Only a Breath Apart
by Katie McGarry
Published: January 22nd, 2019 by Tor Teen
Genre: young adult, romance
Bestselling author Katie McGarry’s trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary novel, Only a Breath Apart.
Jesse Lachlin is cursed. So the town folklore says, but while Jesse’s had his fair share of tragedy, the only curse he believes is in his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm, he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year, Scarlett Copeland. Scarlett Copeland is psychic.
Glory Gardner tells Scarlett she has hidden psychic abilities, but Scarlett thinks Glory is delusional. What is real is Scarlett’s father’s irrational fears, controlling attitude, and the dark secrets at home. Scarlett may have a way to escape, but there’s a hitch: she’ll have to rely on the one person she used to trust, the same boy who broke her heart, Jesse Lachlin.
Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other. But as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…
About the author: KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Book Review of Only a Breath Apart
Only a Breath Apart is a captivating contemporary young adult romance novel that will draw you into a world of young love, heartache, abuse, and second chances. A heartbreaking story that you will not want to put down until you finish this heart-wrenching story that only gets more intense as you read each chapter. Only a Breath Apart will consume you with secrets that slowly come to light as the characters share their lives with each other. Each page will leave you wanting to know more and hoping that everything will be okay and these two will find a way back to each other. The ending is pure romantic magic and McGarry’s writing is breathtaking. I did not want to put this one down and read through the night and ended up with a book hangover the next day! Only a Breath Apart is a book that is sure to stay with you long after reading. I cannot wait to read what McGarry writes next! ** This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**