Review & Giveaway: Whisper to Me (Between Breaths #3) by Christina Lee

Posted May 30, 2014 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Review & Giveaway: Whisper to Me (Between Breaths #3) by Christina LeeTitle: Whisper to Me
Author: Christina Lee
Series: Between Breaths #3
Published by Intermix
Release Date May 20, 2014
Genres: New Adult Romance
Pages: 262
More Info: Goodreads
Purchase From: Amazon US
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A hot and consuming New Adult romance about a wayward musician and the one girl who keeps him grounded…

At college, Rachel has a reputation for being a sarcastic flirt with a thing for star athletes. No one at school knows that she’d had her heart ripped to shreds by her high school sweetheart, who’d driven them both off the side of the road on a borrowed motorcycle, and then abandoned her. No one knows the real Rachel Mattson—except one person…

Ever since he helped nurse his sister’s feisty best friend back to health, pierced bass player Kai Nakos has been head over heels in love. But the supposed bad boy can’t risk letting Rachel know the truth—especially now that the two of them are back in their hometown for the summer, together for the first time since the months following that fateful night. Never mind that Rachel’s ex is back, groveling for her forgiveness.

Shaken by her ex’s return, Rachel finds herself turning to the one guy she knows she can trust. Kai is willing to hide his feelings for her, just to have Rachel touch him again. After all, this is only a temporary fling. Until it becomes something more. But maybe it had been more all along.

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 Exclusive Content from Christina

Five Traits That Makes a Swoony Hero

Whether an alpha or a beta, all of our heroes need to show some or all of these traits to hook their reader and drag them into la la land. <3

Sacrifice.

Not necessarily of his own life, though it might help. 😉 I’m talking about sacrificing his time, heart, and emotions. So the heroine can feel the detriment, the cost, the loss it took for him to finally be with her. 

Strength.

Some readers love their dominant males. Their bossy heroes. But here, I’m talking strength of character, which might go hand in hand with the true definition of a dominant hero. Show your heroine what you’re made of. 

Confidence.

Especially in the end, to get the girl he loves. Confidence begets  poise, self-assurance, conviction and essentially, the coolness factor. Yeah, all of that. 

Sex appeal.

This comes in all shapes and sizes. For example, I don’t always like bulky heroes. I like mine tall and lean. So regardless of what the hero looks like, I should be able to feel his sex appeal oozing off the page and swoon, regardless of whether he’s my typical type. Through a look, touch, words or action, he’s got me—hook, line and sinker. 

Sweetness. 

Even if he’s bossy, he’s got to show his softer side too. His gentle touch, his tender look. His vulnerability. Oh yeah.

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My Review:

It was as if he and I were parallel in this one singular moment.

Among the many things Christina Lee excels in, she is the queen of the romantic build-up. Now on her third novel, she has mastered this craft and I relish in every second of it! She builds anticipation, teasing you at every turn, and when you finally get a release (metaphorically speaking), it’s a momentous occasion. She writes with such finesse that, just like her series title, you are left barely breathing. It’s utterly impossibly to not fall unequivocally in love and lust with the characters, unsure of where their life ends and yours begins. This, folks, is the sign of a phenomenal author. To pull you into the story, feeling the feels, experiencing everything alongside the characters. I want to move into their world and never leave!

We were pouring ourselves into each other. Like we were filling each other up before becoming empty again.

Kai and Rachel are lifelong friends, always dancing on the precipice of what if. Rachel goes through something pretty traumatic and though Kai is by her side, it simply isn’t meant to be…then. I don’t even know where to begin with Kai. He was simply swoon wrapped in sexy topped with piercings. MANY piercings. His character has to be without a doubt one of my most favorite I’ve ever read. There wasn’t one single aspect of him that I didn’t absolutely adore. And when he turned that magic towards Rachel, it was impossible to look away. These were such well written characters, and I reveled in every word, every scene, every touch. You’ll be hard pressed to find a couple with such chemistry as these two!

She was a contradiction beneath my touch.

It’s hard to fully explain what one of Lee’s books does to me; the range of emotions that I feel. From the giddiness of introductions to the romanticism of the cat and mouse game to the inevitable conclusion; it’s a journey through the finest that the NA genre has to offer and she’s definitely earned her spot amongst the best.  Out of all three in the series, Whisper To Me quickly became my favorite. This is a series I will recommend to everyone and one I cannot wait to read again!

Into my heart. Into my world. Into my soul.

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 All of You (Between Breaths, #1) 

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My Review

All of You

Avery has just met her hot upstairs neighbor. He’s irresistible. Tattooed. And a virgin.

Nursing student Avery Michaels wants nothing to do with dating—she’s perfectly happy single. Privy to too many of her mother’s bad decisions and even worse taste in boyfriends, all Avery can handle is a string of uncomplicated hookups whenever the mood strikes.

When she meets smoking hot tattoo artist Bennett, she wants him—for just one night. But he won’t accept a no-strings-attached arrangement. He lives by a straight-laced code of values based on his own troubled upbringing.

Bennett sees something special in Avery and he wants more from her. Way more. As Avery wrestles with her emotions for Bennett, danger and tragedy force them to open up to each other. And Avery must face the terrifying realization that she wants more from him, too.

So she needs to make a choice—let Bennett go or finally let him in.


Before You Break (Between Breaths, #2) 

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My Review

Before You Break

A sexy, emotional New Adult romance about a bad boy on the edge and a good girl about to lose control…

The star catcher of the college baseball team isn’t supposed to have skeletons in his closet. But Daniel Quinn is hiding a guilty past so dark he refuses to let anyone get close. Except there’s something about gorgeous, studious Ella Abrams that goes beyond the electric attraction between them—something that makes him want to open up.

Ella has suffered enough heartache and guilt to fill one of her psychology textbooks, but she keeps that part of herself hidden behind a bubbly exterior. Until she receives an anonymous call while working the suicide helpline and the voice on the other end touches something inside of her that she can’t ignore.

Soon Ella and Quinn’s physical connection heats up, even as their deep and revealing hotline talks intensify. But by the time Ella realizes that her seductive jock and her sensitive caller are the same guy, it might be too late to save him—or to stop herself from falling too far.

About Christina Lee

Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a fashion stylist. I spent my days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts.

Now I live in my hometown of Cleveland, with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I’ve always been an avid reader—reading was actually my favorite time of day when I taught second and third grade.

But it wasn’t until I became a local newspaper columnist that something clicked. I finally realized I could turn my love of words into my dream of writing fiction.

I write Young Adult and New Adult fiction. I am represented by Sara Megibow of the Nelson Literary Agency

So, what did you think? :-)