Breathe There S Nothing Like The First Time In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight Is The Town S Quiet, Shy Librarian She May Also Be Carnal S Last Remaining Virgin For Years, Faye Has Had A Crush On Chace Keaton, But The Gorgeous Cop Has Always Been Unattainable She S Resigned To Live Contentedly With Only Her Books For Company Until Faye Suddenly Meets Chace Alone In The Woods Chace Doesn T Think He S The Good Guy Everyone Believes Him To Be He S Made A Lot Of Choices He Regrets, Including Denying His Feelings For Faye Through His Choices, He S Come To Believe The Pretty Librarian Is Too Good For Him, But After Their Time In The Woods, Chace Realizes That She May Be His Last Chance For Redemption Soon, Their Long Simmering Desires Grow To A Burning Passion Yet Always Casting A Shadow Over Their Happiness Is Chace S Dark Past

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck already attempting to accessorise and she hadn t taken her first breath Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England Thus she has been blessed to have friends a

[Reading] ➭ Breathe ➵ Kristen Ashley –
  • ebook
  • 554 pages
  • Breathe
  • Kristen Ashley
  • English
  • 04 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Breathe

  1. says:

    5 Fraking Fabulous stars This was such a beautiful book Laughter, tears, smiling from ear to ear, this book just had it all Faye Goodnight is Carnal s librarian She is twenty nine and always has her head in a book Faye reads about love, but has yet to experience it She doesn t really put herself out there The reason She s holding out for a hero Chace Keaton is that hero to Faye The man she has been crushing on for 13 years is now single Faye is everything I love about a good heroine Sweet, but has a backbone, loyal, loving, funny, and geeky can t tell you how much my inner nerd loved all the Firefly and StarWars references And Chace Keaton is the perfect alpha male Bossy, sexy, protective, and a little broken The reason Chace is a little broken he has family issues his father and his wife was murdered even though there marriage was a joke it still does something to him He is a little fucked up And just as Lexie, Laurie, and Krystal before her, it is her job to unfuck him Well, I had to unfuck one and, I ll remind you, so did you and Laurie, and it wasn t much fun Mine was fun, Mine was too, mostly because all the fucking we did while I was unfucking him Chace keeps Faye at a distance no matter how close she tries to get She can t seem to break through A little boy named Malichi brings the two of them together His story, I won t go into detail, will break your heart Most of my tears shed were for this little boy After bonding over him, Faye and Chace start spending time together Faye is nervous at first She s never really been with a man, especially a man like Chace I loved watching Faye and Chace s relationship develop It was a truly beautiful thing The two of them together melted my heart Baby, you gave that to someone else, it wouldn t be mine Now it s mine No one can ever have it It ll always be mine I love it Chace had never had someone like Faye in his life After everything he s done, everything he s been through, he doesn t believe he deserves this kind of goodness But he does He has always been a good man, special And Faye wants to prove that to him He has always been that hero to her, the knight in shining armor she s been waiting for I ll let you in on a secret, honey The knight who has serious chinks in his armor but never falls is the true hero That means he s won battles and doesn t waste time polishing his armor so he can look good while he rides in parades that are tributes to his glory He just drags himself back on his steed and keeps right on battling And if he s the right kind of knight, he never rides alone The best heroes inspire loyalty The best heroes keep fighting the good fight, tirelessly, quietly The best heroes always have scars If they didn t, the heroine would have nothing to do It s her job to help the hero let all that stuff go in order that her man can be strong enough to fight on but when he s with her he s free to just breathe Faye becomes everything to Chace She is exactly what he needs in his life His angel Sweet, sexy, sassy, suspenseful, emotional and comical this story was just wonderful I couldn t get enough Chace and Faye I love the mountain men I loved Faye s relationship with her on line friends I can relate You gonna jump on line and tell your geek squad you landed me The back and forth banter, especially when Faye gets worked up and goes into geek mode ie Darth Vader convo And acting out the sexy scenes in Faye s books It was all good Can t get enough of these wonderful KA books any time I am in a book slump, this is my go to author I loved all the characters, what I am really hoping for is a book about Chace s friend, Deck Loved him This book, and this series is a must read I held out for a hero and I don t give a frak if you don t think you re one I know you are and even if you weren t one to the whole town, you re one to me and you can take that to the fraking bank After six fuckin years of feelin buried under shit, I see it through your eyes and finally feel clean For the first time in six years, I feel free I feel relief I m relieved to let that shit go I m relieved to know you got the strength to take it

  2. says:

    Re Read 8 20 19Re Read 9 12 155 Million Let Your Inner Nerd Show StarsI LOVE Faye I LOVE this town.I LOVE this book.

