Book Review: Every Breath (Every Life Series, #1) by Tasha Ivey
Title: Every Breath
Series: Every Life Series
Author: Tasha Ivey
Release Date: August 4, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance – 18+
How does someone give their heart away when they don’t have all of the pieces?
Not that Makenna really wants a second chance at love anyway. She is stuck in her tragic past, secretly living every day for her deceased fiancé, while her new boyfriend, Drew, is gently nudging her into the present.
Desperate to appear normal again, she slaps on a happy face and goes through the motions of a normal, healthy relationship—but with the exception of even a single kiss. And she’s okay with pretending, but Drew needs more than she’s willing to give.
Surprisingly, it’s an innocent letter from a soldier halfway around the world that has her seeing life differently. Sawyer is at his breaking point, and his depression sucks him in deeper every day. Makenna becomes his only lifeline to home, and he’s hanging on by a very weak thread.
By helping him, Makenna learns to let go of grief before she’s left with only a ghost of the woman she once was, finally freeing her from guilt and showing her that it is possible to love again. But when she discovers that both of the men in her life are hiding something, she makes two shocking revelations.
One of them is insanely in love with her, and one of them destroyed her happy ever after.
Even though a fairytale ending does await her, is she willing to face her own demons to fight for it?
**DOES CONTAIN MILD LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL CONTENT.**
I don’t even know where to start. It just sucked me in from the very beginning I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.
Makenna is scarred and broken. 2 years after the accident took her fiance Shane from her, she just going through the motions. She goes to work every day to teach her 2nd graders and puts up a façade that all is well. However she’s anything but okay.
Drew Pierce is an ex-pro football player turned high school football coach. He tries to woo Makenna from day one. He’s built and incredibly good looking and seems to be very observant about Makenna’s likes and dislikes. He’s very patient with Makenna when she’s not ready to even kiss but at the same time seems to want to move things faster than what would seem normal.
And then there’s Sawyer f*@king Harris! OMG!! Hot soldier + tattoos + a troubled past + a soft heart = ULTIMATE SWOON! I think I just found my newest book boyfriend. PLEASE tell me we get to see him and Makenna as secondary characters in the rest of the series’ books because I can NOT get enough of him.
I found myself saying “oh my god!” or “that did NOT just happen!” and urging Makenna to go the way I wanted. I really got into the story and ended up finishing it the same day I picked it up because I was so wrapped up in it. Without giving too much away I will say that I was thoroughly happy with the book and I absolutely can not wait to read the next book in the series. This book more than earned my 5 out of 5 rating!
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