Torn between her love for Ash and Theo, Leah has to find balance. Held captive by Oscar Locke and locked away with Olivia, Leah struggles to understand who ignites her the most and who drives her powers as an elemental. She wants the fairytale ending, but that’s impossible with two catalysts and one obstacle after another in the way of her happiness.She’s carrying someone’Torn between her love for Ash and Theo, Leah has to find balance. Held captive by Oscar Locke and locked away with Olivia, Leah struggles to understand who ignites her the most and who drives her powers as an elemental. She wants the fairytale ending, but that’s impossible with two catalysts and one obstacle after another in the way of her happiness.She’s carrying someone’s child, but whose? Ash or Theo’s? As Leah gets closer to Olivia, she learns the truth about her pregnancy and her future. But will it save her from Oscar Locke who is intent to destroy Leah and those who love her for his revenge? If they can escape captivity, can the tangled bond between Leah, Olivia, Ash, and Theo be unraveled? As Leah’s story comes to a close, find out the fate of these four Crafters as they try and find peace in Blackwater....
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the air that i breathe blackwater 3 Reviews
Lila Veen does it again!! The story of the "Coven" of Blackwater (and France and the Bayou) is brought to a fabulous end!! The author clearly demonstrates each scene so that you feel as if you are there with everyone (from being imprisoned to just being a part of the Lavanne clan)! It is a MUST read for those that have read the first 2 and if you haven't read them, start with #1 and finish with this! You won't regret it!
Released on 10/15/2013!Smashwords link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...Amazon link: http://amzn.to/1cRgCSYEnjoy!
Where to start?I just finished reading this series and I was hooked after "Burning For You." But something happened in "Drowning in a Dream" which leads me to where I am now in "The Air that I Breathe" book 3 in the Blackwater series. I'm going to just come right out and state my problem for the record - Drama. It seems strange to have an issue with drama when most books require it in order to exist. However, I find that I have come to an example of an overload on drama. I love the story Lila Veen weaves but I felt in this final installment, it was only seconds after everything was sorted that it was tipped on it's head once again. It seemed that everyone was lying or manipulating each other for personal gain. The horrible twisted web of relationships that tied so many different characters together - introduced partially in "Drowning in a Dream" - continued to become even more entangled with relationships being revealed between almost everyone and their brother (it's horrible that I almost mean that literally). I barely had a hold on what was going on and the final straw was the relationship between Theo and Olivia. I just couldn't. I never liked V.C.Andrews penchant for throwing weird twisted family relationships into her books and I cannot stomach it in this one either.I kept reading despite feeling ill because I needed to know what happened to Leah - it wasn't her fault that the Lavanne family were a bunch of nutters. I'd hoped the ending would bring some much needed relief and happiness but no, when I closed the book I was outright sickened by the weird twists the novel had taken. Not only was I horrified at what happened to Leah's baby, Theah (ridiculous name) I couldn't believe all of these people who professed to care about her couldn't think for one second past their own fucked up agendas! Every single character minus Leah was selfish, beyond selfish, more selfish than I could possibly imagine and with that level of selfishness came the stupid actions selfish people do to make sure they get what they want. All of the twists became a headache of family drama that I could barely muster a reaction to. I felt like a zombie who was being assaulted, beaten down page after page. As the lies, deceit and manipulation unfolded I felt more ill reading the feel good happy ever after I wanted slipping away.(view spoiler)[Dear god what the hell!? With all the people being reaped and having their powers taken away could not one of those people losing power be Olivia. Then she would no longer be a catalyst for Theo, Leah could have that wonderful threesome and no one would have touched that poor baby. For all that I felt sorry for Olivia I could not forgive her or even bring out a sliver resembling a kind feeling towards her because of the conniving way she STOLE LEAH'S BABY. The girl is selfish as FUCK, she is so self absorbed she even brought Ash into the equation in order to make sure Leah has no connection to the child! Being naive is no excuse and as a 33 year old adult I expected more from her, it's sad I ended the series hating her guts... But sorry I'm not sorry!Lisette, you are a horrible mother who couldn't a) keep her vagina to herself, b) look after her children so they didn't turn into spoiled, selfish, unable to look to after themselves, whinging babies of adults, c) tell Olivia, no actually I think stealing that baby is a bad idea d) do something useful for a change. Why as a mother would you encourage your own daughter to make the same horrible decision you made which ultimately lead to her current horrible situation? WHY?! You play a good game I must admit but you have just recreated a family curse (which we know nothing about) and honestly, sleeping with Rowan? You should have known better, especially after you oh, I don't know, messed up the future of that whole family just so you could be a Lavanne. I don't know how you sleep at night.Theo, you weak spineless dumb ass. I thought you Theo found out Olivia stole and magicked the baby into being hers you would put on