**Review at the bottom
Title: Waiting to Breathe
Series: Waiting Duet #1
Author: Alyson Reynolds
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2017
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.
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.
Olivia and Nate are such a sweet couple, who both have their own issues/problems to deal with. Olivia spent the past year basically alone after what her ex did to her and she was not sure how she would survive.
You can’t help but root for this couple and Nate is not your typical hero in that he isn’t overbearing and never once did I feel he messed things up with her and needed to fix it….which is a nice change of pace for a book these days. Nate and Olivia’s meeting honestly was the best, you couldn’t help but chuckle, and their instant attraction was off the charts. I love that Nate was willing to wait for her as long as she needed.
You also fall in love with Olivia’s brother Finn and her best friend Cora. Both care so much about Olivia and Nate as well as Nate and Finn are best friends.
The drama throughout this book goes well and gives a little bit of mystery and intrigue and it is nice having an enemy to root against in the book.
But the only downside I saw was that in a lot of ways Olivia and Nate were hard to tell apart in their chapters.