Carrie Malone has seen enough heartbreak to last a lifetime. Her family’s demons gave Carrie the courage to move away from home and leave her past behind. Now a college senior, she stays busy with her classes and her job at the diner. It may sound boring to some, but to Carrie, the very best thing about her new life is that every day is calm and blissfully uneventful. That all changes the night Josh Bennett walks into her diner.
With his dirty designer suit and mud-caked shoes, Carrie’s not sure what to think about the broken man sitting at her counter. She’s even more confused when he doesn’t touch his coffee…and leaves his Rolex watch as a tip.
Josh Bennett has nothing to live for. Starved for affection and deep in despair, he’s looking for a tender touch. A kind word. A giving heart. A shattered and broken Josh finds himself standing on a city bridge, looking down into the freezing river that will undoubtedly bring an end to his pain.
He’s prepared to jump. He’s prepared to die. He’s not prepared for the pretty waitress who finds him there by the river’s edge.
When two lost souls find each other in the dark of night, can they give each other a reason to breathe again?
Sydney Logan’s readers often compare her to Nicholas Sparks, with the caveat that she doesn’t kill off major characters. After reading Breathe Again, I find that this description, while accurate, doesn’t do Ms. Logan’s writing justice. Breathe Again is everything I love in a contemporary romance–sweet, heart-wrenching, and uplifting with just the right amount of passion. I don’t like steamy romances, preferring authors to leave most of the action to the imagination, so I did appreciate this relatively clean romance. Josh and Carrie are both flawed, loveable, and interesting characters, which I appreciated since those aren’t always present in a romance. If you’re looking for a quick read that will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face, I recommend Breathe Again wholeheartedly. I can’t wait to read more from Sydney Logan!