Breathe by Abbi Glines

Breathe (Sea Breeze)


In the shore town of Sea Breeze, Sadie discovers that fame is nothing in the face of passion. A steamy read from bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Sadie White’s summer job is at the beach, but she won’t be working as a lifeguard. Since her mom is pregnant and refuses to work, Sadie will be taking over as a domestic servant for a wealthy family 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 were normal—if she hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house—maybe she’d be excited about working for a rock star. But she’s not.

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. Yet as the summer stretches on, Jax’s passion leaves him breathless—and Sadie feels like the only source of oxygen.

Can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? One breath at a time, they’re going to find out…


After finishing the latest Abbi Glines book I thought I would go back and re-read the one the first one I read. After all there was a new copy with parts from Jax's point of view so why not? I remembered not loving Breathe, but enjoying it enough to give the next book a read. I didn't really remember the story so it was like reading it for the first time.

I don't know what it is exactly about Breathe that I didn't love, but I still didn't love this story. I think it might be that Jax is famous. Rich I can do, famous I want no part of. Jax is a teen heartthrob. All the girls love him and his music. He has a summer house in Sea Breeze so he can have a few months out of the year to just decompress and not be the famous guy everyone swarms.

Sadie is a sweet girl, going to be a high school senior. Her mom is not much of a mother. Sadie has had to take care of them both for a long time, and now her mother has gotten pregnant again (with no father figure in sight). The mom is supposed to be working cleaning one of the rich people's houses, but the day after Sadie is out of school the mom decides she just can't do it anymore, not with being pregnant. Sadie will have to take her place. I must say Sadie is much kinder to her mother than I would be. Kinder than she should be. I don't know how she deals with it. So she shows up for her first day of work, manages to get the job only to find she is working in Jax's house. Of course she knows who he is, but she is not some super fan with posters on her walls or anything.

Jax tries to stay away, but from the first moment he sees her he is drawn to Sadie. He knows that she won't fit in his world. She doesn't know how to be famous and everything that would entail. He doesn't want to hurt her, knows he is leaving at the end of the summer, but he just can't stay away. He is up front with Sadie about all of this, but she can't stay away either. She sees the little boy behind the famous persona. The real Jax and he loves that. They have some ups and downs, and Sadie home life gets even worse by the end. I really don't know how she dealt with everything. Of course everything works out in the end, this is not a cliffhanger. Jax seemed nice, I liked Sadie, their story was sweet but something was missing for me. Something made me just eh on this book instead of loving it like most of the authors other stories. I think it is the famous aspect, but that doesn't make much sense. I loved Rush, and he has the famous family so....not sure why I didn't love this book. It was good, but I like a lot of the other stories in this series better.

Rating: ★ ★ ★

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