By Sloan Parker
Sex: 2.5 (a little on the light side)
Overall Enjoyment: 4
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.
Breathe is a beautifully sad romantic story about love, forgiveness and redemption. This is a story about falling in love with a person because of who you want to be for them. Lincoln and Jay proved that love could conquer all, even when family gets in the way and the world is just as unforgiving.
I have to say that this story did make me tear up, a little. I did get frustrated with Lincoln for being a dumbass half the time or Jay being so unbelievably trusting. But looking back at how I was at Jays age and how I am now at Lincolns age, I see that their emotions and actions are realistic and it is probably something I would have done in their shoes.