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(Colorado Mountain #4)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  34,995 ratings  ·  2,281 reviews
There's nothing like the first time . . .

In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town's quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal's last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. She's resigned to live contentedly with only her books for company-until Faye suddenly meets Chace alone in the
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Published December 11th 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-audio
5 Fraking Fabulous stars!!!

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This was such a beautiful book! Laughter, tears, smiling from ear to ear, this book just had it all!

Faye Goodnight is Carnal’s librarian. She is twenty nine and always has her head in a book. Faye reads about love, but has yet to experience it. She doesn’t really put herself out there. The reason? She’s holding out for a hero. Chace Keaton is that hero to Faye. The man she has been crushing on for 13 years is now single. Faye is everything I love about a good hero
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Re-Read 8/20/19
Re-Read 9/12/15

5 Million Let Your Inner Nerd Show Stars

I LOVE Faye.
I LOVE this town.
I LOVE this book.




Mar 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
If there is one major talent that Kristen Ashley has, it is writing a great asshole lead character. She is famous for her 'alphas', and I'm famous for hating alpha-assholes. Don't get me wrong, I love a good sweet and kind alpha. Maybe we just have different ideas on what an alpha should be like. I think of a character who is strong, self-assured, a leader, and a protector. But, so often I read books where the guy is abusive - physically, emotionally, and sexually - and they get away with it bec ...more
UPDATE: Rating edited September 21, 2013. From 5 stars downgraded to 4 stars.


5+++ stars.

"You in my life, me livin' in hell, feels like I've been touched by an angel."

Wow. Breathe is all kinds of awesome! Breathe, Baba.


Chace is sitting alone in Harker's Wood. It's the place where his wife, Misty, was shot. It's freezing cold. Her death was purposefully not investigated by detailed police protocol. While sitting in the cold, Chace hears a stumbl
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Geek Fraking Chic Stars

“I wouldn’t. You know it. I held out for a hero and I don’t give a frak if you don’t think you’re one. I know you are and even if you weren’t one to the whole town, you’re one to me and you can take that to the fraking bank.”-Faye

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“No offense, Faye, but the person I pick to lay the fucked up shit in my head on is not gonna be a woman who breathes and eats and works but lives in a fantasy world. You can’t handle your own life, which is a good life, far’s I can s
Review posted at:Swept Away By Romance

4 1/2 to 5 stars

My goodness, what an emotional book Breathe turned out to be. I haven't read a book by Kristen Ashley that had me in tears as much as this book did. Mostly, that was due to the heartbreaking and deeply moving side story of a young boy named Malachi. The story of Malachi was captivating, intriguing, and heartbreaking while uplifting. I loved the way his story shed additional light on Chace's and Faye's inner characters. The romance that develo
Blacky *Romance Addict*
This one doesn't have 5 stars from me.

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One of the best KA-s I've read so far :)) Simply beautiful.

The story - Both Chase and Faye are investigating his wife's murder. He does it in his free time (as in - in the middle of the night on his own Photobucket ), she does it with her own geek squad over the internet Photobucket Faye is worried about a little boy who comes in her library and steals books, and after she sees him beaten, she goes to the police, and she and Chase begin working toget
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Re-read Review - September 8-11, 2013

First, I want to thank the lovely ladies who joined me in my re-read: Dorsey, Tracie, and Suzanne! I know others commented, and thank you, too, for sharing your thoughts on the book.

Okay... I really don't know how I can make anyone understand just how amazing this story is. It's not often I ADORE a heroine, but I ADORE Faye. Chace? Oh, how I love him. They're easily one of my top 5 KA couples. I don't recall shedding any tears during my first read, but I def
Someone played At last today and I remembered this book, the hate is still ongoing 😂

Spoilers ahead

Having reread Lady Luck today and coming upon the moment where Chace wished Lexie wasn't pregnant or taken just reinvigorated my fires of hatred for this man........ The fires are still burning strong and show no signs of abating any time soon......I hate you Keaton!!!( I may need counselling by this point 😂)


If this review once again shows in your feed then I'm sorry but
Lady Heather
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: KA fans, luvvas of kick-ass, knights in shining armor-holding out for a hero type of guys
5 ++ stars to start... and then for the re-read,...and for the re-read after that.. and so on, and so on ...

