Breathe Me In by Lex Valentine
Publisher: Pink Petal Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (83 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe
Life is good for vampire Wilson North. His family left him well off. His job as an estate attorney is prestigious, well paying, and non-demanding. He’s gay and out and never had any issues being either. In fact, until the day he ended up beneath his car, bleeding out and only a few pints of blood from a sure trip to the Afterworld, life had never been a challenge.
When Will meets his destiny in the form of an enigmatic Magia named Garrick Forrester he finds the challenge of his life. Garrick’s gay but doesn’t live an openly gay life. Instead, he hides his nature behind his ownership of a BDSM club. The two men instantly know they are mates, but that doesn’t smooth the path to their bonding. Garrick wants Will but threats from his past convince him that the only way to protect his lover is to leave him. Shocked by Garrick’s ability to walk away, Will struggles to understand why his mate doesn’t want him. For the first time in Will’s life, something isn’t easy and he must fight for what he needs or give up his chance for happiness.
Drawn together by destiny. Torn apart by self-doubts and fear. Two men on the cusp of a dream must set aside the lives they’ve always lived for a chance at a new and brilliant future.
How can someone live after finding their mate and abruptly losing him, all within a short period of time? Would you fight for your love or would you let it slip through your fingers? After a near death experience Wilson North realizes that he cannot continue to live his life as he has been doing. When he meets his mate his world is turned upside down. Garrick and Wilson are wonderful together but Garrick has fears and secrets that pull the two apart. After a great week of being together things make a turn in the wrong direction. Out of the blue Garrick announces that he is leaving and that Wilson must go on without him but Wilson is not ready to give up on his mate and follows Garrick to find his secrets.
Breathe Me In is another great installment to the Darkworld series. Wilson North is a great character and I am happy to see that he finds a mate and gets his story told. Garrick and Wilson make a wonderful couple. Always there for one another and so full of love for each other. I loved seeing Wilson come into himself and fight for Garrick. Garrick may love Wilson but he is afraid and thinks the best way to protect Wilson is to leave him. Garrick is a strong man who finds his life and emotions in upheaval win he meets Wilson. Their story is a great romance that kept me enthralled and turning those pages all the way to the end.
Full of great characters and strong emotions this book takes you on an emotional roller coaster. I loved the ride that this author takes the reader on in this book and cannot wait for the next book to come out.