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by Stacey Kennedy

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Handcuffs aren't just part of their job in this sizzling new standalone romance by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.

Veteran cop, Maddox Hunt, is all about the job. Sure, there are women-lots of women, truth be told-but there's no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O'Neil is assigned to his division. Suddenly,


Handcuffs aren't just part of their job in this sizzling new standalone romance by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.

Veteran cop, Maddox Hunt, is all about the job. Sure, there are women-lots of women, truth be told-but there's no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O'Neil is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her.

Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he's nothing but a distraction. Especially since he's as devastatingly handsome as she remembers, and his sexy smile arrests her heart.

Now that Joss is back in Maddox's life, he has a plan: satisfy her fantasies and fulfill his every dark desire. Nothing is off limits. Her pleasure is the endgame . . . but even the best-laid plans have a way of falling apart. Despite his best attempts to keep his distance and have things remain only about the pleasure, Maddox soon finds himself breaking the only law he's set for himself. Don't fall in love.

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Stacey Kennedy
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Heartbreaker (Filthy Dirty Love) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Ratula_Bookgasms 5 months ago
Whenever I read a Stacey Kennedy novel I KNOW I'm in for an outstanding read. The men are alpha, the women are sassy and the sexy times: GOOD LORD are they #STEAMY. Not since this author's Club Sin series have I had to fan myself while reading. This novel was absolutely amazing! This novel opens up with a bang (literally.) Joss O'Neil and Maddox Hunt have an instant sexual connection at a club and decide to have sex in the club restroom. What follows is one of the sexiest scenes EVER. You can just feel their chemistry coming off the pages in spades!! It was electrifying! Maddox is a dominant alpha man and before delivering on the one million promises in his eyes, makes it known that this a one time thing because he doesn't come back for seconds. Fast forward to a year later and lo and behold, who transfers to Lieutenant Hunt's police station but his memorable one night stand, rookie police officer Joss O'Neil. Now what happens when this UBER hot couple sees and feels the connection they still have with one another? Will Maddox break his commitment issues and see Joss as his perfect match or will Joss realize she deserves better than a man who can't commit? You NEED to read this book to find out! I absolutely loved this novel. I loved the steamy times and the way Joss handled Maddox. In the bedroom, he might have had control but this spitfire sure as hell gave as good as she got and knew how to keep this alpha on his toes. I also loved that Joss and Maddox were just so real. Here were two people who didn't expect to ever see each other again but who thought about that one night constantly over the past year. The question is: could they both find it in themselves to get over their own personal issues before taking a chance on each other? *GAH*. This was just such a fantastic novel and I'm soo excited about the next book in the series! We need Grey's book ASAP! 4.5 Stars!
BookReview4you 3 months ago
4.5 Stars 'Heartbreaker' by Stacey Kennedy is book One in the "Filthy Dirty Love" series. This is the story of Maddox and Joss. Maddox is a season cop but only has one night stands. Doesn't do second nights or dates. Joss has just gotten out of police training and is now working under Maddox. Both are fighting their attraction that actually started a year ago when they met at a bar. Neither knew the other person name and they had a quickie in the bathroom. But the memory has been in both of their minds and they can't get over the hot, exciting encounter they had. Joss had just broken up with her boyfriend of six years when she had her sexual encounter with Maddox and to this day she still is holding a grudge against that relationship. Vowing to near get involved for long term again. When they meet that year later, they both at first don't acknowledge their first meeting. Maddox still wants her but wonders if he can trust her know that he is her boss. This was a really hot and exciting read! I enjoyed reading how these two were coming together and getting over their past. I loved the epilogue..it always such a please when the author puts one in...like a 'cherry on top'.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 3 months ago
