Two people so bent they can no longer stand tall
With his sexy looks, his seductive dirty talk, and his resident bad boy reputation,
Kyle Marx was the thrill-ride every woman wants to experience…at least once.
And once is all he’d ever offer.
Suffocating in his own personal hell, Kyle thought sex, booze, and drugs could numb the pain of his past
Until an angel challenged him to fight…to feel
After living through a childhood that left her vulnerable and exposed, Cate Lockton mastered the art of blending in instead of standing out. She locked herself away to prevent more damage to her already fractured heart. She never imagined a man with a past more broken than her own would crash into her world and force her to let him in.
Their lives first collided on a stormy night. But Danny’s on Main is where they finally connected. A neighborhood bar where strangers become friends, friends become family and some become lovers, and where the strong learn that while you can bend to exist, sometimes you’ve gotta
Break… so you can Breathe.
“Danny, you don’t just hug random women without introducing yourself first. My Lord, it just comes off creepy.” The strawberry blonde woman stretched up on her tip-toes and pecked his cheek before extending her hand to Cate and Elliot. “Hi, I’m Julie Marcus; the hugger is my husband, Danny.”
Sandy B's Review:
Lisa Paul Continues to Delight! She Can Break Me Anytime She Wants! 5 STARS!
I am a big fan of the Charistown Series by Lisa Paul and just love the folks at Dannys on Main. Breaking to Breathe (Book #3) can be read as a stand-alone but please do yourself a favor and check out Nights (Book #1) and Storm Front (Book #2). Ultimately, it will enhance your reading experience and knowledge of these characters that have captured my heart. Each book takes us a little deeper and revealing an additional layer, taking us into how this assorted cast of characters has ended up at Danny’s.
Kyle is a jerk. We got that message from Nights. A gorgeous sexy one but a mean SOB just the same. Everything he knows about treating women, he learned from his father, and let me tell you, he learned his lessons well. Women are receptacles to be used and discarded by Kyle. Just another way to drown his demons (other than alcohol). Too bad for him his demons have learned how to swim. The alcohol, the women, the self-hate, the anger – none of it is working anymore. He’s hit rock bottom. Now what?!
Cate is sweet, nice, beautiful, a good person who has managed to retain her humanity despite the hand that life has dealt her. Cate has made it her priority to blend into the paint. The last thing she wants is entanglements and one night stands are just how she likes it. Fortunately, for her, she has a spunky BFF named Elliot who refuses to continue to let Cate “hide” from life.
One dark and stormy night (I know it’s cheezy but go with it), Kyle and Cate’s lives collide. Little did they know that the hands of fate (a/k/a Elliot) would conspire to bring them back together again. Little did they know that once they each had a “taste” neither one would be able to forget it.
Kyle is used to the women throwing themselves at him. He’s not used to one who wants exactly what he says he wants. Cate is that woman. She knows what she wants and she’s not shy about saying so. Yes, BTB is hot, steamy and sexy – which I expected. Let me tell you what I didn’t expect. The depth of the emotional roller coaster that I was taken on in the pages of this story!
There is no doubt that these two people are broken! Each one a different way, but broken nonetheless. Victims of their past, kept prisoners by their inability to move forward. Then something in each of their souls, recognizes and touches something in the other, and then the choice needs to be made whether to fight for what could be. Or just let each other go and continue into the void that has ruled their lives.
Thank God for the love of friends. The gang at Danny’s is there to guide, advise, protect and give a good swift kick in the pants when needed just like family should.
This book made me laugh, made me cry, and made me wanna smack the hell out of Kyle’s parents. It also made me adore the gang at Danny’s even more than I did before. At the end, I closed my Kindle with a big sigh and a smile. A definite 5 STAR read for me.
P.S. I’ll share with you what I’ve been wanting, needing, waiting for since Book #1 – I need me some more GAGE! Lisa Paul, hear this, that man curls my toes. I can’t wait to read his story!
Lisa N. Paul is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, reader, writer, blogger, and self-proclaimed comedian—just not always in that order. Ever since she was a little girl, she has devoured books. Falling in love with the Sweet Valley High series at a young age drew Lisa to series books and inspired her to write her own. Thursday Nights is the first book in her Charistown series.
When not writing, Lisa can be found eating french fries and Godiva raspberry truffles, or hanging out with her husband and two sons.
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