Book Review: The Band 4 The Air We Breathe

The Band 4 The Air We Breathe

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The Recommendation

I'm not usually one to read love stories, but this one was actually quite interesting. The two main characters were well-put together and I found myself rooting for them, but the story had a little bit too much going on at times.

The Review

A fun and quick read. I'm not one to read romance on a regular basis, but I liked the idea of this story and decided to give it a try. Wow, is all I can really say, because the story actually had a lot more going on than I ever would have expected. There is, in fact, maybe a little bit too much going on and it would have been nice to see the author take a step back and slow the story down a little bit.

In fact, so much happens in the first chapter that at times I found it difficult to keep up with the story. The characters were interesting, but occasionally some of the side characters seemed to blend together and it was difficult to tell them apart. That being said, it was still very entertaining, and the things that the author does well were very well done.

The Rating


Certainly interesting, but I would have liked to see the author tone down on everything that happened and focus the story a little bit more.

About the Book

The Band 4: The Air We Breathe
By Marguerite Nardone Gruen

Marguerite is on holiday in London, finally free after 27 years of feeling like a hostage to her strict and overbearing parents. Also in London, and struggling with his thoughts of freedom, is Chase Martin―one fourth of the most successful band on the planet―who knows that freedom can only come at the expense of his band-mates.

They come from completely different worlds, but when those worlds collide―on a rainy night in a small coffee shop―nothing will ever be the same again. Before ever laying eyes on him, his pain and anxiety somehow reaches her, and she feels moved to alleviate it… to offer comfort, which he desperately needs. After years of performing with his band-mates, they are closer than brothers. They are a part of one another, and the compulsion he is feeling to separate from them, is tearing him apart.

The strange bond Marguerite and Chase discover goes beyond attraction or desire. It goes beyond love or lust or anything either of them have ever experienced. It is absolutely terrifying, but to walk away from its pull would be like choosing not to breathe.

This is a story of love, loss and heart-break… of family and friendship. This is their story.