*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.*
I really enjoyed Inhale, Exhale, from the very first page I could tell it was ‘my kinda writing’ and I was drawn into the story. Told in dual point of view we meet Jillian and Grant.
On summer break from college Jillian was looking forward to nothing more than relaxing and shopping with her BFF’s but her mum had other plans and arranged a summer job for Jillian. Jillian’s summer now looked bleak with no time for fun, well that was until she bumped into the hot IT guy Grant and things weren’t looking too shabby any more.
I loved Grant purely for the fact he was a normal guy! He wasn’t a reformed player/bad boy he was a guy who was career focused, smart and hot! It was a nice change, he wasn’t over powering or domineering (albeit he had quite a temper) but he was super sweet to Jillian and they both couldn’t deny the chemistry they had.
Now I’m not one for love triangles but due to the circumstances and events this wasn’t your normal triangle. Sure I didn’t agree with some of Jillian’s choices-act first think later-but I was invested in the story and these characters so I was happy to read on.
Jillian was in a relationship with Christian and like always Jillian tried to see the good in him, unfortunately he showed his true colours, not only making Jillian realise that people do change but her life was put in danger due to Christian’s foolish actions.
I really liked the connection between Jillian and Grant, their first get together outside work, in the bowling alley was hot! I could feel the tension from both of them! Although they both tried their best to hide the growing attraction as Jillian was off limits, they couldn’t deny it. There were some really lovely scenes between the two of them including the secluded beach scene and when Grant never left Jillian’s side when her Gran fell ill.
The plot was different to what I have read lately and I really enjoyed that. There was drama and suspense and it was well written. I also loved the supporting characters. Grant’s best friend JT added humour and Jillian’s best girl friends where always there to tell Jillian the straight up truth and we always need friends like that!
This was my first book by Sarah M. Ross and I can’t wait to discover her other titles. If you love New Adult then you will love Inhale, Exhale.
*I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Jillian’s plan was to spend her summer break with her boyfriend, and hanging out with her two best friends having lots fun, and not the summer job that her mum got her job answering phones. Grant’s plan was to focus on his career, it may be all work and no play, but he wants to finish his master and get a great job. He was not looking to fall in love. However when Jillian meets Grant the attraction is instant and they soon discover things never go according to plan.
“There was something about him that drew me in, and I could pinpoint what it was”
“My mind wanted to hate her, but my body had other plans, I was drawn to her. I wanted to know more about her”
I like the storyline and the fact that there is a love triangle as Jillian has a boyfriend, didn’t bother me as, but I don’t mind them, and it’s not long before I had workout whose team I was on. Told from Jillian and Grant’s POV loved being in their heads. I could see that they were trying to fight their attraction/ feelings to each other.
“This was more that static electricity that passed between us. It was exhilarating”
They know the reason as for why they shouldn’t be together, they try to be friends, but there is something there that they both can explain, and they can’t stop thinking about each other wanting more.
“I’m falling, Jillian. Falling for a girl who I can’t have but want more that the air I breathe”
“I know I have a boyfriend, so I shouldn’t feel anything for him. But my body is betraying my mind. "
I really like Jillian and Grant. Jillian was intelligent, funny and sweet. I did question some of Jillian's choices, but I did feel for her especially when she sees Christian’s true colours and puts her in danger. Loved Grant he was a smart loyal, patient, and down to earth guy. He’s had heartbreak of his own, and it one of the reasons why he is so forces on his career. Loved the way her was with Jillian so romantic, and he was always there when she needed him.
“When the choice is between sting next to you, and seeing your beautiful face or being anywhere else, there is no choice”
Overall I enjoy this Inhale, Exhale it was a quick easy entertaining read with that soul mate feeling that I love. It had a mixture of suspense, drama, angst, cute romantic scene, sexual tension, passion, and hot sexy steam. Great secondary characters, such as Grant's best friend TJ he was funny. Jillian’s best friends are the one’s that you always want to have, always honest with her even when she doesn’t want to hear it. No cliffhanger ending, just a lovely epilogue that put a smile on my face.
It was the first book I have read by Sarah Ross and one that I would recommend. It was well written and I like her writing style very engaging. I will definitely add her other books to my TBR list.
Sarah started her obsession with reading at an early age, often sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class. She would read any book she could get her hands on. Her love of reading quickly evolved into a love of writing and stories began to pour out of her.
She grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as she does for several years. Sarah will always be a proud member of the Steelers' Nation, but couldn't take the cold and moved her frozen tush to Florida where she now lives with her family and two cats. You will find her now with her trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!
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