Breathe Me In

Breathe Me In

by Erin McCarthy
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Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars This is book 5 in the Blurred Lines series and it features Kane Dermott and Anya Volkov. She is street hardened with a bad attitude. Kane is a police officer and is very kind. I don't understand their beginning. To say it was strange is an understatement. Their attraction was strange. Even their sex was awkward and weird. Not wrong but just off somehow. Regardless of their EXTREME opposites attract thing, the book ends on a much better note than it started with. Even though this was not my favorite book in the series, I'm glad I read it. I wish we'd seen more of Anya and Chloe building their twin bond. I'm glad I understand more about why Anya is the way she is.
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ascarberry More than 1 year ago
Anya has never been wanted.  She was separated from her twin in an orphanage in Russia.  She was eventually adopted but abandoned because she was not good enough.  As she takes her son to reconnect with her sister she finds her self so Hungary she's about yo pass out.  Hunk of a cop Kane comes to her rescue, but can they build a relationship as she tries to close the doors on her shady past?
DaSecret1 More than 1 year ago
Kane just wants to help. Anya wants to use him to help her situation so that works perfectly with her plan. They both have to move past first impressions of each other. I appreciate that the story doesn’t downplay the fact the both of them are sexually attracted to each other. They have no problem being intimate while knowing practically nothing about each other. Anya just wants to be able to take care of her son and Kane just wants to do what’s right. Both Kane and Anya have issues from their childhoods that have affected them and it’s interesting to read how they react and deal with the aftermath of their actions. As they learn to deal with each other they also learn about themselves. I’m thrilled that we also have moments with Chloe and Ethan! They have grown within their relationship. The relationship between Chloe and Anya is honest and open. Chloe’s interactions with Asher are really sweet. This is a GREAT addition to the series!
Renae_D More than 1 year ago
Kane and Anya relationships is very complex in Breath Me In. Anya is a very dynamic personality. Given up for adoptions from Russia, separated at birth from her twin sisters. Her adoptive parents returned her to the agency as they couldn't connect with her. They labeled her as strange. She was passed from foster family to foster family, to living on the street in New York in her teens. Kane's father left his mother with 6 kids, when he was 12 years old. Kane has a fear of being abandoned and Anya is scared of letting someone in.  They dynamic's of this story captivate you, tug at your heart and are pulling for Anya all the way to the end. 
XIaguan More than 1 year ago
The fifth book in Erin's series is Anya's story!  Life has been tough on Anya and she is very wary of love.  Enter Kane.....wow...hot cop alert! He is just the Alpha male that Anya needs to show her love, trust & hope!  Thank you for sharing the stories in your head Erin!!!!  You are on my Must Read List!!  
christalvp More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this 5th book in the Blurred Lines Series. Before reading the book, I was doubtful about Anya making a credible main character. I was soon relieved of that worry, as there was so much more to her than what was apparent in the last book. She was very complicated and not always easy to like, but her fierce determination to do right by her son made me admire her. She hadn't had an easy life, and had never been shown love, so she didn't have much trust in relationships. Kane, on the other hand, was nurturing, and it was in his nature to take care of everyone. It was his inclination to step in and rescue everyone else without thinking much about what he needed. I really enjoyed the story of these two getting to know one another, and finding their way to a relationship that worked for both of them. Anya is an impoverished, young single mother who has always had to look out for herself. She's afraid a man she turned to when she was backed into a corner will harm her son, so she seeks shelter with the twin sister she only recently realized she had. From experience, she knows to trust no one, but when she meets Kane at a bus station, he lends help when she needs it most. As they get to know one another, Anya is afraid to trust in her developing feelings for Kane. If they are to be able to have anything together, she will have to overcome her past in order to trust and believe in Kane and what they could have. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Breathe Me In. It was a very quick and easy book to read. It had great characters and an interesting storyline. I was glad to see the characters from the last book again, and was completely satisfied with the way the story played out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Breathe Me In, the fifth installment of Erin McCarthy’s Blurred Lines Series, the reader is introduced to Kane and becomes better acquainted with Anya-Chloe’s twin sister from Meant for Me (please note, although you can read Breathe Me In as a stand alone novel, I believe that Anya's story is even more compelling having known her history and that of Chloe's). While we only had a brief encounter with Anya in Meant for Me, this reader has been quite curious to read Anya's story and understand why she was so horrible to Chloe, if her life could have been much worse then some of the other characters in this amazing series, how did those experiences shape her, and could her story move me like the other characters’ stories.  Yes...yes it did. Anya is a multi-layered character trying to survive and raise her son, hoping to understand how to love and support another person when she herself has never really experienced love or had anyone to lean on.  And, each time I thought I understood her, I discovered another trait, learned another flaw, and was moved by another emotion.  Kane is just an all-around amazing person, who is likely too trusting, too kind, and too open-minded for his own good.  He is a wonderful character - authoritative, strong, and determined, but still also compassionate, loving, and vulnerable.  He also has his triggers, and Anya pushes them - sometimes intentionally, and sometimes not.   This couple felt real.  They were not perfect by any means, they miscommunicated with and misunderstood each other, and sometimes they had to admit they were wrong and had to force themselves to trust the other.  They illustrated how hard relationships usually are to maintain  and how worthwhile they can be if you truly participate and work at them.   Erin McCarthy has done it again-not that I ever doubted her. The Blurred Lines Series is my favorite to date. I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review.
