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Exhale (Just Breathe #2)

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Her dreams brought them together, but reality could tear them apart…

The man of Zoe Morgan’s dreams isn’t only real, he’s interested. In her. But her boss wants her too, and is leveraging his unsolicited advances with the threat of blocking the huge promotion she's after. When he places a spy on her research team, the intense stranger discovers more than he should, and Zoe
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Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Howling Mad Press
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Andrea
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have struggled to find the perfect tone for this review. I want to express my wildly enthusiastic love for EXHALE, but I don't want to come off looking like an idiot who doesn't know how to get a grip. So to help prevent my brain from exploding, I'm going to break this baby down. First I will discuss the story, then I will discuss the writing.

Author Kendall Grey created a remarkable, unique alternate world in book one, INHALE.I have always loved the oceans and the creatures who inhabit them,
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Amy Fournier
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Wow!! Okay, where to start. This is seriously a super hard review to write because I totally freaking loved this book and don't even know what to say to express how amazing I think it is. I have started this review numerous times and ended up deleting it over and over. This book picks up right where Inhale ended and it couldn't have been a more perfect start. The whole feel of this one is totally different than Inhale, but in a great way. There is a lot more emotion, more tension, and a lot of O ...more
GraceMyBookSnack
Intensely Exhilarating!

When I finished Exhale, my mouth opened and, well, I actually exhaled! I'm pretty sure I held my breath during the last few pages! If you've read the first book, then you'll be glad to learn that Exhale starts where Inhale ended. Unlike the first book, more of the story takes place in Realis. Gavin is so smitten with Zoe, but she just can't fathom the idea of a rock star falling for her, a whale biologist! Surely, having a real-life relationship with Gavin would interfere
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Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, favorites
Right, so remember my struggles to get through Inhale? Gone. This book sucked me in from page one, and didn't let me stop, even when I finished. I jumped online to find out more about this series, the author, and whatever else I could find. Miss Grey, THIS BOOK is the reason I am now obsessed with your series and you characters. In case you were wondering when that happened. :-)

It picks up right at the end of Inhale, with Zoe and Gavin really meeting for the first time in Realis (the real world)
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Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
**This is an original post from http://bookedandloaded.com**
Exhale by Kendall Grey just truly blew me away. Honestly, this review is so hard to write because it is hard to say much without giving away spoilers to Inhale. Inhale is book 1 in this series and you can check out the review HERE. I will focus on this review in vague detail because Inhale should certainly be read first. Kendall Grey created a fantastic world in the Just Breathe series. Exhale did not fall short. If anything it blew my
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Rebecca ♥ Warner, Kishan, Magnus ♥
Wow, this book is a 4.5/5, bordering on a 5/5. But I never give a book 5 stars unless it is a full 5, otherwise I round down.

This book was incredibly intense and beautiful. I loved that everything is real now. The first book was set almost entirely in Zoe's dreams, but in this, they are almost always together in reality, and almost always getting it on. Seriously, these two could not keep their hands off each other. Exhale really amped up the steaminess, which is crazy, considering how hot Inhal
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Lynn Rush
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Now, I'm a big fan of Kendall Grey's storytelling abilities. She is the queen of tension. As I was reading this book, I was like, REALLY? More trouble? NOOO!!!! I cried and laughed right along with the characters. She yanked me into the story until I felt like I was right there with Zoe and Gavin.

Now, I must warn you this story is not for the faint of heart! It's intense and utterly gut-wrenching. And those are good things!! I love it when I'm so into a story I am on the roller coaster right wi
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Erin Danzer
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe it took me so long to write this review. ;)

I absolutely LOVED this book! As the second in a trilogy, it stood up to the common fears of a second book - and blew them out of the water (pun intended). The action was great, the story moved at the fast pace I became to expect after reading Inhale and the characters kept growing and evolving as the story went along. What was said to be a cliffhanger was anything but; I felt this book ended exactly where it needed to and it left me wa
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Smash
Courtesy of Smash Attack Reads.

Interest in the book: After being introduced to Kendall's first book, Inhale, and devouring its wicked world-building awesomeness, I knew I had to continue on the journey with Zoe and Gavin. Their story is one that you want to finish. I want to see them safely through the end of their struggles. I NEED THEM TO BE OK! Ok?

