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With Every Breath

(Wanderlust #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  241 ratings  ·  103 reviews
At the ends of the earth, Patagonia is a land where ambition trumps reason and the savage summit of La Aguja lures the most determined climbers. It's also the last spot a "play-it-safe girl" like Auden Woods expects to find herself. But she'll lace up her brand-new hiking boots and do whatever it takes to secure a dream job at an adventure mag
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 29th 2015 by Forever
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A once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Patagonia and then stumble upon a sexy Scottish mountaineer. Ummm, that sounds like one adventure I would love to embark upon. And did I forget to mention that a big part of the story takes place in a tent with a hot rugged Scottish mountaineer? So yes, Lia Riley has indeed taken her readers on one passionate, sexy, and touching journey filled with a love on the ledge.


As readers trek in this
Lia Riley
Apr 09, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)



With Every Breath stars Rhys McAskill, aka sexy Scottish mountaineer and quite possibly my most grumpy/broody hero to date. This is also a stand alone full-length novel.

What you can expect: sexy times, remote valleys, rugged mountains, death, loss, grieving, and as always...banter.

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Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars!

“A kiss should be the simplest thing in the world. Not this gentle stirring, like wind through the underside of leaves, inexorable as the glacier grinding behind us. So hot and yet it doesn’t scorch. No, with every breath, with every touch, his kiss carves. When he’s finished, my landscape will be forever changed.”

Man! There is so much to love about this book. I have been following and reading Lia Riley’s books for a while now, and with each book she writes, she manages
Danielle (Love at First Page)

3 stars

With Every Breath isn't my favorite Lia Riley book, but I still very much enjoyed her distinct blend of humor and low angst romance. I think it just took me a while to get into the story, because I found Auden's narration to be somewhat grating and silly. Her inward thoughts were just sometimes so out there, that it seemed a forced attempt at humor, but then there were moments when the girl really had me cracking up. Once we actually get to the main setting - Patagonia and the summit of L
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
After first reading Lia Riley's debut, "Sideswiped" only a year and a half ago, she is quickly becoming one of my go-to contemporary romance authors! I've really enjoyed every book I've read by her, but I'd have to say that "With Every Breath" is probably my favourite.

This book has everything I love in a good romance: adventure, fantastic setting, characters with depth, plenty of steamy bits, drama and angst (but not overly much!), some nasty "villains", some sad, tragic parts, and a fast-paced
I am obsessed people!
What have you done to me, Riley??!!


With Every Breath kinda totally surprised me..
Well, don't misunderstand me. I had high expectations. This was written by Riley after all. The blurb sounded amazeballs
BUT what I didn't expect was how much it touched me.

First it's set here:

I always always wanted to go to Patagonia... But after reading this. I am obsessed. Full on, officially obsessed.
Then there is Rhys. And I guess I am a sucker for moody, grumpy bad boys,
Nov 18, 2015 rated it liked it
I've read a few of Lia's other books, and while the synopsis of this one didn't grab me, I was eager to try it.

I liked Auden and Rhys well enough. Their banter was fun and probably the best part of the story. I did think that it was a little fast for them to fall in love. Even the characters questioned it, yet somehow it worked.

I was expecting a lot of technical climbing scenes and jargon; thankfully it was pretty basic. There were a few scenes I would have liked to punch someone, but I guess yo
Red Cheeks Reads
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Is it ok to admit I judged this book by it’s blurb? Words like ‘summit of La Aguja’, ‘climbers’, ‘mountaineers’ and ’hiking-boots’ assaulted me and I instantly felt a bit dubious as I didn’t know anything about this type of adventure romance and going up a mountain seemed as interesting as listening to my hubby list all the modifications he wants do to his car to make it race faster (because he’s clearly experiencing a midlife crisis and you can only drive the legal limit anyway) but once again ...more
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
A snobbish Scottish mountaineer with climbing issues, Rhys MacAskill didn't like it a bit to see a camper (who turned out to be a journalist) knocking on his tent's threshold, asking if he'd allow her to stay for the night. Seeing that he needed to take matters into his hands, he relented and realized too late that he'd just made a mistake at looking at her.

