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.
3 stars for Waiting to Breathe!
This was my first book by Alyson Reynolds and Waiting to Breathe was a really cute NA romance. I enjoyed reading this story. I love that Oliva and Nate became friends first. They had good chemistry and I loved their banter. There were times where I was laughing out loud. However, there were things that made me step back a little. At times it was hard for me to tell which character I was reading the POV from because even though it was told at the start of each chapter, the characters were so alike I couldn’t tell the difference. There were also times where I felt the drama was forced.
I liked this book but there were a few things that could've been changed to make me love it.
*ARC was kindly received in exchange for an honest review*
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.