Waiting to Breathe: Book One of the Waiting Duet by Alyson Reynolds

A Bookworm Review by Ana

Waiting to Breathe

New Adult Romance

I give this book 5 stars!

We don’t choose the people we love, but when we make a huge mistake can we find love again? Be happy?

Have a look at the blurb:

She’s broken.
He’s lost.

Olivia Crawford had been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it’s just the push she needs to start over.

Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all, perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren’t always what they seem.

From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn’t sure he can break them down fast enough.



Alyson Reynolds each time I get a book from you I feel like a kid on a Christmas morning. And you know why? Because I know that I will find another beautiful and fantastic story that will blew my mind away.
“Waiting to Breathe” was another story that moved me and took my breath away.
Alyson has a simple but very striking writing. The way she tells her stories allows us to dream and think about what matters most in life.
This book tells the stories of Olivia (Liv) and Nathaniel (Nate) and the entire book is toggled between their views.
Olivia is a freshman at the University to which the transition left her very unease because she was not well prepared for this big change and since she was away from school for 2 years the adaptation was a little more complicated. And what better way to start the school than being saved by a Greek god? Lol. Her past and the secret she keeps have corroded her on the inside and make her live in constant fear and because of that she wants to isolate from everything and everyone. And unfortunately when our parents disappoint us we tend to feel alone and abandoned.
Is it wise to hide something important and that torments us from those we love? Does our family have to be aware of everything that happens us? And with that help and support us?
As much as the idea is appealing and that Nate is gorgeous, Liv is not intended to give herself again to love, body and soul.
Nathaniel is the ultimate playboy, the one all girls want and all men want to be, except for those jealous ones that hate him. His life was not always easy and right now he just wants to focus on his education and follow his dream, but unfortunately when you’re constantly worried about our family, things don’t always go well. The death of his father, the pain of loss made him committed to be a doctor in order to avoid that more people cry and suffer the loss of a loved one. Something in Liv leaves him intrigued and somewhat attracted to her.
Can the ghosts of the past come back to haunt and hurt us? Can we find true happiness after so much pain?
I loved this book, the level of feelings that it shows is something wonderful, I love the ups and downs and the love that is present in each chapter. I hated the bad guys but that’s to be expected. There were parts where I wanted to cry because the situation that was reported was so sad that I couldn’t help myself.
Alyson, every book I read I notice a big change in your writing. I love the way you tell your stories and I love the fact that you can put yourself under my skin and evoke feelings and emotions I didn’t even know I had. “Waiting to Breathe” is without any doubt the ultimate book that I love and I can’t wait for the next one. Thanks for letting me be a part of your life.

A Few Teasers:


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Amazon CA http://amzn.to/2nZrkyX

Amazon DE http://amzn.to/2mL25zp

Amazon AU http://amzn.to/2nFTgfb

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About the Author:

Romance writer. Wife. Mother of two. Avid reader. Queen of multitasking.

Originally from the south, Alyson likes to incorporate what she knows into her books. She’s lived not only on the east coast, but the west coast and a few places in between. Alyson loves sharing stories about her crazy family to anyone who will listen. Her guilty pleasures consist of coffee, country music, brunch, breaking the rules, and pedicures. And she will always be a daddy’s girl.

When Alyson isn’t chasing around her two kiddos, she’s normally writing. Or reading. Her Kindle library is out of control. Alyson writes mainly contemporary novels and novellas with a bit of new adult mixed in.

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