Monday, August 5, 2013
Every Breath by Tasha Ivey - Review and Release
**Contains mild language, adult situations, and sexual content. Mature audiences only.**
How does someone give their heart away when they don’t have all of the pieces?
Not that Makenna really wants a second chance at love anyway. She is stuck in her tragic past, secretly living every day for her deceased fiancé, while her new boyfriend, Drew, is gently nudging her into the present.
Desperate to appear normal again, she slaps on a happy face and goes through the motions of a normal, healthy relationship—but with the exception of even a single kiss. And she’s okay with pretending, but Drew needs more than she’s willing to give.
Surprisingly, it’s an innocent letter from a soldier halfway around the world that has her seeing life differently. Sawyer is at his breaking point, and his depression sucks him in deeper every day. Makenna becomes his only lifeline to home, and he’s hanging on by a very weak thread.
By helping him, Makenna learns to let go of grief before she’s left with only a ghost of the woman she once was, finally freeing her from guilt and showing her that it is possible to love again. But when she discovers that both of the men in her life are hiding something, she makes two shocking revelations.
One of them is insanely in love with her, and one of them destroyed her happy ever after.
Even though a fairytale ending does await her, is she willing to face her own demons to fight for it?
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My Review - 4/5 Stars!
Wow!! I have a new book boyfriend!!!
2nd Grade Teacher Makenna has been hiding from everyone for almost two years. Two years of smiling when she thought she should, of trying to convince her best friend and parents that she is okay.
Callie, Makenna s best friend is pushing her to try to love again even though Shane is gone and never coming back. Can Makenna really open her heart to another? It is time she tried.
The high school football coach Drew seems like the one to help her try again. He's sweet, good looking and all the girls want him. They start to date but Makenna cannot even kiss him. Can she really go through with this?
When Makenna s class gets a letter back from the soldier they wrote to there is also a letter for Makenna along with an email address. Both letters are sweet and it seems like this soldier really needs to talk to someone from home. So Makenna starts to email and video chat with Sawyer, and they start becoming close.
Now Drew is pushing for more. Sawyer comes home. Can Makenna move forward? And which one of the men should she choose.
I really liked this book. I was drawn in right away and fell in love with Makenna and Sawyer. I won't tell you more because I don't want to spoil it for you. But you need to pick up this book!
About the Author:
Tasha Ivey is a literature fanatic, whose love for the written word fostered her development into the writer she has become. A lover of an extremely erratic mixture of literature, she has been influenced by authors from Jane Austen and E.M. Forster to Charlaine Harris and Alyson Noel. But her biggest influence and literary hero? Nicholas Sparks. Aside from writing, since she doesn't have anything other than a shriveled up prune on the left side of her brain, she prefers to spend her time being creative in other ways like painting, cake decorating, and various types of crafts. That is, if the constant voices streaming through her head allow her to stop making up stories for a while. Lucky for her, she has a huge supportive family, including her amazing husband and two kids, who doesn't complain too much when she hangs out with her characters more than she does with them. Sophie, the dog, however . . . she does complain. A lot.