Just Breathe by Rachel Brooks Aussie Feature – Review

Australian Author of the month

Just Breathe

By Rachel Brookes

Expected Publication: July 2013

Length: 296 pages


Series:  Breathe #1

Publisher: Independant

Source: Gifted for honest review by Rachel Brookes

Genre:  New Adult

Read If you liked: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis from Goodreads

For Savannah Rae, living life without her parents was unimaginable. But being blamed for her first love’s suicide? That destroyed every part of who she was.

Gone were the days of innocence, happiness, and dreams. Now her days simply meant attempting to survive. In her mind, her only means for that was replacing her grief with men, booze and the fast life. And for five years, it worked.

When an opportunity to leave the nightmares of her past in Australia opens up, she takes it. Los Angeles beckons – with hopes of late nights, new beginnings, and the promise of a string of endless men to distract her, she can’t wait to dive in.

One thing she didn’t count on was meeting her match.

In the eyes of outsiders, Tate Connors has it all; the ultimate LA bachelor who is content with his lifestyle of wild nights, women and one night stands. He’s Mr. Unpredictable with looks that could destroy any woman with one glance.

The craziness of Los Angeles throws them into the chaotic path of each other. Savannah becomes the perfect game, and Tate becomes the ultimate prey. Lines are crossed, emotions are smashed, and the idea of who they truly are begins to be tangled.

However, one thing will become clear.

They are more alike than either one could ever have imagined.

my thoughts



It has been roughly half a month since I first introduced this months Aussie Feature Author, Rachel Brookes and her Debut Novel Just Breathe, So I figured it is about time that I let you all know what I thought of the book.

Just breathe is a beautiful Contemporary Romance set in LA.  Savannah Rae has had a tough life, after the death of her parents and suicide of her boyfriend she moves from Australia to L.A to start a new life with a great job.  She meets Tanzi and her boyfriend Jack soon after getting settled into her new apartment.

After the death of her ex boyfriend, Savannah lives a party life making no attachments and living a free life full of one night stands and too much tequila.   This changes after meeting Tanzi, she is the first female friend that she has had in a long time and the two quickly bond over cocktails.

Tanzi has a twin brother that is also damaged goods he runs a successful bar and also doesn’t make attachments, the night he meets Savannah it all changes and his life is turned upside down.

one of my favourite quotes is when they mention that they are beautifully broken.  It perfectly describes Tate and Savannah’s relationship, although they are in love they are both haunted by past relationships, and they have to learn to trust each other if they are going to let down their walls and try for a happy secure relationship.

Although Just Breathe has a lot of characters, It does not overpower the story line, it is done to perfection.  I felt for all the characters and I even cried at some points.  I know it is a good book when you get so emotionally invested in a character that you can cry along with them.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is feeling a bit low, and wants a lift, Just Breathe is a beautiful, sweet love story and currently available on Amazon for just $1.99, a great deal.  I can’t wait to see what Rachel Brookes comes up with next.





3 thoughts on “Just Breathe by Rachel Brooks Aussie Feature – Review

  1. Awww… this sounds like a sweet read. I love it when you get so emotionally involved in a book that it makes you cry…. I have been enjoying these types of books lately myself. Great review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Pingback: July Wrap Up | Aussie Bookworm

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