Review: Fighting to Breathe by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Lea Lamb and Austin Wolf were young when they fell in love. They never imagined the future could hold anything other than together-forever.
When Lea’s father dies in a tragic fishing accident, she’s crushed under the weight of her grief and catches a glimpse of another type of future, one she knows she’s not strong enough to face.
Austin is angry. For the past fifteen years, he’s believed the woman he loved with every ounce of his soul left him without so much as a backwards glance.
When Lea unexpectedly returns to their hometown, all the years of heartache inside Austin bubbles to the surface and presents itself as blinding rage.
Faced with the truth about the past, a newly discovered secret, these former lovers will learn that if they want to have any chance at the future they’d given up on all those years ago, they will have to rescue one another from drowning in pain so debilitating it will leave them both fighting to breathe.
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This book is your typical second-chance romance. Girl and guy are in love, something traumatic happens and they are separated, then years later they get back together. So that being said there were things I liked about this book and things I didn’t. The synopsis and cover are stunning, they definitely pull you in. So my main problem with this book was the intimate scenes felt so awkward to me. The flow between life and intimacy was not fluid and the way the guy acted in the bedroom did not match his actual personality. It felt like there was a disconnect. So Lea would be sobbing her eyes out one second and then Austin would have her in bed and talking dirty to her the next page. Awkward…
Otherwise, Lea carries around grief like it is a second skin which I am torn between finding endearing and annoying. Then the book ends with children and my biggest problem with this is the kids just happened, no big deal. She didn’t have children until she was in her mid-late 30s, which would be classified as high risk pregnancies with frequent doctor visits and the risk of complications. This bothered me, I felt like the author didn’t think the age through or do the proper research. For me this book was just simply meh.
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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.
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