Auden Woods, determined to secure a job at one of the reputable adventure magazine company, laced her hiking boots, armed herself with mount
Bookphenomena (Micky)
This book appealed to me on so many levels. I love romance and I enjoy climbing. Not only that, I have read so many climbing biographies and devoured documentaries about climbing expeditions; it's fair to say this couldn't be more up my street. I have an advantage over many reading this book, I know what the area in Patagonia looks like, I can visualise the peaks. This said, the descriptions don't do really do the scenery justice, but in fairness this isn't a climbing book.

The characters in this
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was the very first book I read written by Lia Riley and I was not disappointed. I was first struck by the cover because come on, we all look at the cover before anything else. Then when I read the synopsis I was definitely intrigued. This is a Wanderlust Novel. When thinking of the word wanderlust I always think of adventure in far away lands and am instantly interested.
This book is set in Patagonia, which is certainly a place that most of us only dream about seeing. Climbers from all over
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

I've been a fan of Lia Riley ever since her Brightwater series. In the past few months, I've started to move away from NA books, but when I saw that this author had one releasing with a grumpy Scottish hero, I knew I had to pick up With Every Breath. If you didn't know it, grumpy heroes are my kryptonite and Lia Riley knows how to write them well.

Rhys and Auden were both characters that were hard to form a bond with at first, but eventually grew on me as they opened up to each other and to reade
Tina Lynne
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the adventure you have planned for yourself is not what life has planned. This book beautifully communicates that fact. When I started reading With Every Breath I had an expectation of how this book would progress and it went to places every better than I anticipated. It is set in such a vibrant and exciting location, the Patagonia, a place on my bucket list. The themes and situations are things that tug on my wanderlust heart strings. Lia Riley takes something that is adventurous and ...more
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Forever Romance in exchange for an honest review.

With Every Breath is the first book in author Lia Riley's newest new adult (NA) romance series, Wanderlust. This book came as a surprise, and not only because it was very different from the first and only series I ever read from the author, which was Brightwater. A part of me was expecting a lot of technical jargon and descriptive showcasing of both the gorgeous ba
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**With Every Breath is first book in the new adult series, called the Wanderlust series. It takes place at the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile. I love to hike, so a hiking romance novel is right up my alley. With Every Breath is the story of Auden and Rhys. I absolutely loved the romance and the setting of this story. I could not put this book down. In fact, it was one of my favorite reads of the yea ...more
Chasia Lloyd
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Patagonia? La Aguja? Scottish mountaineer? A girl with a dream for landing a job in journalism? "With Every Breath" has such a unique premise for NA, and it's execution was beyond what I could have expected.

Auden and Rhys, who are battling their own storms, are thrown together during a real and terrifying storm. Their time together is brief, but it's so amazing. Their personalities complement each other - Rhys lifts up Auden when she is low on self-esteem, and Auden shines light over Rhys's dark
Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
I kid you not - I totally finished this book in one go. I couldn't stop myself, I didn't want to stop myself. I was in the mood for a nice NA, sexy and cute and Lia Riley delivered on a silver platter. She took out the big guns and combined the best of both worlds - the adventure, heart-in-the-throat and the swoony, cute as a cupcake times.

Review to be posted on release day.
A.J. Pine
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sexy Scottish mountaineer? Yes please! Review to come closer to release.
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Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sexy Scottish mountaineer? Sign me up, stat! I had been looking forward to reading this book for what seemed liked forever, and I was not in the least bit disappointed. The light-hearted playful banter alongside a smoldering chemistry kept me constantly entertained. There isn't a book out there that can compete with its originality.

While the emotional aspect might not be as dark and heartbreaking as some books, this dialogue was so entertaining that there didn't need to be a huge tragedy to hav
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a surprise read for me.
A good & positive surprise.
Why didn't I read this sooner?!

I literally have not one single bad thing to say about this book.

Two 20 something meet in Patagonia on the trip to climb mountain of Andes. He is looking for forgiveness and she is looking for inspiration. Both looking for hope.

