Aug 1, 2015

Heart Breaker by Harper Kincaid Review

Break on Through, #2
(July 28, 2015,  Samhain Publishing)

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.

After Samantha and Jess lost both their parents in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Sam turned into herself, gave up her life as an actress and basically shut herself inside her parents’ home, under the guise of redecorating it to sell. But what she really did was fall apart and was unable to cope with the world. Eight months later her sister Jess dragged her out to a friend’s party, where she met Kyle. Kyle pursued Sam hard, until the night she finally gave in, only to be left the next morning with a note and cab fare.
But then after A LOT of negotiation, Sam takes Kyle back! While you think they would head off to their Happily Ever After! That would be a big NOPE! But when Sam is attacked and abducted, will Kyle save her in time?
As this is the second book I am reviewing that was written by Harper Kincaid, I was excited to get stuck in. But Heart Breaker is not as it would seem, the tone of the book is very different; the plot is a lot darker and the characters harsher. But the storyline and writing were superb! And the story just sucked me right in!
I give Heart Breaker 9 out of 10.

A woman with the heart of a revolutionary,
The mind of a pragmatist,
And the inappropriate humor of your tipsy BFF...

Born in California and raised in South Florida, I've moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on my head ever since. Along the way, I've worked as a community organizer, a professional matchmaker, an art teacher, a popular blogger, and a crisis counselor (to name a few). All the while, longing to have the guts and follow-through to do what I really wanted: to write and become a published author. That wish has finally come true and I am tickled pink with glitter over this good piece of fortune.

What else? Hmm...I love indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, wearing black because it's slimming, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds),and making those close to me laugh 'til they snort. I'm a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but have now happily settled in the cutest lil' town, Vienna, Virginia.

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