Thursday, September 26, 2013

Breathing Series by Rebecca Donovan

 Reason to Breathe

"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"

In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection while pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises - not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - but at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.


 “What if I don't want to be friends with you?" he challenged, grinning again, staring directly into my eyes. Obviously taking me seriously was an impossibility for Evan.
Despite not being able to breathe, I connected with his taunting gaze and refused to look away. "Then we won't be friends," I said flatly.
"What if I want to be more than friends?”

I started reading this book and literally could not put it down - I HAD to know how it ended, so I was up until 4am devouring every moment. It was a long book and I've read a couple of the deleted scenes and really wouldn't have minded if it was even longer.
We had a chance to really get to know the characters - minor and major characters - they all worked so well together.

Sara. Emma's best friend. I so love her! Even though she's the most popular girl in school I saw how much she cares and loves Emma. They were the opposites but she's been really kind to her and it was genuine. I love that she cried when she saw Emma's bruises, I love her when she dresses Emma and run a make-over, I love her that she's gave Emma a phone just so she could check her out if she's okay. She's a lovely character.
Evan. Totally. LOL. Of course I love him! Who would not? He's the kind of guy you would really want to date. The perfect one. Really. Haha. Everything he did was so real and genuine.He's a really wonderful character.  

  “I love that picture, he admitted softly. I think it's because I love the girl in that picture.” 

I just don't get why Emma doesn't want to report her aunt and that she needs to protect her cousins and that it would be worse if she did that. Well, at first I understand her. She knows what it feels to not to have a parent and she really love her cousins. But as the abuse grew I totally hate that she keeps on thinking like that. I know she's scared but...ughhh. That was way too much. It was really frustrating. 
And Drew...he's like stalking her.First The party and second training.He is like obsessed to Emma.
I wish her Father live.Sometimes you lose someone you're lost everything.
Emma. I adore her but sometimes she's just seriously frustrating and annoying. I love her for she cares so much for her love ones. But I hate her for being so selfless. She was a wonderful character but sometimes I don't get her decisions.

  “I knew in that moment, I would never love anyone in my life the way I loved Evan Mathews.”

And I have to admit,I cry...a lot. Her aunt such a bitch!I wish somebody kill her. When I read the chapter   about  abusing..I got angry and I cried so much.Nobody Deserve like that things.
And   George is supposed to be Uncle?! He even see what her do to Emma and he doesn't say anything because of she's the children mother. WHATTHEFUCK?!

Barely Breathing

Emma’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe. Now everyone in Weslyn knows Emma’s secret, but Carol can’t hurt Emma anymore. Some are still haunted by the horror of that night, and some must face the repercussions of their choices. Fans of Rebecca Donovan’s debut novel will discover there’s still much to learn about Emma’s life.


 I wanna start my review with saying 'POOR EVAN!!'

Oh my goodness! I just ignored my family while I finished this book, absolutely could not put it down!In this book There're so much Secrets around.
It has been 6 months since the night Em's aunt killed tried to kill her. She has been found guilty and is in jail. Letting Emily try and get on with her life. Evan is still right besides her, being the amazing supporting person that he is. As is Sara. 

“I breathed for you... I begged for you to breathe with every breath I gave to you. I kept pleading for you to breathe over and over again. And then… then you did. ~ Evan” 

Em is living with Sara and her parents. Em has horrible nightmares about that night still... she tries to tell everyone that she is ok.. but she's not... She makes the decision to move in with her Mum Rachel to try and fix that relationship. However Rachel is still not ready to be a Mum. She tries to be a friend, but Rachel has a problem with drinking. She also blames Em for this.
Rachel tries to fit into Ems life by attending Basketball games and hosting parties, but sometimes life isn't all roses. Enter Rachel's new boyfriend Jonathon. He's fun and into Rachel, but he's younger. Rachel thinks he's 28 when he is really 24.Jonathon and Em form a relationship, what starts as bonding for Rachel turns into a real friendship. Jonathon can't sleep because of his nightmare as well. So they end up spending most nights together watching late night TV and talking through their fears. Emily can't talk to anyone else about it as they wouldn't understand what she's going through would they? ... 

This series is rough. I was drained at the end of this one. The first installment was tragic for Emma. The second, because of Emma.  
When I finish this book,I'm mess.Like I don't know what I do?! H
 How I react this end?!

 “Sometimes people hurt more than they can handle... And sometimes they don't know how to ask for help. They're so caught up in their own pain, they end up hurting everyone around them.”

 Emma leaves Weslyn and everyone in it behind to attend Stanford University, just as she always intended. A shell of her former self, she is not the same girl. She is broken, and the only way that she’ll be whole again is through forgiveness. Emma must find a way to forgive herself and recognize her own worth before she can receive the love she deserves. This final installment will have readers holding their breath until the very last page.


The Starting is so casual like never happen anything second book.So I question.WHY?
I want to learn so I and read.And I realize..WHAT THE FUCK? WHERE İS EVAN?!
I Read so much Chapter and he's not in there!
So ın a short time I learn.Everything happen two years ago?And I say WHAT?! 

Emma leaves Weslyn and everyone in it behind to attend Stanford University, just as she always intended. A shell of her former self, she is not the same girl. She is broken, and the only way that she’ll be whole again is through forgiveness. Emma must find a way to forgive herself and recognize her own worth before she can receive the love she deserves.

I have read so many books in my life that I have raved about. Books that I added on my favorites shelf and would recommend a million times over. There are characters that I loved and those I loved to hate. But none of them have ever impacted me quite like this series. Now, I won't lie and say this finally book in Emma's journey was all rainbows and hearts. She makes some decisions that I didn't agree with at all. But we all have made choices that others may not like and in most cases we learn from them. And I believe Emma did continue to learn and grow throughout Out of Breath. It truly was a book of her finding herself, making peace with a past she can not change and in the end learning to live.

I know for so many (myself included) there was no way this book could be what I wanted if she didn't end of with Evan. But I can honestly say now, I no longer feel that way. After going through Emma's struggles in OOB to find some sort of balance in her life, I only wanted her happiness in the end. No matter how or who she found that with. And I am happy with how things turned out.

‘Evan Mathews, you can tell yourself and
everyone else that you’re here to get answers,
for closure. But the truth is, you love
her. You have always loved her. You will always
love her. You’re here because you can’t
walk away. You saw how broken and empty
she was back in Weslyn, and you had to follow
her. You’ll never be able to let her go.
You’re here because … it’s where you belong,
with her.’


This Series her First books.USA Today Bestselling Author of the new adult trilogy.

She says;Music keeps me alive. Writing keeps me sane. And life's possibilities excite me!

Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia and lives in a quiet town in Massachusetts with her son.
Excited by all that makes life possible, Rebecca is a music enthusiast and is willing to try just about anything once.

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