by Sarah M. Ross
Publication Date: May 7th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Synopsis:Without further ado....please enjoy this EXCLUSIVE deleted scene and get to know Grant a little better with this peek into his past!
Jillian had a plan: celebrate the end of her first year of college with an amazing summer full of beaches, barbeques, and bonfires. When her mom insists she needs a summer job, and her boyfriend spends more time with his band than with her, Jillian’s plans go down the drain.
Grant had a plan: finish his Masters, get a great job at Google, and get the hell out of Georgia. He might be giving up some of the fun of his youth, but he knows his all work and no play method would be worth it when his dreams came true.
But things never go according to plan.
When temptation brings them together and tragedy tears them apart, Jillian and Grant will be forced to choose: fight for their dreams, or fight for each other.
And now for my review:
*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: Inhale, Exhale by Sarah M. Ross
Publication Date: May 7th, 2013
*DISCLOSURE: ARC was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review
Inhale, Exhale is a sweet quick read about stepping out of your comfort zone, taking risks, and following your gut instincts. Jillian is a pretty innocent, normal girl dating a guy that she's been with forever. Grant is the smart, driven coworker that has a plan that doesn't involve any distractions. When they meet and with every subsequent interaction filled with flirtatiousness and sexual tension, they are met with an incredible temptation to throw away what they've always known.
While this story technically has the "love triangle" aspect, in many ways, it doesn't. Jillian's boyfriend, Christian, frankly, just doesn't stand a chance against the pretty perfect Grant. I have to say that he really stole the show for me and I was very moved by his story and all that he has had to go through. He's different from the common domineering alpha male I have read in many New Adult books lately. He's not hiding some deep dark secret. He's just a genuine, smart, funny, straight forward, always sexy guy. And I liked that.
I especially liked that the novel was written in a dual POV because I just loved getting into Grant's head:
In the last week, it was like my body and mind were on two separate planets. Neither was working with each other anymore. Not since Jillian. My head knew--this girl will mess up everything and suck away everything I worked so heard for with a single bat of her lush eyelashes.
My body, however, could give two shits. All it wanted was to be near her. To touch her. To think about her. My ridiculously stupid hormone-driven body craved her like a drowning man craved air.
I was screwed.
About the Author:
Sarah Ross started her obsession with reading at an early age, getting in trouble for sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class in elementary school. She would read any fiction book she could get her hands on. Sarah knew it was an addiction when instead of grounding her from TV or music, her mom would take away her books as punishment (The Horror!). Her love of all things paranormal was inspired by her good friend Laurie, who convinced Sarah that books with vampires, witches, and all things shifter were amazing. After a little reluctance, she gave it a shot with the Sookie Stackhouse books, realized she was right, and the rest was history.
Sarah 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. She 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 Sarah now with her trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!
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