ARC Review: With Every Breath by Lia Riley

Posted January 13, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: With Every Breath by Lia Riley
With Every Breath
by Lia Riley

3.5 Stars


Released: December 29th 2015
Series: Wanderlust #1
Published by Forever
Narrator: Helen Wick, Paul Fox
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Pages: 288
Format: Audiobook

“As much as their story was entertaining, I can’t say there’s something about either of the characters that stands out too much.  It was a fun read, but also quite angsty.”
~ Under the Covers

I have read Lia Riley in the past and I found the stories in those books a bit too immature for my taste.  But since that’s probably a genre thing more so than author, I decided to pick this book up because I thought the setting and the premise sounded really interesting.

I found a few things.  I enjoyed this book a lot more than I did the previous work I read by her.  I usually dislike, and I mean DISLIKE, insta love and this book was portrayed as that.  However, the way it’s developed was a bit more gradual going from insta-lust to yeah quickly insta-love.  But it didn’t bother me.  Shocking!  These are all good points.

But on the not so good part, the things I was expecting to see in this story which originally attracted me to the subject (like actually Patagonia and having the setting be more active in the story) were missing.  I feel as if this story could’ve been set in just about any other mountain somewhere as there is very little attention given to that and to me it was a missed opportunity to add another layer to the story.

Our main characters Auden, the heroine, is a journalist working for a an outdoor lifestyle and sports magazine.  She was recently hired and she has no life experiences in the great outdoors to wow her bosses with.  So she makes up this trip to the Patagonia in order to write a great story that will give her the push she needs in her new job.  With zero experience, she stumbles into one of the best in the sport, Rhys, who is also a man with a dark past as it’s believed that he cut his brother’s cord during a climb and left him for dead.  He would be her perfect story!

As much as their story was entertaining, I can’t say there’s something about either of the characters that stands out too much.  It was a fun read, but also quite angsty.  And for all the leading up to the end, the quick resolution was a bit anti-climatic for me.

I hope if this develops in a series, that we get to explore more of the locations where our characters find themselves.

Favorite Quote:

“With every breath, with every touch, his kiss carves.  When he’s finished, my landscape will be forever changed.” 



About Lia Riley

Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult Romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling fourex with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments. A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. She and her family live mostly in Northern California.


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Thanks for the review francesca


Thanks Francesca

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

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