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"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"---Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author

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 . . .

Publisher: New York : Forever, ©2012.
Edition: First mass-market edition.
Copyright Date: 2014.
ISBN: 9781455599110
Characteristics: 643 pages ;,18 cm.


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BostonPL_LauraB May 23, 2017

I'm a pretty firm believer that romances shouldn't be over 500 pages, and nearly all of Kristen Ashley's are in this series. At time this was frustrating as there was too much detail, but other times I appreciate it because I felt like we truly got to see the couple completely fall in love. Most romance novels, because they have to squeeze the progression of a relationship into 350 pages, skip weeks/months and just tell you that things progressed and they fell more in love. With Breathe, it wasn't something that we needed to be told, we could feel it.

While getting used to her crude men and foul language took a little bit, I eventually got over it and was sucked into this story and appreciated these characters. Very steamy and lovely, and I will definitely be adding more of her books to my list. While I may not always be in the mood to read a tome of a romance, there is undeniable appeal to this series and I'm sure I will be back sooner rather than later.

katbee Mar 03, 2017

I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book but I couldn't get past all the cursing, it was way overdone. I also don't like how the male lead wasn't treating women right. I don't want to wait a mystery amount of pages for him to hopefully change, so I did not finish this one. Maybe I'll try book in another one of Ashley's series.

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