Author: Lex Valentine
Publisher: Pink Petal Books
Buy Link: Buy Breathe Me In Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed By: Layne
Life is good for vampire Wilson North. His family left him well off. His job as an estate attorney is prestigious, well paying, and non-demanding. He’s gay and out and never had any issues being either. In fact, until the day he ended up beneath his car, bleeding out and only a few pints of blood from a sure trip to the Afterworld, life had never been a challenge.
When Will meets his destiny in the form of an enigmatic Magia named Garrick Forrester he finds the challenge of his life. Garrick’s gay but doesn’t live an openly gay life. Instead, he hides his nature behind his ownership of a BDSM club. The two men instantly know they are mates, but that doesn’t smooth the path to their bonding. Garrick wants Will but threats from his past convince him that the only way to protect his lover is to leave him. Shocked by Garrick’s ability to walk away, Will struggles to understand why his mate doesn’t want him. For the first time in Will’s life, something isn’t easy and he must fight for what he needs or give up his chance for happiness.
Drawn together by destiny. Torn apart by self-doubts and fear. Two men on the cusp of a dream must set aside the lives they’ve always lived for a chance at a new and brilliant future.
Lex Valentine’s amazing Darkworld series continues with Breathe Me In. Such a great read, delving into Wilson and Garrick’s lives. Old characters make guest appearances and love triumphs. No complaints, just great reading.
Vampire Wilson North is watching his friends—and one-time lovers—marry each other, envious of the bond and love they share. After surviving a car crash he’s faced with his immortality and wishes for someone to spend his life with. Enter wizard Garrick Forrester, a Dom with some dark secrets.
Their bond is immediate, attraction is explosive, and it’s over before it ever really began. I enjoyed this story—the twists, as each man reveals a side of himself he never knew existed, and Will’s sudden Alpha persona. He’s the one who takes charge, fighting for his bloodmate who walked away without explanation. In Will’s darkest moment as Garrick leaves, I teared up. Ms. Valentine wrote that scene very well and I felt all the emotions Will did. Garrick has his reasons for what he did, and while I didn’t agree with the way he dealt with them, I understood.
I especially loved the love scenes. Until they met, each man thought their sexual tastes were written in stone, but the appearance of their bloodmate shakes things up. To say the least. I look forward to the rest of this series with bated breath.