Breathe (Colorado Mountain Series #4)

Breathe (Colorado Mountain Series #4)

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by Kristen Ashley
     
 

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"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"—-Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author

There's nothing like the first time . . .

In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town's quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal's last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable.

Overview

"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"—-Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author

There's nothing like the first time . . .

In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town's quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal's last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. She's resigned to live contentedly with only her books for company-until Faye suddenly meets Chace alone in the woods . . .

Chace doesn't think he's the good guy everyone believes him to be. He's made a lot of choices he regrets, including denying his feelings for Faye. Through his choices, he's come to believe the pretty librarian is too good for him, but after their time in the woods, Chace realizes that she may be his last chance for redemption. Soon, their long simmering desires grow to a burning passion. Yet always casting a shadow over their happiness is Chace's dark past . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
06/23/2014
Ashley reacquaints readers with the small town of Carnal, Colo. in her fourth Colorado Mountains contemporary (after Lady Luck). Faye Goodknight, the shy yet beautiful town librarian, has long admired the recently widowed Chace Keaton, a police detective. As Chace gets to know the virginal librarian, he realizes that her pure soul may be the balm that might heal his tortured heart. The romance between the hardened cop and the quiet bookworm is rich with angst and a plethora of sizzling love scenes. Ashley’s characterization of Faye will resonate with readers as they discover that the woman who has been quietly saving herself for the right man is a multidimensional character with hidden depths. With the addition of a healthy dose of mystery surrounding the murder of Chace’s wife, Ashley has created the perfect escapist fare. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
"Ashley delivers a deeply emotional second installment of the Chaos contemporary romance series (after Own the Wind)... Punctuated by blistering-hot sex scenes and fascinating glimpses into the tough world of motorcycle clubs, this romance also delivers true heart and emotion, and a story that will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Fire Inside"

I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"—Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author"

Kristen Ashley's books are addicting!"—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author"

[Kristen] Ashley captivates."—Publishers Weekly"

With Brock's raw side contrasted with Tess's innocence, Wild Man delivers a passionate, opposites-attract romance."—Patricia Smith, Booklist"

There is something about them [Ashley's books] that I find crackalicious."—Kati Brown, DearAuthor.com"

I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes... my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when her my heart (I mean... her heart) would break." (On Motorcycle Man)—Maryse's Book Blog, Maryse.net

Patricia Smith - Booklist
"With Brock's raw side contrasted with Tess's innocence, Wild Man delivers a passionate, opposites-attract romance."
Kati Brown - DearAuthor.com
"There is something about them [Ashley's books] that I find crackalicious."
Maya Banks
"I adore Kristen Ashley's books!"
Maryse's Book Blog - Maryse.net
"I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes... my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when her my heart (I mean... her heart) would break." (On Motorcycle Man)
Jill Shalvis
"Kristen Ashley's books are addicting!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455599110
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Series:
Colorado Mountain Series , #4
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
76,112
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake.

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

You can learn more at:
KristenAshley.net
Twitter @KristenAshley68
Facebook.com/kristenashleybooks

