The Devil’s Breath (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: The Devil’s Breath
Author: A. Nybo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 22nd, 2019
Genre(s): Thriller, Romance
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5


Henri’s stalker has left him with a paradoxical legacy: his mind rebels at the thought of being touched—the very thing his body craves.

For three years Henri has fought to overcome the horrors of the past. Now on the other side of the world—after leaving Australia for Canada—Henri’s nemesis is hunting him with maniacal focus. Trying to escape, he meets Birch, a kind horse trainer, who’s confounded by Henri’s idiosyncrasies even as he is drawn to him. But when Birch discovers the truth, he encourages Henri not to just survive, but to live.

Maybe even to love.

Super fast paced and thrilling!

Henri was living a normal life until he found out he was being stalked and watched and recorded in his own home for over a year. After being abducted and tortured by a psycho and lived through the pain of the trial, Henri has so many emotional and physical scars that keep him from forming any type of relationship. After three years his nightmare returns when he finds a bullet taped to his car door. Frantic, he runs into a cafe and tries to call for help is assisted by Birch.

Birch was just minding his own business, trying to assist a man who was in the middle of an anxiety attack. Now he’s stuck in the middle of nightmare where a crazed killer is looking for him in a safe house. But he’s more worried about Henri than he is himself. Because he doesn’t think Henri can make it through this ordeal again alone.

This was so well written and well done. I couldn’t help but cheer on Birch the entire time when he tried his best to comfort Henri. I loved the inner turmoil he felt and how strong he made himself to be what Henri needed him to be. The character formation was just superbly done.

I got so into the story line. So many times with thrillers like this it’s easy to get lost, but this was written so well and I was so deep into the characters that I felt like I was there with them.

This was a great, fast paced, thrilling read with romance and humor. Totally recommend.

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Galley copy of The Devil’s Breath provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after.

Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday

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