by P. Dangelico

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What happens when a single mother is forced to live with a grumpy, ailing football star? The smolder turns red hot of course.

Amanda Shaw has pulled it together.

It's taken a couple of years, a boatload of hard work, and a ton of self-discipline, but she finally has her problems in a headlock.

Her yoga studio in the city has become so successful she's opening one near the beach, and her relationship with her ten year old son is improving every day.

The last thing she needs is a monkey wrench thrown into her smoothly running life.

Grant Hendricks is one big monkey wrench.

The four time Defensive Player of the Year, three time NFL sack leader, and all around football god has officially hit rock bottom.

A devastating back injury means he may have to retire and that scares him more than doctors telling him the next hit could leave him paralyzed. All he needs is a quiet place to think and his teammate's beach house sounds like just the place.

Problem is, the woman already living there.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161778272
Publisher: P. Dangelico
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Series: Hard To Love , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 47,786
File size: 683 KB

About the Author

Paola Dangelico loves romance in all forms, pulp fiction, the NY Jets, and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse poop). She was born in Milan Italy, grew up in New Jersey watching her father paint the covers of bestselling romance authors like Danielle Steel and Amanda Quick, and after a long stint on the left coast returned to the right coast to write about finding love in a modern world.

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Bulldozer 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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Loved the slow burn of this story.
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Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Bulldozer by P. Dangelico is the third book in her Hard To Love series. A contemporary romance told in single POV, a standalone and a happily ever after this book was awesome-sauce and then some. Amanda Shaw is a single mom, successful in her Yoga business partnership with her best friend and ready to open their satellite studio in the Hamptons. Thank goodness her brother, retired NFL footballer Calvin Shaw, has a home here where she and her son can stay while she oversees the renovations and grand opening. What she does NOT expect is the entirely fully naked gloriousness of one Grant Hendricks in the kitchen when she thought the place was empty. One 911 call later and he is still naked and now not overly pleased with the situation. Grant Decker is taking a break for the summer. From Practice while he is recovering from spinal surgery, from his home in the Hamptons to avoid the paparazzi, and he thought, from people in general until his teammate's sister and son arrive and interrupt his lazy beer drinking, wandering around naked days. Powerful emotions, funny situations, strong emotional characters with honest flaws that you can still love. This story was well-paced and well-written and this author is definitely holding a spot on my fave authors list! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
273 pages. I really enjoyed this book and will buy another from this author.
BeckyRendon More than 1 year ago
Enemies to lovers...yes please. Big hulking football player with an attitude...claps with glee. Single mom at her wits end...I can understand. Put them in the same house...oh yeah. Bulldozer is a slow burn and then well, once that fire catches...hot damn. But don't let that slow you down because you are sure to get an "eyeful".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made late to work. It has a lot of humor and is full of heart. It is a complete story with great characters . I will read this author again.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
My first read of this particular series from P. Dangelico. I enjoy the writing and the characters. I find Amanda to be a strong worthy single mother that was getting her chance to have it all. She had to step over a few hurdles and make things happen for herself but it was still just as satisfying. Grant was the athlete that did not want to end it all this way. He needed time to get things into perspective. Time at the beach would do some good. Right? Well sometimes the good is how you look at things. Amanda and Grant gave the game the shot it needed. Now, I must go back and read the others in the series. No. I do not need them to relate to this story. It a desire to see more of this series.
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
