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 thinking. His only chance to truly relax is at his secluded cabin in a small town where there are never any surprises. So when Ryan returns after an assignment and encounters a beautiful stranger, he isn't only surprised, he's also instantly intrigued.
Hannah Bright is a breath of fresh air, and Ryan is soon completely consumed, unable to stop from falling for her. As the two grow closer, his instinct tells him something is amiss. Yet nothing could prepare him for what he discovers when he starts digging into her past.
Hannah spends her days painting, running her arts and crafts store...and hiding too many secrets. It's why she won't let the ruggedly handsome bodyguard get too close. But their chemistry is undeniable, and Hannah quickly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with Ryan. He is peace personified, a balm to her battered soul. Yet the gorgeous, captivating man who has swept Hannah off her feet doesn't even know who she really is. And the moment he finds out, both their lives are at risk
Malpas (This Man) whips up a very satisfying mix of dizzying intrigue and steamy romance in this heart-pounding contemporary. Former MI5 operative Ryan Willis is just seeking some downtime with his beloved 10-year-old daughter, Alex, in his sleepy English hometown. Then he runs into Hannah Bright, the owner of the village's new art shop. Their chemistry is immediate and overpowering, and despite Hannah's efforts to resist it, she lets Ryan in. It's soon apparent to Ryan that Hannah's hiding something but what? Malpas intersperses views of the past and present to answer that question, teasing out clues until the reader is shivering in fear right along with Hannah, whose secrets are linked to a threat from her past. Readers will enjoy the multilayered main and supporting characters (hilarious and precocious Alex deserves a book of her own when she's of age), sizzling erotic scenes, and a taut plot loaded with plenty of twists and turns. Malpas will charm her current fans and win new ones with this strong romantic thriller, perfect for those who love a good alpha male and a damsel in distress who doesn't wait for someone else to rescue her.
Ryan is amazing
I have read every single book JEM has written. Loved most of them but nothing surpasses the This Man series.
That said, I love Ryan. He is amazing in every way. An alpha with no issues. Quite refreshing.
My only criticism is that the plot moved a little slow. I kept craving details of Hannah’s past. Perhaps Jodi did that on purpose.
Definitely read this book. The cameos of Jake and Cami were great.
I can’t even express the love I hold for all of JEM’s books. My heart is so full at the end of each one! Every time I read another of her books, it becomes my new favorite! Breathless is no exception. I love that the characters are so real. JEM connects storylines using her characters from other stories which weave so intricately together to fill gaps. So full of all emotions with a perfect amount of romance to make it realistic. Unfortunately for me this was the last of her books left for me to read. Sigh...this is a must read!
Loved it like usual
I really liked this book, because I feel like Hannah was so much stronger than the usual characters. Love seeing Jake and Cami years later also!