MORE PLEASE! Filthy, dirty, raw, consuming, devastating, alluring, encompassing love. IT (love) has its own way of making up for lost time and taking over every plan laid before it. One hot sweat, steamy, lusty night turns in to just a fantasy or lost dream. That was until the day the two collided once again. Joss and Maddox have some unfinished business to take care of and it has nothing to do with the paperwork. It safe for me to say that this one leaves skid marks blazing with fire in them. This read will sear you on both sides (inside and outside). Pick it up and read it. This was rich and intense with passion, demons, struggles, and pain. Kennedy has me wrapped up tight. Devoted reader looking for the next installment in this series.
2kasmom 4 months ago
Maddox & Joss have an incredible encounter. Then they end up working together. Neither one wanting forever out of it. What could happen if they give in and try for more? Joss has a lot to lose if she gets caught with the local playboy. Her job could be on the line, as well as her reputation. They must decide if they are willing to risk this much to be together. Seriously hot romance book! I was wondering for a bit there if my reader was going to catch fire. Very well written, with a pace that is quick and pleasant. I loved the characters together and was rooting for them. I cannot wait to see what will come next in the Filthy Dirty Love series. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
TheSassyBookster 4 months ago
4.5 stars Wow. This book should come with a warning label. Or maybe some fans at the point of purchase. Because it's so hot! Once again, Ms. Kennedy knocks this one out of the park with a really fantastic story, very great characters, and sizzling hot chemistry. Two strangers, one unforgettable sexual encounter. One year later that attraction is still as potent as ever, but the stakes are very high this time as both their jobs and reputations could be on the line if things went sideways between them. Soon, sex only is not enough and Joss wants more, but Maddox never made her any promises and walking away is the only way to avoid getting her heart broken. The connection between Joss and Maddox was explosive and breath-stealing and I expected a lot of drama and angst from this story but there was very little. Both Joss and Maddox were very mature about the way they handled their relationship and communicated their needs to each other, which I loved. They were also genuine and really likable. Maddox is the stuff of daydreams, hot as sin and also a really nice guy, well-liked and respected by many. Joss is a really great character, down to earth, easygoing but also very independent. I really liked that they were both honest about what they wanted and not afraid to walk away or reach out for more when what they had was no longer enough. Their growth both individually and as a couple was really fun to watch and that epilogue was too cute for words. I loved everything about this book and I'm really excited about the rest of the series. If you are looking for a spicy hot read, then this is one place to start. Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Nini12563 5 months ago
So freaking good! The interaction between Maddox and Joss was sizzling hot! I loved their best friends, Grey and Emilia, as well. Way too funny! The sexy parts, though I'm thinking the whole book was just one big sexy part, were tingling in all the right places. Great job, Stacey. So, when's the next one out?
aprilrenee1976 5 months ago
Complex and Emotional Love #Heartbreaker WOW!! This book starts out in a hot and sexy way. It’s a flash back to the past when Joss O’Neil threw all sense out and had hot sex with a man she just met in the bathroom of a bar. It was a fantastic one night stand in a bar , and it wasn’t repeated. She never saw this guy again and so the story fast forwards one year later and she ends up seeing her one night stand –he is her new boss - Lieutenant Maddox "Heartbreaker" Hunt. Maddox Hunt is a one and done type of guy. He doesn’t go back for seconds and he especially wouldn’t risk his career for another roll with a female co worker but when it comes to Joss O’Neil, he is thinking of throwing his rules aside and going back for more with her. Their passion cannot be denied as they continue to be around each other and they decide to engage in a sexual affair only. But with these two, they refuse to admit their hearts are involved. Soon lines are being crossed and for Joss that can end in only one way…..PAIN and HEARTBREAK The story moved along seamlessly and this was a fantastic plot. I loved their job and getting to see them doing it. Police officers always have this hard job and actually reading about that struggle was great and seeing them balance that along with their relationship-awesome. Maddox is a good man who struggles with being the boss and being the man. He wants his lady but doesn’t know if he can have her while Joss just wants to be with the man she loves and struggles with will they ever get to show their love and other angsty things. The dynamic at play in their relationship was awesome. This is a great start to a new series and I cannot wait to read the next book. My Rating: 4.6 stars ***** "I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous 5 months ago