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Breathe 4.4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 148 reviews.
kcm_77 More than 1 year ago
Once again I don't know how she does it. Once I start one of Kristen books I don't want to put it down. I was sad when I finished, last one in the Series. Faye was charming and Chase was the perfect dream guy. Out of all the Mountian men I have to say Tate and Lauren story is my favorite (Sweet Dreams) I have read it twice. lol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the characters in this book and series. They are strong, real, and I love their stories. I have finished this series and have started another, and will probavly end up reading everything by this author. Wish i had found this author sooner. I fell in love with the characters and couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHAT A GREAT BOOK! . Couldnt put it down. 1221 pages for $4
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen Ashley has done it again!!! Only suggestion, read the whole series!!! It's like a piece of candy.. you cant have just one!!!
rmcrms5 More than 1 year ago
This one is tied for favorite in this series, partly because I can relate to the geekiness that is Faye. Chace is so freaking yummy! Their story breaks your heart, makes you cry, makes you laugh. I loved that backbone of steel Faye showed time and again that she was the right woman to stand beside Chace through life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my 4th book by this writer. Just read the part where "Miah" called the hero Aslan. Got tears rolling down my face. To use your own colorful, but surprisingly eloquent vernacular, Ms. Ashley, you are "the s__t"!!
RobynC More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the characters in this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, i would recommend it to everyone..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed, I cried what a great series i can not wait for the next book in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series and i think Chase and Faye are awesome. My favorite is Gamble but this is must read. KA wriresthe best alpha males. Love her!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this romance and action story. Chase was such a wonderful hero. I cried at several points in the book.Kristen Ashley makes the characters so real.Bonus...... Ally and Ren appear from the Rock Chic series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just gets better and better , the only complaint is i lose sleep because you just got to finish it and the epilogues are the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story so much. It was definitely fast pased & I laughed out loud. Allot. And I cried cow tears. Allot. Good ones too tho. It was the dang ending that was so outta seqence I kinda lost the flavor of it. The one that had me hiped up to get back to it or just not put it down. Wished it had been played out more like the rest of this great book. I wudnt have taken more than 20 pages at the most. Go for it hbo. You're goin to love Chase & Faye, the old & new people you'll meet in Carnel! ! ! Rhop15
Anonymous 7 months ago
Of Ashley's series, this one is hit or miss. A little too contrived at times, intensity in men of few words, women who aren't smart enough or self aware, though having the appearance of such. Love these books for their pictorials, which Ashley does better than most authors. I feel I know these mountains but know if I showed up, a woman, on my Harley Road King at Bubba's, I don't think it would be quite as welcoming. This Mama don't sit on the back of any man's bike; I ride my own. It is a pretty huge shortcoming in all of my reading in chick lit/soft porn that women have inner strength but no outward strength save a thing for big engines in cages that their men won't let them drive if the man is in the car. I have read and enjoyed hundreds of these books, and sadly, this one is average and no better on the strength or character of her women or men.
suckerforromance 8 months ago
I liked this book, but I agree with previous reviewer that Sweet Dreams is my favorite between the two I also agree with another reviewer that there is alot of explicit sex-I felt the story started getting lost in that (and I do enjoy steamy romance). And for has much as i enjoyed both books, the language is just too much--especially all the JC's and F's all strung together. I can't deal with that. Love alpha males, but they can still be strong, hot hero protectors without all the EXCESSIVE language.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Another great book by KA. The men are alpha, and the sex is HOT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a Hugh fan of her. While this was not my favorite of her books or in this series it was still an amazing book. I can't wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovvveee kristin ashley books but this one was a big bust! At first I was into it. But towards the end it was so boring and just dragged on. Its never ending. I was so bored I couldnt finish it.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Breathe is the fourth installment in Kristen Ashley's contemporary romance/romantic suspense series titled: Colorado Mountain. Breathe is classic Kristen Ashley- sexy, sweet, suspenseful, funny, and heartwarming. The characters are interesting and relatable, their romance is seriously hot, their personal struggles pull at your emotions, and their motivation to do good just makes you want to jump in the book and help. The suspense element is also classic Kristen Ashley, which is a good thing. By this point in the series, you know it's coming and that knowledge just puts you that much more on the edge of your seat wondering when. If you haven't yet tried this series, I do recommend it. The books are long, but the stories somehow stay fast-paced which makes the length bearable. If you're an audio gal, the audiobooks are well-done- I've personally listened to all of the books up to this point. Check it out! My favorite quote: “I'll let you in on a secret, honey. The knight who has serious chinks in his armor but never falls is the true hero. That means he's won battles and doesn't waste time polishing his armor so he can look good while he rides in parades that are tributes to his glory. He just drags himself back on his steed and keeps right on battling. And if he's the right kind of knight, he never rides alone. The best heroes inspire loyalty. The best heroes keep fighting the good fight, tirelessly, quietly. The best heroes always have scars. If they didn't, the heroine would have nothing to do. It's her job to help the hero let all that stuff go in order that her man can be strong enough to fight on but when he's with her he's free to just 'breathe'.”
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
Simply amazing. Beautiful story. I was pulled in from the start and felt it all. Excellent writing, flow, and development. Rich, detailed characters full of depth. All of it, from beginning to end was so great. Passion, emotion, drama, bits of humor, lots of hotness... it was just this well thought out story and I was completely lost to it. I adored Faye. I loved her. Her unyielding strength and care for others. That unconditional love that just made your heart feel full. I think Chase might be one of my favorite Kristen Ashley heroes. His sweetness wrapped up in protectiveness was amazing. I loved their story of coming together, their battling of demons and growth. It was sweet, funny, heart felt, and intense.. and super hot! There was a great cast of characters from other stories involved and I loved how they were connected. I thoughts they were integrated well. All the different players really helped round everything out. There was another story connected to what was happening between Faye and Chase and it was wonderful to read. I thought it had a very powerful message and found it really touching. Love how it all played out! Solid beginning, middle, and end. The epilogue was perfect. I cried. I cried several times actually. I was so pulled in, feeling the relationships and hardships, the drama, I can't help but be emotional invested. I had a ton of questions, things that carried over from other books and I was thrilled to get closure. Kristen Ashley is a favorite of mine. I have never been disappointed, ever. I know what I'm going to get and its always spot in. Excellent story, development, and characters that I can get lost in. She always makes me feel something and I am always hooked. I cannot say enough good things.
Lindz50 More than 1 year ago
OV_Hemi_Girl More than 1 year ago
Shew! Another book by KA that will have you eager to see what happens next. Realistic story lines and characters are her "calling". KA: You're doing it right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So this is the 4th book. I didn't get emotional like in the other 3 books. I really love this series however it's almost like reading the same book over and over....couple hooks up...man breaks her heart....woman is kidnapped...man loses his mind....rescues woman...they live happily ever after. I so live reading Kristen Ashley. She is brilliant and evokes so much emotions. I am fearful to read next installment as I don't want to read a 5th book that mirrors the first 4
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ashley is one of the best contemporary writers put there. This one isn't my favorite but still a good read. I love that all of her books are different and don't sound alike.