Valentine’s Week: Deleted Scene from Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan + Giveaway

MAKE MY HEART RACE

A Note from Rebecca: “This is the original version of a scene from BARELY BREATHING that was trimmed and edited for various plot reasons. But I still adore this playful moment between Emma and Evan. In just a few paragraphs, it’s easy to remember what I love about this couple. I hope you love it too.”

“Are you okay?” Evan asked. “That sigh didn’t sound like it had anything to do with Calculus.”
I hadn’t realized I’d sighed out loud.
​“I was thinking… that I don’t want you to be so worried about me,” I said reluctantly. “I want you to trust me when I say I’m okay. Will you?”
​“Do you think I’m being too cautious with you?” he questioned.
​“Maybe a little,” I admitted. “Let me prove to you that I’m better. Think of something for us to do next weekend that is not bowling—something that will make my heart race.”
​Evan grinned. He set his book on the floor and pulled my legs further across his lap, wrapping his arms around my waist. I dropped my book to the floor and smiled in return. Evan pressed his warm, firm lips against mine, sending my heart into a frenzied flutter. He moved his mouth along my neck, sending a tingling through me that left me breathless. I leaned back, lying on the couch, and Evan leaned between my legs to follow me. I slid my hands along his back, feeling the muscles flex as he eased himself over me. My pulse quickened, with his body against me. Our lips moved together urgently, triggering an internal craving that made me grip him tighter.
​“Is your heart racing?” he whispered, his breath tickling my ear.​
“Mmm hmm,” I moaned in affirmation.
​“Evan?” my mother hollered from the kitchen. I could hear her footsteps approaching.
​Evan sat up quickly, scooping up his text book and placing it on his lap. I let out an exasperated breath and slid up to rest my back on the arm of the couch. He tried to conceal his smile by pressing his lips together, staring at his book.
​“Would you like to stay for dinner?” Rachel asked, standing under the large framed entrance of the room. “Emily, are you okay?”
​I raised my head, forcing a tight smile. “Yeah, Calculus sucks, that’s all.”
“I’d love to stay for dinner,” Evan answered, unable to hide his smile any longer.

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Check out The Breathing Series

Barely Breathing

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Reason to Breathe

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Out of Breath

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GIVEAWAY!!!

Rebecca Donovan is offering a signed paperback copy of her book (winner’s choice) + a necklace from her Breathing Series collection.

Open internationally. *awesome right?!*

All you have to do is leave a comment below.

Giveaway will run until February 17th

*No purchase necessary*

Thank you so much to Rebecca Donovan and Emily Lalone.

**Goodluck peeps!**

Later,
x gel

105 thoughts on “Valentine’s Week: Deleted Scene from Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan + Giveaway

  1. starchaser8808 says:

    OMG what a perfect giveaway! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  3. mlynpeters says:

    Would love to read ! thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. robyn says:

    I read the first book and haven’t read the rest. Great giveaway

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  5. Rachel says:

    I loved this series! What a great giveaway! Thank you bookish and Rebecca!

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  6. Lynn says:

    OMG Awesome giveaway!
    Thank you so much for the opportunity!! Xx 🙂

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  7. PAULA says:

    Oh, I soooooo miss Evan and Emma and this series is one of my all-time fave. I wish we could read another from em.

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  8. Jennifer Munting says:

    Thanks for the awesome give away! These are on my TBR list!!

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  9. Julia Ines says:

    These are my favorite books. I love how they inspire people to keep on going. You’ve saved many lives Becca, I assure you. I don’t want to tell people to read these books because I want to keep Emma and Evan as my little secret but they are too good not to share them!

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  10. Meagan Wolff says:

    Aww! So cute! I love Rebecca Donovan!

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  11. Haley says:

    I love them so much they are my favourite couple ever! They are adorable! Every girl deserves an Evan 🙂

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  12. karen says:

    Eep! This is so exciting. I love this series. It’s definitely a nail biter and made me cry… a lot

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  13. jennifer says:

    Your book are simply captivating!!!! It would be a honor to receive I signed copy!!!!

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  14. Most amazing series I’ve read in a long time! Love the “Deleted” scene. Thanks Rebecca!! It’s always fun to get just that little bit more! I still have that series hangover.

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  15. Susanne says:

    Love this series!!!!

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  16. Danielle says:

    One of my absolute favorite series to read!

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  17. American lady says:

    Evan is one of my all-time favorite characters. Thanks for the all-nighters…and sometimes all-dayers, Rebecca. I couldn’t put your books down.

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  18. MARISELA says:

    woohoo!! a giveaway hope I finally win one!

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  19. Priscilla Preston Poore says:

    Amazing trilogy! Loved this series!

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  20. Carissa says:

    Loved this series!! That scene was fantastic! So cute and so them.

