With Every Breath

With Every Breath

by Lia Riley

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With Every Breath by Lia Riley

BREATHE DEEP . . . AND JUMP IN

At the ends of the earth, Patagonia is a land where ambition trumps reason and the savage summit of La Aguja lures the most determined climbers. It's also the last spot a "play-it-safe girl" like Auden Woods expects to find herself. But she'll lace up her brand-new hiking boots and do whatever it takes to secure a dream job at an adventure magazine . . . even if it kills her. And it just might. When disaster strikes, her only chance at survival comes in the form of the surliest, sexiest mountaineer ever to come out of Scotland.

After a climbing accident cost him his brother, professional mountaineer Rhys MacAskill is at the end of his rope. Redemption is not in his future. That is, until a terrifying storm blows a budding journalist into his tent and it's up to him to make sure they both survive until morning. Despite the demons weighing on him, Rhys can't resist the temptation of the charming American and one wild night just isn't enough.

Auden and Rhys soon learn there are no shortcuts as they navigate their way between life, death, and atonement, and discover something they never expected-love."

Riley writes a captivating story from beginning to breathtaking end."

-Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Inside Out

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455535576
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Series: Wanderlust Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, Lia Riley traveled the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence, and a terrible sense of direction. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, and daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books. She and her family live mostly in Northern California.

