Author Sloan Parker

Breathe

Breathe by Sloan Parker

Lincoln lost everything after he caused a fatal accident. A year later, still consumed with guilt, he gives in to passion with a sexy stranger who turns out to be the husband of the woman he accidentally killed. full description read a short excerpt

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance/Suspense (M/M)

Winner of the 2011 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Novel, Best Gay Contemporary Romance, Best Plot Development, and Best Character Development

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What People are Saying

"The character connection in this book is really sizzling hot. Both of these men are passionate creatures and it shows in all they do."
Tina, Two Lips Reviews

"Her characters, Lincoln and Jay, are so well written that you fall in love with them and are cheering them on towards their happily ever after despite the odds against them."
Tuberose, Whipped Cream Reviews

"Vivid and emotional, the sex between Jay and Lincoln not only sizzles with raw physicality, but it also burns with pure emotion."
Doug, Dark Divas Reviews

"It's a beautiful love story ... You can’t help but fall in love with Linc and Jay. I can’t recommend it enough. I can’t wait to read more books by this author."
Caroline, Book Lovers Inc.

"You do not want to miss this AWESOME story about forgiveness and conflict and working through it all to have a happily ever after. I highly recommend..."
Tuberose, Whipped Cream Reviews

More About this Book


Book Description
Lincoln McCaw lost everything—his home, his job, his partner—after he caused a fatal accident. A year later, he's drowning the guilt and despair in whiskey, but he needs to move on. His sister and her kids are counting on him. Then he meets a man who ignites a passion Lincoln thought he’d never find. Too bad one night is all they can have together. Now he needs to figure out how to turn away from the only person who makes him feel alive…before whoever is sending him threats decides Lincoln needs to suffer more than he already has.

Jay Miller is surrounded by grief and misery until he finally gives in to all those years of sexual fantasies about being with another guy. Realizing he’s ended up in the arms of the man who caused his wife’s accident, he tries to pull away. But how can he give up a friendship he needs more than anything—a friendship and a love that could save him? He may not have time to make the choice before someone else destroys it all.

This book contains explicit sexual content and graphic language.

Revised Edition, 2014. Length: 101,781 words. E-book ISBN: 978-0-9911212-5-0, Trade Paper ISBN: 978-0-9911212-3-6.


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Other Books in the Series
For those who have the first print or e-book edition of BREATHE, the separately released epilogue (WHAT YOU DO TO ME) is available for free to read: What You Do to Me (A Breathe Epilogue). Please note: This epilogue was included in the revised e-book and trade paperback editions that were released in November 2014.

"If you loved Breathe and did not get enough of these two men, this epilogue is a must! I love the two heroes and though it was against all reasoning that they could ever be together as a couple, they made it!" -- Top 2 Bottom Reviews


Reviews and Awards

Nomination Favorite All Time M/M Romance Book

Selected as a Best Read of 2011 at Book Lovers Inc

Rainbow Award Winner: Best Gay Novel

Rainbow Award Winner: Best Gay Contemporary Romance

Rainbow Award Winner: Best Plot Development

Rainbow Award Winner: Best Character Development

Rainbow Award Winner: Tied for third in Best Writing Style
  
Listed as a Reader Must-have Gay Romance in RT Magazine (September 2012, "It's Raining Men: Tackling the Torrents of Male/Male Romantic Fiction Flooding the Market")
 
Selected as a Joyfully Reviewed Best Romance in 2011.

Named a Top Pick at The Romance Reviews.

Won third place in the 2011 New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award in Erotic Romance

Won second place in the 6th Annual Passionate Plume Contest, Contemporary category

"The character connection in this book is really sizzling hot. Both of these men are passionate creatures and it shows in all they do."

Tina at Two Lips Reviews

"Breathe is an incredibly poignant story where the emotions are profoundly moving, the characterization is perfect, and the suspense is riveting."

Nannette at Joyfully Reviewed
Named a Joyfully Recommended Read
and
Best Romance in 2011

"Her characters, Lincoln and Jay, are so well written that you fall in love with them and are cheering them on towards their happily ever after despite the odds against them."

Tuberose at Whipped Cream Reviews
Rated Best Book

"BREATHE was both believable and authentic. The characters, their issues, and the action was organic, flowing beautifully from one scene to the next. The fact Ms. Parker has managed this with a large cast of characters and fast-paced movement is nothing short of masterful writing."

DH Starr at The Romance Reviews
A Top Pick

"It’s hard enough to have two people meet, convincingly draw them together, make the reader love them, and craft a story that brings the reader on a ride. But to place two characters who have such a major event tying them together and holding them apart at the same time…it was captivating. And without giving anything away, I’ll simply state that this talented author has delivered. She has managed to create both as sympathetic, sexual, and lovable. Their relationship becomes something you not only want but need to see succeed."

"Vivid and emotional, the sex between Jay and Lincoln not only sizzles with raw physicality, but it also burns with pure emotion."

Doug at Dark Divas Reviews
A Recommended Read

"Breathe has an exceptional cast of characters, and they are exceedingly well-developed and breathtakingly three dimensional."

Kathy at BlackRaven’s Reviews

"Sloan Parker has created a superb saga that kept me on the edge of apprehension until the end. I thoroughly enjoyed Breathe."

Chocolate Minx at Literary Nymphs Reviews

"If you’re looking for a book that’s suspenseful and definitely not run of the mill, then Breathe should be on your “buy’ list."

Wave at Reviews by Jessewave

"Sloan Parker doesn't write genre gay erotic romance; she writes amazing stories with main characters that happen to be gay men."

Pia Veleno at Goodreads

"You do not want to miss this AWESOME story about forgiveness and conflict and working through it all to have a happily ever after. I highly recommend..."

Tuberose at Whipped Cream Reviews
Rated Best Book

"Not only did I enjoy the exploration of the two men, but I also felt their longing, desires, and insecurities as they continued to draw closer and closer together."

DH Starr at The Romance Reviews
A Top Pick

"As a reader you can't help but sympathize with both heroes, thanks to the author's skillful way of depicting them and their conflict. Both are great, loveable characters, who have their flaws but are basically good-hearted and honest men."

Janna at E-Romance Reader

"It's a beautiful love story ... You can’t help but fall in love with Linc and Jay. I can’t recommend it enough. I can’t wait to read more books by this author."

Caroline at Book Lovers Inc. Selected as a Best Read of 2011
  
"Both of these men are passionate creatures and it shows in all they do."

Two Lips Reviews


Keywords / Tags
gay romance, gay erotica, M/M romance, gay love story, M/M erotica, erotic romance