Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan
Reviewed by Lady
I waited 9 months for this book. I needed my Evan and Emma fix. Did it live up to my expectations? HECK YEAH!!! 5 FREAKING STARS!!!! Rebecca Donovan, thank you for writing such an awesome series. Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!
When I first picked up Reason to Breathe, I didn’t know it was a series but when I did, it was too late. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. When there was a cliffhanger like the one in Reason to Breathe, who in the right mind would not start searching to see if there’s book 2? Luckily for me, I didn’t have to wait. I can breathe again when I found book 2, Barely Breathing. I thought this book was it. But when I got to the end, I yelled “Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not happening!!!!!! NO! NO! NO!” I frantically started to search for book 3. But there was no book 3. You know why? Because, Rebecca was still writing! Still freaking writing it!!!! I had to wait 9 months for Out of Breath! 9 freaking months!!!!!! Anyway, I ended up following the series on Facebook so I can get my periodically posted snippets and updates to ease my pain and suffering.
I started reading Out of Breath with a heavy heart. I didn’t like how it ended in Barely Breathing so I knew how it was going to begin. Evan and Emma APART!! One in Connecticut and the other in California. Could they be any further apart?! To be honest, I hated Emma. I hated her for leaving Evan. I hated her even more for hooking up with Cole. I hated her for trying to numb her pain and the voices in her head with vodka. I HATED her! This may sound really bad but I would talk to Emma like she here with me when I read. I would ask her why she would do what she did. I would yell no at her when she’s about to do something stupid. Like the part where she was at the motel attending her mom’s funeral. When she needed alcohol and saw the sleazy young guy. I said “Hell No! No fucking way, Emma!! Don’t even think about it! No! No! No! Turn around!!!!!” This book really bring the angst out of me.
I found my calm when I found out Evan came to Emma’s mom’s funeral. I was all smiley when he followed her to California. I know it’s not going to be a piece of cake to have my HEA. All I care about is that Evan and Emma are in the same state, in fact, walking distance close. I was grinning like a Cheshire Cat. I even said to my Kindle, fuck off Cole! Evan’s BACK!
Anyway, I think I have written enough and shared plenty how I feel about this book, this Breathing Series. Rebecca is a writing genius. There is definitely no lack of grieve, angst, want to rip someone’s throat out scenes, romance in this book or the other 2 books. All I can say is that you will not be disappointed, I didn’t, though I did want to rip someone’s throat out a number of times and throw my Kindle at the wall. This is the last book in the series. I’m going to throw you a bone, there is a happy ending. Sigh… Happy Reading!!