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ARC Review – Breathless by Leigh Lavelle

ARC Review – Breathless by Leigh LavelleBreathless by Leigh LaValle
on May 27, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 388
Source: Netgalley

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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A sassy new romance from a USA Today Bestselling Author...

After moving cross-country yet again, Hannah Roberts wants to put down roots in Colorado. She's sunk her life savings into a share of Bloom Yoga Studio, but the studio is losing money, and fast. The building is undergoing a messy, noisy renovation--and the hot carpenter in charge is distracting her yoga students in more ways than one. If Hannah can't talk the hard-bodied builder out of his power tools, she might as well kiss her dreams goodbye.

When Jake Marshall returned from Afghanistan, he brought back an injured knee and a lot of bad memories. He just wants to finish this renovation, rehab his knee, and head for Alaska to leave it all behind. A sexy yoga teacher doesn't fit into his plans. But when Hannah offers him private sessions in exchange for quiet hours—he’s all in. He doesn't expect that while she's healing his knee, Hannah will poke at all his hidden wounds...and come dangerously close to breaking open his heart.

Hannah Roberts has moved around a lot. She has finally decided to settle down in Colorado. She has invested in a Yoga studio. One day she goes hiking and she is injured and she is rescued. She’s attracted to her rescuer but doubts she will ever see her again. She is surprised when he ends up being the contractor that owns the building that houses her yoga studio. Jake Marshall doesn’t stay in one place for long. He’s not looking for a relationship but cannot deny his attraction to Hannah. Hannah negotiates with Jake quiet hours for her Yoga studio in exchange she gives him Yoga lessons. The lessons help his knee when western medicine has been exhausted.  Neither of them is looking to get involved but they can’t help themselves.

In an Oyster Shell – It was a steamy romance that was a little too explicit for me.

The Pearls – I like the idea of a Yoga teacher helping a soldier rehabilitate. Hannah is a non-traditional Yoga teacher but that’s part of her charm. The charm that Jake can’t resist. I like how the author constantly intertwines Jake and Hannah.

I like the conflict that happens with Hannah and Jake. Hannah has been burned by relationships before. She makes a list of traits that she cannot date and Jake about fits them all. Jake has is own reasons for not wanting to get involved. The tension between the two is palpable.

The romance is steamy and redeeming.

The Sand – The steam level was a little too high for my taste.

3 Pearls!

3 Stars

About Leigh LaValle

Leigh LaValle lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. When she is not writing, mommying, or reading, she is rarely seen cleaning. More often she is found hiking or, when she is really lucky, in the white powder of the ski slopes. She holds an honors degree in English Literature and is a devoted yoga practitioner and instructor.

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