What a cute, sexy read. Man I loved this book! From start to finish this book was entertaining , funny, and easy. I couldn't put down. I loved Austin. What a hero, he was sexy, sweet, the total package. When he showed he had a bit of kink in him I was melting. Damn but that man was sexy! Everything about him perfect. Lexi was amazing too. She was cute, endearing, and she could be a sexy little dirty girl too! I loved these two as a couple. I felt they had great chemistry. ...more
A great locale, amazing characters, and an exciting, romantic, VERY sexy story kick off Pamela Clare's new Colorado High Country series. From start to finish, Barely Breathing is a winner - which was not a surprise to me because everything Ms. Clare writes is awesome, so this was bound to be too!
If yo ...more
I just finished reading a book that touched my heart deeply. The story was thoroughly wonderful that I don’t think my review can do it justice. I have so many things running through my mind but it’s hard to put into words. Despite my high expectations, this book still managed to blow me away in a similar way to how Pamela Clare’s other works did me. Barely Breathing is everything I could ever ask for in my reading experience.
This is a second-chance love story between Austin T ...more
Hero Rating ~ 5 GIGANTIC STARS!
Heroine Rating ~ 5 ENORMOUS STARS!
Heat Level ~ 3.75 These two were SCORCHING HOT!!
Ending ~ 5+++ STARS!
Overall Rating ~ ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY!!
OMG Ladies, I LOVED this one HARD!! I just finished and I have tears in my eyes, it was THAT GOOD!!
This is a second chance at love romance and I LOVED EVERY SINGLE MOMENT!!! This book was AMAZING! Well of course it was, after all it’s a Pamela Clare book! Pamela Clare took me somewhere where ...more
I need to start this review off by saying what a treat it was to read a new Pamela Clare novel. I adore the I-Team series (Unlawful Contact has a permanent spot on my favorites list) but I don’t think I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading a straight contemporary romance by this author before. Barely Breathing, the first book in Ms. Clare’s new Colorado High Country series, managed to take care of that problem for me.
Lexi Jewell and Austin Taylor grew up together in the small mountain tow ...more
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Blazing hot, sweet and exciting. With Pamela Clare you know you’ll be getting contemporary romance at its best kicking off this appealing series with a delicious hero, a cute heroine and a full cast endearing supporting characters you’ll be sure to fall for.
Lexi Jewell didn’t just leave her tiny home town of Scarlet Springs twelve years ago, she practically ran to Chicago, leaving her family and her first love without looking back. B ...more
Barely Breathing was a book of firsts for me in that it’s the start of a new series, and it was also the first book I have read by Pamela Clare. Hugely impressed are the first words that come to mind. I have seen a lot of positive feedback for this author over the years, so it was nice to read what all the fuss has been about, and I was not disappointed.
Lexi Jewell and Austin Taylor are your perfect couple for a second-chance romance. As teens, the ...more
When she announced she was writing a new contemporary romance series set in a small Colorado town and focusing on rescue workers in the mountains, I was thrilled. I don't always love contemporary romance, but I figured the odds of Pamela Clare getting it right were pretty good.
I was right to trust. The rescue and climbing elements were well researched and integrated organically which made the story come to life on a level beyond the romance. The setti ...more
I think I'm in a bit of a weird moment when it comes to books, I just can't seem to find something I really enjoy. As a result, a book that everyone loved wasn't so much fun for me.
It was boring! The book was way too long, all of their problems could have been solved so much faster. Maybe most people love all the descriptions and stuff but I, for one, just skip them. I didn't really care about all those details.
So, yes, I skipped, like, 1/3 of the book.
Ah well, on to t ...more
Lexie Jewel returns home to Scarlet, Colorado when her father's marriage falls apart and her own career unravels. She left twelve years ago with no intention of ever going back, especially after the heartbreaking end of her relationship with Austin Taylor, now a park ranger and member of the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. Both blame the other but neither really wanted it to end.
At first I didn't think this story was going to be all that interesting give ...more
What was it about Lexi that got to him like this? How did she make him want her so badly that he could never get enough? She was an addiction, an obsession, a disease.
Now this is my kind of second chance romance!!! Second chance romances are not a favorite of mine, but when it’s done right, like this book, I love it.