I loved meet cute, likable characters, broody hero, writing, natural progress of the story and the feels. Damnit I wasn't expecting it. It got quite emotional at some p
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics
Review copy kindly provided by publisher in exchange for a honest review

I have adored every book I have read of this author ever since I picked up her debut last year and thus my love affair with this author begin. Now after two series from her, we finally get her first standalone featuring a sexy Scottish mountaineer and an American girl who is out of her depth.

Auden is a play by the safe good girl. Until she forced to lie in order to get the internship sh
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I could do after finishing this one was sigh—sigh in the best way. Because Rhys MacAskill and Auden Woods are just something else entirely. Their HEA was hard fought, a huge struggle and wasn't all that pretty walk in the park kind.

This is a story about two people going on an important, life-changing expedition to La Aguja—one of the most dangerous mountains to climb to the peak. It's believed that if you reach the peak of this mountain, you'll attain what your heart desires the most. For A
Find this and other reviews at Ramblings of a Daydreamer.

I’ve read (and loved) most of Lia Riley’s books, so I’ve been excited about With Every Breath since the moment I heard about it. Sexy Scottish mountaineer? Travel? THAT STUNNING COVER?! Put that all together and you get a book that’s emotional, sexy, and hard to put down.

Two things I’ve come to expect from Lia Riley’s books: a surly hero and sexytimes that leave you needing a cold shower. With Every Breath makes it official - Riley is the
Lisa Mandina
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Closer to 3.5, I found this for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree store, and I grabbed it because the author is supposed to be at ApollyCon 2018 so I figured I could read it and get it autographed when I go. The story was okay. I read it pretty quickly. But I definitely had some issues with how Rhys acted, and I definitely did not like Auden's sister, but of course that is how you are supposed to feel about her. I think I might go on with the series at some point, but no rush.
Teri Beth
Nov 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgally
ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley.

With Every Breath was an enjoyable book. I adored Auden and Rhys, they were both such entertaining characters. The story was compelling and I was very pleased that Auden and Rhys's relationship didn't scream insta-love even though the book doesn't span much time. It was all set at a nice pace. For me though, the emotional aspects of the story didn't quite pull at my heartstrings like I feel they could have and I would have liked more from the ending. But o
Rachel Lacey
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG I loved this book! Sexy Scottish mountain climber stranded together sharing a tent with the heroine, Auden, in the remote corners of Patagonia = AWESOME SETUP. The scenery in this book was breathtaking, the characters were real and flawed and absolutely captivating, and the sexy times were, :) This book was steamy and fast-paced and full of all the feels. I had tears in my eyes by the end for Rhys and Auden. Loved every moment!
Amber Hughes
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**4.5 stars** Absolutely loved it! It was one of those books that if sleep and work hadn't gotten in the way, I would have read it straight through to the end in one sitting. Loved Rhys and Auden together.
4.5 Stars! So beautiful! Review to come!
Megan Erickson
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, ya-new-adult
Another amazing, emotional story from Lia Riley. I love her writing and characters! Full review to come...
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
DNF. Just wasn't my cup of tea. Hero doesn't chase and heroine lies and manipulates. Lovely writing and lots of people will love, but wasn't for me sadly.
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Lia Riley is a contemporary romance author. USA Today describes her as "refreshing" and RT Book Reviews calls her books "sizzling and heartfelt." She loves her husband, three kids, wandering redwood forests and a perfect pour over coffee. She is 25% sarcastic, 54% optimistic, and 122% bad at math (good thing she writes happy endings for a living). She and her family live mostly in Northern Califor ...more
“A kiss should be the simplest thing in the world. Not this gentle stirring, like wind through the underside of leaves, inexorable as the glacier grinding behind us. So hot and yet it doesn’t scorch. No, with every breath, with every touch, his kiss carves.” 1 likes
“It's selfish, but at the end of the day, that's what we are – selves. If we don't look out for our own interests, there are plenty who'll be more than happy to chip away at our core, piece by piece, until we forget what we ever wanted.” 1 likes
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