Title: Breathe With Me (With Me In Seattle, # 7)
Author: Kristen Proby
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release date: June 23 2014
Sometimes you meet the right person at the wrong time…
Mark Williams has loved Meredith since he was seventeen. A successful man with a strong family, he’s worked hard to move on from Meredith breaking his heart all those years ago. When his path crosses with the only woman he’s ever loved again years later, Mark knows there is nothing he won’t do to keep her in his life. But when the going gets tough, will Meredith stick around or will he lose her again?
…But true love has a way of finding its way back.
Meredith Summers is a dancer. One of the first things she learned in following her dreams is that timing is everything. She has spent the past ten years following her dream touring with mega-stars while trying to forget the high school sweetheart she left behind. Now she’s back in Seattle, running a successful dance studio with her best friend Jax and determined to move on from her gypsy past. Until the day she sees Mark Williams and time stands still. It’s as if no time has passed at all when Meredith finds herself in Mark’s arms again. The chemistry, the bonds and the love are as strong as ever and hearing Mark whisper breathe with me in her ear is a balm to her wounded soul. But will she grab onto this second chance at love, or is the timing all wrong for them again?
Don't miss catching up with the Montgomery and Williams clans in this latest installment of the With Me In Seattle Series from New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Proby.
“There were days that I would have exchanged a year of my life just to touch you one more time.” –Mark Williams
Well, this is another classic Kristen Proby romance. Kristen Proby is one of my go-to contemporary erotic romance authors – I know, when I pick up one of her books, I’m going to get a hero to melt for, a feisty heroine, lots of Montgomery hilarity and hot sex. Lots and lots of hot sex. And Breathe With Me absolutely delivers. It’s just an escapist pleasure to read one of her romances – there’s a little bit of angst but not too much, plenty of simmering attraction, wonderful romance a whole lot of carnal action in the sack. It’s a truly enjoyable escape from reality and just a wonderful and highly enjoyable read.
This time it’s the turn of Mark (Luke and Sam’s brother) to reconnect with the girl that broke his heart at the end of High School. We’ve not seen a huge amount of Mark over the past six books of the series but I had high hopes for him and, rest assured, he is absolutely 100% bonafide Kristen Proby hero material. He’s protective, possessive and absolutely focused on his girl and that girl is Meredith, his High School Sweetheart who broke his heart by choosing her dance career over their relationship and leaving him to pursue her dream. Neither one of them have ever managed to find another significant other in the intervening years and no one has ever come close to matching the deep love they felt for one another.
The death of Meredith’s mother and her funeral bring her back to Seattle and she comes face to face once again with Mark and it’s clear that their incendiary attraction to one another has not diminished with time and they are still just as hot for one another and soon succumb to that all-consuming chemistry that binds them.
This all happens very early on in the novel and I did wonder where Kristen was going to take us for the rest of the story but this is, of course, an ongoing series and, even though it works as a standalone, there’s a whole host of couples that we’ve come to know and love over the last couple of years and we’re subjected to wonderful scenes starring the Montgomery clan including the usual inebriated shenanigans that we’ve come to love and expect and no one does this quite as well as drunken Montgommeries!!
So, as Mark and Meredith attempt to put their relationship back on the track, this is also a story of the rest of the cast too with some great scenes especially with Sam and Leo – one for fans of the series to really enjoy. And, now we begin to look to the end of the series with a little sadness – there’s just Dom left to find his forever girl (Alecia I suspect) and I’m very much looking forward to his story. He’s very cocky and flirtatious and his story should be a lot of fun.
4.5 sexy stars
Series Reading Order
3. Play With Me
5. Safe With Me
6. Tied With Me
8. Forever With Me – Dom’s story due Autumn 2014
I knock on Mer’s apartment door and shift back and forth on my feet. I haven’t been this nervous since the very first time I picked her up for a date early in our Junior year.
I’ve come a long way since then.
Suddenly the door is wrenched open and Jax is standing there with a wide smile.
“Hey,” he says.
“Hi. I’m here to pick up Meredith.”
“Mr. Delicious is here for your date, tootsie roll!” Jax yells.
“I’m right here, dork,” Meredith says as she slips under his arm out into the hallway. “Ignore him. He has horrible manners.”
“Have fun,” Jax continues, leaning on the doorjamb with his arms crossed and watching us walk to the elevator. I brace my hand on the small of her back and feel the electricity travel up my arm and down to my groin. After all this time, the chemistry is still here. “You have her home at a decent time, now. I’ll leave the light on.”
“Shut up, Jax,” Mer says with a laugh.
“Use condoms!” He calls just as the elevator arrives.
“Oh my God! Shut the hell up, Jax!”
He laughs as the doors close and I can only smile in delight down at her. Her cheeks are pink with embarrassment. Her hair is pulled up in one of her signature messy buns and she’s in jeans and a blue sweater the same color as her eyes.
Jesus, she’s fucking gorgeous.
“You look amazing,” I say and rub a large circle over her slender back.
“So do you,” she murmurs and looks up and down at my plain black T-shirt and jeans. I threw a plaid button down over the T, but her eyes travel to my arms anyway.
She always did have a thing for my arms.
“Thanks for coming out with me tonight.”
“Thanks for inviting me,” she replies with a grin. “Where are we going?”
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.
Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/kristenproby
BREATHE WITH ME Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17201113-breathe-with-me?ac=1
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