As Kate begins to unlock the mysteries of Trevor's past, she realizes there is much more to him than she could have imagined. His hidden depths may fascinate her, but his most closely guarded secrets and a shadowy enemy lurking in the background carry a serious threat to their future.
When the truth of the past comes out, threatening to destroy everything they hold dear, how will Trevor and Kate ever overcome all that stands in their way?
My Review:Elizabeth Camden’s books are always fast reads, and With Every Breath was no exception. I always enjoy her books and characters, although she does have a tendency to make her plots similar. The characters, Kate and Trevor, were well-developed and likable.
I liked Kate Livingston from the start. She loved her family—especially her brother—and was extremely loyal toward them. The theme of the book was how to conquer fear. Kate dealt with it the most. The author did a very good job of revealing how Kate’s fear nearly stifled her future from being all that it could be. Fear can be deadly and suck all the joy out of a person’s present while taking treasures the person should have received from the future. The author did an excellent job of showing how deeply rooted Kate’s fear was.
Trevor McDonough was a swoon-worthy male character. Tall, dark, taciturn, and handsome he is one of the best male characters I’ve come across for a while. He was extremely kind, despite his gruff exterior. His backstory was really sad, which causes the reader to be more sympathetic toward him and like him even more when it is revealed that he has a tender heart.
I really enjoyed the relationship that developed between Trevor and Kate. It was witty and flirty and fun. I also really enjoyed seeing all the different types of experiments that were developed in the late 1800’s in order to find a cure for tuberculosis. I found out that a cure wasn’t discovered until the 1940’s, which is really sad since so many people suffered and died with it before then. However, it was interesting to see what methods were experimented with before the cure.
I thoroughly enjoyed With Every Breath. I like Elizabeth Camden’s books, though she does tend to follow the same plot line every time. Her characters tend to stand out in my mind more so than other characters. One thing that I have noticed about her books is that she does not heavily intertwine the Lord in them. She throws in a thought or two about God in the end in order to tie it all off, but that’s about it. I’m disappointed in that aspect.
All in all With Every Breath is a clean, fast-paced, romantic read with a little mystery. Elizabeth Camden always has tight plots and interesting mysteries as well as dynamic characters and sweet romances. There’s something about her writing that grabs me and doesn’t let me go until the end. She’s not my very favorite author, and I don’t really look to read her every book that comes out the second it hits the shelves. But when I come across one of her books, I definitely want to read it. I always know exactly what I’m going to get.
I give With Every Breath 4 out of 5 stars.
**I received this book from the publishers through Netgalley. The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.**
PS This is something interesting I thought you all would like to know. Any historical book with the word breathe in the title (or variations of that word) probably means that the book will have something to do with tuberculosis. It’s just something I’ve noticed in the many historical books I’ve read.