ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Can’t Catch My Breath
Series:Love in Fenton County #1
Author: Sarah Sutton
Publisher: Golden Crown Publishing, LLC
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Genre: YA Contempary Romance
HOLD ONTO THE PAST OR EMBRACE THE FUTURE?
Addy Arden lives in a land called denial.
After losing her dad in a car accident, she’d rather pretend things are okay than be crushed by grief and guilt. Her friends buy the fake smiles and her mom doesn’t seem to notice…or care.
And Addy is doing great until she’s paired with Vincent Castello, the most intimidating senior at Greenville High, for a class project. Interview a random classmate and write a report on them. Should be easy, right?
Not by a longshot.
Because the car accident that killed Addy’s dad? It left Vincent’s father paralyzed.
Talk about an awkward ice-breaker.
As the two grow closer, can Addy face her grief and guilt head-on and put her past behind her, or will she let it consume her, and lose the guy who truly takes her breath away?
This is my new favorite Sarah Sutton book! Sutton’s books keep on getting better and this book was amazing! Can’t Catch My Breath is Sarah Sutton’s new standalone book. Addy is just trying to get her life back on track. She would rather pretend that she is okay then deal with the grief and guilt that comes from losing her dad in a car accident. She is faking her way through life just fine until she is paired with Vincent Castello for a school assignment, a boy who understands her grief better than anyone. The car accident that killed Addy’s dad also left Vincent’s father paralyzed. As Addy spends time with Vincent she struggles to learn to deal with her grief, putting her past behind her before she loses the guy who truly takes her breath away.
Addy is by far my favorite girl character that Sutton has written. She felt real and relatable. She was dealing with grief, but I didn’t feel like she was being dramatic. I really liked Addy and I felt for her as she struggled to learn to deal with her grief. Her life has changed in a moment and she was just trying her best. She had tried to bottle everything up, but when you bottle up emotions they have the habit of exploding. I liked reading about Addy with Vincent as she learned how to deal with her grief. Addy learned that no one is guaranteed another day the hard way, will she make the most of every minute she is given or will her grief cause her to miss out on life’s pleasures?
Vincent had the reputation of a bad boy, but he was actually a teddy bear on the inside. He cared about those he loved and he worked hard. I really liked Vincent, I had a feeling there was more to him than meets the eye. He was a little fought about the edges, but he also hid a kind side. He helped Addy as she learned to deal with her grief. And he tried his best to help his dad.
I loved reading about Vincent and Addy together. They were super cute and they really helped each other out. They understood what the other was going through. However they needed to figure out if they wanted their relationship to last. They also had to work out the fact that their names were connected through the accident that affected both of their families, whether they wanted them to be or not.
All in all, I really liked Can’t Catch My Breath! The side characters were super fun and I really want to read about Stella and Henry. I would totally recommend this book, it is clean however it does deal with the death of a parent.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.