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Inhale by Kendall Grey

Book 1 in the JUST BREATHE Trilogy

WARNING: This book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. NOT SUITABLE FOR READERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

Strangers in reality, inseparable in dreams ...

After years of suffocating under her boss's scrutiny, whale biologist Zoe Morgan finally lands a job as director of a tagging project in Hervey Bay, Australia. Success Down Under all but guarantees her the promotion of a lifetime, and Zoe won't let anything--or anyone--stand in her way. Not the whale voices she suddenly hears in her head, not the ex who won't take no for an answer, and especially not the gorgeous figment of her imagination who keeps saving her from the fiery hell of her dreams.

Gavin Cassidy hasn't been called to help a human Wyldling in over a year, which is fine by him. Still blaming himself for the death of his partner, he keeps the guilt at bay by indulging in every excess his rock star persona affords. That is, until he's summoned to protect Zoe from hungry Fyre Elementals and learns his new charge is the key to restoring order in the dying Dreaming. He never expects to fall for the feisty Dr. Morgan...nor does he realize he may have to sacrifice the woman he loves to save an entire country.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016072814
Publisher: Howling Mad Press, LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: Just Breathe , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 747,761
File size: 541 KB

About the Author

A whale warrior, indie freedom fighter, and vodka martini aficionado, Kendall Grey is calm like an F-bomb*. She writes about fierce women and the men who love them. Her aliases include Kendall Day (FALLING FOR MR. SLATER) and Seven Slade (COMING OUT).

Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia, with three mischievous Demonlings, a dashing geek in cyber armor, a long-haired miniature Dachshund that thinks she’s a cat, and an Aussie shepherd mix whose ice-blue eyes will steal your heart and hold it for ransom.

*Detonation manual not included.

