Just Breathe By Chelle C. Craze
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Life is full of the unexpected. At times, the only thing you can do is just breathe.
For twenty-four year old Cassandra Anderson, life hasn't been easy. Haunted daily by her own demons and memories of the past, she suffers from panic attacks and questionable anal-retentiveness. The motto she lives by is "Trust no one. Fear nothing."
Bartender Lucas Daniels comes into her life like a whirlwind. Hot enough to melt wax, he is tantalizing, sometimes overbearing, and quite possibly one of her weaknesses. Lucas, having secrets of his own, understands pain all too well.
Only time can tell what the future holds for them. Will Lucas cause Cass to question everything? Will she be drawn to him or will they end in resentment?
I am giving this debut 3.5 Stars
Lucas is a great character. When he makes his first appearance, I thought for sure he was going to be the typical bad boy that needed to be tamed. That wasn’t the case at all. We are led to believe that he has a colorful past with many women, but he is sweet, seems to be loyal and was obviously just looking for the right woman to give his heart to.
Cass has had to endure a lot in her life. Due to past events, she is extremely untrusting. After many failed relationships, she seems to have given up. My first impression of Cass was that she was meek and somewhat uptight. My opinion quickly changed when she showed she had a sassy, smart mouth and was ready with a come back.
The story itself held potential for me, but I would have liked to have seen more development between the main characters. The coming together of these two was a bit rushed for me. Lucas didn’t seem to have to work very hard to win her over, even though Cass was not wanting a relationship and wasn’t willing to trust anyone.
I really liked the supporting characters. The thought of Dar and Nate together have me anxiously awaiting the second installment. Nate seems to be an arrogant, playboy jerk, but I’m thinking that it will be Dar that will be giving him a run for his money!
~ About the Author ~
A native West Virginian, Chelle has always been a dreamer. She spent her time growing up writing songs, poetry, screenplays, and movie scripts. She never thought about writing a book until she got older. Now, Chelle likes to spend her time being creative by painting, drawing, singing, dancing, playing instruments, and writing. By profession, she is a biomedical technician with an Electrical Engineering Technology A.S. degree and lives with her husband and three dogs.
Her debut novel is Just Breathe, book one in The Blue Series.