your knight in shining armor hat, tell her it was wrong and force her to give it back. Wrong again. You were not the logical good guy that I thought you were! You are just as selfish as Olivia and even though Leah is still your catalyst you still want to be with your sister. IDIOT! How many people need to tell you it's a bad idea and after 33 years you're going to say fuck all the suffering I've had I'm going to do it anyway because why the hell not?! You are an ass for running away from Leah and Ash, you are an ass for encouraging Olivia and you are an ass for keeping the baby even after knowing the truth. Frankly, my dear, you are an ass. I hope you and Olivia have a horrible life together. I really do.Ash, stop whining! I can't take how much you sound like a child - one who is told they must share their toys. Granted Leah isn't a toy but this catalyst thing is apparently a big deal so why are you not treating it as such. All Ash says is "you're mine!" cue Tarzan theme song as chest thumping commences. Christ Almighty save me from these numb skulls. I am completely unconvinced that Ash's possessiveness is enough to convince him to play God with the babies. I'd be pissed if I had to share someone I thought was my soul mate but come on I'd get over it like an adult and learn to live with it, because I would love them right? Ash does not seem like the type to go messing with children's lives because he has a big ego. Ash, I have to say I thought better of you. You are a complete idiot and a self absorbed prick for wanting Theo and his child out of Leah's life because YOU DON'T GET TO DECIDE YOU BIG BABY. Packing a tantrum and deciding to change the life of an innocent child so you can have Leah to yourself because you are too jealous to share is the STUPIDEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE. Obviously Ash loves himself more than Leah (not surprised).Jared, Leah's Dad, glad you came through in the end, took you long enough you narrow minded geezer.Isabel, how dare you keep that secret from Leah. You should know better than that, all your lies are doing is paving the way from more lies. Leah would have been so happy to have you as her mother and you know what, her father deserves the scorn she would have given him for lying to her. (hide spoiler)]Leah, you poor poor woman. You got sucked into the family from HELL. I'm so sorry, truly I am. You came from a horrid relationship with your ex-husband into a family full of lies, secrets and incest. Despite constantly trying to make things work and be happy with the situation you get screwed over by everyone! Even your father was a selfish prick until the very end. You deserved better.While overall I really liked Lila Veen's series the culmination didn't deliver. I adored the idea of catalysts and crafting but I felt the magic took a backseat to the drama in this book and the ending just felt like it was stirring up so much bollocks. I was dissatisfied with the projected trajectories of every character. I wanted Theo, Leah and Ash to develop their relationship into a healthier threesome and I wanted Olivia to be happy and find that happiness without Theo. Essentially I just wanted the ending to be completely different from what it was. I still recommend the Blackwater series because who knows, maybe you will appreciate this final book more than I did. But I have to warn you if you can't handle twist after revelation after incestual relationship then don't read the series. It starts off much sweeter than where it ends up. I would have given this book 1 star because I can't do the incest, selfishness and unsatisfactory ending in this book but I will give it two because I really like Lila Veen's style of writing and plot minus them. Also I must admit that only a skilled writer would have me ranting at the characters like they were real people so I MUST note that for this series AS A WHOLE I would give it 4 stars because it was gripping enough that I read it in a single day.xxxGeorgeFollow me on Facebook!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**The Air That I Breathe is the third installment in the Blackwater series and is another great read. While Ash, Leah, Theo and Olivia are being held captive they find out some crazy truths about whats in their future and some of their parents past. Oscar Locke is one crazy dude, talk about holding a grudge, lol. He's been trying to dismantle the Blackwater Coven for a long time and has tried his best to destroy some of the families, especially the Lavannes. The Blackwater series was like reading a soap opera, so much going on with crazy twists and turns but always coming back to read what was going to happen next. I truly recommend it. It has some events in it that I personally find a bit weird but, it never really ruined the story. Happy reading!
**I received a copy of “The Air That I Breath” as a first reads giveaway**I bought the other 2 books so I could read the series all together. I thought the magic/crafting aspect was lacking and could have been developed more throughout, but the idea of catalysts was unique. While the book ended, I didn’t feel a sense of completion. Perhaps it is because throughout this last book there were so many twists and turns, lies and deceit and pure selfishness of most of the characters. I was hoping Leah would realize what was going on, but she seemed to be in a protective bubble as to what was actually happening around her.
I honestly devoured this series. The Black Water series is on the TOP of my favorites list! The Air That I Breath is a bitter sweet ending to the series. I enjoyed every chapter, no need to skim through any pages. The author does an excellent job at describing each characters feelings and the scenes. Oh boy the SEX scenes are out of this world. I recommend this series to readers that are into paranormal romances and not to the faint hearted.