by Lex Martin

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The boy next door has always made her breathless.

I wouldn't say I ran away exactly—twenty-two is too old for that.
I'd call it self-preservation.
I have one objective: protect my heart from the boy next door who has no clue I've loved him my whole life, even with a front row seat to his revolving bedroom door.
My escape plan almost worked.
Except I left one thing behind.
Logan Carter hijacked my heart, and now it's time to get it back. This time for good.

I wouldn't say I've been lying this whole time—not about everything.
Not about how much I miss my best friend, and definitely not about how pissed I am that she left with hardly a goodbye.
She's the last person I ever expected to ghost me, and her absence left a gaping hole in my chest.
When Joey Grayson steps off that bus, I know I'll do anything to keep her home, and that means finding out the truth.
But I'm not sure how to tell her my truths when I'm living so many lies.

Breathless is a standalone companion novel to the USA Today bestsellers Shameless and Reckless. Each book features a different couple.

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BN ID: 2940160701202
Publisher: Lex Martin
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 73
File size: 562 KB

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Breathless 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
mel_t 1 days ago
Joey and Logan have been best friends since they were children, each hiding their romantic feelings for each other. When Joey returns after several months away, and they finally acknowledge their feelings for each other, secrets threaten to tear them apart. I loved this story - so much more than just Joey and Logan's romance - their relationship with their families, secrets being kept, and a few plot twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Another must-read from Lex Martin!
lea84LJ 1 days ago
This was another masterpiece by Lex Martin. I just love a good friends to lovers romance and theirs was one of the best! Joey is such a sweet heroine. My heart broke for her and her love for Logan. He was the love of her life and she had to leave, so she could deal with her emotions. But even distance couldn`t help her. As soon as she returned to her home town for a wedding, she realized it won`t be easy to let Logan go. Fortunately Logan soon found out Joey isn`t a little girl anymore. She became a woman he fell in love with. There was so much chemistry between the two of them. I was so happy when they finally jumped into a relationship. But Logan kept a huge secret from her that almost cost her life. Will they get their happily ever after? Read it and find out, you won`t regret it
moonfox1234 2 days ago
I will say this, the title of this book isn't a lie. This read will have you swooning and breathless as this couple's story unfolds. I was quickly captivated by the compelling blend of intense emotions, tension, angst, drama, secrets, lies, steam and twists in this friends to lovers romance. I thought Logan and Joey were well developed and likable characters and I found it very easy to become invested in them as a couple. This is the third book in this wonderful series but this book can be enjoyed as a standalone read. This my sincere review that I am choosing to post of my own accord.
slsuhr 3 days ago
AHHHH! You guys! Logan and Joey were absolutely scrumptious! I gobbled this book up! I couldn’t get enough. Their delicious chemistry sucked me in immediately and I was a complete goner. I forget, sometimes, how completely decadent a well-written friends-to-lovers book can feel, but Breathless served as a solid reminder and satisfied on every level. There is so much to love here. It’s a little angsty – but in the best way. The sort of feeling when your heart aches for two people to be together and you can hardly stand to wait while they figure it out themselves? And then they do – and your heart begins a crazy dance – knocking around wildly in your chest leaving you, well…breathless. All that. Plus: heat. Lord almighty, the heat between these two. Sizzling hot and devilishly dirty and, most importantly for me, perfectly balanced with their emotional connection. This story is the whole package, y’all. So swoony! A little bit heavy, a little bit light, the story felt well-rounded and perfectly paced. I laughed out loud in a couple of places, and other times my eyes welled with tears. My heart raced in suspenseful anticipation, and oh, how it ached for these to fantastic characters sometimes. This was just what my sappy little romance-loving heart was craving and I could not have been happier with it!
BoundlessBookaholic 4 days ago
