Monday, May 14, 2018

Book Tour & Review: My Every Breath - Brittney Sahin

My Every Breath
by Brittney Sahin 
Publication Date: May 7, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Businessman Cade King has fallen for the wrong woman. She’s the daughter of a hitman, and he’s the target.

After ten years of living in the shadow of the Irish mob, Gia Callaghan wants nothing more than to escape the darkness of her life. Her burning desire for answers about her past has her constantly plotting new ways to flee. When she comes face-to-face with the one man who might be able to help her, she’ll have to decide exactly how much his life is worth.

Cade King’s past is littered with questionable choices. He’s made more mistakes than he can count, but he vows to be a better man.

When he meets Gia, his structured life turns upside down, and he must decide whether he’s truly worthy of redemption. Can he protect a woman whose guard is even higher than his own, or will she end up saving him from himself?

As the tension and chemistry heat up between the two, they’ll discover that life isn’t always black and white.

A sizzling and suspenseful romance.
Free in KindleUnlimited

5 Stars
It started as a night out and ended with Cade King wanting to know more about the vixen and her connection to the Irish mob. She's everything he shouldn't mess with and everything he wants anyway. The daughter of a hitman and with a desperate desire for answers, Gia Callaghan let's Cade into her life, think he might just be able to help her. They have to trust and rely on each other, something neither of them is very good at, but for once Cade wants to help not hurt and Gia wants to let someone else carry the load. It should be easy, saving the girl, but Cade discovers that not everything will always go his way, especially if the girl he opens up to is willing to risk his life for her own.

"She's testing my limits. My patience."

I say it every single time, but that's because it is true. My Every Breath is Brittney Sahin's best work yet. Her previous books have been amazing, it's obvious the time and effort that goes into them, but MEB has all the good parts from her previous books rolled into one. There's engaging characters, a multi-faceted storyline, angst, drama, and just the right amount of suspense. MEB is really a perfect combination of romance and suspense, there isn't too much of either genre and it kept me entertained. In My Every Breath we travel to several places in the world, running from dangerous men and seeking answers to the heroine's questions. We are treated to guns, foul language, the threat of death, while also get some super smoking hot smut scenes and a heaping pile of emotions. It's descriptive, allowing the reader to see the locations and the characters, as well as really feel in the moment. I really enjoyed that My Every Breath developed from just a man seeking to save a woman, to a man allowing her to save him and together they help each other. Of course, none of it is that easy, but it's the character growth and the storyline development that works so well. 

All of the evil. All of the hate. I want it gone. I just want him.

Cade King is, well, a King. If you've read Brittney Sahin's previous standalone, Someone Like You, then you'll remember Grace King and her need to control. If you haven't, you should. Though MEB is a standalone completely, for me I liked knowing the family completely. Cade is definitely even more controlling, in business and in relationships. He doesn't give up, he doesn't trust easily, and he certainly doesn't let go once he knows what he wants. In this case, that's Gia. I looooooveeeed Gia. Loved. She's naive, which could have easily not worked out well, but does in this book. She's cultured in the way of mob mentality and being more mature than one's age, but when it comes to romance? Girl is a hot mess. It makes for a very interesting romance storyline though, especially with Cade's well known experience. Their connection is immediate and things do move pretty fast between them, but not like Brittney Sahin's previous romantic novels. Though their chemistry is palpable, there's hidden agendas, a lot going on, and not a whole lot of time to really build something up. It promises to be interesting though and it definitely was. I liked them together, I would love more time with them, but I think their story worked out perfectly.

"'How else do you think I blow off steam?'
. . .
"I'm pretty sure there's more than one way."

For me, a good romance book isn't just about the romance. I like there to be some depth to both the characters and to the storyline. I need a plot, a fairly thick one that I can't quite predict. My Every Breath is fairly action-packed and open-ended enough that readers can imagine what more is to come for Cade and Gia. It surprised me, was suspenseful, and yes, had just the right amount of time spent in the bedroom. I love Brittney Sahin's male characters and our hero in this novel, Cade, is no different. He's got a past and a good heart, he just needed the right woman. And Gia? I repeat, I loved her! Definitely recommend pre-ordering this one and reading it as soon as it releases.

About Brittney Sahin
Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing–never stopped imagining. It wasn’t until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students’ advice and begin to write again. In 2015, she published her first novel, The Safe Bet. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of two boys, and a lover of suspense novels, coffee, and the outdoors.

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