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(Yoga in the City #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  213 ratings  ·  89 reviews
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 i
Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published May 27th 2017

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Alice (Married To Books)
I don’t know about you but I absolutely love Yoga, I’ve found that it helps me to feel more relaxed and have some sort of control over daily goals I set myself every morning when I wake up. Breathless is the first book in the Yoga in the City series including romance, emotional stories and… Yoga. In this book, we follow main characters Hannah and Jake. After a bad relationship break-up, Hannah arrives in Colorado, USA to set up a Yoga studio called Bloom. However, the studio is losing money fast ...more
I LOVE that the setting of this one was a yoga studio with a heroine who was a yoga teacher but not a 'typical' yoga practitioners. I really liked the characters - both the main characters and the side characters. There was some humor and quirkiness which I always appreciate in a romance. This was a very sweet romance that also had some substance around making a home for yourself and facing things head on. The pacing was great and I didn't want to put it down. I couldn't wait to see where the st ...more
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
I really wanted to like this story. A spicy contemporary romance set in a yoga studio? Yes please, sign me up. I do seem to be in the minority with this one as it has some high ratings on Goodreads, but there were just some things in this book that bothered me. Let’s get to those first, then we can get on to what I did like.

First off, there were the constant mentions right from the beginning how Hannah was a ‘curvy’ girl. In the opening scene when Jake has to carry her out of the woods due to he
Apr 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
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What a wonderful read! Yet again I was up 'til the wee hours because I had to finish this book before I could put myself to bed. I'm tired today, but it was so very worth it!
I adored quirky Hannah. There was so much about her to relate to. I don't even want to mention those things because I don't want to give away the fun of discovering how she unfolds and grows.
What a swoon-worthy hero we get in Jake. He's got one of those "the harder they fall" things going on. Sweet and tortured is a dangero
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
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I was excited for this one because it has a yoga studio for the setting. Ended up skimming/skipping portions because the content is too adult. That makes it hard for me to rate this because I liked the setting and storyline but was turned off by the graphic content and language.

Content: ADULT - multiple uses of the f word and graphic sex, crudeness
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"
This was an enjoyable read with a hero who blends strength and vulnerability, grumpiness and teasing. Jake’s hotness (he’s Hottie McHotterson after all) has a flavor of something stereotyped, but his stoicism and tendency for self-flagellation balance it out.
Like in a romantic comedy there’s lots of banter, humor and too much sex scenes; but also serious issues like grief, veterans PTSD and survivor’s guilt.
I wasn’t expecting to enjo
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Rating: 4.5 stars

My my my. That was sexy. I mean, there was plot and character development and all that, but wooow was the chemistry amazing. Leigh kept me wanting more between the characters while giving up a teeny bit of heat here and there so I could never relax. I craved more and more, so I was definitely on the same page as Jake and Hannah.

I really liked both characters. Jake was completely swoonworthy, and I loved how he had this rawness to him and could be both assertive as well as respec
Darlena Falcone
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***** 5 Stars *****

Breathless by Leigh LaValle is the first book in the Yoga in the City series.

Breathless left me breathless. Leigh LaValle delivered on romance, comedy, hot and steamy scenes, as well as touched on important issues such as PTSD, wounded warriors, survivors and chronic pain sufferers.

Although written in two different points of views, it was easy to follow back and forth. The story flowed from one perspective to the next. I liked that the characters felt down to earth and relat
Romance Rehab
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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There’s some good stuff here, and some stuff that irks the bejesus out of me. So, let’s start with the good, shall we?

Here we go:

1. It’s well-written. No annoying bursts of dialogue that don’t feel authentic. No silly typos and grammatical errors to pull me out of the story. The pacing is nice. There’s lots of sexual tension, which is a huge plus in any romance novel.

2. I love that the heroine is a yoga instructor who isn’t a
Leigh LaValle
Jun 16, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Thank you for stopping by! I had so much fun writing this book- I love yoga and I love hot guys. Jake, the hero, really stole my heart. I can't wait for you to meet him!

