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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  689 ratings  ·  229 reviews
In this "very satisfying mix of dizzying intrigue and steamy romance, " the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a novel that's "perfect for those who love a good alpha male and a damsel in distress who doesn't wait for someone else to rescue her" (Publishers Weekly).

Ryan Willis has spent years in the protection business, a job that requires constant vigilance and quick thin"perfect
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Forever
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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.

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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!


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 who sw
Amazon US * Amazon UK

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.

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♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ 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
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
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 d
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 über sexiness and the most delicious of JEM Alphas! PHE…NOM…E…NAL!!!!!

Awww, I honestl
Katherine Bongo-bridge
Perfect Jodi Ellen Malpas
ilknur a.k.a. iko ◬

sexy and emotional follow up to her wildly popular standalone romance The Protector.

Who could be, who could be...
i dont remember other characters. her brother? god no.
there shoud be a really good motherfucking reason, im sick of the "every-side-characters-having-their-own-story" thing.

and and and...
For the first time in the history of JEM novels, the UK & the US will be having different covers! The UK edition will be revealed very soon, along with the synopsis.

Why? tell me the reason.
i'm not against that do watever u want but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

sexy and emotional follow up to her wildly popular standalone romance The Protector.

Who could be, who could be...
i dont remember other characters. her brother? god no.
there shoud be a really good motherfucking reason, im sick of the "every-side-characters-having-their-own-story" thing.

and and and...
For the first time in the history of JEM novels, the UK & the US will be having different covers! The UK edition will be revealed very soon, along with the synopsis.

Why? tell me the reason.
i'm not against that do watever u want but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas

wtf is dis? us cover looks disaster. hope uk will be like we used to know- minimal but touching.

you know, i'm a little more happy right now... LOL
Erin Lewis
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 tha
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhhhh I haven't read JEM in awhile and I'm so happy to be back!

Leave Me Breathless is the perfect title for this book because that's exactly what it does! If you're into

✔ Sassy heroines with a secret
✔ Hot AF single dad
✔ Swoon
✔ Fan yourself hotness

Then this sweet and sexy romance is for you! Hannah and Ryan took me on an incredible ride! I love these characters so much and although I didn't read The Protector, I was able to hop into this book with no problem so i
Lisa Pearson
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romance lovers are in for a treat! Another Gem from JEM ;-)

This is a wonderfully written romance. Yes, of course always from this author, we get a totally swoon worthy fella. Ryan Willis is exactly that!

Set in a quaint little village, Hannah is trying to settle into a quiet life, away from the outside world and her past. Ryan is in the Protection game, along side Jake (the protector) but has had enough and wants out, to go back to his quiet country life.
Obviously, these two cross
(3.5 stars)
Ryan Willis just wanted to get away from his demanding job as a bodyguard for a bit after a close call. Going home to his cabin should be just what he needs for a little R&R & family time right? Wrong! Not when he literally bumps into newcomer artist, Hannah Bright. This is a spin-off of “The Protector” so we get cameos from another bodyguard we fell in love with. This is a slow burn romance with some action, secrets and suspense however it takes a while to get to it. There w
Heather andrews
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ryan tends to get shocked by his daughter, “oh my God, if she fancies you, then you two are totally gonna make out.” I choke on nothing and swerve, hitting an enormous pot hole." Ryan and Hannah tend to have the most strange conversations, “are you hanging the possibility of us having a baby on the quality of a blow job?” What is this crazy conversation we’re having?" I liked this book, I loved Ryan.
Oct 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 d
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"I'm uncomfortable with how comfortable this woman makes me feel. She's like a precious box of adorableness."

As I'm sure is the case with most of us, the buzz about this author started with her This Man series, we were curious to meet Jesse Ward, right? She definitely has a gift for writing beautifully broken characters. What I found interesting about Leave Me Breathless is that it's the female that is broken.

Hannah is most definitely adorable. She's a creative free spirit that loves to escape into her artwork. S
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
Sarah  - Kindle and Koffee Book Blog
Jodi gives up another dreamy alpha to day dream over in Ryan Willis... there’s no denying that this author never fails to deliver the swoon factor every single time.

This is a nice mushy, leaving you gooey inside kinda romance. Neither character looking for love after past experiences but both characters susceptible to love when they find each other. A slow burn romance that will keep you turning the pages. A solid helping of angst served up on the side just when you think everything is starting
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars!

