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Hunky Heartbreaker

(1001 Dark Nights #93)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  107 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Whiskey Kisses series…

Everything’s bigger in Texas.

And that includes Duke Wilder’s sexual appetite.

Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off—suddenly he’s got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesn’t have a woman to share i
Published November 27th 2018 by Kendall Ryan
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Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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This was a good book and I enjoyed it for a quick read. I did get a little annoyed that there was some weird drama brought in near the end that I just didn't feel was very necessary. Especially in a book that was so short and since the drama didn't exactly lead anywhere. But overall I liked the characters and reading about them together.
“There was no way in hell I was letting her go.”

Hunky Heartbreaker is a sweet and spicy little treat from one of my favorites, the amazing Kendall Ryan! Duke and Valentina’s story is a steamy standalone novella and it’s also a spin-off from Sexy Stranger, which is Luke (Duke’s twin brother) and Charlotte’s happily ever after.

If this is your very first taste of this author’s writing, go ahead and embrace the addiction. If you’re already a complete Kendall Ryan addict, like myself, just keep smi
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've been waiting on Valentina (and Duke's) story since she (they) were introduced in Sexy Stranger - and this quick and hot novella delivered. Valentina's feistiness was just what I needed after reading a novella with a lackluster heroine - I think I prefer my romance to feature female leads with bite and backbone, as well as hero's that can appreciate and handle their fire. That's definitely what I got from Hunky Heartbreaker and I will remain a diehard fan of Kendall Ryan since I can rely on ...more
Romance Schmomance (Malia)


3.5 STARS!

I have no idea why I insist on reading these novellas because it's always leaving me hungry for more. I guess that is the whole point of the amazing 1,001 Dark Nights books, to introduce us to a series to fall in love with.

Novellas are extremely tough to write because authors need to cover all the bases in a limited amount of pages/words. I thoroughly enjoyed this novella, but I'll be honest and say I have not read the other Wilder bro
***4 Stars***

This is a fun, quick read that was low on angst and had just the right amount of smexyness to keep things interesting for me.

I really liked Duke and Valentina. Both have big personalities and even bigger hearts and the sparks that fly between them every time they collide prove that they could be a perfect match for each other, if they can get past a few issues that come up.

Though this is a novella it definitely packed a punch, in a no muss, no fuss sort of way. I liked catching u
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 4.5 Hunky Stars ~

If you are looking for a quick and steamy read, with great characters and a little drama to keep you turning the pages, then pick up Hunky Heartbreaker by Kendall Ryan. You will totally love this story.

I loved everything about this story!! I just wish it was a little longer. I wanted more of Valentina and Duke. Plus there was one thing that came up that we never get the answer of what happened. I kind of would’v
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jess ~
Short, sexy with very little drama.

Duke is making his dreams come true. The business that he shares with his brother is on the brink of something great and his heartbreaker ways are never lacking. Until he needs an attorney to fix what could ruin him.

Valentina is a city girl who is coming to this small town to not only see her best friend but to help her brother-in-law. What she doesn't expect to find is him in his boxers with this cool yet infuriating demeanor.

The back and forth between t
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Good things come in small packages. Hunky Heartbreaker is a novella and it is so stinking funny, sweet, sexy, and romantic. This one is on Duke and Valentina. The first time they met in Duke’s kitchen he was hung-over, with tussled hair, barely clothed and he offered her a breakfast with a healthy portion of “sausages” . Valentina was not impressed. Valentina was called in for a favor to straighten out Duke and his twin brother Luke’s distillery. She has no interest in small town USA or the men ...more
Love & Lavender Book Review
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hunky Heartbreaker no more! I loved this book so hard! Kendall Ryan never fails to write fantastic, sexy, heart warming, fun novellas. From the first page I was totally hooked. These southern, small town, hunky twins have created a successful business for themselves. I was swooning from then on.