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  21. Tatiana says:

    I love this trilogy. So any extra is awesome. I love this story so much. I fall in love with them all over again!!!! 🙂

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  22. Suzanne Wendolski says:

    One of the BEST WRITTEN SERIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!! And Rebecca is so so so sweet

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  23. Jen says:

    Love all the books!!!!

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  24. A total stunner of a scene! They are such a brave, heroic couple! The Breathing Series is skilfully and sensitively written!

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  25. Erica Douglas says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love this series

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  26. Tiffany Lewis says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Hope to win!

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  27. denise mateyka says:

    Love your books

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  28. Krista says:

    One of my favorite series!! I got many to read this 🙂

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  29. Anica Martinez says:

    I love this series!!! I started the second book this morning and can’t stop reading. I hope this can become a mini series or a movie.

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  30. Lauren says:

    I love these two. Thanks for this beautiful treat!

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  31. Kimberly Hayward says:

    This was the first book I read of yours and my very favorite series ever!

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  32. Jennifer Huba says:

    Great series. I remember sitting in a hotel room in Atlanta just after I finished. That night, I spend over 3 hours on the phone with a friend explaining the series and why it hit me so hard. It was a great night!

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  33. Julie K says:

    Great giveaway!!

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  34. Andrea Birnie says:

    Have just finished reading all 3 books and thought they were fantastic. I felt I was taking the journey with them. What a great finish and am not ashamed to say I was crying happy tears, very emotional. Thank you so much for a great series.

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  35. eta37 says:

    I LOVE this series and I would be so happy to win. Thank you!

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  36. jamie says:

    I absolutely loved these books. I have read them all 3 times now and will read them again! I’ve never had a series keep me on the edge of my seat like this one did! Would love a signed copy!!

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  37. Ketty says:

    thanks for the giveaway! I love this series so much :))) I am so expected it turns to movie someday 🙂 always support Rebecca Donovan ! 🙂

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  38. Paula says:

    Love Emma and Evan and the other characteres. Each one shows different aspects from the couple. These books took my breath away and made me cry several times. So powerful, full of emotions and feelings. One of my favorite series of all time. Can’t wait reading Johnattan’ story. Hugs and love from Argentina.

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  39. Laura Heinzmann says:

    Thank you for this great giveaway

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  40. carla johns says:

    Very cool…

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  41. kaylah2222 says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! These books are awesome!

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  42. kaylah2222 says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! Your books are amazing!

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  43. madjenny43 says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! Loved the Breathing series!!

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  44. Stephanie Cunningham says:

    YAY! Evan and Emma are my favorite book couple!

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  45. madjenny43 says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  46. Jennifer Sillavan says:

    Love the deleted scene! Awesome giveaway! Some of my favorite books!

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  47. Jennifer Graves says:

    I loved the breathing series and I can’t wait your next book. Thank you for the giveaway!!!!!

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  48. Tanya says:

    I loved this! Emma & Evan will always have a place in my heart!

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  49. Lindsey says:

    Love Emma and Evan and loved this series!!!!

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  50. Lacey Christmas says:

    cant wait until your new book comes out! will always buy your books! you make me feel like im right there! love them!

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  51. Stacy says:

    I’ve read all three books in The Breathing Series. They’re AH-MAZING books. I’ve probably read them four times atleast and got my sister to read them. Can’t wait to read your What If book when it comes out! This was a pretty cool scene to. And a nice give a way. 🙂

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  52. Thanks so much for the chance…….!!!! ♥

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

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  53. Gloria says:

    What a cute scene!! I love it!! Thank you for sharing

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  54. Angie P says:

    Best series ever!

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  55. Rochelle Pogson says:

    I found the Breathing Series a beautiful story. A breathe of fresh air, a change from all the S & M books out there. I did not want this series to end. A job well done Rebecca. Can not wait for your next series.

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  56. Leah Hulsey says:

    All 3 of these books are still my very favorite!!!

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  57. So so love the Breathing Series……w

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  58. jessiel62 says:

    I really need to pull this series up & start reading. Thanks for the post & the giveaway!

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  59. Connie Roberts says:

    Can’t wait to read this series! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  60. Rochelle says:

    I love Rebecca Donovan so much!! I wanna enter the giveaway!

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  61. Katherina Vo says:

    I’ve read the first 2 books and I would love to read the last one! Thanks for the great giveaway 😀

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  62. Christine Bowden says:

    Love this series it’s awesome. Especially love that the chance to win is international ….yay!!

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  63. Brooke Truchon says:

    This is by far one of my favorite series!! Can’t wait to read more from Rebecca:)

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  64. seth sinclair says:

    Awesome giveaway:)) I love ALL her books! great author<3

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  65. Jackie van der Walt says:

    I loved the Breathing series. Once of my best ever. Thank you for the great giveaway!!

