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What happens when a single mother is forced to live with a grumpy, ailing football star? The smolder turns red hot of course.

Amanda Shaw has pulled it together. It’s taken a couple of years, a boatload of hard work, and a ton of self-discipline, but she finally has her problems in a headlock. Her yoga studio in the city has become so successful she’s opening one near the b
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published November 12th 2018 by P. Dangelico
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❤5 amazing stars ❤

I don't know where to start my review with this one, it's simply amazing!P. Dangelico delivers a heartwarming , sweet story with the great amount of humor and a slow burn romance that will keep your interest till the end!

"Nudity is obviously a lifestyle choice for him.There isn't even a faded tan line cutting across his cheeks."


I fall in love with Amanda and Grant!Amanda is a strong heroine, I liked her she is so realistic.She is protective
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I've been dying to read this author, and I finally did..... Kicking myself it wasn't sooner!!!!

This is a bulldozer of a story. It totally rolls over you and you slowly burn burn burn until the end when finally, finally your smile will light up the entire room.
And the cover to this book, ummm hello hotness

I totally enjoyed this story. Amanda and Grant are such complex characters that worm their way into your heart. They love hard, they love with their whole hearts and it isn’t love that is
4.5 Stars

One for the heroine, who I grew to love for her strength, warmth and humour.

One for the nude, sexy giant with a heart bigger than his body. No, seriously, how on earth does a heart this big fit into a human body?


One for Sam, such a sweetheart.

And one for the story, which, let's be honest, I read gazillion times in the past. But the author managed to put it together in such a way it was still awesome and refreshing.

Oh, and half a star more for my Roxy...

#pitbulllover #mansbestfr
It's rare that I don't have anything to say about a book, good or bad but this was just so fabulous that I can't find the words.

This has everything you could ever want in a P. Dangelico novel, a cute kid called Sam, a daft dog called Roxy a former model, former alcoholic, single mom called Amanda and a huge, beautiful, grumpy, permanently naked, injured football player called Grant.

Amanda and her best friend own a yoga studio in New York which is a raging success with the wealthy elite, they wan
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve fallen in love all over again with P. Dangelico and her writing. She has a knack for brooding and grumpy men and let me tell ya all that Grant is just that. To begin with. Amanda slowly strips of his armor with her good heart and spunky personality and reveals that Grant also embodies a heart. He’s an amazing and gentle soul with so much heart and goodness but he doubts himself because of his rough childhood.

Amanda and her son Sam was introduced in Wrecking Ball and it was good to be back w
Bookgasms Book Blog
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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P. Dangelico had me at “grumpy, ailing football star…

I mean, it is completely out of character for me to pick up the third book in a series by an author I’ve never read before. I couldn’t resist that blurb, though. And, if you’ve been paying attention, you know that football romance is my kryptonite. If I’m ever going to take a chance? It’s going to be on a football playing hero. Extra points for being surly and wounded.

So, I took the chance.


It was so good! GAHH!

So, yes – this is the third
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: P. Dangelico Fans, Romance
5 Everything You Could Want Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
I first fell Hard for P. Dangelico when I read Wrecking Ball (Hard to Love.#1) in January 2017. It was my 3rd review of the year and it knocked me out. Then she gave us Sledgehammer (Hard to Love, #2) And now we are gifted, yes, I say gifted with Bulldozer (Hard to Love #3).

This book had EVERYTHING you could want with a slow burn. I mean, look at that cover for
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
It's what you've come to expect from P. Dangelico. Some kind of misanderstanding at the beginning, friendship after the characters got to know each other, then love with the sweetness and angst that comes with it. It's a good formula if it played, let's say... naturally. For me, Nothing felt natural about this book. I felt no chemistry between the MCs, so, I skipped the sex scenes. Their other interactions too, didn't feel natural, the emotions were forced. like yeah, this passage needs emotions ...more
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“I’ve made mistakes, more than my share. But Grant? He’s the right to all my wrongs.”

Bulldozer is my second book by P. Dangelico and I am absolutely loving her writing and the characters she creates. I have to go back and read some of her back catalogue because if they are half as good as Bulldozer, then I know I am in for a treat. This story was just the perfect amount of fun, sexy feels and slow burning romance to keep me captivated throughout.