  3. says:

    UPDATE Rating edited September 21, 2013 From 5 stars downgraded to 4 stars 5 stars You in my life, me livin in hell, feels like I ve been touched by an angel Wow Breathe is all kinds of awesome Breathe, Baba Chace is sitting alone in Harker s Wood It s the place where his wife, Misty, was shot It s freezing cold Her death was purposefully not investigated by detailed police protocol While sitting in the cold, Chace hears a stumble and a female voice It s the shy Faye Faye doesn t date She is the town s librarian and Chace has had a serious crush on her for a very long time However, he had to give up on that dream when his life turned upside down Faye went out there for a certain reason They have a chat and Faye offers to listen if he wants to talk about his problems Chace is far from being pleased though, and he acts like a true jerk by being mean Fay is running away.Well done, Chace I m being ironic I m happy to tell you that Chace did apologize Well done too, Chace And then he s a d ck again Chace, if you don t want Faye s inexperienced bulls it fumbling, then think again. Faye is a virgin by choice sort of She is a sweet little romantic and waiting for the right man The man who will sweep her off her feet the one who was larger than life When Chace showed up in her town thirteen years ago, Faye fell in love But then he ended up marrying Misty, the town slut And Faye ended up living in her books sort of Now she is twenty nine years old and still a virgin And Chace is unattached again and free for Faye Breathe is another brand of sweet It s not a sweet that will hurt your teeth though It s the kind of sweet that will warm your heart I found myself smiling all the time Who d have guessed, huh I totally loved it Breathe is an excellent installment in the Colorado Mountains series Beautiful Gorgeous Thoughtful Sad view spoiler the part of Malachi Miah hide spoiler

