by Robin Bielman


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He likes a challenge…

Here’s the deal: I’m the best center fielder in the major leagues. I’m also the guy who cost his team the championship game and acted very unsportsmanlike. So, when the team hires a social media manager to repair the damage to my reputation, I don’t argue. But then I meet Chloe Conrad, and I suddenly understand what people mean when they say they have an instant connection to someone. Which means I’m in serious trouble. Chloe’s a smart, sexy distraction I can’t afford, but one date can’t hurt, right? Only she turns me down. And just like that, it’s game on.

She’s sworn off love…

Finn Auprince is the hottest player in the major leagues. Look up “It Factor” in the dictionary and there’s his handsome face. He’s also my biggest client and I don’t care how easy it is to talk to him or how fun it is to manage his social media accounts, I will not give in to his charms. Then one drunken night, I tell him about my curse: all my previous boyfriends have found their soul mates while dating me. One more heartbreak, and I’ll never recover. But Finn doesn’t believe in curses—he believes in me. Professionally and personally. He sets out to prove the universe isn’t against me, and that his one true love isn’t waiting around the next corner.

The problem is…can we play the game of love and both come out on top?

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ISBN-13: 9781950510122
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Heartthrob 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
NNLight More than 1 year ago
Finn Auprince wants nothing more than to forget about how last season ended. But the baseball club wants to clean up his image and make him more accessible to fans so they hired social media manager Chloe Conrad to help Finn. She’s not only an umpire’s daughter who rattles off baseball stats like a pro (talk about sexy) but she knows her marketing. When she’s near, all he want to do is run his fingers through her hair and kiss her senseless. The only hitch: she thinks she’s a curse to all men. He’s got to prove her wrong and show her she’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Chloe knows exactly what Finn is: sex on a stick. After being dumped, she’s sworn off men forever. She’s a curse. She’s the girl men date on the way to finding their soul mate. She’s determined to keep it professional with Finn. She don’t need a fling and that’s all it would be with him. But the more she’s around him, the more she unearths the man behind the smile. His heart lays open and she can’t help herself. Can she turn him from heartthrob to all hers or will the curse break her heart again? As a baseball fan, Heartthrob is a home run. It has all the nuances of the world of professional baseball balanced with a heart-stopping romance. Finn and Chloe are one of those couples you yearn for them to get together and then when they do, your heart melts. Robin Bielman ratchets up the sexual tension until the reader needs a cold shower but the payoff is sublime. The ending was so good, I gave a cheer. Romance at its very best. If you’re looking for a summer read or a contemporary romance with heart, pick up Heartthrob today. Perfect for any baseball fan. You’ll be cheering for Finn and Chloe! Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author in the hopes I’d review it. My Rating: 5 stars
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Here’s the deal: I’m the best center fielder in the major leagues. I’m also the guy who cost his team the championship game and acted very unsportsmanlike. So, when the team hires a social media manager to repair the damage to my reputation, I don’t argue. But then I meet Chloe Conrad, and I suddenly understand what people mean when they say they have an instant connection to someone. Which means I’m in serious trouble. Chloe’s a smart, sexy distraction I can’t afford, but one date can’t hurt, right? Only she turns me down. And just like that, it’s game on. This was an ok story. I liked Chloe right from the bat, but was kind of iffy on Finn. The story itself moved along at a quick pace. No real curve balls (Hah!). It was good for a quick read when you don’t want anything heavy. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from the very first page. I loved the banter and the connection that Chloe and Finn had. Not to mention the definite physical attraction thrumming between them from their very first meeting, when crashing into each other. I like the way the author would let us find out about things the same way as one of the characters, but she did it without us being held captive wondering what was going on with several chapter going by. It was always a quick surprise or event at the beginning of the next chapter. Perfect way to introduce us to a new obstacle, especially when we would get a hint of that at the end of the last chapter. I really liked Finn a lot, and I adored his brothers as well. I'm looking forward to reading more about them in future books in this new series. It was also perfect timing for a baseball story what with that season really getting going right now. If only my Kansas City Royals were back up to their playing from a few years ago when we were World Series bound, and they hadn't traded away my crush, Eric Hosmer.
