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Rescue Breathing

(Breathe #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  355 ratings  ·  92 reviews
When Manhattan Psychologist Olivia Burke receives an invitation to present her research on trauma in servicemen in Seattle, she is determined to turn the business trip into the start of healing her own traumatized heart.

FDNY Firefighter Owen Maxwell is an unapologetic playboy who spends his days saving lives and his nights breaking hearts. He puts his life on the line
Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published June 11th 2014 by Zoe Norman, LLC
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Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it

★★★★ 4 Stars!

Rescue breathing; also knows as the "kiss of life", is a rescue technique where one person provides air for someone who has stopped breathing.

Rescue Breathing by Zoe Norman is a story about two people broken by their past, who come together and try to breathe new meaning into each other's life without losing themselves along the way.

Olivia Burke is a psychologist who's currently researching the topic of traumatic events some firemen and police officers go through. Invited as one of
Tessa Teevan
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Loved, loved, loved! Fun, sexy, erotic, and just down right fantastic! I laughed, cried, swooned (boy, did I swoon?!) and loved every bit of it!

Owen Maxwell, I think I'm in love with you!!

Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it

Title: Rescue Breathing
Series: The Breathe series #1
Author: Zoe Norman
Release Date: June 11, 2014
Rating:4 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)

Rescue Breathing, or "The Kiss of Life": A rescue technique that brings someone back who's stopped breathing.

This book kind of came out of nowhere for me. I happened to come across it very randomly and on a whim decided to try it out immediately without a whole lot of feedback on it. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. This book had
Cassia Brightmore
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
You gotta take big risks in order to get big rewards. When it comes to love, that should be everyones motto. I read these words and it made me fall more in love with this book. I didnt just love it - I adored it, Im obsessed with it, I cant wait until I have the time to read it all over again. I am a romance junkie and this book absolutely gave me my fix. From the second I flipped to this one in my Kindle carousel, I was hooked. Zoe Norman creates a world of characters that are just simply ...more
Mara De Guzman
5 Very Beautiful, Very F-able Stars!
Copy provided by the author for an honest review
Review also posted on Maras Bookshelf

Aaaaaaah! This this this. Is. Such. A. Treasure! Ive been on a just okay slump these past few days but Rescue Breathing just rescued me! This is such a fun, heart-melting, panty explosive story that I am beyond glad to have read!

A huge bonus that I found a new book boyfriend in Owen Maxwell. *sigh* He is a firefighter for the FDNY Brooklyn Rescue Company, a specialized
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
This book was amazing and the reason I say amazing is because of

He was hot/a firemen alpha and totally sexy!
Olivia was such a sweet/caring/gentle person and sexy in her own way. Knew what she wanted (but only in the bedroom)
At times she annoyed me with how many times she ran away when things got tough. But Owen didn't give up.

This is such a sweet/romantic story with lots and lots of good steamy sex. :-)

To my friend Chris for gifting me this book on Amazon, you are the best.
I #heart#
1.5 miserable stars.

I will try to come up with something positive to say-

1) I liked that Owen was an elite firefighter.

2).......... Um............ I very much like that it is over.

Basically, I thought the writing from the male POV was horrendous & embarrassing. I'm a giant tomboy & hang out with boys far more than girls. I have three brothers. I have a husband who has his friends over ALL the time (both married & single) I have never heard any of them talk so silly. It didn't seem
Aestas Book Blog
Sep 27, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: now
Sexy firefighter hero!!!

He's an "unapologetic playboy who spends his days saving lives and his nights breaking hearts... But when he meets Olivia, the girl with the shattered spirit, sparks fly."

It's the journey of two lost souls, trying to breathe new life into each other without losing themselves along the way.

I want to read it!!!
S.A. Wolfe
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of Zoe Norman's upcoming Contemporary Romance, RESCUE BREATHING. It is an exciting, face-paced read with very steamy, erotic passion. Owen, a New York City fireman is too sexy for his own good, and let me add - I love NYFD men. Wow. When Owen meets Olivia in an airport bar, sparks fly, and when they discover they are on the same plane, their chemistry ignites. Not even hotshot Owen can put out this fire. RESCUE BREATHING is the first book in the ...more
Jeannine Cohen
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book, love the characters. The couple is one that you can relate to. I couldn't put it down! Can't wait for the next book! Must read!!
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Now I have to wait for book 2. :(
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Olivia is a New York psychologist studying the impact of trauma on servicemen and first responders. Professionally, things are pretty good for her, but her personal life? Thats another story. Having dated a man for over two years only to find out hes married with kids, shes having a hard time picking up the pieces of her broken heart and is far from willing to trust another man. At the insistence of an old friend who
Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Olivia: Wait for it. He was married. With kids. The whole time we were dating. All three years of it.

Can you even imagine finding out the guy you thought was The One was really a lying/cheating/bastard-type? Well, that is what Olivia Burke is dealing with. She shuts herself out from men, dating, and pours herself into her work as a psychologist. She is finally persuaded to visit a friend in Seattle while attending a conference.

So, then enter Owen. Hes tired, overworked, and devastated from his
Mandie Foxylutely
Four and a half stars!

