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The Breakup

(The Jordan Brothers #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  393 ratings  ·  183 reviews
Can two wrongs feel oh-so-right? This bride is about to find out—with the bad boy who makes an epic breakup worth her while.

Bella: I know I’m a princess. I’m used to getting what I want. But all I ever really wanted was a husband and a family. Unlike my sister, Sophie, I’ll never have a brilliant career to fall back on. So what’s a bride to do when she learns that Prince C
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Loveswept
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Melanie (mells_view)
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Christian was trouble and I apparently already had plenty of that in my life.

I was recommended this book for a runaway bride trope, and it definitely fits that plus about twenty others! I actually didn’t read the first book, and kind of wish I had because some of that story played in here and although it was easy enough to catch up with the info supplied in TB, I think reading both would make it more enjoyable! all in all a good read. If you’re looking for runaway bride or rich girl and poorest
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5000-books, aug-18
The Breakup, by Erin McCarthy, is the 2nd book in her "Jordan Brothers" series.
It is Bella and Christian's story.
Bella, a "princess" is about to have her fairy-tale wedding when she learns that her fiance is a cheating liar. She feels revenge sex is the only way to even the score and wouldn't local bartender and playboy Christian Jordan be the perfect man for the job. A man with secrets and problems of his own, he is intrigued by Bella and her situation. What starts as revenge for Bella and lust
Kelly Merie
My Review: I really enjoyed this book, although I think I liked the first one more, this one was still pretty great. Christian and Bella were so cute together, and I really liked the pull between them. How they just gravitated towards one another, despite all the reasons why it was wrong to feel the way they felt.

In the beginning, I was on the fence about Bella and her "people pleasing" ways, I thought she needed more of a backbone, but later in the book, her character developed and I quickly f
Bette Hansen
Aug 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
When reviewing a book I always try to keep in mind two things. First an author has put their time and heart into it so bashing is unnecessary. Secondly, just because I don't like something doesn't mean everyone will feel the same so try to point out the positives. Unfortunately with this book I'm having a hard time adhering to point two, that's how much I disliked it. Reading through the reviews though it appears others feel differently but for me I have to say there is nothing about this story ...more
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book (given by Netgalley)...

I loved Cain and Sophie and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen between Bella, (Sophie's sister) and Christian (Cain's brother). If you read The Hookup, then you already know about the bad blood between the two brothers Cain and Christian, but now we get to see into the mind of Christian. Now I won't lie I already disliked Christian, but I wanted to give him a chance to redeem himself and hopefully rebuild a relations
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
This was a fun read.It was fast paced and sexy! I haven’t read this author before so it was a nice surprise.The story is told in dual first person point of views. Bella and Christian We’re such a great characters you could easy connect with them.Bella is cute,sweet and kind.She was exactly what Christian needed!
Kimberley C.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a book I’ve had on my kindle shelf for awhile but there were a few books I wanted to finish before I started it. I’m kinda bummed I waited. It was really good. I read the first in the series but this one blew it out of the water. I enjoyed watching the love story between the two play out but I thought it went on a little long at the end. Four stars.
The Breakup by Erin McCarthy follows Bella and Christian. They first meet at a bar and are instantly attracted to each other, but Bella is getting married. In two weeks. However, Bella discovers her fiance is a disgusting cheat, so when she finally wises up and dumps his lying ass, Christian is there to pick up the pieces (and the runaway bride!).

When reading this book, I was really pulled into the characters despite that fact I hadn't read the first novel in this series (when I asked for this o
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one. I wasn’t too sure on Bella at first, but she totally grew on me right away. I do think she had one of the coolest jobs ever in a fictional book that I’ve ever read. She was a birth-mother advocate at an adoption agency. What an amazing job for a fake character to have! Then there’s single dad, Christian. I liked him in the last book and I was still digging him in this one. I liked watching those two fall for each other. The epilogue was all kinds of sweet. I’m sold on th ...more
Kelly (the book hussy)
This is book 2 in the Jordan Brothers series. I would definitely recommend reading the first book before reading this one.

I’m going to start with what I liked about this book. I liked Bella (even though she was a weak female character). She was kind and sweet, but a bit of a pushover. I enjoyed the scenes with Christian’s son. I really wish there were more.

I did not like Christian. I really tried. We already know (from the first book) he slept with his twin brothers girlfriend and she got preg
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm sick. I needed something quick and easy, and I finished this in one sitting.

