“I kiss him, choosing love over honesty, which is a choice nobody should ever have to make…”
Robin loves sweet, responsible Nick, with his penchant for Beethoven and Ben Folds Five. But she also still loves her college boyfriend Jed, an irreverent playwright plagued with cystic fibrosis. Now Robin is struggling to reveal her secrets and confront her past, as she finally performs in the play that Jed wrote for her, eleven years ago. Will Robin have the strength to keep her promise and stay true to her heart?
Alternating between present-day scenes, college flashbacks, and segments from Jed’s play, this tear-jerking yet uplifting tale illustrates how life is finite but love is infinite, and the road to recovery begins with the next breath.
Laurel Osterkamp has written several award-winning/highly acclaimed novels. The Next Breath is a follow-up to rave-reviewed The Holdout, but they can be read in either order. Look for her on www.laurelosterkamp.com
“For fans of romance who like complex and memorable characters, The Next Breath is a winner.” – kacunnin, top 500 reviewer/Vine Voice
“There are moments of heartbreaking sorrow along with moments of joy and renewal. This is not a light hearted book but a wonderful study of love, grief, survival and perseverance.”- La Deet Da Reads/Vine Voice