Posted in Cherrie Lynn, Erotica

Breathe Me In (#2.5) – Cherrie Lynn

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Their worlds collided in Leave Me Breathless. Now see how the sparks first flew for Ghost and Macy…

She knew he was trouble from the moment she first laid eyes on him, but that doesn’t stop Macy from taking a wild ride with Ghost when he invites her along. Something about him intrigues her. Just by hanging out with him, though, she’s drawn into a scandal she doesn’t see coming and faces a decision that might alienate him and several people she holds dear.

Timing is everything…and theirs couldn’t be more off.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a short prequel to Leave Me Breathless that takes place during the events of Rock Me. It’s not meant to stand alone.

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My Review

Breathe Me In is a prequel to the book Rock Me and sets the story for Leave Me Breathless. If you have read Rock Me then you will know that Macy – Candace’s friend and Ghost – Brian’s friend had a bit of a fumble in the back of his car. The details of that certain event is something we do not know about, hence why Cherrie Lynn has been kind enough to let us in and let us know exactly what happened that night.

This review is going to be short but sweet. Leave Me Breathless is my favourite book of the ‘Ross’ series. Although Ghost is no relation to the ‘Ross’ family, he is Brian’s best friend and has known him for years. The prequel starts with Seth’s POV. There is something about Macy that hes attracted to. He doesn’t know what, but it started when Candace and her walked through the tattoo parlours door (Back in Rock Me) and he found her beautiful. He knows shes intrigued by him too; by the way she was watching him.

Macy had a back accident a few years ago and so the once carefree girl now plays it safe, in life and in love. She is a strong, independent woman but she has all these feelings coming to the surface for Ghost and she doesn’t want it, but she does at the same time. She has this love/hate relationship with herself. Shes as intrigued by Ghost and so when they swap numbers and begin to spend time together, there is definitely something there between them.

Over the course of the book, we watch Macy and Ghost become friends. They only seem to hang out after dark, talking in his or her car, going for drives, talking on the phone and texting and yano, the one scene we have all been dying to know about! The sex in the car between the two of them.

Macy was the instigator of that certain scene. YES MACY! But she has a spunk to her, a spark and although we know about her worries for Candace being with Brian, she is trying to make herself live life, stop being boring and although she doesn’t want to be attracted to Ghost, she is and hes the perfect person to help her live her life.

Rock Me should be read first, as Breathe Me In overlinks with that book, as some scenes are added and expanded from Ghost and Macy’s POVs. We see more of Candace and Brian’s relationship, and we see the friendship and flirtiness of Ghost and Macy.

I was just expecting Cherrie to give us the car scene and that be it…how wrong was i? We see so much more to Ghost and Macy’s relationship. We see it blossom over time, we see their chemistry and we see their turmoil. BUT the car sex, by god that was hot, like seriously hot. How can Macy just walk away from that? I wouldn’t let him go at all.

The ending has made me re-read Leave Me Breathless straight away and dive back into the story of Ghost and Macy, reading their journey once more. I can’t get enough of Ghost, he is the ultimate babe. Where can I find him and his sexiness and his potty mouth?

The ending isn’t a happy one, but it leads you straight into Leave Me Breathless, so if you haven’t read this series yet, what are you waiting for? You will definitely love the Ross Siblings and the heroines and of course, all the steamy sex that is featured along with the great storylines. Get reading them now!

 

Posted in New Adult, Suspense

Breathe Into Me – Amanda Stone

16222687Synopsis Eighteen year-old Kelsey Rien is more than ready to leave her past behind her. Wanting nothing more than to walk into a room without everyone knowing the horrific details of an event that changed her life six years ago, she vows to concentrate on school and make something of herself. But then she meets Kane Riley – the local bad boy. Kane’s reputation is far from perfect, but is there more to him than what everyone else sees? Kelsey soon learns that you can’t run from your past, no matter how hard you try. When her nightmares find her once again, Kelsey must find the courage to face the demons that have been haunting her and save the people she loves most. 4 / 5 Stars add-to-goodreads-button3 ——————————————————–
My Review

Six years ago, something horrific happened in Kelsey Rien’s life. It changed her world upside down and changed who she was. As it would anyone who went through what she did.

For those six years, she has wanted nothing more than to just walk into a room and not have people know her history. Now eighteen, she and her best friend Jesse leave their small town behind and leave for college, away to a state where no one knows her and she can try to leave the past behind.

She never expected to meet Kane Riley, the resident bad boy. His reputation is anything but perfect yet there is more to him that meets the eye that has Kelsey intrigued by him. He’s nothing like his bad boy persona, yet everything still thinks he is. Has Kane really changed? He has some demons he’s fighting too.

Still battling her demons and her nightmares, Kelsey realizes she can’t run from the past, but opening up to Kane is the first step. But when her demon’s come to haunt her, she must face up to them and save the people she loves the most.

I had been waiting months for Breathe Into Me to be released. When I saw the cover on Goodreads it was an instant add to my TBR list and bad boys and tattoos and piercings always get my vote. The synopsis made me want to read it too. I like a bit of mystery wrapped up in books, so I really wanted to know what Kelsey’s past was so I had some theories.

