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Leave Me Breathless

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  3,630 ratings  ·  511 reviews
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man series comes a sexy and emotional follow up to her wildly popular standalone romance The Protector.

Ryan Willis has spent years in the protection business, a job that requires constant vigilance and quick thinking. His only chance to truly relax is at his secluded cabin in a small town where there are never any
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Orion
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I move in close behind him, my attention dancing across the beads of water on his skin that are sparkling like crystals when the fading light hits them. And still, he remains motionless, waiting for me, patient. Quiet. He calls to me without a word. And I admit to myself for the first time, I’m desperate to stay here. With him. Forever.

”LEAVE ME BREATHLESS” is a spin-off of ”The Protector”. The Hero, Ryan Willis, is ex MI5 and close friends w
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
This much awaited book lands on my kindle and everything gets put on hold. I'm a sucker for Good Guy romances, ones where hero is a provider & takes charge in a "I got this" kinda way. Ryan Willis certainly made me go week in the knees with his shirtless sexy physique and crooked dimpled smile.
“I’m talking about Ryan all-hot-and-outdoorsy-and-without-doubt-an-incredible-lay Willis.”


Jodi makes my heart palpitate faster, harder like no other writer. Her Forte being the Oh-so-Macho alpha hero
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
<3 4 STARS <3

Such a great read, read it in one sitting, it took me by surprise and I loved it!I like the story amd I loved the characters!It isn't a unique story but still it catch my interest and kept me until the end!

Hannah and Ryan were great together, Hannah is sweet and cute!I loved her and Ryan is sexy and so protective!He is swoon worthy, and will make you melt!


It has suspense and the romance is sweet,sexy and intense!Overall, it was fast paced!


TJ *Book Twins Reviews*

Jodi Ellen Malpas is a top fave of mine. Her books are always very well written, superbly plotted, and thoroughly engaging. This book was no different. I particularly enjoyed seeing previous characters while getting to know the new ones. The romance was stellar and the suspense kept me on my toes.

Here’s what I loved:

JEM writes some seriously hot male leads. I adored Ryan from the very beginning. Hannah was a total sweetheart. I love these two together. Ryan and Hannah’s chemistry is sizzling. I
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Leave Me Breathless is the newest standalone romance from Jodi Ellen Malpas full of sweetness, heat, and some added suspense. The story is connected to The Protector but can be read as a complete standalone and doesn't spoil anything from the other book. For fans of The Protector though, you will get a few fun cameo's in this book.

Ryan and Hannah had an instant spark of chemistry and from the very beginning I just knew that I was going to love them and their relati
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
I finished this book, but... I can't say I loved it.
It was very different from other JEM's books I've read before...
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it

“I don’t want this to end yet.”
“This never ends, Hannah.”
“Everything ends.”

If you’re a fan of Jodi Ellen Malpas you’ll no doubt be dying to flip the pages of her latest standalone, Leave Me Breathless. The trademarks of this author are all apparent, the ones we’ve all come to love from her, but in Ryan Willis, although still possessive and commanding, we have hero somewhat ‘softer’ for want of a better word, and we loved him! In saying that, Ryan Willis very much retains th
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Former MI5, Ryan has been working for an exclusive protection agency for the last couple years and he is weary. Deciding that it is time to retire, he can't wait to get home and spend more time with his daughter but a new woman in town is disturbing his peace.
Hannah is constantly on the move and knowing she is only going to spend six months in this new town, she
Nov 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
JEM is my favourite author but i am so disappointed, the witting wasnt very appealing and it was confusing as well. Dnf at 30%. I love all her books so much, but i couldnt finish this one.
Gi's Spot Reviews

5 Million ‘It Surpasses Bliss’ Stars

O…M…G! Talk about literary nirvana! I’m sorry but I’ve got to be cliche and say that this book indeed left me breathless for all the BEST reasons!
Unforgettable, mind blowing, heart and soul gripping, Leave Me Breathless has all the elements of an EPIC LOVE story and beyond!
Only Jodi Ellen Malpas could take a small town romance give it a twist, and raise it to the skies with her very own unique brand of sophisticated üb
Sentranced Jem
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2019

Title: Leave Me Breathless 
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas

I have never uttered the words “ I do not like Jodi Ellen Malpas’s books” and I am not going to start now.

Leave Me Breathless is Jodi Ellen Malpas's latest standalone and it is lighter, fresher and has a healthy dose of humour which was unexpectedly good.


This book is set in a small town so for those that LOVE a small town romance, this book is it.

October 16th

You are going to love Hannah and Ryan!
Hannah is stinking cute and adorable! Add int
Kayla Brunson
I’ve been going back and forth about my thoughts and about what to rate this book. While it was better for me than any other book that JEM has written, I didn’t really find anything special about it.

This was a typical story of a woman with a secret and she falls for a man in the town she’s hiding in. While there was the suspense and the angst between the couple, I was still waiting for the story to actually suck me into it. Most of this book was Hannah hiding secrets and the day to day building
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Since “This Man” Jodie Ellen Malpas has been a “Go-To” Author for me – her writing is always flawless. I have always felt that she creates two very different story settings – either her male leads are Alpha to the core or the female leads are unconventional. Either way, her characters are always so well developed it almost hurts to leave them when the book ends.

“Leave me BREATHLESS” as Standalone follow up / spin-off from “The Protector” is no different.

Ryan and Hannah are great characters and
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ⭐'s

I was excited to read another book by JEM so imagine my surprise when I realized how much this book is like the Julia Robert's movie (and the book), Sleeping With The Enemy!

It's frustrating to say the least...not that it isn't good, it's just that I've come to expect so much more from someone who came up with Jesse Ward.

