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The new stand-alone HEA from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

They say that time heals a broken heart, but you try moving on when your ex is the most famous man on the planet.

Every time I walk down the street, there's a billboard plastered with his gorgeous face: Finn McKay. Now he’s a drop-dead sexy rock star, but when I first knew him, he was just the boy
Paperback, 310 pages
Published March 28th 2016 by Melody Grace Books
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Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars!!


'Heartbreaker' was my first read by this author, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, Mrs. Grace surprised in me in a good way with this one. A pretty great mix of sweetness and sexiness, this second chance romance was a very enjoyable read with two endearing main characters, some engaging supporting characters, a lovely romance and plenty of hot moments between the protagonists.

Eva was only sixteen years old when she fell in love with Finn, the town’s bad boy. No one expected the
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
4 Second Chance Romance Stars

I know I'm young, and I can hear all the safe, explanations running through my head.
But I know, deep down, he's the one for me.
This brave, wounded, infuriating man is all I want in the world.
But the problem is, I know how it feels to watch him walk away.

I first came across this book when I saw a teaser, I was really intriged so I did what I normally do which is stalk the author, scour her page and social media looking for ARC sign ups etc (yes, I have no shame
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

They say time heals a broken heart, but you just try and get over the love of your life when he's the most famous man on the planet.

Having never read a Melody Grace book before, I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this. All I knew is after reading that blurb and seeing that cover, I couldn't not read it. Also, have you ever known me to turn down a chance to read a second chance romance? I think not. That's a damn sin is what it is, because let's be honest, I do love me
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I'm admittedly not a huge fan of second chance romances, but when I read the blurb to Heartbreaker there was no way I couldn't not want to read it. The book was fast paced, sexy, and very interesting. I liked both characters, and even the secondary characters that were mentioned throughout the story.

Finn left home after high school and pursued his music career, making it big and becoming a superstar. But when he left and never looked back, he left b

Title: Heartbreaker
Series: Standalone
Author: Melody Grace
Release date: March 28, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

He was inevitable. My temptation. Half a perfect world that was mine, just for a little while.

This is my second full-length novel by Melody Grace and I'm left wondering why I haven't explored her backlist more. This book had several facets that made it very tempting to me at first glance. Bearded, tatted musician. Second chance trope. An author whom I know fro
Norah Una Sumner

Oh my God. I loved this book! It's extremely funny, well-written, interesting and let's not forget - hot, hot, hot. The characters are seriously amazing and easily relatable. I loved reading both from Finn's and Eva's POV. Eva is such an awesome character, I immediately connected with her, she definitely deserved all the happiness of this world and it was obvious that Finn is the only one that can get her out of her shell. She is hilarious and I laughed out loud so many times! If that's not an i
Mar 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Melody Grace Fans, Romance
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Second Chance Love Stories, Romance
3.5 Seeing the Light Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
This was a second chance story with all of the want, desire, and torment that can happen when two people with so much history... come back together. This was no different in the way these things go EXCEPT... The famous, hometown Rock Star is the one pursuing the first love.

Both have been hurt...
Both needed answers about what happened in the past...and Both still had the necessary feelings to make all of the dreams in their past fantasies come true
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
If I had to describe Heartbreaker in one sentence, I would say, "it was sugary sweet with a side of SERIOUS heart squeezes!!!!!" I LOVED it. There was definitely angst in this novel, but the second chance romance shined bright. I adored the way Melody Grace crafted this story. From start to finish her writing felt effortless, her characters easy to love, and her story line fun to follow.

Without warning, or even a word, Finn left Eva. One day he was there and the next he was gone. Poof. He had l
Five FINN-tastic Stars!

They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but I totally did with this one. It is gorgeous!!

The rebellious heartbreaker, and the shy, quite girl who always had her head in a play

Amazing book. I love Melody's books - and this is the best one yet. Finn is completely drool worthy. A world famous rock star, left home and the girl he loved behind and never looked back. Till 5 years later.

