Saturday, October 5, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Breathless by Rose J. Bell

Some truths can leave you breathless...

Two years ago Ree Coleman’s life imploded, when her life was taken away from her. Now Ree is a "living dead girl", trying to survive each day, when it’s just a struggle to breathe. 

After the unexpected death of her father, Ree and her family lose everything. As they are forced to leave the rich Upper East Side, they find themselves living in the slums of Bronx. Ree must figure out ways for her family to get by, and she tries to accept her father’s death. However, his death prompts many questions, including what really happened to him. 

Meanwhile she meets Logan Marquez, a boy with a dangerous reputation. Knowing that boys are dangerous, Ree tries to stay away from him, but Logan insists on trying to earn her trust and friendship. 

Soon, dark and dangerous secrets are revealed, and one explosive secret will shatter both their worlds.

***Due to heavy subject matter, graphic scenes and sexual content this book is intended for mature readers.***

Breathless is on sale for .99c until October 11th

My Thoughts:

Two years ago, my old life ended. The old Ree was dead, gone forever. I buried her with my wishes, hopes, and dreams. I left her behind a wall of pain and torture.
I'm now a living dead girl.

Wow!! This was such a heavy read. There is no easing into this story. From the very first page you are right there in the intensity of it all.

When Ree Coleman was seventeen years old, her life as she knew it was ripped apart and she had to call on every bit of strength that she had to get through everything that she was subjected to. Now two years later Ree is barely making through each day when her world is ripped apart again with the death of her father. If that wasn't enough to deal with, Ree, her mother and her younger brother are informed that the beautiful house and all their money is gone so they are forced to move to the Bronx. A chance encounter with a determined Logan will bring something to her life that she never expected to ever experience.

I never knew how sensitive a human soul could be. It was like a piece of glass. Put a little too much pressure on the glass and it breaks into a thousand little pieces. Sometimes you can put it back together, but it will never be the same again. It will be full of flaws and scars.

Ree has so much strength. She doesn't see it or believe in it but I kept thinking how does this girl keep getting back up. She was knocked down so many times. Blow after blow was levelled at her. When you think that she couldn't possibly be subjected to anything else, then bam!! Another blow was thrown her way.

The kiss... this kiss feels so good. Addictive. It feels right and wanted. It feels like swimming in molasses, tasting sugar and chocolate, being wrapped with silk, being dipped in gold.

Logan's love and concern was clear right from the start. The chemistry between the two of them was so strong. Ree was so reluctant to trust her feelings. And after everything she had been through it was completely understandable, but Logan was not easily pushed aside. 

The bad guy of this story was creepy, disturbing and cringe worthy to the very maximum. He had my skin crawling. He was sick and twisted and seemed to take such delight in the horrible things that he did. I don't think I've ever encountered a character who had quite his brand of evil before.

One of the things which stood out to me and I would have liked to have seen play out a bit differently was that these characters were all very intricately entwined. Everybody Ree knows or meets seems to have some connection to everyone in her life. There were times when I questioned the believability of it. But other than that Breathless was a solid, enjoyable debut.

3.75/5 Stars.

Author Bio:
Rose J. Bell is a pen name for a young author living in a small town in Germany. 

In between going to school and reading too many books, instead of learning for her exams, she writes young adult and New Adult books.

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