Published by BCherry Books on September 25, 2015
Pages: 350 pages
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
***Each book is a complete standalone with different characters. The connecting factor with the four novels in the series is each book is based off of one of the four elements: air, water, earth, and fire.***
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.
❝If love was a moment, this would be where it existed.❞
This book was extraordinary! It was an evocative exploration of anger, hurt, love, self-discovery and starting anew! The Air He Breathes is most definitely a TOP READ OF THE YEAR! It is everything I look for in a book and more.
A second chance romance between two broken souls who learn to breathe again when they find each other. Life isn’t fair, it is often brutal. It has the ability to rip you to shreds and leave you damaged and empty. Brittainy Cherry reminds us that there is happiness through all the pain, all we have to do is live each day taking one breath at a time. And sometimes, we are gifted with the ability to see beyond ourselves, to see the pain in others. And in doing so, we get a little bit stronger when we help others through their pain.
Elizabeth and Tristan have experienced tragedies that leave them lost and in a state of despair. Tristan has turned into the town asshole and Elizabeth is holding her life together for the sake of her child. A chance encounter brings Tristan into Elizabeth and her daughter – Emma’s life. Liz begins to see beyond his callous demeanor and see the man behind the beard.
❝Lonely often recognizes lonely.❞
Tristan slowly learns to hate less, and allow himself to live again.
❝But then you came, and I started to remember what it felt like to exist.❞
His lips lay against mine, and my heartbeats sped up. His voice was giving me chills.
❝It’s easier with you❞
❝What’s easier with me?❞
For me, a great story-teller weaves their secondary characters in the story in such a way that they feel like YOUR friends, family, enemies. You forget they are a part of the story as they become the story. Faye’s character was an excellent example of this.
❝Did he use his tongue? Did he growl? Was he shirtless? Did he motorboat you? Did you touch his abs? Did you lick his sharp jaw? Is he the size of a horse? Did you giddy up? Did you find his Nemo? Did you Grace his Frankie? Did you Justin his Timberlake?❞
Not just the best friend to Liz, she was the comic relief to the tragedy, thereby lending some levity to this tale. Of course there was also the ever adorable Emma. Could there be a more perfect child character?
In August of, 2014, I purchased Loving Mr. Daniels and in August of 2015, I purchased Art & Soul and I have yet to read them. After reading The Air He Breathes, I realize what a mistake I made, because Brittainy Cherry’s writing is captivating, beautiful, and authentic. She is truly a gifted story-teller. 6 Stars!