The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C Cherry
“Stay away from him,” people said.
It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.
But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.
We were both empty.
We were both looking for something else. Something more.
We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.
Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.
***This Review contains spoilers – you have been warned***
The Air He Breathes is the first book I have read by Brittainy C Cherry.
This isn’t the type of book I normally read and honestly had I not been recommended it I probably would have overlooked it.
The blurb for this book is illusive and I really didn’t know what I was letting myself in for when I started this.
The Air He Breathes is a romance, but it’s so much more than that!!
This book starts with tragedy and not just a broken bone or a broken relationship but the earth shattering, heart breaking tragedy that had me tearing up and kissing my kids.
This book is hard, it’s uncomfortable to read and generally just difficult.
Tristan and Elizabeth are broken, perhaps shattered is a more appropriate description and their relationship to start off with is fucked up.
I mean let’s be blunt two people who have lost the loves of their lives having sex and pretending that the other is their dead partner.
Yep fucked up!!!
I can’t begin to imagine how these characters feel, I hope to god I never have to understand how they feel because reading about it was hard enough. And although I can’t begin to say the way this couple dealt with things was normal I completely empathised with them.
This book is an emotional journey, I cried (a lot) I laughed and smiled but overall I was just overjoyed that this couple ultimately found a happily ever after.
I’m a big believer in fate and this author beautifully intertwined the fickle nature of life and death and the fate of two broken people finding each other and helping to piece back together the broken pieces.
What the hell was going on with Tanner that was a massive twist that literally came out of nowhere!!!
I LOVE Faye she’s basically my hero and if we could have a much more light-hearted story about her that would be a must read for me.
My heart broke a hundred times whilst reading this book, it moved me to tears and really made me appreciate my beautiful kids and fantastic husband. I’ve never read a book like this but I’m so glad that I did, it was definitely an experience.
The Air He Breathes gets 4 incredibly moving stars.