Title: Breathe the Sky
Author: Michelle Hazen
Published by: Berkley Books
Released: August 18, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: Two strangers start out saving animals and end up rescuing each other in this heartwarming romance from the author ofUnbreak Me.Mari Tucker is a wildlife biologist who scoops bunnies and endangered tortoises out of harm’s way on construction sites. Still haunted by her past, she takes the most remote jobs in the Mojave Desert to avoid people and hide from her ex. It’s a simple, quiet life filled with sweet animals and solar-powered baking until she ends up assigned to Jack Wyatt’s crew.
Construction foreman Jack Wyatt’s loud, foul-mouthed temper keeps even the most rugged of men on his crew in line. No mistake is overlooked, because out in the desert it could mean life or death. In his opinion, the job site is no place for sensitive biologists, especially one as shy as Mari. But instead of wilting from the heat and hard work, Mari wins over Jack and his crew one homemade brownie at a time.
Jack and Mari find a comfortable rhythm, building a friendship that’s rare for both of them. After Jack’s rocky childhood, they have more in common than they’d imagined. But even the Mojave sun can’t chase away the shadows when the past is determined to track them down… (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This did my romance loving heart happy. It was a very sweet story about two people finding each other. I love how it was set in the desert. That's a unique setting for a romantic story, I think. It just had a really good atmosphere. I also liked how Mari was able to survive in this desert environment. Even though she's in hiding from her abusive ex, she manages to make the best of a hard situation.
I liked how Jack needed some softening, and how Mari was able to do that. They formed a friendship which morphed into something more. It was awww inducing.
I also liked how Mari loved animals. Animals always make a story better, as long as the author doesn't try to break my heart and kill them.
Mari and Jack both have pasts that have left scars. I liked them together, I liked how they helped each other, how they could lean on each other.
Plus, we had a little bit of danger and that added a little scare to this story.
I thought this was a sweet story about two people coming together in a backdrop of a beautiful desert. I enjoyed it.
has written most of her books in odd places, including a bus in Thailand, an off-the-grid cabin in the Sawtooth Mountains, a golf cart in a sandstorm, a rental car during a heat wave in the Mojave Desert, and a beach in Honduras. She is the author of Unbreak Me.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Breathe the Sky by Michelle Hazen. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and Michelle Hazen for letting me be a part of the tour. If you want to experience love in the desert, pick this one up!