Title: Breathe Into Me
Author: Amanda Stone
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.
First I like this cover! I like a lot of the covers that Okay Creations do, she does a great job!
That being said now on to my thoughts on the book. Overall I did enjoy the story. It has been a while since I have read one like it. I liked the connection between Kane and Kelsey. They saw something in each other that immediately drew them to each other. I absolutely fell in love with Kanes grandparents, for those who have read this story you will know and chances are, you fell in love with them also. Learning that Kane and Kelsey are more alike than they ever thought was interesting. It only made her feel more for him than I think she really wanted to. She was afraid to open up to anyone but wanted to get to know new people and not let what happened in her hometown follow her. But talking about her past was something that ended up being a good thing in the end.
I know that there are a lot of people who are tired of reading about the college virgin and to be 100% honest with you if that is not what you want to read then this probably is not for you. I liked it though as I had said above I have not read one of these in a while. I know that there are people out there who also LOVE these types of books, and from time to time I am one of them! I am sure that anyone who reads, you don’t want to read the same type of book over and over. You need something different to mix it up. Okay well that isn’t true if you happen to love a specific type, but overall yes it is always good to mix it all up and read a little from here and there.
I did notice that there were some editing errors but I am not usually one to rate a book on that alone because I try to keep it about the story unless I just can’t get past it because it happens in every sentence. This isn’t the case I have heard that there was a book out there that there were so many grammatical errors that only a couple of blogs pointed out. When I went to go and check the reviews on amazon it had tons of five-star ratings. I am not one to go on and on about editing because that can be fixed where as the storyline usually is always going to be exactly what it is. So if the storyline sucks it always will.
SO…this has a good few moments of hotness and have to say that my absolute favorite hotness scene was in her dorm room. There were also moments that ohhh I wanted to slap a biotch. (she knows who she is lol) and at the same time wanted to punch Kane in the nether region just because I was upset for Kelsey. 🙂 It was a tad bit predictable I knew what was going to happen. Okay maybe not everything because there were a few spots that surprised me and I wasn’t expecting what happened to happen. The only problem that I did have, I did feel that the ending was a bit rushed, it was like all of a sudden a lot happened and then it was over.
I am not sure if this is going to be a series, but one of the biggest questions I had at the end was left wondering what had happened between her classmate and Kane. I mean Kane would stare at him like he couldn’t stand the guy but he doesn’t say why.
One other thing as a heads up. Yes Kane is pierced and tatted up, BUT no he isn’t a bad boy. Yes she assumes he is, and well lets face it for the most part when we all see a tatted up guy who is pierced we all assume he is a bad boy. He is from the get go nothing but a good guy. So if you are expecting him to be the typical tatted up bad boy you will be disappointed. I actually loved that about him. He was a contradiction. Although he was a bad boy at one time….right??? 😉