Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: Breathless (Elemental 2.5)

Breathless (Elemental #2.5)

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.

(Cover & Description from Goodreads. Source.)
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Publication Date: April 30, 2013

Kat's Review

This is a short ebook to help tide over those of us who are waiting impatiently for the release of Spirit, the third book in the series at the end of May.  This short story lets us into Nick Merrick's head, to get a glimpse of what life is like being the responsible one, the one who dreams of more.

I like Nick's character, and can understand his frustration.  Sometimes it's not easy living up to the expectations of others, especially when those expectations are set so high.  In a family of strong personalities, he's the peacemaker, the good student, the one who doesn't really fight.  His older brother doesn't question him when he wants the car or about where he's going, because no one would ever expect him to do anything reckless or crazy.  So when Nick is confronted with the question of his sexuality, he panics.  Only it's not something he can avoid forever.

If you're looking for a complete story arc or for answers to all of Nick's questions, you won't find them here.  This is meant to be a teaser, a taste of what's to come when Nick's story gets told in book four.  It did the job, because while I'm excited for book three, I'm now extremely excited about book four. 

The way each of the brothers has been given such unique character traits and personalities in this series, despite the connection that keeps them all together and their loyalty to each other, is what keeps me coming back for more. 

Rating: A Good Read

This is a good filler book while waiting for the next installment of the series.  I read it in under an hour.  It answered some questions for me , but left me with even more questions.  A good read.

I was provided a complimentary ebook copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.

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