Title: Waiting to Breathe
Series: Waiting Duet #1
Author: Alyson Reynolds
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Olivia Crawford had been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it's just the push she needs to start over.
Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all, perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren't always what they seem.
From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn't sure he can break them down fast enough.
Waiting to Breathe was a sweet new adult romance between college students Olivia and Nate. Olivia has demons she was wrestling with from her past and Nate was having issues with his family.
For the most part I enjoyed reading this book but at times I felt the story was just off somehow. The characters were relatable but the drama seemed forced. I felt that even though Olivia was a college student she acted immature when they had disagreements. I know I'm "old"....at least my teenagers tell me I am...but when you're a junior in college and you have a pretty big disagreement with the man that you love you don't just run. Well, maybe you do but after a while you kick yourself in the butt for running then you talk...Like adults. You don't wait months to do it. Nate's family drama wasn't really necessary to the story. I feel that book would have been better without it. His issues with his mom really didn't contribute to the storyline. I actually would have preferred that he didn't have a mom that tried to control him so hard in the beginning then POOF she's all better after a weekend retreat. It was just so random. Why make her character like that? It puzzled me through the book.
All in all this wasn't a bad book I just felt that the storyline needed a little more cohesiveness.
Romance writer. Wife. Mother of two. Avid reader. Queen of multitasking.
Originally from the south, Alyson likes to incorporate what she knows into her books. She's lived not only on the east coast, but the west coast and a few places in between. Alyson loves sharing stories about her crazy family to anyone who will listen. Her guilty pleasures consist of coffee, country music, brunch, breaking the rules, and pedicures. And she will always be a daddy's girl.
When Alyson isn't chasing around her two kiddos, she's normally writing. Or reading. Her Kindle library is out of control. Alyson writes mainly contemporary novels and novellas with a bit of new adult mixed in.