is an emotional journey that will have you laughing and crying. Plus it is gloriously told from T ...more
Mary Tatar
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Two words that you will not forget after reading Breathless by Rachel Brookes is Tate Conners. I read Just Breathe a while back and fell completely in love with Tate and Sav. I was far from disappointed when I read this book and my only complaint would be why couldn't it of been longer. It did feel like I got more then I would expect from a novella. In all honesty I'll take as much and as little of Tate and Sav that I can get. Their love story is unique. The passion between them has not sizzled ...more
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Breathless and just loved it. Tate and Savannah's story continue. Just Breathe being the first in this series , I definitely recommend reading this first so you know what is going on. As in the first one Tate and Savannah are a couple and are trying to just live their life. They both still make mistakes but they are learning from them. Savannah has learned that she is pregnant and this causes Tate to have his insecurities rise to the surface. Will Tate be able to let himself be a ...more
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Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just Breathe was one of my favourite reads this year, Savannah is the sassy mouthed Aussie beauty who gave Tate a run for his money from the very first time they set eyes on each other. So when Rachel told me she was writing a Novella from Tate’s POV I wanted to hug her little Aussie ass.

I’m so lucky to be friends with Rachel and she has shared Tate & Sav’s journey with me. Breathless lived up to my expectations and beyond.

Warning do not read Breathless in public you will be left ever so slightl
Holly Baker
Nov 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

After reading Rachel Brookes' debut novel Just Breathe, it's safe to say I was hit by the Tate Connors Effect pretty hard, and I was absolutely desperate to get my hands on anything more that this new author had to give this series. So when I found out that Tate was getting his own novella - a short book that was entirely from his POV, there was flailing!

So, Just Breathe ended with Sav going to New York for a month to work, and that's where Breathl
Allura  Teacups&Bookends Blog
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm going to start this review by saying that Tate and Savannah frustrate me beyond belief! Truth be told I kinda love it but it doesn't make it any less frustrating. These two are a train wreck of emotions sometimes but watching them find their path in life together is so much fun. Sometimes it's agonizing fun but overall, it's still fun.

Breathless is told from Tate's point of view which is kind of intense and sometimes insane bu
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Breathless by Rachel Brookes is a continuation of her Breathe Series. This time around, the author dives into the male point of view and let’s us into the complicated mind of Tate Connors. Savannah Rae has flown across the country for her job, leaving Tate alone and feeling as if a part of him is missing. This story follows Tate as he tries to cope with his surfacing insecurities and doubt as the distance tests their relationship and commitment to one another.

I always love getting inside a male
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating is 4.5 out of 5 Breathless Moments

In Breathless we continue with Sav & Tates story, only it is being told from Tates POV.

I love how this broken man has fallen hard for this girl and he puts aside his alpha male to try to save their relationship. I was extremely happy that this book continued right where Just Breathe left off, Savannah leaving for New York…. Breathless was so full of emotions, that I found myself crying when Tate was having an internal battle with telling Savannah what he
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
WARNING: Do not read this review if you have not read Just Breathe!!

Tate Connors man whore hasn’t done the relationship thing in years. Not since he found his best friend having sex with his girlfriend that was it for him. His new motto: trust no one. Until the day Savanna Rea walked into his life, that’s the day he met his match. He knew he was done for the moment he laid eyes on her. Now he is in love, solely devoted to her and they are going to have a baby. Wow that’s a lot to handle for a re
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Star Review

Oh Tate Connors...

This Quote: "You are so worth all of this Sav. Every mile I travel, every penny I spend, every hour of sleep I lost and every moment you leave me breathless. You make everything worth it."

This man is amazing, wonderful and fully in love... I love how passionate he is and isn't afraid to show Sav how he feels. This character was so beautifully written. Who wouldn't love to be loved by a Tate Connors Type... I know I would. My husband could learn a thing or two lo
Mags-- Who Picked This?
***I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review***

***This is the second book in this series and WILL contain spoilers from the first book. I suggest reading the first book prior to reading this review***

Tate Connors has never been dependent on anyone other than his twin Tanzi. But his fast love-filled relationship with Savannah has left him completely messed up emotionally. When Savannah left for New York, Tate started throwing himself into his work just to escape the lonely f
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
After reading Just Breathe and falling under Tate Connors spell I couldn't wait to read his POV in Breathless, and it didn't disappoint! I laughed and cried and needed a reminder to breathe!!

It picks up where Savannah is leaving for NYC and instantly I felt what Tate was feeling, the emotions and feelings he was experiencing had me tied up right there with him throughout the entire book. There was times I did think he was being the arsehole Sav said he was but if only she could have seen him/hea
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Our novella starts where book #1 leaves off. Tate is watching the taxi taking Savannah away to the airport. All he can think is that he will not be able to survive the month Savannah will be spending working in New York.

Tate tells us his point of view throughout this part of the story. He is so insecure as to his ability to love and hold on to anyone. He is haunted by thoughts that anyone he loves leaves... just like his father left, Candice dies, Sarah cheated and left him... will Savannah leav
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-breathe
I have to say, I enjoyed this book better than the first book in this series. This time Tate and Savannah's romance is told from Tate's POV. Tate is a man with much more substance than we saw in the first book. He is really trying to be a better man for Sav and Jellybean. Hard as he tries, he still is seems to get himself into trouble with his big mouth. Plus his ex-girlfriend and his former friend, Blake, don’t help the situation. I felt bad for the poor guy, as he just can’t seem to catch a br ...more
Book Addict Mumma
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-fave
Breathless is the perfect name for this book, because that is how it left me, completely and utterly BREATHLESS.
Rachel Brookes has a way of making her characters come alive, they totally suck me in to their story and lives. Her writing in my opinion is one far more advanced than her 2nd book, she makes me feel something for these characters. Tate and Sav ripped my heart out in this book, there was a number of times where I had to take a little break because they get intense and I love it. I love
For the Love of Books
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Breathless is book 1.5 in the Breathe series. In the first book, Just Breathe, we follow Savannah as she moves to the US from Australia and meets the hot and steamy Tate Conners. They go through a lot in the first book and we are left with a big event that gives them a lot to think about. In this novella we get the story from Tate’s point of view from where Just Breathe left off. And let me tell you, this book is HOT HOT HOT!
I LOVE series and story lines that allow you get the point of views fro
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Rachel Brookes is from the east coast of Australia and writes angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, and a bucketload of sexiness. With five novels currently published, she is constantly writing and getting ready to release her next hero and heroine into the world. An avid reader, Rachel can often be found with her kindle in her hand, and getting lo ...more

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