Breathe by Sloan Parker ~ Book Review by Teresa

Breathe Title: Breathe

Author: Sloan Parker

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

This is a revised edition of a previously published work. It combines the original novel BREATHE with the separately released epilogue WHAT YOU DO TO ME.

Lincoln McCaw lost everything—his home, his job, his partner—after he caused a fatal accident. A year later, he’s drowning the guilt and despair in whiskey, but he needs to move on. His sister and her kids are counting on him. Then he meets a man who ignites a passion Lincoln thought he’d never find. Too bad one night is all they can have together. Now he needs to figure out how to turn away from the only person who makes him feel alive…before whoever is sending him threats decides Lincoln needs to suffer more than he already has.

Jay Miller is surrounded by grief and misery until he finally gives in to all those years of sexual fantasies about being with another guy. Realizing he’s ended up in the arms of the man who caused his wife’s accident, he tries to pull away. But how can he give up a friendship he needs more than anything—a friendship and a love that could save him? He may not have time to make the choice before someone else destroys it all.

This book contains explicit sexual content and graphic language.

Teresa’s View:

What would you do if you found yourself attracted to the person responsible for your spouse’s death? Could you forgive them? Love them?

Jay is full of grief and hate. He finds solace and connection with a man who he later realizes is the same man who accidentally killed his wife in a car accident. Lincoln is full of regret and shame. Struggling to come to terms with all that he lost, and what he did, he too finds comfort in Jay’s arms not knowing who he is.

When the truth is revealed they both need to overcome their feelings to take a chance on a friendship that might save them. Meanwhile Lincoln and his family are being threatened by someone who can’t forgive the past.

Sloan Parker delves into this intense scenario and explores the emotions involved. This is not a light and fluffy read. I felt every bit of their angst and pain, but rooted for them to find their happiness and forgiveness. The mystery of who was behind the threats kept me guessing, but made sense in the end.

The characters were well fleshed out with great secondary characters; I loved Lincoln’s sister and her kids. The sex was hot and emotionally intense. I could not put the book down!

I would have liked a little more information as to why Jay’s family got a settlement from the accident and why Lincoln was punished so harshly for an accident where he wasn’t drinking. It wasn’t quite clear to me. However, that is a very small detail.

I highly recommend you take some time, and a few tissues, and read Breathe!

Buy Links

Self Published
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
iTunes / iBooks
Barnes & Noble
Kobo US
Kobo UK

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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