Trayce More than 1 year ago
When lies are truth and truths are lies, sometimes only love is the answer . . . Breathe Me In is the fifth book in the Blurred Lines series by Erin McCarthy; but no worries, you can read it without having to read the first four. The characters from the previous books are covered in a way you can pick up their story lines. However, I'd recommend reading all the books in the series, none of them are overlong and each book really sets the stage for the ones that follow.  Breathe Me In is the continuation of Anya's story; who we previously met in Meant For Me. Anya is a single mom who finds herself homeless, jobless, and penniless. While on her way to seek help from her twin sister Chloe, she meets Kane, a true knight-in-shining-armor. Though they have an instant connection, their pasts have shaped them into the people who view life and relationships in very different ways. Anya, with no ability to trust in anyone, but her own fierce self-reliance to support her son. Kane, always the good guy who does the right thing, that everyone can rely on. Can Anya let go of her past and learn to trust and believe in Kane? Can Kane reach through Anya's wall and show her what they could have before she pushes him away for good?  It's a quick read and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Favourite Quote: It felt like she could breathe me in. That she could just take one deep pull of air with her lungs and swallow me whole. Maybe she already had.
TandKNix More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this book to come out and I'm NOT disappointed!  I was hoping after reading  Chloe's story in Meant for Me (Blurred Lines Book 4) that Anya's story would be next!  I couldn't put this  book down!  I wanted to keep reading but once I reached the end I was disappointed it was over!  Now  I wish I had read it slower! If you have never read an Erin McCarthy book, you have missed out!  She is one of my absolute must  read authors and I am constantly waiting for her next book!  If you have read Erin McCarthy and are looking for another awesome book, this one is it!  The passion between Kyle and Anya is palpable and I was laughing out loud at some of the things Anya said to Kyle!  He's a cop, she's on the run.  He wants to help, she doesn't want to owe anyone.  He's use to people leaning on him, she doesn't like to lean on anyone.  Being able to read their story and watch them work everything out was awesome!  I can't wait for the next book!
Tessciela More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. I liked how the dynamic between the main characters, both of them knew what kind of relationship they wanted and they went for it. This book was a great read!
kcmay More than 1 year ago
Breathe Me In is the fifth book in the Blurred Line Series by Erin McCarthy.  It is a poignant romance about finding love and acceptance filled with Erin's trademark humor and engaging dialogue.  This is an amazing story of overcoming personal tragedy and disappointment, to find that life gives second chances. The complexity of the main character, Anya, is what makes this story believable.  Abandoned by her birth parents, separated from her twin, rejected by her adoptive family; fate has dealt Anya blow after blow.  One would think that life would have scrubbed away any chance for her to develop meaningful relationships and that she'd end up just another attachment disorder statistic.  When one first meets Anya, in the previous Blurred Lines novel, Meant for Me, one fears that this might be the case.  But from the opening chapter, it is obvious that she is capable of a fierce and loyal love.  She will do anything to protect her infant son, and it is by witnessing her as a mother that we see the person that she truly is, not who circumstance has forced her to to pretend to be. I loved watching Anya go from simply surviving, to actually living, with the help of  the handsome hero, Kane.  There were sweet moments as well as steamy ones, and I was rooting for them from the first chapter.  
