Shepherd knows what people think of him. He’s too big, too tall and too broad not to be scary. But though he looks like a grizzly bear, he’s all teddy on the inside. He’s dreamed of finding someone to love. Someone who can help him break through his shyness and who he can shower with all the affection in his heart.
Kit knows what people think of him. That he’s young, good-looking, and kissed by luck. He survived leukemia as a teenager, and he thought he had his entire life ahead of him. But now, the cancer might be recurring—deny it though he might—and Kit’s world has come crashing down. He needs someone like Shepherd. Someone kind and caring, who’s strong enough to lean on.
Kit’s falling fast for the big mountain man—but he hasn’t told Shepherd the truth. He’s afraid that knowing he may be sick will be more than Shepherd can handle. And now, after delaying treatment, he thinks he may be running out of time.
Breathe Deep is the third book in the St. Hawk’s Medical Series. Since I have not read the other books, I was not sure if I would be list or not. But, this one can be read as a standalone. Kit is a nurse tech in a geriatric ward. He is working his way through nursing school and is one of the only techs that gets along with a cantankerous patient. Kip runs into a sexy biker outside of the hospital and comes to his rescue by finding a lost part in some bushes. Later, while out trying to get a special treat from a deli/store, Kip finds that the sexy biker, Shephard, owns the place. The two feel a connection and wind up getting down and dirty in the back office. But, Kip has a HUGE secret. So huge that I can’t even mention it because it’s a spoiler.
This is such a gut wrenching, heart breaking story. Seriously, it broke me at certain parts. My waring is to have a box of tissues handy when reading it. I do feel that parts of the story were slow, but I kept reading because of the context of the actual story. It was so well thought out by the author. Kudos to Willa Okati! I’m so glad I read it – even though it put me into an emotional coma.