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  66. Steph Dower says:

    I remember falling in love with Emma and Evan almost a year ago! They’re just an amazing couple and while they have their flaws they’re able to overcome them together. I’d absolutely love to add paperback copies to my library and with the necklace? Perfect!

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  67. Hollie Morgan says:

    Amazing giveaway. Love the books. Read them 4 times already :). Xx

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  68. melissa batory says:

    I love this story so much!

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  69. Leanna Delorenzo says:

    Rebecca,
    You are such an inspiration for me to continue writing. I adore your strength in your words, the way Emily actually felt real to me was unbelievable. I can’t tell you how much I cried and cried at the end of reason to breath. I never wanted it to end! You are so talented thanks for the journey!

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  70. Nia says:

    Thats awesome! Thanks!

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  71. Michie Villar says:

    I really love this series! Been reading it over and over again for the last couple of days. Especially my favorite scenes. Would love to see this book become a movie as well. 🙂 a necklace and a signed copy of the book would be something I would truly treasure. 🙂 ❤

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  72. Amanda O'Donnell says:

    Love it! Love the books! Love the author! 🙂 and who doesn’t love a giveaway!

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  73. Rachel says:

    I absolutely LOVE this series, my favourite by far. Such an amazing give away as well!!

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  74. karen zi says:

    OMG! I love you so much!!! I love, love really all your books! just finished to read out of breath tonight and now I can’t stop to think about Emma and Evan, to relive their story! Each page was an emotion! you are a genius! earnest!! Please, please, publish other books! I really need them!!!!

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    • karen zi says:

      thanks Tamie for this wonderful GA! I’m usually a normal person, but I think to lost my mind with breathing series.
      Forgive my hearthfelt appeal to Donovan 😉

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  75. Danni Bee says:

    Thank you for the deleted scene… I can never get enough of Emma and Evan ❤ I have recommended the book to so many people, and ordered so many copies from my local book shop (to give as gifts), they have now ordered plenty of copies to stock their shelves!

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  76. Ash says:

    Wow love these UN read scenes I think we should have more….. please can’t wait to see how Evan and emma are holing up in the burning series next year can’t come quick enough 🙂

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  77. DeAnna says:

    This is the best series I have I ever read!

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  78. I still need to read the next two books! can’t wait!

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  79. Brandy says:

    Love this series!!! ❤️

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  80. oh i love this series i havent read out of breath yet but i know 100% it will be fantastic this series is so gripping and takes my breath away how deep you feel for each character love them 🙂

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  81. Victoria says:

    This is my FAVORITE SERIES EVER!! I LOVE IT SOO MUCH!! Awesome giveaway!

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  82. Feifei says:

    Really awesome giveaway! I loved reading this scene 😀

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  83. risingflour says:

    Love these books, now I’m going to have to read them again:-)

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  84. DeeAnna says:

    i love this series. thanks for the giveaway

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  85. Paola Ramirez says:

    A few days I finish the series… I’m still very touched. It was an emotional roller coaster. I haven’t read a book that drew my emotions in as Rebecca was able to do so. I can’t wait for her future books. Oh I’m still dreaming with the characters. Everyone needs a best friend like Sara. A first love like Evan and a big heart like Emma

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  86. Ashleigh Hazelwood Gross says:

    What an awesome giveaway!!!! Fantastic series!

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  87. Alisha says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!!! 🙂

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  88. So, not only is this giveaway awesome — but can we talk about how precious this scene is?! Gaaah, I love the Evan-Emma relationship. Talk about perfect…my goodness!

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  89. Thanks for the giveaway!! I miss Evan and Emma! Might just need to re-read 🙂

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  90. Ashley Dowell-Werner says:

    I absolutely loved these books. I finished Out of Breath months ago and the characters are still stuck in my head.

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  91. Jessica. Baker says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!!

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  92. JKKUDRNA says:

    I love this series!

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  93. Flor G. says:

    This is the only series that I cry to no matter how many times I read it

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  94. Artemis says:

    Beautiful post and thank you for the great giveaway!!!

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  95. Paola Michelle says:

    I’m obsessed with these books. They are the best.
    So excited for the giveaway 🙂

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  96. Lacey T says:

    I love Evan!! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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  97. Larissa Salem says:

    I’ve been so sad that the series is over – but these little tidbits make Evan and Emily still alive in my world. Thank you so much.

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  98. Riri says:

    thanks for the giveaways… 🙂

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  99. Chelsea B. says:

    This sounds like a beautiful series!

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  100. Lisa Ayers says:

    This series is so emotional , in such a good way!

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  101. Sarah Ferguson says:

    What a great give away!!!!

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  102. cristee982 says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…I am currently reading the series for the second time, Im on Barely Breathing. Such an awesome book.

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