Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Review: Inhale, Exhale

Inhale, Exhale
By: Sarah Ross
Release Date May 4, 2013

**Warning: Contains very strong language, and sexual situations.**

Jillian had a plan: celebrate the end of her first year of college with an amazing summer full of beaches, barbeques, and bonfires. When her mom insists she needs a summer job, and her boyfriend spends more time with his band than with her, Jillian's plans go down the drain.

Grant had a plan: finish his Masters, get a great job at Google, and get the hell out of Georgia. He might be giving up some of the fun of his youth, but he knows his all work and no play method would be worth it when his dreams came true.

But things never go according to plan.

When temptation brings them together and tragedy tears them apart, Jillian and Grant will be forced to choose: fight for their dreams, or fight for each other.


Inhale, Exhale.  There wasn’t a lot of that in the book for me, not sure if the title matched it too well.  It was an appealing read but it didn’t wow me as much as I’d hoped it would.  I think it was the second the male lead in the book started calling the female lead cupcake, for some reason that just bothered me.  Again this is just my opinion.

We meet Jillian as she is on break from college and her mother finds her a job to keep her occupied, she’s also dating Christian who doesn’t seem like a good guy to begin with but she’s blind to that because they’ve been together for so long.  At this new job she meets someone knows who she feels she has an instant interest (lust) in once she meets him, Grant.  They play and flirt a little but nothing really happens because after all she does have a boyfriend which she doesn’t mind telling him several times.

Throughout the book the connection grows too strong and she just feels for him what she hasn’t or never has felt with Christian in a long time, because of this she acts on this attraction.  Of course feeling guilty she steps away from the situation.  Again Christian is not a great example of a good boyfriend.  Either way things happen and they get extremely out of hand and Grant comes to the rescue.  Yes it’s great that they’ve found each other and they believe in each other so much that they let their dreams fall to the wayside, of course I just think that will bring regret later in life. 

Overall the book was okay, it wasn’t my favorite but I didn’t hate it.  It took me some time to get through it only because I didn’t really feel anything for the characters, I just couldn’t get attached.  I really love the cover though and it’s definitely what bought me into wanting to read this book.

About the Author:
Sarah started her obsession with reading at an early age, often sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class. She would read any book she could get her hands on. Her love of reading quickly evolved into a love of writing and stories began to pour out of her. She grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as she does for several years. Sarah will always be a proud member of the Steelers' Nation, but couldn't take the cold and moved her frozen tush to Florida where she now lives with her family and two cats. You will find her now with her trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand! Sarah's debut novel, AWAKEN, released in January, 2012. Other novels include AVENGE, ATONE, ECHO OF AN EARTH ANGEL, and INHALE EXHALE.             


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