This is book number 1 in the Breathing series.
Reason to Breathe is the first book in the million-copy bestselling Breathing Series.
"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"
In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She's more concerned with feigning perfection--pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth―at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she's desperate to hide.
Reason to Breathe is one girl's story of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and her precarious grasp of hope.