Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Marie Harte

Author: Marie Harte
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Date of publication: August 2014

It’s lust-at-first-sight when Brody Singer first sees Abby Dunn. Abby looks a lot like a woman he once knew, one who died years ago. But Abby’s definitely different—shyer but sexier. 

Abby’s still trying to put her last disastrous relationship behind her and overcome the flaws her ex wouldn’t let her forget. But somehow Brody isn’t getting the hint. It doesn’t help that when writing her steamy novels, she keeps casting Brody as the hero. 

Only Abby can write her own ending—will she choose her own happily-ever-after, or stay safe in her shell.?

How to Handle a Heartbreaker is the second book in the McCauley Brothers series.  Brody is the unofficial 4th McCauley brother.  He is family in every way except blood to the family.  Abby is one of the roommates that lives next door to Mike McCauley.  Brody has been fascinated with her ever since she moved in to the house with her roommates.  

I loved these two together.  I thought they fit perfectly as they are both seeking acceptance for who they are.   Brody has lived with that tiny feeling in the back of his mind that he has never really fit into the McCauley's clan.  That f they really knew his background, they wouldn't accept him anymore.  I found his lack of confidence heartbreaking and was really rooting for him to see the truth.  I loved his "deep conversation" with Flynn.  Abby writes erotic novels, yet she hides it from most people by using a pseudonym.  I felt badly for her that she didn't feel confident enough to share her passion with her family and fans.  I loved what Brody did for her in the bookstore!  

I thought this was a great addition to the series.  I will admit that one of my favorite characters from the book was the dog.  Did the ever name him?  You'll have to read the book to find out!

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