~ Synopsis ~
Discover Jonathan and Monica
He was the dream I never knew I had until he claimed me. The kinky billionaire who wanted to give pain as much as I wanted to receive it. He’d marked me as his own and I accepted him. I trust him completely. I swear I do.
But now, things are getting complicated. I have a career, and he has his claim. How far is he going to go to mark me? And am I going to run or stay?
WARNING: This novella has some of Jonathan and Monica’s roughest encounters. That’s how they like it!
*This takes place after he reclaims her in the studio, and before the second wedding. If you already love them, they’re hotter than ever!
Why the hell it’s taken me this long to review Breathe is BEYOND me! (bad blogger – BAD!)
I swear, the more I read? The lazier I get with this blog – I get sucked into the thick of these books and especially with CD Reiss’s novels – I suffer. I suffer some of the best book hangovers of my life and it’s hard to put into words what I felt while experiencing them. Because when you pick up one if her books? That’s what it is – an experience. Not just reading. But a full throttle experience. Typically one that will leave you up and down – happy – sad and above all else, turned-the-fuck-on.
Breathe was a promise, and god bless her she delivered and did not disappoint.
This book … the culmination of Jonathan & Monica – and what a ride their relationship has been. If you haven’t read any of her Songs of Submission Series? Breathe is a book that you could begin with if you want to get a taste of what their relationship is like? Or it is an added bonus (and some pretty hot ones to boot) to an already fantastic series.
The Drazen Family has given us some very interesting characters and Jonathan being the only boy of the siblings was our first. And what a first he was….
This series has really just floored me time and time again. It was one of the first since starting my blog that I really truly fell in love with and begged for more. So when CD Reiss said she was going to give us a bonus of Jonathan and Monica? I might have squealed like a little girl and jumped up and down. But when I got Breathe – and devoured it one sitting (like I typically do with ALL her books) I was floored. Because she’s already given us so much – Jonathan & Monica have already gone through so much, what else could she do? What else could she give us?
Tons – fucking tons. That’s what.
It may be a short story, but it’s packed with heavy emotion and a whole lotta’ sexy smut. Jonathan is finding his footing after everything, and Monica? Well she’s trying to find her way both in her career, and existing in their relationship. Craving Jonathan’s dominance, his love…. his body…. finding her freedom within… Jesus. It’s beautiful – brutal and made me fall in love with them all over again.
After I get through the stack of books I’m reading at the moment I’m going to dive in and do a re-read of the entire series, all over again. I miss them – these two have probably been one of my favorite book-couples of all time; ever single story is unique and leaves you yearning for more.
Check out my other reviews of the Songs of Submission Series
Full Series Review……. HERE
Coda (Songs of Submission #9)….. HERE
About the Author, C.D. Reiss
CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.