Featured Review: Only A Breath Apart (Katie McGarry)
About This Book:
Bestselling author Katie McGarry’s trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary novel, Only a Breath Apart.
Jesse Lachlin is cursed.
So the town folklore says, but while Jesse’s had his fair share of tragedy, the only curse he believes is in his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year, Scarlett Copeland.
Scarlett Copeland is psychic.
Glory Gardner tells Scarlett she has hidden psychic abilities, but Scarlett thinks Glory is delusional. What is real is Scarlett’s father’s irrational fears, controlling attitude, and the dark secrets at home. Scarlett may have a way to escape, but there’s a hitch: she’ll have to rely on the one person she used to trust, the same boy who broke her heart, Jesse Lachlin.
Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other. But as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…
*Review Contributed By Bethany Wicker Staff Reviewer*
ONLY A BREATH APART alternates POV between Jesse and Scarlett. The two of them used to be best friends as children, but are torn apart and grow to be enemies. This is a story of love, loss, and friendship.
Jesse has always had a connection to the land. But when his grandma dies, his uncle threatens to sell the land because Jesse isn't responsible enough to maintain it. Jesse will do anything to keep his land. Even if it means he has to rely on repairing his old friendship with Scarlett.
Scarlett has an overprotective father who barely lets her do anything. She wants to go to a school that's too far for her dad's liking. When she's told that Jesse is the key to getting what she truly wants, she finds it hard to believe.
As the two attempt to rebuild their friendship for their own personal reasons, they find their hearts connecting.
Final Verdict: This is perfect for fans of romance with a twist. I love the depth Katie McGarry gives the two characters.
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