Thursday, May 8, 2014

Just Breathe Review + Giveaway

Twenty-one-year-old Elle Granger’s boyfriend broke up with her like a coward. He moved to another city without so much as a kiss goodbye. Devastated and embarrassed, Elle told her friends the break-up was mutual and hid her heartache working long hours at the library. By night, she self medicated with pot. Weeks later, with her heart and lungs screaming for a break, Elle quits smoking and turns to her friends. But before she can let them in on Jason’s betrayal, her best friend moves to Spain, and her roommates start acting strangely.

Enter sexy library patron Dominic, who sweeps Elle off her feet and into his Maserati. He makes her feel oh so good, and puts effort into coming up with dates that don’t set off her Synaesthesia. Just when Elle starts feeling whole again, Jason returns, determined to reunite. Elle rejects his effusive apologies and reasons for leaving – until she catches Dominic in a devastating lie.

Will his betrayal push her back into her suddenly attentive ex’s arms? Can she trust Jason not to break her heart again? The wrong choice and Elle’s happy ending could go up in smoke. But when your only choices are the devils you know, all you can do is JUST BREATHE.

Ellie has a semi tough life. She loves her job as a librarian and loves her roommates but dislikes the fact that she has Synesthesia and because of this, she has trouble being in social situations; at times it seems to physically bother her.  After just breaking up with her boyfriend, if you can even call it that, Ellie has picked up an addiction to smoking weed to help her numb the pain of what happened between them. Her ex just up and moved away not telling her bye or that they were over so she isn’t quite over it yet when in walks Dominic. After literally walking into him and busting her lip in the process, Dominic finds an in to her heart by asking her to recommend some books to him, but shortly after helping him the library gets busy and she loses sight of the tall, dark and handsome Hazel eyes. A couple days later, Ellie receives her favorite flowers by none other than Dominic asking her out. The lavish, well thought out date’s turns into things Ellie never thought were possible for her and soon she begins to fall in love with him. Secrets are revealed and the past comes back to haunt her and Ellie must ultimately make a choice, go back to the pain she knew and try again or try to get past the secrets that are present and feel alive again.


Tamara Mataya is currently a librarian; she lurked there for so long recommending books to patrons and shushing people, that she suspects they only hired her so it would be less creepy. Now she’s armed with a name tag, and a thin veneer of credibility. She’s also a musician with synaesthesia – which isn't an issue until someone plays a wrong note, which makes her want to squirm inside out. It makes for a good live show.

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