- File Size: 2158 KB
- Print Length: 229 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Alyson Reynolds (March 21, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 21, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N1WAAU5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,833 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Waiting to Breathe: Book One of the Waiting Duet Kindle Edition
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By: Alyson Reynolds
5 out of 5 stars
The story Waiting to Breathe: Book One of the Waiting Duet by Alyson Reynolds is a coming of age romance book. This is the love story of Olivia Crawford and Nathaniel Ford. They both have secrets that they are protecting. Will they learn to trust each other so that the love they feel can survive?
I love this story and the characters of Olivia and Nate. Olivia is newly enrolled in the same college as her twin brother Finn. He has convinced her to finish her degree at the same school he is at. Then she bumps into Nate, literally. Even with Olivia heavily guarding her heart, she feels a connection between herself and Nate start to grow. Olivia is a woman who has been through an ordeal that has left her scared. She hasn’t even told her twin brother or her best friend the entire story. Nate begins to break through to Olivia and she finds herself trusting him. Then someone from the past resurfaces and threatens the happiness that Olivia now feels. Will she be able to lean on Nate when things get rough or will she push him away?
Nate has two missions in life. The first is to graduate college to become a doctor and the second is to get Olivia to fall in love with him, just maybe not in that order. As they spend more time together Nate realizes that he will have to be careful as Olivia has been hurt before and he doesn’t want to be the one to add to that pain. Nate has a lot of patience in their relationship. Being friends with Olivia’s brother helps him maneuver around some of the walls Olivia has put up however sometimes he doesn’t take Finn’s advice and it leads to misunderstandings. Will Nate be able to convince Oliva that she is the only one he wants?
This is a book that has you hooked from the very beginning and wanting to read more once it has ended. The road to true love is not always a straight line and this story shows the importance of communication and trusting each other to maneuver around the potholes in that road. Read this book to find out if Nate and Olivia find their HEA. This book does include adult situations which would make it a story for those 18 years of age or older.
I don't know that Olivia would have had the problems with Nate's advances had she not gone through her own personal struggles. She makes a decision that so many women make, something that affects everyone differently, and it isn't easy nor is it irreparable. Nate becomes her stronghold in the choices that follow, and it simply takes her some time to allow him in. And in the background is the situation with Cora and the impact it makes on the group, especially Finn, as things come to a head.
This is a beautiful portrayal of love and loss and finding the will to look for love again. There are moments that are harsh and some that are sweet and poignant. There is sarcasm that made me laugh out loud and situations that brought me to tears. Ms Reynolds has a way of telling the story with brutal honesty and tons of heart that make me want to read more of her works. I am impatiently looking forward to the follow up to this book.
Nate isn't your typical hot guy. He's sweet, smart, loyal and is also carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. There's a lot more to Nate than you think and his character really impressed me in this story. He was strong, loving and the glue that kept his family together. Playing this role doesn't come without sacrifice and will he give up everything that makes him happy to keep his family together?
This is the first time I read anything by this author and I was impressed. I enjoyed the story and plot held my interests. I had two slight issues with the story. The first one was that the couple moved just a little too quickly for my taste. The second thing was while reading it was hard to tell whose point of view it was even though it was labeled. They had similar thoughts and feelings which could be hard to distinguish. Those two issues aside I found this story to be cute and an enjoyable read. It also touched on some tough real life situations. I love when you can relate to a book and everything isn't sunshine and rainbows. I'm excited to read about Finn and Cora next!
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