Two men, who have every reason in the world to run from what they re feeling, find they cannot deny themselves a chance at a love like this Lincoln McCaw lost everything after he caused a fatal accident A year later, he s drowning the guilt and despair in whiskey, but he needs to move on His sister and her kids are counting on him Then he meets a man who ignites a passion Lincoln thought he d never find Too bad one night is all they can have together Now he needs to figure out how to turn away from the only person who makes him feel alive before whoever is sending him threats decides Lincoln needs to suffer than he already has Jay Miller is surrounded by grief and misery until he finally gives in to all those years of sexual fantasies about being with another guy Realizing he s ended up in the arms of the man who caused his wife s accident, he tries to pull away But how can he give up a friendship he needs than anything a friendship and a love that could save him He may not have time to make the choice before someone else destroys it all Length , words This book contains explicit sexual content and graphic language This is a re release of a previously published work It combines the original novel BREATHE with the separately released epilogue WHAT YOU DO TO ME Not a perfect book, but despite the overdose of drama in spots, the age gap which I honestly didn t really notice , and the speed with which the relationship developed I liked this story I think because, despite the angst, it was ultimately a story about forgiveness, acceptance, moving on, and learning to live with those things that cannot be changed In the end it is a hopeful story in a very real, and honest way. REVIEW EDITED COMPLETED JULY 14, 2012Breathe, Lyncoln said in a low whisper to the hair above Jay s ear Just breatheBreathe is a well written story about forgiveness and redemption It s thoughtful It s sad Yet very hopeful Dear Lyncoln,I know you are a good guy, Lync You have a kind and generous heart What happened destroyed you as much as it did Jay, his family and Katie s family It is reasonable that you feel ashamed, and it s good to recognize what wrong you did Howe REVIEW EDITED COMPLETED JULY 14, 2012Breathe, Lyncoln said in a low whisper to the hair above Jay s ear Just breatheBreathe is a well written story about forgiveness and redemption It s thoughtful It s sad Yet very hopeful Dear Lyncoln,I know you are a good guy, Lync You have a kind and generous heart What happened destroyed you as much as it did Jay, his family and Katie s family It is reasonable that you feel ashamed, and it s good to recognize what wrong you did However, it was an accident, and we all know you didn t do it on purpose Your sister s husband was beating her and on that fateful night she called you for help It s kinda understandable that you were upset Since your sole purpose was to save her, I get it that your head was elsewhere You didn t pay enough attention when you were driving And Jay s wife, Katie, died Can t breathe You lost all your money you earned from your racing You lost your home, your partner, your career You paid for your mistake, Lync And now someone is threatening you Someone wants you to suffer I was so saddened to read that the bad guy view spoiler even stole your little niece s inhaler Jessica is asthmatic and from time to time she has asthma attacks The little sweetie couldn t breathe any hide spoiler That said, I knew you would protect your family, Lyncoln You re a man who takes care of those you love Breathing slowly I think I know how you feel Not waking up with someone you love, lying in bed, talking, making love, kissing, caressing Sometimes you can t fight fate, my dearest You met Jay and you didn t know who he was Neither did Jay As it is, you are afraid that you re not the right choice for him But don t be Yes, he deserves to be happy, but let him make his own choice, please Even though you will always remind him of the pain and loss and heartache he had to endure, you are the man for Jay It comes as no revelation at all that Jay feels confused because you are the first guy he had sex with Admittedly, he fantasized about men before he was married, however, this is so new to him Jay feels a strong attraction to you It s astounding and yet impossible Let me tell you, Lync, Katie would have wanted for Jay to be happy to go on living And you two make each other feel good You are two human beings worth living and breathing I know Katie would like you Having said that, happiness takes work Ultimately you have to decide to make your life what you want it to be Well, and when you make up your mind, just go for it Quick breath I m glad that you told Jay he should let himself miss Katie Talk about her He has a right to grieve to be angry or lonely If you keep remembering a loved one, it ll get easier to keep close to this person She s gone but not forgotten Now let me please tell you something very important You need to forgive yourself you need to let go of all your grief and sorrow Start to breathe again Live again Believe me, Lync, you are so worth itThere are two kinds