Netgalley Review | LEAVE ME BREATHLESS by Jodi Ellen Malpas


Another. Top. Notch. Romance.
Malpas returns with a sizzling new love story told in dual POV between an ex-MI5 single dad and the new small-town resident. They found themselves literally running into each other and falling in love.
Ryan Willis needs some R & R, so he returns to his cabin in small town Hampton to spend time with his 10-year-old daughter- Alex. Alex is truly a scene stealer. Each time she graces the pages I dare say I love the story even more.
Hannah, an artist, moves to Hampton to open her own art store and gallery. Details of her past makes it obvious they are painful and immediately you know from the start she is trying to jump start a new life. Hannah’s story will have you on the edge and reading between the lines to figure out what she is hiding. Clues are dropped along the way and it will keep you eagerly reading to find the next piece of the puzzle. It’s this mystery that will keep you glued with interest and turning the pages.

The story is well paced and plotted. Malpas unravels the hidden plot slowly. Just a little too slowly for my preference.  In walks Ryan’s daughter  Alex to save those moments.   Hannah’s previous life is told in small doses as flashbacks, however the angst is hidden from the reader as well as the characters in Hannah’s life.

Hang on tight, it’s surprising how the story unravels. The bittersweet ending may be the most satisfying and will leave you, well, gasping for breath…

Mile High Kink Book Club recommends Leave Me Breathless for your travel plans.

In this “very satisfying mix of dizzying intrigue and steamy romance, ” the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a novel that’s “perfect for those who love a good alpha male and a damsel in distress who doesn’t wait for someone else to rescue her” (Publishers Weekly).

Ryan Willis has spent years in the protection business, a job that requires constant vigilance and quick thinking. His only chance to truly relax is at his secluded cabin in a small town where there are never any surprises. So when Ryan returns after an assignment and encounters a beautiful stranger, he isn’t only surprised, he’s also instantly intrigued.

Hannah Bright is a breath of fresh air, and Ryan is soon completely consumed, unable to stop from falling for her. As the two grow closer, his instinct tells him something is amiss. Yet nothing could prepare him for what he discovers when he starts digging into her past.

Hannah spends her days painting, running her arts and crafts store…and hiding too many secrets. It’s why she won’t let the ruggedly handsome bodyguard get too close. But their chemistry is undeniable, and Hannah quickly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with Ryan. He is peace personified, a balm to her battered soul. Yet the gorgeous, captivating man who has swept Hannah off her feet doesn’t even know who she really is. And the moment he finds out, both their lives are at risk.

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