Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Kirsty Dallas' "Breeze of Life."

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The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be part of the Blog Tour for Kirsty Dallas' "Breeze of Life."
(Giveaway at bottom of post)

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Bree ‘Breeze’ Delany never imagined her life could sink so deep. That such intense pain could take up residence in her heart and shred her soul to pieces. And all it had taken was one little word to drag Bree to the depths of this despair, cancer. 

It took just one person to pull Bree from the darkness, her best friend Harper Somerville. Determined to show his Breeze the beauty in life no matter how short or long it is, Harper takes Bree on the road trip of a life time. 

Screw happily ever afters, perhaps life was meant to be lived with happily ever nows...

Blog Tour Review: Kirsty Lander

This book was beautiful. The fact that cancer is so fucking horrible and ugly, I love that Kirsty Dallas was able to take it, and make it in to a stunning love story. Make no mistake, cancer and everything to do with it - death, treatments and side effects are all very present, but entwined with all of that is a love story. A friends to lovers story. I loved it.

"I had lost so much weight I would no doubt be lighter than a wisp of air, but I felt heavy. 
My soul was no longer treading deep waters, it was drowning in it."

Ugh.. poor Breeze. My heart hurt for her. She starts out in this story, recovering from the after effects of chemo and radio therapy. For the past 8 months she has been suffering alone, save for the guy who lives opposite her, the one who has taken on the role as her father. But the one person she really wants, the one person her heart yearns for is Harper, and he's currently away in Portugal running in a surfing competition. 

Harper's life is brought to a standstill the moment he hears the devastating news that his best friend has cancer. Everything he is doing is dropped straight away, he has to get back to Breeze. No matter what. From this point on, I knew there was more to their friendship. And again, from this exact moment, I was rooting for them. I honestly ♥'d Harper. There are plenty of book boyfriends in this little indie book world, and Harper will definitely stand out among some of the best. His whole reason for living and breathing at this point forward was Breeze. She was his life. Every thought and decision he made, he had Breeze in mind making sure she was okay, living and forever being optimistic about her future. He was wonderful. 

"I'm not going to accept that you will die sooner rather than later. I will only accept life."

Breeze and Harper were a beautiful couple, dealing with some of life's toughest obstacles, but their love for each other never wavered. It did take a long time for their relationship to turn, it wasn't an insta-love and the build up was so wonderful. The sexual tension between the two was so apparent through the pages, I was not so patiently waiting for them to finally succumb to their feelings and go for it.

We don't get to know many of the secondary characters well, but one I will always remember is Mia. She was also a cancer patient, and her family knew Harper. There was a great friendship blooming between her and Breeze and for a 14 year old, she had some of the wisest words I've read. "You and I, we're made of something different, we're stronger and braver, and you beat cancer, Bree, so you can deal with anything now." I could have read her little words of wisdom time and time again. I appreciated her part in the story so much. Even if she did break my heart.

Overall, if you are unsure of this book because of the cancer aspect and are sure it is going to break your heart, don't panic so much. This isn't your My Sister's Keeper kind of book but it it is emotional and had me crying. The writing is beautiful, the story is powerful and the characters will be remembered by me for a long time.
I rated "Breeze of Life" 4 Hearts

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  1. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I haven't read that series:(

  2. I have not read the Keatyn Chronicles yet, but this book sounds very good. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

  3. I haven't read the series yet, but this book sounds phenomenal! I love road trips, and ones with dire consequences at the end always pluck my heartstrings.
    Thanks for the giveaway. =]

  4. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I LOVE the Keatyn Chronicles, I can't wait for the rest of the series!!