Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Review: Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines

Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines
Published May 16th 2011 by Wild Child Publishing
Sadie White's summer job isn't going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother's increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother's job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn't spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.

Even though Sadie isn't impressed by Jax's fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationships never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can't breathe without Sadie.

My Thoughts
When Sadie White moves from Tennessee to Alabama with her pregnant, single mom, she immediately begins to take over the family responsibility of keeping a roof over their head. That includes becoming the hired help for the famous rock-star Jax Stone. Sadie works hard to prove herself to her new boss Ms. Mary in the hopes that she’ll give her a chance to keep her job throughout the summer while her mom waits to give birth.

During her time at Jax’s house, she runs into him a few times and eventually the hired help and the rock-star strike up a romance that can't be denied but can ultimately put Sadie's job at risk.

After recently diving into The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines, I was eager to try the Sea Breeze series to see if her characters and plot development were just as engaging as my first reading experience. I’m happy to share that Glines definitely has a knack for creating a steadily paced novel that’s filled with an interesting cast and off-the-charts chemistry.

I really enjoyed the dual perspective between Sadie and Jax. Despite Sadie carrying the majority of the narrative, it made the storytelling more engaging to get Jax’s perspective from time to time.

The only element I had a small issue with was with Sadie’s age and her actions with Jax. It would have been nice to age this character not as a minor of seventeen, but easily making her one year older considering the fact that Jax was nineteen and well they get busy from time to time. It didn’t bother me enough to chuck the book, but why couldn’t Glines have made her eighteen?

Other than that, Breeze was an enjoyable and quick read with likeable characters and an engaging narration. I look forward to reading Marcus’s story because I really liked him in this book. On to the next installment!
3.5 Suns

1 comment:

  1. All of her reads can be so much fun despite being imperfect. Glad you enjoyed this and gave it a try.