First, I just have to say how much I adore the titles of the books in P. Dangelico’s Hard to Love series; they perfectly embody how the scenes play out between each story’s hero and heroine while also offering insights into the male lead’s personality, and Bulldozer epitomizes who Grant Hendricks was as the four time Defensive Player of the Year and three time NFL sack leader and how both Amanda and Grant seem to clear away the pain of their respective pasts and reshape their present in the best possible ways…at least after Grant realizes that the solitude he sought is not actually what he needs to heal and a certain neighbor and her son just might be the Flawed characters who understand their faults and attempt to learn from their mistakes are my favorite ones to read about because they seem more genuine and willing to see things from all different perspectives. Amanda Shaw is such a character and witnessing her tackle her problems and ensure that her son doesn’t suffer anymore from her choices and actions made me her biggest fan…it also helps that she doesn’t take any guff from Grant and feels comfortable putting him in his place despite the fact that he could literally bowl her over with his pristine and naked body, which if I’m being honest…I wouldn't mind one bit;) I’ve always been interested in understanding what happens to professional athletes when they retire, willingly or not, and Dangelico provides a glimpse into that world due to Grant’s forced retirement. It has to be difficult for a man who has had such a successful career be required to give it up or else risk lasting and irreparable injuries. The fact that Grant is none too happy with the situation he finds himself in makes sense, but his grouchy demeanor towards Amanda when they first meet makes my initial perception of him quite different from what I end up feeling about him once their story is finished. The fact that Dangelico doesn’t force anything between Grant and Amanda until they’re both ready for it fits their circumstances perfectly. It’s definitely a slow burn kind of story but that pace didn’t bother me because I was able to witness both characters transforming into the best versions of themselves and their journey to a happy ending is one abrasive, sassy, hilarious, tender, and romantic ride. 4.5 Poison Apples
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
After suffering a life altering injury on the field Grant Hendricks has hit an all time low, sure he has had injuries before and bounced back from them, but this one is different, this one is going to leave a lasting effect on his life. One that could change everything for him, and take away the one thing he has always wanted to do and be, a football player. The doctors tell him this might be the injury that takes him away from the game permanently, one wrong hit and he's out. He isn't ready to accept that fact, football is his life, and he isn't about to walk away from it now, while he is in his prime. Hearing this news causes him to slip into a depressed state, he needs time to think and heal, so he retreats to his buddies ocean side property and plans to sulk a while. But his peace and quiet is about to be disturbed by a feisty and highly stubborn yoga instructor, and her rambunctious ten year old son. The moment he meets Amanda Shaw she knocks his carefully constructed private life off it's axis, it is frustrating as heck to have her around, constantly poking her nose into his business. He just wanted to be alone for a while, watch the waves, drown in his sorrows, and hide away from he world. But the more time he spends with Amanda and her son, the more he really starts to enjoy having them around. Maybe there is life for him outside of football after all? Bulldozer is one of those reads that has the power to break your heart with its words, and heal you with them in the same token. Between the pages of this one you will meet two deeply wounded souls, who would rather inflict pain on themselves, than to face their pasts head on. Both come from broken homes, have skeletons in their closets that constantly torture them, and both believe that their just not meant for love. But love has another thing coming for both of them, little by little they unknowingly weave themselves into one another's lives and begin to help each other overcome their pasts. And somewhere along the way love begins to sneak into their hearts too, and boy was it fun to watch them try to fight it every step of the way... these two are as stubborn as they come, which means loads of angst and heated banter!! I loved every word of this one, it spoke to me on so many levels, each page was littered with palpable feeling, it was so good for the soul! Highly recommend you get your hands on this one, it is contemporary romance at it's best!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
BBBGirlsBlog More than 1 year ago
Swoony, sexy deliciousness! Ms. Dangelico has hit another winner with this one. Bulldozer is book 3 in the Hard to Love series. Although this book contains characters introduced in previous books, it stands perfectly on its own. For fans of the series, single mom Amanda is Cal's sister from Wrecking Ball. She has certainly had her problems in the past, but has definitely cleaned up her act. She is a small business owner/entrepreneur looking to open a satelllite location of her yoga studio in the Hamptons. Since her brother owns a house there her plan is to spend the summer there with her son, Sam, to get the business rolling. The house should be unoccupied but when she arrives she is in for a surprise. That surprise is in the form of Cal's football teammate, Grant Hendricks. Also thinking the house is empty, he is recovering from a football injury and would like to do so in peace, thank you very much. This would definitely be classified as a slow burn romance. But when the romance does come? Super explosive! Super swoony! Grant is a miserable jerk at first and it takes a while for his soft, sweet underbelly to show but when it does.... look out! Every woman needs a Grant in her life! My heart was giddy! And Amanda...I admired her constant push to be the best she could be. For herself and for Sam. She learned from her past mistakes and endeavored always to be a better person. Great writing here as well. Very enjoyable! Reviewed by: Jamie B.
