Book Review: Breath to Bear by Paula Dombrowiak


Breath to Bear by Paula Dombrowiak

Blood and Bone Series, Book 2

A Friends-to-Lovers, Rockstar Romance

November 30, 2021



These chains that weigh me down, my guilt I wear like a crown, SHE is my Breath to Bear

Jack O’Donnell
I thought telling my story would purge my demons, but it didn’t. If anything, it brought them closer to the surface.
Now, they’re threatening to drag me back into the darkness and stop me from moving on with the journalist who captured my story and my heart.
The guilt I bear is heavy, the road I’ve traveled long and littered with scars that run deep.
I’ve been down this road before, in love with two women at the same time.
It didn’t end well.
Erin’s running scared – for good reason – but I won’t let her get away that easy.
Am I strong to get rid of the ghosts from my past in order to have a future with Erin?

Erin Langford
Journalists are supposed to be objective, to look at a story as if you’re outside a window looking in.
That’s what I was taught.
That’s what I should have done.
Instead, I fell through the glass and right into Jack O’Donnell’s bed.
The memoire I was supposed to write turned into more than I bargained for.
I’m in too deep.
So far gone.
He’s like a bad drug, making his way through my veins, and stopping my heart.
Yet, I still want more.
There’s just one problem – he’s still in love with someone else. She’s the ghost in the room, the girl that ruined him for all others.
Am I strong enough to be the one to help him heal?

*This book is not a standalone. You will need to read Blood and Bone in order to fully enjoy Breath to Bear



“Sometimes wounds need to be opened in order to heal.”

I adored book one – Blood and Bone and was so excited to hear that Breath to Bear was coming out. This is Jack’s happy ending. Jack is a character who deserves to be, and is, hated but also you HAVE to love him. He is the epic redeemable villain. He is a broken, complicated former rock star. Jack and Erin have a undeniable connection with a steamy romance. But, Jack has ghosts that run deep and he needs to confront and let go of the past. This past, and him living in it, may just lose him his chance at happiness with Erin. Erin is in deep, has her own past to overcome, but soon realizes that Mia’s ghost is still present in her and Jacks lives. This is a wonderful follow up and I’m looking forward to more in this series.

*This book is not a standalone. You will need to read Blood and Bone in order to fully enjoy Breath to Bear.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books (Lisa Reigel) 11/23/21

ARC provided by author

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Paula Dombrowiak grew up in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, right on beautiful Lake Michigan. She used to think it was an ocean, because you can’t see the other side, until she got older and became aware of geography. The Chicago lakeshore is her favorite place in the whole world.

Paula moved to Arizona in 1997 because the Chicago winters wore her down and she needed a little sunshine in her life. She came to appreciate the diversity of Arizona, the desert, the mountains, and the lakes. Yes, there are lakes in Arizona and it even snows up in the high country.

Paula really is a music junkie to the core and loves discovering new bands, just as much as she loves writing. So why not combine the two? That was how Blood and Bone was born. Her favorite music is Classic Rock, Grunge, and Alternative. She also loves to read and mostly enjoys YA (all subgenres), Romance, and Non-Fiction.

Paula’s wardrobe really does consist of band T-shirts and leggings that are perpetually covered in pet hair. Animals are her homies and she don’t eat her homies.








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