Title: Reason to Breathe
Series: Breathing, #1
Genre: New Adult
Date published: June 4, 2013
Source: Kindle Unlimited
USA Today Bestselling Novel
"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"
In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection—pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth―at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.
One girl’s story of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and her precarious grasp of hope: Reason to Breathe is the first installment of the acclaimed Breathing Series.
The love story makes this book beautiful. The abuse makes it heart breaking, and incredibly difficult to read. From the realistic aspect, Emma's response to her abuse is unfortunately very typical, and I think that's what makes it so difficult to read. But you have to persevere, because the series is beautiful.