CeeCeeHouston More than 1 year ago
4.5 Broodingly sexy stars. Take one ballsy, independent single mom, add her shy, cute but smart kid, mix vigorously with a almost always naked, gorgeous, but grumpy hunk of an NFL player and what do you get? Bulldozer, that’s what. This frenemies to lovers story was a slow burning tale of insta-hate, hiding as lust/love but it took Grant Hendricks a little while to come out of his hardened shell enough to start talking and becoming friends with Amanda Shaw. Amanda came to the Hamptons to open a satellite studio to her main yoga place, The Bend, in Manhattan, she just wanted a quiet summer with her son and got more than she bargained for on her first day. From then on she and Grant were at loggerheads, fighting and sniping at each other but the underlying current of attraction was always apparent beneath the surface. If it hadn’t been for little Sam acting as an inadvertent go-between, I’m not sure how this story would have ended. Grant was a brooding, tough as nails, hard-a**ed injured athlete who just wanted to be left alone. But, Sam brought him out of his self-imposed exile and they formed an unbreakable friendship. Amanda took a little longer to warm up to this hulk of a man. She had a lot on her plate already with opening a new yoga studio and fighting with Sam’s long absent father who wants to spend more time with his son. Sam just wanted to hang out with his new best friend and his dog. Grant was slowly coming out of his shell and seeing Amanda through fresh eyes. As they grew closer he had a difficult time admitting what he wanted. He had baggage from his past and wasn’t expecting to settle down. Fate had other ideas, but when it comes to making the right choice between love or his job, what will he do? I loved these two. They were combative, and sexy and at times funny too. But, it was Sam who really made the story and his interactions with everyone in the book made it so much more real. There were some heart-wrenching moments that he shared with both Amanda and Grant. They all burrowed into my heart and have stayed there ever since.
Loupy More than 1 year ago
Once again P. Dangelico has written an amazing “Slow-Burn” storyline that is sexy, sassy and funny. Plus both the main and supporting characters will grab your heart and feel like family by the books end. And, if that isn’t enough we also get appearances from old friend, an adorable young boy named Sam and a loving canine named Roxy. This is Grant and Amanda’s story and everything from start to finish is a breath of fresh air. From the comical day they meet, when she calls the cops on the naked man standing in the kitchen of her brother’s home to the sassy banter between them as the try to figure out how to co-inhabit her brother's home for the summer, you’ll be continually drawn into their story. This is a wonderful book that I highly recommend grabbing up ASAP. 2 Thumbs Up for a fun series and a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's rare that I don't have anything to say about a book, good or bad but this was just so fabulous that I can't find the words. This has everything you could ever want in a P. Dangelico novel, a cute kid called Sam, a daft dog called Roxy a former model, former alcoholic, single mom called Amanda and a huge, beautiful, grumpy, permanently naked, injured football player called Grant. Amanda and her best friend own a yoga studio in New York which is a raging success with the wealthy elite, they want to capitalise on their success by opening a second studio in the Hamptons during the summer, when all their customers move out to their summer homes. Amanda and Sam have moved into her big brother Calvin's (from Wrecking Ball) home in the Hamptons while she supervises the construction work and opens the studio. What Amanda doesn't know is that Cal has let his team mate Grant Hendricks stay at his home in the Hamptons while he recovers from spinal surgery. Sharing a 10 bedroom house shouldn't be a problem, right? If only Grant could remember to wear clothes - Amanda reckons she's seem more of his body than anyone other than,maybe, his proctologist and she doesn't want her 10 year old son to be exposed (pun intended) to random male nudity, even if it is one of the most luscious bodies she has ever seen. This had everything you could ever want from a romance, it's funny, it's sweet, it's full of sexy guys (well one incredibly sexy guy - so sexy there's no room for any more), it has a cute kid and a cute dog, there's action, drama and a little bit of angst. I loved it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.