First Impressions: The book leaves off exactly where Inhale ends, which I personally enjoy. We are catapulted back into the situation at hand, whic
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Bamafever
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Exhale is the second installment in the Just Breathe trilogy and it was great! The cover is beautiful and I absofreakinlutely love it! Once again Kendall Grey has delievered a great read and one of the best things besides Gavin is that all profits go to whale education. I'm astonished that a writer comes out of the gate and releases her first trilogy and not only does such a great job introducing us to a totally new and unique world but she joined two of her loves (writing and whales) and is don ...more
Delphina
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I beyond love the first book in this series for soooo many reasons. I was floored that someone could take something they were as passionate about as Kendall is about whales and turn it into such an amazing (albeit a bit trashy - yay!) book without a single instance of preaching. Oh and there were rock stars, tattoos, hot scenes, cuss words I would blush to repeat, and amazing lore. Yes, the book was made of awesome, covered in amazing sauce and served with a side of fabulous. When a book is that ...more
Suz
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
3.5 stars - Not a true cliff hanger. It's a better wrap than the first book but it definitely stops at a place that lets the reader know that the story is far from over and unresolved.

This book was tighter than the first. The world came together without as many bumps and the lore was more seamless and smooth, more rational. The story itself is a good one and very interesting. The use of the Elementals and the way Grey is building the world and elements of the world is refreshing in the genre. T
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E.
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Another creative tale from a very talented author who paints such vivid word portraits that one can almost smell the salty air and hear the waves. The conflict between the Elementals continues to threaten those in the real world even as the romance between Zoe and Gavin struggles to blossom. The villains are a little two-dimensional but there are interesting subthemes weaving through the tale, including Zoe’s struggle with her handicap of dyslexia. There is a lovely description of something call ...more
Steph
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Holy shnikes, this one is a new favorite. The followup to Inhale, a recent discovery, was more than a little surprising. I have to say, this one definitely doesn't disappoint, and accomplishes in graduating from a promising series that has a good romance and some original animal storyline filler to full-on awesome intrigue and storytelling.

I'm at a loss for words at the moment, but suffice it to say, if you liked the first book, you will be blown away by this one. No saccharine cookie-cutter ro
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Danielle Young
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars! Exhale was a wild ride that literally picked up right where Inhale left off and I was immediately swept up in the story.

Though certain things happened as I predicted I am happy to say that there were some definite surprises throughout the story. I love it when a story doesn't reveal itself before the story has played out.

I have always been a huge fan of dreams and elemental magic and I just love how Kendall Grey mixed the two and presented them in a way that I have never seen before
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Candice Bundy
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Exhale picks up in the trilogy literally right where Inhale left off, but I won't give details in case you haven't read Inhale yet! Needless to say the story is still about Zoe and Gavin, and there are a few new characters stirred into the mix this time around, broadening the scope of the story.

Unlike Inhale, there's no new universe to learn, so the action starts off fast and quick and doesn't let up for the entire book. The whales are even more prominent, and while Zoe thought her job was done
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Sumedha (the wordy habitat)
A continuation of Inhale, this book takes you more into the Aboriginal world with Gavin and Zoe.

It takes off with Gavin and Zoe in the real world. Now, finally meeting outside the Dreaming, Zoe is left with very few excuses to remain in denial about the world she has recently discovered. Imagining Mr. Perfect as just someone she conjured up in her dreams, she is in disbelief that he exists in real life-and wants her. Aside from the age factor that concerns her, there is also the fact that she d
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H.K. Savage
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You know when you read that first book in a series and are blown away and thing, "I hope he/she doesn't mess this thing up." Well, not only did Kendall not mess this thing up but she blew me away! I sat down to read and kept reading. It took a night of sleep I gladly sacrificed for the sake of one of the best follow ups I've read in memory.
Zoe and Gavin have crazy hot chemistry and not only is Scarlet still intent on getting between them but the lengths she'll go to had me seething. Boy that wo
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Jenn Doyle
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Yep...mind is officially blown by this one. First off though....18+ material in the entire series (just in case anyone missed that.)

