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A standalone novel from bestselling author, LK Collins. 3 Breaths will make your heart skip a beat while falling for the bad boy that you know you shouldn’t.

Synopsis-
Slumped on the floor of the New York City subway, I watched my fiancée take her final 3 breaths.
In that moment, everything changed.
The Krane Hensley I’d become because of Zoë vanished.
My life instantly shatte
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Published February 29th 2016
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Carissa
Mar 20, 2016 Carissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s-2016


Nothing is guaranteed in life, everything could end tomorrow.

This one quote has epitomized the essence of this book. That change, is ever constant and time waits for no one. 3 Breaths is an emotional tale of turmoil, rage and heartbreak. One that will have you fighting to survive yourself.

After the untimely death of his fiance, Krane Hensley became a shell of a man. Fighting to survive, to breath, while surviving to Fight. His dreams became a brutal reality of inner war, that he unleashed upon
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TITLE: 3 Breaths
AUTHOR: L.K. Collins
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: 29th February, 2016

MY RATING
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A quick, Emotionally, Intense, Riveting Read

“3 Breaths will make your heart skip a beat while falling for the bad boy that you know you shouldn't."

3 Breaths kicks off with Zoe taking her final 3 Breaths on the subway train home after a heavy night out drinking with friends, and
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Lea ★
4 stars****

This is a powerful, emotional story of loss, recovery, hope and finding happiness at last.
Most of all, it is a story about life.
Two broken people healing each other one step at the time.
I was hooked from the prologue, and read it one sitting.
Debbie I Heart YA Books
I love so many things about this beautiful love story, 3 Breaths. First, the heartbreakingly accurate portrail of how the death of a loved one steals your own life away from you. Krane lost the love of his life, the person who was his very reason for living. The second is L.K. Collins awesome writing. She’s a talented storyteller. I love when an author can actually create an amazing storyline without doing what so many other authors do, and that is play off the miscommunication between the hero ...more
Leonor
Feb 28, 2016 Leonor marked it as fuck-no
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bookmarkbelles
Mar 01, 2016 bookmarkbelles rated it it was amazing
This book was perfection!!!
Shayna
You know the books that get your heart pumping faster and faster with each turn of the page? The kind of read that hits every one of your emotional buttons? The kind of book that makes everything else around you disappear? Well, 3 BREATHS by LK Collins was that book for me. We are metaphorically slapped in the face with immense love and adoration and then punched in the gut with complete fucking heartbreak.

This is an absolute gut wrenching romance about two broken souls healing each other one d
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D
Feb 22, 2016 D rated it really liked it
This was my first ever LK Collins book... um why didn't you all tell me I should have read her stories a long time ago?
First off, I don't know how many of you pay attention to book titles or if this impacts whether or not you will read something but I love this title. So much significance to the story-- not just from the beginning situation but throughout the entire story. 3 is such a significant number for so many things in life and it fits perfectly for this story.
I enjoyed how Collins set th
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Shyla Colt
Mar 15, 2016 Shyla Colt rated it really liked it
Wow..... This was an emotional rollercoaster. I won't lie. I was worried about Krane for a large portion of this book. The broken hearted man was lost after tragically losing his fiancee on their way home after engagement celebration. I know, it breaks your heart doesn't it? Ms. Collins will do that a lot with 3 breaths. Drinking, screwing, and self-sabotaging, Krane is sinking fast, save for the concern and care of Ivy, his deceased fiancee's sister.

The two have forged a bond as they struggle
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Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story is an emotional tug at your heart. It will break you down and heal your pieces back together.

This is Ivy and Krane’s story. Krane lost the woman he loved months ago. He is just going through the emotions of living. Ivy is also trying to deal with the pain of losing her sister. She can see Krane’s pain and wants to help him. Ivy is torn as she wants Krane but knows he is forbidden to her. He belongs to her sister. What happens when the one thin
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Books and Boys Book Blog
Feb 25, 2016 Books and Boys Book Blog rated it it was amazing
** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **

Poignant and powerful, 3 Breaths will have you hugging your loved ones close and deciding to live each day as it might be your last.

Every single L.K. Collins novel I have read has been an emotional roller coaster for me and this read was no different. With the ability to shatter your heart and restore it by the conclusion, this brilliant Author takes you a journey with every turn of the page.

