Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Review: Waiting To Breathe by Alyson Reynolds

****4 Stars****

This is the first book I've read by the author and I enjoyed it for the most part. It was emotional, angsty, and drama packed, but I found the very first half of this book to be quite slow and drab at times. It didn't quite keep my attention like I want a book to but the second half definitely redeemed the book for me, hence the 4 star rating.

Olivia Crawford has been through more than any 20 year old should ever have to go through. All she wants is a fresh start and her twin brother, Finn, gives her one when he convinces her to finish her degree at his college where she literally falls into Nathaniel Ford. Nathaniel is the golden boy of SCU who is best friends with Finn. He seems to have it all together but things aren't always as they seem. From the moment these two meet, they have an instant chemistry and connection to one another but due to Olivia's past insecurities, she throws up wall after wall over her heart and Nate isn't sure how to break them down.

I loved Nate and how patient but persistent he was with Olivia although his use of the nickname "cupcake" for her was a little redundant at times. The chemistry between these two was off the charts sexy and hot. And I felt for everything that Olivia was going through and I may have even shed a few tears for her. Both of these amazing, realistic characters deserved to be happy and they were just perfect for one another even though they couldn't see that at times. I was rooting for them to end up together and to just have happiness in their lives. I loved the side characters as well, Finn and Cora, who was Olivia's best friend. This was an emotional, angsty read and I cannot wait for book 2 to see where Finn and Cora's story will go.

Reviewed by Ashley Zeigler

She's broken.
He's lost.
Olivia Crawford had been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it's just the push she needs to start over.
Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all, perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren't always what they seem. 
From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn't sure he can break them down fast enough.

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