Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Full Length (276 pgs)
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Tulip
Leather and lace don’t strike sparks. Or do they?
It’s Valentine’s Day, but Macy Rodgers isn’t feeling the love. Aside from a torrid, one-night fling in a backseat a few months back, her love life has been sorely lacking, but fortunately she has devious friends who feel like playing Cupid. Wouldn’t they be shocked to learn that the match they’ve made for her is the same one that steamed up the back of that ’69 GTO…
Seth “Ghost” Warren has just returned to town after an extended absence. Between his grandmother’s failing health, his job as a tattoo artist, his band’s gigs, and a crazy ex who won’t leave him alone, he’s stretched thin. Cautious cowgirl Macy is the last thing he needs thrown into the mix.
She’s all country, he’s all heavy metal—and Macy knows that if anyone can propel her out of her rut, it’s Seth. But when their worlds collide, it’s anyone’s guess if they’ll survive with their hearts intact.
OMG!!! Seth can leave me breathless anytime. This story really lived up to it's title. I loved everything about this multi-faceted story. Everything was soooo good. Starting with Seth...a truly scrumptious hero who will steal the hearts of readers everywhere. In the middle somewhere was Macy and her down-home country appeal. Then you have all the angst that comes with such an odd couple and their imperfect affair. These fabulous characters and the awesome writing skills of Cherrie Lynn gifted readers with a winning combination of heartbreak and steamy passionate sex.
At first glance Macy wasn't too impressed with Seth. His friend, Brian, may have bamboozled her friend, Candace, but Macy considers herself too smart to fall for a heavy metal guy like him . No matter how smokin' hot he is . No two people could be more different. She's a country sweetheart. He's a bad boy tattooed rocker. I mean...who goes for that? Apparently, Macy goes for it. Because the Queen of the Rodeo ends up having a one-night stand with the Death Metal rocker in the back of his vintage 69 GTO. And yeah, that bad-boy rocked her world. The sex was steamy. But the light of day brings embarrassment for Macy who gives her lover the cold shoulder. Seth has a family emergency that sends him running home to Oklahoma.
The story picks up months later with Seth coming back just in time for a Valentine's Day hook-up with Macy. Once again in the back seat of his car. Man, that sweet ride sure got a lot of action. And I'm not just talking about the car. Things get hot and heavy as soon as they meet back up, giving the readers a lot of sultry sex scenes. But Macy and Seth have a lot of issues to deal with - as a couple as well as individuals. Years ago, Macy had an almost fatal rodeo fall that left her willing to accept a little less in life. To her, less risk means more safety. So she pushes everyone away to save herself the risk of a relationship . She also came off as being a bit of a snob to me. As for Seth...you'd think a man that fine wouldn't have any issues. But he does. His heart was broken years ago. And thanks to the gal who done him wrong Seth's insecure and afraid to trust another woman with his heart. They'll just be friends with benefits. Yeah, that's what they tell themselves. Instead, they go from a casual hook-up to a full blown, hot and heavy relationship in no time flat . But misunderstandings and jealous exes get in the way. Enough said ....you get the picture: steamy sex + romance = Happy Girl.
Now, to the good part. DAMN!! I loved this book. It's got lots of fantastic love scenes but there's a story here too. A really good one. For readers looking for a hot and steamy story that actually says something ...Leave Me Breathless is one you son't want to miss. So grab yourself a copy of Cherrie Lynn's latest. You will not be disappointed.