One More Breath
Publication date: November 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Sydney Westbrook has had enough.
After a fight with her abusive ex-boyfriend leaves her in the hospital once again, she knows it’s time for a change. Just out of college, Sydney decides to accept a position as a live-in nurse. But leaving the comfort of Atlanta and the support of her small circle of friends is hard to do. And when she meets her ailing, stubborn client, Sydney second guesses all of her choices.
A southern family with a social status to maintain, the McNamara’s think very little of Sydney, especially since she reminds Mrs. McNamara so much of the daughter-in-law she never accepted. But when Sydney encounters Quinn, the defiant grandson, her views of the family begin to change. And her heart begins to heal the hole left behind by the abuse.
Sydney and Quinn may have little time together, but they make the most out of it. A public display of their relationship is short-lived when Sydney learns just how far her client will go to save her family’s namesake. And when Sydney’s past suddenly rips into her new world, her happiness with Quinn threatens to come to an end.
But truth and friendship will help Sydney finally live the life she’s chosen while loving the one she chose.
This book was intense to say the least. One More Breath follows Sydney as she is making the changes she needs to in order to get away from her extremely abusive ex-boyfriend, Greyson. Sydney moves to another city and takes a job as a live-in nurse for a rich southern family. Sydney is struggling to connect with the family until she meet the grandson of her client, Quinn. Sydeny and Quinn are drawn together, however, Quinn has a lot of family expectations… and they expect a lot more then Sydney.
I would warn you that if crazy abusive boyfriends is a trigger for you, that you not read this book.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, as I said it was a very intense read, I’ve read books with abusive ex’s before but this one takes the award for the worst. The abuse in this book is serious, and real, and extremely frightening. However with that aside, this is a story of a young woman coming into her own and learning how to stand up for herself. Sydney is learning how to live on her own and how to reconnect with people who don’t mean to harm you. I think that this book does well with they way Sydney’s mental state is after leaving Greyson. Quinn is such a good guy, and he cares enormously for Sydney, but he is struggling with how to come to terms with what he wants, versus what his family wants. While both main characters are intriguing, I think my favorite characters in this book are the supporting ones… I LOVED Mr. Cobb and his son Eli, I also loved Sydney’s friends, and maybe Mrs. McNamara just a little. They were all written so well and had so much personality and spunk, which I think sometimes authors avoid in supporting characters.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read with quite a bit of heart and emotion. I would highly recommend checking this one out.
Overall rating: 4/5 stars
Amber Garr spends her days as a scientist and nights writing about other worlds. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain she has a supernatural sense of smell. Amber is a multiple Royal Palm Literary Award winner, author of the bestselling Syrenka Series, The Leila Marx Novels, the award-winning Water Crisis Chronicles and Georgia Girls Series, as well as the Death Warden Series. When not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.