Release Blitz and Review: WAITING TO BREATHE

Title: Waiting to Breathe
Series: Waiting Duet #1
Author: Alyson Reynolds
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2017


She's broken.

He's lost.

Olivia Crawford had been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it's just the push she needs to start over. 

Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all, perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren't always what they seem.

From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn't sure he can break them down fast enough.

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This is the first book in a duo by Alyson Reynolds.  I had not read this author before.  She brings us a New Adult romance that has some very poignant moments in it.  Nate and Olivia seemed destined for each other--at least if her twin Finn has his way.  They both know of each other before they finally meet. 

Olivia has some pretty big walls that need to be broken through before she is ready for a relationship again.  Nate is almost just too perfect for the job.  He allows her her own pace and encourages her to be just her.  There is a bit of tension in the story but overall it is a typical budding college romance.  I enjoyed Finn and Olivia's relationship.  The group of friends have each other's back no matter what.  I was also interested in Nate's brothers.  They each had some interesting history.  

Overall, the story was as expected for romance between 20 year olds. Some of the drama with Olivia seemed over the top, especially her response to jealousy.  I would be interested in reading book two, just to get Finn's story. 

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review. 

Author Bio

Romance writer. Wife. Mother of two. Avid reader. Queen of multitasking.

Originally from the south, Alyson likes to incorporate what she knows into her books. She's lived not only on the east coast, but the west coast and a few places in between. Alyson loves sharing stories about her crazy family to anyone who will listen. Her guilty pleasures consist of coffee, country music, brunch, breaking the rules, and pedicures. And she will always be a daddy's girl.

When Alyson isn't chasing around her two kiddos, she's normally writing. Or reading. Her Kindle library is out of control. Alyson writes mainly contemporary novels and novellas with a bit of new adult mixed in.

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