Thursday, 27 February 2014

Indies Down Under - Rachel Brookes

The Books

Just Breathe (Book 1 of The Breathe Series)

For Savannah Rae, living life without her parents was unimaginable. But being blamed for her first love’s suicide? That destroyed every part of who she was. 

Gone were the days of innocence, happiness, and dreams. Now her days simply meant attempting to survive. In her mind, her only means for that was replacing her grief with men, booze and the fast life. And for five years, it worked.

When an opportunity to leave the nightmares of her past in Australia opens up, she takes it. Los Angeles beckons - with hopes of late nights, new beginnings, and the promise of a string of endless men to distract her, she can’t wait to dive in.

One thing she didn’t count on was meeting her match.

In the eyes of outsiders, Tate Connors has it all; the ultimate LA bachelor who is content with his lifestyle of wild nights, women and one night stands. He's Mr. Unpredictable with looks that could destroy any woman with one glance.

The craziness of Los Angeles throws them into the chaotic path of each other. Savannah becomes the perfect game, and Tate becomes the ultimate prey. Lines are crossed, emotions are smashed, and the idea of who they truly are begins to be tangled.

However, one thing will become clear.

They are more alike than either one could ever have imagined.

Breathless (Book 1.5 of The Breathe Series)

One look from Savannah Rae was all it took for Tate Connors to fall.

From the first moment he laid eyes on her, his world was irrevocably shaken. He’s willing to accept that his life will never be the same again, but when she has to leave for New York the distance becomes more than either of them expected.

Tate is left alone with not only an empty bed but also a thousand thoughts running through his head. Insecurities soar as he wonders if he could ever really be the kind of man Savannah deserves.

When the demons of his past continue to threaten the future he so desperately craves, Tate knows he has to make the ultimate choice. Risk destroying his relationship and his family with one life changing decision, or gamble on fate and hope the past stays exactly that…the past.

Breathe Again (Book 2 of The Breathe Series)

For Savannah Rae, the thought of living in her picture-perfect world was almost too much to comprehend. With her dream job, a family she could finally call her own, and the beginnings of the best chapter of her life, she still couldn't shake the unnerving feeling that it was all too good to be true. 

The thought of a life without Savannah was incomprehensible to Tate Connors. Never in his wildest dreams did he think he would find his girl in the form of a sassy, stubborn, beautiful Australian. Finally he had the girl and life he so desperately wanted, but he still couldn't ignore the fear that it would crash around him.

When Tate’s past becomes his present and Savannah’s present becomes her past, the possibility of a future together collides head-on with reality. 

In her darkest days, the words Just Breathe provided a peaceful comfort to Savannah from the heavens above. Now as she and Tate go down the path of new beginnings, brutal endings, and the constant craving of a happily ever after, they are anxious to learn how to Breathe Again.

Contemporary Romance

Average Rating

Just Breathe: 
Amazon: 4.3 average rating
Goodreads: 4.05 average rating

Amazon: 4.5 average rating
Goodreads: 4.35 average rating

Breathe Again:
release date March 10th 2014

What People are saying about it

Just Breathe by Rachel Brookes is my absolute favorite book I have read so far this month. Maybe even all of last month too. No I take that back it is up there on my list of favorite books this year – Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession

I loved this book so much. I could go on all day about it, but then why listen to me when you could be reading about these two. There is so much more to their story and I recommend you read this one as soon as possible. This book will certainly leave you breathless – Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession

Let me just start off by saying that Just Breathe had me hooked from 3% in. Everything about this book was perfectly written and amazingly thought out – I’ll Be Reading Book Blog

"Breathless" was the perfect novella addition to the Breathe Series. We read Breathless through the eyes of Tate, and it was fantastical (yes, that’s a word) – I’ll Be Reading Book Blog

I really liked this story and can’t believe that this was Rachel’s debut novel – Rotten Apples Reads

4 hours after reading Just Breathe, I'm still missing Sav and Tate! I loved everything about this book, the humour, the emotional turmoil, the sexiness...EVERYTHING and can't wait to find out what happens next – Make My Day Book Blog

WOW!!! That’s all I can say. The Tate Connors Effect strikes again!! – Make My Day Book Blog

If you thought Tate was hot as hell and sexy as sin in the bedroom (or the office) in book #1, having it all in his head... Let me tell you, I'm drowning in the Tate Connors effect! – Eye Candy Bookstore

This is definitely a must-read. I loved this book, loved the characters, and I cannot wait to see where Rachel takes the series next - Lovin' los libros

I am so in love with this series. Rachel is such a talented author and I am so invested in her characters. I can't tell you how many times I've unleashed all my feels on her about these books – Lovin’ los libros

Amazon US
Breathe Again – available March 10th 2014

Amazon UK
Breathe Again – available March 10th 2014

Amazon AU
Breathe Again – available March 10th 2014

Breathe Again – available March 10th 2014


Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. Writing angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, a spoonful of sexiness and delicious men to season is what she loves to do. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop. When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family. Having released Just Breathe and Breathless in 2013, Rachel is looking forward to a busy 2014 with the upcoming release of Breathe Again, the final book in The Breathe Series and many other books planned she can’t wait to continue this crazy ride.


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