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    5 Geek Fraking Chic Stars I wouldn t You know it I held out for a hero and I don t give a frak if you don t think you re one I know you are and even if you weren t one to the whole town, you re one to me and you can take that to the fraking bank Faye No offense, Faye, but the person I pick to lay the fucked up shit in my head on is not gonna be a woman who breathes and eats and works but lives in a fantasy world You can t handle your own life, which is a good life, far s I can see, without escaping No fuckin way you can handle the shit I got in my head Chace Spoilers Move over Max and Ty, This book is now my favorite book of the series to date I Fraking loved this book Faye was Fan Fraking Tastic She made this book for me I have a total nerd girl crush on her Faye was this awesome book nerd, sci fi geek, virginal librarian She loved her books, her Battlestar Galactica, her Firefly, her Star Wars and she doesn t hide it She seen Chace 13 years ago when she was 16 and she fell in love with him She has been holding out for her Hero ever since She was shy, but she wasn t a doormat Sweet, but she had some sass She was smart and soft spoken but she had a temper It was so funny when she lost her temper and started poppin off her sci fi geek speak What I loved about Faye was she had so much personality She was unique, and hilarious and she stole my heart Just so you know, I m angry, but still, if I found you were an unknown model of Cylon, I wouldn t kill you because you re my Mom But I would find you a habitable planet and dump you there I m also angry enough to dump Gaius there with you He s brilliant but he s annoyingly arrogant, smug, a total jerk, completely self serving and unpredictable You d hate him So that tells you just how angry I am at you for not letting me speak my mind to Dad Enjoy church and I ll see you next Saturday Faye we got that down Now we ll get this straight and not mixed You know my shit s fucked up I m workin on that You popped up with bad timing once and surprised me another time I didn t handle either of those well The shit I m workin through, I cannot promise I ll do any better What I can promise is I like the way you dress I like the sound of your voice I like the way you smell I like that your hair feels the way it looks, like silk I like the way you taste I like that you got a backbone I like it when you get scared of me I like it when you stand up to me I like it that you care as much as you do for a kid you don t know jack about I like it that you have no clue how to kiss but still, the two kisses I ve shared with you are the best I ve ever had By far I like all of that than is healthy for me but especially for you But I like it so much, I m gonna ignore that and hope like fuck this doesn t get jacked like everything else in my life has a tendency to do I like it so much I m willin to take that risk I like it so much that I ve decided you re gonna take that risk with me And I ll make that straight too I m not asking you to take that risk, I m tellin you you re doin it That means I ll be at your place at seven with pizza, beer, a sleeping bag and food for our kid Chace Chace was sexy, broody, and all alpha, but other then a little frak up in the beginning he wasn t a asshole Chace had a ton of demons and no small amount of guilt that he was drowning in Chace reminded me a lot of Max, and I adored Max Chace was a great man and did what was right even when it was hard A yummy protective cop Chace was a true hero Chace didn t feel he deserved Faye See Chace also wanted Faye for years, but he wasn t ready to settle down and Faye was very young So he thought he would sow his wild oats and later make her his wife Problem was he got caught up in his father s dirt and was blackmailed into marrying an evil woman to protect his mentally ill mom Even thought his wife was a horrible person he felt guilt that she was murdered and not only did he not protect her, he treated her bad because he wanted nothing to do with her or the fake marriage she forced him into Then being undercover for the IA to take down all the dirty cops on his force he felt dirty and tainted I went to the kitchen bin, hit the top, it slid open and I spit out my gum A knock came at the door while I was engaged in this activity therefore I sucked in a breath that was part air, part gum saliva and instantly started choking Oh God I was going to die of choking while Chace stood outside with food for the boy, a sleeping bag, pizza, beer and wine and I d never get my first date I rushed to the cabinet, grabbed a glass, filled it with water from the tap and sucked it back, calming the choking when another knock came at the door I slammed the glass down, ran to the door, pulled off the chain, flipped the deadbolt and threw it open to a narrow eyed Chace who took one look at me and asked, Heard you choking, are you all right You re beautiful, a good kisser, this is our first date, my bed is in the room, I m nervous as all heck and I just thought I was going to die choking after spitting out gum so no, I m not all right Faye and Chace When I was sixteen, I saw you and when I did, I was young, romantic, and it might sound stupid but the minute I saw you, I knew I wanted to give that to you I knew it was only you I waited thirteen years, honey It was worth the wait Faye I loved that Faye was able to break through all Chace s guilt and walls and show him it wasn t his fault and that he was in fact a hero I love that she gave him peace Chace was great for Faye too He made her feel safe and sexy His full love and acceptance helped her come out of her shell He gave her support, romance and of course great sex They both had a lot of passion and you could feel the intensity of their connection like they were real This book was lower on the angst scale and I got to enjoy Faye and Chace falling in love and the build up of their relationship The whole Miah story line was so heartbreaking and sweet I teared up a few times I was really enjoying Deck in this book and now I m kinda looking forward to his book I will say that I almost took off a star because Faye got kidnapped I am kinda getting tired of ever single heroine getting kidnapped that plot has gotten old I wasn t even worried about her I just rolled my eyes But in the end I loved Faye and Chace so much that I over looked that 2% of the book and and went with the other 98% that I was madly in love with and gave it a five star That being said I hope the next heroine doesn t get jacked just sayin Seriously, Faye, honey, that was hot I came within minutes of gettin inside you and I made love to you before I fell asleep I love makin love to you, baby, fuckin love it But we just fucked and I gotta tell you, I love that too I like takin you sweet I like takin you slow I like fuckin you hard And I like thinkin of you touchin yourself I like knowin all that wild was layin in wait for me and you kept it under control by takin care of yourself That s hot too Unbelievably hot Everything about you is hot, honey You got nothin to be embarrassed, ashamed or worried about because you re the best I ever had All of you All we share The best kiss The best orgasm The best lovemaking And seriously the best fuck Chace You love her I ll love her because I love you and not a crush love like I was feeling for thirteen years A real love for a good man who teases me and makes me laugh and makes me feel safe and holds me close at night and watches way too much sports and not enough geek TV and gives me amazing orgasms, one of which I had before walking out of my house this very night I paused, he said not a word, I struggled against having a heart attack and then finished lamely, And you can take that to the bank Faye about meeting Chace s mom for the first time