Lexi and Austin were teenagers when they fell in love, and broke each other’s hearts. They were way too young to realise and appreciate what they had, and now it is tw...more
First off I will start by saying this cannot be compared to her I-Team series. That ...more
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Lexi couldn't wait to leave her hometown in the dust after graduation but that also meant leaving her high school sweetheart Austin behind. Their breakup crushed them both and twelve years later, the feelings are still there. When Lexi's work life goes up in flames and her dad having a breakdown after his wife leaves him has her returning to Scarlet Spr ...more
I found all the climbing details dense dense dense. I skimmed them. The rest of the story was well done and the HEA believable. There were an awful lot of secondary characters though. I know this i ...more
"...he’d been her first serious boyfriend, her first lover, her first heartbreak."
This could well be a case of it's not you it's me, I've had an outstanding couple of weeks with my reads, but this just seemed a little steady going. There's no denying that Austin and Lexi burn the sheets; they're very sexy together and I did like them, as I did the setting and the ...more
I know this is a review, but I want to share a little background about how I fell in love with Pamela Clare’s books. A few years ago, my brain started feeling thirsty for books, I was used to reading paranormal young adult books, crime and suspense stories, but never really got into the romance scene until I began using Goodreads. ...more
Marathon reading this lovely woman's Colorado High Country series.
3 books. Ms Clare and I will be inseparable.
*breathes a sigh of relief*
There, I said it.
I. Didn't. Like This.
Look, I'm a
And I couldn't believe that there will be a book of her that I would consider a disaster but as it turned out Barely Breathing was, at ...more
I'd been in such a reading slump.
I just knew this book would be a good one. I loved the setting: Colorado-in the summer- so NO snow storms & everyone gets around just fine. Loved the H, Austin. Loved the h, Lexi.
At the start of the book- after 12 long years, Lexi is coming back to her hometown of Scarlet, Colorado. It's a small mountain town where everyone knows your name. Austin, her first love definitely knows her name. And a lo ...more
Rating ~ 3.5 - 4 stars
I am a huge fan of Pamela Clare's writing and her I-team series. When I heard she was starting a new series I was over the moon. This is slightly different to her I-team series which was a lot more action and suspense based but the writing, the romance and the plot still flowed beautifully.
Austin Taylor a former football player and is now a mountain ranger with some abandonment issue ...more
• OK, I absolutely haaaate second-chance-romance, but this is honestly one of the very few times that worked for me. I think it is because in this case, they both made mistakes, and the girl was the one who wanted to chase after her dreams and go elsewhere. I find second chance romance to be imbued with bitterness and too many flashback, but fortunately, this book has not gone down that path. It feels positive as they work through the relationship, and everything is ...more
It’s a usual coming back home and hooking up with your high school sweetheart again trope-story. The h had left her Colorado town after school, breaking up with the H and breaking his heart in the bargain, and mostly never looking back.
She has some family issues-a long dead mom, an uncaring father and a snarky r ...more
When I found out Pamela Clare was starting a new series, I was like:
I was so sad when she finished the I-team series, which is my all time favorite series in this genre. Her books are well-researched, really well written, and the plot is always interesting. I love finishing one of her novels knowing I learned something about a certain subject, whether it's Indian culture or drug trafficking, Clare manages to create amazing characters, awesome love stories, sexy times, and still manage ...more
I love The I-Team books by Pamela Clare. This is certainly a change. This book is billed as a "Contemporary Romance". I don't read that genre and when I do, the books are usually "Contemporary Crap", full of angst, TSTL moments and self pity. Not my idea of a fun read at all. Pamela Clare manages to skirt most of the issues that plague this genre and product a wonderful second chance love story. She just can't help it, I'm ...more
I haven't read a Pamela Clare book in for "freaking -- ever." I liked this, but didn't think it great. Why you ask? I think it lacked some of the depth I've come to expect from a "Pamela Clare" story. It was pretty simple. Two old lovers who meet years later. Both are in different places in life. I liked how the author highlighted rescue teams, rock-climbing, and the skill required. I don't know about this, but it seemed pretty authentic. The romance was pretty predictable, but nice ...more
I wasn't particularly impressed with this book. I will reframe from a detailed review, I really don't feel like it would be worth my time in any way but still want to get a few things off my chest.
First, I admire that Barely Breathing was not one of these typical romances where it is a love-at-first-sight-soulmate-romance-thingy that just doesn't really add up front and back [Yes, I mean you, you stereotypical, flat, soulless romance novel]. The two lovebirds had a h ...more