BREATHLESS is now available on Amazon and FREE on Kindle Unlimited



Chantelle Smith
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Hannah Roberts wants nothing more than to lay her roots down in Colorado. After sinking her savings into a share of a yoga studio, she finally believes she has somewhere that is until the building starts to undergo a noisy and messy renovation so the studio is losing money and fast.
Things are made even harder when the hot carpenter in charge is distracting her and her yoga students in more ways than one. But if Hannah can’t talk this hard-bodied builder away from his tools, then Hannah can kiss
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Full review appeared on Reader's Edyn on 10/26/17

Hannah Roberts is one hot mess. She tends to get way too attached to guys way too soon and then they find out. Like the time she put money down on a wedding dress after just a couple of dates … yeah. So when a sexy ‘mountain man’ appears out of nowhere on a trail and rescues her, it’s no surprise when she continue to fantasize about him. Fantasy is all it will be though because she doesn’t know how to find him again and she shouldn’t anyway. She’s
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to begin by saying I haven’t read a really good Contemporary Romance story in a long time and when I read Breathless, I was so glad to be a part of this blog tour. Leigh LaValle’s Breathless is one of those books that leave you with a deliciously warm and happy feeling at the end. Breathless is a sweet, touching, and inspiring book filled with many funny dialogue and moments. The main characters, Hannah and Jake aren’t your traditional couple but their struggle to find themselves and each ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Breathless (Yoga in the City Book 1) by Leigh LaValle is the first book in her Yoga in the City series. This story is full of emotions that will take you on a roller coaster ride from laughter to sadness. This is my first story by this author and I fully enjoyed this sweet romance. She has great writing skills and the development of her characters are true to life. This story will keep you engaged until the end and leave you wanting more. You will enjoy how this author has created characters tha ...more
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've recently had the chance to read this novel through Netgalley.

Breathless is the first stand-alone novel in Leigh LaValle's series Yoga in the City.
There are so many good things I can say about this book - it was perfect in all the right ways.

Immediately upon starting the book we are sucked in. First we meet Hannah- a twenty-something yoga teacher scorned from a recent failed relationship who just moved to a new city hoping to start fresh and really find herself. Instantly, I was able to re
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Breathless is the first book in the Yoga in the City Series by Leigh LaValle. It is a sexy, sweet, contemporary romance. This is my first book from this author, and I am so excited to have found such a talented author to add to my must read list. I really enjoyed this beautiful story.
Hannah Roberts is a Yoga teacher had been on the move for quite some time, skipping from town to town never staying in one place for very long, trying to escape her memories. But, six months ago she found her
Chanah Dickson (The Book Whisperer)

Life has dealt Hannah Roberts some seriously bad times but after her latest disaster she decides to move to Boulder and start a fresh. All she wants is to find some place she can call home, makes friends and enjoy her work as a Yoga instructor, she decides to but all her life savings into Bloom Yoga studio and becomes business partners with 3 other teachers. But trying to make it is seriously bringing her a whole new world of stress. Just as there picking up more students and things ar
Laura Furuta
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Breathless (Yoga in the City Book 1)
By: Leigh LaValle
5 out of 5 stars

The story Breathless (Yoga in the City Book 1) by Leigh LaValle is a romantic comedy book. This is a beautiful story about healing and second chances. It is the story of Hannah Roberts and Jake Marshall. I loved how this story started and how Hannah and Jake first meet. It really set the pace for the rest of the book. I found myself quickly getting lost in the story and not being able to put it down for long as I wanted to know
Angela Shirley
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Breathless is the first book in the Yoga in the city series and follows the story of Hannah and Jake. With his nature to be the adventurer will he take a chance on Hannah, but with her habit of running away will she think she is enough for him.

Hannah has moved around a lot over her life time and she now feels like she has found a home with in Bloom Yoga studio and when the owner decide to go travelling her and the other three teachers clubbed together and brought Sally out.

While she is out hiki
Tracy Wilkin
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Breathless is book #1 in the Yoga in the City series by Leigh Lavalle. Leigh Lavalle certainly left me breathless after reading this book. What an incredibly enjoyable and well written book. Breathless was my first book by this author, and it is just the beginning. I am a huge fan already, and felt the author engaged me into the story instantly and effortlessly.

