Emma has everything going for her–success in the classroom and on the soccer field–but her home life is a nightmare of epic proportions, and she’s just trying to get by until she meets Evan and decides she deserves more out of life.
The love story in Reason to Breathe just blew me away. I really felt like I was falling in love myself–and I never get that feeling when I’m reading books. Romance just doesn’t do it for me in general–I’m not inclined to let myself get swept up in it. The last time I was this taken in by the power of the dynamic between two people was when I read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon–and if you’ve read that book and are shaking your head in disbelief, yes, I am comparing Emma and Evan to Claire and Jamie.
What kills me the most about the book is that Rebecca Donovan didn’t publish her book through traditional means. She e-published. I chose the book because it’s part of Amazon Prime’s Kindle library program, where you can get 1 free book a month (but can’t keep it). It’s really incredible to me how far e-publishing has come.