“I wish everything would stop for a while. It would be so much easier to…breathe.”- Chloe, Feel Me Break
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
Synopsis via Goodreads: Chloe Reed and Nick Grayson couldn’t have more different lives. Where Chloe had a bleak future and was trying to deal with a loss that had left a hole in her heart, Nick was a happy-go-lucky guy, leading a carefree life with a path set.
Until one fateful night, they met and everything changed. The night that gave Chloe hope for the future, left Nick scarred for life. Was their meeting a one-off tryst or was their story just beginning?
Feel Me Break is the prequel novella to Tara R.’s upcoming full length novel, Watch Me Rise. Since this is a novella, I will be keeping my review short, sweet and to the point. Feel Me Break follows our two main characters, Chloe Reed and Nick Grayson. After having experienced a tragic loss, Chloe loses herself and eventually starts contemplating her own will to live. But she is given a second chance when Nick comes along and stops her from making a decision that she would later regret. Later that very night, Nick too experiences a traumatic event that will forever change his life and leave him longing for a girl he once knew for only a moment.
Feel Me Break is an emotional read right from the start. Chloe has not had the best family life, yet she tries her best to keep everyone together. She internalizes her feelings, instead of dealing with her grief in a healthy manner, and it leads her to contemplating thoughts of suicide. Chloe’s POV is actually quite heartbreaking and emotional. You couldn’t help but want to save her.
Nick too has his own family issues, and like Chloe’s family, instead of dealing with their issues together, his family chooses to brush them under a rug. I am not quite sure what to make of Nick’s character as of yet because his POVs were short. I’m hoping to see more growth from his character in the full length novel.
I think what turned me off about this book was the instant attraction between Nick and Chloe, especially considering the circumstances that brought these two together in the first place. This happens during the first time they meet and then again at the end when fate brings these two together once again and it was just a little bit too much, too soon. I personally couldn’t buy into the romance just yet. I feel like a slow burn would be better suited for these two considering the struggles that both these characters are facing and will eventually have to deal with in the full length novel. Plus, I just don’t like insta-love in books dealing with heavy subject matters about mental health.
Feel Me Break was overall a decent novella. It was a nice introduction for Tara’s upcoming novel and the story of Chloe and Nick has quite a bit potential. I’m interested to see where Chloe and Nick’s story goes from here and I feel like this one could be a real tear-jerker for sure!