Everyday is a struggle for Krane after the untime
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diana marcela Ballestas
Durante los primeros capítulos me recordó mucho ‘The Air he breaths’ de Britainny C. Cherry, por ese aura lujubre y autodestructiva en el que se encuentra sumido Krane y las erradas formas de gestionar su dolor, igualmente por la extraña relacion que sostiene con Ivy, donde pese a que el esta hecho una piltrafa por la perdida de Zoe logra infundir en ella una fortaleza y un deseo de superación que ni el mismo siente. Lo mismo pasa con Ivy, quien logra sacar a Krane de sus estados de depresión má ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

This author isn't new to me. I have read her works before... loved and devoured them. This book was different. It touched my heart and soul, broke me down then slowly put me back together. I devoured this standalone in just one sitting.

This book was sexy, intense, passionate, and captivating. LK Collins takes her readers on an emotional journey that will leave readers hearts full of love. This is a second chance romance that was full of ups and downs, until the very last word.

This is Kr
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Heather andrews
Feb 22, 2016 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing

I loved a beach scene that Ivy and Krane had it wasn't really anything important going on I just enjoyed the scene, “What’s that?” Ivy asks as I pull it up from the water. I hand her the perfectly round sand dollar and she stares at it like I just gave her a stack of cash. “You never find these intact and so…perfect,”she says." Ivy is a breath of fresh air, the girl is always honest, “no, I’m not. I’m tired. You woke my a** up in the middle of the night to eff, so I didn’t get a full night’s sle
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I expected a lot from this story and yet it failed me. I don't know what but it just felt all wrong. Their connection their chemistry just didn't seem all that convincing for me. I guess the beginning had you in the moment and then BAM it took me away from the feelings that I had on the Prologue.

So for me this was a downer. I just felt that it was wrong and I kept on saying that I wished the author had taken time to really pushed their connection in a way that would have me like them together.
Vicki Curtis
Feb 29, 2016 Vicki Curtis rated it it was amazing
Beautiful. A must read. Tissues required. This book draws you in from the start. Krane and
Ivy lose someone they love. Out of their loss and pain will Krane and Ivy find away to be together? Will they be able to breath heal and find Love again?
You will have to find the answers in the pages.
HeatherTX
Love the trailer for 3 Breaths....check it out! You'll want to read this one too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...
Iona Fincati
Aug 21, 2016 Iona Fincati rated it really liked it
This book definitely wasn't as angsty as I thought it wad going to be. It's a really sweet book.
Kristiana S
Feb 11, 2017 Kristiana S rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017, new-author-2017
Selama baca buku ini, pengen buru-buru cepet kelar aja bawaannya. Bukan karena penasaran atau bagus ceritanya, tapi lebih karena aku bosan bacanya. Bah.. Alurnya gampang banget ketebak, karakter utamanya ga ada yang berkesan.
Loraine Oliver
Mar 09, 2016 Loraine Oliver rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romance readers
Recommended to Loraine by: Facebook posts
Shelves: reviewed-books
3 Breaths by L.K. Collins is a moving story of love developed out of terrible circumstances but more powerful because of the way it started.

Krane is a young man, who fell in love with Zoe and they were on their way home one night after their engagement dinner and at the subway station Zoe has a horrible seizure that takes her life! Krane was devastated by this and he went off on his own and just would not accept help from anyone. On top of that, Zoe's mother blamed Krane saying if they had not b
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HappilyEverChapter
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩

⭐ ⭐ ARC Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review ⭐ ⭐

Judging a Book by it's Cover:
Heavily tattooed male looking defeated and/or anguished.
Synopsis SCREAMS "read me", therefore, I must!
Looking Deeper:
First person POV, Krane's perspective.
The book opens upon Krane and Zoe celebrating their engagement with friends. But tragedy strikes on the way home. The story continues several months later as Krane is still reeling from his loss, spiraling into a
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Andrea C.
Feb 29, 2016 Andrea C. rated it it was amazing
"Every breath is brutal, my life really has zero purpose now, and it’s hard to find a point to opening my eyes when I wake up each day"

"3 Breaths" it's the first book of this writer that I read, and it was a pleasure. I read it in one sitting and was quite an experience with many emotions along the way...
Starting with pain and grief to discover love in unexpected person.

