Title: A Reason to Breathe
Author: C.P Smith
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
Love at first sight was never so dangerous.
Jack Gunnison has a problem, well, two actually, one is 5'5" and the other...a Killer.
Jennifer Stewart needs a change after losing her husband and sending her daughter off to college.
Moving to the high country of Colorado to restart her life and, follow her dreams, Jenn gets more than she bargained for when she attracts the eye of a killer.
Together, Jack and Jenn must figure out his identity, before he strikes again.
Mature readers only due to erotic content and language.
Review—A Reason to Breathe by C.P. Smith
“So, with my Jeep loaded and my destination of Crested Butte, Colorado in my GPS, I looked back one last time at my former life, and closed my eyes to the memories to hold them close. It was time to move forward.”
Jennifer Stewart’s life needed change. With her husband gone and daughter grown and off to college, there was nothing keeping Jenn from finally living a childhood dream; one with mountains, bears, a little cabin, and a job in journalism. It was time to pick up and move out west…Kansas was no longer home.
“Eat up balls and spit them out? Jesus, I’m gonna have to keep a close eye on you. Men will be falling all over themselves to get to your brand of ball-breaking.” ”Keep an eye on me? Why would have to keep an eye on me?” Jack’s hand came up and then tucked a piece of hair behind my ear. Watching his hand as he did this, he then curled it behind my neck and slowly drew me to him. I watched his eye come to mine, and on an inhaled breath, he kissed me…”That’s what that means.”…Wow, good to know.”
Moving to Colorado just may have been the best or worst thing Jenn has ever done. Somehow, she has found herself in the cross-hairs of a serial murder case, and a bossy Sheriff that seems to spend more time being pissed off at her than not. The reporter in her wants in on the action of finding this killer, and despite the warnings from Jack she pursues the story…promising of course to not print anything until the killer is found. Instilling the help of her new friends, Ben & Gerry (who know everyone), Jennifer sets out to find answers. Little did she know there was more to the case then what was originally thought…now everyone is a suspect and no one has answers.
“Jack, I’m counting on you to bring this guy in, but if your priorities are elsewhere, I’ll know, and I will bring it up with the City Council. Next year is an election year for both of us; I’d hate to see your chances of re-election hindered by an untimely “sowing of your oats,” as they say. My advice to you, move on from the reporter and keep your head in the game.”
Telling a man like Jack what to do is like talking to a brick wall…of pure police muscle. Apparently, Jennifer has piqued the interest of quite a few men in town, all of them vying for her attention and affection. Little does everyone know, the biggest “ladies man” in town has met his match and has fallen hard. Even the Mayor is no match for Sheriff Gunnison…and fists just might fly to prove it. First, they have to catch a killer…no one is safe, especially Jenn.
*SWOON* This book…wow.
I absolutely love a good mystery tied into a love story! Wondering “who-dunnit” while trying to figure out if the love connection is going to work is so mentally stimulating…I couldn’t stop reading! Smith does a fantastic job of keeping the twists flowing, making you second-guess everything, and just when you think it’s over and everything has been figured out…BAM! She hits you with something else that leaves you reeling and checking to make sure there are enough pages left in order to find answers to the MANY questions you have!
I love when a book does these things…and Jack. I love Jack. That man, ooh, that man…when am I going to read more?
**5 Strong & Bossy with Extra Sex Appeal Stars**