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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

RBTL Presents: Between Breaths by Alexa Padgett; #BlogTour, #OutNow

Title: Between Breaths
Author: Alexa Padgett
Series: Seattle Sound Series (Book 2)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: TBA
Edition/Formations: eBook & Print
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from RBTL World of Books Blog Tours and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Grief brought them together

A hospice center is no place to fall in lust. But with his
world cracking during his estranged mother’s last days, Hayden Crewe needs something sweet to focus on. It doesn’t matter that he’s the backbone of Australia’s hottest international rock group—here, watching his mother die, he’s more alone than ever. So when he meets long-legged, clear-minded Briar Moore, he suddenly knows exactly what will fill the hole inside.

Fortune will drag them apart

Briar has just escaped a job and relationship that nearly
crushed her. Crawling out of the wreckage of her previous life, she’s done playing it safe. Sexy, vibrant Hayden is what she wants, and Briar is going to take him.  For as long as she can…

Out of heartbreak comes hope

With their time short and the ghosts of their pasts haunting every moment, Briar and Hayden know they’ve fallen too deep. While those few, intense days changed them both forever, everyone knows a connection this intense should burn out as fast as it ignited…

My Thoughts:

Hayden Crewe loves his job and the perks that come with it.  But then his plans change.  Briar Moore isn’t sure where she wants her personal life to go.  She’s a woman with a lot of passion and it comes through as we get to know her.  What impressed me was that the author didn’t have our two main characters meet right away.  We get to see some of who they are first and what’s going on in their lives that eventually brings them together.  A disappointment was not actually being able to hear Hayden’s band play as I was reading.

This is a story which shows that sometimes even in grief something can flourish.  Our author reminds her readers that not all families are like the Nelsons or the Reeds (yes I know that these two families may be a little old for some of you readers).  Families split for one reason or another but I think it’s sad to think of someone – especially a parent – dying alone.  Sometimes we just need someone to show us the way.  It’s a story that develops over time – this is how we fall in love with the characters.
There are also ups and downs – just like in any relationship.

Life is hard and not always kind but having someone there with you helps.  The sad moment for me was not knowing more about the characters that are introduced in book one of the series.  The good news is that I can go back and see what Dahlia and Asher are all about.  And not knowing about their backstory did not take anything away from my enjoyment of reading Hayden and Briar’s story.  This is one of those books that shows why authors are so good at what they do – creativity.  Just because I know how to speak, think, and write my name doesn’t mean that I’m creative enough to think up and create a whole world for two people that don’t exist.  I found Ms. Padgett’s ending to be interesting because I didn’t feel that it was an ending at all.  It felt open-ended so it will be interesting to see how she continues this series.

With a degree in international marketing and a varied career path as a content manager for a web firm at the height of the tech boom, marketing director for a high-profile sports agency and a two-year stint with a renowned literary agency, Alexa Padgett has returned to her first love: writing fiction. She is a card-carrying
member of RWA, or would be if Romance Writers of America had cards. She’s also a member of Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA), and Fantasy, Futuristic, and
Paranormal (FF&P) chapters, where she’s met fabulous writers. She aspires to be as witty and kind as her writing family is.

Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, Alexa soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all – at least for a while. And she does in her books.

Alexa loves to read, especially her friends’ stories. She also spends a great deal of time in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.

Author Links:

Instagram (IG) @alexapadgett
Twitter @AlexaPadgett

Other Works by Alexa Padgett

Seattle Sound Series

Sweet Solace  Book 1
The Echo Series

The Magician's Ruins Book 2

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