The first meeting between Amanda and
5 Stars

Amanda Shaw’s had a rough couple of years. Hell, make that a rough couple of decades. As the second oldest of eight and the only daughter to two alcoholics, from a very early age Mandy and her older brother Calvin (from Wrecking Ball fame) were tasked with making sure their younger brothers were taken care of, fed and clothed. You know, all the important stuff parents usually do for their children. The decision to leave home at the age of seventeen to model full time seemed like a no brai
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 ”You’re my one” Stars!
(ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley)

-Sometimes all it takes is someone that knows and loves you to shine a light on the truth, to make you see that you’re capable of more than you think you are.

-Love isn’t finite. There’s no measure to it. It stretches time and space, loops back around, and expands again. Real love, the selfless kind, transcends our own needs but doesn’t leave us poorer, with less, it enriches is in ways we can’t even quantify... beyond our wildes
Maddy's Reading
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, top-fav-2018
Oh my god this author...I am in love with her and one of her biggest fans. She writes the most amazing characters you guys...
Amanda was such a mom...the abundance of love, protectiveness, guilt, anxiety for her son. I loved her a mom of a new 5 month old, i felt it. She was real.
Grant Hendricks was a conundrum...Amanda describes him as such in the book and I agree. But he was also the kindest and sexiest of men.
This slow burn love story had all the feels especially with Amanda’s
Dilek VT
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
My initial reaction to the book:


Does anyone know the name of the hottie on the cover?

The answer is in the comments section :))))))


My opinions after reading the book:

Some parts of this book were fun and sweet but there were too many problems for me to enjoy it more.

When the book begins, we see that the heroine comes to stay at her brother’s beach house with her 10-year-old son and finds out that she has to share the house with his teammate
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars ⭐️
4.5 stars.
Slow burn romance with some comedic elements and witty banter that had me all smiles. 😁
This one checked all my boxes✔
It was also nice to revisit Cal and Cam from book 1 in this "Hard to Love" series (another fabulous read).
Loved this heroine.❤
Amanda had so many amazing qualities and I felt so much respect for her. She really was a good mom as well as a truly decent human being.
Grant was simply delicious, he was a real sweetheart once you got to know the "real" man hiding behind
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

A very uplifting and gratifying read, I enjoyed catching up with characters Sam and Amanda from a previous book, Wrecking Ball, where I first fell in love with author P Dangelico.

Ex-Alcoholic Amanda and her son Sam are off to spend the summer in the Hamptons, but an unexpected and naked roommate takes them by surprise. Grumpy Grant, an NFL giant who doesn't realise he is, in fact, a gentle giant, is the hero of our story who tries very hard to avoid the feelings Amanda brings ou
Olga therebelreader
I so loved this book so much. It was the funniest, enjoyable romance ever. The characters were very easy to get to know and fall for. Amanda and Grant’s banter from the beginning added to the sexual tension and felt like verbal foreplay between these two. Bulldozer was really cute! It's the kind of book you're reading and realize you've been smiling like an idiot the whole while.
My first P. Dangelico read, but certainly NOT my last!

In short:
Hero 4/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 5/5
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: meet-greet-31
“You take what you want now. That way, when the bad happens, you have the good to see you through it.”
YES! Another winner by P. Dangelico! I loved Bulldozer, such a delicious slow burn it drove me crazy but I couldn’t get enough. I guess that’s the perfect mix.

Bulldozer is the story of Amanda, a 33 year old mother. We already met her and her son Sam in the first book of the series. She finally has her life together and is opening a yoga studio in the Hamptons. Therefore, they are te
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
4.5 stars!!

I loved this one so much! This was the perfect blend of sexy, funny and swoon worthy feels! This is the 3rd book in the Hard to Love series but can be read as a complete standalone. This is Amanda's story. She is the sister of Cal from Wrecking Ball.

Let me just start off by saying this is probably the funniest book I've read from P. Dangelico. She really stepped up the humor element in this one. The scene where our hero and heroine first meet is seriously LOL epic and it justs gets be
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it

This was really good.

the "enemies to lovers" towards "friends to lover" while the main characters fight the initial assumptions of one another...

Not everything is how it appears at first sight...

boy, don't we know it...

