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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Katie McGarry’s trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary audiobook, Only a Breath Apart.  

They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken.  

The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmother’s will: In order to inherit his family farm, he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year.  

A fortune-teller tells Scarlett she's psychic, but what is real is Scarlett’s father’s controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart.  

Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head....

Praise for Only a Breath Apart: 

"A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love." (New York Times best-selling author Wendy Higgins)

"Gritty and real, Only a Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce.” (Kristen Simmons, critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series)

©2019 Katie McGarry (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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  • Kellie Hazellief
  • 17-10-2019

absolutely loved it!!

this is almost exactly how I imagined Scarlett and Jessie sounded like in my head. the story is amazing and this author is one of my absolute favorites. her stories are the ones that I read over and over and over again, and not just cherry picking my favorite parts, from start to finish.

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  • Sara M
  • 17-02-2021

I squirmed

The story was pretty decent, but there were a handful of scenes that made me so uncomfortable. I know why they were there, but it was still hard to not want to throw my phone in the toilet out of frustration. I ended up listening at 1.25× b/c the narration was very slow.

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  • Samantha Sisson
  • 12-01-2021

amazing book! great story

loved this book and the lesson to learn with it. Learning to forgive not for them but for you, not letting your past determine your future wonderful story of strength and rising above

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  • Patiotoole
  • 22-09-2020

Unforgettable

Scarlett and Jesse. Wow! A deeply emotional story — much more than a story of young love or contrived dilemmas. Beautifully told. Memorable. Highly recommend.

Final song tribute of the book: Perfect by Ed Sheehan couldn’t be more perfect!

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  • Jessica Butler-Squires
  • 02-10-2019

Absolute Heart Wrenching

I could NOT stop listening to this story. Katie McGarry had my heart racing and holding my breathe!!
Brittany Pressley did a fantastic job. She knew just how to pitch her voice in those heart wrenching moments to put you IN THE MOMENT. Graham Halstead did an amazing job too. I was so blown away by this story. A boy fighting what hes been told his destiny was since he was a child and truly believes it is his destiny. A girl whos heart has been broken in so many ways and lost her best friend who iced her out years before but could be her only savior.
Such a beautifully and well written story!!

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  • Doha
  • 01-02-2019

Emotional Story

This book was such an emotional turmoil for me, as expected from Miss Katie she always delivers heart wrenching stories that makes you want to hug these characters and ease their pain
I LOVED Scarlett she is an inspiring character and I admired her courage and everything she'd done to secure her future against that asshole of a father .. I did like Jesse as a character but I felt that there was not much to him in the book, also the romance was a bit lacking for my taste
The ending was inspiring and nice and I really hope Scarlett and Jesse finally find their forever :)

The narration was excellent, good job for both of them they really got me in the mood for the story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-01-2019

Katie Katie how do you do this?

Wrecked , I’m not ready to be finished with this book. More, I need it my heart was torn in two then patched back together. This love story with it's mystical , soul searching young love equated into the perfect read . Again.... thank you Katie

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-01-2019

Great book

This book is so great and had so much emotion.
Extremely enjoyable! I would recommend

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  • Angelica Quintero
  • 24-01-2019

Perfection!!

I simply love this book!! It's perfect!!
It has some topics that I'm not comfortable reading, but the audiobook helped me pass through them and finish it
The narrators' performance is flawless.
Tink and Jesse are everything!!!
100% recommended

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-05-2019

beautiful

Katie McGarry has yet again given us a YA novel that deals with the evil that can touch people and intertwines it with beauty, love and compassion.

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