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With Every Breath 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
I found this for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree store, and I grabbed it because the author is supposed to be at ApollyCon 2018 so I figured I could read it and get it autographed when I go. The story was okay. I read it pretty quickly. But I definitely had some issues with how Rhys acted, and I definitely did not like Auden's sister, but of course that is how you are supposed to feel about her. I think I might go on with the series at some point, but no rush.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4 I adore Lia Riley’s writing, she draws you in with her dual POV narrations, giving us characters that need to grow up AND face their demons, and the ride is always enjoyable. Her new Wanderlust series brings us With Every Breath: the story of Auden and Rhys and the challenges that they face, physical and mental. Auden is a recent graduate, newly possessing a coveted internship for an adrenaline-junkie focused magazine, an albuterol inhaler and a twin sister so poisonous and jealousy fueled she makes Satan look like a pre-teen bully. A bit of a retiring and agreeable sort, Auden never actually learned to stand up for herself, even calling herself a passive evil genius. Deciding to go to Chile, alone, to set up camp at the base camp by The Needle in order to get some profiles of those there to climb, she heads off over Christmas break. Rhys is a renowned mountain climber, infamous for the worst day of his life: while on a climb with his brother in the Himalayas, he returned alone. Running from the self-hatred, conflicted feelings and never ending interview requests, he’s escaped to Chile to make the climb. An aggravating Dutchman with a facility for false names, ignoring personal space and a tendency to hum ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and other such anthems when not smoking comes to a head with Auden setting off on her own for shelter. And one impulsive turn, a massive thunderstorm and a missing tent pole puts her at Rhys’ mercy, and fortunately for her, his skill and awareness of the dangers. These two are adorable together, their humor works well, as Rhys is cautious but curious about this stranger who appeared and turned his tummy to tingles. From gentle exploration to Auden’s realization of just where she heard Rhys’ name sets up a series of conflicts for her: getting THE interview that will guarantee her position at the magazine, or risking further damaging the man she has realized is kind, protective and running from something. Narration in this story is provided by Helen Wick and Paul Fox. These two are wonderful: Wick’s voice is perfectly suited to Auden, carrying the emotions that fit the words, using the subtleties in the text to fuel her performance. Paul Fox has a wonderful brogue, clearly becoming Rhys, full of brash gruffness to keep people away. But his interior moments, those where he confronts his own demons are close to heartbreaking. These two flow smoothly, bringing changes in tones as the story proceeds in concurrent moments as each tells their version. Full of heart and heartbreak, these two find a connection above and beyond the circumstances and the mountain that brought them together. While not yet a full-on happy ever after, both Auden and Rhys faced several demons together and alone, and found a way to come back to one another in a way that feels appropriate, yet leaves me wanting more. Perhaps these two have another chapter (or more) to their story, but is a great start to a new series. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Francesca and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog I have read Lia Riley in the past and I found the stories in those books a bit too immature for my taste. But since that’s probably a genre thing more so than author, I decided to pick this book up because I thought the setting and the premise sounded really interesting. I found a few things. I enjoyed this book a lot more than I did the previous work I read by her. I usually dislike, and I mean DISLIKE, insta love and this book was portrayed as that. However, the way it’s developed was a bit more gradual going from insta-lust to yeah quickly insta-love. But it didn’t bother me. Shocking! These are all good points. But on the not so good part, the things I was expecting to see in this story which originally attracted me to the subject (like actually Patagonia and having the setting be more active in the story) were missing. I feel as if this story could’ve been set in just about any other mountain somewhere as there is very little attention given to that and to me it was a missed opportunity to add another layer to the story. Our main characters Auden, the heroine, is a journalist working for a an outdoor lifestyle and sports magazine. She was recently hired and she has no life experiences in the great outdoors to wow her bosses with. So she makes up this trip to the Patagonia in order to write a great story that will give her the push she needs in her new job. With zero experience, she stumbles into one of the best in the sport, Rhys, who is also a man with a dark past as it’s believed that he cut his brother’s cord during a climb and left him for dead. He would be her perfect story! As much as their story was entertaining, I can’t say there’s something about either of the characters that stands out too much. It was a fun read, but also quite angsty. And for all the leading up to the end, the quick resolution was a bit anti-climatic for me. I hope if this develops in a series, that we get to explore more of the locations where our characters find themselves.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
3.5/5 stars When I first saw Lia Riley was writing a romance based in Patagonia, I knew I HAD to read it. I'm so glad I did, because I love travel-adventure books! Not to mention I am always up for a grumpy, gruff hero! (Who is Scottish at that!) While I enjoyed this one and its setting, I did struggle a bit with Auden's character. She was a lot of fun, but sometimes her inner monologue could drive me a little crazy. She is pretty quirky, which I love, but some of it felt over the top. I also didn't like some of the choices she made when it came to Rhys and being truthful with him. I did admire her gumption though. After being made a fool by her twin sister, she is determined to go out and do things that scare her and I just loved that she took such a risk. She is not the most... organized though. She has never done a real climb before, so she isn't properly prepared and when she goes off the beaten path, she stumbles across Rhys MacAskill, a grumpy Scottish man who just wants to be left in solitude. Oh boy did I both love and hate Rhys! (Mainly love though.) I hated how he tried to push her away and convince himself she was nothing more than hook up. He is SO grumpy and I just love grumpy heroes! He has mountain climbing in his blood and after a horrible accident, he is seeking salvation at the top of La Aguja. He isn't thrilled about Auden's presence, but he can't deny that he is attracted to her. They have some pretty sexy times in this one and I liked seeing Rhys slowly drop his guard with her. Their relationship isn't perfect and could be downright hard to witness at times because I hated seeing either of them feel hurt by the other. There is so much self-discovery and growth with them though and I loved seeing how far they'd both come by the end of the novel. I love Lia Riley's writing. She does such an amazing job of infusing such passion into her words and there were several passages that just gave me chills at the depth and magnitude they conveyed to the bigger picture. "We've stumbled to the place of secrets, where lovers through the ages have snuck away. We can't stay here. No one can. But that's what makes it better. Knowing that you'll lose a thing sharpens the sweetness. A kiss should be the simplest thing in the world. Not this gentle stirring, like wind through the underside of leaves, inexorable as the glacier grinding behind us. So hot and yet it doesn't scorch. No, with every breath, with every touch, his kiss carves. When he's finished, my landscape will be forever changed." I always get the worst case of wanderlust when I read these kinds of books and it is clear that Riley did her research. I really felt as if I were with Auden and Rhys as they were traversing La Aguja. It's a beautiful journey that is filled with so much- love, life, loss, heartbreak, and self-discovery. Those are usually the most memorable and I'm glad I picked this one up.
christokes More than 1 year ago
Sometimes the adventure you have planned for yourself is not what life has planned. This book beautifully communicates that fact. When I started reading With Every Breath I had an expectation of how this book would progress and it went to places even better than I anticipated. It is set in such a vibrant and exciting location, the Patagonia, a place on my bucket list. The themes and situations are things that tug on my wanderlust heart strings. Lia Riley takes something that is adventurous and daring and turns it into something heartfelt and life altering. This book was about more than climbing a mountain and falling in love. It is about discovering who you are and embracing every aspect of the yourself. It is about learning to let go and leave behind the toxicity that tries to drag you down and learning to forgive and trust yourself. Our heroine and hero are two fantastic characters! Auden is yet another fun and sassy heroine to add to Lia's resume. She is fresh and full of spunk. Her personality is vibrant. When she is in the Patagonia, she learns to be bold and embrace every aspect of who she is, not hiding the parts others may frown upon. She is a relatable NA heroine, one who bit off more than she can chew and attempts to conquer the world in front of her. She grows so much in this story and her growth is both believable and admirable. Rhys. Ah! Be still my heart. He is one of my ultimate book boyfriends. He is rugged, handsome, surly, determined, fierce, and kind. His sense of adventure is sexy. I love the mountains and the culture of climbing. Lia does a great job of exploring that sense of adventure and how it weaves into who he is. This sexy Scotsman is rough around the edges but when you get to the gooey center you cannot help but melt. The chemistry between Rhys and Auden is on fire. These two cannot seem to keep away from each other. A chance encounter turns into something more. The environment and companionship allows for them both to embrace a new part of who they are. Rhys challenges Auden to be more bold and true to her wants and needs. Rhys is challenged by Auden to see things in a new perspective. She is a constant push of fresh life on his dark mood and it challenges him to see things in a new way. These two connect fast and deep. What starts as a fling becomes something that has the potential to change their future. As with everyone of Lia's stories, there are hard themes to read. What could be a downer on the story is woven so intricately into what is happening that you cannot help but connect with the hardships of each character. Auden and Rhys are the main focus of this book, allowing the reader to connect whole-heartedly with their story. The secondary characters are vital to who Rhys and Auden are. They feed into what is happening but the majority of the story takes place in the beauty of the mountains with just out two main characters. This book snuck onto my best of 2015 right there at the end of the year, It is a story of adventure, love, and self discovery you will not want to miss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I loved this book! Sexy Scottish mountain climber stranded together sharing a tent with the heroine, Auden, in the remote corners of Patagonia = AWESOME SETUP. The scenery in this book was breathtaking, the characters were real and flawed and absolutely captivating, and the sexy times were, well...sexy :) This book was steamy and fast-paced and full of all the feels. I had tears in my eyes by the end for Rhys and Auden. Loved every moment!