Self-made singer/songwriter Jolene Hart loves everything about being on top in Nashville. Well, everything exce ...more
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No creative field is immune to insecurity. It can be caused by trying to live up to Songwriting Royalty, with expectations to be the next one to carry the mantel. Or from the opposite side of the track, growing up with nothing; never being encouraged or respected due to the behavior of family and wanting more than anything to fulfill the childhood dream of singing, being the Queen of the Grand Ole Opry.
Jolene Hart and Chance Rivers have these pressu ...more
DNF @ 31%
I don’t really know what to say about Heart Breaker even when I am posting a negative review, I try and keep it respectful and positive. But I’ve got nothing good to say this time. Erin McCarthy is not a new author to me, granted I haven’t read loads of her books but the few I have I really enjoyed; they made me laugh and had likeable characters with engaging story-lines.
Jolene and Chance... I can find nothing goo ...more
The first half of this story had me seriously considering this to be my second DNF in my entire reading history. That's how frustrated I was. Both Jolene and Chance were ex ...more
I really like Erin McCarthy’s writing style, in particular, her True Believers series, which was incredibly sweet and engaging. Heart Breaker introduced us to Chance and Jolene, who are around six months past a nasty break-up and forced to work together for the sake of their country music career.
Both play up the mandatory “reunion” as no big deal by using their sexual attraction ...more
5 Words: Yes, but not right now.
The initial start was entertaining, but I just need something a little heavier right now!
I will definitely pick this back up, probably in a month for so, I love books about country music and this is light enough for summer.
It's easy to see how so may people may dislike Jolene and Chance. On the surface, they're two people who are constantly fi ...more
Erin McCarthy really came through with Heart Breaker. It was a real story about two people who were going to make beautiful music together or kill each other. As volatile tempers flare and stubbornness prevails, Chance and Jolene burn up the pages. Oil and water – definitely – until the bedspread is turned down.
Together, Chance and Jolene write beautiful music. Apart, they can’t find a note to hang on the refrigerator. But, after their unbeli ...more
I enjoyed the beginning and was wondering if Erin McCarthy took inspiration from a real life country duo who split up last year?! I liked all the parts about song writing and the country music scene but then ...more
DNF @ 40% .... I won't be writing a formal review or giving it a star rating for this book because I am unable to finish the book.
There was nothing really wrong with the book and it is not a reflection on the author because I have loved other books by Erin McCarthy, this story and characters just weren't connecting with me and I kept losing interest.
Just because it didn't work for me doesn't me ...more
Then . . . just weird pacing, but the reason it's getting one star is because the ending conflict made me not want to root for them. At least half of the couple is just too immature to make a relationship work.
Heart Breaker indeed! This book broke my heart over and over. It basically ripped it out of my chest walked all over it and then for good measure stumped on it as well. And then when my heart was in pieces it picked it up and put it back in, gave me a pat and sent me along.
That's what happened here.
okay, metaphorically speaking.
But seriously, this book made my heart ache. I felt Chance and Jolenes heart break, I felt their confusion and I was devastated by their inability to fix thin ...more
I'm gonna start with our main couple :) unfortunately ...more
What if you would be in a popular Country duet, fell in love with your partner and then all hell break lose? That is how Jolene and Chances story is beginning. Their record company wants them to have their second album ready soon and both of them are not liking the idea of working (or I should say be stuck) together again.They ended being secluded in a cabin and their physical attraction got the best of them. Being out of their elements, they began to ...more
I have read and enjoyed a lot of books by Erin McCarthy, but I am sad to say that this wasn't one of them. I knew right away that I was going to struggle a bit with these characters and that held true throughout this book. Heart Breaker had such a cute blurb and I was really looking forward to reading about these country singers/songwriters. Unfortunately though this wasn't what I had been hoping for and it just didn't work for me.
Chance Riv ...more
Both Jolene and Chance grew up differently. Chance is third generation of song writers while Jolene grew up not knowing when her next meal would be. On top of the differences between them they have a lot of pressure on them. When they first got together their music and their relationship grew now that they are apart they don't know if they still have that same magic.
There manager decides to send them to cabin to try to get their creativity back on track since they owe another album. But while t ...more
So I picked up this book because it's been a while since I've read an Erin McCarthy book and quite frankly, the premise of this one just called to me. There's so many rock star books out there but not too many about country stars and in particular one where the couple is also a singing duet. Color me intrigued.
When we start off we quickly realize this is a second chance story where the couple has to work together on a new album after a pretty bad breakup at the end of their last tour. At the
So I picked up this book because it’s been a while since I’ve read an Erin McCarthy book and quite frankly, the premise of this one just called to me. There’s so many rock star books out there but not too many about country stars and in particular one where the couple is also a singing duet. Color me intrigued.
When we start off we quickly realize this is a second chance story where the couple has to work together on a new album after a pretty bad breakup at the end of their last tour. At the ...more
I'm an Erin McCarthy fan but with reservations. She can be changeable in mood and tone so it can be hard to know what you're going to get. Moody NA loners? Snarky vampires? Madcap rom-com? In Heart Breaker, we get fantastic steamy writing with a truly sassy heroine, Jolene, but the whole thing is pretty much torpedoed by asshat hero, Chance. Actually I don't think you can call him a hero unless heroes can be inconsiderate, offensive, and cowardly.
** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
I'm always a fan of second chance romances so I was positive that I would really enjoy Heart Breaker. The idea of a singer/songwriter duo who's relationship crashed and burned yet were forced back together in order to create a second album really appealed to me. My initial thought was "this is going to be interesti ...more
We have Jolene and Chance, a country duo that after ending their relationship, can barely stand seeing each other, little less writing a new album. So their agent tells them to buck up and write one already, all in the coziness of a cabin in the woods.
Things are really up and down for these two. They get along great whenever they’re not fighting, and the music they create is magic. There was just too much miscommunication between them or no communication at all, since Chance d ...more
Aside from the constant push-pull and angst, this is a really well-written novel. I loved the angst actually. If this were any other book, I would've given up already but all the angst worked here. It went borderline aggravating when they broke up again the second time but I loved the scene where they got back together so all is we ...more
I have read many of Erin McCarthy's books. This latest release is just a feel good, quick read about a second chance love story.
Chance Rivers comes from third generation country royalty and is looking to prove himself as a songwriter however he is not fond of all that being a celebrity has to offer. Jolene Hart is his opposite. She wants to maintain her celebrity status and is the definition of a southern belle. The two together are like a spark to a flame and are force ...more
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