Title: Just Once More: Breathless Series
Author: Izzibella Beau
Published Date: November 23rd 2015
Genre: NA, Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Emery Warden was an average eighteen-year-old girl–as average as one can be for having a terminal illness. She wanted to keep life simple and get through what time was left unscathed. No hurt, no pain, no heartache, so being a loner was her remedy for life. Emery just wanted to get through school and reach all the goals she had set for herself.
None of that included meeting and falling in love with Austin.
Austin Murray never got into trouble. As part of the elite at school–the football team–he never had to own up to any trouble. That all changed when trouble caught up with him. The last thing he expected when he began his mandatory volunteer work at the hospital was a girl who had no interest in him at all. He couldn’t say the same: the more he got to know Emery, the more he fell in love with her. She was different from every other girl he’d ever been involved with, and had no idea how that would change when he uncovered her secret…
Young love is a sweet love that will always be remembered, one that makes us who we are, and one that will leave us feeling alive…and breathless.
Emery and Austin are typical high school students caught up in their everyday lives until they have a chance meeting at the hospital as volunteers. One was there willingly and the other because they had to be. The story then takes a bit of a turn when we discover that Emery is actually sick but doesn’t want others to know. The author did a great job with gaining the readers support and emotions with the story line and she really made the readers stop and think about the characters, their own lives and the emotions that go along with it all.
In the blink of an eye the couple are together, inseparable and facing an uphill battle…then instead of leaving it there the author continues and starts the story years down the line. This would have been good as a second story or if it this was just a bit shorter. This is where the “filler or fluff” comes in. We are suddenly seeing the characters years later and it just didn’t work for me. I wanted the story to end with college. I wanted to see the happily ever after….but it didn’t and I didn’t….this is where the author lost me.
The flow of the book can be super exciting at times and make the reader sit on the edge of their seat in anticipation, but at times it can be a bit slow, as the reader has to concentrate to figure out what just happened. The characters are relatable and the plot is good and a bit original at times. The author had a good map of where they wanted to go, I just wish they didn’t go so far.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a good book – it makes the reader laugh, cry, yell, scream and root for the underdog, but it just went on for too long. I am looking forward to book 2, but I don’t know what the author will use for the plot – I really hope that the author proves me wrong and book 2 is the best read of 2016 for me! Add this book to your TBR list and let me know what you think!!!
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