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Inhale: A Just Breathe Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love whales. But I have NEVER read a book, fiction at that, where love, mystical beings, and whales come together. This book set a pace that I furiously tried to follow. You'll love the characters. You'll love the plot. And you'll love the author. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys even just one of the elements mentioned in the title. TEN THOUSAND FISTS by DISTURBED. Because there should be 10,000 fists raised in praise for this book. FYI for those that said no, I agree, I got a finger sticking up for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I didnt think I would like this book so much! It sucks you right in to this dream world thats really quite amazing. Loved it and going for the next one ASAP.
snowfireangel More than 1 year ago
The synopsis of the book really does a good job describing the story. I'm lousy at reviews that include all the things that happen. So read the synopsis and you'll understand my review :o) When I started reading Inhale, I wasn't sure I was going to get into it as much as I did. It builds the characters, so it's a bit slow going at first... but once it got going... Wow, talk about exciting! Of course, as with ALL good books, it ends with a cliffhanger. So I jumped right in and bought Exhale. Can't wait to read it!
ChristyB23 More than 1 year ago
A very unique story, enjoyed it very much! Gavin was great... you will love him!
Laureezy More than 1 year ago
***This book was given to me as a gift from the author and was not purchased through Barnes and Noble*** Something strange happens to Zoe Morgan. After a dream in which she imagines a beautiful stranger rescuing her, she believes that a whale named Lily is calling for her help. She heads to Australia, hoping to find Lily. Gavin Cassidy, the beautiful stranger, is a Sentinel. Sentinels are protectors of the Dreaming, a place where Wydlings(humans) dream. They possess equal parts of each elemental power: Earth, Aire, Fyre and Waeter(no I'm not misspelling them, that's the way it is LOL.) The Fyre elementals have found a way into the Dreaming and have been stealing the Wyldlings fire. Fyres are able to steal fire by frightening the dreaming Wyldlings. The story switches between the Dreaming and Realis(reality.) Zoe thinks that the Dreaming is just her subconscious trying to sort through her unresolved issues. She meets with Perfect(her name for Gavin) in the Dreaming. Zoe is Gavin's muse and is able to give him something that he has been missing. He knows that he cannot tell her that he exists in Realis, for she may already be in danger from their meetings. She doesn't realize is that she has a bigger part to play in order to save the Dreaming from the Fyres. Will Zoe find the closure she is looking for with Lily? Will Gavin live up to his responsibilities as a Sentinel? My thoughts.... Okay, you have an insanely hot rock star with tattoos, a lip ring and perfect, just rolled out of bed, hair. Then you have some smokin' hot Fyre elementals and not to mention whales. Where can you go wrong?!? This book was sexy, spunky and all around AWESOME!! I wanna make out with it and yell at it at the same time! This was only my second time reading about powers involving the elements and let me tell you, it was the better of the two. Kendall created a spectacular paranormal experience with this book. This book concentrates more on the paranormal, but there is a great amount of STEAMY romance!! Holy cow, you will need to fan yourself! I need to take a second to shine some light on a character that deserves some praise. Adriene is Zoe's best friend and crew mate. I would say she's the comic relief of the story. I hope Kendall doesn't kill me for putting this quote, but it made my day. "Did you see him looking at you? Like he wanted to devour you? That boy is hungry, and you're a f*** sandwich with a side of chips." ~Adriene Kendall also donates the proceeds of her book sales to programs that educate people about whales and the challenges they face. I cannot being to tell you how awesome that is!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all whales. Thank you for writting such a great book. I loved this book. I think that whale sound are so great. I would give more stars if I could. You deserve it. Great job!!!!!! J..... :)
AmysSimpleLove More than 1 year ago
Inhale is the first in the Just Breathe trilogy, and Kendall Grey really pulled me into her world of the Dreaming: a place of dreams and so much more. The characters were honest and well rounded. There was a secondary character we meet halfway through the novel that raised the question of who's side he is truly on, and that really intrigued me. Kendall's use of imagery was easy to visualize, and there were times that I could swear I heard the ocean waves lapping lazily along a beach. The story flowed smoothly and at a relatively quick pace, the further into the novel, the more intense it became, keeping me turning pages long into the night. Most of the book takes place in a dream-like state that felt completely realistic and added to the fantastical, unique storyline. I loved that the romance surrounding Zoe and Gavin was entwined with danger, it was an added bonus of tension and intrigue. I honestly would have liked a little more information about the Sentinels, Elementals and Wyldlings: their history and how they are created. But despite that little exception to my enjoyment of Inhale, this book kept me completely interested from beginning to end.
BookedandLoaded More than 1 year ago
I freaking love this book! I normally don’t start swooning over a book until the end, but I couldn’t stop talking about Inhale while I was reading it. Inhale had me captivated from the first page and I KNEW it was going to be fantastic, but by the end it passed my highest expectations. It wasn’t just fantastic – it took my breath away and I wanted more!! With Inhale’s unique, touching, profound, and captivating story it will surely keep you thinking from beginning to end. Every character in Inhale was so well done – they were like individual brush strokes on a Monet painting. Every single one was a stroke of genus adding color and beauty to the full painting. Zoe was just her with no excuses. Full of love and strength she was fearless and never second guessed herself. The world Kendall Grey created in the Just Breath series is a fantastic one. Gavin Cassidy was equally fantastic – a soul tortured with guilt that he could not let go of an oh so freaking HOT. Putting them together was volcanic. The chemistry was steamy and explosive. I loved it. I think Inhale would be a pleasure to read for a broad spectrum of readers. I really can not think of anyone that would not love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic effing book! This bizz was creative, and fun, and sexy! It draws you into this magical world you can almost believe actually exists! I loved the characters, and how deeply fleshed out the main character Zoe was! I haven't been this excited about a book in a while! Can't stop thinking about certain things *ahem* sexy things *cough* AMAZING! FANTASTIC! BRILLIANT! MUST READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not know what to think as i beganto read. I was confused about the dream world and the realis (the real world). But as i read on i grew familiar with the conection between the two. The mystical and sexual force between the two main characters werebeautifully descrbed by the author. I love that zoe is a marine biologist with a special empathy with whales. The bad boy rock star is of course out of this world sexy and is actually a super human destined to protect zoe and zoe is meant to strenghten him emotionally and physically. Zoe's friend, adrienne is warm and full of mischievious humor. Just what zoe needs as she tends to be overly analytical. Also the fyre element, sinndor is quite intriguing. There is more to him that meets the eye. So of course i'm buying the next book!
