Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review: Rescue Breathing by Zoe Norman

Book: Rescue Breathing
Author: Zoe Norman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When Manhattan Psychologist Olivia Burke receives an invitation to present her research on trauma in servicemen in Seattle, she is determined to turn the business trip into the start of healing her own traumatized heart.
FDNY Firefighter Owen Maxwell is an unapologetic playboy who spends his days saving lives and his nights breaking hearts.  He puts his life on the line every day and is skeptical about doing the same with his heart.  But when he meets Olivia, the girl with the shattered spirit–sparks fly.
They share a hot weekend in Seattle and discover that they want to share so much more.
Both Olivia and Owen are in need of help mending their hearts.  What remains to be seen is if they can do that for each other, or if they are so damaged they go up in smoke.
Rescue Breathing is the journey of two lost souls, trying to breathe new life into each other without losing themselves along the way.

My Rating

4.5

Favorite Quotes:

“You’re the only one I want to be with.  If you need me to tell you all the ways I want you, I’ll do it.  I could go on all night.  What this is between us, it’s good, Olivia, and I don’t want it with anyone else.  You own me, Olivia.  Don’t you see that?  I want you to be my future, but you need to want that too.”

“I love you so much it terrifies me.  You could leave me and I don’t think I’d survive it.”

My Review:

Oh swoon.  I am shocked – I should say – totally shocked – to discover this offering from the gods to be the debut novel of two women.  I never would have guessed this wasn’t from a seasoned best-selling author.  It was well paced, well written, enthralling and just short of fantastic.  The characters are fully inhabited, complex, damaged, and flawed – and I loved them.  I want more!  Although this is book one of a series, it is a self-contained stand-alone unit – with no sucky cliff hanger – yay!  There is humor, likeable main and secondary characters, a believable plot, a sensual love story, and smoking hot love scenes.  No complaints from this old cougar.  I hope I am paying attention when book 2 comes out…

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Zoe Norman is the brainchild of Stephanie K. and Heidi H., two women with one very important thing in common—their love of good erotic romance novels.  After a year of writing fanfiction and developing a swoon worthy friendship from across the country, the decision was made to write their own novel.
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We have a surprise Cover Reveal for Book 2 
Life Support 
releasing SEPTEMBER……

Olivia Burke is ready to risk everything to be with Owen Maxwell.  She’s determined to discover his dark secrets, mend his broken soul, and convince him to make their relationship more permanent.  Owen is hell bent on not losing his sense of self, all the while trying to alleviate Olivia’s fears that he’ll leave her for any of the warm bodies ready to throw themselves at a sexy fireman.  For Olivia, the past interferes with the future she wants.  For Owen, the future he wants is being assaulted by his past.

With hard work and a commitment to love each other, their budding relationship continues to blossom until one fateful day when their utopia comes to a crashing halt and threatens the future they’ve been working toward.
Will the challenges life continues to deal them keep them together or push them further apart?  Is their love strong enough?  Right now, both of them are in need of some life support. 
Life Support is the conclusion of Olivia and Owen’s story that began in Rescue Breathing.

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