The night Sebastian Valentine kissed Ashlynn Marks, the world shook, the heavens sparkled, and she was changed forever...
Well, not in the way she expected. After he takes off without a word, an aftermath of betrayal follows Ashlynn even fourteen years later. Only now, Bash is back in town and living next door to her for the summer. But she's not the same naïve girl he left behind.
Bash, now one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, never planned to come back to Promise, Idaho, but when he returns to be in his friend's wedding, he decides a place away from the chaos of L.A. is just what he needs. He doesn't expect a welcoming committee, but the cold shoulder he receives is a little harsh...especially from shy, sweet Ashlynn, who had always been the bright spot in his troubled past. Only the confident, beautiful woman is not the girl he remembers.
Can Bash mend the mistakes of the past and show Ashlynn he's not the heartbreaker she thinks he is? Or will he be the one to return to Tinseltown broken hearted?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A super fun story where past hurts are put to rest and futures planned! Great writing and these characters will steal your heart! Bash is returning to Promise, Idaho after 12 years. After leaving at 18 for the bright lights of Hollywood, now he's bought a vacation home and plans to spend all his down time here. The last person who wants to see him though appears to be Ashlynn Marks. After surviving the humiliation of a teenage prank involving Bash, the last thing she wants is to end up living next door to him. Fate seems to have plans for them that can't be denied! Don't miss this one, I highly recommend it.
Sebastian Valentine – Bash – is back after 12 years in his home town of Promise Idaho for his friend Troy Jenkins’ wedding. Bash is now a famous actor never expected such a rude greeting from the gorgeous woman who would be his neighbour for the next month, while he’s in town. Ashlynn Marks, now a doctor. Ashlynn has never forgiven Sebastian for what happened after they shared a very special moment 12 years before; Bash ran out on her, she was publicly humiliated, and it almost ruined her life. And now, he now he doesn’t even recognises her! The nerve of the guy! If only she didn’t still have a crush on Bash, it would easier to stay angry at him! HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER sees Codi Gary in fine form. Although the premise for the start of the story is a rather nasty piece of business from the past, it was not the entire focus for the plot, and it was deftly handled, and with quite a few humorous touches, some courtesy of Ashlynn’s dog, Bernie. Codi Gary writes both bad boys and nice guys with equal ease, and I really liked Bash; he was sweet but definitely not perfect. I also thought that some of the better moments of HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER occur between Bash and his estranged father. Those episodes were moving, and very realistic; they explained a lot of Bash’s way of thinking and were as well a golden opportunity for some wonderful character development. HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER flows seamlessly, and as usual Ms. Gary’s prose is impeccable, and the dialogues spot-on. I was really pleased with how the romance progressed and how issues were dealt with. HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER is why I love Codi Gary: small town romance, with a dash of humour and a touch of sexy! I received complimentary copies of these books in exchange for honest reviews.