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Leave Me Breathless

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  768 ratings  ·  233 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 surprises. So w
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 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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Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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!


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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.

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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

“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 the masculine alpha Jodi writes so well. Ex-M15 and army,
Kayla Brunson
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, arc, read-in-2019
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
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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 bot
♡ 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
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Katherine Bongo-bridge
Perfect Jodi Ellen Malpas
Nov 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
✰  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 Ryan and Hannah.

Ryan is all kinds of 😍😍
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
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 nowhere. Tha
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

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 Hannah and Ryan have
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
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
4.5 Stars ~ Erin
Malpas delivers a fabulous follow up to The Protector with Leave Me Breathless. In this story we get to focus on Jake’s colleague and friend, Ryan. Upon returning home from too long away, Ryan, quite literally runs into a lovely stranger who immediately catches his eye. With a painful past and hidden secrets, Hannah knows she shouldn’t open herself up but there is something about Ryan that makes it impossible not to.
These two had an instant and undeniable chemistry. T
Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meh, it was alright. You read, let me know.
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
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.
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
Red Cheeks Reads

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 favorites. Malpas has relepost-Fifty
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
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
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There’s something about suspense occurring in a small town setting that seems to amp up the tension and drama, add to that the fact that Jodi Ellen Malpas’ newest heroine, Hannah Bright, protectively guards her secrets, keeping those around her at an arm’s length because she and them are safer that way. But, she’s never meant a persistent and commanding man like Ryan Willis, and because he’s a protector by nature, there’s no stopping Ryan once he begins to understand what Hannah’s hiding and wha ...more
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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