Breathless by Brigid Kemmerer

Genre: YA 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodreads Says: Too many secrets. Not enough time.

Nick Merrick is supposed to be the level-headed one. The peacemaker. Since it’s just him and his three hotheaded brothers against the world, that’s a survival tactic.

But now he’s got problems even his brothers can’t help him survive.

His so-called girlfriend, Quinn, is going quick as mercury from daring to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn’s dancer friend Adam is throwing Nick off balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he’d rather shove back into the dark.

He can feel it—-the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is starting to find out that sometimes nothing you do can keep the peace.

Upon finishing Breathless, I promptly tweeted and had a quick convo with Brigid Kemmerer. It went something like this:  

Ladies and gentlemen, I did NOT read the synopsis. I requested this bad boy from NetGalley and dove right in the moment I was approved.  I suggest you all do the same. Skip the synopsis and just dive right in because, lord almighty, you will NOT be disappointed.

This bad boy earned every single star I gave it. It was definitely a great read. Kemmerer veered off the path that many a fan thought she was traveling and instead traveled a twisted road the entire time.  This read had me on my toes and not once did I dare think I had guessed the ending.  The writing was a bit different as well, which made for a more interesting and exciting read.

There is definitely more to Nick Merrick. I loved him before and I love him even more now. I’m not sure if he’ll get his own book but I sure hope he does with a lot more air elemental. This book was more about self-discovery and acceptance for both Nick and Quinn and not much about Nick’s powers. 

I’m definitely more excited about the series, since this was a game changer of sorts, but not too excited about Hunter’s book. Sorry, not too much of a Hunter fan.

ARC was provided by Kensington Teen via NetGalley. 


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