Series: Breathing #3
Published by Self-Published on July 2nd 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Purchase @ AMAZON or BN
Add to GoodreadsRating
Emma leaves Weslyn and everyone in it behind to attend Stanford University, just as she always intended. A shell of her former self, she is not the same girl. She is broken, and the only way that she’ll be whole again is through forgiveness. Emma must find a way to forgive herself and recognize her own worth before she can receive the love she deserves. This final installment will have readers holding their breath until the very last page.
As mentioned in the book synopsis, Emma leaves Weslyn and obviously Evan behind. As she had planned, she moves to Califonia for college and basically to start over. I was hoping that she was able to somewhat move on she is doing anything but. She struggles every single day. She becomes this adrenaline seeking, careless and reckless young woman. Not only was she hurting herself but she was affecting those around her too. So rather than sympathazing with her, I couldn’t help but feel frustrated and very much annoyed instead.
She’s already been through so much in the past books and in Out Of Breath she is hammered with even more problems and stressors. It was very much depressing seeing her drowning in so much misery. These elements made the story a tad more interesting but as more issues were added on it also made me ask “…when is this ever going to end?”
I thought that the first part of the book ( up to about 60%) was very long and drawn out to the point where I was wishing for a cuppa Death Wish but it finally gets better when Evan reenters the scene. It was just then that the story caught my attention and my heart. While I felt disconnected from Emma I felt the opposite for Evan. You could really feel the pain that he went through when Emma left him and I definitely felt more compassion for his situation.
“I’m not supposed to live without you. And you’re not supposed to live without me. We’re in this life together. Without each other, we’re not really living.”
For me, Evan was the main factor that changed my entire opinion about this book. The way he handled reuniting with Emma was spot-on perfect. I appreciated his patience, the gentleness and understanding he put into it. When their relationship started escalating he knew exactly when things were moving too fast and had enough gumption to slow it down even if his body and when Emma herself wanted things to progress.
As always I enjoyed the supporting characters in the story. Both sets of friends were incessantly supportive and very much monumental in their lives. Although, I did have concerns about Cole. I thought he was was a great. He knew from the very beginning not to expect much but still I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him in the end and I hope the author decides to write more about him in the future.
While the first two books were spectacular, I would have to say that the finale was just okay for me. It was diffcult to get into like I mentioned above but the ending was worth pressing on.