I loved being back in this world with these characters! I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion. Reckless was one of my all-time favorite books, and I absolutely loved Shameless too. I had high expectations going into this, and it didn’t disappoint. Joey was super sweet from what we saw previously, and I absolutely loved getting to know her more. I felt bad for what she had to deal with growing up, and the residual effects it had on her. As for Logan, I ended up loving him, but he was kind of iffy for me at the start of this. I think I liked him in the previous book, but we didn’t really know about his protective, sweet side. Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say he was super loyal, and stepped up in a big way. Did he make some mistakes? Of course, but who doesn’t? I still love his brother more. Team Ethan for life! Overall, this was an amazing read. I loved getting to see past characters, especially the other couples. I would love it if this author kept going with this series, but not sure she will. This was friends-to-lovers, but the plot played out differently than I expected. I highly recommend you check out this series if you enjoy contemporary romance that’s steamy along with some hilarious hijinks.
Kayreader 4 days ago
The perfect, take your breath away, friend-to-lovers romance. Lex Martin delivers steamy chemistry with whopping emotional punch. Whether you've read her books before or Breathless is a brand new read, you'll love jumping into this world and catching up past characters or have no trouble reading it as a standalone. Logan and Joey will both melt your heart and your e-reader. Joey/Josephine grew up with the Carter family. Her life wasn't exactly picture perfect, so she was treated like the tag-a-long kid sister in their home. Even though Logan and Joey were best friends, the kind that were ride or die, their one phone call when in jail kind of friends, over time Joey's feelings for Logan became anything but sisterly. When Joey leaves without telling him, not only does Logan panic about her whereabouts, but he finally realizes that she isn't going to wait around forever and he needs to come clean about a lot of things going on in his life. Logan is the perfect mix of sweet, alpha, and hardworking male. He obviously cares for Joey on every level and like most stubborn men, it takes awhile for his head to catch up to his heart. He cares deeply for his family which is super sweet, but also his greatest weakness. Joey didn't expect to return back home quite so soon, but when she's asked to be a maid of honor for her friends wedding she really can't say no. She isn't really ready to face Logan, since leaving was the only way to save her heart to begin with, but returning also opens a different side to the man she left. Logan is still her friend, but there is also more. Could there be something more or is it just that she left and he missed her? Joey is the perfect mix of naive, stubborn, and loyal. We live in an age with everything available to us at our fingertips, so while she might not have practical experience, she does have, I'll say, "book knowledge" which is humorous, but also quite naughty. Her loyalty is also what causes her great heartbreak and is her achilles heel. With the wedding activities and the two of them spending time together they are able to focus on what a future could potentially be like together, but it also is shrouded in lots of hazy doubt and unknowns. Can they finally be honest with each other and have a future together or will they move on and just be destined to be friends? I love Lex's writing and this is no exception!! Like I said above, whether this is your first time visiting her Texas Nights series or revisiting you will love this book.
Brigid68 4 days ago
I have wanted Logan's story since we first met him in Reckless. He was a player with an edge about him. I was so excited when I found out Lex Martin was giving us his story. She did not disappoint!!! Logan is more than just a player. He's loyal and will do anything to protect his family. He also misses his best friend Josephine, aka Joey. I absolutely love Joey. She's so sassy! She's also in love with Logan and has been for years. Gah! I loved watching their story evolve!! Breathless is full of emotion, angst, some drama, thanks to a crazy lady, and some seriously hot AF sexy times. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous 4 days ago
Breathless is book three in the Texas Nights Series and each book can be read as a standalone, but you do see others stories continue in each book per say. Joey oh Joey what can I say? At the time you did what you felt was best, but I'm going to say it's not you coming home for the wedding it's fate's way of saying it is time to put all the feelings out there and see where this plays out. Logan is a typical man and isn't looking to settle down, he's protective, loves his friends/family and enjoys his bestie (Joey). Now if only he can find out the truth on why she left town and how to fix it now that she is back temporarily. This story will truly leave you Breathless and those emotions are tugging at your heart so the laughter we endure while reading this eases these pangs we get. The chemistry and bond shared between Joey/Logan is there, these two friends were to hard headed, but now that they are grown the time is now. You will fall in love with this story and the others if you read those as well! All I gotta say is, I for Liberty please!! You must read the story to understand, but the author will get it so fingers crossed. 
