Sunday, August 4, 2013
Every Breath by Tasha Ivey: Review
This is the story of a school teacher (Makenzie) who is trying to live life again years after the death of her fiancé. She's been going through the motions and has completely avoided dealing with her grief, to the point that she's never even talked about the accident that caused Shane's death. Her friend, Cassie (who will probably remain on my shit list for a good long while) pushes her to move on and start seeing football coach Drew. Shortly after, Mak begins continued correspondence with a soldier (Sawyer) overseas that her classroom had sent letters to. And Makenzie's carefully closed off world starts to come apart.
It took me a little while to really get into this book. I think the author did almost too good of a job making Mak emotionally distant because I had kind of a hard time getting connected to her on that level, but I got there! As the story unfolds, your heart will break at what she went through and what she continues to go through, and what Sawyer went through and all the crap life throws at them! I teared up several times, some sad and some just so crazy sweet. There's a big dose of suspense thrown in here but for me, the real story was the very believable romance between Mak and Sawyer.
I really enjoyed this read and there's more to come (no cliffhanger)!! 4 stars!!
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