A sizzling sexy read! Every woman breaking into a man’s world wants to avoid the shadow of doubt created by a relationship to a supervisor. Cops are no different. Joss, daughter of a police officer worked damn hard to be at the top of her class in the police academy. After her boyfriend of six years dumps her, she decides to throw caution to the wind and have a one-night stand. When she walks into the precinct, fresh out of field training, her lieutenant happens to be her blast from the past. Only neither one of them can let the past rest. Maddox, abandoned by his mother as a youngster, has grown into a hard man. Devastatingly sexy, dominant, and in lust with one of his new rookies. His rules dictate he never goes back for seconds… This was an incredible read. Stacey Kennedy has an absolute flare for keeping great tension between Joss and Maddox. This isn’t just a romance, the author gives an insight into things that officers deal with, have to cope with, yet does so in a way that kept me riveted. I love books that delivers surprises, and Ms. Kennedy delivers…in spades. There was plenty of action and real-life scenarios that made this a wonderful read. My only complaint, I want the author to write faster—I want more. Five stars.
Nicolerko 5 months ago
This one is a good hot read. It gets quite steamy because Maddox has kinky side to him that awakens deep desires in Joss. Maddox has rules he never breaks, but something about Joss calls to him.If they start something it would be forbidden because of their careers in the force, but the attraction burns too bright to denied. The characters were great in this one.I liked Maddox's friend Grey. There is great chemistry between Maddox and Joss. One night in a night club will change Joss's life forever. I really liked the epilogue.
Janet_Reads 5 months ago
Heartbreaker is a little bit kinky and a little bit sweet making it a satisfying love story. Joss O’Neil has always followed the rules but threw caution to the wind and had an unforgettable anonymous one night stand in a bar's bathroom. A year later she’s beginning a new career as a police officer and is shocked to discover her one night stand is now her new boss -Lieutenant Maddox "Heartbreaker" Hunt. Maddox (Mad) is a one-and-done type of guy, but he hasn’t been able to forgot the sizzling interlude with Joss. He still wants her and would consider going back for a second taste, but he knows it would be madness to start anything with someone who works for him. Neither can deny they want another night - or two - and they agree to an affair but also agree that no one at the department can ever know. Of course, their sexual relationship begins as just a casual fling, but Joss finds herself wanting more from the man with a reputation for breaking hearts. Heartbreaker is an enjoyable book with a nice balance of sexy and romantic. Maddox is kinky but not anything too crazy, and he is a sweet guy who just has a hard time imagining himself ever committed to one woman. I am eagerly awaiting Ms. Kennedy’s next book in the Filthy Dirty Love series. ARC provided by the author’s publicist, but no one made me write this review and my opinions are honest and my own.
shortsassyblog 5 months ago
3.5 stars Heartbreaker was a crazy hot story about 2 cops. The veteran, Maddox Hunt and the rookie, Joss O’Neil. Joss and Maddox have a hot romp in a club a while back, then moved on... or have they? Seems like neither has gotten over they time together. But everyone knows Maddox is a ladies man and Joss's boss. There can never be a future for the couple, or can there ? Maddox suggests a secret relationship with no strings sex and fun. No one can know, because it is frowned upon in the police department. The chemistry the couple share is electric. There is something about an alpha male cop !!
BehindClosedDoorsBookRev 5 months ago
Amount of sex 4 / 5 How explicit 4 / 5 BDSM/Fetish 3.5 / 5 Romance 4.5 / 5 Overall: 4.5 / 5 (Rounded to 5 / 5) Heartbreaker is the first book in the Filthy Dirty Love series by Stacey Kennedy and the first book that I have read from the author. I really loved this story and will surely be going back and reading more of Ms. Kennedy’s work! Maddox has no desire for a relationship and has particular rules that he always follows. The most important one is that he will not have sex more than once with a woman. One evening, Maddox propositions Joss at a club for a one time only romp in the bathroom. Joss is planning on leaving the next day for the police academy, so she takes him up on his offer. A steamy one night stand is just what she is looking for after getting out of a long relationship. Surprisingly, they soon discover that Maddox is her superior officer at the police academy. Can they fight their attraction for one another and for how long? I love this book! It has a fun and spicy story line as well as exciting characters, but I especially adore Joss. She has a great attitude and it is refreshing to read. A definite One-Click buy! *Voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy*
