Thursday, May 17, 2018

[Blog Tour + Review] Breathe by Carly Phillips

Breathe, an all-new second chance romance from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips is LIVE!



Fall in love with the Wards…

From troubled teen to successful general contractor, Jake Nichols turned his life around from his time in foster care. Divorced and single, he juggles his time between his daughter and his work. Next on his agenda, a new project that is his chance to prove his worth at the job he loves. Except he never anticipates that the only girl he's ever loved and lost as a teen is now a grown and beautiful woman in charge of the project.

Phoebe Ward has survived and conquered a painful past that includes foster care and becoming a teenaged mom. She wants nothing more than to focus on the present but it’s hard when she looks into the eyes of her son, knowing she’s tried and failed to find his father. She’s resigned herself to raising him alone with the help of her family… Until a client meeting brings her face to face with her first love. A boy… now a sexy man she thought she’d never see again … and the father of her child.

So many years have gone by and both of their lives have changed drastically. Will they be able to put the past behind them and find the second chance they both deserve?

A Standalone Novel



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“Are you my guardian?” she quipped, trying to keep things light as she tipped her head slightly, studying his tight, serious expression. 
“I want to be.” His voice was serious as hell. His tone rubbed her in the most intimate way, her body swaying toward him. 
“Jake.” He reached out a hand to cup her face, his calloused fingertips rough against her skin. So intense were his features, so erotic was his touch, his protectiveness cloaking her in heat. Her nipples even puckered into tight points of need. 
“If I had my way, nobody would be able to take advantage of you, because they’d have to go through me in order to get to you.” Her face warmed at his words. 
“That’s sweet of you to say.”
“I’m not feeling very sweet. In fact, I’m feeling pretty damned protective.” He was, and she liked it. A lot. His fingers skimmed her cheek as he spoke. 
“I was lucky enough to find you again. I want a chance to see what could be between us,” he said, taking her off guard. But God, she wanted that, too. 
Despite her brain telling her they needed to tread carefully, that they had a little boy to protect, her traitorous heart still wanted more. His blue gaze bored into hers, causing her heart to pound hard in her chest. 
“I know things are complicated right now, but how many people get second chances?” 
“Not many,” she agreed, knowing how lucky they were. 

“So wouldn’t we be foolish to waste the opportunity?”


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5 Stars from Renee!

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

I would recommend reading the below before reading this story...
Fearless (Rosewood Bay #1)

This is Phoebe and Jake’s story. Phoebe is a single mother raising her son after he disappeared. Years later when she shows up at a job it’s to find Jake (her son’s father) there. Now she has to find a way to tell him that he has a son. Jake never stopped loving Phoebe but he go into trouble and lost track of her. Now that he found her he wants a second chance. When secrets of the past come out will they be able to move on from them? With Jake dealing with a nasty ex and trying to develop a relationship with his son will he be able to devote time to getting Phoebe to want him forever? Or will his ex ruin everything he wanted with Phoebe?

I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. 

I highly recommend this book.


5 Stars from Brianna!

Carly Phillips isn't new to me and she just so happens to be one of my very favorites in contemporary romance. She's an auto-buy and auto-signup author without even looking kind of author. She's never disappointed me, writing some of my all times and never failing to deliver the absolute best with a whole lot of heat and even more emotions.

The Rosewood Bay series blew me away with its first book Fearless, giving such a breathtakingly beautiful romance... but this book was different in such a good way and pulled me in so much deeper right from the start. The characters, the setting, the plot... everything was absolute perfection. 

Breathe was an amazing book... one that fiddled with my heart, breaking it at times only to mend it, leaving it pieced back even better than before. I loved every single unforgettable word that Jake and Phone gave me, devouring their journey without ever taking a breathe until it was over, absorbing every single moment.

They were everything until it fell apart, leaving her with a piece of his memory forever and him a troubled future... until years later they walk back into each other's lives. They were always right for each but connecting at the wrong time. Now they have a second chance to start over. Will they embrace it or are their lives to complicated now?

Single dad romance. Single mom romance. Second chance romance. Contemporary romance at its best. All of the best feelings and the reuniting of two people who were always meant to be together. Their story wasn't without angst and drama from the past and riddled with some obstacles but love and fate always prove to win, making every moment that Jake and Phoebe have to go through so worth it.

Run to grab this one. Sexy. Sweet. That good for your soul kind of angst. All of the feelings and such intensity at times. You cannot miss this new release!

I highly recommend this book and fantastic series.



Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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