Learning to Breathe AgainAuthor: Kelli Heneghan
Title: Learning to Breathe Again
Published On: April 6 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 247
Format: eBook, Print on Demand from Amazon
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Bayleigh Morrow just wants to hide from the world for a little while, recover from all the knocks she’s been taking lately. What better place than small-town Texas, where she can reconnect with her brother, meet her new sister-in-law, and just be left alone?
Jack Williams has no intention of ever falling in love again. One betrayal was enough for him. But when Bayleigh almost collapses in his office, he’s determined to help her and keep her safe.
Stranded by an ice storm, Jack is the only one there to pick up the pieces when she has a panic attack. Sparks begin to fly and flames ignite as these two love-wary souls find their way out of the darkness and learn to breathe again.

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Bayleigh tried to concentrate on his eyes and his words, but he was touching her. The panic was rising up inside and overtaking her. It didn’t matter that he was only trying to help. She was cornered, trapped. She couldn’t run away this time. Her breaths were short and choppy and her chest was tight. She could feel the blood pounding in her head.
“Can’t…breathe…” she wheezed out, her hands pushing on his chest, as her vision blurred from either the lack of oxygen or the tears running down her cheeks, she wasn’t sure which.
Please don’t let me pass out. I can’t protect myself if I pass out.
“Shit.” Jack’s own eyes went wide and then he shifted her higher in his arms and quickened his pace. He hurried to get her into the house, heading for kitchen and settled her onto of the chairs before turning to the cabinets, muttering under his breath.
Bayleigh leaned forward, hands on her thighs.
“Here.” Jack shoved a brown paper bag in her face. “You’re hyperventilating. Breathe into the bag.” He shook the bag to get her attention.

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About Kelli Heneghan

Kelli grew up all over the East Coast but her family finally settled in Cincinnati long enough for her to finish high school and college. She has always loved to read books and write her own stories. In high school, she used to pass around the latest chapter of the story she was writing for her friends to read. There is more than one high school teacher out there that can probably remember telling her to put the book down and pay attention to the lectures.
Graduating from the University of Cincinnati with her BS in Nursing, she left Ohio for Texas and the U.S. Army. She received a medical discharge for a knee injury, but was able to meet the man she’d one day call her husband first–thanks to some mutual friends who insisted they would perfect together. And what do you know–they are!
She continued to read books by the dozens and write her own stories. And then one day, a friend dared her to enter a contest. She didn’t win, but the feedback she received from the judges convinced her that maybe people were interested in the stories she wanted to tell.
She still lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two children and 2 dogs.