Ryan is friends and works with Jake from The Protector. Ryan decides he's had enough of the security business and moves back to his small hometown in the middle of nowhe
Nov 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
This was a boring, unoriginal, predictable story.

Found it really hard to get into. I've read a few of this author's books but this didn't even seem like her writing.

We get the heroes POV but JEM seems to be one of those authors who feels the need to have the hero constantly swear so he sounds like a male POV. It got a bit boring plus he's not very alpha male.

ARC provided by Netgalley.
1-Click Addict Support Group
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read The Controversial Princess and was hooked on JEM from there, so when the opportunity to read her gem again, I was like heck yeah!!

I must say that even though this was different from her previous books, IMO, I still got lost in Hannah & Ryan's story. Hannah running from her past & Ryan wanting a break from his "never know what will happen" kind of job. Hannah having a creative and free spirit was different to Ryan's always needing the next adrenaline hit but the one thing they both had in
Katherine Bongo Bridge (Feistybbb)
Perfect Jodi Ellen Malpas
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
Nov 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Dnf @ 10%.

Can’t get into it 🤷🏽‍♀️
Can't rate... DNF at 20%




Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019


“I don’t want this to end yet.”
“This never ends, Hannah.”
“Everything ends.”

If you’re a fan of Jodi Ellen Malpas you’ll no doubt be dying to flip the pages of her latest standalone, Leave Me Breathless. The trademarks of this author are all apparent, the ones we’ve all come to love from her, but in Ryan Willis, although still possessive and commanding, we have hero somewhat ‘softer’ for want of a better word, and we loved him! In saying that, Ryan Willis very much retains th
Wow! This book was absolutely wonderful. It was light, fun, heartbreaking, but still melancholic and sort of dark in a way. I don't know if that makes any sense, it will when you read it. It's made the list of one of my all-time favourite books!

It's suspenseful, intense, sweet, full of passion, intriguing, fun, melancholic at times, it's perfection!

I'm honestly not in the mood to write a review, I want to remain in this beautiful trance that this book has put me in. I wish I could erase my memo
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

It's been a while since I read a JEM story. And I loved getting back into her worlds with Leave Me Breathless.

I jumped into this one completely blind - didn't even realise it was kind of connected to The Protector until I saw Jake and Cami's name written.

And I ended up completely and utterly adoring this story.

I was expecting a romantic suspense kind of story. And whilst we did have some suspensey and unknowns happening, it wasn't the main deal with our lovelies
A Book Obsessed Brit
Leave Me Breathless is another great standalone from Jodi. A little lighter than what we typically see from her, a sweeter more earthy romance this time around. The novel centres around the Hero Ryan Willis, an ex MI5 agent, turned private security who has decided to pack it in and live the quiet life to raise his 10 year old daughter Alex. Ryan is a burly alpha male with a strong protective moral compass, he is an amazing father and has a huge heart, I found the contrast of his tough exterior V ...more
Oct 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, arc-2019
3.5 stars

I don't really know how to rate this book. I'll be honest, I struggled to read this and it took me over a week to read. I was first attracted to the book cover and description and I've heard many great things about Jodi's books so I requested an ARC copy of this book. I think the premise of the book is great but lacked on execution. I didn't find myself getting lost in any of the characters so it was difficult to connect with the story as a whole.

On the flip side, there's definitely so
Shireen  Hakani
Nothing great about this one. This book has my favorite trope 'Woman on the Run' and the book is filled with pages and pages of how the h is running scared and afraid of everything but we get only one paragraph of what abuse she endured. ...more
Gretchen  (About That Story)
I was really looking forward to reading this and was so excited going in so it kills me to say that I just wasn’t feeling it. I tried so hard to connect to the story and the characters but they seemed so disjointed and I was not feeling their attraction at all. The writing felt way to fast-paced and slightly stilted with a lot of telling not showing happening. I am missing the depth and detail that really pulls me into the story. I did like the storyline introduced and was curious about Hannah a ...more
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s

Leave Me Breathless is the story of a woman in hiding who happens upon a man who specializes in personal protection. Their meet-cute is unique-he hits her with his car! Also, the intro to the story gives us a glimpse at Jake and Cami (From The Protector).

Hannah is on the run, but you don't immediately know why. She is trying to take her life back and is opening an art store in a tiny town in the English countryside. Ryan is taking a sabbatical from private security and returning home. Both
Red Cheeks Reads
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I’ve been reading Jodi Ellen Malpas since her debut novel, This Man, was released. That series was one of the first that I turned to in the post-Fifty Shades days when I was looking to see what else was out there in romance. I credit this series as one of the ones that turned me into the devoted romance reader I am now. It undoubtedly left an indelible impression on readers, and years after its initial release, readers still list both the series and the hero, Jesse Ward, as top favori
Erin Lewis
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas

I have been looking forward to reading this new book by Ms. Malpas ever since she announced it. I found myself totally invested in Hannah and Ryan’s story. I also fell hard and fast for Ryan's daughter Alex; what a delightful and funny 10 year old she is.
This is a spin off from The Protector and had Jake reprising his role as Ryan’s partner initially. It was great to touch base and see where he and his family are now and that added to my enjo
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
3.5 Stars

I enjoyed this sexy contemporary romance! A little suspense, a lot of romance, a very nice escape.
Jodi Ellen Malpas is a very talented writer and I always enjoy her stories.

Although this is described as a spin off from 'The Protector', it can absolutely be read as a standalone and in fact I enjoyed Ryan and Hannah's story even more than Jake and Camille. This book has the perfect amount of tension and plot-building that is essential to my enjoyment of a book. Ryan is a sexy, protecti
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