paulalala09 More than 1 year ago
Heartthrob has some of the funniest, laugh out loud lines I have experienced in a long, dry spell. I honestly oved every page-the story, the characters and the absolute best humor! I kept reading until way past my bedtime just waiting for yet another gem to appear. I was not disappointed. This is a definite to keep book and a terrific summer (or anytime!) read. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
Professional baseball player Finn Auprince is as famous and as talented as they come, so the fact that he’s such a down-to-earth and humble guy makes him quite an appealing superstar, but with an injury that puts him on the DL after a less than stellar showing in the championship game as well as the fact that he mouth-offed and disrespected an umpire, the powers that be feel he needs a bit of help to repair his public image, and as luck would have it, the person in charge of rebranding baseball’s ‘it’ guy is none other than social media aficionado Chloe Conrad - the woman who Finn has already met when they got into a small fender bender and he soon learns she’s also the daughter of the baseball official who he had more than a few choice words with during his last game. Chloe Conrad thinks she’s cursed when it comes to relationships, and her her track record does seem to point in that direction, but from my perspective, she just hasn’t found her one…until now! And while Chloe has a professional obligation to help Finn, the chemistry between them is definitely on a much more personal level, and the more time they spend together, the closer they become, until they can’t help but want to take the biggest risk of their lives...on each other. The fact that America’s favorite pastime is loved by both the main characters and the author resonates from the pages of the story. The baseball lingo is on point and the passion expressed made me ready to play ball! Heartthrob is a feel good, humorous, sweet, and swoon worthy romance; it’s light on the angst and heavy on the feels and laughs. I love that Chloe’s curse didn’t dominate her life or the storyline...it was in there just enough to understand why she felt the way she did based on her past relationships. After meeting Finn’s family, especially his brothers, I’m so ready to learn more about them and have them find their one, just like Finn. 4 Poison Apples
SamantheTucker More than 1 year ago
Finn & Chloe's road to happy-ever-after is pure, sexy fun! I adored both characters, and rooted for them from the jump. Nobody does funny, heartfelt stories like Robin Bielman, and she hit this one out of the ballpark. ;)
TerryL56 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 Stars! This book's a home run! Finn is a baseball player who has a shoulder injury ... oh yeah, and not only does he have the bucks, his family is loaded. After his blowup with the ump in that infamous game, his team hires him a social media expert to help repair his reputation. Chloe loves baseball ... because when she was young, she travelled with her single father who was a baseball ump ... yeah, Chloe's dad is "that" ump. So when Chloe literally runs into Finn, she knows exactly who he is. A few days later she comes face to face with Finn ... her new client. Finn can't believe his luck, he never thought he'd see the beauty who ran into him again. The connection between them is obvious, so can they keep their relationship business ... or will it become personal? I loved Finn and Chloe! Finn just has a heart of gold and Chloe is just sooo cute! The banter between them is so realistic. I found this book so easy to read ... it just flowed so good. This book had me smiling throughout it, laughing out loud, swooning at the romance and then there's the sex scenes ... just WOW! I even loved the supporting characters and can't wait for Finn's brother's (Ethen and Drew) books. Believe me, you are missing out if you don't read this book! I received an early copy courtesy of Tule Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
HEARTTHROB is the first instalment in Robin Bielman’s contemporary, adult AMERICAN ROYALTY romance series focusing on the Auprince brothers. This is MLB center fielder Finn Auprince, and social media manager Chloe Conrad’s story line. Told from dual first person perspectives (Finn and Chloe) HEARTTHROB follows the building relationship between MLB center fielder Finn Auprince, and social media manager Chloe Conrad. Finn Auprince broke his collarbone in the final game of the World Series costing the team the game and the championship. Struggling to move beyond the stigma of losing and the realization that his patience is straining thin, team management hires social media manager Chloe Conrad, in an effort to boost Finn’s online persona. What ensues is the building relationship between Chloe and Finn, and the potential fall-out as Chloe struggles with issues of trust in the face of recent events including Finn’s reputation with the fairer sex. Chloe Conrad believes she is cursed. All of her relationships have ended when the men that she loves fall in love with someone else. Meeting Finn Auprince finds Chloe battling her attraction to a man who has the ability to destroy what’s left of her heart. Finn Auprince is the media darling of the MLB’s Landsharks, but recent events find our hero struggling to keep up social appearances. When the team hires Chloe Conrad, the attraction is immediate but Chloe’s recent history is too raw to move beyond professional and friendly. