Fighting to Breathe by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Shooting Stars #1
Also in this series: Wide Open Spaces, One Last Wish
Published by Self-published on July 6th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Lea Lamb and Austin Wolf were young when they fell in love. They never imagined the future could hold anything other than together-forever.
When Lea’s father dies in a tragic fishing accident, she's crushed under the weight of her grief and catches a glimpse of another type of future, one she knows she's not strong enough to face.
Austin is angry. For the past fifteen years, he's believed the woman he loved with every ounce of his soul left him without so much as a backwards glance. When Lea unexpectedly returns to their hometown, all the years of heartache inside Austin bubbles to the surface and presents itself as blinding rage.
Faced with the truth about the past, a newly discovered secret, these former lovers will learn that if they want to have any chance at the future they’d given up on all those years ago, they will have to rescue one another from drowning in pain so debilitating it will leave them both fighting to breath.
I know when I want a feel good story, that Ms. Reynolds’ books will almost always hit the right spot. I could go so far as calling them my comfort books and Fighting To Breathe was no exception.
Lea and Austin’s story felt a bit more on the emotional side than the Until series and I really enjoyed this.
Lea is forced back to her hometown after a failed marriage because her mother is ill View Spoiler »this is not mentioned in the blurb but it could be a trigger for some, so you should know that Lea’s mother dies of cancer « Hide Spoiler it’s the first time she is back after leaving the love of her life behind. Austin is not a happy camper with Lea’s return at first, but some feelings are undeniable and true love can’t be stopped.
As I said, Fighting to Breathe hit the spot just right for me. It was a freezing day and I was fighting a cold, so this sweet, lovely story was just what I needed.
I will say that I think Ms. Reynolds should find a new editor or at least a few more serious beta readers as I found more than a few really silly editing mistakes. You can excuse these kinds of errors for so long, so I’m taking half a star for them. They were really, really easy to spot, and I’m not a native English speaker.
Rating: 3.5 Big Bad Wolf Stars
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