Saturday, August 17, 2013

REVIEW Just Remember to Breathe


Charles Sheehan-Miles

Alex Thompson's life is following the script. A pre-law student at Columbia University, she's focused on her grades, her life and her future. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart. 

Dylan Paris comes home from Afghanistan severely injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag Alex into the mess he's made of his life. 

When Dylan and Alex are assigned to the same work study program and are forced to work side by side, they have to make new ground rules to keep from killing each other. 

The only problem is, they keep breaking the rules. 

The first rule is to never, ever talk about how they fell in love.

The Thompson Sisters

Just Remember to Breathe is part of a series of novels centering around the Thompson sisters. Though the books center on the same family, they are standalone novels and can be read in any order.


First off this is the First Love story I have read that was written by a man, therefore I have nothing else to compare it with but I was Pleasantly Surprised.  This was a Great read, good story.  This is not a book filled with sex, but a real sincere love story.  So, Way to go Charles Sheehan-Miles for blowing me out of the water on this! (And yay me for not judging a book by its author).
A love story that Began as a young love that began   on an abroad trip for school.  Alex came from a well off family, father being an Ambassador.  Dylan was from a broken home, alcoholic abusive father and finally a single parent home with his mom.   
The story Re-kindles after ties were cut.  The Long distance relationship was stressed and Alex questioned their bond.  Dylan Dropped off the face of the planet, or so Alex thought until she started her 2nd year of college and was headed to her work study to bump into Dylan waiting to go into his work study as well, the same Work study project as Alex, her new partner.   
Much to Alex surprise Dylan is not the same guy she knew the year prior, or the guy she remember from their trip abroad.  Dylan had sustained a severe Leg injury during his tour in Afghanistan and was now donning a cane.  
Dylan in all attempts not to bring her into his messed up world, and Alex trying not to fall for Dylan again set the rules of their daily engagements.  There will be no speaking of the past.  Tough Rule.  When that’s everything they are built on.
The rules are broken, and Alex and Dylan navigate through getting to know each other again,  dealing with the added incidents that occurred while Dylan was away  as well as working through Dylan’s issues that he doesn’t want to put Alex through.
Two people over coming miscommunication, seeing past faults and learning to grow from mistakes and moving forward and falling in love all over again. 
I LOVED this Book, It really touched my heart.  It was realistic, not played up. 
I look forward to Reading the other two books from this Series as well.
Seriously if you are looking for a Heartfelt, young adult love story this is it.

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