Saturday, May 11, 2013

Breathe Into Me by Amanda Stone

Book Description:
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.

Book Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  The college scene brings back memories of my first days away from home making new friends and trying to find my way in the world.  Kelsey Rein and her BFF Jessi are roommates as they have lived together for the last 6 years.  Kelsey has been a shell of herself since her world turned upside down the night her dad killed her mom.  She's struggled to be independent and sure of herself after her world crashed and her hometown looked down upon her with pity.  

Starting college w/o knowing anyone but Jessi has added a bit more confidence in her step.  Their first night out Kelsey meets Kane.  Initially assuming he's a whoring bad boy she tries to shake him off as she's not into that type mad, but boy is she into Kane.  He swears he's not a player and wants to get to know her better.

This relations builds and builds...they have their ups and downs and of course drama drama drama!!!  I thought this book was fantastic.  The ending is quite a surprise!  I think Amanda did a fantastic job building up the climax at the end.  Kane and Kelsey belong together and she realizes this at the last minute.  Can she keep Kane?  Or has he written her off already?  Check it out and see!

5 Star Read

1 comment :

  1. Great Review! I read this one but haven't done a review yet. I liked the book and was surprised by the ending as well. I'm not a huge fan of the author's writing style, I have read a few other books with similar writing style. I thought this author wrote a really good plot though and I was able to get past that to enjoy the book.