momof3infl 4 days ago
This book will take your breath away! Joey has been living away from home for a few years, but coming back for a wedding, she doesn't expect the first person she sees is her ex- best friend. Logan can't understand why Joey left, but now that she's back, he's not going to let her go again. This friends-to-lovers book makes you remember why friends are so important. The chemistry between these two is off the charts, and I wanted to be Joey's friend, and Logan's date myself. Lex Martin knows how to write emotions, and Breathless is probably my favorite book of hers to date!!
Rhondaz 4 days ago
CeeCeeHouston 4 days ago
This story will leave you Breathless. Breathless is book three in the ‘Texas Nights’ series by Lex Martin. It follows Logan and Joey’s story. We have met both these characters previously in the other books, but now it’s their chance to shine. Logan and Joey have been friends for a long time. Joey’s had a not so secret crush on Logan ever since she was a teenager, but recently, she’d thought things were progressing, until one night she hears Logan talking negatively to someone… about her. This sends her into a spiral of despair and she does the only thing she can think of. She runs away. Six months later, she’s back- but only for her best friend Tori’s wedding. Tori is marrying Logan’s older brother, Ethan (the couple from book 2 Reckless) so it’s not so easy to avoid him. It’s even harder to escape when she finds out she has nowhere to stay. Logan saves the day by taking her home with him. Logan doesn’t understand why Joey is reticent to stay with him, they’re best friends or they were until she ghosted him six months ago. It’s not long before Logan is wishing he could put the BFF tag behind them, as he’s seeing Joey in a totally new light. He doesn’t want to be just friends anymore- but he has secrets that hold him back, ones he doesn’t want to let go. Joey and Logan are an incredible couple, they share an amazing rapport and chemistry. Their story is a wonderful addition to the two previous books, sweet, funny and lighthearted most of the time, there is a little bit of drama that was well played which I did not see coming. I enjoyed seeing more from Ethan and Tori, Grandma Beth and the kids, as well as Kat and Brady.
MireleDouradoPauly 4 days ago
My heart is full and I have a fond smile on my face. This. Book. Is. Everything! First of all, I love this series. The characters, the stories, the feelings and the plots are all so wonderfully written. And I've been waiting for Joey and Logan's story since I finished the first two books. And it was so worth the wait. This book checked all the good boxes. First loves? check. Friends-to-lovers? check. angst? check. deep characters? check. all consuming love? check. characters's personal growth? check. amazing chemistry? check. loyalty? check. secrets? check. unshed tears? check funny moments? check. wonderful family with great banter? check and check. super sexy times? Check with a capital "C". secondary characters that add to the story but don't steal the main characters's thunder? check for all of them. The story was complete. And it was wonderful. Joey and Logan had this beautiful friendship for all their lives and even though we thought that Joey pined after Logan for so many years and was always unrequited, we start to realize that for so long the feelings were mutual, even if Logan wasn't ready to admit them. We get to see a deeper side of Logan we didn't know before and we see that there are so much more going on that we could ever imagine. Logan is loyal almost to a fault. He loves with his whole heart and most of the times he doesn't even know that. Joey is way stronger than she seems to be and she can face whatever is thrown at her, most of the times with a smile on her face. Logan might have taken Joey for granted in the past, but he's well aware that he's indispensable in his life. They are perfect together, they bring the best in each other, they root for eacht other, they respect each other and there is so much love it's fulfilling to watch. They thrived in each other's love! My eyes were glued to the book and my heart was so full. I was like a witness of how true love blossoms and it was a spectacle. As soon as I finished reading this book, I wanted to read it again. Bravo to the author.