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Breathe by Kristen Ashley is definitely one of my favorites. I love Chase Keaton, and Faye Goodknight reminds me of myself more so than her other Colorado Mountain heroines. Probably because of my bookworm nature. I don’t, however, have the same fascination with sci-fi.
Chase is a man that is dealing with a lot of issues: the death of the wife he never wanted, protecting his mother, and dealing with the clean up of the police department. Faye, on the other hand, doesn’t have many internal issues. She’s very sure of her personality and could just use come more confidence when dealing with men. It’s her desire to help a young boy that enables her to deal with Chase regardless of how mean he could be in the beginning.
Breathe is the one story that kind of depends on its predecessor. If you haven’t read Lady Luck, the subplot of Chase trying to figure out the death of the wife he never wanted/cleaning up the police department may not make complete sense. However, you could definitely still read Breathe on its own.
I love Faye and Chase so much that I’d definitely give the story 5 stars. I adore how they go to such great lengths to take care of that child, and I love how Faye grows in confidence throughout the story. She even learns to stand up to Chase.
One thing to note is that KA has a way of incorporating her titles in the Colorado Mountain series into her stories. In The Gamble, Nina took a gamble on Max. Laurie finally had Sweet Dreams by being with Tate. Lexie found got some luck from Lady Luck with Ty. In Breathe, however, it might have been taken a bit to literal. Although the ending was shocking, the title sure foreshadows what’s to come. (I really loved the cameo by Ally Nightingale.) It is cute though how Chase always has to remind Faye to breathe during good moments.