I read this book over two days – mainly because I had to go to inductions for my new job, but I really did not want to put it down. I was hooked with the plot, with the characters and just with the book in general. Amanda Stone developed the story nicely, along with the characters, which you see journey throughout the book into better versions of themselves – due to being in love and growing up over the weeks. She has me laughing, smiling, crying and kindle throwing (throughout certain events throughout the book which frustrated me and of course, had me panicking over what was going to happen).

Although there are many books with the same storyline, it was a cute read with college characters falling in love, dealing with heartbreak with a terrible past added into the mix, but overall, I really did enjoy the book!

We first meet Kelsey when she is moving into her college dorm with her best friend Jessie. It’s a chance at a fresh start away from her past. We don’t find out until a few chapters in but there are hints about what happened to her those six years ago that changed her from the out-going little girl she was to a shy and reserved teenager. She has gone through so much. She feel guilty and although it wasn’t her fault, she harbours this guilt always.

One trip to get some lunch and everything changes. She catches eyes with a pair of grey eyes and from then she can’t stop thinking of them. It helps that the guy is friends with the guy her best friend is seeing later that night.

After that night, Kane and Kelsey become friends. They spend every day together, hanging out, doing work, generally becoming best friends until one night when it all changes. Kane has never seen Kelsey in anything dressy so when the four of them head to the club he works out, he’s stunned. Kelsey is simply stunning and Kane can’t hold back his feelings for her anymore. She’s consumed his every thought and he wants her.

Things are going great for Kane and Kelsey. They have both bared their souls to each other, they love one another greatly and spend all their time together until one night, everything goes wrong and Kelsey gets her heart broken even when it wasn’t Kane’s fault.

Battling heartbreak, even more drama occurs for Kelsey and when it’s a battle of life or death for her and her loved ones, she will do whatever she can to make sure they live.

Kelsey was a delicate character in the beginning. You could see the guilt pouring off her, for what, we did not know yet. She was shy to an extent; she didn’t like ‘putting herself’ out there even though she wanted to be the girl she used to be. You really do feel sorry for Kelsey. Her past has overtaken her life – throwing nightmares at her during the night at times, so she relives that one moment that changed her.

But throughout the book, we see her change; her friendship with Jessie and her friendship with Kane are both factors of this change. We see her turn back into the girl she was, the strong, playful, loving girl. We see her open up her past to Kane which took courage and trust. We see her think of the ‘best’ parts of her past which in turns makes her get a tattoo in memory of that one memory she tells us about. (Hint, it’s on the book cover)

I applaud Kelsey for the journey she took throughout this book. She learned to trust, learned to open up and learned to love and be loved. Although she still harboured the guilt, in time she began to realize that none of what happened was her fault. She has a strength to her that took over her in the end and although that was the past that made me panicky, I am glad that she let go of her past for good and did what she did. So kudos Kelsey.

Now Kane. Before he met Kelsey he had a rep. Love ‘em and leave ‘em rep. But this was his way of dealing with the guilt he had racked up inside of him too. Then one day he just flipped and decided he didn’t want to be that way anymore. Didn’t want to drink, do drug or sleep with numerous women whom he didn’t give a rat’s ass about.

He really didn’t have a bad boy rep if I’m being honest. He was the sweetest guy around. He changed himself for the better, even if he was protective around Kelsey; it was due to never feeling this way before. All these feelings he had, they were new to him and it was pretty lush to watch him fall in love with Kelsey. To want to be the one for her. He’s had his struggles too, he has guilt over his past too, but he bears his past to Kelsey too and in turn, they learn to trust and try to not let their demon’s get to them.

I love that Kelsey and Kane both let one another in. Their relationship was cute and I loved the trust and love they had for one another. It was instant, their attraction was undeniable and it was just perfect for them to be with each other. It was sweet and the things Kane told Kelsey, I just wanted to sweep him up into a hug and keep him for myself, plus I wanted to kiss his lips! Pierced lip is hot…I should know, I used to have my lip pierced 😉

I have to say, my favourite part was when they first had sex. I know, I know, but it was like the perfect scene. It was the perfect time for them to consummate their relationship (HAHA) and it was all Kelsey’s doing, Kane didn’t pressure her or anything and he was so careful and loving with her that he made it that much special for her. I was smiling like an idiot over that scene. I just loved the connection they had and the love for one another for them to take it to the next level.

Although there are quite a few questions that I would love to have answered, I am still giving this book 4 stars. I did enjoy it and I love a tattooed boy, as you should all know by now. If you are looking for a cute college romance, with broken characters with a past that they eventually try to get over together, then Breath Into Me is the book for you.

Mentioned above, I love the bald, tattooed drummer that is Jesse. Growing up with a drunk of a father who used to beat him until Jesse was old enough to fight back, protecting Emmie along with his band mates was the only thing that mattered. Making sure she was safe, especially when the band became famous. Nothing mattered more than Emmie.