  5. says:

    Review posted at Swept Away By Romance4 1 2 to 5 starsMy goodness, what an emotional book Breathe turned out to be I haven t read a book by Kristen Ashley that had me in tears as much as this book did Mostly, that was due to the heartbreaking and deeply moving side story of a young boy named Malachi The story of Malachi was captivating, intriguing, and heartbreaking while uplifting I loved the way his story shed additional light on Chace s and Faye s inner characters The romance that developed between them was beautifully woven to include Malachi s story, making Breathe a very emotional and touching read I can t gush enough over Chace and Faye as a couple I adored them together Chace proved he was a true hero in every sense of the word, and Faye proved to be a shy but darling Sci Fi geek with an inner strength that was awe inspiring In my opinion, Faye is one of the best heroines Kristen Ashley has written to date While I loved them individually, together is where this couple truly shines Their relationships centered on the theme that love, forgiveness, acceptance, and friendship can heal and conquer all They brought out the best in each other and were a true joy to spend time with.I can t end this review without sharing my favorite scene of the book, which involves a simple hug between Chace and Faye It takes place early in the story and is simple in nature but huge in substance It crystallizes Chace s deep rooted need for love, acceptance, and loyalty virtues he s given to others but rarely, if ever, experienced himself In this simple but poignant hug, and without saying word, Faye gives Chace all that he yearns for and The epilogue was touching and heartwarming in a way only Kristen Ashley can achieve Breathe has much to offer it s readers Great humor, a steamy romance, intriguing suspense, fabulous characters, a superb plot, and an amazing epilogue Kristen Ashley is truly a gifted storyteller I highly recommend this book to all Kristen Ashley fans Song Note Demons, by Imagine Dragon, reminds me of Chace In fact, when I listened to the words I got chills The song seems to sum up his initial feelings about himself, his view of the world, and Faye Not to mention, it s one FRAKING fantastic song I couldn t resist use the word just once in my review Lol you re already a Kristen Ashley addict, or interested in checking out her books, be sure to stop by our Kristen Ashley Addict s Support Group here on Goodreads

  6. says:

    If there is one major talent that Kristen Ashley has, it is writing a great asshole lead character She is famous for her alphas , and I m famous for hating alpha assholes Don t get me wrong, I love a good sweet and kind alpha Maybe we just have different ideas on what an alpha should be like I think of a character who is strong, self assured, a leader, and a protector But, so often I read books where the guy is abusive physically, emotionally, and sexually and they get away with it because they are just an alpha if you have to ask yourself that question then the answer is definitely B.So, in this book, we have a douchebag named Chace who is a cop in a small town He has always liked the town librarian, Faye, and runs into her one night at a park Well, Chace doesn t think Faye should be out at night so he tells her to get her fat ass home Sorry, girls, he s taken now Faye is a librarian, a sexy librarian, a virgin because Chace needs his goods clean, and a book loving geek I m down with the book loving geek thing But, just because we have our noses stuck in books, does that mean we are mousy doormats Considering the fiery reviews we all leave, I m thinking that we are major badasses, at least in our minds We put ourselves in the position of the kickass heroine who can take out the bad guys with our swords and still look amazing Sure, we may not actually be able to do it, but we think we can And, that means we can throw some major shade when we want to that s right, you go girl Unfortunately, though, we bookworms are always put in the mousy category, and Faye is as mousy as can be She doesn t even actually speak during most of the book She whispers That s right, she s so meek that she can t bring herself to use even her indoor voice Unengage it, Faye We can t hear what you re bloody saying So, Faye, our mousy virgin librarian, still thinks that Chace is da bomb He calls her names, insults her , screams in her face, throws her belongings across the room and breaks them, belittles her because if she reads, she lives in a fantasy world , pushes her around, and makes major decisions for her without her input But, no matter what he does, she puts up with it and looks at him like he s the last piece of pizza.Which brings me to the most annoying part of this book these two horrible human beings eat pizza with a knife and fork If there is any evidence that Chace is a poor excuse for a man, it is this You know who else ate pizza with a knife and fork Hitler That s right, I m saying Chace is just like Hitler That is in no way an overstatement Other than the guy being Hitler, I liked the book.

