Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Let It Breathe by Kristian Parker Blog Tour

Release Tour. Kristian Parker’s Let It Breathe.

Simon Harrington has two great loves, the first being his son, Luca, and the second, wine. As a premier importer, Simon has built a business that allows him to live on Queens Crescent, one of London’s most exclusive addresses. Yet that life is under threat—one of Simon’s main clients has gone bust.

When Simon’s ex-wife nags him to find a man and stop hiding behind their son, Simon feels change is in the air. And when he meets Rodrigo Costa at a party, everything turns upside down. This man is the most gorgeous hunk Simon has ever laid eyes on. Even better, it appears nightclub owner Rodrigo could be the answer to Simon’s business woes.

The chemistry between them is off the scale from the first moment they meet. However, Simon soon discovers Rodrigo is running from his own demons. Simon will have to let his guard down completely to find the happiness he craves. Is he brave enough to do that?

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Queens Crescent series!
For book two, Pole Position, click HERE.
For book four, Public Affair, click HERE.


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Let It Breathe by Kristian Parker

Book 5
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“Are you having a nice time?” Simon asked, cursing himself for sounding so awkward.

“I am,” Rodrigo replied. “This wine is helping. It’s delicious. I must ask the hotel where they get it from.”

Now he was on safe ground. “Nihal brought the wine. I supplied him with it.”

Rodrigo raised an eyebrow. “Then I am talking to the most important man in the room.”

“I think that’s Jeremy.”

“Pah,” Rodrigo said. “I’ve never been one for reading.”

“It seems strange that you would be at a book launch then.”

Rodrigo shrugged. He had an air of impishness that only served to make him more attractive. “I’m staying in the hotel. I got talking to Mr Varma while they were setting up. I may be needing his services in the future.”

“Oh, really?”

“Yes, I’m opening a members only club in the area. I need to get the word out or I’ll be drinking alone. And I hate to do that.”

Simon frowned. There had been a lot of building working happening on the local shopping street, Queens Parade. “Are you the person who bought the old carpet shop?”

Rodrigo nodded. “Got it in one.”

“Where do you call home, Mr Costa?”

“Call me Rodrigo. I come from Lisbon. Things are very different in London. I love it. It was time for a change.

The words seemed loaded. Simon didn’t feel it appropriate to dig any further. Where was Mrs Wimpole when he needed her?

“You must come for a hard-hat tour,” Rodrigo continued. “I’d love to show you the place. It’s going to be fantastic.”

“That would be wonderful,” Simon said.

“Give me your phone.”

“I’m sorry?”

“Your phone. I can put my number in.”

Hesitantly, Simon unlocked the screen on his phone and handed it over. The wallpaper had a picture of him and Luca dressed as Jedis at a party.

“Who is this handsome little soul?” Rodrigo said. “And I don’t mean you.”

“That’s my son, Luca,” Simon blurted out, ignoring the compliment. The room had started to feel hot all of a sudden.

“You are lucky.”

Rodrigo put his number into Simon’s phone. Once he’d finished, he handed it back. Their fingers brushed together as he did so.

“There,” he said with a loaded stare. “I never leave anything to chance.”



Simon is looking for love. Kind of. Well, when he plucks up the courage to go on an actual date. But the strangest things can happen when you open your heart, even just a little bit.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the fifth in the Queens Crescent series, and another great addition to the fascinating people who live in this very select neighbourhood. I really enjoyed understanding a little more about the life of a wine merchant in this installment.

Simon's made a lot of changes in his life to be his honest self. Divorced from his wife, only seeing his son half the week, he has acknowledged that he is gay, but not really taken a move towards a real happily ever after. Some of his caring (possibly also read interfering!) neighbours are keen to see him happy, others are genuine sounding boards on his new possibilities in life. Even his ex-wife wants him to be happy, encouraged by their young son.

At an event he meets a man who definitely turns his head, but then the chance of a business saving relationship seems more important than a romantic one. As he tries to navigate the unfamiliar waters of attraction and romance, he finds that the man he has chosen has some issues of his own. It is very engaging watching them provide the elements the other needs, and work out how to move their life forward together.

I am hoping that a new neighbour gets their story soon!



Rodrigo has a chaotic life full of toxic relationships. He’s fled Lisbon to attempt to get his head together. What he really needs is a stable, kind man who will support and centre him.


Author Bio

I have written for as long as I could write. In fact, before, when I would dictate to my auntie. I love to read, and I love to create worlds and characters.

I live in the English countryside. When I’m not writing, I like to get out there and think through the next scenario I’m going to throw my characters into.

Inspiration can be found anywhere, on a train, in a restaurant or in an office. I am always in search of the next character to find love in one of my stories. In a world of apps and online dating, it is important to remember love can be found when you least expect it.

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Simon will have to let his guard down completely to find the happiness he craves. Is he brave enough to do that?


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