Title: Fighting to Breathe
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release Date: July 6, 2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
Fighting to Breathe is a beautifully written second chance love romance. It's a compelling story about loss, healing and forgiveness. I devoured this book in a few hours. It's one of those books that once you start reading, you can't put it down.
Austin Wolfe and Lea Lamb are childhood sweethearts with plans of marriage after they graduate high school. They have their life planned out until tragedy strikes and Lea packs up and leaves town without any explanation to Austin. Leaving him devastated.
When tragedy strikes again fifteen years later, Lea is forced to come home and deal with her mother's illness and help take care of her during her final days. She's not prepared when she comes face to face with the man she never stopped loving, the man she regrets leaving, and the man that she destroyed.
"I hate you, Lea."
"Stay out of my way and I'll stay out of yours."
Austin is one of those characters that I hunger for. He's sexy, he's bossy, and with a protective caring side that I crave when I'm reading.When he loves, he loves hard. No matter how hurt and angry he is at Lea, he is still there for her, caring for her, and loving her. I love Lea's character as well. She's strong, resilient, and a little feisty. You mix the two together and you have perfection.
The beauty of this story is that they never stopped loving one another. After all that time, they never once fell out of love. I could feel their love and their connection in every single word I read.
This book made me cry, laugh and cry again. Such a touching sweet sweet story. It's a story you have to experience on your own. It will tear you apart right along with the them, but it will put you right back together again. I definitely recommend Fighting to Breathe. It was a refreshing read that I was desperately needing.
I give Fighting to Breathe 4 Crazie Stars!! ~Kim
*ARC kindly provided via TRSOR PR in exchange for an honest review*