Today I am participating in a special blog tour for an extra special book - Breathless by Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan! I don't get to read books that are co-authored by two amazing writers often, so this was a fun treat for me. Below I have buy links, my review, and a bio on the authors so you can get to know them. Have fun reading!
What a unique book! With two utterly romantic tales, each set in a different time period, readers will love how the stories intertwine and draw you in. When I have read books like these in the past, I usually find myself skipping one of the two perspectives, because I'm only interested in one couple and not the other. However, I was completely hooked on both couples and wanted to know how their storied ended. These two authors did an amazing job collaborating and creating a book that will thrill romance readers of multiple genres!
It's 1827 and a woman washes up on the shores of Spain, with no memory of who she is or how she came to be there. Saved by a humble painter and cared for in his home, she finds herself falling in love with the life she could have, if given the chance. Fast forward to 2018 and a new painting by the infamous Le Artiste has been discovered. Two rival art historians are trying to discover the truth, and as they team up to find answers, their rivalry soons turns into a love that surpasses all expectations.
I kept the above summary simple, because there was so much detail that could give away the story! I would rather whet your appetite than give you too much too soon. The beauty of this story is in the discovery as you read through each page. The woman with amnesia and her heartbreaking history, the painter who lives in exile and dreams of freedom from his past, the cursed-in-love sociology professor who wants to make her mark on the world, and the charming yet dignified art hunter who finds the beauty in everything. These are the characters you will discover in this book, and you will fall in love with each and every one of them. I laughed when they laughed, I cried when they cried, and that is when you know you have a good book in your hands.
Let's hope these two authors collaborate again soon! This was definitely a match made in heaven for these two gifted writers.
**I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**
CELESTE BRADLEY is the New York Times bestselling author of the Runaway Brides, Heiress Brides, Liar’s Club, and Royal Four series. Her novel Fallen was nominated for a RITA in 2002. “When you are overendowed with imagination and underendowed with punctuality, become a writer.” Years of dreaming on the job paid off when Celeste Bradley quit the mainstream in 1999 and started writing historical romance. “Handsome heroes beat out cranky customers every time!” Bradley lives in New Mexico with her family, her desert garden and so many pets the house sometimes feels like an ark. Visit her website or check out her Twitter! SUSAN DONOVAN’s novels have won accolades for being witty, sexy, and entertaining. A former newspaper reporter with journalism degrees from Northwestern University, Susan is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller whose novels have been translated into dozens of languages. Susan is a two-time RITA Award finalist, and her novel Take a Chance on Me was named Best Contemporary Romance of 2003 by RT Book Reviews Magazine. She lives in New Mexico with her family and assorted dogs. You can meet her on her website or on Facebook and Twitter!