so check out what I have for you today! I not only have a lovely review for you, but also a giveaway from Entangled Publishing!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes that's right - a review and a giveaway, so let's got to it! Oh but before I forget and get in trouble... here are the standard warnings and whatnots :D
Real Men Don't Break Hearts
By Coleen Kwan
Ally Griffin is horrified to learn her new landlord is none other than the infuriating playboy Nate Hardy—the man whose wiles she just knows got her jilted at the altar six years ago. Add to it that her ex-fiancé Seth is showing up in her hometown of Burronga, Australia, to marry his beautiful new bride…for real this time. But the kicker? Everybody’s treating Ally as though she’s still heartbroken. She’s just fine, thank you very much, but could The Jilter have the decency not to hire her sister as his florist?
Nate Hardy is tired of his high-flying city career and bachelor lifestyle and is looking for something more real. The last thing he needs is to find himself undeniably attracted to Ally, the woman with whom he never saw eye-to-eye. But is he even capable of what Ally wants and deserves?
As Ally tries to pull her life out of the rut it’s fallen in, she doesn't count on Nate stirring up her emotions. A short-term fling with the resident bad boy is practically irresistible, but only if she can guard her heart…
Title: Real Men Don’t Break Hearts
Author: Coleen Kwan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 235 pages
Release Date: December 2012
Review copy given by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Review in Detail:
This was a really cute and sweet story. I really liked Nate and Ally's interaction with each other. I have to admit Ally was a little whiny & some what closed off in the beginning but as the story progressed she began to make sense. I really began to like the characters and the story about halfway through... Ally began to develop a little backbone and decided to make her own decisions & Nate well he just grew on me. I loved the night of the wine-o, LOL!! That one made me chuckle - I think it will you as well. That is the point I really began to like the story and give a damn about the characters. This is your standard we have a history together but there's something there story. However Coleen manages to put her own spin on the tail. I don't know exactly what it is that makes it different in my head, but there's something there ... I think it is the past that Ally reveals and the issues Nate has with his brother and his own past. Really the thing that ties all the characters together is their combined and entwined pasts... I love a love-hate but you're hot and I'm sexy story... LMAO - that doesn't really make sense but I think you all know what I'm trying to say - right?! These kind of stories are really my favorites - I love seeing the characters grow up and out of their funks - get outside their heads. And in this story specifically, I love how Ally decides to live for herself and make her own decisions... screw everyone else's opinions (kind of).
Anyhoo... I feel like I'm rambling, so I'm going to call it - I hope you check out this book - it's really a deal at only $2.99!
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Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.
Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching The Office.