Eva has spent 5 years trying to get over her heartbreak and get on with live. S
Sybil aka Lala
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eva was that girl in school who everyone thought would be going places. She was the one who was supposed to make it out of their little town. Finn was the bad boy everyone was sure would turn out just like his father. Their young love affected both of them greatly but when Finn just left after graduation, never to be heard from again, he broke Eva’s heart and neither their lives turned out the way anyone expected it to. Now, five years later Finn is back in town and he is after one thing; Eva. S ...more
Karen Mc
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Powerful, passionate, and poignant, Heartbreaker pulls at the heartstrings, hitting all of the right notes with a story of second chance love that sings to your soul. Pulse pounding like a drum. Body buzzing like a guitar. Emotions flowing like a moving melody. Not your typical rock star read, Heartbreaker is raw and real. A tale fused with fate and feels with highs and lows that tug at the heart and the soul, captivating like a concert until the very last page. Heartbreaker is a coming-of-age ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Heartbreaker by Melody Grace
3.5 stars!!

“There’s plenty more where that came from. I haven’t even started loving you yet.”

I loved the premise of this book, hell anything with a rock star in it automatically piques my interest and add to that this was a second chance love story, another one of my favourite reads, this one was ticking all the boxes.

“Banged if you do, damned if you don’t.”

Eva is a woman stuck in the past, a heart broken past. She was sixteen when Finn left an
Heartbreaking Stars....

This book was a disappointment to me.
The premise was my favorite kind...childhood
friends to lovers. Then Mr. Sexy Finn the
huge rock star comes back and sparks fly!!
Well it did not happen that way. A matter
of fact Finn was supposed to be a mega
hot rock star, and we didn't get any of

First, we get no back story on Finn and Eva's
story. We just get to hear about it through
mostly Eva's inner dialogue, and what we
did hear was boring. So Finn comes back
and while the sex
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Finn McKay was the love of Eva's life until he left her high and dry with no contact or explanation whatsoever.

Now five years later, and still mending a broken heart, Finn~~ a now famous up and coming country rockstar, returns to Oak Harbor in hopes of winning Eva again and fixing what he broke between them.

Eva, however, is not so easily swayed by Finn's reappearance and is hesitant and reluctant to reembark anything to do with him after he destroyed her.

Can Finn ever win Eva's trust again? And
Paula  Phillips
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We all have a list of authors that we will automatically read everything that is released by them and we know that we will love every single page of the story or at least we hope to god that we do. For me , Melody Grace is one of those authors on the list as I loved every other book that she has written and Heartbreaker was no different. Taking a step away from Beachwood Bay and The Callahans, we were given a new stand-alone story set in a small town called Oak Harbor. In Oak Harbor just glidin ...more
Hannah G
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
I'm rating this book 2.5 stars. I like to call these kinds of books , delaying the inevitable. I was disappointed in this read. I thought it would be a lot better than it was. I thought that the reason Finn left would be a good one but it's the most stupidest reason. Eva is just one of those kinda forgettable characters there's nothing extraordinary or special about her. I hated that Eva ruined her chance to be an actress. She ruined her chance to make her dream come true because of Finn. Finn w ...more
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Melody Grace does it again with her new stand-alone novel Heartbreaker. Heartbreaker is a sweet, funny, sexy second chance love story.

Eva and Finn were unlikely couple from the start, she was the shy quiet girl and he was the troubled bad boy but together they were perfect for each other. High school sweets hearts till Finn ups and leaves without a word leaving Eva devastated. 5 years have passed and Finn is back with one thing set in his sights, Eva. Thousands of questions have followed Eva aro
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
Focus, Eva. No distractions.

*Gives in*

Please, I beg the universe. Please don’t do this to me.

*Gives in*

And that's basically the tone of this whole book. Look, I love second chance romance. The angst, betrayal give me life. Haha. But I hate it when the heroine gives in so quickly.

The heroine keeps on talking about how she's gotta be strong, not giving on bla bla bla. But then she gives in. Again. And Again. And. Again.

It's annoying.
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Second Chance Stars!!