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to Finn’s extended family including his brothers- restauranteur Ethan, and IT specialist Drew: their mother Liza Auprince, and their grandmother Rosemary; Team PR director Rena; as well as Chloe’s ex boyfriend Leo, her father Casey Conrad, and young baseball fans Josh and Jesse. Ethan’s story line is next in SWEET TALKER. HEARTTHROB is a story of family, friendship, relationships and love. The premise is spirited and spicy; the characters are sexy and sassy; the romance is seductive and captivating. A great start to a wonderful series.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
Wowza did I love this book! Romance and baseball? Yes please! Finn Auprince? Absolutely yes please! I love Robin Bielman but she really outdid herself with this amazing and must read story. When Finn is injured during the championship game of his life and he mouths off to one of the umpires, it's fortunate he wasn't ejected from the game. Although he is out on the injured list, anxious to get well and back into training before the season starts. The team reps want him to have his face out there, something Finn hates but they bring him a social presence manager, and we meet Chloe Conrad. Chloe isn't really impressed by Finn. Growing up around baseball her whole life and traveling with her umpire father after her mother died, the woman can spiel more sports stats that Google. I adored Chloe, her wit and quirks matched Finn's passion. Chloe hasn't exactly been lucky in the romance department and officially believes she's jinxed forever. She's decided she's bad luck and no more men for her! Work is safe, love is not. But Chloe wasn't prepared for the force of nature that is Finn. This man melted my socks. Truly I wanted my own Finn. Underneath all his bluster, fuss and love for baseball is a kind, generous, man who is hot as Hades. One of three brothers in the well to do Auprince family, a totally stand up guy! Robin weaves a fantastic story bringing these two together and it was so much fun to watch them make their way to the same page! I fell for these two in the best way. Stellar writing as always and characters to love. And wow am I anxious to meet the next brother in line, Ethan! Absolutely drool worthy baseball playing hero Finn Auprince meets his match in Chloe Conrad, baseball umpires daughter and has sworn off love believing she's "cursed." Welcome to world of the Auprince brothers! Guaranteed to please! Did not put this one down. *Finn may be your new book boyfriend*
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
I am a super huge baseball fan, have been since I was knee high to a grasshopper. So when I find one a book that mixes baseball plus romance and it is written by an author that I know writes in a style that I like, I have to give it a go. Author Robin Bielman knocked it out of the ballpark with Heartthrob. A romance based around a situation that is all to real in the baseball world especially in the world of professional athletes. Finn Auprince is a top center fielder in MLB and is playing in the World Series. Game 7 and last out...all he has to do is grab the ball... what do you think happens? Then we have Cora Conrad the social media expert that he is given to help him during the off season. Cora isn't just a social media expert she is the daughter of a MLB ump too and man oh man life gets interesting fast. Finn is every bit the Prince of baseball in so many ways and I have to say Cora is indeed his Princess. I love this book and look forward to more from the Auprinces!
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
I am so in love with Finn with Chloe!! They will make your heart pitter patter. Finn is a baseball player, who is injured and needs a social media manager to repair the damage of his reputation, in walks Chloe. Chloe has sworn off men, but soon that may change after meeting Finn. The chemistry between these two is so believable and hot! I fell in love with Sammy too. Two of my favorites in life, baseball and puppies, how could I resist! This book will leave you smiling for a long time, I highly recommend it, it was Amazificent!!
