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The Heartbreaker

(The Heartbreaker 0.5)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  713 ratings  ·  64 reviews
A Novella Prequel to Damian

Meet Damian Castillo. The man, the legend, the heartbreaker.

The only thing that matters in his world is his "little black book": his large black shoebox filled with hundreds of phone numbers from the nameless women in his life. He knows what he wants: mind-blowing, no-strings-attached sex. And as the hottest bartender in San Francisco, he never h
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Published February 16th 2014
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Dec 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
Utterly ridiculous.
Tammy Choate
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
*Snort* My poor Damian!!!!! I love him!!! Such a man ho! But we got to see a glimpse of him that I think is safe to say we all knew deep down. He's an arrogant ass right down to the bone but oh how we love him!!!! I'm going to love watch him fall. He may still be cocky and arrogant but it won't be the same!!!!! We all know she will bring him to his knees!

I love his 'black box' his 7.5 on a hot scale to 10. Amazing to know that he apparently doesn't have one below that number!!!! Then there his
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Desirae (Dee)
Apr 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Good lord this novella was hot. We get this from Damian's point of view. We get to see how he operates, the smooth operator that he is and what happens when he met Alexis. Whew. hot stuff. Good lord. So this novella sets the pace and the mindset for book one, Damian.
Mary Winstead
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The heartbreaker

Damian mother cheated on his father, and Damian found out at the age of nineteen that his father wasn't truly his father. His mother didn't know who his real father was. That's why Damian can't be in a relationship. So he loves the ladies with no strings attached. Great read couldn't put down till I was finished.
In this prequel we meet Damien Castillo. Not sure how you are going to feel about Damien after you meet him in this book. He is a man-whore. He does not do relationships. He does not date. However, he is honest. He tells the girl upfront that he only wants to have a good time with her and that is strictly to have sex with no strings.

I wasn’t sure if I should read this prequel before I read Damien. When I started The Heartbreaker I was not liking Damien at all, but I stuck through it and glad I d
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
If you like fast reads with a tiny turn-around this heartbreaker is for you. 15 minutes non-stop (meaning no food, water, bathroom in between) will prove to be entertaining.

The Heartbreaker gives you a bigger view on Damian’s lifestyle… and the why’s surrounding him from an early age. And incredibly, his standards when it comes to married women getting “attached” to his person. You might find surreal the situation he is on, but by chapter six, the last one, you will bump into a character from D
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
The mystery that is Damian. Whatever happened to him to make him be this way with women?

This prequel gives us a glimpse into Damian's attitude toward women. There is a little shocker in there too. Damian will sleep with just about any woman, of any age, as long as she rates a 7 or higher on his f*ck-o-meter.

His famous "little black box" contains the remains of so many encounters. Let's face it, a little black book was not big enough to hold all his mementos.

I find this story about Damian intrigu
Lisa Miller
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
It's no wonder Damian doesn't want any kind of a relationship with a woman, his mother really screwed him up, not only by taking the only man(father) that he knew, but also walking out on him. I wouldn't want to get my heart broken again either!
Things seem to look up for him when he meets Alexis, but he tries to keep his heart protected by keeping her at a distance, doesn't seem to work out though. Alexis is also weary about love, she lost her parents at a young age, and the one boyfriend she h
Dawn Parker
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really quick read. Very much a player and tells you he is NOT looking for a relationship or a commitment! If he even things your getting clingy..your a goner!

This book took me back as I wasn't expecting so much crudeness however I forgot that I was reading from a guys perspective. If one was to look up man whore...there would be Damian's picture!!

This is gives a good bit of in sight of why Damian is the way he is and leads up to the predicament he is in for book one. It is extreme
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jessica-wood
I loved this short story couldn't put it down. At the age of nineteen Damian and his father found out about a lie that his mother had told them. Hating his mother so much Damian vowed to never love again so he won't get hurt again. Time past and now owner of a bar called Damian's and a ladies man, Damian and his best friend Brian go out for one night stands because they both don't do commitment. When Jill a one night stand comes by for a quicky she and Damian head up to his place, but when they ...more
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'll admit I came into this with not very high expectations. After all, this isn't usually the kind of thing I go for. That being, the 'right' woman changing the man who sleeps with anything with a skirt on. I'm a realist, and that simply does not happen. Anyways, at first I found the story a 'Meh' but when he met this new girl Alexis, now Alexis I like. I like her a lot. She doesn't take much crap from anybody. So it seems. But I haven't read anything else that's due to come. I actually just re ...more
Melinda M
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
What a dirty lil playboy! Damian and his big black box...

Good start so far. Damian and his insatiable appetite. His mother would be proud. Shame. I wanted to wrap him in my arms when his mom hurt him with her words and confession. It was a good scene to show us an inside on why he is the way he is towards women.
Alexis sounds fun. She sounds like a strong but somewhat vulnerable girl. Loved her feisty comeback at skank troll, Jill. I mean, go get some self respect. Ya nasty!
I'm starting book 1 no
Tevydara Song
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh Damian, my love..... Lol

Finally a prequel to Damian... Even tho a short n fast but good read.... It was good to find out more in details about his man whoring life before Alexis. And even more detailed of the blonde he had a quickie w when he first encounter the girl of his dream.