  7. says:

    This one doesn t have 5 stars from me It has 5 hearts One of the best KA s I ve read so far Simply beautiful The story Both Chase and Faye are investigating his wife s murder He does it in his free time as in in the middle of the night on his own , she does it with her own geek squad over the internet Faye is worried about a little boy who comes in her library and steals books, and after she sees him beaten, she goes to the police, and she and Chase begin working together to find the boy.Faye I loved her, I think she s my favorite KA character so far She s shy, loves her books, watches great TV shows, she s been in love with Chase ever since he moved into town years and years and she wants to help him move on They were beautiful together , and it was great the way she stood by him, making him realise he s not in the dark, and that he s a good man no matter what he thinks.Chase WOW I cannot say how much I loved him He is one excellent character He s convinced he s sullied by everything that went down, being a dirty cop and forced to marry a woman he despised He has secretly pined for Faye for years, always thinking she s too good for him And although he had 2 seriously wrong jerkish scenes with her poor Faye , the rest of the book he was the epitome of swoony, loveable, sweet, vulnerable, but still of course macho badass type of guy LOVED his connection with Miah Overall One of the best KA stories I ve read The journey they both took, Chase to find redemption he doesn t actually need, Faye to embrace his demons and help him heal, it was just beautiful I noticed that this was a bit different concerning the love scenes Different being they were actually love scenes, not just the usuall sex in various poses XD Liked that very much, in a way it connected me to the characters because it was something special I remember when KA was answering questions here at her fan page, someone asked her why her heroes never, and I mean never ever cry She said it would have to be something special And I m glad she did it here Chase had his moment and I cried with him It s nice to see that even the tough alpha male can be vulnerable at times, and that s why I love him even .Favorite scenes Chase and Faye dancing to Drift Away in her appartment 3 Twyla giving relationship advice their first date Faye ranting to her parents about cylons the first time they made love and this was seriously the most beautiful love scene KA has ever written Miah s farewell cried at that one the Darth Vader talk hahahahahaha when Chase finds her in the end 3 epilogue cried at that one too

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    Re read Review September 8 11, 2013 First, I want to thank the lovely ladies who joined me in my re read Dorsey, Tracie, and Suzanne I know others commented, and thank you, too, for sharing your thoughts on the book.Okay I really don t know how I can make anyone understand just how amazing this story is It s not often I ADORE a heroine, but I ADORE Faye Chace Oh, how I love him They re easily one of my top 5 KA couples I don t recall shedding any tears during my first read, but I definitely did during this re read I hope that if you haven t already done so, you ll read this series It s brilliant Original Review Breathe left me breathless Amazing, awesome, wonderful, brilliant, poignant, hopeful, inspirational, passionate, sexy, funny, incredible and totally totally perfect Every chapter, every page, every word Perfect And that s all I can say except to say that you must read this story Clue in you must read it. If you re already a Kristen Ashley addict, or interested in checking out her books, be sure to stop by our Kristen Ashley Addict s Support Group here on Goodreads

  9. says:

