One More Breath
Publication date: November 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Sydney Westbrook has had enough.
After a fight with her abusive ex-boyfriend leaves her in the hospital once again, she knows it’s time for a change. Just out of college, Sydney decides to accept a position as a live-in nurse. But leaving the comfort of Atlanta and the support of her small circle of friends is hard to do. And when she meets her ailing, stubborn client, Sydney second guesses all of her choices.
A southern family with a social status to maintain, the McNamara’s think very little of Sydney, especially since she reminds Mrs. McNamara so much of the daughter-in-law she never accepted. But when Sydney encounters Quinn, the defiant grandson, her views of the family begin to change. And her heart begins to heal the hole left behind by the abuse.
Sydney and Quinn may have little time together, but they make the most out of it. A public display of their relationship is short-lived when Sydney learns just how far her client will go to save her family’s namesake. And when Sydney’s past suddenly rips into her new world, her happiness with Quinn threatens to come to an end.
But truth and friendship will help Sydney finally live the life she’s chosen while loving the one she chose.
Initially, this book will make you think of heavy drama because of the premise of having an abusive boyfriend and the leading character left that life to start a new one. After reading a few pages, it is surprisingly an engaging light read. As the blurb says, leaving a life with an abusive ex-boyfriend, Sydney started a new life as a live-in nurse after graduating from college, with the sinister 92-year-old Mrs. McNamara who resents having her there. As one living with the family. She cannot help but be a witness between family’s arguments from her patient’s son, Jonas, and grandson, Quinn. Quinn is near her age and immediately felt their chemistry when they met. But since their family values the social status, Quinn is arranged to be married to a woman from a prominent family. Sydney didn’t expect to develop feelings for Quinn and she definitely didn’t expect for Grayson to find her. Yes. Grayson is her abusive ex-boyfriend who really made an effort to find her. And the plot thickens….
Amber Garr spends her days as a scientist and nights writing about other worlds. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain she has a supernatural sense of smell. Amber is a multiple Royal Palm Literary Award winner, author of the bestselling Syrenka Series, The Leila Marx Novels, the award-winning Water Crisis Chronicles and Georgia Girls Series, as well as the Death Warden Series. When not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.