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
If Robin Bielman isn’t already on your auto-buy/auto-read list, she NEEDS to be! She is an incredible writer, who has a heart of gold and writes characters you wish were real. Translation, I want to be the heroine to every single one of her heroes. I LOVED Heartthrob. I feel as though I should wax some amazing poetry about the story. But I don’t have the words. What I can say is Robin has made me laugh and cry. She literally turned me inside out and had me crying tears of sadness and joy. It’s been awhile since a book has touched my soul and this one did it. For purely personal reasons, it’s like she gave me a gift when I needed one the most. Finn Auprince is the Center Fielder for MLB’s Landsharks. Rich beyond his dreams, due to his family’s hotel empire, Finn is really just an average guy. Growing up for him was at times hard, but he had the support of his family. His first love is baseball, because it showed him that he could be good at something. Chloe Conrad is a social media manager. She’s the daughter of a famous umpire and spent her childhood traveling from stadium to stadium with her father. Chloe loves baseball and tends to quote baseball stats without even thinking about it. Chloe believes herself to be cursed in that her last few boyfriends have found “the one” while dating her. Finn and Chloe meet when she accidentally runs into him. Little do they know that the next day they will start to spend the rest of their lives together. It’s every MLB player’s dream to play in and win the World Series. Finn was halfway there. It was game seven and he had a chance to end the game. But unfortunately, he lost the ball and ended up fracturing his clavicle. Add to that, in an earlier game, he had a hissy fit when a call didn’t go his way. Now, the team wants to capitalize on the number of his social media followers and show him in a better light. The team hires him a social media manager; none other than Chloe. Also known as the daughter of the umpire he disrespected. As the two work together, their attraction grows. But Chloe has just instituted a no more men policy and she plans on sticking to it. Of course, Finn wears her down with his charming ways. With great main and secondary characters (hello, future book boyfriends Ethan and Drew Auprince), Heartthrob was playful, fun, and entertaining. It was also emotional, which I didn’t see coming. Chloe is loving, fun, sweet, and passionate. She and Finn are really good together. For his part, Finn is a hero who had my heart from page one. I’m in love and there’s nothing else to say. **Received a copy from the author and reviewed voluntarily.**
Joyffree More than 1 year ago
This is one of those - A romance that invokes all the fuzzy wuzzy, marshmallow feel-good emotions that are the reason I delve into the pages of a romance. I fell in love with both of the main characters right from the green light! Chloe just has so much energy and heart and darn if her daddy didn't raise her right. Her world has been one loss after another and yet she still sees the sunshine in the cloudiest of skies. I will say she is a lot more forgiving than I would be. Finn is the perfect book boyfriend. Fun, athletic, he gives off the whole boy next door vibe. Finn has had a rough time of it himself. Despite being American Royalty his life has not been easy. He has secrets and scars of his own. The two of them together? A Grand-slam!! If you are looking for the perfect afternoon read that evokes all those happy notes - this is definitely it. Laughter, a little angst, the trials of a loving family (I can not wait to read the brothers stories) and a whole lot of sweet romance.
