{Tour Review} Breathe Again by Rachel Brookes

Title: Breathe Again
Series: Breathe #2
Author: Rachel Brookes
Published: 10th March 2014
Age Group: New Adult 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 5/5

For Savannah Rae, the thought of living in her picture-perfect world was almost too much to comprehend. With her dream job, a family she could finally call her own, and the beginnings of the best chapter of her life, she still couldn't shake the unnerving feeling that it was all too good to be true. 

The thought of a life without Savannah was incomprehensible to Tate Connors. Never in his wildest dreams did he think he would find his girl in the form of a sassy, stubborn, beautiful Australian. Finally he had the girl and life he so desperately wanted, but he still couldn't ignore the fear that it would crash around him.

When Tate’s past becomes his present and Savannah’s present becomes her past, the possibility of a future together collides head-on with reality. 

In her darkest days, the words Just Breathe provided a peaceful comfort to Savannah from the heavens above. Now as she and Tate go down the path of new beginnings, brutal endings, and the constant craving of a happily ever after, they are anxious to learn how to Breathe Again.

The perfect conclusion to a fantastic series

The story:
In the final instalment in the series, Tate & Sav have many new challenges to face in their relationship. With Sav pregnant and Tate fearful of being a bad father, Tate struggles to believe he'll be any different to his own dad. I really don't want to give any spoilers about this story, because there were so many wonderful and tragic surprises along the way, that to tell you them would just ruin the experience of discovering everything yourself. There where many ups and downs all leading up to a dramatic and oh so satisfying conclusion!

The characters:
Tate and Sav are as stubborn as ever and just don't seem to realise how alike they actually are. When things get tough they just seem to make things even harder for themselves. But this is exactly what makes them so loveable! In the end it's the stubbornness that prevents either of them from giving up of each other. 

It was also great to see the secondary characters getting plenty of screen time with Jack, Tanzi & Lucas all back. And I absolutely adored the pivotal roles that Mr Davenport and the sexy Blake played. I want more of Blake!

The romance:
The romance was filled with angst, which created some fabulously sexual tension. It's clear that they both love one another, but with so many obstacles for them to overcome, they struggled to deal with everything. Communication broke down, and issues that could have been solved so easily become massive hurdles in their relationship. I felt their relationship was very realistic in this way. What I loved was that they never gave up and always believed they would find a way back to each other.

The writing:
Rachel's books are always filled with a great mix of sexy and funny scenes. I can't tell you number I times I was laughing one minute and tearing up the next! This was one amazing roller coaster rise of emotions!

The final book in a series is always bittersweet. I'm so happy with how this story played out, but I'm sad to say goodbye to these wonderful characters! Breathe Again was the perfect conclusion to a fantastic series! And I am looking forward to the possibility of some companion novels!

Sexuality: medium-strong / several descriptive sex scenes
Violence: mild / minor fights
Language: strong / frequent f words etc
Drugs & alcohol: mild / set in bar


  1. This final installment sounds amazing! I'm so glad that you loved it! I think it's great that the main characters were stubborn and didn't give up on their relationship. I love it when a story depicts a relationship realistically. A little bit of angst, and a lot of sexual tension always add to a great story! Wonderful Review Amy! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    1. Thanks Lindy :) So true, angst and sexual tension are a perfect mix!!

  2. I have a hard time saying goodbye to books just as well, so it's understandable. Glad it ended on a higher note though!

    1. Yes! It's always such a relief when it ends well!


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