Review: Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan
“I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”
Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series— Rebecca Donovan’s bestselling romantic-thriller (USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears, remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?
Raw, gut-wrenching, emotional. This story picks up after Reason to Breathe leaves you hanging off the end of the cliff. It is equally emotional and these characters both old and new make you feel every emotion possible. At 22% I was wondering what Emma’s state of mind was and who is this Jonathan guy. By 57%, my anger and discuss were peaking and again, by the time I reached the end of the story my jaw was on the ground. In summary, I want to punch Rachel in the face, slap some sense into both Jonathan and Emma, and hope for Evan.
Emma is really put through the ringer, first with her wicked Aunt and now with her wicked Mother. Let’s hope that book 3 brings me the happy ending and peace of mind I so desperately need. Rebecca can write one hell of a book!