of forgiveness The kind you can give to your loved ones who ve wronged you, and the kind of forgiveness you can give to people you don t even know strangers who ve hurt you Most people can give the first Few know how to give the second It s easier to hate a stranger You re not a stranger to me I was when you forgave meDeep breath Tell your creator that I really liked your story Very much so The blurb sounded intriguing enough yet a little bit farfetched as well Would this work in real life too I don t know But I know that your creator pulled it off and I like the outcome The characters are well drawn and complex You and Jay are very likable Further, I was quite mesmerized by the family dynamic and interaction Breathe is a well written story that kept me turning the pages I appreciated the plot and the slight suspense factor enhanced your story nicely Your men lovin was pretty hot too well, it was not the steamiest I ve ever read but it was worthy of my attention though grin One of the best aspects of your story is the book title and the term breathe in general The term breathe is in perfect correlation to many parts of the story Moreover, it inevitably establishes the perfect connection between protagonists, plot, and certain deeds Long story short it s a perfect symbiosis.What I didn t like view spoiler Honestly, what were you thinking when you went to the cemetery without backup It was a huge TSTL moment and left me somewhat disappointed hide spoiler I don t think I have to elaborate what happened afterwards It was messy.Your story is not one I enjoyed to read, Lync, because the topic is too serious and there s quite a bit of angst thrown into the plot However, in the end I was satisfied and I felt happy for you Breathe left me hopeful and I closed your book with a smile on my face Against all odds live your dream, enjoy your future and be happy You need it You deserve it.Take care and and all the best,Baba Just breathe.I wanted you to know to see we can both live beyond our pasts Together This book took me forever to read And I m not sure why It wasn t that long But I liked it Mostly It was definitely different and not a premise I have read in MM The writing was really good, which I think took the story a long way But if I really really think about it not a lot happened Lincoln and Jay definitely fall in love under rather strange circumstances I d like to believe that something like this could happen What happened was a true tragedy I also have to question whether the This book took me forever to read And I m not sure why It wasn t that long But I liked it Mostly It was definitely different and not a premise I have read in MM The writing was really good, which I think took the story a long way But if I really really think about it not a lot happened Lincoln and Jay definitely fall in love under rather strange circumstances I d like to believe that something like this could happen What happened was a true tragedy I also have to question whether the whole suspense part of the book was needed I literally spent the whole book going back and forth as to who I thought was responsible for the notes and threats Every chapter I would change my mind Other than thatand Lincoln and Jack going back and forth about whether they could ever be together given their circumstances.not much else happened Yet I kept reading on Forgive my ramblings Ultimately if you are looking for something different, with some really good steam, heavier undertones, great writing, that might take you 3x as long to read as it shouldgive this one a go Loved it, though it might be hard to believe that these two guys would hook up in normal circumstances, not that there is anything normal about their situation Did I mention the angst, drama and heartbreak There s plenty of it going around, it s emotionally draining, so pace yourself and suck it up, its worth it Jay and Lincoln have no idea what they are both about to unleash when they meet, the past is about to blow up in their faces After finding out who Linc really is, Jay has a lot to th Loved it, though it might be hard to believe that these two guys would hook up in normal circumstances, not that there is anything normal about their situation Did I mention the angst, drama and heartbreak There s plenty of it going around, it s emotionally draining, so pace yourself and suck it up, its worth it Jay and Lincoln have no idea what they are both about to unleash when they meet, the past is about to blow up in their faces After finding out who Linc really is, Jay has a lot to think about, his attraction and those pesky, overwhelming feelings of guilt keep getting in the way Complicating things further, Lincoln starts receiving hate mail and threats against his family Hmm figuring out who the bad guy is, isn t easy I was kept on my toes Yes, I know I am pretty lame at figuring out these mysteries but honestly this time it was a tricky business I love and need happy, I got it in the end A wonderful romance about love, second chances and learning to forgive Now I am off to read What You Do To Me a free epilogue, which should be sweet