    5 stars to start and then for the re read,and for the re read after that. and so on, and so on I would just like to start off by saying that this is one of my favourite Kristen Ashley books to date I have to say to date because each time I read a new KA book, well that one then becomes my new favourite.I would also like to further say that my inner geek was jumping for joy the whole time I was reading this story The fact that I totally got the Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, and Supernatural quips was AWESOME and AMAZING I can t emphasize how much I ADORED Faye I loved her shyness, intellect, wisdom, integrity, loyalty, geekiness, and of course her temperwhen she loses her temper, watch out My two favorite Faye rants are The first When she calls her parents house to talk to her dad, and her mom refuses to put him on the phone Had me in stitches Faye Okay, and just so you know, I m angry but still, if I found you were an unknown model of Cylon, I wouldn t kill you because you re my Mom But I would find you a habitable planet and dump you there I m so angry enough to dump Gaius there with you personally I would have dumped her with Balthazar, but hey to each his own So that tells you just how angry I am at you for not letting me speak my mind to Dad The second When Chace share s his dark with Faye and she gets pissed off at Chace s father on his behalf and compares the situation to Darth Vader and Luke s relationship She then goes on to say, And let s just say it s good I m not a trained Jedi because I d get my light sabre, jump in my T 65 X wing Starfighter and hightail my ass to Aspen and call him out if I was I was literally laughing out loud reading this PRICELESS And then there s Chace Chace s character is tortured and broken He carries the weight of the world on his shoulders His whole life he s associated love protection He sacrifices his life, and his career to protect his mother s fragile mind from his father s discrepancies. until he gets to the point where He can t breathe then he takes a stand for what s right and decides NO MORE The town makes him out as a hero, but inside all he sees are his faults, failures, and his weakness for not doing right from the very start.Faye offers him love, healing, understanding, compassion, acceptance, and most importantly redemption She see s Chace as a hero and a knight in shining armor and She knew when she was 16 years old that Chace would make her heart race, and she saved herself for him and never let go of that feeling at the same time Chace knew when he first saw her in the grocery store shopping with a book in her nose that she was who he wanted Circumstances prevented them from getting together then, but now is there time.Favorite quote I ll let you in on a secret, honey The knight who has serious chinks in his armor but never falls is the true hero That means he s won battles and doesn t waste time polishing his armor so he can good while he rides in parades that are tributes to his glory He just drags himself back on his steed and keeps right on battling And if he s the right kind of knight, he never rides alone The best heroes inspire loyalty The best heroes keep fighting the good fight, tirelessly, quietly The best heroes always have scars If they didn t, the heroine would have nothing to do It s her job to help the hero let all that stuff go in order that her man can be strong enough to fight on but when he s with her he s free to just breathe I LOVED this story, the writing, the characters, and of course the epilogue If your a Kristen Ashley fan or even a fan of kick ass alpha males YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED in this story, and You can take that to the bank Second read April 13 15, 2013better than the first time I paid attention to Chase s character which is TOTALLY amazing , as well as Deck s and I gotta say, Deck s story is going to be friggn HAWT CANNOT WAIT Third read September 6 9, 2013 ..still one of my favorite contemporary romance chick lit stories EVER Fourth read September 4 5, 2017Gawd I forgot how much I adored this book, especially the reference to Aslan.LOVED Chase and Faye One of my favourite books by Kristen Ashley.

