My rating: 5 of 5 stars
BREATHLESS is book one in the Yoga in the City series. It’s a standalone, military (hero has a military background), contemporary romance and it’s a first for me from author Leigh LaValle. I honestly have to admit to being pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this book! I’m always searching for new authors and I’m glad I stumbled on this one! First, the story flows really well, it’s fast paced and easy to read. I enjoyed the irony of a yoga teacher who binges on junk food! But it also had some serious issues that balanced really well with the humor. Second, (and probably the most important part for me!) were the fabulous characters. Jake was sweet, supportive, charming. My heart was totally captured by his strength, not just his physical strength but also his strength of character. He was trying to recover from a horrendous past but he was still so HONORABLE and sincere! But even more, I absolutely LOVED Hannah!! She was quirky, witty, funny, someone I’d like to be friends with and in Jake’s words…”adorable “. Hannah made me laugh with her wacky outlook on life and her nervous ramblings. I was able to connect with both characters and that’s always a win for me! It also doesn’t hurt that Jake and Hannah are super SEXY together! Told from dual POVs with a happy end. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
(Yoga in the City, #1)
Publication date: May 27th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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.
Leigh LaValle is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance. She lives in Montana with her family. When she is not chasing kids, bemoaning the laundry, or carving out time to do yoga, she is sneaking away to write. She would rather read than sleep, and cannot imagine a better job than writing romance. She is also a certified yoga teacher, but is not nearly as flexible as she once was.
Awards and Nominations
RT Book Reviews 4 stars…..TOP PICK Night Owl Reviews….Nominated BEST HISTORICAL The Romance Reviews….Nominated for Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award…Nominated Best Historical Romancing Rakes
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