Our hunky hero, Duke, needs the help of a big wig lawyer to solve a little trademark issue for his distillery. Luckily, Valentina is to the rescue. Not only to solve his legal woes, but Valentina quickly
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The moment Duke Wilder discovers a beautiful woman in his kitchen, and he takes in all of her sensuous curves he knows he has stumbled onto something good... really darn good. But then she turns around and his dirty thoughts come to a screeching halt. She is his sister in-laws best friend that flew into town to help him and his brother straighten out some legal trouble with their distillery. Getting involved with her would bring on far too many complications, but that doesn't stop him from dream ...more
Shelby (Book Lovers Have More Fun)
Hunky Heartbreaker was a much anticipated story!! I think I liked it even better than Sexy Stranger. I did love seeing Luke and Charlotte again with their love still going strong. This book IMMEDIATELY sucked me in. Valentina was such a firecracker!! I loved seeing a different side of Duke aside from his playboy ways. Now, I can't help but wonder if their sister is going to get a story as well....
Isha Coleman
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Kendall Ryan never ceases to amaze me. Her stories make it easy to take a chance on forever. Whether falling in love for the first time, losing your heart to the enemy or finding the courage rebuild a broken heart, her characters turn love into a relatable adventure. Hunky Heartbreaker is no exception. Duke and Valentine are an irresistible blend of brash and sexy. Time just flew by.
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hunky Heartbreaker is a standalone in the 1001 Dark Nights series and is quick, fun and sexy!! Duke and Valentina were attracted to each other from the start but Valentina was bound and determined that nothing would come of it as she was going back to where she belonged...the big city. I thoroughly enjoyed Duke and Valentina’s story and how quickly they fell for each other. I loved the bit of angst throw in and did not see that coming! Hunky Heartbreaker was steamy, sexy and the perfect read for ...more
Besties Books   & Sunshine
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Another book of gold written by Kendall Ryan.

There hasn’t been a book yet by Kendall I haven’t liked.

I just loved this book and the story line. Twin brothers Luke and Duke get into some legal trouble. Duke falls hard for the lawyer. Loved the characters in the book and hopefully we’ll see more of Luke & Dukes sister.

*arc received in exchange for my honest review*
Kim Whitehead
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When City meets Country! Kendall’s novella warms your heart with humor and hotness! Another fantastic book that leaves you smiling and happy!
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Another book of gold written by Kendall Ryan.

There hasn’t been a book yet by Kendall I haven’t liked.

I just loved this book and the story line. Twin brothers Luke and Duke get into some legal trouble. Duke falls hard for the lawyer. Loved the characters in the book and hopefully we’ll see more of Luke & Dukes sister.

*arc received in exchange for my honest review*
Flo Grugel
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Duke and Valentina were perfect for eachother. Great addition to the 1001 Dark Nights novellas.
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Duke Wilder is a small town country stud while Valentina is a big city girl through and through, and while that difference shouldn’t be an insurmountable obstacle, the reason that Valentina enters Duke’s life and their first less than stellar interaction, at least in Valentina’s mind, proves to be quite the hook-up deterrent, despite the sexual tension and attraction that sizzles whenever they’re in the same room.

Duke and Valentina couldn’t be more opposite in almost every aspect of their lives
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

When there is a new Kendall Ryan book releasing, I am most definitely one of the first readers to drop everything that I am doing and take a journey into Kendall's newest fictional world. With Hunky Heartbreaker it was no different. I was more than ready to meet Valentina, the fast paced city girl and Duke Wilder, the cocky country boy. I couldn't wait to experience their heat and emotional turbulence that I was sure we
Jackie Wright
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This may be a quick read but don’t be fooled by the length of this sweet funny novella it still packs a mighty punch it has the perfect mix of sweetness, fun and passion to keep you turning the pages, I was hooked from the first page and like all Kendall Ryan books there was no putting down until I had read the final line.
Duke and Valentina met in the kitchen of Dukes distillery where he is nursing a hangover from hell and not wearing very many clothes and when Duke try’s to come up with some q
Erin Lewis
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review Hunky Heartbreaker by Kendall Ryan
This was a quick read full of fun, laughter, heat and oh so smooth, and I am not just talking about the whiskey.

