Review: Breathe by Kristen Ashley

5 Stars

Book Info

Released: July 23, 2012
Series: Colorado Mountain #4
Pages: 554

Chace is now the town hero after helping expose the Carnal PDs corruption, but he doesn’t feel like a hero and he can’t get over the guilt of his wife’s murder. When Faye, a woman he has wanted for years, keeps popping into his life he pushes her away, he doesn’t deserve her after all the things he has done. But after her sweet unpractised kiss and seeing her upset he can no longer resist innocent allure.I have been waiting for Chace Keaton and Faye Goodknight’s book for what seems forever! But it was well worth the wait. From reading the previous books in this series I wanted to know more about Chace, after spending so long pretending to be a dirty cop and trapped in to a sham marriage to a woman he hated I finally wanted to see him getting what he deserved. Faye, the town librarian, shy, quiet, beautiful and has been in love with Chace since she was 16 was not only perfect for him but is one of my favourite heroines. Another reason I love Faye, she CLEARLY has amazing taste, anyone who loves Firefly and Battlestar Gallactica the best programmes EVER is automatically AWESOME.

This book is mainly sweet romance, watching Chace and Faye getting closer and closer, but there is also an ever present threat from the people who had Chace’s wife killed which adds a tiny bit of suspense to the story. And I also have to mention Malachi, the homeless boy they are trying to help, it pulls at all the heart strings and helps bring Chace and Faye together whilst also adds something extra to the story.

I loved this book, it is one of my favourites this year, it has everything I love in a book, a romance I can connect with, some steamy sex and a bit of suspense.

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About Kristen Ashley

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 and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Kathleen O

I have never read any books by this author before, but Kristen Ashley’s Breathe sounds like a good place to start.


Love love love this book. Love this author too and it’s thanks to THIS blog that I started reading her after your review of “Knight” piqued my interest. (Endless thanks to you all for that!)@ Kathleen O: if you start with this book you will MISS OUT on a lot that sets things up and makes this book even better. You might want to start with the first in this series “The Gamble” then the follow ups “Sweet Dreams” and “Lady Luck”. Of course, if you start with “Breathe” you will likely get hooked on Kristen Ashley like so many… Read more »


Great review Suz!