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.
©2015 Brittainy C. Cherry (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Wow. This one was emotional. I hesitated on the book because I read the preview and could see it would be a heavy story, but after hating the last three I listened to, I finally landed on this one. I'm glad I did. It was adult...something a lot of books have been lacking, and it was deeply heartbreaking and beautiful. At 32, finding a great story that doesn't revolve around college age is getting more difficult, and its hard to get into the mind set.. here, you're dealing with loss and pain that play on your biggest fears. The author nailed it, there were eye roll moments, but at the same time they were fairly relatable. I formed an emotional bond to the characters and even found myself so sad I was throwing it aside only to pick it right back up because I had to know what was next. Brian Pallino was the other reason I finally decided on this one, he and Erin Mallon both are fantastic. Great read, fantastic listen, but prepare yourself to feel the emotions.
I absolutely adored this book! The author manages to provoke so many feelings from the reader: angst, sadness, anger, humor, lust etc. Faye was the perfect sidekick/best friend and I couldn't wait to hear what would come out of her mouth next. It's difficult to describe my one disappointment with this book without spoiling the climax for future readers. Let's just say that the "plot twist" meant to cause drama towards the end of the book is completely unbelievable, in my humble opinion. The rest of the story was so great though, it was easy to overlook that one issue that nagged at me a little. I'll definitely be looking for more works by this author!
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
So I have read this book but I grabbed it the second it showed up on Audible. Most of the time books & narration are like books & movies... It just is weird to listen or watch after reading but this was NOT the case with The Air He Breathes.
The book is a wonderful, painful, beautiful tale of love and loss. Brittainy Cherry's words crushed me and made me whole again. I even got a few laughs in there despite the enormous amount of tears that I shed.
Brian Pallino and Erin Mallon were genius. Erin was already one of my favorite narrators, her inner dialogue voice is my all time favorite. It's how I imagine I sound like when I talk to myself. Brian did a fantastic job reading Tris.
There is no down side to this book. There is nothing to critique. It's just that awesome. I can't wait for The Fire Between High and Lo to come out in Audible.
Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books.
I love a book that gives you two damaged & lost souls and lets you see how they find their way back to happiness. This book is really about loss, love, friendship and finding your way out of a deep dark hole of guilt, anger and genuine heartbreak. Tristan is a broken man who's way of coping with loss is being ANGRY and just plain mean. He tries to make everyone stay away from him. Elizabeth dealt with loss and despair by running away. She couldn't drown in her depression because she has a daughter who needs her. These two come together like a freight train and reading about how they use each other to help cope and move on is beautiful. The story line was fabulous, the characters very likable and the ending perfect. I really enjoyed the narration too!!! Highly recommended!
Definitely worth the credit. I have both the book and the audiobook. The story was not a cookie cutter insta love story line that seems to be so popular now. It was about how small the world can be and how cruel fate can be. Yet, as long as there is hope, there is a chance for future happiness.
You can't really go wrong with Brian Pallino and Erin Mallon as narrators. They are both consistently strong.
This is a wonderful story - the kind that stays with you forever. The narration of this audio is some of the best I've ever heard. Both narrators do such a fantastic job with their characters, I didn't want this audio to end.
Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)
It's a real love story with a twist I didn't expect. If you follow me this stand alone book will be one of you favorite!!!! Real Love Story. With son good sex!!!!!! Haha
It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.
Very well written. I didn't feel that it was rushed, especially at the end. You can feel the emotions on both sides!!!
The beginning, dealing with death.
They both did an outstanding job!!!
YES!!! There were so many, I don't want to be the one to spoil it for any other reader/listener. All I have to say it, just buy it - you won't be disappointed.
This will be a good movie!!
I am an avid reader, not a professional book reviewer. I gladly offer my opinion of the books I read/listen to.
This book is very emotional. It takes you on a sad, journey of two people who had found true love and lost it. Just when you think you have the story figured out it twists again .... I used a credit to purchase and do not regret it.
Emotions run high from sad, lustful, happy, tender to obsessive jealousy.
Narration performance was okay.
Definitely sale worthy.
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