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    It was wild Abandoned Rough Wet Intense Fiery Thorough Exquisite Heart pounding Blood singing Soul rocking Life altering.Lucious 6 swoony stars WOW Holy frak That was an incredibly BEAUTIFUL book Love Love LOVED it I have been reduced to a hyperventilating, tear streaked, deliriously happy puddle of goo It was just one swoon drool squee worthy scene after another An absolute GEM Its going on the top fav pile I read a large portion of this book with a huge mega grin plastered on my face, my heart fluttering uncontrollably and barely able to contain my squees BRILLIANT It was KA at her absolute best This book was heart meltingly awesome, off the charts HOT, beautifully emotional and totally PERFECT I wouldn t change one single thing about it It left me breathless and in happy tears This book starts out grittier than the others in this series with the hero on the trail of his ex wife s murderer rapist Regardless of the fact that theirs was a loveless marriage that he was forced into, the thought of what was done to her still makes him sick And that is his general feeling towards life at this point Everyone in it has screwed him over and dumped necessary cruelty on both him and the people around him Then, he crosses paths with Faye, the town s virgin librarian who has had a crush on him since he first came to town when she was 16 She loves her books, her stories and their worlds and is holding out for a hero of her own Over the years, she has seen all the pain and heart ache that Chase has gone through and wants to help him move on.Faye is totally one of us She is not afraid to be herself She loves to read and isn t afraid of showing that She is shy and yet incredibly strong, talks back, is quick, witty and has a huge heart She chats on forums with friends she is very close to but as never met sound familiar anyone lol , she reads swoony books, loves her TV shows and movies seriously, her first word is Frak how can you not love her , and is an utter romantic to the core of her being Definitely one of my top favorite heroines EVER I UTTERLY L.O.V.E.D Chase What a gorgeous character He was absolutely, heart stoppingly incredible Open, tortured, honest, forward, totally Alpha and swoony as all hell with a tender, gentle that that just melted my heart But at the same time with a lot of demons, a lot of anger underneath a hugely strong sense of duty, protectiveness and caring He bent his head towards hers and whispered, Breathe, Faye At first, he was a bit of an ass, but he doesn t want to be and apologizes very quickly He s totally enad with her but also feels like his life was too screwed up and that he lost his shot at true happiness And at the same time, he can t help himself being drawn to her and how quickly she is stealing his heart What s happening Her question was quiet Honey, cast your mind back, he urged gently Two minutes ago I was kissin you, three days ago I was dancin with you You know whats happening And he calls her honey, darlin , baby seriously, its impossible for it not to melt your heart.I just loved that the book starts out from his POV This is a first from any of the 17 KA books I ve read Getting into the hero s head right from the start and being able to understand him and see Faye the way he saw her was incredible.And its clear very early on that they are perfect for each other and they don t really waste time with their relationship They fight it a little at first, but its pretty evident its a battle they are both gonna lose Watching them come together, work together, be together, deal with stuff together, balance each other out was so funtional, beautiful, swoony and HOT I mean really hot Their sex is off the freaking charts hot Everything is very new and extra uber passionate Faye was inexperienced in physical love, and Chase was inexperienced in emotional love and watching them help each other learn and never give up on each other left me breathless Do you love me Yes, I breathed Always Always And seeing such a refreshingly functional couple who may have been dealing with some very serious, painful things but one way or another never let anything come between them just warmed my heart to its core BEAUTIFUL He is so careful with her He knows she s never been with anyone, never been in a relationship before, and he does everything in his power to make her feel safe, comfortable and loved Faye, darlin , I want you to hear this and get it, what you just gave me was the most beautiful thing I ve ever been given inmylifeWith me, anytime, anywhere, you re safe But of the anytime and anyplace you re with me, the place you re safest is right here, in my bedYou can react how you want You can be who you are If I m doin something you don t like, you can stop me Nothin will ever happen in this bed that you ll be uncomfortable with I swear to you, baby You re safe here and you always will be And there is an amazing twist at the end I don t want to say anything but HOLYYYYY When I read it, it gave me chills, had me hyperventilating, crying, shaking, grinning, squeeing I was a mess And I LOVED it Not to mention that this book was chock full of cameos Seeing characters from the previous books all coming together and working, living, helping each other out has me in swoon and squee overload Definitely be sure to start your reading with the first book of this series The Gamble.Chase and Faye s journey was beautiful One of the best I ve read I don t have the words to express properly express how much I loved this book I ll let you in on a secret, honey The knight who has serious chinks in his armor but never falls is the true hero That means he s won battles and doesn t waste time polishing his armor so he can good while he rides in parades that are tributes to his glory He just drags himself back on his steed and keeps right on battling The best heroes inspire loyalty The best heroes keep fighting the good fight, tirelessly, quietly The best heroes always have scars If they didn t, the heroine would have nothing to do It s her job to help the hero let all that stuff go in order that her man can be strong enough to fight on but when he s with her he s free to just breathe And what an epilogue Utterly beautiful and long I love how at the end of these books, you feel 100% completely satisfied The perfect HEA A perfect book Love Love LOVE For of my reviews, visit Aestas Book BlogAnd come join the Aestas Book Blog Facebook Page

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