I would just like to start off by saying that this is one of my favourite Kristen Ashley books (to date)... I have to say 'to date' because each time I read a 'new' KA book, well that one then becomes my new favourite.
I would also like to further say that my 'inner geek' was jumping-for-joy the whole time I was reading this story! The fact that I 'totally got' the Battlestar Galactica, Sta
Aestas Book Blog
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"It was wild. Abandoned. Rough. Wet. Intense. Fiery. Thorough. Exquisite. Heart-pounding. Blood-singing. Soul-rocking. Life-altering.

6 swoony stars!!!

WOW! Holy. frak! That was an incredibly BEAUTIFUL book!! Love Love LOVED it!!!!! I have been reduced to a hyperventilating, tear-streaked, deliriously happy puddle of goo. It was just one swoon/drool/squee-worthy scene after another. An absolute GEM. Its going on the top-fav pile!

I read a large portion of this book with a huge m
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
#2 Sweet Dreams — 4.5 Stars
#4 Breathe — 3.5 Stars

Law Man lookalike, but the combination in this was just not right. There was too much romance and not enough drama and suspense, which was what I loved about KA books. I think she developed and distributed those parts well. However, there was too much nothingness in Breathe that I really felt the book was too long.

I loved the part about Chace and Faye helping out Jeremiah and wanted more of it. The other parts about Misty’s murder and Chace’s
4 Stars (Originally Read 9/12/2016)

3.5 Stars (Re-Read 3/18/2020)

Overall Opinion: This was a lot better than I thought it'd be! I had written it off before, because lots of readers didn't like the fact that Chace slept around while Faye was crushing on him. While I understand where they're coming from, it really didn't bother me. I still felt like Faye was a strong character, and she never crossed that line into doormat status for me (which is what I was really worried about). To clarify -- we d
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Kristen Ashley has done it again. Each time I've finished one of her books, I think I've found my new favorite and that the rest of them won't be able to live up to the ones I've read already; and (almost) each time I'm proven wrong. Breathe was different from most of her other books in the sense that the heroine was much different from most other KA heroines, and that's exactly why I loved this book so much. Other than that, the story consisted of the typical KA eleme
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
*** 4 ***

A buddy read with the most awesome book addicts at BB&B!!!

She did it again! And every time I finish one of her books I am still stumped as to how do books so over the top and full of flaws keep on stealing all my attention for hours at a time, completely oblivious to the world around me... It gets so bad that I forget all things real, forget about food or loved ones, (the food thing is actually a positive side effect!), and I even forget that I don't live in Colorado... These books are
Stacey is Sassy
This one gets better with each re-read/listen...

It's hard to read/listen to Breathe, without feeling a wee bit judgy. I think with each re-read/listen, I find myself contemplating the decisions Chace makes and trying to decide what I would do in the same situation. Fortunately for me, my mother is of sound mind, and my dad is not a douchewaffle. I guess the deciding factor is that Chace is burdened with the guilt of the decision he made. If he had made the decision with no remorse, I'm not sure
the main character is a librarian, loves reading books and gets the hottest cop in town. Perfection. 😔✊🏼
Robin (Bridge Four)
4 Faye You Fracking Saved this Book For Me Stars

Read with my KA-loving girls at Buddies Books & Baubles

Faye Goodnight is one of the reasons I have a Chicks-I-Want-to-Hang-Out-With shelf. She is everything I’m looking for in a Book BFF. Reasons I loved her from the beginning….

① - She always has her head in a book or nook. She loves to read and read to others.
“Yes, I read. And yes, I do it a lot. And yes, I did it before you because life can suck and living in a fantasy world is a lot more fun
bella farren
5 / 5 stars


only five KA books past Bella? HUH, try eighteen in the past three months. I think I am addicted to Kristen Ashely's super dramatic and over-the-top series, a guilty pleasure that I can't seem to stop.

I'm a little late into reviewing this book as I have gone on to read three more from this series and two more from Kristen Ashley and adored them all. But in saying that, I feel like Breathe will forever be my favourite.

This a romance centered around Faye Goodkni
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

5 Fraking Fantastic Stars

Angels deserve heroes and heroes deserve angels. So true, so true... Faye and Chase were each other’s destinies and I loved reading their story!

