Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fighting to Breathe by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Fighting to Breathe by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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 breathe. 

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      I love Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Until series, and was very excited to read this book. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. My main problem was the length of the book. It was a lot shorter than I expected and that really sped up the story, not giving me enough time to get into it.
I felt like there was little insight into the characters. We knew about Lea and Austin’s feelings and emotions from what had happened to them but there was barely a chance for character development beyond that. Although, from what I got, I really did like the characters, but a little more about them would have nice. 

     I have read enough romance novels to know that a good romance has to progress at the right pace, not too fast or too slow. In this book, it seemed like one minute they were distant and in the next chapter they were having hot, passionate sex. I get that they had a past, but I think 15 years apart requires time to get back together. The passion and chemistry was all there, but there wasn’t enough emotional connection needed for the type of relationship that was intended.

     From this review, you would think I would rate this book one star or less. But even with all the things I didn’t like about book, the Aurora Rose Reynolds’ writing is so good, that I still recommend this book to people who are looking for a quick and light beach read.