Author: Kate Bishop
Genre: Chick Lit
Alex thought she had married the man of her dreams: Tripp is successful, gorgeous, and delighted by her small-town charm. When he walks out six months later, proclaiming to have ‘found himself’ (with the help of a stunning yoga teacher), she ‘finds herself’ alone in an unfamiliar city, vengefully drinking through his prized wine collection, living on takeout, and refusing to answer the door. When this fails to cure her broken heart and bruised ego, she reluctantly allows her new friends to intervene. Slowly, Alex learns to define success on her own terms; she discovers the secret to love in all its forms, and the perfect flying crow pose, one breath at a time
Having got a friend who had a longtime relationship end due to her fiancé getting totally involved in yoga (but not the yoga teacher though), I could totally relate to the scenario. This can really happen folks!! While the art and benefits of yoga is a major component of the story – the actual plot looks at how Alex dealt with the breakup and the steps she took, albeit kicking and screaming, to recovering her life back. When Tripp leaves her Alex has no job; little money thanks to a pre-nup she signed; and a hellion of a mother-in-law who evicts Alex within weeks. But Alex finds she is not as alone as she thought, she does have friends, and soon a new love interest. But the road to recovery is not smooth, especially when Alex discovers that while yoga may have indirectly caused the break up – it will also be the solution to regaining her life.
Author ‘Kate Bishop’ is made up of three friends: Kristin Tone, Talie Kattwinkel and Bridget Evans. Let’s hope they continue to be friends and write some more books together. BREATHE made me laugh and was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Rating: B – Great. I really enjoyed reading it.
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With thanks to Diversion Books and the author via NetGalley