Jesse really is a brilliant character. He loves unconditionally, hes strong yet he’s gentle, hes confident and cocky but he never really uses his famous status, more content on being grounded and just basking in the love that all this band mates and Emmie share together.

As everyone in the band, he has a past. He’s never really had anyone who he has felt ‘more’ with apart from Emmie, but he’s just her best friend, so when he hears and meets Layla for the first time, its like a shock to the system. He can’t get this girl out of his head. He just needs her, needs to be with her and have her. It was so nice to see Jesse this way; to find someone who he wants to be with, to pursue romantically because he and Layla had this sizzling chemistry right from the start. As much as she told herself to stay away, she couldn’t, and Jesse was adamant on having her. Their pull just overtook them both and they just had to be together.

I loved how he (and the group) took Layla’s sisters under their wings, treating them with care and love. It was perfect to see this band, who love music and don’t care for the famous status to embrace three new characters into their dynamic and love them unconditionally too.

Jesse really would do anything to make Layla happy – even when they had a tipping point during parts of the book – but in the end, Jesse loved Layla with everything. You will find out just how much throughout the book ;).

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Books I’m excited to read part 1.

There are so many book that are coming out this year that I am SUPER excited for and I know many of you will be anticipating the release of them too!

So because of my excitement, I thought I’d make a post to show you which books I cannot wait to read; the books that I have pre-ordered on Amazon so they will instantly be on my Kindle that very day they are out.

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1. Walking Disaster – Jamie Mcguire.

April 2nd 2013.

Now I know this book is one EVERYONE is dying to get their hands on, me being one of them. We all need bad boy Travis Maddox back in our lives asap, and I cannot wait to get stuck into Travis’s story and POV. I bloody loved Beautiful Disaster and I know I’m going to love this book too!

 

 

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2. Down London Road – Samantha Young

May 7th 2013.

After falling in love with Braden and Joss in On Dublin Street, its now Joss’s work buddie’s turn to have a book. We find out a bit of Johanna Walker’s back story in ODS but now its her story being told. I can’t wait to read this book and see more of Braden and Joss…if they are mentioned at some point to see how they are doing. Other than that, I am so excited to get my hands on this book!

 

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3. Entwined with You – Sylvia Day

4th June 2013

I cannot wait to get more Gideon! Oh how I have missed him so! Enough said!

 

 

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4. Wethering The Storm – Samantha Towle

20th August 2013

YAY More Tru and Jake! I loved The Mighty Storm and Tru and Jake’s story. WTS will be a continuation of their story and I for one, am stocked to read more about them. They are awesome characters and awesome together.

 

 

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5. Crush – Nicole Williams

23rd April 2013

I absolutely loved Crash and Clash and I cant wait for more Jude and Lucy. The past two books, they have gone through so much together and have annoyed me at times and made me squeal too, but they get through everything and i know Crush will bring everything together and end them off perfectly.

 

 

 

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6. The Forever of Ella and Micha – Jessica Sorensen

22nd October 2013

I have been waiting MONTHS for this book to be out. After reading The Secret of Ella and Micha, and reading comments about the release date, I truly thought it was out last year, but it wasn’t! I was disappointed but now we have a firm date, i am counting down the months haha! I was hooked on Ella and Micha’s story and cant wait to see how their life pans out for them in this book!

7.  Everything for Us – M. Leighton

3ed September 2013.

YES! More bad boys! More Cash, more Olivia and now it’s Marissa’s story – Liv’s cousin. If you’ve read the other two books,  Down To You and Up To Me then you will have fallen for Cash Davenport. But since its Marissa’s story including a rather sexy bad boy, who was in Up To Me, I seriously cannot wait for September to roll around for more sexy, dangerous bad boys to be in my life!

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8. Music of the Heart – Katie Ashley

25th March 2013

As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew that I had to get this book when it comes out. It has rockstars and romance…my kinda book! So looking forward to downloading and reading this. Knowing my luck, I’ll be getting a new book boyfriend as well!

 

 

 

 

9. One Tiny Lie – K.A Tucker

11th June 2013

I LOVED Ten Tiny Breathes and now we get Livie’s story – Kacey’s sister. I loved reading and getting to know her in the first book, so I am super happy and excited she gets her own book. Hope that K.A Tucker includes Kacey and Trent in this book too. Love to see where they are at together.

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10. Breathe Into Me – Amanda Stone

11th June 2013

I stumbled across this book on Goodreads and I instantly thought how good it looked. I love books like this where there is a past that the girl doesn’t want out and she just wants to concentrate on something else but then a boy comes along – a bad boy who acts bad but is really a sweetheart – and makes the girl see that running away isn’t good and that she must find the courage to step up and fight the demons that hare haunting her. That is basically the synopsis, but it sounds so freaking good!!

 

These are my ten books I seriously want out now and it’s only part 1. I shall be doing Part 2 pretty soon.

If you want to find out more about these books, click the titles and they will take you to the Goodreads page of the books.

Are any of these books on you TRL?