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. They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken. The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is 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. A fortuneteller tells Scarlett she's psychic, but what is real is Scarlett’s father’s controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart. Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…
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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.