abailey410 5 months ago
Joss had a bad breakup and wanted to do something crazy. She ended up having the best night of her life with a stranger. Fast forward a year and he is her commanding officer. I really liked Joss and Maddox. I also really enjoyed the chemistry they had together. They discussed their relationship or non relationship in this case in a very adult manner and I really appreciated the communication they had between them. As always when a friends with benefits relationship turns into more something has to give. In this case Joss called it off to save her career and her heart. I really respected the calm rational decision-making and the big gesture that Maddox pulled to win her back. Now that, that is out-of-the-way lets talk about the steaminess and sexiness of this book. It was off the charts HOT. These two together were enough to have me fanning myself while reading. I highly recommend checking this one out and I will be looking for more Stacey Kennedy books to read.
AmyBosica 5 months ago
4.5 Scorching Stars! “He wasn’t entirely sure what it is about this girl exactly, but she pushed at all of his basic instincts. Pursue. Claim. Protect.” “This girl didn’t only make him want to break his rules. She made him want to abolish them.” Heartbreaker was a quick, sexy and fun read. From the moment I met Joss and Maddox, I was pulled into their story. The two of them had amazing, explosive chemistry. The two of them burned up the pages together. Joss was the girl who had be wronged by love and was just looking for a little fun. Maddox was the guy who only gave a woman one night of his time. But when Maddox met Joss, something about her just clicked. One night would never be enough. Before Maddox even realizes it, Joss will become the girl that he is willing and wanting to break all of the rules for. Heartbreaker is a scorching hot and entertaining read. I loved the relationship between Maddox and Joss. You just knew that the two of them would never be ok with a no-strings type of relationship, but I gotta tell you, I enjoyed watching the two of them fall. Seeing Maddox fall was the best for me. Despite all of his rules and fear of relationships, he couldn’t fight the pull that he felt for Joss. She not only challenged him, but she made him want things that terrified him. I loved seeing his alpha side come out and I loved seeing him push Joss’ boundaries. Overall, I thought this was a really great read. It was sexy, fun and entertaining. This story was incredibly well written and a story that is impossible to put down. Simply put, I enjoyed the heck out of it and can not wait to read more in this series!
AboutThatStory 5 months ago
Sizzling hot, sweet and sexy! This story was excellent! I had so much fun reading this! The story starts off epically hot and I was completely pulled in. I loved Maddox and his alpha kinky ways! He had some seriously swoon worthy moments too. The man made me melt! Joss was fantastic because she was just so open, accepting, and understanding. She just seemed so strong to me and I loved the confidence she had. They had seriously fantastic chemistry. There was this heat between the two of them that I swear I could feel. I liked the way the kink was introduced and how that worked with their relationship, it was hot and sweet all rolled into one. I loved watching their relationship grow and develop. Yes, it was super hot and there were lots of sexy times but there was a sweetness to them, a vulnerability, as they both shared more and more of themselves. I thought it rounded everything out perfectly. They do have some obstacles against them so there was a nice amount of conflict introduced but nothing to taxing. Their friends added a nice bit of entertainment that had me smiling, it added a good bit of lightness. I'd love to know more about Maddox friend Grey and I hope he gets his own story. This was pure entertainment. Really enjoyable and fun, incredibly off the charts panty melting hot, with a really sweet romance happening. There was a nice bit of emotion mixed in too. I loved Maddox opening up and watching some of his walls come down, I loved all the emotion behind it. A man letting his guard down and opening up always makes my heart burst. I thought the writing was great and there was really good character development, it was all laid out really well. I liked the storyline, there was a great pace, and I liked the secondary players involved. It wrapped up with an excellent ending and really sweet epilogue. I couldn't get enough. Awesome read filled with off the charts hotness (seriously!) and wonderful characters. If you've not read this author before, this would be an excellent one to start with. It’s my new favorite Stacey Kennedy book to date! Complimentary copy received for honest review.