Tuesday 2 April 2013

Just Remember to Breathe (Thompson Sisters) by Charles Sheehan-Miles

Reviewed by Willow 5 Stars (written 24.11.2012)

Alex Thompson's life is following the script. A pre-law student at Columbia University, she's focused on her grades, her life and her future. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart. 
Dylan Paris comes home from Afghanistan severely injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag Alex into the mess he's made of his life. 
When Dylan and Alex are assigned to the same work study program and are forced to work side by side, they have to make new ground rules to keep from killing each other. 
The only problem is, they keep breaking the rules. 
The first rule is to never, ever talk about how they fell in love.

The story is about Alex and Dylan. They have history together that ended with a fight via Skype whilst Dylan was serving in Afghanistan and Alex was at college in New York. After the fight Dylan deleted his social network and Skype accounts and disappeared from Alex's life. 6 months later after leaving the army due to injury Dylan ends up at college in, you guessed it, New York. They end up in the same place at the same time and The story is about them connecting again whilst dealing with the heart break from before and Dylan's problems surrounding his injury.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Once I started reading I didn't want to put it down. The author did a very good job of getting you to see how much they were still in love and the heartbreak between them. I loved the fact for the first part of the book you were left wondering what the argument could have been about and why Dylan acted like that, but are slowly fed this information, building a bit at a time. The book is told in both perspectives, which is great because you get both sides of what happened in the past and what they are going through now. Dylan's story was different and it was interesting to see how this had shaped him. I liked both characters a lot (usually one of the characters in a book will irritate me!) and the road is not an easy one.