New Release + Review: Inhale, Exhale by C.L. Matthews

Title: Inhale, Exhale
Author: C.L. Matthews
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2019


“I do.”


Two words woven in love.
In sickness and in health.
For better or for worse.
Til death do us part.
And death dragged us apart.
We both said these vows.
But neither of us kept them.
This is not one of those happy stories.
Life isn’t made of simple choices and happily ever afters.
It’s a dark place.
It’s not easy.
It’s full of mistakes and lessons.
It hurts.
And in the end, those two words said in love, are the same ones said in hate.
“You want a divorce?”
“I do.”
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Ari’s  🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:

 I was not ready for this book. From the blurb I know it was going to affect me deeply. What I didn’t anticipate as that it would not only affect me, but that it would destroy me word by word, page by page in the best way possible. Inhale, Exhale tore my heart to shreds, laid my feelings out bare in front of me, and proceeded to piece them back together beautifully, yet painstakingly slowly.

To say that this book rained down emotions is to put it lightly. It was a torrent of feelings the depths of which I haven’t encountered in so long. Every chapter had me wading deeper and deeper into a pool of my own tears and emotions. My heart was shredded and my soul felt bruised.

This story and it’s characters were raw, honest, and most of all real. Their imperfections and flaws not only served to illustrate the the ugliness in the story, but also to connect with the reader because we’re all flawed and make mistakes. No character was perfect or a hero or pure goodness. Everyone falters and everyone hurts or is hurting. That’s the true beauty in this book and C.L. Matthews writing; the ability to make the reader connect and feel everything as if it were a memory.

Raw, gritty, REAL, and emotional Inhale, Exhale isn’t for the faint of heart, but most definitely worth the heartache. A story that you won’t soon forget, characters that vivid and painstakingly honest, and writing that is consuming and haunting can’t be rated anything less than 10 stars. This book is magic.


C.L. Matthews resides in Utah, the state with the best snow on earth. She is not a fan of the snow but loves her state just the same. She is known for her swag business and creative pieces. C.L. Matthews is a swag maker, reader, and a fairly new author, it isn’t an easy task but she wants to succeed in many things. Her hobbies consist of crafting, drinking coffee until she can’t consume any more, and reading until she falls asleep with books in her lap. C.L. Matthews is married to her childhood best friend, she got her happily ever after.




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