Start reading Out of Breath (The Breathing Series, Book 3) on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.
Read and Listen for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Add Audible Narration

Out of Breath: The Breathing Series, Book 3 Narrated by Kate Rudd $13.99 $1.99
Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Out of Breath (The Breathing Series, Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Rebecca Donovan
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,257 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $9.99
Kindle Price: $4.99
You Save: $5.00 (50%)
Kindle Unlimited with narration
Read and listen to this title for free and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More
Prime members can borrow this book and read it on their devices with Kindle Owners Lending Library.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $0.99 (Save 80%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

Audible Narration

Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice. Add narration for a reduced price of $1.99 when you buy the Kindle book.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $4.99  
Paperback $9.63  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $11.95 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial
MP3 CD, Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged $5.32  
The Rosie Effect
Bill Gates calls it "profound" -- check out Graeme Simsion's sequel to best seller "The Rosie Project," available now. Learn more

Book Description

"My insides still burned. I considered what I could do to push the torment back into the dark and return to my numb state. I couldn't do it on my own. I needed help. I was desperate."

Emma Thomas is hiding. From everything and everyone...including herself. But she can't hide forever. Her past will find her, and her secrets won't remain quiet—not if she wants to be forgiven. Emma learns that honesty can hurt worse than betrayal, and the truth may cost her the only love she's ever known.

The highly anticipated conclusion of The Breathing Series will have readers holding their breath until the last page.

The Kindle edition of Out of Breath has been formatted with Rebecca Donovan’s special hand-selected fonts to further optimize the experience for readers using a Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, or Kindle Fire HD 8.9.

To view Rebecca’s fonts on the Kindle Paperwhite, readers must select “Publisher Fonts” on their device:
1. Visit the “Font Option Menu”
2. Select “Font Face”
3. Select “Publisher Font”

While the Publisher Fonts are not available on other Kindle devices or apps, it will not prohibit you from experiencing the story as the author intended.

Books In This Series (3 Books)
Complete Series

  • Editorial Reviews Review

    "A heartbreaking, yet heartwarming ending to a series that captivated me from start to finish." —Colleen Hoover, New York Times bestselling author of Hopeless


    “I loved being in Emma’s world, even when things were so dark that I found myself worried for her. The journey of her life through the past three books has literally left me out of breath. I have been recommending this book to my friends and family left and right.” –Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick selection)

    Product Details

    • File Size: 1106 KB
    • Print Length: 420 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477817182
    • Publisher: Skyscape (July 2, 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00B52IQSA
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
    • X-Ray:
    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,237 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    81 of 92 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed July 12, 2013
    By Trish
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    ****Contains spoilers****

    Let me just start with saying that I have been a fan of the Breathing series books, especially the first book, and I awaited anxiously for this last part of the series to be released, having high hopes for it. I'm sad to say that I was pretty disappointed.

    I don't think that Out of Breath is a good book. I didn't hate it, but it didn't come close to being the great books that the first two of the series were. There were several things I had problems with regarding the writing style and the characters' development. There was definitely something missing from this book, and I know part of it has to do with the fact that the empathy I had for Emma in the first two books was now gone.

    In Out of Breath, apparently two years have gone by, and Emma, who has thrown herself into her college studies, stays away from dating, and continues to keep all her feelings to herself, all of a sudden changes into a promiscuous party girl when she is reminded of her past.

    One of the things about this story that I kind of found odd, is that although it's known that Emma doesn't like parties, she's not comfortable being around a lot of people, tends to be socially awkward, and doesn't like to drink alcohol, she is constantly going to parties in this book. She lets her friends talk her into going to these parties, but not before they constantly ridicule her about her wardrobe and complain that she should be wearing dresses. These things are repetitive throughout the book, which got quite annoying.

    Also, Emma's so-called friends are overly protective of her to the point that they think they have to watch her every minute.
    Read more ›
    Was this review helpful to you?
    94 of 109 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful ending to a beautiful series! July 2, 2013
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Swoon Worthy Books

    Have you ever read a series that triggered every emotion that you hold? Ever read a series that not only broke your heart into a million pieces but also slowly put those pieces back together like a puzzle? Have you ever wanted to do physical harm to a character and you honestly didn't care what happened to them as long as it was slow and painful? Have you ever read a series that made you hold your breath waiting to read what will happen next knowing that it would probably either warm your soul or my your heart ache? Has your heart every exploded with so much joy when in the end everything falls into place and you can finally breath again? This is that series for me, a series that left me panting for breathe but in the end had me breathing clear beautiful air that filled my lungs and warmed my soul.

    So the story of Evan and Emma finally comes to its conclusion. My heart is heavy and joyful as I sit and write this review because I know this gut wrenching, heartwarming, consuming series is over. Sadly I was not reviewing books when I read Barely Breathing and Reason to Breath but this review alone will let you know exactly how I felt about the series as a whole. It would be a mistake to not experience the story of Emma and Evan. It's a story of learning how to fight back, to let go, to live, to learn, to love, to forgive, and to learn how to breathe again.

