BREATHE DEEP . . . AND JUMP IN
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 magazine . . . even if it kills her. And it just might. When disaster strikes, her only chance at survival comes in the form of the surliest, sexiest mountaineer ever to come out of Scotland.
After a climbing accident cost him his brother, professional mountaineer Rhys MacAskill is at the end of his rope. Redemption is not in his future. That is, until a terrifying storm blows a budding journalist into his tent and it’s up to him to make sure they both survive until morning. Despite the demons weighing on him, Rhys can’t resist the temptation of the charming American and one wild night just isn’t enough.
Auden and Rhys soon learn there are no shortcuts as they navigate their way between life, death, and atonement, and discover something they never expected—love.
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 mountain climbing supplies and off she went to Patagonia and conquer La Aguja. If only that were easy. Realizing she couldn’t even setup her tent, dealing with a snobbish and stubbornly sexy rogue proved to be quite a challenge for her.
Until she could no longer stand the cold to the point of hypothermia. Body heat, a book, poetry, a snowstorm, lightning striking on the same spot – well, those are the chances she had to take. And so much more..
“If you’re a serial killer, consider me a belated Christmas surprise.” She glances up, pupils nearly eclipsing her irises. “You’re not a killer, though, are you?”
“What’s today? Tuesday, is it?”
She frowns. “Um, I think so?”
“Monday is my prefered murder day,” I answer dryly.
I I think I have read most of Lia Riley’s books and as always, she takes my breath away. I always love reading her novels and this one, by far, is my favorite. Who wouldn’t say no to an arrogant sexy Scottish bloke? Rhys might just be that guy for me (if I weren’t married, just to clarify). Kidding aside, With Every Breath is another emotional and heart-warming and swoony story guaranteed to make readers laugh, cry, grin, sigh and hope and take that one big leap to falling in love.