"I forgotten how it felt. The way he looked at me, the way his touch could make me forget my own name. I'd never felt something so wild and intoxicating, a rush that blotted out all reason and consequence, and just made me demand more, closer, now."

"I'll do anything for you, baby. Anything you want. I will love you until the end of the fucking world, but you don't shut me out again. When I take you, I take all of you. Every last piece of you, body and soul."

"There are no g
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
It was a good book but I think I've read a similar story to this, just can't remember the title.

I liked Finn a lot!
Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
I'm fucking horrible.

Here is this amazing read from an author who I insta-click on...Who granted me the opportunity to read it as an ARC and... I forgot to fucking ramble.

Moving on...

I had to give this a re-read. :D
I did not regret this re-read! I love me my second chance romance. Enjoy the push and pull effects. Melody Grace always has this simplicity way about her writing that makes you become consumed so effortlessly. I don't know how she does it, but I don't ever find myself complaining.

We h
Mizz Latte

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Eva): 21yrs old – 3/5
Hero (Finn): 24yrs old – 2.5/5
Plot: 3/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: I can forgive the hero for being a manwhore during their separation as the heroine also slept around
HEA: yes but no epilogue
Triggers: (view spoiler)

Average score: 3/5

Best Lines: “You can never have too many books”

Worst Lines: “Give it up, get it on, and with any luck, you’ll fuck him right out of your sys
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Heartbreaker and I really enjoyed it. This is a first for me by this author and trust me it will not be my last!

Eva is running through the motions of life, restless and it is all because of Finn, her high school sweetheart. He up and left her with no word after graduation, leaving her brokenhearted. No matter what she does, Finn is always there. He is a famous singer now, it was always his dream and he has fulfilled it. 5 years later and it still hurts to this day. Finn walks bac
Mar 29, 2016 rated it liked it
“Damn right it is.” Finn’s gaze slides lower, and when he looks up again, there’s a hungry look in his eyes that makes my stomach curl. “Any time you want a Sunday worship, you let me know.”

I loved some of the quotes!

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I love rock stars. So I didn't waste a time buying this one. The story wasn't bad, but certainly needed more. More character development. Eva and Finn are ok. Don't like them or hate them. They are just ... they are. The plot was sweet and romantic, you know all about second
Deanna Sauer
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreaker was an amazing read!

A fantastic stand alone that was so easy to become emersed in. The writing style flows so nicely and paints such a beautiful picture of the scenery and the characters’ emotions as well. The story unfolds in such a way that keeps you guessing about the future, while clinging to the pages for more of the past and present.

Finn and Eva tell their story in this novel from the first person, in dual POV. Each sharing their unique perception on their past, their demons
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
I am shedding happy tears after reading this book!

This is a love story that grows from a teenage first love to an all-encompassing commitment between two lovers to hold strong to each other. How they get there, through all the broken promises, horrible life tragedies, and final effort to reset their lives, is the story you do not want to miss.

I read everything Melody Grace writes. I love her writing style... like an easy chair you can just cuddle in and enjoy your time in it. Her books all have
Lacey Black
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is Melody Grace at her best!

The feels! Oh, the feels had me wrapped up so tightly, it was like someone was gripping my heart and refusing to let go! This book is a second chance romance book with young lovers who were too young to understand the impact of the choices they were forced to make. Their heartache was real. Their love was real. The angst real. And their sexy-times scenes were smokin' hot, filled with dirty talk and possessive need. Finn and Eva lit up my Kindle like firework
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
First of all, kudos on the cover model. Wowza!!

I'm a sucker for a second chance love story and this was a good one. It had some key elements that I liked such as young love, angst through misunderstandings, music, and reconnecting.

If you're looking for a deep story and heavy plot, you won't find it here. This book is not full of feels. However, it was still an enjoyable light read. The MCs, Eva and Finn, were equally likeable and their chemistry was intense. Melody Grace has a knack for writ
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
A supremely well-written, unforgettable, second chance romance that tells a story of heartache, moving on, forgiveness, hope, and love. Melody Grace pulls you into the story and doesn't let you go until you've read the very last page.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book for an honest review.
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars
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