Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I Can't Hardly Breathe, This Story is Hot!

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with an irresistible Original Heartbreakers story about a woman who's never felt desired and the man who wants her more than air to breathe…

Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis's past is full of memories she'd rather forget. But there's one she can't seem to shake—her long-standing crush on former army ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out…but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead.

Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves curvy Dorothea night and day, he's as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her.

But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever.
Can't Hardly Breathe
The Original Heartbreakers #4
Gena Showalter
Pub Date: 8/29/17
HQN Books
Rating: 4/5
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The next story in Gena Showalter's Original Heartbreakers series is here and it's hot, hot, hot! Can't Hardly Breathe is a deeply moving romance that will take your breath away and leave you gasping for more.

Tormented in high school and constantly feeling the pain of rejection, Dorothea Mathis struggles with deep-rooted insecurities. After the end of her marriage, she decides to finally build up her self-confidence and take the new and improved Dottie out for a whirl. The chance to proposition her long-standing crush comes, but she doesn't get the one night stand she dreamed of. Instead, Daniel Porter decides to pursue her for the challenge and intrigue she presents.

I love this story for the many deep layers involved that I don't usually see packed into one romance. Dorothea is a sad, young woman that experienced a real trauma, more than just the end of a bad marriage, but she learned to build herself up and learn to be happy. She doesn't allow the love of a man to deter her from her passion. On the other side of things, Daniel and his two army friends are struggling to adjust to the real world and deal with PTSD. Of all the drama and twists and turns the story takes there's never a dull moment.

Can't Hardly Breathe is remininscent of Lori Foster's Hard Justice and her style of writing. It's fun and interesting and gives you just enough heartfelt emotion to keep you grounded. Even if you're new to The Original Heartbreakers series, don't fret. Can't Hardly Breathe is the fourth in the series and there's more following! Enjoy!
*ARC provided in consideration for an honest review*

About Gena Showalter:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared onNightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans.