Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Book Review: The Air He Breathes (Element Series, Book 1)

I begged Matt to get me this series for Christmas, and he did, and I'm just now getting to them. Ahem. At least I'm getting to them! Right??

The Air He Breathes - Brittainy C. Cherry

I was warned about Tristan Cole.

“Stay away from him,” people said.
“He’s cruel.”
“He’s cold.”
“He’s damaged.”

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 you know me at all you know I love a good romance and if the premise is a guy full of angst and in need of saving, and a girl who is the perfect person to save him? I am all in! I'm all in because I am that person who thinks she can save people and yeah.... it doesn't work out well for me ever but I remain hopeful. Ha! 

In this book we have Elizabeth, fresh off the death of her husband in a car crash, leaving her a young widow with a five year old daughter. We have Tristan who is fresh off the death of his wife and child from a car crash (I know what you're thinking and I refuse to confirm or deny). While Elizabeth is pulling herself together and trying to move forward without acknowledging her pain, Tristan has gone off the deep end and has become the town recluse that people make stories about and he's angry.

She hits his dog and they definitely don't hit it off.

But over time things progress and the entire development of their friendship into relationship is just really, really well planned out and you're moving through the book but you don't feel like it's going 0 to 60, which is really nice. You see the destructive behavior of both of them and you feel like you're watching them grow, come apart, and come together again.

Oh, and then we casually add in a nut job that gives us some drama that we don't see coming from anywhere and I loved it because I love some drama to spice up a book. Overall? I'm going to give this one a 4.5 because the only thing I could knock it down with are a couple of cheesy spots and one spot where I thought Elizabeth was being unrealistic and bitchy, but that's me being picky.
This was a purchased book and all thoughts are my own, as usual. I did use some affiliate links in here so if you purchase through them it's no charge to you but I get a couple of cents (literally) and it helps keep this blog going. If you read this one, let me know what you thought- I'm curious to see if anyone has read the rest of the series!

1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I have not read this, but I've heard really good things so I'm glad you ended up liking it too. It sounds like one I'd enjoy!