I loved everything about Duke Wilder, from his brashness to his determination to succeed. Now that his twin brother has found happiness, Duke is looking for more. Sure, he has the money and the success that he has always wanted but there is something missing from his life, could that something actually be a someone named Valentina?

Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I have mentioned before I am not a fan of exes in a novella and this book managed not only to bring back an ex but mention a threeway the hero had with two other women. Isn't that a great way to start a novella? It took precious space from the finite number of pages we had. We could have used that space to have Duke romance Valentina because that woman really needed some romancing. I felt like she could have done better and that he should have grooved a little bit more. I liked her and her cu ...more
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was just too short! And I don't mean the breakfast sausage;) Whew...this was a hot one! Lots of steam between the sexy talker, Duke, who lives up to his last name because he's wilder than most. Oh, those sexy whiskey smiles and kisses. But the consummate playboy has met his match in the beautiful, smart lawyer, Valentina. I loved her with all her Latin fire and boss skills. She comes to support her friend and ends up saving the day for the Wilder men and their business. I really like Duke and ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
4.5 Stars.

Hunky Heartbreaker is a standalone in the 1001 Dark Nights series. If you read Kendall Ryan’s Sexy Stranger novel then you have had the pleasure of meet Duke and Valentina. Duke is Luke’s twin brother and Valentina is Charlotte’s best friend from L.A.

Duke has always felt he had to work harder than his brother Luke. Luke seemed to have it all even the love of a woman. Now, Duke definitely doesn’t have any trouble with finding a woman to go to bed with but he has yet to find one he wan
Romance Readers Retreat
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Being a novella this is obviously a really quick read that you can read when you have a spare hour or two in between books.

Duke and Valentina's story is a straight forward instalove. There is a little chasing going on on Duke's part and Valentina certainly makes him work for it but all in all they have that magnetic draw to one another.

Duke is a totally sexy sweetheart and for me he made the story totally worth reading. Valentine is smart, ambitious and likes a little fun once she gave into thos
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a quick read and a perfect novella to read if you’re in between books (like I was).

Duke doesn’t make the best first impression on Valentina. Not realising she’s the attorney that’s going to be helping him and his brother get out of the troubles they’ve recently been made aware of, Duke says the first thing that pops into his head and Valentina isn’t amused. Valentina has only come to help because her best friend asked her to and she’s already feeling out of her comfort zone without the
J.E. Benoit
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict. A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

She could tell herself all she wanted that there was nothing between us, that she wasn’t picking up what I was putting down. But if there’s one thing I know, it’s women, and this one was definitely into me.

Duke Wilder is a good old country boy who runs a whiskey distillery with his twin brother. He’s quite happy with his life, but he wouldn’t mind having a woman to share it with.
Sara Koelsch
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh yeah, Kendall Ryan has given us a deliciously sexy novella! I flew through this story and really wanted more! I’m so impressed with how much personality and such a full story Kendall Ryan really puts into the pages of something so short. Even though I wanted more of Duke and Valentina, the storyline was perfect. It was well-developed and just fun and light but still full-feeling with a ton of sexy time!

I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

Luke and Duke Wilder have done everything possible to make their whiskey distillery a success. When the business finally takes off, they run into a legal snag that ends up bringing the feisty and beautiful Valentina into the lives of the brothers.

When Duke realizes that his sister-in-law's best friend is the lawyer that has come to help them, he knows he's in trouble. He's having dirty thoughts about the gorgeous
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. 

I've not read a Kendall Ryan book in a while so when this 1001 Dark Nights novella popped up for review I immediately filled out the form.  Hunky Heartbreaker is part of a series - Whiskey Kisses - but can be read as a stand alone novel.  I can vouch for that as I've not read any of the Whiskey Kisses novels outside of this novella.

This book features Duke and Valentina.  Duke and his twin brother own a distillery in Texas and find themselves
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Tod ...more