i think this is a book to curl up with on a stormy afternoon
Plus, Vasher was one of the 5 scholars, its understandable that he would know how to share breath. (Sorry about my rating below, I forgot to check)
The god king was able to use his breath so naturally because if you read the few pages after the end of the novel, you will see that the god king is of the tenth heightning so he is able to Command easily.
This book reminded me a bit of Anne of Green Gables, although the girls were older. A sweet story about the four girls. I would not call this romance.