HeartBreaker by Magan Vernon

HeartBreaker is book two in the Heart Duet. Read my review of book one here.

 

Title: HeartBreaker
Series: Heart Duet #2
Author: Magan Vernon
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 6, 2019
Blurb
I’ve broken my fair share of hearts.

They don’t call me a former teen heartthrob for nothing.

Now, I’m a single dad and things are finally
looking up for me in life and love for that matter.
But then the ghost of Hollywood past showed up
at my doorstep. Now I have to decide if it’s time to go back to my old life,
for her, or if I keep it all in the past…for her.
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HeartBreaker is told from the Male POV

My review

After HeartThrob ended on a minor cliffhanger, I was excited to read this book to complete the duet. When we last saw Len and Rachel, everything was good until a teenager knocked on the door and introduced herself as Len’s daughter Cheyenne. HeartBreaker picks up right where that one left off, and we learn that this is the first time Len has ever met his daughter. She is the product of a one-time alcohol and drug fueled hookup between 18 year old Len and the actress who played his TV mother. Realizing he was in no shape to be a parent, and the fallout that would come to both their careers if the news was out, Len didn’t hesitate to sign away his parental rights and a NDA preventing him from even contacting the child.
Trish, Cheyenne’s mother, uses the promise of spending time with Cheyenne to lure Len to LA to guest on her current show and give her a ratings boost. Back doing the one thing he loved but thought he was done with, Len is riding the high and fielding offers that would reignite his acting career.
Len has a lot of choices to make – especially since any decision he makes will not only affect him but Cheyenne, Juniper, and Rachel.
This was a good conclusion to the duet, even though the HEA felt a little rushed to me. There was a lot of back and forth with Len and Rachel’s relationship – they were on, then off, then on, then I wasn’t quite sure what. Juniper as before was excellent comic relief (excerpt 1 below is a great example) and Cheyenne was an interesting addition to the family.
Book 1 was told through Rachel’s POV and this one is Len’s POV. I enjoyed seeing his thoughts as he realized Rachel was not just a mom and a girlfriend but a capable, smart businesswoman as well.
Definitely read this book, but be sure to get HeartThrob first to enjoy the entire story. Both are available in Kindle Unlimited, too.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥
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Playlist

Playlist for HeartThrob and HeartBreaker
(Don’t judge. You know you love some 90s Teen HeartThrobs)
·         I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys
·         Wonderwall by Oasis
·         Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
·         Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
·         MMMBop by Hanson
·         Give It To You by Jordan Knight
·         It’s Gonna Be May by NSync
·         All or Nothing by O-Town
·         Every Other Time by LFO
·         The Hardest Thing by 98 Degrees
·         What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
·         On The Way Down by Ryan Cabrera
·         Crazy For This Girl by Evan and Jaron
·         One Time by Justin Bieber
·         What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera
·         IDOL by BTS
·         Back Here by BB Mak
·         Stitches by Shawn Mendes
·         Sucker by Jonas Brothers
·         Boys In The Band by New Kids on The Block

 

Excerpt

As soon as I opened the front door, Juniper and the dog ran to each other like they were lifelong friends who hadn’t seen the other in years.
“Princess Cupcake, you’re here!” Juniper cooed, taking the little eight-pound spiky
brown-haired dog in her arms. She petted her behind her perky little ears, the
dog closing her eyes and panting in response.
“Princess Cupcake?” Roo asked.
I shrugged, looking up to see her and her sister both standing in the doorway.
I was afraid after our talk this afternoon that Rachel wouldn’t come. But seeing her
there had me smiling even wider.
“I guess Juniper and I may have to discuss a name change,” I said, stepping aside and letting everyone into the foyer.
“Come on, Princess Cupcake, come see my room.” Juniper and Ariana charged up the stairs. 
“Hey, be careful. A dog is a live animal, not a toy,” I yelled on deaf ears since the
girls had already ascended the stairs and rounded the corner in a flurry of giggles.
“I’d better check to make sure Squeaky, err, Princess Cupcake is okay,” Roo said before bounding up the stairs after the girls.
I waited a full five seconds before I wrapped my arms around Rachel, crushing my lips to hers. She stilled as her first reaction then slowly her body melted against mine. Her mouth parting as our tongues met. Her kisses were sweet like her vanilla lip gloss and strawberry bubblegum. I wanted to stay in that moment with her. To get lost in those lips. But reality slapped me back when she put her hands on my chest, gently pushing against me until she broke our kiss.
“As much as I enjoy that, I have a feeling there’s something else going on in that pretty blond head of yours. Like maybe you’re still thinking about L.A.?” She raised
her eyebrows.
I swallowed hard. “Maybe.”
She blinked. “So, is getting the dog a deciding factor and we’re just here for
moral support?” Her words trailed as she caught her swollen lip between her
teeth.
Letting out a deep breath, I leaned back, dropping my hands from her waist. “I don’t know, Rach. I’ll be honest. I’m still twisted about the whole thing. I guess I figured the dog would help make this decision.”
“Seriously? After everything earlier today and you still don’t know what you want.” She shook her head, muttering under her breath. 
I winced as if her words verbally slapped me. “I know. It’s hard to say no to Trish. It’s a great opportunity in L.A. for Juni and me.”

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Free in Kindle UnlimitedAuthor 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
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