For some reason it doesn't make me dislike him but the opposite. He's like hot sex on a stick. :)

Loved it :)
Elisabeth Cole
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Usually I don't read prequels or ".5" novellas because they seem to be the same story I just finished, just told from a different POV. "Heartbreaker" is different because it fills in some of the back story of Damian so you get a better idea of what he's like. It also explains some of his family issues. The novella ends right when he meets Alexis so you're in his head when they meet and know how it affects him. It was a great teaser until the 2nd Damian is FINALLY released!!
The Heartbreaker introduces us to the main character of The Heartbreaker series, Damian Castillo. He is a man-whore at heart and just doesn't do relationships. Why would he, when the ladies are willing to drop their panties everywhere he goes. However this can also lead to trouble.

Totally in love with Damian and will be reading the rest of the series. I need to know what happens to this man-whore and his new mystery girl.
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am in LOVE with Damian! As we all know, Damian is your typical bad boy manwh*re. In the first book he prides himself on the face that he can "do" women and leave them. He has a big black book that fills his every want and need. But then he meets Alexis and the story ends in a cliff hanger!

The author then releases The Heartbreaker, which is a prequel novella that gives us insight into why Damian is the way he is! This is definitely a great read leading up to the release of Taming Damian.
J-J lover of books
After finishing Damian i went straight on to read this. I wanted to know more.

I am one of those people who love novella's. Prequels or otherwise. I want to know more, much more.

So we get to know more about Damian and why he is the way he is. Okay, okay yes i felt for him a little, no more than a little.

He had been hurt and felt the need to protect himself and his heart. Which was perfectly understandable.

I can not wait to read Taming Damian.
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In this prequel we meet Damien Castillo. Not sure how you are going to feel about Damien after you meet him in this book. He is a man-whore. He does not do relationships. He does not date. However, he is honest. He tells the girl upfront that he only wants to have a good time with her and that is strictly to have sex with no strings.
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick read

Damian is a gorgeous bartender/owner that has serious Mommy issues. His past relationship with his Mom has ruined him for all women, he's a hit it and quit it guy and makes those needs known to all. Well there is a new beautiful innocent girl in town, Damian is on the prowl.
Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was free so I said what the heck. Omg it got me hooked. I bought Damian right after haha. It sounds just like my kind of read. Can't wait to read more about Damian. And what happens between him and Alexis. The first book itself has so much sex and drama and it wasn't even that long. Yet it still got me hooked.
Celibel Shadowsong
Damian Castillo is the hottest bartender in San Francisco, and not just making drinks. Women love him and he loves women. He doesn't want commitment and just want fun.
This is a short introduction to the story of Damian, were we'll see some of his adventures.
 I can't wait to read more about the Damian the heartbreaker. ;)
Darcy Lankford
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 Stars

I really wanted to give this book 5 stars and the ONLY reason I didn't was because of the spelling and use of grammar mistakes. With that being said, I loved getting an idea of what Damian was like pre Alexis and finding out a little about his family and why he sees life the way he does. I can't wait for Taming Damian!
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Damian is a man whore to say the least. I might feel bad for him when he finally meets the "one" and she discovers his black box. I think he just met her at the end of this book.
Some very hot and juicy sex scenes. A few dramatic moments. This novella will keep you engaged at every turn. Ending will leave you wanting more which you can have with "Damian."
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prequel. We get introduced to sexy hot Damien, he has women issues all due to his mom. He meets women all the time. Commitment he wants no part of. So he is basically your hot man whore. Then he meets Alexis by accident and he things she is a 10. He rates all of his women. So let's see in the next book how their story unfolds. R
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: OVER 18
Recommended to Tracy by: Goodreads author page
this was a great book to start the series off with.. the book explains so much of who Damian is as a person, How he can have sex with no emotions, how he rate girls that come into his bar and he life for a one night stand with him.. I really enjoyed with book.
Ashley Hedden
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Heartbreaker is another great novella from Jessica Wood. This novella makes you understand why Damien iis the way he is. Damien has had a lot of hurt and heartbreak and it has made him the man he is. I loved this story and can not wait to read more of it.
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Really found this book hard to read - the main character was such an asshole. I really didn't want him to find his HEA because I disliked him so much. I know this is the prelude to his main story, but already I dislike him so much I don't want to read the rest of his story.
Lauren Anne
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Liking Damian so far, man-whore!!!! You can definitely tell that some woman is definitely going to throw a wrench in his well laid plans of never falling in love. Short, sweet and to the point. Getting ready to read on and continue on the path to the destruction of his whoring ways.
Daneen Macdonald
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you've read "Damian" and you've read "Taming Damian" you will definitely want to read how it all started, and find out why Damian's life was the way it was, and how one woman who believes in you can change everything..
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The Heartbreaker (2 books)
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