Friday, November 28, 2014

[Book Review + Giveaway] The Next Breath by Laurel Osterkamp

The Next BreathThe Next Breath
I kiss him, choosing love over honesty, which is a choice nobody should ever have to make…" 

Robin loves sweet, responsible Nick, with his penchant for Beethoven and Ben Folds Five. But she also still loves her college boyfriend Jed, an irreverent playwright plagued with cystic fibrosis. Now Robin is struggling to reveal her secrets and confront her past, as she finally performs in the play that Jed wrote for her, eleven years ago. Will Robin have the strength to keep her promise and stay true to her heart?

Alternating between present-day scenes, college flashbacks, and segments from Jed’s play, this tear-jerking yet uplifting tale illustrates how life is finite but love is infinite, and the road to recovery begins with the next breath.

 Ever since the traumatic past relationship, Robin Bricker has had some problems with her current relationship and trying to move on. Between the present, and her past, the story is an incredible journey through raw emotions and the process of moving on. This was my first book by Osterkamp and her writing has been really powerful to me. 

Even though the main character was older than me and had different life goals and character, I still felt very connected to her. The emotions that were going through her when she faced the two men were incredibly confusing and I actually had the same thoughts about my previous relationship. I loved the creativity, humor, and even the sadness that passed through the pages. 

My final thought? Get it, read it, love it. INCREDIBLE! 

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