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Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray – Review by Heidi Sturgess

Breathe UnderwaterBreathe Underwater by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I often wonder how undercover agents cope because in essence you’re playing a role and at times for long periods of time , surely you start adopting some of the traits of your “alter ego “ and parts of the real you “die” I do t think it’s way at all , so shout out and respect to these men and women that are so very brave ….

Damien and Evelyn as youngsters shared a spark but before anything could come of it Evelyn’s dad interferes and I really don’t like him he’s really not a pleasant kind of man in any case his folks also suddenly up and leave and poor Evelyn is left nursing a broken heart 💔

Years later their paths cross when Damian is sent to Dallas , Texas to work undercover with the mob and my heart is nearly beating out of my chest because if rumours are true the Sicilian mafia has started business with Mexico and Damien is entering dangerous ground ….

After Damien left Evelyn put everything into her studies and became a teacher against her father’s wishes but she’s a born teacher so good on you girl !

Soon enough Evelyn has more than Max her cat for company and things between her and Damien are rather eventful , nerve racking , hot , edgy , steamy , thrilling and suspense filled 🔥

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Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray – Review by Skylar Daniels

Breathe UnderwaterBreathe Underwater by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book that I have read from this author and I was not disappointed. I fell in love with this book from the very beginning and wasn’t able to put the book down until I had finished it. The authors writing is very unique and she has a way of bringing her world to life.
She’s living in the shadows.
Evelyn:
Long ago, I had given my heart to someone who callously threw it away, but I put my past behind me until the hurt and betrayal no longer consumed me.
I hid my secret from the world and the monster I knew was in it.
I had a She’s living in the shadows. great job, wonderful friends, and my parents…well, sadly, I wasn’t able to choose my parents.
Then one day, I see him again.
The man who stole my heart all those years ago.
He’s living in the dark.
Damian:
I never wanted this life.
I thought I had been meant for something greater, but a few wrong turns have led me down this twisted path to here.
Now my life is not my own.
My name, my past, none of it is real.
As an undercover agent in the Sicilian Mafia, I live each day as if it is my last, because I know that it could be.
And then she finds me.
When Evelyn comes back into my life, I try my best to hold her at arm’s length.
No one can hide forever, though.
If I’m not careful, my enemies will find me and try to destroy me.
I’d do anything to keep her, but my time is running out.
In a world of lies, one truth will remain.
When I was left to drown underwater, you were the air that kept me breathing.
I’m excited to read more of the authors work in the coming future

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Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & amp; Taylor L. Ray – Review by Ana Evelyn

Breathe UnderwaterBreathe Underwater by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A feisty dark romance! Also warning this one has some dark triggers scenes. I love that Evelyn is courageous, bad, feisty, and stubborn! Damian is calculated, mysterious, and misunderstood. They experience a traumatic moment as kids, but years later reunite and sparks and chaos fly. Lots of ups and downs. With everything from the past and new threats coming to light can they make it work? Or will they again fall for the lies and manipulations from people around them?Whirlwind of a roller coaster novel that you won’t regret!

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Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray – Review by Steph Cavanagh

This book was a fantastic read, it had so much thrill, spice and all things nice!

Evelyn and Damien met in school she was tutoring him until her dad put a stop to it because he didn’t like Damien.

Years later Evelyn meets sees someone running past her house, she likes the eye candy and starts leaving treats out for him, until one day he comes knocking!

He is now in the FBI and he’s undercover working in the mafia, his role has even included killing and bullying property off people. He’s a mafia dons son so it’s crucial his cover is kept secret till he brings him down.

The heat of the relationship is too much for either of them too bare and they become lovers but Damien can’t get close he knows because the secret he keeps he keeps pushing her away so she stays safe will keep it be kept quiet or will the truth come out?

Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray – Review by Jenni Bishop

Breathe UnderwaterBreathe Underwater by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Breathe Underwater is the collaboration of two well established and liked authors Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray. I love Anise’s stories and Taylor is a new author to me. The story is a complex second chance Mafia romance with dark elements and some deliciously hot sexy scenes that jump off the pages (insert fanning face here). The intense road to love is fraught with suspense, secrets, lies, angst and struggles. Emotions run rampant in this push pull relationship where the past of two broken souls is never far away.

Just like the road to love the story did not always flow seamlessly there were ebbs and flows and there is a lot of information in places and not in others. There are some questions I hope are answered in other books as the series progresses. This does not mean I didn’t enjoy the story because I did. I love that the story is told in duel POV, it’s my favourite part of reading.

The plots and the twists are well done and I fell in love with the characters. He is dark and moody and she is full of sass and fire and together they sizzle. But can he keep her safe?

I look forward to seeing where this duo takes us next.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray – Review by Carisa Saenz-Videtto

Breathe UnderwaterBreathe Underwater by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this. Goes into Damian’s story right off the bat. It’s a page-turner. I am a sucker for second chances when it comes to relationships. Mending lost hope when it comes to relationships. This is the book!

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Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray – Review by Heather Goodman

Breathe UnderwaterBreathe Underwater by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book keeps you all in your feels throughout the whole book. There is a lot of descriptive romance in it. It has such a great story line and it makes you feel like you are on a rollercoaster. It keeps you guessing until the very end. Definitely worth every minute.

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Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray – Review by Anastasia Dodson

Breathe UnderwaterBreathe Underwater by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a really good one. This author is one of those ones that I never hesitate to pick up because I have every book I have read by them. Their writing style is good and it was well written and the main characters were awesome! Two very different people in two very different worlds but I was rooting for their happily ever after the whole time!
I am looking forward to reading more by this author in the future.
Happy Reading!

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Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray – Review by M Policicchio

Breathe UnderwaterBreathe Underwater by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are not reading these authors, I don’t know how to help you. This book just goes to show the continued brilliance of the authors. The drama, the characters, the intensity, the story….there isn’t much about this book not to like. Okay, so there were a few minor things, IMO. I like more dialogue between characters, but not distracting. The other thing was the way things ended with Gio. No spoilers here….just a little anticlimactic for me. I can see all kinds of reasons to do it that way, such as showing that Damian wasn’t like Gio, such as saving Damian’s soul. I totally get it.

FYI, totally love “Hus-Ben”!!!!!! That is the cutest, bestest nickname ever!!

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Breathe Underwater by Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz

Breathe UnderwaterBreathe Underwater by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Breathe Underwater is a mafia romance. At the beginning of this story, you learn about a mismatched companionship between Evelyn and Damian. Evelyn is tutoring Damian and the two build a young kinship of “romance” but it is quickly put out due to Evelyn’s controlling father. Her father convinces Damian to leave and never look back. Unfortunately due to the father’s weight within Texas, he is left with no choice. However, each one is left a little brokenhearted, not really understanding what has taken place. 13 years later, Evelyn is a professor and living an independent life, and Damian is moving back to Texas, the state that haunts his past. Damian is coming back, but as a different person with a new last name because he is working undercover as a mafia son. When the two of them finally meet again after so long, there is a lot of misunderstanding and confusion. Evelyn wants answers to why she was left so brokenhearted. She follows him to Italy, while he is there on business. She begins to learn that he is not the same person she once knew, but she still has a connection to him that she can’t let go of. They both know that this relationship can’t be more because of the position Damian is in. They are connecting in a web of so many lies, but can’t seem to resist the pull to each other. Can they find a way to have what they want without anyone getting hurt, or worse killed?

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