After reading this a 2nd time (going back to that mind blown comment) holy freaking hell. January cannot get here soon enough. New stuff that wasn't covered in the first book that I REALLY want to read more about: the Librus group, the whales as Lily's entourage, & Sinnder! (Okay, Sinnder's not new, but need lots more info. on his story.)

Didn't get as much of Th
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NightRider
Jun 28, 2015 rated it did not like it


Well if that didn't just kill the story for me right there at the 93% mark.



Was loving this story too. Cannot continue on with it now.

Lise *friends don't flag*
Whoa... what a ride! This story just gets better and better, so looking forward to book 3.. hint, hint Kendall Grey. There are so many characters in this book that you love and hate and some that you thought you did not like but then you find out you do. Full of suspense and the beauty of the whale story is so unique and rich with emotion, it makes me want to go spend some time in the ocean searching for that connection. The ending of book 2 is a bit of a cliff-hanger, but I trust we will see th ...more
Rachel Firasek
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'll be quick. I loved Exhale twice as much as I loved Inhale. Fantastic! Must read. Don't miss out on this water world of romance!
Terri
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This series is addictive! I can't wait til the last book comes out to find out how it all ends.
Kimberley McGurdy
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Devastated

I can't wait to start book three, let's follow the adventure of Zoe,Gavin and the whales!

Let's hope for a happy ever after
Emmy
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After finishing book 1, Inhale, I had to rush to start this one. This book is even better than the first. I am still kind of reeling with how amazing this was. Lots of things happen. Good things, bad things, sad things...

In this book we have Gavin and Zoe spending more time together in the real world AKA Realis. Their relationship doesn't move nearly as fast as it did in the Dreaming, back when Zoe didn't realize what she did in dreams was real, just in a different realm. Gavin is all for giving
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Jackie Orellana
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

Nothing like I've read before. .very entertaining. .couldn't put it down. Totally would recommend for those looking for something science fiction but steamy Too
Mirely
Originally posted on Rumor Has It.


Inhale. Exhale. Just Breathe…

Exhale, the second installment of the Just Breathe Trilogy, kicks off exactly where Inhale left off. Ahhh, Inhale. Inhale left me so happy and full of hope. Gavin and Zoe had finally met in Realis and everything was right with the world… except for the crazy Fyres. Together Gavin and Zoe would conquer the world. Zoe is one tough cookie and Gavin is trying to be one, they would accomplish anything, together. :-)
So. Much. Hope.

There’s
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Sonia Fogal
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Exhale" continues the story begun in Kendall Grey's book "Inhale". It is the second in a series of three and I enjoyed it more than I did "Inhale".

by Chinese artist An He

I understood the Elements theme a bit better in this book, which made it easier to follow. That part of the story hasn't hooked me so far though. And, like in "Inhale", I wasn't crazy about some of the metaphors in this book. There are other pieces in this book that do have me completely pulled in and eager to read about in "J
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Lillie Roberts
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Zoe has become entwined in the sleep world, the Dreaming, discovering her true purpose and her ability to communicate with whales, becoming one with the world that has meant so much to her life. Then, her dream lover comes to life, and not only is he real and a rock star, but he wants her as much as she wants him. But along with the discovery of the real life rock star, comes the knowledge of the Elementals, in particular, one Frye Elemental that would like to burn her to the ground, along with ...more
Seirra
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A review copy was provided for an honest review. Kendall Grey once again outdoes herself with her writing. Exhale is amped up in every way making the romance steamier, the violence greater, and the ability to put this book down harder! Zoe and Gavin's story gets even more complex with wildly shocking twists that will keep you on the brink of your seat. Every time I told myself to read just one more page it ended up becoming 5 more chapters, it was un-put-downable! I really enjoyed this book so m ...more
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A whale warrior, indie freedom fighter, and vodka martini aficionado, Kendall Grey is calm like an F-bomb*. She writes urban fantasy, rock star erotica, erotic suspense/thrillers, apocalyptic science fiction, and action/adventure stories. Swashbuckling cowboy priests in latex chaps are next on her To Write list**.

Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia with three mischievous Demonlings
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“In the weak light of the lonely lamp, he held onto her, for a solid minute, his head buried in her neck as if he needed her. Just like the night in the hotel room when he pressed his forehead to hers and damn near liquefied her heart.” 6 likes
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