YES YES YES!! Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas has wrapped itself around my heart and squeezed out all the emotions I haven’t felt is sooooo long. I’ve really struggled with books lately. I had a baby, and have a raging case of baby-brain and nothing has been holding my attention lately until this FABULOUS story landed on my Kindle. Ladies, get ready. Ryan Willis will melt your heart and ignite your panties all on the same page. I don’t think this review will do the b
Ruthie Taylor
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is a very enjoyable read from the talented Malpas. It is set mainly in the English Peak District, although really, any small town would have offered the same protection, it did however provide the village fete and the snooty lord and lady of the manor, so in that was quintessentially British. I am still questioning their sanity at going repeatedly into a woodland lake though, as the water must have been absolutely freezin
Tasha Mahoney
I steamed through this latest addition to the consistently fabulous releases from the wonderful Ms Malpas.

From picking up Jodi’s first book, This Man, to her latest, Leave Me Breathless, I have read everything JEM that I could get my grabby hands on. I mentally leap around in happiness when I hear of an upcoming release and never consider that I will be remotely disappointed.

Not to put any pressure on Jodi, but your run of great releases remains intact. I cannot express t
Happily Mary After
Jodi Ellen Malpas’s Leave Me Breathless took me by surprise in the best way possible. It’s a little different than her other books with its rural village setting and heavy dose of intrigue and suspense, but it also features one of her signature swoon-worthy heroes and sassy, resilient heroines, so it still feels like a JEM romance. Ryan is a single dad and ex-military, and he has just retired from personal security and moved to the small town where he grew up. Hannah recently moved there and ope ...more
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Leave Me Breathless has it all! It is romantic, swooney, and sexy with big doses of humor, banter and unpredictability. There is no shortage of Alpha males & strong females as well.

Ryan Willis is done. After a close call, the ex MI5 called it quits on the protection business. Settling down in his small hometown Ryan is content to spend time with his 10 year old daughter a fix up his cabin. But life doesn't always go the way you want it to. Ryan literally "runs into" newcomer Hannah Bright.
Mary Mooney
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
I have waited for this one since it was first introduced and I couldn't wait to start it when it hit my kindle. It is a wonderful story that is filled with suspense and WOW!
Ryan works with Jake (from the Protector book) and both are on the job when the story starts. Ryan decides that he is done with his job and wants to build houses close to where his cabin is. The cabin is near Hampton, a small town in the co
Avid Reader
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas
4 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Abusive relationship, stalking
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Ryan is used to being on edge. It's kept him alive and saved countless lives. However, he wants to take a step back and be able to enjoy his life. So, he leaves his work and returns to his favorite place. He also wants to see his daughter more than the little he's been able to. He loves her with everything
Louise McKie (Clare & Lou's Mad About Books)
This is the hardest review I have ever had to write. I love JEM's books but there was something missing from this one. The Protector is one of my favourites and since this is a standalone spin off from it I thought I would love it as much. Compared to the Protector I found this very slow and sadly predictable and pretty uneventful. I loved Ryan and Hannah and their relationship development even if it was pretty predictable. I hated Ryan's ex and I felt she featured way too much in the story. I w ...more
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars
See the full review at HarlequinJunkie

A dreamy hero. A free-spirited heroine running from a dark past. Secrets, passionate romance and delicious temptation. Oh my goodness, did Leave Me Breathless sweep me right off my feet, thanks to Jodi Ellen Malpas’ emotionally-driven writing.

I have such a terrific time reading anything by Malpas. Her characters are offbeat enough to feel genuine and the delicately twisting plots catch my attention every time. But honestly
The Smutbrarians
Feels 2
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

A rugged hero, sweet heroine, action, suspense and danger...what more could I want? Oh, steamy romance! Check!!! Ryan was one of those single fathers that you instantly fall in love with. He's a protective, fun loving, all-in father. Hannah is one of those quirky, creative types. I love that they both were kind of instantly drawn to one another. Ryan is use to dealing
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, contemporary
My first read from Ms. Malpas, but abso-freaking-lutely not my last! A steamy, romantic, funny romantic suspense that is reminiscent of Sleeping with the Enemy but even better.

Now, excuse me while I run out to fill my freezer with Chunky Monkey and my TBR with Ms. Malpas's backlist!

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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‘A lingering idea that I just couldn’t ignore.’ – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN - the first book of the This Man Trilogy