Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to Handle a Heartbreaker (The McCauley Brothers #2) by Marie Harte

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 book two in The McCauley Brothers Series. Like the first book it was a very steamy read, mixed with laughter, and a great storyline. This one was a little more emotional and serious at times but that only added to the depth of the story and characters. I admit I cried a little but to me the good fun feeling of the majority of the story and the ending left me feeling like it was a great read and didn't leave me a sobbing mess like some I've read.  
Although Brody, dubbed the adopted McCauley brother and Flynn's blonde twin, is not the relationship type, something about Abby won't let him get her out of his head. Abby is one of Maddie's roomates and best friends. Since Flynn and Maddie are an item, Brody breaking Abby's heart could be a big problem. His and Abby's chemistry is electric, practically crackling off the pages! They challenge each other but also compliment each other perfectly.  The banter between these two is delicious and fun and had me smiling behind the pages.

 I think the more serious tones toward the end really helped to add some depth and reasoning to Brody's character and I loved him that much more for it. On a happier note I love dogs, so it was a sweet treat to also have his dog Mutt appear so much throughout the story and I really enjoyed the antics he threw in.
I love how the author has written a great story even without the steamy bits, although I really enjoyed those too ;-) I highly recommend this and book one of the series and will be looking forward to reading more from Marie Harte.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  April

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