Friday, October 5, 2012

Breathe by Abbi Glines


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:

Sadie is the type of character that puts a smile on my face every time I read this book. She has taken on more responsibility than a girl of her age should have to. Sadie's mom is basically worthless and pregnant to top it off. Sadie is dreading the birth. It's not that she isn't happy to have a sibling, I think it's more of the fact of money. They can barely afford the two of them since Sadie is the only one working and soon they will have a baby to take care of  and babies are expensive.

Sadie is a fighter. The first day on the job, they turn her away because they were expecting her mother to be working for them not a young women. She stands up for herself and is given a day to prove that she is indeed there to work and not because it is the house of Jax Stone!!!

When we first meet Jax, Sadie is purely professional while he thinks that she has snuck in with the summer help to sneak into his room or ask for his autograph. Much to his surprise, Sadie is just a regular girl who just wants to pay the bills, which immediately puts her on his radar. And try as he might, he just can't stay away from her. Sadie treats him like he is just a normal guy and not a rock star. The two agree to a summer relationship, but after the paparazzi expose where Jax is and his new girlfriend Sadie. I understood why Jax does what he does, but man did I want to smack him at the same time. Sadie was completely destroyed. She loved him so much and felt so lost.

After the baby was born, things get even worse for Sadie. Her mom won't get out of bed, so she has to take care of her brother, got to school, and go to work. Things quickly spiral out of control and before I knew it, we were on the verge of losing Sadie! Thankfully Jax redeemed himself in the end. I don't think Sadie would have survived without him being there!

Beautiful book! I wouldn't change a thing and it is definitely a book that you can not  down once you start reading!

Rating: 4.5 Stars! 

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