Saturday Series: Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines

Sadie White’s summer job is at the beach, but she won’t be working as a lifeguard. Since her mom is pregnant and refuses to work, Sadie will be taking over as a domestic servant for a wealthy family on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie were normal—if she hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house—maybe she’d be excited about working for a rock star. But she’s not.

Even though Sadie isn’t impressed by Jax’s fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax, but he fights his attraction: Relationships never work in his world, and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. Yet as the summer stretches on, Jax’s passion leaves him breathless—and Sadie feels like the only source of oxygen.

Can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? One breath at a time, they’re going to find out…

New Saturday Series and as you can see I've chosen to do the Sea Breeze series by Abbi Glines. Bad For You will be coming out April 1. It will be the latest book in the series and it will be the last I review in this Saturday Series. I thought it would be great to catch up with all the other books first before I am ready for Krit's story!


I had nearly forgotten how addicting Abbi's books were, but two pages in and I can already not put it down. The first time I read Breathe, it was the self published version. This time we also get to see Jax' POV a couple of times and the more spicy scenes did not fade to black. Adding those scenes made it more a read for mature young adults. I really liked the fun extras!

Sadie's life has not been easy so far. Her mom had an affair with a married man, resulting in the birth of Sadie. Her father therefor never acknowledged her existence. Which was pretty fine, except her mom doesn't now the word responsibility, so Sadie had to grow up fast, resulting in her taking mostly care of her mom. They recently moved from Tennessee to Alabama, when her mom found out she was pregnant (no idea who the father is), for a fresh start.  

School is out for the summer and instead of like a regular teenager, just being able to enjoy the sun and have lots of free time, Sadie has to work. Normally this was not the plan, but her mom is too pregnant to keep working. So she takes her place after a trial period. It is working for the rich and apparently the famous. Luckily Sadie proves she's a mature and a very hard worker.

When Jax Stone and his family arrive, Sadie knows who he is, she just doesn't care. This confuses Jax as he is used to girls throwing themselves at him. Colour him intrigued. It is obvious she is attractive, but it's her personality that really draws him in. As time passes they keep bumping in to each other and the couple of times they talk Jax starts feeling very protective of Sadie. She's like no one he has ever met and he wants to preserve her that way.

When it becomes clear that Sadie might feel the same way as him, Jax wants to keep his distance. They both come from different worlds and he does not want the paparazzi to get notice of Sadie. Since keeping denying the attraction is not going to work, they agree it is just for the summer. Though that decision might be more difficult than they thought when things grow more serious between them.

Sadie knew from the moment she spoke with Jax he was going to break her heart. He was a famous rockstar and she just a nobody. Still her hearts want him and as long as he'll have her, she will accept him.

Most of the story is a very emotional roller-coaster as only teenagers can do. The one moment Sadie is high on love, the next moment jealousy ruins everything, the pushing and dragging, other boys and then her mom. Everything is so confusing sometimes and it develops all so fast, you will need to hold on to your seat belt. 

As a character Sadie is simply amazing. The strength for such a young girl is admirable. I hated the whole situation with her mom and often just wanted to hold her and tell her it would be alright, she is not alone in this. Also the way Sadie connects with Jax was so sweet. She is always so calm, almost like nothing affects her. Then this boy enters her life and she gets a glimpse of how different life can be. Sadie does not open up much or trust easily, but Jax gets through her defences and hold her heart indefinitely.

Jax certainly surprised me. I was so glad he wasn't a cliché teenage rockstar, considering his personality. He was really down to earth, though it was obvious he is used to getting what he wants. Now there is this girl he wants, but at first she denies him and that fact only is so refreshing for him. As he gets to know Sadie better, he also shows her his softer side, which was totally swoon worthy. A real teen heartthrob. 

As soon as I finished this story, I started reading Because Of Low. Abbi Glines writes so smoothly, it seems like no time passes and all you want is more!

Sea Breeze - Reading order and purchase links



The Author
Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection.

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

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