door who has no clue I’ve loved him my whole life, even with a front-row seat
to his revolving bedroom door.
back. This time for good.
about how pissed I am that she left with hardly a goodbye.
absence left a gaping hole in my chest.
anything to keep her home, and that means finding out the truth.
so many lies.
Welcome to my stop on the tour for Lex Martin’s third novel in her Texas Nights series, Breathless. Don’t be thrown off by the word ‘series,’ because although characters show up in each novel, you absolutely do not need to read the previous installments to enjoy this one!
Joey has just returned to her small hometown in Texas for Tori and Ethan’s wedding, after abruptly leaving months earlier. As soon as she sees her best friend Logan, she knows that being away has done nothing as far as getting over him. Logan wants to know why Joey left and suddenly starts realizing that he has a lot more feelings for her than he has admitted. Sounds like the perfect recipe for love, right? First Joey has to get over Logan’s womanizing past and Logan has to come clean about an enormous secret.
I really enjoyed this book, as I do all of Lex Martin’s books, and Breathless was incredibly sweet, sexy, and romantic. During parts of this novel, I found myself loving both main characters both separately and as a couple. However, there were so many parts where their behaviors were just beyond immature, that I also struggled with this one. Logan was so secretive and dishonest at times, which is always a turn-off for me both in real-life and in books. And it drove me crazy because otherwise, he was absolutely yummy! As far as Joey… I realize that her character is only 22 years old, but her mood swings were a bit much. One minute she was shy and self-conscious, then she has this whole sexy thing going on, then when she finally learned the truth about everything she became unforgiving and selfish. It was a bizarre mix of behaviors that when added together felt childish and unnecessary for the story.
Nevertheless, despite the issues I had with Logan and Joey at times, I really did like this one. It’s super romantic and the chemistry between them is off the charts. The plot and sub-plots are simple, yet interesting. Lex Martin is a fantastic go-to author for when you want something light and romantic to pass the time with sweet happily-ever-after.
*Thanks to Give Me Books for providing this review copy in exchange for my honest review!
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of the Texas Nights series (Reckless/Shameless) and the Dearest series. She
writes contemporary romances, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta
kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. A former high school English teacher
and freelance journalist, she’s lived all over the country but currently
resides in her hometown of San Antonio with her husband and twin daughters.
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