Monday, February 17, 2014

I Breathe You by Lori L Clark

When a tragic accident leaves Rhane Evans -- lead vocalist for the rock band Fate's Crazy -- permanently unable to speak above a whisper and kills the love of her life, she moves across the state to pick up the pieces. Shattered, Rhane struggles to understand what happened the night of the accident, an accident everyone blames her for, even though she wasn't driving the car.

Enter Ian Callahan. He's the one person who may have a more tumultuous past than Rhane. Though they try hard to deny the sizzling attraction between them, it proves nearly impossible. When Ian's troubled past threatens to tear them apart, they begin to believe happiness isn't in their cards.

Because Fate's Crazy that way...

First line:
Nick Dauber dropped a bomb on us just moments before we were set to open the concert.
Review ecopy from author
4 stars out of 5
Rhane has a major temper. One that may have caused the accident that she doesn't remember. The one that killed her boyfriend. Ian's life has been one mess after another. He never catches a break.

As you may have noticed, I love books that are about healing after a disaster. Especially books that tend to be a little darker. This one isn't one of the darker ones, but it is definitely about healing, physically, mentally, and emotionally, for both Ian and Rhane.

Usually, when a character's reactions are way out of proportion, nothing is done about it. Rhane is almost an abuser to her boyfriend, Dalton. And then several times she reacts violently towards Ian, her uncle T and her friend Gwen. But eventually, Rhane realizes she needs help and she gets it, and I really liked that about this book.

I fell in love with Emmy, Ian's sweet little deaf girl. I wish there was so much more of her in I Breathe You. She was the most adorable thing ever. The cuteness factor was through the roof. How can you resist a practically mute girl teaching a deaf girl how to play the piano??

So, if you're like me and enjoy books about healing, definitely read I Breathe You.

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