Jillian had a plan: celebrate the end of her first year of college with an amazing summer full of beaches, barbeques, and bonfires. When her mom insists she needs a summer job, and her boyfriend spends more time with his band than with her, Jillian’s plans go down the drain.
Grant had a plan: finish his Masters, get a great job at Google, and get the hell out of Georgia. He might be giving up some of the fun of his youth, but he knows his all work and no play method would be worth it when his dreams come true.
But things never go according to plan.
When temptation brings them together and tragedy tears them apart, Jillian and Grant will be forced to choose: fight for their dreams, or fight for each other.
Inhale, Exhale was my first book by Sarah Ross and I LOVED her writing style. I found it hard to explain what I loved about her writing but all that matters is I did love it. I was trying to explain it to Brooke right after reading this story and just couldn’t find the right words to explain, but I was captivated by it. There are books where I feel like I am so sucked in that I lose all sense of time and that happened with Inhale, Exhale. It was a friday night and I decided to read a few chapters before bed. Before I know it, I am reading “The End” and want to cry because it is over. Her writing flows smooth and kept me entertained with every word. I could kick myself in the butt for not reading anything of hers before now.
This story made me root for Grant even though he was not the bad boy. Bad boy’s usually attract me but in this case, I wanted to do bodily harm to the guy who was considered the bad boy. That would be Jillian’s boyfriend, Christian. Christian is a LOSER!!! I hated him and knew as soon as I was introduced to Grant, that he was amazing. Why…oh why… did Sarah have to torture me with Grant and Jillian’s relationship. It made me want to throw a temper tantrum and cry. And for once I was not tearing up for the girl, I was tearing up for Grant.
“I am a pussy. I have officially handed over my boys and slapped on a vagina. My manhood card was traded in for aching ovaries and an incessant need to spit on my thumb and rub dirt off of other people’s faces.” -Grant
“New vagina—one. Me—zero.” -Grant
LMAO!!! He is far from a pussy and Jillian needs to be thanking her lucky stars that her mother made her get a job. The day she walked into Grant’s life was the day everything changed (for the better) for her. I could go on and on about all the sweet things Grant did and all the other things Jillian went through with that jackass, Christian, but I won’t. I will only tell you that I want everyone….wait….need everyone to read this story. Add it to your “to read” list, you will not regret it 🙂
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Sarah Ross started her obsession with reading at an early age, getting in trouble for sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class in elementary school. She would read any fiction book she could get her hands on. Sarah knew it was an addiction when instead of grounding her from TV or music, her mom would take away her books as punishment (The Horror!). Her love of all things paranormal was inspired by her good friend Laurie, who convinced Sarah that books with vampires, witches, and all things shifter were amazing. After a little reluctance, she gave it a shot with the Sookie Stackhouse books, realized she was right, and the rest was history.
Sarah grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as she does for several years. She will always be a proud member of the Steelers Nation, but couldn’t take the cold and moved her frozen tush to Florida where she now lives with her family and two cats. You will find Sarah now with her trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!
If you can believe it, I didn’t start reading romance novels until just a few years ago. Crazy, I know. (Don’t worry, I’ve read so many since then I think I’ve made up for it!!) Instead, I read mysteries where the romance was secondary (or sometimes, tertiary). When I finally discovered the amazingness that is a Book Boyfriend—there was no going back for me. I fell—hook, line, and sinker. There have been so many swoonworthy characters that have made my heart skip a beat, but what are the key ingredients that make a book boy your next book boyfriend?
Here are my list of the five ingredients that help create the perfect swoonworthy Book Boyfriend:
1) “Come Hither” Eyes
It’s all in the eyes. Whether they’re blue, green, brown, or grey—there’s something about a book boyfriend’s eyes that melt me just a little (okay, sometimes more than a little). That look they give. You know the one. Where with a single glance they let you know how much they want you, how hard they’ll fight for you, and in that one look – panties everywhere start dropping.
2) Chip on his shoulder
Let’s face it, no one wants to read a book about happy, well-adjusted characters. This is fiction. And what makes for good fiction is a flawed character. We like to read about a guy who may not have made the best choices in the past, but is willing to make up for them now. Someone who can redeem themselves, someone who will change and want to become a better person for the heroine (think Damon Salvatore or Eric Northman).
3) Great Abs
We love our husbands and real-life boyfriends. They’re great, amazing guys who make us laugh and smile. We don’t mind if they put on a few pounds since we met them because we love them, not their body.
But with a book boyfriend—that’s our chance to live vicariously through another character. And when we’re reading about these amazing 20-something Adonis boys, yeah, they better have some great abs. Bouce-quarters-off, uber-lickable abs. (I mean, if this is our fantasy let’s live it up!)
4) Base Need to Protect and fight for you
I am all about the strong female characters. The heroines in my books can take care of themselves and are not pushovers. But with that being said, I just love a guy who wants to scoop me up in his big, strong arms, wrap them around me, and kick the crap out of anyone who wants to hurt me (not that I’d let him, but the thought is nice). Even the strongest woman still swoons when a great guy wants to take care of her. That might be bringing her soup when she’s sick or rescuing her when she finds herself in over her head. A great book boyfriend will be there for you when you need him, and what more could you ask for than that?
5) Great Kisser
The final thing on my list of what makes a good Book Boyfriend is they have to be a great kisser. I think this is true of any relationship, but especially so with a book boyfriend. We need someone who kisses with just the right amount of soft and rough, sweet and spicy, slow and “can’t keep my hands (or mouth) off of you”. And we all know that being a great kisser, knowing exactly how to work my body to make me melt, is a sign of being great at all kinds of other things *wink, wink*
Thanks so much for having me today, and I hope that you find that Grant is a swoonworthy Book Boyfriend just like I do!!
OMG…. I love all that and yes, Grant is soooooo swoonworthy!!!!
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