Friday, September 25, 2015

RDB & Review ~ The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry ~ JMAC

Title: The Air He Breathes
Author: Romance Elements #1
Cover Design: Brittainy C. Cherry
Genre: Romance
 Release Date: September 25, 2015


I was warned about Tristan Cole.

“Stay away from him,” people said.
“He’s cruel.”
“He’s cold.”
“He’s damaged.”

It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.

But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.

We were both empty.
We were both looking for something else. Something more.
We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.

Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.

The Air He Breathes was by far the most beautiful, amazing book I’ve read all year.  I honestly am at a loss of words, and that NEVER happens.  If you’ve read any of my recent reviews, you would know that lately I’ve been in a funk.  I mean some of the books I read recently were great, but I honestly haven’t felt THIS way about a book in what feels like a long, long time.  I’ll be honest, as I was reading The Air He Breathes, I knew at 25% that this would be my favorite book of 2015, but honestly it was so much more than that.

You know that place in between nightmares and dreams?  The place where tomorrows never come and yesterdays don’t hurt anymore?  The place where your heart beats in sync with mine?  The place where time doesn’t exist, and it’s easy to breathe?  I want to live there with you. –TC”

The Air He Breathes was the most gut wrenching, devastatingly beautiful story of two lost souls, desperately trying to find what they lost, within each other. 

He and I together was a terrible idea.  We were both unstable, we were both shattered, and there was no getting around it.  He was thunder, I was lightning, and we were seconds away from creating the perfect storm.”

I know that no matter what I say, I will never, ever be able to explain my love for this story.  This was the second book of Brittainy’s that I’ve had the pleasure of reading, the first being Loving Mr. Daniels, but it felt like a completely different author wrote it.  It was so different than Mr. Daniels. Not that Loving Mr. Daniels wasn’t good because I freaking loved that book, but The Air He Breathes was just so amazing, and different.  I was literally frozen in place as soon as I opened this book, and I didn’t move until I read the very last word.  I cried for both characters in this book. I felt their pain.  I felt their loss.  I felt their longing to be loved.  I felt everything in this story, and I’m still feeling everything.

I wasn’t him.  She wasn’t her.  But my God, it felt good to lie to ourselves.”

The writing in this book was just brilliant.  I was lost in Brittainy’s words, lost in the feelings and emotions of the characters.  My heart hurt so much while reading this book.  It’s so hard to explain.  Though this book was an ugly cry, it was so much more.  I can’t just categorize it as an ugly cry because it’s simply more.  It was beautiful.  It was raw.  It was pain.  It was beauty.  It was love.  It was hate.  It was a feeling of loss, before a feeling of being found.  I hate to even say it was beautiful, because that too doesn’t do it justice.  I don’t think anyone could say or write anything about this book that would really do it the justice it deserves.  I seriously have never felt so much while reading a book, and after.  I finished this book at 230am, and had to message the author, and all of my friends.  Telling them they had to read it, and thanking Brittainy for writing such an amazing story.  One I know I will never forget. 

You’re enough.  You’re perfect, scars and all.”

I try not to be the blogger/reviewer that forces books down people’s throats.  I mean of course if I love a book I will say it.  I’ll tell all my friends they need to read it or recommend it to them.  But honestly I need EVERYONE to know, this is a book you should read.  Everyone should experience this talented, beautiful, amazingly written story.  There aren’t many books that I feel an aching love for.  I can be honest and just say that this is one of my all-time top 5 favorite books that I’ve ever read in my life.  I seriously can’t get over how amazing this book is.  I know I keep saying it but it really was that amazing. 

“I want to kiss you.  The real you.  The sad you.  The broken you.”

Brittainy, though I told you a hundred time already, you are amazing.  Your writing is beautiful.  It pulled me in and didn’t let me go.  It still has a hold on me.  It really is authors like you that make me love the decision to enter this world of books, blogging and reading.  This story will forever stay with me.  You have a forever fan in me, always.
 <3 JMAC

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Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing--poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.

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