Fighting to Breathe - Aurora Rose Reynolds - 2nd chance love story


Synopsis: 

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.
 


I was one of the lucky ones that received an ARC copy of this book. I truly was excited for it! It was my first Aurora Rose Reynolds book and most likely won't be the last!

This book is a beautiful second chance love story full of hope and heartbreak. While I truly enjoyed reading it, it didn't quite live up to the high expectations I had for it. While the story itself was a great one, at times I felt that things could've explained more, feelings could've been explored more. However, it wasn't a bad book by far, but one I sincerely enjoyed reading!

Lea has been through a lot in her life and is returning to her home town and to the one guy she had to leave behind. We all have that one person that got away, or that we wish we would've handled differently. Austin is that person for Lea. It's beautiful to watch them reconnect, and while at times it was a little off for me the way they went about it, I still was fighting for them to pull through. Their two best friends are actually what I loved most about this book, to be honest!! I mean, they were just great people and tried to support both Austin and Lea as much as they could! And I LOVED that!!

The writing from Ms. Reynolds was easy to get into and flowed nicely, which made for a great read! I love it when the writing is easy to follow and doesn't make me think twice about what the author wants to tell me!

So while it didn't hold up to the expectations, I still enjoyed reading this book!!

3-book-boyfriends from me!
Yvi



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