Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Just Remember to Breathe by Charles Sheehan-Miles
So lately I am a total sucker for anything Contemporary Romance...and I love it even more if the actual story is great and the romance just adds to the overall greatness. I felt that this book fell into the catagory. I especially appreciated the dual points of view that told the story. Dylan and Alex are the main characters. They met while still in high school, during a school trip. In a not so cliche' way Dylan is the boy from the bad background that is trying to better himself and Alex is the girl that seems to have it all but in reality really only has controlling parents. What I liked about this book was the driving force of Dylan's story. An injured vetran of the Afghanistan war. The two characters, sfter the initial meeting try and keep a long distance relationship going..but we all know how hard that can be. So they end up moving apart (although there is more to it than that but let's not be a spoiler) The book takes us through how they grow and change as people as well as how life sometimes throws us a curve that means we have to pull up our big boy pants and face life and just deal. This was a quick read with endearing characters and I loved that the PTS of a soldier and rehab was brought in to show the depth of the struggle a man must go through when returning to a world very different from the war.