BREATHE by Sloan Parker
Breathe by Sloan Parker
Erotic M/M Contemporary
Reviewed by Nannette
A year ago, an accident nearly destroyed Lincoln McCaw and Jay Miller’s lives. Jay lost his wife and Lincoln lost his freedom. They meet trying to forget the pain of their pasts, but when they discover each other’s identity, things go from bad to worse.
Lincoln and Jay were strangers, who against all odds, each in their own guilt-ridden grief, find love in each other’s arms. They give in to their forbidden desire, but lust quickly becomes more, making an impossible relationship even more difficult. The dichotomy of their relationship is staggering in its intensity in every way. Jay feels guilty for being gay and for Katie’s death. He’s surrounded by people who can’t dig their way out of their own despair and who want him to join in their misery. Lincoln is devastated about what his accident caused and the lives it affected. The events of that fateful night created a chain reaction that shattered many lives, including his own. Lincoln is responsible for Jay’s pain, but he’s also the only one who truly understands how Jay feels because he feels it too. Breathe is an incredibly poignant story where the emotions are profoundly moving, the characterization is perfect, and the suspense is riveting.