One More Breath
Publication date: November 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Sydney Westbrook has had enough.
After a fight with her abusive ex-boyfriend leaves her in the hospital once again, she knows it’s time for a change. Just out of college, Sydney decides to accept a position as a live-in nurse. But leaving the comfort of Atlanta and the support of her small circle of friends is hard to do. And when she meets her ailing, stubborn client, Sydney second guesses all of her choices.
A southern family with a social status to maintain, the McNamara’s think very little of Sydney, especially since she reminds Mrs. McNamara so much of the daughter-in-law she never accepted. But when Sydney encounters Quinn, the defiant grandson, her views of the family begin to change. And her heart begins to heal the hole left behind by the abuse.
Sydney and Quinn may have little time together, but they make the most out of it. A public display of their relationship is short-lived when Sydney learns just how far her client will go to save her family’s namesake. And when Sydney’s past suddenly rips into her new world, her happiness with Quinn threatens to come to an end.
But truth and friendship will help Sydney finally live the life she’s chosen while loving the one she chose.
This is my first book by Amber Garr – the blurb drew me in, it looked like a different and interesting read, and I was very pleasantly surprised just how much I enjoyed this!
Sydney has had enough. She has almost been killed by her abusive boyfriend Grayson and needs to start afresh, away from him, but this also means moving away from her 2 friends who she lives with and are her support. She is a specialist nurse and cares for dying patients, and so gets a new job in another state to look after a very wealthy 92 yr old woman suffering from cancer.
But whilst there Sydney gets caught up in an old family feud between her son Jonas and her grandson Quinn, who they are trying to arrange a marriage for. But the chemistry between Quinn and Sydney is obvious to everyone in the household.
I loved Sydney and how determined she was to make a new start for herself after suffering from years of abuse, whilst under her brave facade still suffered from panic attacks from various triggers. Quinn is a lovable hero, very different from the rest of his family, but stuck working for the family business whilst his father and grandmother try to marry him off to a wealthy family, but Quinn is his own man, and doesn’t want this, but can’t get this through to them.
This is a great story told from Sydney’s POV, quite emotional at times dealing with a dying patient, mental and physical abuse, and then the love of a sweet and understanding man, promised to another woman – quite a powerful combination. A good read I would definitely recommend.
Amber Garr spends her days as a scientist and nights writing about other worlds. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain she has a supernatural sense of smell. Amber is a multiple Royal Palm Literary Award winner, author of the bestselling Syrenka Series, The Leila Marx Novels, the award-winning Water Crisis Chronicles and Georgia Girls Series, as well as the Death Warden Series. When not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.