One More Breath
Publication date: November 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Sydney Westbrook has had enough.
After a fight with her abusive ex-boyfriend leaves her in the hospital once again, she knows it’s time for a change. Just out of college, Sydney decides to accept a position as a live-in nurse. But leaving the comfort of Atlanta and the support of her small circle of friends is hard to do. And when she meets her ailing, stubborn client, Sydney second guesses all of her choices.
A southern family with a social status to maintain, the McNamara’s think very little of Sydney, especially since she reminds Mrs. McNamara so much of the daughter-in-law she never accepted. But when Sydney encounters Quinn, the defiant grandson, her views of the family begin to change. And her heart begins to heal the hole left behind by the abuse.
Sydney and Quinn may have little time together, but they make the most out of it. A public display of their relationship is short-lived when Sydney learns just how far her client will go to save her family’s namesake. And when Sydney’s past suddenly rips into her new world, her happiness with Quinn threatens to come to an end.
But truth and friendship will help Sydney finally live the life she’s chosen while loving the one she chose.
This was my first Amber Garr book, and this is one book I can and will recommend. And it doesn't have a cliffhanger! Woohoo!
The story is told from Sydney's POV, and while I've never been in the relationship that Sydney was in, Ms. Garr's writing style was done in such a way that I still found that I could relate to Sydney and what she was going through. I cheered for her when she finally decided that enough was too much and had to make her escape, even though she had to leave her support system behind. Kudos that she was portrayed in a way that didn't make it seem like once she got away from the ex she was living a happy life, she still dealt with the results of the abuse she suffered.
I like Quinn as the hero for Sydney; luckily he is not like the rest of his family, although they seem to not even notice that he's his own person and doesn't want to be a puppet for them. Seeing their friendship develop and how it helped Sydney really begin to heal was great, but as we know, it's never smooth sailing, and even less so since Quinn is "off the market" and Sydney's past catches up to the present, making for a climatic showdown where the ultimate prize is unconditional love.
Amber Garr spends her days as a scientist and nights writing about other worlds. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain she has a supernatural sense of smell. Amber is a multiple Royal Palm Literary Award winner, author of the bestselling Syrenka Series, The Leila Marx Novels, the award-winning Water Crisis Chronicles and Georgia Girls Series, as well as the Death Warden Series. When not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.
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