Losing My Breath by J. Rose Black

Callan is a former Special Forces marine. 

He suffers from PTSD and spends most of his time silently helping people around him and avoiding life in general. He is antisocial and a bit of a grump, happy with a very secluded life in his little bubble.

That all changes when he gets a new neighbour. Meridian is bubbly, full of life and not afraid to put herself out there.

Despite the rocky start, there is undeniable chemistry between them. And although he tries his best to stay away from her, she slowly makes her way into his heart.

But romance isn't all that easy. He is plagued by PTSD and flashbacks and refuses to open up. But Meridian isn't backing down.

Losing My Breath is a military romance, full of funny and romantic moments and a whole lot of spice. It also shows how it is to live with PTSD and how it affects the person's daily life, as well as those who love them.

book info
November 8, 2023
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A Marine never says die.
Neither does his princess.
Battle lines are drawn when sheltered debutante Meridian Daly moves across the hall from grumpy former special forces Marine Callan Brand. Situated a bit closer than advertised to ‘crime alley’, Meridian’s neighbor finds himself grudgingly guarding the pampered princess out of habit. But with her sharp wit and killer curves, he can’t help but surrender to temptation…

When their relationship evolves from casual courtship to something more, Callan finds that Meridian’s already discovered his closely-guarded secret. But can he let go of his pride, and tell her the whole truth of who he is and what he’s done—in the name of honor and country?

As Callan’s scars start to reveal themselves, his life spirals beyond the careful control that’s helped him survive—and kept those he cares about safe.

From him.

But this tough-in-a-tiara princess won’t back down, even in Callan’s darkest hours. And Meridian just might prove to be more tenacious than a never-say-die Marine!

about the author
J. Rose Black weaves stories about obsession, redemption, and the transcendental power of love. From her early days writing fanfiction for a passionate following of international readers, to crafting novels with her own characters, Rose has always been drawn to broody protectors and plucky, no-nonsense women ready to fight for what they believe in.

When Rose isn’t deeply immersed in her latest manuscript, she’s working in cyber security and thwarting the next generation of internet bad guys. Out of the office, she’s #Shipping with friends over her favorite, swoon-worthy couples, heading to the gym to battle the great evil that is Unmovable Baby Weight, or complaining about her husband’s addiction to 3D printing. Also: nagging her children to eat something other than cheese.

To learn more about Rose’s stories and the characters and worlds visited in this book, check out her website: https://jroseblack.com

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  1. Thank you so much for being a tour host! And I very much appreciate the kind review. ❤️

    1. Thanks for stopping by. :) I loved reading the book!


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