Author: Willa Okati
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Pages/Word Count: 114 Pages
At a Glance: In my opinion, this is the best book of the series.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: A golden-hearted mountain man. A nursing tech with a secret. Life and death are on the line—and they’re running out of time.
Shepherd knows what people think of him. He’s too big, too tall and too broad not to be scary. But though he looks like a grizzly bear, he’s all teddy on the inside. He’s dreamed of finding someone to love. Someone who can help him break through his shyness and who he can shower with all the affection in his heart.
Kit knows what people think of him. That he’s young, good-looking and kissed by luck. He survived leukemia as a teenager, and he thought he had his entire life ahead of him. But now, the cancer might be recurring—deny it though he might—and Kit’s world has come crashing down. He needs someone like Shepherd. Someone kind and caring, who’s strong enough to lean on.
Kit’s falling fast for the big mountain man—but he hasn’t told Shepherd the truth. He’s afraid that knowing he may be sick will be more than Shepherd can handle. And now, after delaying treatment, he thinks he may be running out of time.
Secrets can be life or death—and when it comes to telling the truth, they can make all the difference.
Review: Breathe Deep is the story of Kit and Shepherd. Kit is a nurse tech at St. Hawk’s Medical. He survived a bout of leukemia when he was fifteen, and knows what it’s like to be told you only have a year to live. But he beat it then, and now he has plans to graduate nursing school, maybe get a master’s degree, travel and see the world. The timing is just all wrong to meet the love of his life, especially since he suspects the cancer has come back. Kit is afraid, terribly afraid that he won’t make it out alive with this go round, but fortunately, he finds that sometimes fate puts just what you need in front of you when you least expect it.
Shepherd is a large, blond Norse god of a man, with the heart of a teddy bear. He is shy, and as such, doesn’t date at all. When Kit crosses his path, Shepherd can’t help being drawn to the man despite knowing that there is something not quite right going on with Kit.
If there is one thing Willa Oakati does well, it’s chemistry. The chemistry between these two men is incredible. Even though we spend the first part of the book dancing around the elephant in the room (Kit’s cancer), we end up with a sweet HEA between the two men that leaves you with a warm and understanding heart.
This is the story of two really good guys who deal with what life has thrown at them, and realize that the hard times are easier with a good man at your side.
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