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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Waiting To Breathe By Alyson Reynolds

She's broken.

He's lost.

Olivia Crawford had been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it's just the push she needs to start over. 

Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all, perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren't always what they seem.

From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn't sure he can break them down fast enough.

I wanted to love Waiting To Breathe, I really did but I unfortunately thought it was just okay.  I love a good new adult romance but I just kept hoping this one would turn into something great.  I am probably in the minority so please form your own opinion on this one.

I think my main problem really was Olivia who I will get to in a minute. Nate was who I absolutely adored throughout the book.  He had some family issues and while he wasn’t always open about them he handled them the best he could.  He wanted Olivia and worked to not only earn a friendship with her but her heart as well.  His best friend is Olivia’s twin and I loved her brother as well.  Now comes to the part where I didn’t like Olivia.  When we first start reading the book Olivia’s past isn’t known, something damaged her so of course my mind went to the worst possible scenarios, but when we learn the truth I almost wanted to slap her myself and say do you think you are the ONLY person who has ever done this?  Grow up already.  She acted immature, childish and I had zero sympathy for her.  She added so much unnecessary and immature drama that more than once I started to put it down and not finish it but Nate saved it for me.  I kept reading because of him.

I don’t know if I can say read this one or not, and I very well could be in the minority with this review but I just didn’t connect with what could have been this amazing story of letting love heal and moving forward when I got instead a heroine that I couldn’t stand.


Author Bio

Romance writer. Wife. Mother of two. Avid reader. Queen of multitasking.

Originally from the south, Alyson likes to incorporate what she knows into her books. She's lived not only on the east coast, but the west coast and a few places in between. Alyson loves sharing stories about her crazy family to anyone who will listen. Her guilty pleasures consist of coffee, country music, brunch, breaking the rules, and pedicures. And she will always be a daddy's girl.

When Alyson isn't chasing around her two kiddos, she's normally writing. Or reading. Her Kindle library is out of control. Alyson writes mainly contemporary novels and novellas with a bit of new adult mixed in.

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