Title: The Air He Breathes
Author: Romance Elements #1
Cover Design: Brittainy C. Cherry
Release Date: September 25, 2015
I was warned about Tristan Cole.
“Stay away from him,” people said.
It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.
But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.
We were both empty.
We were both looking for something else. Something more.
We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.
Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.
“You know that place in between nightmares and dreams? The place where tomorrows never come and yesterdays don’t hurt anymore? The place where your heart beats in sync with mine? The place where time doesn’t exist, and it’s easy to breathe? I want to live there with you.”
This book! I have no words. You know how there are just some books that move you? They give you so many feels. They become a part of you and just consume you. You know, that book makes you want to do nothing else, but read that book? It’s that good, that it seems like time doesn’t exist? Well, for me, this is that book.
From the moment I started this book, I was pulled in. I was a goner. That prologue totally did me in and I had to read more. The Air He Breathes is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Tristan and Elizabeth. Tristan and Elizabeth are two lost souls who are no strangers to loss. They are both trying to just take one day, one moment at a time. Tristan is the man that the whole town is afraid of. He has the nickname of the town asshole and doesn’t do much to prove people wrong. Elizabeth is the first person in a long time to actually see past what Tristan is putting out there. As time goes on, the two of them bond over those that they’ve lost. For a while, it’s easy to pretend, until real feelings become involved. The road to HEA for Elizabeth and Tristan is not an easy one. It is one that is filled with many obstacles, insecurities and twists that I don’t think anyone saw coming.
The Air He Breathes is beautifully written and at times heart-breaking. Tristan and Elizabeth’s story was so real, so moving. It was exactly what a second chance romance should be. Their story filled me with hope and showed that it was ok to love again and it was ok to move on; that there is light amongst the darkness. And the writing. Gosh, the writing. It was captivating. It was so beautiful and at times just made my heart so full. I mean with lines like these: “You don’t have to be good all the times. It’s okay to be hurt sometimes. It’s okay to feel lost like you’re wandering around in the dark. It’s the bad days that makes the good ones so much better.” or “If love was a moment, this would be where it existed.” or even “Sometimes the hardest part of existing without your loved ones was remembering how to breathe.” I was just lost in the words…..
This review is really hard for me to write because I just have no words. I don’t feel that I possess the right words to do this book the justice that it deserves; to make you understand just how amazing this read is. This book was so special. I could really tell just how much heart and soul the author put into it. For me, this book really touched my heart. I have never experienced loss the way that these two characters have, but their story, it captured my heart and really made me feel things. It’s one of those stories that I know will stay with me for a very long time.
If you’ve been thinking about reading this book, I highly recommend that you do. You will not be disappointed. This book will take you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. It will make you feel. It will touch your heart. It will give you hope. It will make you fall in love and believe in second chances. I don’t know what else to say other than I Loved This Book!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via Give Me Books Promotions, in exchange for an honest review*
Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing–poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she’s not running a million errands and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her adorable pets.