Review: Every Breath You Take by Faith Andrews (Every Breath #1)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
As always, Faith Andrews doesn't disappoint with her latest release, Every Breath You Take, the first in her new Every Breath duet. When it comes to angsty, heartrending reads, Andrews is an easy go-to pick because experience has taught me that her books--as far as the ones that I've read, anyway--rarely disappoint. This time around, she's giving readers the story of a woman who finds herself saying goodbye to one relationship in the midst of her best friend being halfway 'round the world and her mother's failing health, and then discovers that love--the true, unwavering kind--comes when you least expect it, in the form of the person you never thought would be the one.
When London Monroe married Hunter Thompson, the last thing she expected was to end up divorced at twenty-six. She thought Hunter was her happily-ever-after, the man she would have a family and share a home with. But that was clearly not meant to be, not with her husband cheating on her. Now, she's struggling to make ends meet, worries about her mother's kidney disease, and misses her best friend, Samuel Goodwin, who she really wishes were physically there just when she needed him most. Then she meets Dr. Bryce Owen, who seems to be the breath of fresh air that she needs. Maybe this is her chance to find happiness once again, but then one man suddenly returns. What happens when that man turns out to be the one who then helps her breathe more easily?
Fair warning: this first book ends in a cliffhanger, and the second book, Take My Breath Away (which is the title of one of my all-time favorite songs from the eighties), isn't due out until October. That being said, Every Breath You Take (also another personal favorite of mine, music-wise), was a superb read, one that more than met my angst quota while also giving me a love story that stands out from a lot of the ones that I've been reading as of late. I loved that we get to see London learn to stand firmly back on her feet after her divorce. There was nothing easy about her transition from married wife to single woman, and as the story moves forward, her character evolves. She has her missteps but when it finally dawned on her whom her heart truly wanted, goodness but how I cheered for her and the guy (no spoilers!). Every Breath You Take gets five stars, and I can't wait for Take My Breath Away. ♥
Release Date: 27 August 2018
Date Read: 27 August 2018
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