Hey, everyone! I’ve got another review as a part of a blog tour, this time for Exhale by Jennifer Snyder, coordinated by SupaGurl Tours! You can read what I thought of this young adult contemporary romance, and I’ve got entry forms for two giveaways at the end, too!
Inhaling in life is easy. It’s the exhaling—the letting go— that’s the hard part.
Katie Elliot has always known the Conner twins. For years she secretly pined after one, while playfully averting the advances of the other. Once upon a time, she was fine with that. Then came the moment when her twin of preference kissed her and changed everything.
As if realizing love can be complex—even when it’s reciprocated— isn't hard enough, tragedy strikes, tearing Katie and the boy she’s always desired apart. Finding herself torn between love and guilt, Katie must learn when it’s acceptable to let go—when it’s finally okay to exhale.
I was really excited to read this book when I got the invitation, because I loved the cover, and because I’ve got a “thing” for contemporary romance right now, I think. And I thought it sounded really good. But I always go into a new book with expectations that it will be solid, as I did with this one. So it was nice to start reading and have my expectations exceeded!
Almost from the first sentences, I loved the main characters – Katie and the twins, Kyle and Derek. Their relationship was sweet, as friends from an early age, but Kyle liked Katie, and Katie liked Derek. I didn’t really like Katie’s best girl friend, she was a little annoying, and Katie’s character didn’t really seem to like her that much, either.
This book was short, but it grabbed my heart and took it for quite a ride. My heart broke into pieces and I completely understood what Katie was going through the entire time on an emotional level. There were parts that I thought were a bit odd, but for the most part, I was enthralled with the story and the characters and wanted the book to keep on going.
Basically, if you like young adult contemporary romance stories, you need to pick this one up. It’s short and a really quick but great read. It’s got a love triangle, but not in the same way that many authors portray it. I’m not sure how to explain it without giving too much away, so I’ll just tell you to give it a chance even if you hate love triangles. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
As promised above, I’ve got giveaways for you! The first one is a paperback copy of Exhale, and is for those of you in the US only. The second Rafflecopter is for international entries – an ebook copy of Exhale! These giveaways are hosted by SupaGurl tours and will be found tour-wide. Good luck to all of you who enter!a Rafflecopter giveaway