Series: The Breathing Series #3
Published by Penguin UK on 2013-07-02
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan is the much-anticipated, explosive and stunning finale in The Breathing Series. Reason to Breathe and Barely Breathing , the first two books in the trilogy, are both US bestsellers. All fans of Jodi Picoult and new adult authors such Colleen Hoover, Tammara Webber and Abbi Glines will love Rebecca Donovan's incredible writing. A must-read. Those she trusted betrayed her. Her broken heart still wounds her. Only love can save her. Emma can't even think about trusting others in her life again. She can't let anyone in, not when she knows all they'll find is darkness. But some people won't let go; won't take no for an answer and Emma has to decide whether the hidden truths and painful secrets are enough to let go of the possibility of love. Forever. USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca Donovan has been a writer most of her life but has just recently been deemed an author. Her debut novels, Reason to Breathe, and its sequel Barely Breathing, have resonated with readers around the world. Out of Breath delivers a stunning and emotional finale to this incredible series . She lives in a small town in Massachusetts, USA. www.facebook.com/thebreathingseries www.rebeccadonovan.com @BeccaDonovan
Firstly… holy freakin’ crap!!!
Secondly… holy freakin’ crap!!!
Oh my gosh, this has been the best book ever! Loved it. Every single pain-filled, breath-taking, heart-stopping, nail-biting, gasping-for-breath, wanting-to-rip-someone-a-new-one moment of it. Emma wasn’t the only one having a hard time breathing. I swear my heart literally stopped several times.
To start I really have to take a minute to talk about Sara! Do true best friends like that really exist? I sure as hell hope so because she’s just the most amazing friend anyone could ever have. She’s frickin’ awesome! Anyone out there who is lucky enough to have a “Sara” in their lives, don’t let go.
Nate is another not to be forgotten. He’s Evan’s best friend and may not be as LION like as Sara is with Emma, but he’s not too far behind. He’s protective too. It’s just so warming to see these characters in there and to know that my two favourite characters of the books have such a force to be reckoned with watching their backs.
The first two installments of Emma’s life were fabulous but this one is… EPIC! I know the first two books left us on a huge cliff but now that we’ve finally got to read this one, it was very much worth the wait hanging up there. Emma has come from the doldrums of hell and grew up with an unfathomable youth including physical and mental abuse and hatred. She made very misguided judgements on herself and terrible decisions as a result. She is one incredibly strong character who needed help from “Sara – her best friend” and “Evan – the only person she will ever love” to climb out. All she wanted to do was push people away until she finally realized that they were offering a helping hand and that she DESERVED that helping hand. Watching the struggle within her was very heart-breaking. You wanted to smack her and tell her to smarten the hell up, but then you sit back and think about where she came from and all the hurdles she’s endured up to this point and you have to wonder how strong you would be in that same situation. I would only hope to be half as strong but the support behind her was the key. She’s a fighter. She had some pretty low moments and conquered them. She’s amazing and so is Evan and Sara!
You wanna talk character growth? You wanna talk pace and timing? You wanna talk transition? Oooh ooh maybe you just want to talk about all the hotness that simply is emitted out of the pages of this book? My God! There is no ending to list of where I could start or end with this book. It’s brilliant!
I only have one small gripe View Spoiler »and that’s toward the end when Evan thanks Sara for talking to him about how to understand Emma better. I would have liked to have read that actual conversation. Unless… they were referring to an earlier conversation but I don’t think so. Other than that. I have zero complaints. I saw some complaints about the epilogue and I gotta say, I thought that was very well done. It showed another possible healing moment for Emma. « Hide Spoiler
I am so totally in love with these characters that I’m actually sad that this trilogy is over. Lucky me I have the books so I can re-read from start to finish again. YAY! Rebecca Donovan is phenomenal… no she’s a frickin’ genius!
My favourite part:
“Hmm”, she murmured, already half asleep.
“When can I kiss you?”