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A Reason To Breathe (Reason Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

C.P. Smith
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

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Book Description

WARNING: Author believes in soul mates and insta-love, proceed with caution if you're not a romantic at heart

Love at first sight was never so dangerous.

Jack Gunnison has a problem, well, two, actually. One is 5'5" and the other...a Killer.

Jennifer Stewart needs a change after losing her husband, and sending her daughter off to College.

Moving to the high country of Colorado to restart her life, and follow her dreams, Jenn gets more than she bargained for, when she attracts the eye of a killer.

Together, Jack and Jenn must figure out his identity, before he strikes again.

Mature content due to language and sex.

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  • File Size: 1269 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
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  • Language: English
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Oh my gosh after this one book the author C.P. Smith has moved to my stalk list. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Once I heard about this book I started watching Amazon to see if 1) a pre-order option would be available or 2) if by some miracle this book would be released early. The second I saw this book I bought it and started reading, and all I can say is that this book is fan freaken tactic, I haven't been this excited about a new book in a while and I haven't been his ecstatic about a new author in what feels like forever. This authors talent is insane and brilliant, I can't wait to see what is next and if I'm honest I'm a little sad to be finished because I feel like everything else for a while will be a let down.

Jenn decided to move to Colorado a place she always dreamed of living, with her daughter at college family all moved away and the death of her husband she knows it's her time now. She married at 18 with a baby on the way and though she loved her husband and adored her daughter Jenn is excited to be moving to her dream as a reported in the mountains. When Jenn finds herself at a murder scene she knows this may be her chance to get away from event reporting and move to something more interesting but she never planned to run into Jack.

Jack has been sheriff for years and has given up hope of ever finding a woman who not only will love him but accept his love for his job so when Jenn barges onto his crime scene he wants nothing to do with her even if she's beautiful and has great legs. But Jack finds out really quickly that Jenn is nothing like the other reports and absolutely nothing like any woman he has ever met and try as he night Jack finds himself not only intrigued but also very interested in his newest citizen.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Potential January 27, 2014
By Searose
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I can only give this book 3 stars because the writing was crude and immature. Swearing doesn't offend me but there is far too much cussing and not in a sexy and scintillating way but in a the author lacks a strong vocabulary way. It cheapens and dumbs down the characters. Also, the behavior of the main characters isn't believable as not many 39 year old women talk or think like 20 something year olds, and most sheriffs are capable of forming full and articulate sentences that don't include swear words in response to EVERYTHING.The grammar and punctuation was atrocious; C.P. Smith has no idea how to use commas, semi-colons, or question marks (that one should be a no brainer) which can get tedious for the reader. Writing dialogue is also not a strength of this author. That said, Smith definitely had a story to tell and it was interesting and suspenseful. Smith has a great deal of potential to become a serious suspense writer if she can improve her delivery. I do recommend this book for the story, just bare in mind it's not well written. I really hope she keeps writing as she can weave a story well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 STARS FOR JACK & JENN February 3, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Ok, I have some problems with this book. There were parts that I thought worked really well, but there were a lot that didn’t, and unfortunately, the negatives kinda ruined it for me.


'A Reason To Breathe' is the story of thirty-nine year old widow, Jennifer Stewart. When her husband dies, she moves out to Colorado to fulfil a childhood dream of living in the mountains. Her job as a journalist leads her to meet Sheriff Jack Gunnison at a murder scene.
Long-story-short, it’s insta-lust/love, and both the search a whirlwind relationship and the for a serial killer begin.

“Jesus, what are you doing to me?” He whispered.
“Nothing,” I gasped, when his tongue circled my ear.
“Baby, if that’s nothing, you’re gonna kill me when it means something.”

Ok, let’s do this methodically. What did I like?
- I liked Jack.
– I liked the plot twists.
– I liked the steamy sex.
– I liked the idea.

Now, what did I not like?
- I didn’t like the slew of appalling grammatical errors.
– I didn’t like that this was basically a cheap copy of a Kristen Ashley book.
– I didn’t like that Jenn acted 19 instead of 39. And I didn’t like how irresponsible andstupid she was at times.