So, the main heroine is in her thirties (I loved that) with a 10 year old kid (who is absolutely hilariously sweet) meets a broody, injured NHL linebacker on his route of recovery with some major issues in deciding whether to play or retire...the fact that they share her brother a
Dammit, P. Dangelico does it again. I'm still salty over her last book with the cheating, but even that cant stop me from LOVING this one. Everything was perfect; the hero, heroine, and even the handling of the ex. This was very similar to Wrecking Ball, in that it had a grumpy hero that slowy becomes a cuddly teddy bear that will do anything for his heroine.

Theres not much more to say other than this book was a breathe of fresh air. With a long line of 2018 disappointments (with her previous b
Paula White
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Loved Mandy, Grant and Sam!

Grant was initially a closed book, being quite aggravating and walking around in the nude!

Mandy has been through a lot but had turned her life around and was doing all she could for her and her son.

She couldn’t deny her attraction to Grant and eventually they get it together, not without a few tribulations along the way.

This was another slow burn romance with great heart and humour. Loved the epilogue!
❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
4 Stars

“I walked into the kitchen to find him naked as a jaybird with the worrisome exception of the kiddie sunglasses he was wearing. Little girl glasses, Camilla. Little hearts. His ding-dong was hanging practically to his knees and he had little pink hearts over his eyes! Does this sound okay to you?”

Loved it!! Fun, slow burn, enemies to lovers romance.
Amanda moves with her son , on her brothers's beach house for the summer.When she arrives there shehas a huge surprise thought, and that
Let's start this off with I LOVE THIS BOOK so there is no confusion because honestly I will ramble SO be prepared and warned!

This slow burn enemies to lovers troupe is my kryptonite.
But when is this deliciously well written with captivating characters you just have to love it.
And when I do that than I read it oh so slowly to soak it all up.

Mandy is amazing heroine. And don't take this too lightly. I am very choosy and judgy when comes to female characters in books. Hey that is my prerogat
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it

“You make me want to try.”
“Try what?”
“Be a better man for you.”

This was our second book by P Dangelico, and once again, we fell in love with her characters with this enemies to lovers having the hallmarks we love in a slow burn romance. This author delivers romance with passion, fun, swoon, and emotion and we just devour it!

‘Love isn’t finite. There’s no measure to it. It stretches time and space, loops back around, and expands again. Real love, the selfless kind, transcends our own needs bu
Spoilers ahead, 4.5*

My reviews are really lazy in the last few days 😂 maybe it's because I'm counting down to the holidays but anywho

This was my favorite in the series
Single parent h who is a recovering alcoholic
Football player H who's recovering from surgery
Enemies to friends to lovers
I'd have preferred he quit before being injured again but at least he'd planned to stop playing

h's ex returned but he caused drama with her custody of her son and not the relationship
Both have been celibate for ye
Amber’s reading
5 stars!

P. Dangelico nails it every damn time. Bulldozer is hate-to-love slow-burn perfection. It’s like watching a snake on Animal Planet slither slowly through the grass towards it’s prey. You see it getting closer and you know what’s going to happen. But no matter how prepared you are, you still jump when the snake attacks it’s prey. It’s the build up, the anticipation, the foreplay, that makes the actual act so amazing! That’s what happens when reading P. Dangelico’s books. When the main cha
Let me tell you something, I read about Amanda’s life little bit in Wrecking Ball and I wasn’t her fan at all!

So, when I found out she will get her own book, I wasn’t very enthusiastic, and I didn’t even ask P for an ARC, because I’m not sure if I want to read this book.

But after so many fantastic reviews on my timeline, hah! Look at me now, I couldn’t even make myself stop until I finished Amanda and Grant and Sam and Roxy’s story 😊.

What a lovely lovely read! 🥰

Brilliant book really enjoyed it.
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. It was so sweet and so swoony! I think it's my favorite in the series, but honestly, it's sooooooo damn hard to choose one! I just LOVED all the books in the Hard to Love Series so freaking much. They are a dream to read. Utterly charming and addicting and FULL of feels. I LOVED the characters, was totally obsessed with the slow burn, and so enthralled by the writing. SUCH GREAT reads. Highly recommend Bulldozer, Wrecking Ball, and Sledgehammer. ...more
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