BREATHE YOU by Celeste Grande
PUBLICATION DATE: February 23, 2018
SERIES: Pieces of Broken, Book 2
GENRES: Romance, New Adult & College, Women’s Fiction, Inspirational
When past and present collide…
And second chances aren’t promised.
Evangelina and Blake shared a fiery, heart-pounding, live-beneath-your-skin kind of love. Until her demons came to find her, ripping him from her life. Alone once again, Evangelina tries to pick up the pieces that remain.
But one missing piece is irreplaceable.
Blake is struggling without his Angel, and every turn is a reminder of a love lost. When the burden becomes too much to handle, he decides to salvage what’s left of him–to walk away.
Hidden truths come to light.
Secrets are revealed.
And the battle of Evangelina’s life is on.
The fight for her freedom.
For her light.
For true love.
But when family is your nightmare, and the demons follow your sins, how do you climb back from the darkness?
You find your strength.
You discover your purpose.
And most important…
You remember to breathe.
*** Please be advised that this story deals with a sensitive subject matter and may not be suitable for all***
Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life. She’s newly relocated to the state of Florida, but don’t worry, she has taken her pen with her.
Celeste is best known for her debut novel, Live Me—a steamy, angsty, New Adult romance with a bit of laughter coating its dark side.
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A fucking unicorn. It was the best and worst thing he could have written. His words all those months ago came barreling back, shooting to my brain in a head rush. A unicorn is a fabled creature, a myth. They’re impossible to catch. When I was younger, I thought if I looked hard enough that one day I’d find one. I guess I was right. I finally found my unicorn. That’s probably why I feel like I always need to keep my hands on you. I feel like one day I’ll turn around and you’ll be gone. Another promise I’d broken.
If your world crashed down around you, who would be the one person you could go to? Who would be the one to fix you? To lift you up when someone else has hurt you? To wipe away your tears when someone has made you cry? Think about that one person while reading this review and imagine, if you thought that person who you looked up to was gone forever. You’ve burned those bridges and thought you’d pushed them away because of your hurt. How could you handle that? Grande has a heartfelt, tragic, yet second chance romance that grows stronger after hitting rock bottom.
Eva has reached a low that she has never thought she could hit. She has pushed her family, her friends, and the love of her life away to live through her pain alone. Her burden is hers to bare and belongs to no one else, but the pain and the suffering is crushing her. Through the depression, her friend Jace is able to finally reach through her barriers to find her some help. Seeing another young man who she barely knows with that same pain in his eyes, a friendship forms. Drew and Eva help each other with one another’s burden and in training and working through the pain, they find a light at the end of the tunnel. After the healing begins and she makes plans to rise against her attacker before it is too late, she fears that she has lost the one thing that means the most to her. She fears that the one person who could complete her doesn’t want her love anymore, but without him, the world still feels suffocating. Can Blake be her savior, forever?
Grande has an inspirational story, filled with love, loss, pain, and hope. Breathe You is the second installment in the Pieces of Broken series. This story is the completion of the first installment and is not recommended to be read as a standalone. The story is well-written and has a steady pace, with little to no errors present. While the content of the actual story is compelling and strong, the romance is a complete work of fiction and and does not seem nearly as credible for the age group represented. Readers who enjoy reading women’s fiction, romance, and psychological fiction may like to pick this series up. Due to content, this story is not recommended for an audience under the age of eighteen.
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