Book & Author Details:
Breathe You – a Pieces of Broken novel by Celeste Grande
Publication date: February 26th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
When past and present collide…
And second chances aren’t promised.
Evangelina and Blake shared a fiery, heart-pounding, live-beneath-your-skin kind of love. Until her demons came to find her, ripping him from her life. Alone once again, Evangelina tries to pick up the pieces that remain.
But one missing piece is irreplaceable.
Blake is struggling without his Angel, and every turn is a reminder of a love lost. When the burden becomes too much to handle, he decides to salvage what’s left of him—to walk away.
Hidden truths come to light.
Secrets are revealed.
And the battle of Evangelina’s life is on.
The fight for her freedom.
For her light.
For true love.
But when family is your nightmare, and the demons follow your sins, how do you climb back from the darkness?
You find your strength.
You discover your purpose.
And most important…
You remember to breathe.
Live Me, the first in the series (purchase from Amazon HERE) was, to my mind at least, an astonishing debut novel. And I have been waiting for the conclusion of Eva and Blake’s story ever since.
It has quite an act to follow. I’m not going to lie, I was worried about whether or not Ms Grande would pull it off.
In a lot of ways, this book was harder to read. Hearts have been broken. And if you are as invested in the outcome of this couple’s story as I was, then reading about the events that unfold after that ending was difficult.
The back and forth did become a little frustrating at times, I confess. But Eva’s discovery of her inner strength, and Blake’s realisation that family runs deeper than surface actions really pull this book together.
So was it worth the wait? Did the author do the story justice? You know what? I’m going to go with a big fat YES. This book probably ought to come with a mascara warning and a complimentary pack of tissues.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life. She’s newly relocated to the state of Florida, but don’t worry, she has taken her pen with her.
Celeste is best known for her debut novel, Live Me—a steamy, angsty, New Adult romance with a bit of laughter coating its dark side.
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