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Between Breaths

(Seattle Sound #2)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Grief brought them together

A hospice center is no place to fall in lust. But with his world cracking during his estranged mother’s last days, Hayden Crewe needs something sweet to focus on. It doesn’t matter that he’s the backbone of Australia’s hottest international rock group—here, watching his mother die, he’s more alone than ever. So when he meets long-legged, clear-m
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Sidecar Press, LLC (first published September 6th 2016)
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Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Though she's nursing a broken heart, Briar Moore has promised herself that she'll no longer live her life for others. She'll live life her way and is intent on enjoying every minute of it. Granted, her mind and heart refuse to let go of the past, reminding her of the little things at every turn. All that changes when she comes across the gorgeous Hayden Crewe. He's everything she never knew she wanted in a man, something her mind and body remind her of every time they're together.

Another great r
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hayden a big rock star meets his love while his mother lays dying. Bad timing, but that's life. A fast paced story, that was enjoyable. Received an ARC
Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Plot: 4/5
Characterisation: 3.5/5
Prose: 2.5/5
How much I enjoyed it: 3/5
Caitlyn Lynch
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemp-romance
At your dying mother's bedside seems like a pretty out-there place to meet the girl of your dreams, but that's exactly where Hayden Crewe, the hottest rock star of the moment, meets Briar. It's the worst possible timing; they are both seriously emotionally compromised and the pressures of a life lived in the intense glare of the media spotlight seem bound to drive them further apart. Still, love will find a way even in the darkest times, and that's what happens in Between Breaths... love, eventu ...more
Jennifer Prescott
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Goodness!! Love Hayden & Briar! I loved Briar in the first book, so was excited to read her story. This author does a GREAT job invoking all the emotions that surround love. The tension this couple goes through kept me up half the night, as I just couldn't find a good point to stop for the night! This author is fast becoming one of my top 10 fave authors!!
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hayden is a Rick star enjoying the empty rock and roll life, until he gets a call that his mom is dying. at the hospice he meets briar, who is losing a woman who not only was her boss, she was a mother to her, she was family. their grief connects them. both finding something they didn't know they wanted.
Lynn Reynolds
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Hayden Crewe loves his job and the perks that come with it. But then his plans change. Briar Moore isn’t sure where she wants her personal life to go. She’s a woman with a lot of passion and it comes through as we get to know her. What impressed me was that the author didn’t have our two main characters meet right away. We get to see some of who they are first and what’s going on in their lives that eventually brings them together. A disappointment was not actually being able to hear Hayden’s ba ...more
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as much as book one of the series. Between Breaths is an emotional, drama filled story - sometimes sweet, sometimes sexy, and sometimes painful. Hayden is a member of a famous Australian rock band and Briar, who lives in Seattle, is in the midst of huge changes in her life when they meet at a hospice for the dying. His estranged mother is in the room next to a woman that Briar treasures. Finding comfort in each other, their attraction leads to a few passionate days and nights t ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Between Breaths

This second book is about the sister of the first. She had been in a three year relationship but it ended when the other book did. Here you find out why. At the same time her best older friend has been placed in hospice care. And time is running g out. Her ex wants her back, but not because he loved her. While sitting with Rosie she meets a man from Australia. A lead singer for a hot band. They connect. But he is only in the US until his mother dies. Now is the story line. Will th
TIN book nerd MENDOZA
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
This book is something.. (between love and like).LOL.
A great story! (but I didn't like the ending). I was hoping for a grand scene or something. I just hope it's 10-15 pages longer. Ya know.
Analia Almonte
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is my first of the author and she don't disappoint me at all. Is emotional, sexy and had his twist. Is a great read and I'm willing to read more about this author.

Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. The chemistry and raw emotions between these two was so heart felt. I'm discovery this series on book 2 but I will get #1 so I can catch up.
Katie Bug
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Between Breaths “Seattle Sound Series, Book 2” by Alexa Padgett

