Romantic Suspense Books

Breathe by Kristen Ashley (Colorado Mountain #4)

Goodreads Summary

When the local police department’s secrets are revealed and the wife he’s forced to marry is murdered, Chace finds himself the town of Carnal’s hero. Knowing how deep in the mud he was forced to sink, Chace feels he’ll never get clean. The quiet, content future he envisioned of the love a good woman with whom he could build a family was now beyond his reach. The only thing he can do is find his wife’s murderer.

But he isn’t the only one looking.

While searching for new leads, he runs into Faye Goodknight, the town’s quiet, shy, pretty librarian. Chace has long since had his eye on what could possibly be the town’s last remaining virgin but he has also long since given up hope he could make her his. Faye is pure and clean and Chace refuses to dirty her with his sordid past.

Pure and clean Faye may be, but when the shy librarian is forced to go head to head with the man who she’s had a crush on since he hit her hometown, Chace finds Faye is full of surprises. And he doesn’t know what to do with her.


4 out of 5 stars


SERIOUSLY, KA?  Another kidnapping???  UGH!!!  Remind me never to move to fictional Carnal, Colorado!!

I digress.  While the kidnappings in these books has gotten old and ANNOYING, I really did like this book.  Mini spoiler – a character from the Rock Chick series makes an appearance in this book – won’t say who though!  That was very exciting!

I truly loved Faye and Chace.  This book had some darker elements than the previous three books.  How?  Well, Faye realizes there is a child who is being abused (badly) and she and Chace help him.  This was such an amazing part of the story.  It felt very real, and believable because of the person that Faye is.

Chace is typical KA Alpha Male.  He’s had a tough year, with his “wife” being murdered and dealing with that.  In comes Faye, the town librarian (picture Emma Stone, that’s who I had in my mind) who is a 29-year old virgin, and has been harboring a crush on Chace for 13 years.

The mystery in this book was really good and intense, and the story with Chace and Faye and this child will bring you to tears.  This is another great addition to the KA library.

My recommendation:

Read it, but read the series in order.

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