The One You Want
In small-town Oklahoma, reputation is everything, and Kenna Starr will do anything to overcome hers. The supposed bad girl is determined to walk the straight and narrow, a seemingly impossible task when Tall, Dar ...more
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In small-town Oklahoma, reputation is everything, and Kenna Starr will do anything to overcome hers. The supposed bad girl is determined to walk the straight and narrow, a seemingly impossible task when Tall, Dark and Sexy shows up…
Rich and powerful, Dane Michaelson is every woman's dream. When he returns to Strawberry Valley after a sixteen-year absence, he is unprepared for the redheaded girl he's never been able to forg ...more
Kenna Starr’s mother has been having an affair with Dane Michaelson’s father for years. The affair is why the Michaelson’s left Strawberry Valley. But now Dane’s father has finally gotten a divorce and has moved back to Strawberry Valley to be with ...more
The new contemporary series from Gena Showalter kicks off with this little novella. Kenna Starr and Dane Michaelson has a complicated history. The last time they saw each other sixteen years ago thirteen year old Dane had spewed some pretty hateful things to seven year old Kenna when it became knowledge that their very married parents were having an affair with one another. And now after all these years they are tying the knot which means Kenna and Dane will be step siblings.
Both have changed a...more
Essential elements of the story don't make sense. Main character is hated by small town citizens due to her mother's bad behavior and her own sexual assault in high school. This hatred does not effect her ability to collect tips working as a waitress, or her hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher.
Rich playboy who moved out of small town is universally loved for being rich despite not investing in hometown, moving back, or treating local citizens like a ...more
This was my first time reading this book though I met Dane,Kenna and Norrie in book 1 and adored their relationship.... I should've read forward and not back .This is a novella so the length of the book contributed to my hatred(too harsh????) my slight dislike of it because really some things needed fleshing out and this author just threw in a bunch of stuff that contributed to the hotmessiness of ...more
I love Gena Showalter. I love her so much guys. She's an amazing author and just an awesome person. THE ORIGINAL HEARTBREAKERS is her first contemporary series, something new for her and, as always, she owned it!
THE ONE YOU WANT is a novella, a prequel to the first book of the series. I really liked it, it's short so don't expect something deep and profound because the romance happens very fast but, still, it was a very nice novella and it did its job: now I definitely want to read the rest of ...more
Featured on my romance novellas REC IT post.
I really enjoyed this novella more then I expected too. I can’t wait to continue into the series.
Kenna is a hard working single mother who has had to deal with town gossip and labels that aren’t true.
Dane used to live in Strawberry Valley, but his family left and now he’s back and boy has he grown up, in all the best ways.
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter introduces the Original Heartbreakers—beginning with a ruthless businessman about to break his own rules—in this special prequel novella!
Rich, powerful and utterly untamable, Dane Michaelson is every woman's darkest fantasy. When he returns to his hometown to witness his father's upcoming nuptials, he is unprepared for the redheaded beauty ...more
This is a second chance rom ...more
This the prequel to The Original Heartbreakers series, a short, sweet and sexy story about a struggling country girl with a selfish bitch of a mother, great friends, a sassy attitude and an underserved bad reputation. Kenna Starr (yes, I kid you not, that is her name) has no real life to speak of, but she is swept off her feet by the return to town of gorgeous, wealthy, highly successful, “I don’t do relationships” manwhore, Dane.
There’s a lot of ...more
I snapped this one up for free in the kindle store without even reading the synopsis. I couldn't believe there was a book by this mega popular author for free!
Well, it would seem this is a novella, one of those prequels which is designed to launch a new series. I was curious since this is most definitely not the genre most people know this author from. No paranormal elements here. This is contemporary romance featuring rich bad ...more
This was a great little romance. The woman was not a weak little woman she was opinionated, independent , and not willing to drop her exp ...more
This was an amazing story! It's a story of love, hope and forgiveness. Kenna Starr has been paying for her mother's affair with a married man since she was a child. Between that and getting pregnant at a young age the townspeople were convinced that she would grow up to be just ...more
Gena Showalter always represented erotic paranormal to me. She introduced me to that genre and always held me captive. A Mainstream Romance? OK, I'll bite and see what she has to offer. Well, I guess I will jump on the band wagon and just say that Gena Showalter can just write … paranormal, mainstream romance, probably anything she wants.
Characters that have backbone, a little sass, pride and lots of love to share. A woman with character tha ...more
Cute, fun, some good banter. Annoying family members, crazy roommates. Dane knows how to woo a woman once he sets his mind to it!!
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
A sweet, funny, little romance.
Even though that is not really my 'Cup of Tea', I did enjoy it.
It's a very quick read. There were some editing problems & the end seemed a bit rushed & gooey to me.
But all in all, if you like sweet romances with some definite humor & the prince saving the day kind of thing....
This is the book for you.
Disappointing. Is this her first Contemporary? It sucks!
Usually 2 stars review is for the book I hate and hard to finish. I'm glad this is only a novella. It's quite important to read because this is where the three bad boys will make their first appearance. Is it? I don't remember. Hahaha... Sorry I didn't find it memorable at all.
Too much drama. Boring sexy times. Weak plot. No chemistry. Et cetera...
I plan to continue to the next book with the hopes of a bit more heat and to eventually get to West's story. He was the character that caught my attention.
Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl ...more