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Book Review: Inhale Exhale by Sarah M. Ross

Jillian had a plan: celebrate the end of her first year of college with an amazing summer full of beaches, barbecues, and bonfires. When her mom insists she needs a summer job, and her boyfriend spends more time with his band than with her, Jillian’s plans go down the drain.

Grant had a plan: finish his Masters, get a great job at Google, and get the hell out of Georgia. He might be giving up some of the fun of his youth, but he knows his all work and no play method would be worth it when his dreams came true.

But things never go according to plan.

When temptation brings them together and tragedy tears them apart, Jillian and Grant will be forced to choose: fight for their dreams, or fight for each other.


“Inhale, Exhale” by Sarah M. Ross was a really sweet romantic novel. I was expecting something a little more dramatic but in the end, it was really sweet and I actually enjoyed myself. Ross did a great job with her characters giving both depth and life to Jillian and Grant. The sexual tension…oh my goodness gracious. Those two needed to get a room from the start.

I love how self proclaimed Grant was about not needing a woman and not wanting one. He automatically assumed Jillian was a ditz because of how the other men acted around her. It isn’t her fault that she is completely beautiful right? Grant was such a jerk in the beginning that I wanted to hate him the entire time throughout the book. I don’t think Grant deserves Jillian at all. She is way too good for him, but it was sweet how the two of them fell in love.

Jillian was a little too naïve for my taste. I felt like she was purposefully getting herself into situations under the pretense of not knowing any better because she never thought her boyfriend could do any wrong. Jillian already knew that her boyfriend is bad news but she was engaged to him anyway, even her friends and family where telling her it was a bad idea, so Jillian should have taken the hint in the beginning and dumped him.

I think this was a really cute story. This is definitely the kind of story I would read either on the beach or maybe when I just crawled into bed but I’m not ready to fall asleep. If you like contemporary love stories, give “Inhale, Exhale” a chance because I think you will like it.

I give "Inhale, Exhale" three out of four bookshelves.

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