Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Just Breathe by Janette Paul
Opposites attract in this funny, touching and deliciously romantic novel as hippie Dee meets millionaire businessman Ethan - and her calm world is turned upside down...
Dee Nichols is a free-spirited yoga teacher, albeit a broke one. But she's not interested in money or possessions or thinking too far into the future. After surviving a terrible car accident, she's just happy to be breathing.
Then Dee meets Ethan Roxburgh at a Christmas party. As the head of Roxburgh Holdings, and a regular in the social pages, he's the opposite of what Dee wants in her life. Until a job modelling yoga in a TV commercial turns Dee into an overnight celebrity…
Thrust into a whole new world of business and PR (as well as high-heels and plunging necklines) Dee is out of her comfort zone and suddenly Ethan is perfect – as a mentor. Or would be, if she wasn't so damn attracted to him. After all, he'd never look twice at a short, accident-prone yoga instructor with market-stall couture …
Then Ethan does look twice - and life gets sweet and sexy as hell.
Written by Jaye Ford under her alter ego Janette Paul.
I have discovered that I have quite a soft spot for many Australian writers. I love their lyrical writing style and openness. Also, I just enjoy reading about places I've never seen.
Dee Nichols touts herself as a free-spirit, but it turns out she's actually keeping herself chained down. A painful past and oppressive mother keep Dee from making any sort of decision that might involve a future.
As Ethan spends time with Dee, mentoring and introducing her to important business contacts, he causes her to examine her present situation and evaluate the choices she has made. Dee and Ethan grow closer emotionally and physically, but Dee's fears once again keep her from moving forward toward happiness.
I really enjoyed it.
4 out of 5 stars.