Author: Kendall Grey
Published: May 1st, 2012
Book rating: 5 stars
Cover rating: 4 stars
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.
It has been far too long since the last time I reviewed a book let alone got to even read a book! I finished Inhale a week or two ago and didn't know if I was going to review it or not on the blog just because it's for a mature audience and I usually review YA but it's too good not to rave about to the world. Kendall Grey has got some serious talent and I wish more people knew about this book!
Zoe Morgan has carried guilt with her for a long time because of an incident that happened in the past, her goal in life is to try and make up for the accident and I think it really drove her to be the best whale biologist she can be. She's sent on a mission to Australia with her best friend and a few crew members. At first everything is okay and then she hears a whales voice inside her head calling out to her and starts having these crazy dreams where a drop dead gorgeous guy seems to always pop up. Zoe believes Gavin is just a figment of her imagination for almost the entire book and I really, really liked that because it leaves you with a sort of cliff hanger at the end full of hope. Anyways back to Gavin, I really liked Gavin's character! I felt like we watched him grow up and snap out of his little pity party and truly come to love Zoe. The tension between these two in this book is absolutely ridiculous, I swear you could feel it every single time they talked or saw each other. I like how it wasn't necessarily an instant love in this book, just an instant lust. I liked watching them grow fond of each other and start to care about each other throughout the book.
The idea of this dream world was really unique and unlike anything I've read before. I really liked how we got to see a point of view from a fyre, a water, and someone who had all of these elements. I have to admit that I didn't fully understand the Dreaming at first but I like how it was explained in just the right amount of detail throughout the book instead of under detailed or over detailed, two of a readers biggest pet peeves! I also loved how Kendall Grey described the world, I could picture it all in my head so easily! By the time this book was over I had yelled at the characters a few times, I had laughed, and by the very end I was screaming WHYYYYY?! I highly recommend this book to all of you, just a fair warning like it says in the synopsis, this book is for mature/adult audiences. So if you don't feel comfortable or can't read through a few sex scenes then don't read this book. I can't wait to purchase the second book, find out what happens between Gavin and Zoe and also what's going to happen in the Dreaming and all of the humans/wyldlings in Realis! Also, the first book is free and all of the profits from the Just Breathe trilogy go to programs to help educate people about whales.
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