Review: Breathing His Air by Debra Kayn

May 22, 2013 Review 0

Review: Breathing His Air by Debra Kayn

She is love advice in a coffee shack, he's protection in a biker bar. When her past meets his present, it's a killer cocktail that might get them shot, stabbed, or otherwise dead.

Tori Baldwin spends all her time traveling the states, running a mobile coffee shack and handing out love advice with every cup. She’s staked her rig in the parking lot of Cactus Cove—a local biker bar by all appearances— and plans to stay put for three months. Just long enough to make some money, without making any friends, before she moves to her next destination as she tries to stay ahead of a painful past.

Rain Brookshire is the leader of the Bantorus motorcycle club, and owner of the Cactus Cove in the small town of Pitnam, Washington. He wants the Lagsturns, a rival-bad-news motorcycle club, to leave town before they infect his town with trouble.

With bullets flying and the Lagsturns putting on the pressure, the only way to keep Tori safe—since she refuses to leave town—is for Rain to claim her as his woman. She has no idea that Rain’s played his hand for all to see in the biker world. It doesn't help that Tori exhibits the three ideal classifications of his ideal woman—Classy, Sexy, and a total Goof— and he can't help but posture and lay down the law. But, when it appears Tori’s life is in danger, and the Lagsturns are innocent, he isn’t going to let the law stop him from keeping his woman safe.

Title: Breathing His Air
Author: Debra Kayn
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wrapped Around Him
Published by Crimson Romance
Source: Author
Published: April 22, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 290
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

Tori lives life as a nomad.  Traveling with her coffee truck she never stays in one place too long.  When she sets up shop next to a biker bar, she has no idea her life is about to change.  Rain has been keeping his distance from women since he was betrayed the previous year.  When he comes home after and extended absence and finds Tori literally in the arms of a rival biker gang, he claims her as his own to protect her.

There was a lot of emotional drama with Tori.  On the outside she is perky and friendly but she has dark secrets.  I liked how Tori’s ‘secret’ is shared without too much prodding from Rain and it isn’t drawn out for the whole book.  I liked how Rain was able to understand what Tori needed and provided that for her. And in doing that, he made himself happy.  Rain and Tori’s relationship starts off pretty rocky but after a few starts and stops, things to smooth out.  They did become a little co-dependant on each other but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

I didn’t really like how watered down biker life seemed to be.  I don’t claim to be an expert in the biker world but Rain seemed to be all talk and not much action.  Sure he did beat up one guy but he had provocation.  Otherwise, he keeps his whole club clean of everything.  He has his people patrol the town to keep it safe and doesn’t ever really ‘break bad’ on anyone.  He’s pretty bossy with Tori but he never really puts her in her place as a bikers woman.  He orders protection for her but she can still say anything to him in front of the club and he never bats an eye. In fact, he finds her funny.  Most things I have read with bikers would take the way she speaks to him as an insult and would put her in her place publicly but Rain never does.  He also claims her really fast, even before he knows her name.  I would have liked more clarification as to his reasons behind claiming her (other than protection) but just because he claimed her didn’t mean he had to make a full on commitment to her and mover her into his house.  It just seemed a little far fetched.

There are a few unanswered questions at the end of this book.  What’s going to happen with Slade and Taylor? Sanchez? Rain’s brother? All these characters were left hanging.  I don’t know if this will be part of a series so we will have to see.

Debra Kayne

                  

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