Author(s): Amanda StoneDownload
Eighteen year-old Kelsey Rien is more than ready to leave her past behind her.Wanting nothing more than to walk into a room without everyone knowing the horrific details of an event that changed her life six years ago, she vows to concentrate on school and make something of herself.But then she meets Kane Riley – the local bad boy. Kane’s reputation is far from perfect, but is there more to him than what everyone else sees?Kelsey soon learns that you can’t run from your past, no matter how hard you try. When her nightmares find her once again, Kelsey must find the courage to face the demons that have been haunting her and save the people she loves most.
Some Reviews: 609 in Goodreads.com
This book was amazing. This is the first book for this author and I can’t wait to get my hands on another one of her books. Kane is…oh my word how to describe perfection. oh there we go I just did! He is for sure going down in the books as an amazing good “bad boy”. He is so sweet and kind and loving. Then there is the messed up Kelsey, poor girl. Had a bad childhood, but meeting Kane changes her obviously! If I met Kane I would be a changed women too! The twist in this book are unlike anything I have read and I read a lot. The build up your thinking “what is he gonna do to mess this up…what will separate them?” Well let me tell you there is nothing you are thinking that will come close to what actually happens! I was like “no freken way…This is not happening!” Then with in a few pages your like “WHAT!!!!” and then your throwing your kindle because you can’t take it. No worries it’s nothing you can’t handle. No cliff hangers and your heart will be mended, as long as you did not break you Kindle or whatever e-reader you have…May I suggest not throwing your stuff, just maybe stomp your foot like a petulant child! Anyway this is a must read…in fact I will go read it again…yes that good! Enjoy
I was given an ARC for an honest review so here it goes.
I knew a lot about this story from the author but reading was completely different. Amanda Stone blew me away with her debut novel.
Kelsey thought college would be the great escape. She had it all planned out until she met the guy with the gray eyes. The guy she couldn’t get out of her head (and I don’t blame her).
While her best friend and roommate, Jessi dove into the college experience, Kelsey decided do indulge in academics, she wasn’t planning on anything other than friendships but then again, when do things ever go as planned?
Kane stole my heart from the very beginning and the lip ring–drool.
Kane’s past has dubbed him as the campus bad boy. He’s worked hard to shake his reputation but it seems to come back and bite him in the ass.
Kelsey and Kane look like polar opposites to an outside person but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
I absolutely love Kelsey’s story and I’m looking forward to more books from Amanda.
Breathe Into Me will be released on May 2, 2013. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. 🙂
OMG! Just let me calm down a bit from that ending. Phew!
This book is good. I was set on 4 stars but I thought after that ending it deserved a bit more.
I have to admit that the book did have factors in it that are similar with other books, but I like the combination of them. There were things I expected but there was this huge twist at the end I did not freaking expect. I was practically having a panic attack when it happened.
If you just love romantic books, with a bit of heat in it and a giant twist that makes your heart race, then this is the book for you.
I’m not good at writing reviews, so I usually don’t. But after reading this story, I really wanted to share some thoughts. *spoiler alert*
I really loved this story, and the characters. However, I felt that it ended too abruptly. The story built up to an amazing climax(no pun intented), but then it was like, “Dinner’s ready. Twenty-six chapters is enough, I’m going to stop now”. I was left with many unanswered questions:
What was the backstory with Nate and Kane? How did Kane know that Nate would take Kelsey to the abandonded building? I think there could have been more made of Kane after he was wounded, i.e., bring his grandparents into the picture(loved both of those characters), showing their support not only for Kane, but for the anquish that Kelsey was probably feeling.
I read this story pretty much non-stop from beginning to end, and I just felt let down at the ending.
Also, I’m not sure if it is just the conversion to digital format, or if it was originally published this way, but there were a lot of words mis-spelled, and verb tense issues. It’s just a pet peeve of mine. I’m not a grammatical/spelling Nazi, but there were some really basic things that I would have thought would have been caught in editing. I wanted to be able to grab my red pen and have a field day. 🙂
I will say that I was THRILLED that it wasn’t yet another ‘series’ that left me with a cliffhanger that I wasn’t expecting with a 6 month to year long wait for the next installment.
Look out everyone!!! Amanda Stone is an author to take note off. I seriously LOVED this one. It reminded me so much of Wait For You by J.Lynn which is also absolutely adored. This story was so beautiful. All of the characters were absolutely lovable. The storyline was great and so were the characters. It was a fun read, but also quite meaningful. I wish it was longer because I just wanted their relationship to go on forever! It wasn’t too short where it left me feeling like their relationship needed to be more developed! I just wanted more. I seriously, seriously recommend reading this ASAP.