Hannah shares ownership of Bloom Yoga Studio, which is the building being renovated by Jake and his firm. It’s a fresh start for Hannah
Lisette Gonzalez
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Breathless (Yoga in the City Book 1)
By Leigh LaValle
5 Stars

Breathless by Leigh LaValle is the first book is Yoga in the City series. It is a romantic comedy about Hannah Roberts and Jake Marshall, and how they both overcame pain to finally fall in love.

Hannah Roberts is part owner and a Yoga instructor at Bloom Yoga in Boulder, Colorado. this sassy an independent yogi is tired of running from her past. She invests all her savings on Bloom Yoga, in hopes of moving forward. While on a day hike an
Kaitlynn Taylor
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Breathless- Leigh LaValle

4 Stars Review

Breathless by Leigh LaValle is book 1 in her Yoga in the City series. This book is absolutely hands down a fun easy read. There isn’t too much drama but there’s certainly enough going on to leave you intrigued. It’s very well written with a storyline that flows perfectly. Hannah was very relatable and I felt like I really knew her as I was reading. This story had me wanting to return to my own yoga practice, which was definitely an added bonus.

Book 1 follo
Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Breathless: Yoga in the City
Series book one written by Leigh LaValle
5 stars

This book hit many emotions and was well written. I don't feel the story was rushed nor did it drag on. It kept you hanging on and wanting more with a perfect balance. I didn't want it to end. There is humor, healing, heartbreak, friendship, self discovery, passion, hope and second chances. You may need a few tissues...I did!

Hannah is a stage five clinger when she gets into relationships. She recognizes it, but she can't
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Breathless is book one in the Yoga in The City series by Leigh LaValle

Hannah Roberts has moved across the country again running from her past, finally finding somewhere she wants to put down her roots, get a job, find a home, be happy. Wanting something to fulfil her life she helps save a yoga studio called Bloom Yoga Studio, she ends up sinking he life savings in it, her time and her effort, and she prays that this pays off. Everything is going well until the whole building undergoes renovation
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Lots of hiking, yoga, and renovating occur in the picturesque city of Boulder. There is newly discovered love, wonderful friends, and loyalty. So you may want to free up some time and pick-up up a copy of Breathless, the first book from Leigh LaValle's contemporary new series, Yoga In The City. The outstanding prologue is just the beginning of this harmonious novel.

Hannah Roberts is not your typical yoga instructor. She enjoys Doritos, Coke and even Oreos, in addition to a good workout
Lynn Jones
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Breathless (Book One Yoga in the City)
by: Leigh Lavalle
5 Stars
Hannah Roberts moved across country to Boulder, Colorado. Running from her past she finds a place to put down roots and be happy. She helps save Bloom Yoga Studio sinking her l ok 've savings into it. Everything is going well untill she finds herself with a sprained ankle and cut hand lying in the snow from her trek up the mountain. Jake Marshall just happens to be near her when he hears her cries. He comes to her rescue and carries h
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I started reading it one evening and then couldn’t put it down until after midnight. What made it was that the characters, Jake and Hannah, just came across as decent, good people with their own insecurities who couldn’t resist falling for each other.

Hannah is a yoga teacher, but feels like a fraud because she doesn’t embrace all the woo-woo talk of many yoga enthusiasts or doesn’t enjoy drinking a lot of green smoothies. She has suffered in her life and been hurt
Jes Bruno
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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**YOGA is not about SELF-IMPROVEMENT, it’s about SELF-ACCEPTANCE. – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa**

Breathless by Leigh LaValle is the first book in the Yoga in the City series. This is a sexy Rom-Com of Hannah and Jake’s journey of accepting what life gives you and how to work thru the past to make a happy future.
Hannah Roberts is co-owner of Bloom Yoga Studio with three other women. Hannah is not your typical yoga teacher/owner; she not into the healthy part of yoga life. Hannah is a clinger when it come
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Breathless – Yoga in the City Book 1 by Leigh LaValle – 5 stars

This is one of those romances that had it all for me. I didn’t want to have to put it down while I was reading it and found myself yearning to take a break from work so I could read a “few more pages”. This is the first book I’ve read by Leigh LaValle and I look forward to reading many more in this series. In the “background” of this book is a yoga practice at a studio called Bloom Yoga. “Yoga is based on Ayurveda, the oldest medical
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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 ...more

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