So, yeh, as I said, I liked Jack. I just have to mention, I loved the surname Gunnison. I don’t know, I just found that really super sexy. So that worked for me.

“If Jack Gunnison were pursuing me, I’d walk slow.”

Jack is totally alpha male. In fact, he’s a little pathetically alpha, in all honesty. Like, Jack and Jenn have known each other for one day and he’s ready to knock out all other men in the town for just looking at her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Perfect Alpha Award Approved September 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Ok so first of all we at Sizzling Pages absolutely love when we stumble upon a book from a new author and it completely sucks us in and knocks us on our asses.
This book did all of that and more.
Now for my thoughts:
I love a bossy alpha, I love a man whore who finds the woman that can tame him but not change his bossy ways. AS if you could! I also absolutely love a heroine that doesn't take his crap.
On top of all of these loves I also adore romantic suspense probably more than any other type of romance genre. I got my absolute alpha romantic suspense on steroids fill from this amazing story. you are something else. Bossy, arrogant, sexy and just really really protective. He sold me when he first said " I don't share" number one favorite thing a man can say in my books.
They drove each other crazy and this romance was a roller coaster type love. It happens in a very short period time and so much is thrown at these two that I kinda felt like I was watching the movie Speed with some hot scenes.
So back to how Jen drove Jack to the brink of madness so many times and there were so many laugh out loud moments that I just really felt like I was sucked into an amazing love story. and didn't want it to end.
Jen knew she couldn't fight it but she stood her ground on all her sassy adventures..but the whole time she was just caving inside

Oh yeah, I was caught in his web; I was a fly to his spider, and If I wasn’t careful he was going to devour me.

We love our sizzling scenes and I was not disappointed in the least.
Jack took charge and his bossy was over the top in the bedroom.

He shoved one hand in my hair and jerked my head to the side,

so the angle for the kiss got deeper.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved this book
Absolutely loved this book! Read it in one day..i couldn't put it down! Loved Jack and Jenn so much!! Super alpha male hotness!! Defiantly found a new favorite author!
Published 23 days ago by Nineveh Blankenship
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL AND FUNNY
I love this story, I laugh so much! It got sense of humor, love, angst, mystery, everything a good book have to had! I recommended 100% if you want to have a good time reading!
Published 24 days ago by Roxy
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Fun Murder Mystery Romance
This is another fun murder mystery from C P Smith. I actually read book 2 of this series first, but honestly that is no big deal, the connection between the books is thin at best. Read more
Published 24 days ago by LPigg
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 1 month ago by NLT
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost but not quite
I enjoyed the plot twists, sexy sherrif and savy reporting. However, it's like Jenifer never matured from a teenager. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joy4ki
3.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the combination of a love story and the mystery ...
I enjoyed the combination of a love story and the mystery of a serial killer. I have never read a book with SO many typos before! Overall it was enjoyable.
Published 2 months ago by Jennifer N Katona
5.0 out of 5 stars talk about bossy
Loved the book..was hoping for another. They work so well together. It has murder heartbreak and a serious love connection.. If your looking for a good read this is it
Published 3 months ago by lisa fuller
4.0 out of 5 stars Romantic-Suspense
Good characters with a good plot. I found this title on Good Reads on a list of books - "Books not written by Kristen Ashley but with a Kristen Ashley flavor. Read more
Published 4 months ago by wenrog
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love LOve LOve Thats all!
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
This was a really good book. Jack is the ultimate Alfa!!! Kept me interested through the whole book! This is a book I will read again later!
Published 4 months ago by Kim
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More About the Author

CP Smith is a stay-at-home mom. She spends her days caring for her children and her nights writing. Her favorite author is Jane Austen, and her favorite genre is romantic suspense. Her writing leans towards older couples, age 30 and up. She believes love isn't just for the young and hopes to show younger readers that a first kiss at any age is still a first kiss--full of excitement and anticipation. CP Smith writes romantic suspense and prides herself on catching you off guard.

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