I had big anticipation for Breathe because the Colorado Mountain series is what really started me on my Kristen Ashley crazy reading obsession. I had read Rock Chick years ago when it first came out. I loved it and KA’s style, but she didn’t have any other books published at the time. It see
~ Becs ~
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: KA fangirls
Another sterling contemporary romance from Kristen Ashley – we’re back in Carnal for the story of Chace and Faye. This is one of my favourite plot lines – the tough, protective alpha hero with the sweet and really rather geeky heroine.

There’s a heartbreaking tale at the centre of this story about a homeless child, Malachi, living rough on the streets of Carnal and his plight is the driving force that brings Chace and Faye together. Malachi’s story will tug at your heart strings and helping him a

RATING: 5 "Baby, breathe." Hearts!! :D <3

Breathe is another fantastic addition to this series. KA never fails to amaze me with her—albeit long as heck—stories, the admirable characters or the soulful, irrevocably beautiful love between them. Chase and Faye’s story was all that and more. Loved every word of this, and I really loved all the previous characters making an appearance. I simply adore KA and can’t wait to read the next one in the series!

Fave Quotes:

“Best thing I ever did, goin’ afte
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
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"Love, Drama, Salvation, Suspense, it was Dark & Horrific at times"

I have to say that for me this book was about Chase...this journey was his. To find love and happiness and redemption.

I slowly fell in love with Chase...not instant but the one that simmers in the background and then blows up in your face and you realize what an amazing man this is. Yes he is a hot alpha, but I didn't get him as a person...that is until his relationship w
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, audio-book
Re-read for the 3rd time. Breathe kept me company during my first half-marathon!

4.5 Stars of Kristen Ashley awesome!

I loved Faye! She was a cute and funny librarian, science fiction aficionado, with a little bit of a temper to match her red hair. I cracked up every time she used that backbone and said "frak", even if she felt a little guilty saying it, like it was an actual curse word. Lol!

I swooned hard for Chace! What a complete and total sweetheart! He melted my heart with the way he treat
The heroine was molded out of the scattered remains of a lobotomy.

The hero was a giant chin, strolling around town, occasionally lifting itself in acknowledgment of its human inhabitants.

The story was ZZZzzzZZZzzz...oops, sorry, fell asleep there.

I attempted this against my better judgment and got EXACTLY what I deserved.

4.5 Stars

I need a hero; I’m holding out for a hero till the end of the night. He’s gotta be strong, he’s gotta be fast, and he’s got to be fresh from the fight. I need a hero, I’m holding out for a hero till the morning light, he’s gotta be sure, and its gotta be soon, and he’s gotta be larger than life.
Faye Goodknight held out for a hero and what a remarkable one she got!
We first meet sexy Detective Chace Keaton in Lady Luck. While being an excellent detective, he had to get dirty in his batt
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves a good emotional romance.
So....10,00+ ratings, 801 reviews(!), what can I add that hasn't already been said? In the words of 29-year-old virgin heroine Faye Goodnight... "Um..."

I loved this book. Probably my favorite (at least the characters were my favorites) of all the KA books I've read so far. I'll admit at first I thought 35-year-old police detective Chace Keaton was incredibly rude to our heroine Faye, especially when he told her to "move her fat ass". But I get it, all KA's heroes have to have at least one mom
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong, he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure, he's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life, larger than life."
-- Holding Out For A Hero by Ella Mae Bowen.

God, what to say. I don't know where to start.

I guess, I'll begin with...


Yes, my most
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kristen Ashley Fans, Romance
Shelves: favorites
5 Her Hero Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
I have been re-reading the Colorado series and Breathe has always been a true favorite. There was just something that drew me in… Faye Goodknight, this sweet, shy, smart librarian, who was a home grown gal devoted to her town and family had the ability to see the good in Chace Keaton, a man tortured by his past actions which had been thrust upon him. Kristen Ashley coupled a sexually inexperienced woman with a pure, full-fledged, long time, pining love for t
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
5 great stars still following a re read.

Honestly, did not know what to make of Chace in Lady Luck.

And, even at the start of Breathe, I was unsure.

However, it became obvious, this was a man, who held a lot of guilt over what had gone down.

All he had ever wanted, had been snatched away from him, with the help of his own father, a man he had moved away from and defied so he could go his own way and have the life he wanted. Then this is taken from him. He had had a plan, an idea of how he wanted hi
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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends a

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