TammyY264 More than 1 year ago
Breathe Me In by Erin McCarthy is book 5 in the Blurred Lines series.  Erin saved the best for last.  Anya and Kane are wonderful complex characters.  Passionate and vulnerable too.    I really love this book and was sorry to see it end.  I was completely invested in these characters and  their hot connection.  it was nice to see Ethan and Chloe too.  Erin never disappoints and this is another amazing book of hers.  Very highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Breathe Me In is the fifth book in the Blurred Lines Series. It is a NA book with all of the angst and drama that go along with a young person's life.  Anya hasn't had it easy since she and her twin sister were both adopted as young children. Chloe found her forever home, but Anya's adoption didn't workout and she was then passed from foster home to foster home until she ran away to live on the streets. Now she and her infant son Asher were on the run. With nowhere to go she found herself seeking out Chloe and Ethan after telling them she wanted nothing to do with them. Making the trip with none of their belongings and losing her purse she resorts to stealing food for her son. Kane a young off duty cop sees Anya take food for her baby and leave without paying. He doesn't want this to go bad for anyone so he follows her out hoping to talk her into giving the food back so he doesn't have to call it in. Kane sees something in Anya that makes him want to get to know her better, but Anya is standoffish and keeps her guard up. Kane's consistent pushing and Anya finally letting her guard down just enough for Kane to prove he's a nice guy and wants to have a relationship her. Anya lets him in.  I was given an ARC for an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.   Lori P
MissMissy12 More than 1 year ago
To say that Anya has had a rough life is a bit of an understatement. When the bottom falls out and Anya and her baby Asher are evicted, she decides to go to her sister Chloe.  More bad luck comes her way on the bus trip and lands her in the path of Kane. Kane is a cop and Anya doesn’t trust anyone especially cops.  But the two find themselves drawn to each other.  Will they be able to overcome all of the obstacles and get the life Kane wants and Anya never could have imagined?  
roseprincess2485 More than 1 year ago
Amazing read! This is the 5th book in Erin McCarthy's Blurred Lines series. I love how the series keeps evolving. You still get to see older characters you have previously read about in the first four books, which I love, however, she is always bringing new characters and future paths to the series. In this book we get to truly know Anya Strange-Chloe's twin sister- and Kane Dermott, a local cop. Anya had a rough life, being abandoned, separated from her sister and not having the best adoptive family. Where as Kane grew up with a loving mother and 5 brothers and sisters. How they grew up has shaped them into the people they are now. Anya feels alone in the world and that everyone is only out to get something from her. Kane, being a cop, knows that they are bad people and bad things in the world but he only wants to make things better. Anya and Kane get off to a little bit of a rocky start, mostly due to her trust and abandonment issues. I love watching the story progress and Kane slowly showing Anya that its okay to trust people. That she doesn’t always have to be alone.
Serenity_007 More than 1 year ago
Kane just wants to help. Anya wants to use him to help her situation so that works perfectly with her plan. They both have to move past first impressions of each other. I appreciate that the story doesn’t downplay the fact the both of them are sexually attracted to each other. They have no problem being intimate while knowing practically nothing about each other. Anya just wants to be able to take care of her son and Kane just wants to do what’s right. Both Kane and Anya have issues from their childhoods that have affected them and it’s interesting to read how they react and deal with the aftermath of their actions. As they learn to deal with each other they also learn about themselves. I’m thrilled that we also have moments with Chloe and Ethan! They have grown within their relationship. The relationship between Chloe and Anya is honest and open. Chloe’s interactions with Asher are really sweet. This is a GREAT addition to the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 5th book in the series and this is Anyas story. She never thought that she would find love acceptance or a home again but she had to try for her sons sake. She fled New York city and went to Maine to see her twin sister Chole and find a safe place to raise her son. Chloe welcomed her with open arms. Anya needs to fix how she ended things with Chole in New York. Both Twins have problems Anya cant let anyone in her life. Then she met Kaine and he got more than he barganed for when he lent her 40.00 This is there story. Its about love trust and acceptance. It was an amazing love story i haven't read a book by Erin McCarthy that i don't like my only issue was that it wasn't long enough. You wonlt regret getting this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Breathe me in is the fifth book of this series, you get to meet anya and hear her side of the life she was given, adopted from Russia one of a twin, anya didn't find her happy home, she had a hard life and ended up going from foster home after another. After thinking she'd found some balance with her boyfriend Sam it was all destroyed when Sam overdosed leaving anya with a child and her owing a drug dealer, hitting rock bottom she goes to find her sister Chloe, knowing she could not be welcome after there last meeting anya knowing she has no choice but to try. Kane someone who just can't help himself but care for those with less than him sees a young mum steal baby food for her son, she looks very tired and looks like she needs to eat too. Being there at the right time to catch anya as she collapses from exhaustion, Kane knows he can't let her go. Even though they both doing know each other they are happy to use the sexual tension between them both scared to commit, but I loved that in the end they both work though there troubled past and find true love. I have lived the whole series and enjoyed seeing everyone grow throughout the books. Theres not one Erin McCarthy book I haven't not liked. 
