Author: Kendall Grey
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Status: Book 1 of Just Breathe trilogy
Strangers in reality, inseparable in dreams…
After years of suffocating under her boss’s scrutiny, whale biologist Zoe Morgan finally lands a job as director of a tagging project in Hervey Bay, Australia. Success Down Under all but guarantees her the promotion of a lifetime, and Zoe won’t let anything—or anyone—stand in her way. Not the whale voices she suddenly hears in her head, not the ex who won’t take no for an answer, and especially not the gorgeous figment of her imagination who keeps saving her from the fiery hell of her dreams.
Gavin Cassidy hasn’t been called to help a human Wyldling in over a year, which is fine by him. Still blaming himself for the death of his partner, he keeps the guilt at bay by indulging in every excess his rock star persona affords. That is, until he’s summoned to protect Zoe from hungry Fyre Elementals and learns his new charge is the key to restoring order in the dying Dreaming. He never expects to fall for the feisty Dr. Morgan…nor does he realize he may have to sacrifice the woman he loves to save an entire country.
*This book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
Pretty good. When I looked at the cover (I hadn’t read the reviews), I kind of expected a young-adult or maybe new adult romance novel or something. I was pleasantly surprised to find that with supernatural elements in a good mixture. For those who can’t decide between romance and supernatural for the next read, this is the book for you.
Zoe Morgan has come up in life the hard way, dealing with her mother’s disappointment and being called weird and awkward in society due to her dyslexia and panic attacks as a side effect of a triple X chromosome syndrome. She is a scientist who loves whales and her profession is centred among them. The book starts with her having a brand new start by being a director for her own all-woman research team-including her best friend-in Queensland, Australia and leaving behind her boss and ex-boyfriend and the heartache. She always has had a sixth sense, you can call it, with whales. She understands them better and they are friendly to her. This isn’t normal but she didn’t think it was much important.. until she found out about the Dreaming.
Gavin Cassidy, hot rock star, heartthrob of all girls and women in Australia, lives a double life as a Sentinel-keeper of the Dreaming and protector of all Wyldings who wade into the Dreaming. Two years ago, a girl he loves was killed by Fyres and guilt and sadness took his Waeter element away and he has lived an unbalanced life since. Now after two years of leaving him alone, the Dreaming calls for him. And it leads him to Zoe.
A book filled with supernatural elements-Aer, Fyre, Erthe and Waeter, and the neutrals-Sentinels with a plot that takes you round this new world that exists in parallel with our Reality (or Realis, as referred to in the book). It also provides some insight into research of whales and what they do along with furthermore insight into whales itself. Revenge, love, sadness, grief and untimely, unexpected happiness fills the plot as it thickens around all the characters that is just waiting to draw you into its spell. Kendall Grey’s imagination and research into whales and terms related to the theme makes this story feel all the more real.