*Copy provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review

This is the first book in the Breathe series by new authors Zoe Norman. I was immediately sold on the blurb. Hey NYFD firefighter? Oh yes! Owen Maxwell certainly lives up to the imagery of I have of a sexy, smoking hot firefighter in my head and is a definite new book boyfriend to drool over.

He meets beautiful Olivia Burke in the airport bar when both are on their way to Seattle, him to celebrate his best friends
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Zoe Norman and the first book in the Breathe Series.
I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
As much as I loved this cover, what prompted me to review it was the blurb. I mean who come one who doesn't love a book with a hunky firefighter in it, but it was the female character which grabbed it for, well her occupation actually. Yes, I do have weird ways of picking books, but it was well worth it.

The story surrounds Olivia, a Manhattan Psychologist, who
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Owen and Olivia, the names even sound good together.

Is it FATE. Was them meeting written in the stars?

Whatever it is these two definitely belong together. The pull they have from the very beginning gets us. We are intrigued. What will happen next. They meet by accident at the airport bar, they end up on the same flight sitting next to each other. Their conversation even links them, its amazing to watch the interest between both of our characters.
They are staying at hotels across from each
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Olivia and Owen are such a great pair!! I fell in love with these two from the very beginning and felt that I was a part of their lives from the first chapter of the book. The way these two connect from their first meeting has you longing for more from them. Zoe Norman connects these two and the heated romance from Olivia and Owen leave you turning the pages faster and faster.
Owen being the firefighter that he is can only stir the flames between he and Olivia. I love how this character goes
DJ Sakata
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Rating


Favorite Quotes:

Youre the only one I want to be with. If you need me to tell you all the ways I want you, Ill do it. I could go on all night. What this is between us, its good, Olivia, and I dont want it with anyone else. You own me, Olivia. Dont you see that? I want you to be my future, but you need to want that too.

I love you so much it terrifies me. You could leave me and I dont think Id survive it.

My Review:

Oh swoon. I am shocked I should say - totally shocked - to discover
Sarah Osborne
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When a chance encounter bring two people together on a flight to Seattle, can they over come their pasts & learn to love again? YES they can! Owen is this hot firefighter who has had his heart broken by his ex, so he swears off love, then you have Olivia who not only had her heart broken but had her self esteem crushed when she found out her boyfriend of years was married & had a family of his own. Owen & Olivia meet at a bar in the airport & instantly have chemistry, then they ...more
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
One word. Owen. I love sexy, smokin hot firefighter Owen. ;) Olivia not so much. I really, really wanted to like her, but shes a runner. Every. Freaking. Time. Ah, but the sex was HOT! Okay, Im getting ahead of myself.

Owen and Olivia are both established in their professions and have an immediate chemistry. Their banter was actually quite amusing and Owen was absolutely swoon worthy throughout the story. The story line itself was believable, especially since theyve both been hurt before. Ill say
Jacinta Marie
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read

Olivia and Owen have quickly become one of my favorite book couples! I can not wait until learning more about them in future books hopefully. I also hope Marc and Tanned get books too!
Jacquelyn Ayres
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review to come! Until then, get your hands on this hot-as-hell number! Holy shiznits!!!
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Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 FUCKABLE Stars <3
CRlovebooks ❤️
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love this book very much!
Elaine Book Reads
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!
Lisa Walker
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Aww Thoroughly enjoyed this book really connected with the character's and now starting book 2
Megan  ~The Never Ending Book Basket
Let's talk about how much I loved Rescue Breathing, because I loved it with everything I had. It was an utterly fantastic book through and through. It's got a hot as all get out fireman who's got charm out the yin yang. This book also has a female main character that is one of the realest and most authentic characters I've ever read. And you're going to love her the moment that you meet her lovable butt.

Rescue Breathing tells the story of Owen and Olivia who meet in a chance encounter that
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Rescue Breathing" is the first book in the Breathe duet by Zoe Norman. This was given to me as an unexpected gift by one of my fellow bookaholics, Mara de Guzman, who also happens to be a book blogger! This came highly recommended and I've seen a few of the reviews on Goodreads so I was excited to finally be able to read it. ^.^

Olivia Burke is a psychologist who finds herself recovering from a three-year relationship that ended with a betrayal she never saw coming. After many months of getting
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I was torn and actually left the book overnight to sit while I gathered my thoughts. I say I am torn because I dont want to be over critical but I am on the teeter totter here. I am NOT perfect in my writing, therefore I am not an author. I did find some things that were a little annoying with missing quotation marks and run on sentences, like I said I am not the grammar police. I thought maybe I was in a bad mood or overly critical but here goes: There is behavior that I think is rude and ...more
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Rescue Breathing was a great, great story. I have to start out by saying, I did not want to put this book down!! It was funny and realistic and overall a great book.

Olivia Burke just had a REALLY bad break up. Really bad. She has been in a funk for months. Her friend has now talked her into going to a conference for work in Seattle. Olivia agrees cause she wants to see her friend. She hasn't seen her in a while and thinks it could be great timing!

At the airport she meets the hot and
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