**Contains mild language, adult situations, and sexual content. For mature audiences only.**
Every Breath is a beautifully written emotional story of love and loss.
Makenna is broken, a shell of the woman she once was. The loss of her fiancé, the love of her life, has destroyed her, and pieces of her heart are lost. Desperately trying to appear normal Makenna begins a relationship with Drew. Pretending to be happy, she lives day by day, going through the motions and never truly opening up, much to the dismay of the patent Drew.
A letter, one piece of paper, is the beginning of hope for Makenna. Sawyer, a soldier overseas begins corresponding with the broken elementary school teacher, and a deep friendship forms between the two. Sawyer helps Makenna to open up and helps to bring her back to life, and saves himself in the process.
Every Breath is a story with one broken woman and two men who might be hiding secrets. Makenna’s journey is full of emotion and the story unfolds in the most unexpected ways.
I felt connected to Makenna. Her character is so gullible and sweet, she wants to make everyone around her happy and will do so at the expense of herself. So watching Makenna grieve her fiancé is nothing short of heartbreaking. Her love for him was so deep and so real, I could feel her pain. It was difficult to see someone with such a pure heart suffer so much. I understood her want to appear normal, to be normal, but I had a hard time with her and Drew’s relationship. Seeing her pretend to be someone she clearly was not was difficult to accept. On another note, her deep friendship with Sawyer, made me smile, I enjoyed their friendship and seeing them help one other to escape the darkness, in each of their lives. I don’t want to give too much away, so I will conclude by saying I recommend Every Breath, Tasha Ivey did an amazing job of creating a beautiful story, with deeply emotional characters, and a storyline to keep you wanting more.
Every Breath is narrated by Gail Shalan. Gail has a beautifully smooth, and soothing voice, she really connected to Makenna’s character, and her pretense of happiness was evident in Gail’s tone. She was believable as a broken woman, and as Makenna began to heal her voice became happier and more natural. All and all a great audio book.
NARRATED BY: GAIL SHALAN
LENGTH: 10 HRS AND 37 MINS
RELEASE DATE: 6/6/14
PUBLISHER: TASHA IVEY