Monday, July 27

Quote-Tastic: Heart Breaker by Harper Kincaid


Heart Breaker

Break On Through, #2
Harper Kincaid


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: July 28, 2015
Number of pages: 164
Word Count: 54,629
Cover Artist: Angela Waters

Available at the following retailers:
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Love wasn’t in the script…

Former man-eater Samantha Lockhart has been an actress long enough to be able to spot a smooth-talking player a mile away. Dark-haired, bourbon-eyed, a wicked smile…Kyle Masterson is one of the best.

From his bad-boy motorcycle boots to his good-ole-boy Southern drawl, everything about Kyle screams sex appeal. But after a tragedy hits close to home, Sam tries to convince herself she’s done with players on and off the stage.

Kyle, a V-twin-riding divorce attorney, has witnessed enough horror stories of love gone wrong to know that while women are welcome in his bed, they’re definitely not in his future. But once the petite, mercurial redhead catches his eye, he can’t think of anything—or anyone—else.

Sam’s trust doesn’t come easy, but the more time they spend together, the deeper they both fall. Yet just as they’re breaking through each other’s barriers, someone who doesn’t like being upstaged makes a deadly play of his own. And if Sam refuses, she may not be able to breathe a word to anyone… ever.

Warning: Contains a small-town thespian who isn’t easily fooled and a lawyer with a weakness for V-twin engines and sassy redheads.
I chose this quote because it gives quite a bit of Sam's personality in just a few lines.

Quote: 
“Like to meet my boy Kyle?” Jackson asked, redirecting my attention.

I held Jackson’s eyes, then softly replied, “Jackson, I just finally got my ass out of my house after practically being a shut-in, grieving mess for seven months. Don’t you think it’s too soon for, um, even me to be hooking up with one of your friends?”

Jackson’s face fell. “Not like me to push, Sam.” One of his hands came up to rub down his face and the back of his neck . “I don’t know what I was thinkin’.”

“You’re a good man, Jackson, one who’s fallen hard for one of the best women I know.”

Jackson looked across the room to find Lauren standing at the edge of it, and watched her watching everyone else at the party. His focused blue eyes immediately went soft and warm, with a hint of a smile growing.

“Falling in love’s one of the best rides out there,” I continued. “Makes sense you’d want to see a friend out of suffering and into some joy for a change. It’s beautiful you’d want that for me. But I’m, well, I’m not…”

“You’re not ready. I get it,” he interrupted. “Actually, if I wanted to give you a forever, Kyle’s the last man I’d pick.”

Jessica’s body gave a little jolt. “Well then, definitely do not introduce him to my sister. I’m finally getting her to think about more serious dating choices and you want to hook her star up with one of your man-whore friends? Uh—” she narrowed her eyes at him and got in his face, “— no. Not gonna happen.”

I ignored my sister, wondering where he was going with this. “Oh really? Do tell.”

Jackson’s hands fell on his hips as he looked to the side. He tilted his head back and replied, “Honestly? Kyle’s the shit… salt of the earth to his friends and one of the smartest guys I know.” Then he sighed and shook his head. “But he’s fucked in the head when it comes to women. You want a good time, shake the dust off, he’s your man. Anything else? Fuckin’ run, don’t walk.” 


Review: 

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Rule Breaker, so I was totally up for another round in Ms. Kincaid's Break On Through world. The characters in this story are connected to Lauren and Jackson from book one. As a matter of fact, they actually meet at Lauren and Jackson's Superbowl party from book one.

Sam is finally coming out the other side of the grief for her parents that has laid her low these last 7 months. Before their death, she was a bit of a player, happy to play the field, with no intentions of settling down. But now, she is looking for more, something like her parents had. Kyle would have been what she was looking for 7 months ago, but now... not so much.

Kyle is an intriguing character. He has hyperthymesia, leading to some interesting and unique quirks and foibles. I was a little disappointed in Kyle, due to some asshattedness that takes place early on. Thankfully, he did learn from it and fully redeemed himself in my eyes. Dontcha love a man that can be taught? *wink*

I liked that Sam was a strong, independent female, but she wasn't stupid with it. When she runs into some troubles and is given sound advice for her protection, she doesn't run out defying good sense. She listens and attempts to follow it. Shocking, yes? I also liked that she was doing rehab work on her home herself, showing that women can be just as capable as men. Kyle doesn't immediately try to step in and stop her from doing her thing. He supports her and protects her, but doesn't try to smother her. These two worked really well together.

Overall, this was a great read. Sam and Kyle complemented each other and made a cute couple. I am looking forward to Sam's sister and Kyle's friends story... because it is obvious there's a story brewing. I gave this book 4 stars.

Thanks to Netgalley and Samhain Publishing for the opportunity to read and review the book.

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2 comments:

  1. She's one I do want to try. I love that cover. Caught my eye a while back. Yay for them being great reads :D

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    1. I am totally digging this series. I really want her sister's story. There are hints at the end and it sounds wickedly outrageous. I can't go into more info about the pairing because I think it could spoiler this one, just a bit.

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