"I laugh sadistically to myself.
I feel nothing. 
Everything that I used to be is fucking gone now.
I’m empty."


Krane and Ivy are t
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Crystal Bookalicious Babes Blog
4.5 Stars for 3 Breaths!

This story solidifies why I am such a huge fan of LK Collins. I knew from the blurb and trailer that this book would be one that would move me. Still I was not prepared for the heartbreak and loss from the very beginning. While Krane lost the love of his life, Ivy lost her only sister. In three short breaths. I was not prepared to share Krane and Ivy's pain, to watch them both deteriorate and fall into the darkest corners of grief. LK showed their grief honestly and truth
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Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
Heartbreak affects everyone in different ways and sometimes we don’t know how to get past it. In this new novel by LK Collins, we are given a powerful rendition of what "Live your life as if today is your last day" really means.

Krane has lost his girlfriend Zoe, the woman he considered the love of his life, and depression completely consumes him. Collins gives a realistic depiction of the toll losing someone we love can have on a person. Krane doesn’t know what to do with himself and his relati
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 20, 2016 Nerdy Dirty & Flirty rated it really liked it
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Everything in his life was perfect, until is wasn't. One fateful night changed Krane and not in a good way. Watching the love of his life slip away became an unbearable nightmare for him. Lost to himself he went through the motions of being but not living. Krane was an emotional wreck and watching him struggle was a painful journey.

The only person who kept his somewhat grounded was Zoë’s sister, Ivy. Ivy lost to her own grief leaned on Krane to help her through this tragedy. He became her rock a
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Janice
Feb 05, 2016 Janice rated it it was amazing
A Review of 3 Breaths by L.K. Collins

AMAZING storyline - 5+++++ stars!!

LK has come up with a brand new storyline, dealing with heartbreaking loss and how it can affect people and the ramifications of how they deal with it - or not. Krane and Zoe were celebrating their engagement with friends and having a great time.

Once the party was over, they headed home on the subway. Zoe had done quite a bit of drinking, so he thought nothing of it when she leaned against him as they rode along. When she st
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Cecily Bonney
Feb 23, 2016 Cecily Bonney rated it it was amazing
After reading the Prologue I had to put my kindle down. Then I looked at my boyfriend with tears in my eyes and told him the short few pages that I just read....and we both said wow!

Wow is an understatement. This book will definitely pull at your heartstrings.
Let's just say that I was an emotional wreak. I cried so many times reading this book. Hell all I wanted to do was crawl in my man's lap and never let him go. Yup....get ready because this book will do that to you.

I wanted to be by Krane'
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Adrean
Jan 07, 2016 Adrean rated it it was amazing
3 Breaths has got to be my favorite book by LK to date.


Krane is lost after losing his fiancé Zoë.
Depressed, and turning to alcohol every chance he gets. 3 Breaths is all told by Kranes POV and it's beautiful but you can feel his pain, you feel how emotionally he is torn.


Wiping the tears from my eyes, I tell myself that I have to make a change, I have to try to move past all of this the best I can and somehow find the man that I am supposed to be. Because the man that I was died when Zoë took
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FMR Book Grind
Mar 16, 2016 FMR Book Grind rated it really liked it
ERIN'S REVIEW
4 STARS

This story is packed full of emotion and will have you crying right along with the main character, Krane. The intro to this story left me breathless. I cannot imagine going through that. Krane struggles throughout the story. With his loss, with his newfound feelings, with getting up in the mornings. He is on auto-pilot. His one saving grace is Ivy. Ivy is a very strong and loveable character. She is also struggling with the loss. Krane and Ivy become each other’s rocks and le
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Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG)
Feb 28, 2016 Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG) rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

4 Stars!


"Both of us experience the world’s greatest pleasure, brought together by the most horrific grief, and for some strange reason we’ve found an acceptance within the boundaries of our relationship. A blessing from Zoë rings in my mind, as her words replay like a broken record, again and again.... Everything happens for a reason."


I don't know why I keep doing this to myself! Reading stories like 3 Breaths gets me every time! This was an emotional read for me. Although I have a hard time rea
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