Book 2 of the Seattle Sound Series picks up with Briar Moore, and her story. In the previous book, Sweet Solace, Briar broke up with her uptight, oncologist boyfriend after being together for three looong years. He tried to put her in a box of his making and nearly conned her into motherhood. Now it’s time to find herself and what her next career will be. Everything falls to the side when she finds out a good friend has terminal canc
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free from instant freebie and I am voluntarily writing an honest review. Briar is a down on her luck, an unemployed journalist due to the fact she would not write about her sister's famous rock star boyfriends nasty divorce. To make things even more heartbreaking a woman who she considers to be like a mother to her has gone to hospice and is at life's journeys end. While visiting Rosie at the hospice facility she meets Australia's top rock star Hayden Crewe who is there beca ...more
Margaret Watkins
Between Breaths is an emotional and steamy roller coaster of romance, grief and betrayal from within the ranks. Briar and Hayden both understand pain but it is their current situation that draws them together. Hayden needs answers and Briar needs closure. As they stand together in the face of their ultimate loss, they find hope and a future. However, not everyone is happy about their newfound love and there are threats to destroy them. I was deeply moved by this novel and recognised once again t ...more
The Mysterious Reader
Briar and Hayden’s story in Alexa Padgett’s Between Breaths: A Bad Boy Rockstar Romance (Seattle Sound Series Book 2) is a romance that is passionate, emotional, painful, fulfilling and powerful all at the same time. It’s the sort of read that’s hard to put down once started. Read the publisher’s blurb for a good description. All I can do is note that if You find that blurb appealing then I’m confident you’ll love the book. But for the fact that I’m literally dictating this review to my husband ...more
Pam Curran
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rockstar-romance
Wow this was a different angle on rockstar pain and angst. Australian rockstar Hayden meets Briar at a Seattle hospice as he goes from his world tour to be at the bedside of the mother who abandoned him when he was a child. Briar is there to spend time with her ex boyfriend's aunt Rosie who she is close to but who is dying.

Briar has just broken up with her controlling asshole of a boyfriend - really who would do what he did! She is not really looking for another relationship but when she meets
Astrid Rudloff
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily review an ARC.
This is the second book of the Seattle Sound series. The books are standalones. I still have to read the first book, but don't think I got too many spoilers.
This is an excellent story with strong but vulnerable characters, very good friends and morons, annoying journalist and fans, with drama and loss, but also with a deep running love that can break down emotional walls. The protagonists took me on a journey feeling all their ups and downs, their lust and desperation
Denise Van plew
In this one with a not ordinary kinda story line you will follow Hayden and Briar as they encounter each other in a time when needed. Also they do not do the normal but have to plunge you on a roller coaster type of ride tuning you upside down at times. You will need to catch your breath a time or two. They have really had to deal with a bit but that is life. You will get so wrapped up in this one you will loose track of time so watch what you are doing lol.
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant read by this author. Even though this story has a few characters carry through from Sweet Solace it is a complete standalone. This book had me hooked with the emotion, as well as a love story it is a story of life and what it throws at you. Briar and Hayden meet through chance but everything thrown at them. A page turning read.
Kelly Crowley
To much immaturity. Hayden could have at least had the decency to say goodbye, instead of just sneaking away while Briar was sleeping. Yet when Hayden tried apologizing Briar wouldn't read his text, instead sending one saying you're not allowed to contact me again. She then changed her number. What are they both 12?
Virginia M Ranger
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Also Excellent

I was not disappointed in the 2netbook of this series. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Hayden Crewe, the newest rock star sensation from Australia, meets Briar Moore at a hospice. His estranged mother and her "aunt" are in adjoining rooms and both dying from cancer.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by this very talented author! The great character and plot development kept me totally captivated until the turn of the very last page!
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: misc-read
I won this book through Goodreads. Really enjoyed this book. The characters were so likeable and their story so believable. Emotional and inspiring. A must read.
Celicia Fowlkes
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I have read

This book is one that I had a hard time getting into and reading. No particular reason. Once I restarted from the beginning, it really got me how good this book is. The background information at the beginning of the book made me understand why he left so much better. Everyone in this series is tied together so when you read it, keep in mind you will see them again.

I really liked this book so much. I have to recommend this series as a must read.
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alexa Padgett has penned the perfect romantic story in Between Breaths. This story is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The sex scenes are hot and realistic, the chemistry between Hayden and Briar is obviously off the charts from the beginning, but their relationship is so much more than that. I loved this book. It made me smile, it made me laugh, and at times it made me want to weep with emotion. Between Breaths by Alexa Padgett is a book you won’t soon forget.
Suzy Sims
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Between Breaths by Alexa Padgett

Hayden is an international rock star with the world at this feet, until he gets a call his estranged mother is dying. Hayden travels across the world from Australia to Seattle to get the questions answered after so many years apart. Tired, confused, angry, he meets the lovely Briar at the hospice center. Briar is there with her best friend and surrogate mom Rose who is also in her last days. It isn't just the insane attraction that storms between them, but the und
Kathy Hackett
rated it really liked it
Oct 13, 2018
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Other books in the series

Seattle Sound (8 books)
  • Sweet Solace (Seattle Sound #1)
  • Hold You Close (Seattle Sound #3)
  • Many Sounds of Silence (Seattle Sound #4)
  • From the First (Seattle Sound #5)
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