Sadie is overwhelmed with more responsibility than a seventeen year-old should have. Her mother, Jessica, managed to get knocked up by a guy who's couldn't stick around. Jessica's laziness increases when Sadie's summer vacation begins. Too keep a steady income, Sadie is forced to take on Jessica's job as a well-paid maid at a nearby mansion. Sadie's astonished to find out that the home belongs to Jax Stone -- young, famous, rock star, current "It Guy" in Hollywood. Jax is smitten the second he lays eyes on Sadie. She's so different from the girls he's used to; Sadie isn't impressed by his fame. He tries to stay away from her, all too aware of the circus her life would become if her name is linked to his, but he can't resist the pull of her charm. They agree to be satisfied with the time they have together. Only, neither really bargain on emotions growing and the threat of discovery is forever looming...
When I write it out like that, I can't help but think how much I should
like this book. I don't feel comfortable accepting Jax and Sadie's relationship as functional. This line cemented my unease:
I frowned at him. "Your air?"
He grinned. "Well, girlfriend seems to be too shallow for what I feel for you. These past two weeks it's been as if you control my breathing."
If it wasn't so alarming, at the least it's cheesy! I also have a hard time believing a seventeen year-old doesn't know what an iPhone is -- even a seventeen year-old who hasn't had a lot of extras in life.
I don't think I'll give up on Abbi Glines. It may be that Breathe
just isn't my cuppa.