Books Like Breathing

Books Like Breathing

Romance, YA and Fiction reviews by an opinionated New Yorker with a caffeine addiction.

Reaper's Legacy - Joanna Wylde

I still don't like the heroine...but apparently all it takes to win me over is an alpha on a motorcycle. 


P.S. Why do I borrow books I already own from the library?

I'm Giving Up
Blue-Eyed Devil - Lisa Kleypas Come Love a Stranger - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

I have been struggling through Kathleen Woodiwiss for the past couple of months--because I am stubborn and refuse to admit defeat. Until now because I am blaming this episode for my current reading slump. I have decided to start reading a safe standby--Lisa Kleypas. Save me, Lisa. You're my last hope.


P.S. I acknowledge Woodiwiss' importance in the romance genre but it just didn't work for me. At all. 

2 Stars
Ashes in the Wind - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

I think it may be time to admit that Woodiwiss is not for me. At all. 

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Book Buying Binge

Apparently when this girl goes on a diet, she converts all of her sweets cravings into a desperate need to buy books. 60 of them and a completely unnecessary Kindle Fire . Used so cheaper but still...where in the hell am I going to put 60 books? Why do I do this to myself?







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Reading progress update: I've read 354 out of 384 pages.
Anne of Green Gables  - L.M. Montgomery

Chapter 37 alert. Chapter 37 alert. Tissue warning. Heart breaking. Sad so sad. Sobs.

The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set - L.M. Montgomery

I just got to the part of Anne of Green Gables where Matthew buys Anne her puffed sleeve dress and I am crying hysterically. I have no idea why this part always makes me weep but it does. Something about how sweet and shy Matthew is and how kindred him and Anne were.

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5 Stars
Between a Rake and a Hard Place by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe
Between a Rake and a Hard Place - Connie Mason, Mia Marlowe

I'm a big fan of this series and of Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe's collaborations. The rakes are properly rakish and the heroines are not obnoxious. I was really a bit leery of Jonah at the start because he came off as a bit of a sneaky snake but I grew to like him and Serena was as normal and likable as a heroine can get.


P.S. I am really curious about Connie Mason's older books. My mother has most of them and I am wondering if I should pick them up. I am in the mood for old school bodice rippers.


For the full review, please visit my blog.

5 Stars
Review Rewind: Healing Luke by Beth Cornelison
Healing Luke - Beth Cornelison

I loved this book the first time around. I picked this one up when I was just getting back into reading romance after a very long layoff and I just fell in love with it. The angst, the characters, the storyline. Everything was perfect. And it still is. I love Luke perhaps a bit more now. I do want to shake him for not being thankful that he survived such a horrible accident. He mopes and grouses an awful lot. I was really hoping that this series would continue with Aaron's story but it never did. Through some internet sleuthing, I learned that the publisher rejected both storylines for Aaron...please publish it. Please. I am begging.

2.5 Stars
This is not working out for me...
Forever in Your Embrace - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

I have a quirk where if I don't like the hero or heroine's name, I can't get into the book. Synnovea may be my limit. When the heroine's name sounds like a defunct car Just how? Aside from the ridiculousness of her name, she was a complete and total dunderhead. And the hero, Tyrone (ugh), was no better. Please tell me that Woodiwiss gets better. Please. I'm begging. I'm just going to go read some Jill Shalvis books before starting The Wolf and the Dove. Which I am dreading by the way.


P.S. I apologize to all the poor Synnoveas and Tyrones out there.

Harry Potter Shipperness

I never liked Ron and Hermione together. I don't like Hermione and Harry either but I can tolerate this better. So this news from JKR was good news.


P.S. I was always a Snape/Hermione (older) or Draco/Hermione shipper. I like the Slytherins.

Reading progress update: I've read 100 out of 320 pages.
The Magic Between Us - Tammy Falkner

Hero is a bit of a nodcock but I am loving this book so far.

Recommendations Needed...Badly

I was gifted an Amazon gift card for Christmas and I am blanking as to which books to buy. This never happens. I figured that if anyone could help me it would be the lovely people on BookLikes.


What I am looking for--


-historical romance

-angst. Lots of it.

-preferably the author has written many books but it's not necessary.


Any help would be appreciated because I am staring at Amazon right now with a sadface.

1 Stars
Another DNF
Everlasting LP - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss



This one was better. The plot wasn't terrible but there was zero chemistry between the main characters. How can I tell? I stopped reading this morning and I've already forgottent their names. I am going to keep trying with Woodiwiss because I liked the others I've read but the last two--no.

0.5 Stars
DNF-Well, I tried
Come Love a Stranger - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss



I tried. Very hard. 250 pages of trying. But it just didn't work for me. I am trying to read through all of Woodiwiss' books and this one is the first one that I just couldn't even begin to get through. It was the amnesia. It's always the amnesia.