Monday, October 23, 2017

Breathless (Yoga in the City #1) by Leigh LaValle - Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway

Yoga in the City #1
Leigh LaValle
Publication date: May 27th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

A sassy new romance from a USA Today Bestselling Author…

After moving cross-country yet again, Hannah Roberts wants to put down roots in Colorado. She’s sunk her life savings into a share of Bloom Yoga Studio, but the studio is losing money, and fast. The building is undergoing a messy, noisy renovation–and the hot carpenter in charge is distracting her yoga students in more ways than one. If Hannah can’t talk the hard-bodied builder out of his power tools, she might as well kiss her dreams goodbye.

When Jake Marshall returned from Afghanistan, he brought back an injured knee and a lot of bad memories. He just wants to finish this renovation, rehab his knee, and head for Alaska to leave it all behind. A sexy yoga teacher doesn’t fit into his plans. But when Hannah offers him private sessions in exchange for quiet hours—he’s all in. He doesn’t expect that while she’s healing his knee, Hannah will poke at all his hidden wounds…and come dangerously close to breaking open his heart.

I stuffed my hands in my pockets and smiled at her. She stopped in place and grinned back. Sunlight fell through the tall windows, illuminating the wild curls of her hair.

I felt that zing, like I was standing on top of a mountain, the horizon wide open before me. I felt alive.

“You really do love this building,” she said softly. “And the renovation project.”

“For sure.”

“So…” She tilted her head to the side and bit her lip but didn’t say more.

“So what?” I asked.

“Nothing. It’s not my business.”

“You can ask me anything.”

“Well…” She swung her hand wide, walking toward me. “I’m just wondering why you’re leaving. I mean, look at you.” She stopped in front of me and brushed her hand over my cheek. “You’re all lit up like a boy on Christmas.”

I liked her touch. Her questions, not so much. But, then, I’d given her the green light to ask them. “You sound like my cousin. He’s always trying to get me to stick around.”

She dropped her hand but didn’t step away. “Why don’t you?”

“It’s hard to explain.”

She raised her brows. Leaned in and bumped me with her shoulder. “Try me.”

You don’t want to know the truth.

“Things start to add up after a while. Like I can’t breathe. And it’s just time to go.”

She nodded, gazing at me intently. Like she was trying to see inside me.

I held her gaze. If she wanted to see me, let her look. She could see how much I wanted her. She could read in my expression all the dirty thoughts I’d had about her in bed last night. And the shower that morning. And every breath today since I’d seen that green thong.

Her cheeks reddened, and her gaze dipped down to my mouth.

A swift grin spread across my face.

I couldn’t wait to get her naked in my bed. Or her bed. Or the floor.

Naked anywhere.

Hell, she didn’t even have to be naked.

Leigh LaValle is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance. She lives in Montana with her family. When she is not chasing kids, bemoaning the laundry, or carving out time to do yoga, she is sneaking away to write. She would rather read than sleep, and cannot imagine a better job than writing romance. She is also a certified yoga teacher, but is not nearly as flexible as she once was.

Awards and Nominations
RT Book Reviews 4 stars…..TOP PICK Night Owl Reviews….Nominated BEST HISTORICAL The Romance Reviews….Nominated for Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award…Nominated Best Historical Romancing Rakes.