Aug 30

Can’t Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter Review


5 Smooches!

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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.


Y’all!  My love for this series is so strong and it seems to me that every book I read further into the series just gets better and better.  This one was kind of a second chance romance.  Daniel and Dorothea were never together in high school but she sure idolized him and wanted him.  Being the nerdy girl, she never quite got his attention but years later and now Daniel is back in town and staying at the inn that Dorothea runs.  Only he’s hooking up with randoms there!

I REALLY REALLY loved this book.  Watching Dorothea come into her own and observing Daniel give into his feelings and acknowledge all that she means to him was so good!

I am absolutely in love with this series.  And this book was the best yet.  The sexual tension between these two was top notch and the sex scenes themselves were absolutely enthralling.  And the hilarity.  God, this book is broken up very nicely with extremely funny moments between emotional and angsty scenes.  Gena Showalter is one of my favorites in contemporary and paranormal romance.  Her books are in third person which often times I find hard to read as I don’t feel as connected to the characters but somehow this author makes me forget I’m not reading first person.  I’m too deep in the characters heads to care.  Another amazing book!

And can I just add that I am so very very excited for this next in the series.  I just know its going to be my new favorite.




1 comment

  1. Jessica

    Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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