Love wasn't in the script...
Break on Through, Book 2
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.
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About the Author
When not writing, she adores listening to indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds), and making those close to her laugh 'til they snort. She is a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but has now happily settled in the cutest lil' town, Vienna, Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
ARC provided by publisher Via NetGalley I MIGHT have liked this more than book one. That's a rare thing these days. Samantha has become a bit of a recluse after losing her parents. Finally forced to get out of the house, she meets Kyle at her neighbor Lauren's house. I thought it was unique that their story overlaps the first book. They meet at Lauren and Jax's super bowl party. Kyle is very sure of himself and I loved them together. The best part was when things began to unfold the story was taken in a direction that I never saw coming and certainly didn't expect.
My Thoughts: I knew I wanted to read this one after enjoying Jackson and Lauren's story in Rule Breaker, the first book in the Break On Through series. What was even better is they make an appearance in this book, so it was great to see them again and to get to know Samantha and Kyle more in Heart Breaker. Samantha used to play the field, but after the tragic loss of her parents, she reevaluated her life and decided it's not for her anymore. So when Kyle comes into her life, with a player reputation, she's not too willing to let him in right away. Once they get to know each other, it becomes clear they have a deeper connection than just attraction or a temporary affair. Their relationship heats up quickly, and is extremely hot. There are some outside issues with Sam's director that threaten to get in the way of Sam and Kyle's happiness. Can they get past them for their romance to bloom? Heart Breaker is a sexy story full of heart. Sam and Kyle's relationship happens quickly, but it's believable and sweet. Harper Kincaid has a way with her characters--it's hard to explain, but I completely love every single one she writes. They're always unique, real, and have just the right amount of quirky. I love it. And I can't wait to see what's next! My Rating: Very Good
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Rule Breaker, so I was totally up for another round in Ms. Kincaid's Break On Through world. The characters in this story are connected to Lauren and Jackson from book one. As a matter of fact, they actually meet at Lauren and Jackson's Superbowl party from book one. Sam is finally coming out the other side of the grief for her parents that has laid her low these last 7 months. Before their death, she was a bit of a player, happy to play the field, with no intentions of settling down. But now, she is looking for more, something like her parents had. Kyle would have been what she was looking for 7 months ago, but now... not so much. Kyle is an intriguing character. He has hyperthymesia, leading to some interesting and unique quirks and foibles. I was a little disappointed in Kyle, due to some asshattedness that takes place early on. Thankfully, he did learn from it and fully redeemed himself in my eyes. Dontcha love a man that can be taught? *wink* I liked that Sam was a strong, independent female, but she wasn't stupid with it. When she runs into some troubles and is given sound advice for her protection, she doesn't run out defying good sense. She listens and attempts to follow it. Shocking, yes? I also liked that she was doing rehab work on her home herself, showing that women can be just as capable as men. Kyle doesn't immediately try to step in and stop her from doing her thing. He supports her and protects her, but doesn't try to smother her. These two worked really well together. Overall, this was a great read. Sam and Kyle complemented each other and made a cute couple. I am looking forward to Sam's sister and Kyle's friends story... because it is obvious there's a story brewing. I gave this book 4 stars. Thanks to Netgalley and Samhain Publishing for the opportunity to read and review the book.
When I read the first book in the Break on Trough series, I quite liked it and I was definitely interested to find out who are going to be the main characters in the next book. Well, I have to say that I definitely didn't expect Kyle and Sam. But I can definitely say that I was pleasantly surprised. The story is interesting and quite good. Personally, I liked the second part of the book much more than the first one and in my opinion it quite saved the book for me. That's not to say that the first part was bad. It was sweet and romantic but it was just missing something. Probably because I am a sucker for a dangerous and suspenseful story and I found exactly that in the second part. Kyle Masterson is the ultimate player. And that's not a surprise considering his dark hair, mesmerizing green eyes and stylish looks. He definitely knows how to seduce a woman and the fact that he is a god in the bedroom is definitely in his advantage. He changes women as often as he can but that all changes the moment he meets Sam. Something in her calms him down and she is the only one who can stop his constantly working mind to slow down. With her he finally finds peace and for a first time in his life he sees a happy future. In the beginning he looked like quite the stylish rich guy and I definitely didn't expect him to have a little bit darker and dominant side. I was definitely pleasantly surprised and just loved when he showed his protective side. It was quite hot knowing that he is ready to do anything to protect the woman he loves :) Sam was quite an interesting character in her own right. Her life is shook from the roots after a tragic accident throws her in a dark place. It takes months for her to finally get out of the dark place she lived for months. Meeting Kyle helps her to find her inner strength and start living again. In him she finds her perfect other half and the only man she could see herself spending the rest of her life with. In a few words, this is a quite good short read. It has an interesting and entertaining romantic story with a taste of suspense and danger. And in addition to that you get a sexy bad boy layer with a dominant and protective nature. All in all quite a good bargain and a great read for the summer months ;) This review was originally posted at Living In Our Own Story Book Blog. I received an ARC of the book in exchange of an honest review.