The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C Cherry is a beautiful and heartbreaking story that is an emotional journey of healing, letting go of the past, and finding the ability to love again.

The Air He Breathes

Review of The Air He Breathes

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C Cherry is the beautiful and heartbreaking story of Tristan and Elizabeth. It is an emotional journey of healing, learning to let go of the past, and finding the ability to love again. 

It’s also a truly unforgettable and mesmerizing story, and I was enthralled from the very first page.

One reason you won’t be able to forget this story is the writing.

It is so gorgeous and profound. There are these amazing little sparkling gems of wisdom and beauty scattered throughout the book. It is truly touching and I honestly went through the entire spectrum of emotions from the very first chapter.

Another reason is the strong and well-developed characters.

Both Elizabeth and Tristan have suffered immeasurable loss, and they are each trying to survive and recover after losing their loved ones. While Elizabeth has her daughter, Emma, to take care of, Tristan is a loner and considered the town a$hole. He is closed off, reclusive, and doesn’t care what anyone thinks.

To me, they feel like characters in a modern Beauty and the Beast fairytale. Elizabeth looks past the prickly exterior and finds the broken man beneath, recognizing a kindred spirit. Tristan is the only person who understands the depth of the loss Elizabeth has endured.

Honestly, I loved both Tristan and Elizabeth.  Initially, they help each other cope, then they begin healing, and finally, they begin to look forward to the future again. Meanwhile, they contend with the town’s judgment, gossip, and uninformed views on love.

I also enjoyed Elizabeth’s daughter, Emma.  She’s cute and precocious, and her white feathers killed me.  Then there’s Elizabeth’s best friend, Faye.  She provides comic relief and keeps the story from feeling too heavy. Every woman needs a Faye in her life!

The Air He Breathes is easily a top favorite of this year.  I highly recommend it!  (Oh, and fans of Loving Mr. Daniels will not be disappointed!)

Thank you for the advanced copy of THE AIR HE BREATHES by Brittainy C. Cherry.  All opinions are my own.

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About Brittainy C. Cherry

Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing--poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.

About the Book


date published : September 25, 2015

series : Elements
publisher : Self-Published

pages : 308

audiobook narrators: Brian Pallino, Erin Mallon

audiobook length: 8 hrs, 27 min

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy Cherry

I was warned about Tristan Cole.

“Stay away from him,” people said.
“He’s cruel.”
“He’s cold.”
“He’s damaged.”

It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.

But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.

We were both empty.
We were both looking for something else. Something more.
We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.

Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.

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