Can't Hardly Breathe
Written by: Gena Showalter
Series: Original Heartbreakers
Sequence in series: 5
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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 by Gena Showalter
Dorothea Mathis was bullied for your uniqueness while in high school and fell in love with Daniel Porter the day he came to her rescue in the hall. That same day her heart was crushed when she stumbles into his romantic rendezvous with another girl.
Years later, Dorothea is happily running the family inn. Her mother has turned the inn over to Dorothea’s control and she has plans to update, but finds herself short on cash.
Daniel, Dorothea’s high school crush, has returned to Strawberry Valley to care for his father and has been using the inn for his one-night stands. This pushes Dorothea to face night after night of her high school crush bring woman after another woman into her inn. But Dorothea notices that he’s not happy and sees a lingering pain in his eyes.
The chemistry sizzles between Daniel and Dorothea but Daniel has demons from his military past haunting him. While Dorothea’s past hurts and insecurities make a pretty big wall around her heart.
Sweet, sexy, sorrowful, topped with a good dose of humor makes Can’t Hardly Breathe a heartfelt romance that should not be missed.
Easily read as a standalone, Can't Hardly Breathe is 5th in the Original Heartbreakers series.
I received this ARC copy of Can't Hardly Breathe from HQN. This is my honest and voluntary review. Can't Hardly Breathe is set for publication August 29, 2017.