Saturday, June 16, 2012
A Review - Inhale (Just Breathe #1)
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Wow. Just... Wow. Where to begin?
I've read this book twice now, just to let it really sink in - and it is just as amazing the second time through as it was the first. To be clear: This book is not a Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, or Charlotte Brontë. It is not work safe, nor is it recommended for anyone under the age of 16. It is mature, it is graphic, it is imaginative, and it is unapologetic. It is truly an intelligent reader's dirty book... action, passion, fantasy, and a little smut... in short: captivating. Kendall Grey definitely doesn't disappoint!
From page one the characters jump off the page and grab you, taking you with them on a thrill-a-minute roller-coaster ride that includes Guardians, Elementals, the Dreaming, and even rescuing a trapped whale. Yeah, it's got scope.
I've fought back and forth with myself over including details of the plot in this review, and I just can't bring myself to do it. You really need to read it for yourself. I will note that the author included a glossary at the end of the book. I looked it over after I had finished my first read, and I don't believe that I was worse for not having read it beforehand. If you want to look it over first, or as you read, you might find it helpful, but I didn't feel even the slightest bit lost, or confused, for having not looked it over until after I'd read the book.
The ending left me anxious to read the next book. It's up to you if you see that as a positive or a negative. Thankfully you can already buy book two in this series. Otherwise I might be a bit more unhappy with the ending.
All said, I would highly recommend this book to modern/urban fantasy and paranormal romance (or erotica) readers. (yes, it does get a bit liberal with the cock.)
- Dennis Sharpe
Inhale on Goodreads.com
Inhale on Amazon.com
Warnings from the publisher:
*This book contains graphic language, sex, and some violence. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
**The author will donate all profits from the sale of the JUST BREATHE trilogy to programs that educate people about whales and the challenges they face.