by Alexia Purdy
Sometimes the one who broke your heart is the one who needs saving the most.
Piper Sandervale never thought she’d ever see Sasha Koval again, not since he’d taken her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it. Now six years have passed, and she has run into him once more at the local fairgrounds in Las Vegas. He desperately wants another chance, and he’s willing to do anything to get her back. She’s not willing to give him anything but a taste of his own medicine, and this may be her chance for payback. But is she only getting in way over her head?
Even as she plots her revenge, Piper discovers that something has changed with Sasha, and she finds herself struggling to justify holding on to past hurts as he continues his quest for atonement.
Who needs saving now?
Piper was hurt when her boyfriend Sasha left her at her weakest. Sasha had other reasons why he did it. No matter what the reason was, Piper never wanted anything to do with him. Until they met each other again in the Ferris Wheel. It looked like the wheels of love was running its course that day. And boy what this day surely brought the exes.
When Sasha sashayed his way back to Piper’s heart, he no longer had any reason to hide. He bared his all to him, his secret, his heart, his soul. But will Piper ever open up and forgive him after what he’d done to her?
Sometimes the one who broke your heart needs the most saving… or do they?
Breakups are always messy and heart wrenching. We tell the guy, it’s okay, I’m fine, go on with your life, you’re no longer mine anyway. Ugh.. I remember the heartaches I had to endure before. Relationships weren’t easy, breakups – are worse. But one thing for sure though, breakup didn’t discourage me from finding my true love.
Piper and Sasha’s story reflects the reality of life and love that teenagers and young adults experience. I liked how Alexia Purdy made these exes come alive and become realistic. I felt empathy for Piper and compassion for Sasha. I thought these two are a great match. Sasha is the yin to Piper’s Yang. He is the normal to her crazy, the ping to her pong.. yeah, you know the gist.
Breathe Me is a bittersweet, coming of age love story that gives new meaning to taking second chances. I may be one of those who don’t really give second chances to love, but I learned that it doesn’t hurt to believe and dream again.