MartyPT More than 1 year ago
Most untrusting woman has to learn to trust for a future. Breathe Me In is the fifth book in Erin McCarthy's Blurred Line series. It features Anya from book four. It can be read as a standalone, but to truly appreciate how  far Anya has come and all the more detail of her and her twin sister's past, would be beneficial to read the prior book. I liked this book very much, I liked the interactions between Anya and Kane, as well as each characters  introspective look at themselves. To love Anya, or even take the chance to like her, could only be someone like  Kane, a nurturing defender of the lost soul personality. Ms McCarthy writes quirky romances well, and can alternate the story from multiple points of view and not  confuse the reader. This is not one of her more humorous light reads, it has more serious conflicts for the  characters to deal with. There is fast hard sex, language, and features a tattooed multi pierced not easy to love heroine that didn't do well as a foster child, if any of these cause any triggers of these things for you, I'll warn  you now. I'm looking forward to the next story in this series, and wonder who it will feature.
kendra0 More than 1 year ago
why is it so hard for some to let love in and feel that they deserve to be loved??? For Anya that is the way she has lived her whole life never being wanted or loved by anyone. When she escapes new York after being evicted from her apartment with her son she heads to Maine where her sister Chloe lives with her boyfriend Ethan. Anya is not sure how receptive her sister and Ethan will be of her coming as when they tried to reach out to her a few months ago she wanted nothing to do with them. In order to leave new York Anya stole some money from Diego, a drug dealer but when funds are running low and gets off the bus at her stop she mistakenly leaves her purse on the bus Anya has no idea what she will do, but ultimately she decides that its best for her to at least be able to feed her baby. Kane an off duty police officer sees Anya stealing and confronts her about it, but doesn't want to turn her, he wants to help her, but Anya being the stubborn women she is wants nothing to do with Kane. But somehow they both feel drawn to the other and cant stop thinking about the other. Will Anya be able to let love in or will Kane be left rejected one too many times ???
KimT1969 More than 1 year ago
Breath Me In is the 5th book in the Blurred Lines series and I think each book just gets better and better. Anya (Twin sister to Chloe from Ment  For me). Abandoned by their parents, the sisters were split up when they were very small.  Being a single mother, Anya has hit rock bottom, doesn't trust anyone and when Chloe tracks her down, lets just say it doesn't go very well. She and  her son get kicked out of the apartment they live in. Meet Kane...He's a cop and while shopping confronts Anya, who out of desperation tries to steal some food for her son Asher. Kane and Anya's relationship is one that had me banging my head against my desk a few times. They definately had their up and downs and Anya just can't let go of her trust issues but  this was  a great story and it had me enthralled from the first page. 
Nlawson More than 1 year ago
Another freaking fantastic book by Erin McCarthy!!!! Breathe Me In is book five in the Blurred Lines series and is Anya and Kane's story. Anya is Chloe's (from Meant for Me) twin sister and a single mother who has hit rock bottom. Anya and Chloe were abandoned by their parents and put into foster care, where they were split apart at the age of three. Anya doesn't remember Chloe and has learned not to trust anyone, she reacts very badly when Chloe tracks her down and they meet for the first time. When she gets kicked out of her apartment for refusing to have sex with the manager, she turns to Chloe and Ethan hoping they will take her and her son, Asher in. On her way to Chloe, Anya, who has no money and hasn't eaten in days, is desperate to get food for Asher and steals some baby food from a convenient store. She's confronted by a fellow shopper, Kane, who is also a cop, about her theft but he lets her go after buying her a sandwich, giving her some cash and making her give him her number. Their relationship is a series of ups and downs, Anya can't let go of her trust issues and Kane is the classic knight in shining armor, he does everything he can to ensure she is safe, happy and protected. This story was pretty intense and sometimes frustrating, I just wanted Anya to let go of the past and open her eyes to see what was in right front of her face.
Kristaj0607 More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness this was one of my favorite books. I was so looking forward to reading this book after the last one. We learn about Anya in the previous book and i couldn't wait to read more about her in this book.  Anya has lived a tough life after her rough start as a child in Russia to her rough childhood when she was bounced between foster homes and eventually she decide to runaway on to live on her own as a teenager. Since having a child she has made choices to scrape by to keep her child feed and a house over there heads. So Anya decides she is going to head to her sisters with the little items she has after she gets evicted out her last place she lived and hope she takes her in .  Along the way Anya she meets Kane in the most unexpected of places as she is stealing baby food to feed her child. Kane decides he is going to help her and not bust her even though he is a cop. He thinks there is something special about her. After this incident at the store Anya and Kane begin to start spending more time together they have an instant attraction and know they have to figure this out. But can Kane handle the many times that Anya tries to pull away’s scared as there relationship builds.  i want everyone to read this book. Its about rooting for the underdog and taking care of others and not giving up on them even when they push you away. i think that’s an amazing message.  I received this as an ARC from the AUTHOR.