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Blog Tour: ‘Breathe, Annie, Breathe’ by Miranda Kenneally Review

Blog Tour: ‘Breathe, Annie, Breathe’ by Miranda Kenneally Review

I received this book for free from blog tours, NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: ‘Breathe, Annie, Breathe’ by Miranda Kenneally ReviewBreathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks #5
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on July 15th, 2014
Genres: Love & Romance
Pages: 306
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours, NetGalley
three-stars
Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.


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Annie, broken hearted from her old high school boyfriend is preparing to race a marathon. A marathon he didn’t get to race. So in his memory, she takes up the challenge and rises up to run for him. Can Annie find it in her heart to get over her first love and start to love again?

Annie is ultimately experiencing survivor’s guilt. What she doesn’t realize is that it’s not her fault. I just couldn’t even bear to think how sad it was when we the reader realize how he died. I wasn’t expecting it and another tear rolled down my cheek. While Annie’s determination to do something she has never done for a person she has loved so much was incredibly awe inspiring, I wasn’t a fan of the romance. She pushes away Jeremiah every time he wants to get close. And I can fully understand why, but as a personal preference, I really dislike relationships that are always on and off again. Their completely lustful beginning to their relationship was probably what turned me off to Jeremiah and Annie’s relationship. Call me traditional, but I don’t think it should be the starting point of a serious relationship. And the reasoning behind Jeremiah’s adrenaline streak was such a let-down. I thought there was going to be so much drama behind why he was seeking death defying sports, but sadly there wasn’t. I also really enjoyed seeing the previous characters in the books.. You can read each of these books as a stand-alone.

There’s a moment in the book where Annie is describing how it feels to lose someone and I just started bawling because of my own terms with loved ones passing away. Miranda gets it. She knows loss, for her writing in Breathe, Annie, Breathe is exactly what it feels like when you lose someone.

A book about friendship, loss and family, Breathe, Annie, Breathe will have your heart running a mile a minute. With its fiery heroine and hottie love interest, it’ll get any contemporary fan to turn its pages.


reading progress

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quotes

A boy should fit into your life—not become it. (46)
I’d always figured that people determined what kind of person you are based on who you date, whether you’re cool or pretty or not as attractive. (102)
Don’t eat the seeds! You’ll grow a watermelon baby. (187)
Can you lose your identity in a place that you don’t understand? (215)
Maybe you don’t have to figure life out at all. Maybe it just is. (229)
I’d never felt so turned on, so out of control, but lust and love are two different things. Love is far more dangerous. (231)
Do friends change who they are at their core for each other? (241)
And how is it possible that I miss him so much…but I’m scared of him at the same time? (251)
If you don’t put yourself out there, if you don’t take risks, you can’t truly feel. (291)

rating

3/5

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