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Unaware of her beauty, Clara is timid yet strong. Starting a new high school her junior year, she is determined to break through the walls of her past that she's created around herself and actually let people in. Well, maybe. Her first day she encounters Gabe and she knows instantly that nothing will ever be the same.
Typical popular guy: handsome, rich, every girl's dream. Everyone wants something from him, his attention and most importantly his time. He gives neither freely. The first day of school he locks gazes with a set of green eyes and they see straight through his façade. What is it about her that makes him want to trust his instincts and lower his guard?

As Clara acclimates to her new school, she teeters on a fine line of self-doubt and confidence until someone uses her past to their advantage. Memories resurface of her troubled childhood and they comes back to haunt her with a vengeance. Their love seems strong, but yet so new, can it withstand as nightmares, doubts and insecurities collide? With Gabe and her friends by her side, Clara fights to prove that her past doesn't necessarily define her, but it does make her stronger.



My name is Roman. I’m slated to go to the NBA and no one is going to stop me. Everyone wants to get close to me, but other than my family, there is no one I care about that I am leaving behind. Until I meet Sophia. My mom tells me when someone like her comes into your life: sincere, kind and most importantly loyal, you hold on tight. So that’s what I’m going to do. She’s my best friend and no one will get in the way of that.

My name is Sophia and I’m super focused on making something of myself. When I have a chance to make the girls’ basketball team, it’s just another thing to add to my college applications. Then I meet Roman and I just know we’ll be great friends. He makes me feel safe. Understood. Like I can do anything. People think our friendship is strange: the reserved new girl and the outgoing, African-American, NBA prospect. Maybe it is, but I’m not letting him go.

10 years of friendship means something. 10 years of having each other’s back, being there when it matters. We won’t allow anyone to get in the way of our friendship.

But what if I want more?



The Second Book in the Breathe Series 

What do you do when you just want to move on? 

When your past affects those around you and you just want it to go away? 


Clara just wants to be a normal teenager and enjoy her summer with Gabe and their friends. When someone from her past shows up, it puts a wrench in her plans. While Gabe will do whatever it takes to keep her safe, Clara decides to take matters into her own hands. But the past for both of them keeps trying to come back and get in their way.  

Is their love strong enough to withstand it all? 

Is Clara strong enough to let it all go?

Book no.1
Book no.2
Book no.3
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