Thursday, January 03, 2013

Exhale by Kendall Grey- Review


Kendall Grey
Publication Date: June 5,2012
Publisher: Howling Mad Press
(Exhale Just Breathe #2)
Her dreams brought them together, but reality could tear them apart…

The man of Zoe Morgan’s dreams isn’t only real, he’s interested. In her. But her boss wants her too, and is leveraging his unsolicited advances with the threat of blocking the huge promotion she's after. When he places a spy on her research team, the intense stranger discovers more than he should, and Zoe fears hiding a relationship with Gavin Cassidy from her boss is the least of her worries. The whale she must protect has been marked for death, and Zoe's old enemy Scarlet is eager to deliver the killing blow. To both of them.

Australia’s Sentinels must find and lock the door into the Dreaming before Fyre Elementals launch another attack on innocent dreamers. But corruption and distrust abound, and Gavin believes someone on the Sentinel council is in league with the Fyres. As he reluctantly embraces his new role as council leader, Gavin must not only keep Zoe safe from Scarlet's vengeful clutches, but organize a Sentinel defense strong enough to prevent a full-blown Elemental war—with a traitor fighting by his side.



Review:

I think saying I enjoyed Exhale would do the book a disservice. Excuse my language here but I fucking loved this book! Exhale starts right where Inhale ended and from the first page I knew this book would be something special.

Exhale was beautifully written with lush descriptive narrative and well thought out plot. This is no mere sequel, the world Kendall built starting in Inhale has grown up and stepped outside the fantasy zone into reality.

The characters have all changed and evolved for the better. Scarlet however changed for the worse. Man that is one evil bitch. Good for us as readers but bad for the characters. I almost feel bad for enjoying her scenes so much, lol. Gavin and Zoe again were amazing characters. While the relationship at its core is sweet on the outside it is pure adrenaline fueled sexual energy. Seriously, I wish I was getting laid as much as Zoe (to much info I know).

Overall I really have no complaints about Exhale. I love the inclusion of a Glossary that really helps considering it had been quite some time since I last visited the world. I embarrassingly have to admit I forgot some stuff. Would I recommend Exhale? Yes, yes, yes but only for Mature readers. The sex alone is enough to warrant that little warning. One last thing, all proceeds from from the sale of the JUST BREATHE trilogy goes to programs that educate people about whales and the challenges they face in today's world. At its heart conservation is what this series is about and I think that makes me love this series even more. In the end I will be rating Exhale by Kendall Grey ★★★★★.

*I received this book to review from the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for providing them.

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