Friday, July 12, 2013
Review: Breathless By Eve Carter
Breathless (Book 1 of Jesse)
Author: Eve Carter
Adult 18+ Romance
3 1/2 out of 5
Bad boy professional Motocross rider, Jesse Morrison, knows how to leave an impression. Except lately, it has mostly been bad impressions. Frustrated and wounded, he surrounds himself with women, booze and drugs. After getting kicked out of his brother's house, he relocates to California for the summer to crash at his uncle's place.
In Santa Monica, Jesse meets the one woman who can lead him back on the right path, beautiful twenty-two year old, Niki Milani. Only one problem; she is not interested. Niki has her own demons to fight. A past that left her emotionally abandoned by her own blood, her father. She keeps her heart guarded and finds it difficult to trust a man again. Especially not a bad boy player who is more messed up than she. However, Jesse never backs down from a challenge. Armed with a sizzling attraction, he is determined to prove to Niki that there is more to him than what appears on the surface. That he is the one who can heal her heart.
Breathless is one of those stories where right off the bat you can see the train wreck coming. Jesse, such a bad boy and man oh man is he hitting rock bottom. Then we switch to the female lead Niki who is partying with her friend Kat in Vegas. From there the story switches back and forth each chapter between characters. I didn't like that in the beginning only because following them separately was challenging. When the two characters finally meet about half way through, then it was much easier to keep up with them. Other than the character switches, I really enjoyed the story. It was very dramatic, suspenseful and romantic. I didn't like Jesse so much in the beginning but he grows on you and by the end you love him. Niki, was one of those characters you want to reach in and shake. Very realistic and true to life story, I hope you enjoy!