Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Breathe Again by Rachel Brookes blog tour and giveaway

So excited for this Blog Tour! I love Tate and Sav and although I am sad their story is ending, I am so glad that I was there and part of the experience. I am so grateful to Rachel for allowing me to beta for this last book. She and I became friends on Twitter. When she told me she was writing a book I was excited for her. Reading her first book (Just Breathe) I was beyond in love with Tate but I was so proud of Rachel. Her book was everything I knew it would and so much more. Thank you Rachel for allowing me to experience this love story. I am so proud of you! I will follow you anywhere <3 Sandiebreath tour banner

Title: Breathe Again (Breathe #2)
Author: Rachel Brookes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: March 11, 2014
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.  
How do two people who never thought they wanted to fall in love, or be in a relationship survive the hurdles, scandals, and exes, still think they could settle down and be happy? Hmmmm well let's find out. When I first started this series I was in awe. Awe of the author and her ability to write a story that folded me into the center of these characters lives. When I finished the first book I realized two things.
1. I indeed had become victim to the Tate Connors effect.
2. I needed more!

When Breathless was released I devoured that shizz. And I was upset, yes upset. Why you ask? Well I was left Breathless, and wondering how Tate and Sav would survive this. How would Tate get her back if she's so damn stubborn? Why did she just believe others and not give Tate a chance to explain! 

Breathe Again takes us back into Savannah and Tate's world. We learn many things in this book and it was a doozy. My head was spinning with all the revelations. 

Sav is still as feisty as ever and has her moments where I want to smack the crap out of her. Slowly she starts to mature and figure out what is important and what is not. She learns to bring down her walls, in doing so she is made stronger. 

Tate *sigh* that man just WOW! While there are times he can be a bit needy, I get his love for Savanah. I appreciate the way he loves and cares for her. He will go to any lengths to show her what she means to him. I don't blame him for being upset at one point in the book. If I was him I would be upset too. I also saw Sav's side of it and why she did what she did. Didn't make it any easier but I loved that they could see their love and work through it all. 

Mr. Davenport or GILF. I picture Dylan McDermott when I read this series. He's seriously hot for an older man. He makes me smile and has so much patience with Sav. He lets her make her mistakes and is always there for her. In this book I was sad and shed a few tears when things happen and he's in the center of it. 

Tanzi oh Tanzi. She has a crazy name because she is a crazy chick. I love her as the best friend and sister. She is the perfect mixture of what every girl should have on her side. Sassy, sweet, loyal and a fighter. She always has both Sav and Tate's backs no matter what. 

All in all this book has everything. Angst, passion, drama, and the ability to make me mad. The secondary characters really brought to life the world of Savanah and Tate to life. I never wanted to emerge from them. Damn you Rachel for making me have all these feels. Also thank you for writing such a great series and giving me closure to one of my favorite couples. 

I gave this book 
5/5 hearts 

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About The Author
Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. She writes angsty love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance and a spoonful of sexiness… oh and the main ingredient hot guys. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop and is constantly writing. When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family and friends. With her first novel, Just Breathe, due to be released in July 2013, her dream of releasing a book will become reality. With another three books already taking up her mind, she cannot wait to start this crazy ride.
As a standoff of epic proportions began between Chelsea and me. My hackles rose, and I knew I would never back down from her. I wasn’t a revengeful person, but as soon as someone starts hurting the people I care about and throwing around half-arsed accusations, they will see the wrath of Savannah. This could be the very reason I chose to have limited female friends. It was easier than having to deal with the bullshit games girls were notorious for starting, and clearly this was why I never hid my intentions when it came to men in the past. Be clear as day and no feelings came to the surface. I felt Mr. Davenport sigh beside me and I swallowed hard. Professional, Savannah. For him. I still didn’t back down as I spoke. “So I am assuming the—” “Um, excuse me? I was told that I needed to be here.” Our heads snapped to the door opening slowly, and I couldn’t believe who I was looking at, could this day get any weirder? Blake freaking Ryan had just walked through the door looking all rock star-ish. This was the first time we had seen each other since he had left New York for London. His eyes widened to the size of saucers as he took everything in. Dressed head to toe in black, he was wearing a shirt that sat snug against his body, and his tattoos were glistening under the boardroom lights. He was born to be a rock star. His eyes bounced between Tate and me and dropped to my hand gripped tightly in Tate’s and a smile tugged at his lips. Tate’s body stiffened against mine and his hand squeezed mine to the point of hurt like he was making his claim on me. “Stop it,” I hissed and shot him a pleading look. “Sorry, just habit,” he whispered then peppered my jaw with a kiss. “Thanks for coming in, Blake.” Mr. Davenport shuffled papers on the large conference table and looked towards Blake, holding out a pen and what looked to be a contract. “So you have been booked for the shoot next week and we are now just finalizing details. Savannah will be running the shoot on behalf of Beautify and Chelsea will be the female model for the campaign. If you can just sign here, we are good to go.” Blake shook his head and shot a disgusted look at Chelsea. “Are you serious? I can’t work with her.” “See? I told you, Savannah. Even Blake doesn’t want to work with you in your pathetic little fairytale world you are supposedly living in,” Chelsea spat before she threw her straw-looking hair over her shoulder and strutted towards Blake. I watched Blake closely; the look sweeping over his face was priceless. “I wasn’t talking about Savannah, you idiot. I cannot work with you, Chelsea. I tend to not want to associate with fucked-up, conniving bitches.” I couldn’t hide the smile of victory tugging on my lips. Blake Ryan, you genius. The look of utter devastation Chelsea was wearing made me feel like a million bucks. I still had no clue of the history that Chelsea and Blake shared. “Well isn’t this going to be a fun shoot,” Mr. Davenport mumbled under his breath.

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