Heart Throb by Magan Vernon

 

 

Title: HeartThrob
Series: Heart Duet #1
Author: Magan Vernon
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 2019
Blurb
He was just another dad at my daughter’s school.
Another very hot, former teen heartthrob dad.
One I couldn’t get involved with.
Lennox Reign was the hottest teen star over fifteen years ago. Now,
he’s staring me daggers across the principal’s office.
Not my fault my daughter got in trouble the first day of school and I
seem to have ‘bad mom’ stamped on my forehead.
But now not only do I have to see Lennox and his very grown-up body now
at school drop off, but we’re working together on the school bake sale.
If he could just stop being a brooding heartbreaker for like two
seconds.
He says he wants to keep the past in the past and move forward with his
life, but the closer we get and the more I uncover, the more I can’t help
falling for the former actor.
The one who I know could easily break me.
And he will.
***
HeartThrob is told from the Female POV

My review:

First: Cliffhanger warning! This is book one of a two-part duet; this one is from Rachel’s point of view and part 2 is from Lennox’s point of view.
Rachel is a single mother who has moved in with her parents to save money as she rebuilds her life and business after divorce. On her daughter Ariana’s first day at a new private school, she makes friends with another girl in her class and they accidentally clog the classroom bathroom’s toilet and cause a flood resulting in a visit to the principal’s office. Rachel is surprised to see the father of the friend is Lennox Reign, former teen heartthrob and object of Rachel’s teenage crush. Despite their daughters becoming best friends, Rachel and Lennox can’t seem to get along. When they are paired together to head the school’s bake sale fundraiser, though, things start to change between them. Until a misunderstanding goes viral and changes everything.
I did enjoy this book, even though there was no resolution and a new plot twist was introduced on the last page. I know the second book is coming soon so I can be patient. Maybe.
Rachel is a great character. She’s sassy and independent and a fantastic mother. Her ex-husband was horrible but when she finally stands up to him I was cheering her on. Lennox helped her to see how the ex was treating her and that was an invaluable lesson no matter the outcome of their relationship. The girls are adorable third graders. I was also pleasantly surprised by Amy’s character. I was anticipating her to be a “Mean Girls mommy” but she ended up completely opposite of that and a good friend to Rachel.
I can’t wait to read the conclusion to this story. If part 2 is as good as part 1 we will not be disappointed.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Purchase LinksAMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited

Excerpt

“Well, accidents happen, Mr. Reign. You weren’t the only one
called out of work, and I’m sure the girls both learned their lesson.” I forced
a smile, hoping he’d drop the hard-ass look.
No such luck.
I glanced at the principal out of the corner of my eye, hoping she’d have something to say. But before she could even open her mouth, the guy spoke again.
“Yes, we can hope this doesn’t happen again. Make sure your daughter knows that.”
I whipped my head around. “Excuse me? You think my daughter, out of the blue, on her first day, decided ‘Hey, let’s try and unclog a toilet and flood the bathroom!’” 
He smirked, the only crack in his exterior. “Never happened before with my daughter and she’s been going here since preschool.”
This guy had some nerve.
“Yeah, well, people change. Not everyone can solve kids’ problems in twenty minutes with a laugh track.” The words flew out of my lips before I could take them back.
I really needed to learn how to use a filter.
“You really just used a sitcom line?” He raised an eyebrow.
“Well, you are Lennox Reign, aren’t you? Former poster boy, even with your own milk mustache campaign? I’m sure you raised enough hell as a teen star,” I spat.
He shook his head, blowing a breath of air out of his nose as he muttered, “Un-fucking-believable.”
Finally, the principal walked around her desk, putting her hands out. “Okay, I think that’s enough. Both of your daughters have been given a warning, and we will make sure this doesn’t happen again. Okay? No need for language.”
“You’re right, Ambro. Sorry for getting out of hand,” Lennox said, offering her a smile but not even glancing in my direction.
Ass.

 

Author Bio

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch. Find her online at www.maganvernon.com
Author Links

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s