CC_Graziano More than 1 year ago
Inhale is hot, sexy, and truly original! The world-building is amazing and the attention to detail is incredible. Kendall Grey entrances readers with her story-telling ability. Both the main protagonists Zoe and Gavin are hard not to like. Especially the stubborn and strong-willed Zoe Morgan whose fierce loyalty is completely endearing. Gavin is a piece of work and I mean that in the best of ways; he's insanely attractive and an Aussie no less! But his transformation from hard time partier to committed to his duty is what I loved most from his character. The growth and pace of the story is nicely executed. Everything about this book felt new and refreshing - one of the most important ingredients most authors fail to achieve, but not this one! But beware this is no YA read it has explicit language, sex, and violence that's not intended for readers under the age of 18. Keeping that in mind Inhale is a terrific start to what is positive to be a very fiery trilogy! Zoe Morgan is a whale biologist and for the first time ever she gets the opportunity to head up her own project in Hervey Bay, Australia. But every night when she falls asleep she ends up in a dream world where there are fiery monsters bent on harming her. As she wanders this dreaming world a flawless stranger keeps saving her from these fire-wielding beasts. He's perfect but he's only a figment of her imagination and waking up becomes what she least looks forward to. But just as these strange recurring dreams happen Zoe starts questioning her sanity when she winds up in unexplainable situations in reality. Gavin Cassidy is a rock star and also an Elemental Sentinel whose job is to protect and watch over a Wydling in the Dreaming (the Dream World). As he observes and gets to know Zoe in this otherworldly realm he starts to fall for her and that's a dangerous thing he cannot afford and neither can she. Together these two strangers may just be able to stop these hellish beasts from taking over the Dreaming and real world. The world that's created is richly creative and utterly fascinating. I love how whales are integrated into the story and the significance of them. Kendall Grey infuses the real life problems that the whale community faces and addresses those issues with a strong stance on their protection. Inhale offers a greatly entertaining story with an important message intertwined. The writing and story plot are well done, the world-building is excellent, the characters are realistic, and lastly the romance is scorching hot! Hardly anything about Inhale can go into the dislike column, it'll leave you completely breathless for the sequel!
SpeedSD More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK BLEW ME AWAY!! This book is a wonderfully original idea. I read so much, and so many times story lines are so similar they get lost in one another. NOT THIS BOOK!! It is definitely one of a kind. It is wonderfully sexy (definitely NOT for young adult). Not only that, but it is very well edited and the characters are all well developed. I will say that the shorts that go along with this series were also very helpful in filling you in on some back-stories of some of the main characters. I cannot wait to start book 2. Hope it is as well written as this. Thank you so much Ms. Grey for this story. Can't wait to read more. Maybe I can dream a little too!!! -- SPeeD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As the first book of the Just Breathe trilogy, Inhale proves to be an urban fantasy book not to be missed. Kendall Grey is a good author. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The story was unique, romantic and edgy. I am looking forward to jump in into the series.
lovable81 More than 1 year ago
I loved the book the ending was a little confusing because i did not know there was a second book. lmao!!! over all great book you really need to pay attention and i had to re-read some parts twice to get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! What a thoroughly enjoyable book. The story is so different from others I've read. I dislike writing z review that reveals the story to others...kind if a book killer...stop doing it. Heartily recommend if you like fantasy, whales, love, and hope. A MUST read. fl
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Enter the world of the Elementals and the Sentinels. Now, depending upon your view, this story is either set in a Dreamscape with an alternate reality of Australia OR it is set in Australia with a secondary Dreamscape! Either way, I really enjoyed it. It is very different to other Urban Fantasies that I have read and part of what I enjoyed about it is that although this is part of a trilogy, it could be read as a standalone as most bits are tied up by the end. The characters are real and have depth to them. They live, they breathe, they have flaws, they have doubts. There is so much to this story that if I wrote about all that I liked about it, it would be as long as the book. There is a blend of the fantastical together with Aboriginal magic. Recommended for all fantasy readers, no matter what sub-genre you like. Give it a go! *** The author will donate all profits from the sale of the JUST BREATHE trilogy to programs that educate people about whales and the challenges they face. *** Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
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This took a long time to get into but, it was worth it. Slow beginning but, the reviews I read from the other two books in the trilogy, kept me reading more. I'm glad I did because, it started getting really good. The love story really took hold and the fantasy is well described. Sex scenes and duel POV's. Can't wait to read book #2 EXHALE, (all three books are available) book #3 is JUST BREATHE. I recommend this book. S.A.K.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me completly confused most of the time with all the different vocabulary, but the storyline was amazing and It was a good read.
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Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
Things are intense between Gavin and Zoe right from the start, as she’s hunted in the Dreaming by an unknown enemy, and has no idea what’s going on (let alone that it’s not just some weird dream). Gavin vows to protect her so she doesn’t end up like his partner, and it brings him closer to her as she comes to depend on him – her perfect dream guy. Things heat up between them and it only further complicates things as trouble continues to find them. Gavin and Zoe end up a part of something bigger than either could have imagined and it’ll change them both forever, though neither has any idea where it will really leave them after all is said and done. There’s a lot going on in this story, almost to the point of confusion. Between the world building, which took me a few chapters to really understand (which I’m still a little iffy on), and the political intrigues, it was a little hard to follow at times. I was left with many unanswered questions, but I have to believe it’s setup for book 2, which I will be on the lookout for! On a side note, there is a big underlying whale conservationist tone in this book, which from what I understand coincides with Kendall Grey’s real life mission. Props to her for finding a new and interesting way of speaking out and expressing her passion for the subject!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading... Over 800 pages...Free e-book This one was definitely unique. If you're into whales, this is a book you will love. This story was about elementals and people who protect humans against these elementals. The main female character is a marine biologist, or something like that, and the main male character is the lead singer of a rock band (tattoos, piercings, etc....yummy!).