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Bulldozer (Hard to Love #3) by P. Dangelico

Bulldozer Book Cover Bulldozer
Hard to Love #3
P. Dangelico
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
November 12th, 2018

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.

You know the drill, folks. This book is chock full of naughty words and steamy moments. Not for delicate sensibilities and anyone under 18.

Jenny’s Review

I’ve been dying to read this author, and I finally did….. Kicking myself it wasn’t sooner!!!!

This is a bulldozer of a story. It totally rolls over you and you slowly burn burn burn until the end when finally, finally your smile will light up the entire room.
And the cover to this book, ummm hello hotness

I totally enjoyed this story. Amanda and Grant are such complex characters that worm their way into your heart. They love hard, they love with their whole hearts and it isn’t love that is so freely handed out. Oh heck no. It’s guarded, it’s sheltered, it’s love that is waiting for exactly the right person. To go on the journey with these two characters, along with Sam and Roxy, was simply breathtaking at times. I was swept away with this story, couldn’t wait to get to the end to finally put out the burning in my heart.

Hands down a book I recommend to you romance readers that love a good frenemies to lovers book with a super sweet HEA.


Megan’s Review

“I’ve made mistakes, more than my share. But Grant? He’s the right to all my wrongs.”

Bulldozer is my second book by P. Dangelico and I am absolutely loving her writing and the characters she creates. I have to go back and read some of her back catalogue because if they are half as good as Bulldozer, then I know I am in for a treat. This story was just the perfect amount of fun, sexy feels and slow burning romance to keep me captivated throughout.

The first meeting between Amanda and Grant was probably one of the most memorable and hilarious first meetings I can recall reading in recent times. It was just written impeccably with the perfect combination of awkwardness and laugh out loud humor.

Amanda is such a sweetheart and cares a lot for her son Sam. She has made some mistakes in her life, but she owned up to them and is making an effort to better her life for her son. She has no idea what is install for her when she meets grumpy NFL star Grant Hendricks.

A career ending injury has wounded Grant deeper than anything else in his life. The thought of not playing football again scares him to death and as a result, has become super grumpy and has built up a massive metaphorical fortress to shield himself from the world. Little does he know Amanda is the one woman who can break down those walls he’s built up and reveal the beautiful man inside.

One of the things I loved most about Bulldozer was the slow build up and development of Amanda and Grant and the anticipation of their fiery relationship turning into something quite remarkable and intense.

I tend to love my enemies to lovers stories to be jam packed full of angst which adds to the anticipation and I love nothing more than the push and pull that comes along with this trope. Even though Bulldozer was low on the angst, I still enjoyed it all the same and highly recommend.