JM Free Kicks Fiction More than 1 year ago
I loved the story of Finn and Chloe! I appreciated that the author gave some thought into a unique way to bring them together. I also liked that it was realistic: not just the plot, but the characters as well. There wasn’t a lot of angsty back and forth; the doubts that each character had were real emotions that an actual person would feel in the same situation. I literally lol’d more than a few times. Oh, and it’s got baseball and goat yoga, so…yeah, fun times! I can’t wait to read the other Auprince brothers’ stories. Visit my blog at Fireflies and Free Kicks Fiction Reviews for some more thoughts on this sweet romance. This review was written based on a pre-release digital ARC.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
When it comes to men Chole Conrad just can't seem to pick a good one, after many failed relationships she is convinced that she is cursed in love. Every time she thinks she is getting closer to a ring on her finger, they walk out of her life and immediately into the arms of their forever love. So, after being dumped yet again, and having her heart crushed, she decides it's time to take a long break from men. But then a sexy center fielder wanders into her life and demolishes her little rule... and steals her heart! Undeniable chemistry, heated banter, and unshakable feelings are the perfect recipe for a heart squeezing and toe curling love story... and the pages of Heartthrob are riddled with it! I loved this newest offering from Ms. Bielman, her perfectly penned words and endearing characters made for an amazing combination, one that had me captivated from start to finish. Finn Auprince completely stole my heart, as soon as that gorgeous man wandered onto the page I knew I was in trouble, he was the perfect hero. He was as alpha as they come, but he also had this dangerous sweet side that reeked havoc on my heart! I loved his brothers as well, after meeting them I am more than a little curious to see what the author has in store for them, I am imagining lots of good things! Highly recommend you get your hands on this one, it comes bearing many wonderful gifts that will leave you smiling! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
DJTP More than 1 year ago
Heartthrob by Robin Bellman the first book in An American Royalty series. I loved this story. Great character development perfect for the storyline. I enjoyed the dialogue and the possible connection between the main characters Finn a injured baseball player and Chloe. I look forward to reading the next books in this series and more by this author.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! It was fun, flirty, and sexy. You will find yourself laughing out loud and smiling all the way through it. Finn Auprince is charming, sexy, and definitely cocky. He's a baseball player with a bad reputation that he needs to repair. Chloe Conrad is a social media manager that is determined to fix that reputation while not falling for Finn's charm. You know what they say about best laid plans right? When Finn decides to put on the full court press to prove to Chloe she's the one for him things get all kinds of fun. Fast! I recommend this book to everyone.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
Such a fun book to read. I couldn't get enough of Finn and Chloe. Baseball star, Finn Auprince is the hottest player in Major League Baseball. When Chloe Conrad is hired to be his social media manager, life turns around for them both. Chloe believes she is cursed when it comes to love and Finn doesn't get serious with any of the women he dates. But, together, they bring out the best in each other. When they decide to give romance a try, both Chloe and Finn are surprised how well they get along. But, will it be enough for a lasting relationship? I knew from the very first page of this book, that I wouldn't be able to put it down. It is a really good romantic comedy with characters I didn't want to say goodbye to when the book came to an end. I was impressed with this author’s writing style. She kept it lighthearted and fun. I will definitely be picking up some more of her books soon.
Nicola1202 More than 1 year ago
Fun and flirty with oodles of romance and chemistry, Heartthrob is without doubt Robin Bielman doing what she does best. “If Chris Hemsworth and Henry Cavill had a love child, he would look like Finn Auprince.” My heart was literally doing a happy-dance whilst I sat reading as Chloe and Finn’s romance leapt from sweet to steamy, humorous to heartfelt. Success and wealth is in pro-baseball star Finn’s DNA and whilst he has the confidence and air of alpha-loveliness that comes with that, he’s grounded and wise, focussed on his career and enjoying bachelorhood. Until Chloe crashes into his life, sweet, sassy, fun and brought on-board to help handle his social media popularity. “I’ll gladly share her burdens if she’ll just open her heart and let me in. With real, relatable notes to their story, both were incredibly easy to love and with the added factors of Finn’s close relationship with his brothers, humour courtesy of his fabulous Gran, a smattering of angst and the discovery that goat yoga is a real and magnificent thing, this is a book which simply hits all the right spots. “Those other guys? They were just so you’d know what true love feels like—with me.” If a light, easy romantic read with engaging writing is your jam, Heartthrob is exactly that.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud. Fall in love. Begin again. Heartthrob can charm the heart out of any chest. Bielman keeps the humor flowing, even as she massages the heart. Finn needs a wake up call. Chloe is just the woman to douse him in a bucketful of reality, it she doesn't lose herself to the fantasy. Robin Bielman makes me smile more and laugh harder than any other author I've ever read. How can I not love that.