    --I chose to live. I chose to love. I chose to breathe. - Out of Breath

    Out of Breath picks up with Emma at college in California after making the decision to leave Evan behind in Weslyn and not look back. Her decision will change her life forever.
    Read more ›
    Was this review helpful to you?
    51 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is THE Moment... July 2, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition

    There are moments in life you'll never forget. Moments that brand your heart. Moments that shatter your soul. Moments that are infinite.

    New emotions are created in these moments.

    Time stops in these moments.

    We lose ourselves in these moments...

    We all shared this moment at the end of Reason to Breathe. Our happily ever after was ripped away only to be replaced by emotions we didn't even know existed. Emotions created by a moment that caused us to stop breathing. A fearless ending that shocked the world.

    After that, we grieved.

    We grieved for the unknown.

    That grief however, was replaced by anger.

    After being physically assaulted by emotions and a cliffhanger heard round the world, Rebecca Donovan turned right around and emotionally raped us with Barely Breathing. However, we insanely and greedily kept coming back for more (I also wanted to judo chop her right in the f---fagina....repeatedly).

    Regardless, we just wanted more! In Out Of Breath, Rebecca Donovan gives us more.

    At first, I was selfishly disappointed. I wanted instant resolution. I wanted to open the book and fall right into Emma and Evan. It's been so long, too long. I didn't want to know the new characters. I didn't want to know Cole. This is Emma and Evan's story dammit! Give me what I want!!

    Rebecca Donovan changed what I wanted!

    Without me even being aware of it, she gave me something I didn't even know I wanted. Instead of constantly looking ahead for my resolution. She made it okay for me to be in the present. I stopped looking for something else and found something new, being able to focus on the now. Enjoying the now. Enjoying Cole. Give yourself some time, you'll get there.
    Read more ›
    Was this review helpful to you?
    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story
    This book made me cry, laugh, feel frustrated, and feel happiness for the characters. It was a wild ride through all three books, but the characters will stay with you long after... Read more
    Published 2 hours ago by Kindle Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Very much enjoyed reading this book!
    Published 1 day ago by Patty Johnson
    5.0 out of 5 stars gripping
    There are many series books out there. This is one of the most gripping ones I've ever read! Couldn't put it down, I was actually part of their lives
    Published 3 days ago by Karen P
    4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Stars - Much better than book 2
    Reason to Breathe was the first book I rated 5 Stars in 2014. I fell in love with the characters, and I was rooting for Emma who was up against all kinds of odds. Read more
    Published 4 days ago by SandySomewhere
    5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down
    Just needed to keep reading and felt as if I was in the room. A compelling and emotional story and well told
    Published 7 days ago by Bev Crookham
    5.0 out of 5 stars A breathtaking series!
    Wow! There were times throughout the series that I forgot to breathe. It was a heart-stopping, heart-warming story of a girl learning to love and forgive. Read more
    Published 7 days ago by kindle enthusiast
    4.0 out of 5 stars Out of breath
    I really enjoyed this series. I couldn't to finish the next book. I would definitely read other books by this author.
    Published 8 days ago by Joanne Petersen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
    If you've read the first two books in the series, you must read the final book. I loved every part, every word written! Love and forgiveness will always find a way!
    Published 9 days ago by Donna M. Zadunajsky
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Loved this series!
    Published 13 days ago by Donna Hardin
    5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story
    This is an amazing book and series. Detailed perfectly I don't think it could be any better. This is is an amazing romance story I loved reading from both Evan and Emma's point of... Read more
    Published 15 days ago by alexis deftly
    Search Customer Reviews
    Search these reviews only

    More About the Author

    Rebecca Donovan is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the highly-acclaimed New Adult trilogy, The Breathing Series, with novels: Reason to Breathe, Barely Breathing, and Out of Breath. Her latest release -the standalone New Adult novel What If -released in ebook in September 2014 and the paperback is slated for January 2015.

    She is currently writing The Burning Series, a spin-off trilogy from The Breathing Series, focused on the life of character Jonathan Reese.

    Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Missouri -Columbia and lives in a quiet town in Massachusetts with her son. Excited by all that makes life possible, she is a music enthusiast and is willing to try just about anything once.

    Visit Rebecca's Websites: and
    Twitter: @beccadonovan
    Facebook: /rebeccadonovanauthor
    Instagram: rebeccadonovanauthor

    Amazon Author Rankbeta 

    (What's this?)
    #73 in Books > Teens
    #73 in Books > Teens

    What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


    There are no discussions about this product yet.
    Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
    Start a new discussion
    First post:
    Prompts for sign-in

    Look for Similar Items by Category