Sunday, August 27, 2017

Review Tour: Can't Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter

From New York Times Bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes the next standalone romance in the Original Heartbreakers Series—CAN’T HARDLY BREATHE! Out on August 29!


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 longstanding 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 the 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. 




      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 on Nightline 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 or    

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It has been ages since I've read a Gena Showalter book, so when I got the opportunity to read Can't Hardly Breathe, I was totally in.

The premise of the book was fairly interesting. Both Thea and Daniel had difficult lives, both are scarred and the consequences of this can be seen in their everyday life and behaviour.
Thea, the female main character, was really well developed, we get many informations about what happened to her and what drives her actions, but I had some issues with the rest of the characters.

First of all, Daniel was kind of a douchebag who needed a whole new book just to redeem himself, I felt like some things could have been better developed. I think that Daniel lacked of depth, and even though there were full chapters narrated from his point view, there was something missing. 

I had some problems also with their friends. I couldn't tell apart Thea's ones, and I felt like both Brock and Jude, Daniel's best friends, where puppets under Daniel shadows. I really want to read the next two books to see if my opinion will change.

The story itself was enjoyable and interesting to keep my attention going till the end of the book. Unfortunately I didn't read the previous books of this series, but I would have liked to read them to get a wider view, because some characters who appear in this book were the protagonists of the previous ones.

All in all, I had a good time reading it, but as previously said, some things made it difficult for me to fully appreciate and love the story.


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