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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Breathe by Sloan Parker

Breathe by Sloan Parker
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (234 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: Best Book
Reviewed by Tuberose

Lincoln McCaw lost everything -- his home, his job, his partner -- after he caused a fatal accident. A year later, he's drowning the guilt and despair in whiskey, but he needs to move on. His sister and her kids are counting on him. Then he meets a man who ignites a passion Lincoln thought he’d never find. Too bad one night is all they can have together. Now he needs to figure out how to turn away from the only person who makes him feel alive…before whoever is sending him threats decides Lincoln needs to suffer more than he already has.

Jay Miller is surrounded by grief and misery until he finally gives in to all those years of sexual fantasies about being with another guy. Realizing he’s ended up in the arms of the man who caused his wife’s accident, he tries to pull away. But how can he give up a friendship he needs more than anything -- a friendship and a love that could save him? He may not have time to make the choice before someone else destroys it all.

This is one of the best books I’ve read since I started reading m/m books. Sloan Parker does it again with her sophomore release. Her characters, Lincoln and Jay, are so well written that you fall in love with them and are cheering them on towards their happily ever after despite the odds against them.

The emotions Linc and Jay go through cover pretty much everything. Have a big box of tissues handy when you read this story. I love the idea that Linc and Jay get together in spite of adversity and the harm Linc caused Jay makes this story truly heartwarming. The feelings these two men go through to work their way to being together is heart wrenching.

The secondary characters in the story are also very well written, whether it is Linc’s sister, niece, nephews, and Paul (his ex) or even Jay’s crazy family as they deal with Jay’s wife’s death. Seeing how Linc and Jay deal with the threats to Linc that started when he was in jail and continue once he is out and all they do for each other is one of the things that make this story so great. The guessing on who the person is goes on throughout most of the story and I think most people will be surprised by who it actually is.

You do not want to miss this AWESOME story about forgiveness and conflict and working through it all to have a happily ever after. I highly recommend Breathe by Sloan Parker and cannot wait to read for the next book.

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