That doesn't sound like a great endorsement, but I actually enjoyed this. More than I expected to. It really wasn't anything special or exciting. Quite generic, to be frank, but not as predictable as I expected. There was never any reason to expect anything bad to happen, but I enjoyed the journey to the end result. Bella was a little too naive for my liking, Christian a bit too f**kboi, but they developed well. Ove
Cheryl Whitty
Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
This story was about Bella, Sophie’s sister from the Hookup, and the runaway bride.
It took me much longer to get into book than last one. Bella who had left Bradley at the altar, after finding out he had been cheating.
So it took a while to warm up to Bella and Christian, but I did as we get to know the real people behind their fears.
This is a sweet read with some hot sex thrown.
I think there is some more Jordan siblings like their brother Cain and his weekend sex pad up in the hill cabi
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bella is a socialite that has been unfortunately been tied to her family's ideology of what they want for her. This means she is now engaged to a financially sound man who unfortunately happens to be a serial cheater who expects things even if they are not in the normal. Christian and his family come from the rough side of town and works as a bartender. He also happens to shares custody of his son with his mother, after Aly, tricked both Christian and his brother Cain and followed that by abando ...more
Fun, lighthearted and really sexy! The Breakup might appear as fluffy and hot but its also about the female leads self discovery. The book is an offshoot of The Hookup and runs on parallel timelines. Therefore, it can be read as a standalone. Christian and Bella’s story will have readers turning the pages, laughing and fanning themselves at the same time.

*ARC from NetGalley*
The Book Lover
Jul 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
I can't with this book I just can't!!! characters were so immature!!! also, the plot of the naive heroine that doesn't like oral sex or anal sex is so overdone!! why can't they just be normal jesus
Lady Heather
3.5 Stars

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Full review to come.

"I voluntarily read an ARC of this book."
Book Binge
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bella is pretty sure that her fiancé is cheating on her. She’s one week out from her wedding and she’s an emotional wreck. When she finds texts on her fiancé’s phone confirming the cheating Bella confronts Brad about it. He, of course, being the ass he is, turns it around to make it look like Bella is the cause of his cheating. She knows she’s being manipulated but still can’t bring herself to end it. She talks to her parents who push her to marry Brad anyway. She’s SO confused!

Bella recently be
Nalla Reads
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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She's a runaway bride...running straight towards the one man who always wants what he can't have. We met Bella and Christian in book one, The Hook Up, so there some backstory readers need to have. On the night of her bachelorette party, Bell discovers the perfect future she envisioned with her Prince Charming is all a lie and he's been unfaithful to her. Desperate to have her own HEA she gives him a second chance...but it doesn't last long. Digesting heart cru
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Have you ever been in a situation you wanted to get out of, but felt so backed into a corner that it just felt impossible to escape? Perhaps you had no one to call, no one to rely on because everyone in your life helped back you into that corner; your parents, your friends, your cheating fiancé, even the rules of society didn't help. Your life was crashing in on you and you could barely breathe, who would you call?

In a state of panic Bella Bigelow called the only person that came to mind, Christ
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Most romances follow a certain pattern; boy and girl meet, yadda yadda, happy ending. Generally, important themes are extraneous and not part of the story. “The Breakup” is different. While never heavy-handed, indeed, as part of what moves the story along, the reader is invited to ponder a number of serious questions. What does a person lose in pursuit of perfection, and what happens when perfection is not enough? What is the cost of relying on external validation for one’s self-worth, and what ...more
Miranda Knight
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I didn't realize this book was a sequel to The Hook-Up until I was over halfway through the novel. I did have one or two moments where I felt that I was missing an inside joke between Sophie--Bella's little sister and Cain--Christian's identical twin brother. But that didn't take anything away from Bella and Christian's story. Bella is a rich girl from Boston whose family has a vacation home in a tourist town on the coast of Maine. Bella is engaged to Bradley Alexander--was--until she found lewd ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Boy, I did not like this book. Seriously. I only gave it two stars because I enjoyed The Hookup so much.

What I dislike most about this book is the main characters. Bella is vapid and all around alarmingly dimwitted. She's almost delusional at times in her need to believe that her life is a Disney fairytale waiting to unfold. She acts more like a thirteen year old with severe comprehension issues than a twenty six year going through a crisis. Maybe not stupid exactly, more like she should have
Kristen Johnson
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've been anticipating this book since I read The Hookup and was introduced to Bella and Christian. Gotta say, I was not let down at all. The Breakup was a uniquely fun, steamy and emotional story.

Bella thought she had it all, the perfect fiance, her dream wedding and her future planned out, but when it all blows up she finds herself taking a walk on the risky side - starting up a fling of sorts with Christian. What she discovers is that perhaps the perfect life she thought she had wasn't at all
As I enjoyed the first book in this series, I was eager to pick this one up. I liked this one as well but it took a little bit of time to get there. This series is a bit grittier than much of what I read which is one of the reasons that I like it. It feels a bit different and novel to me. The characters are flawed with a capital F. But, one of the things I love about this one is that the book allows you to watch the characters really grow as people. The heroine, Bella, was particularly difficult ...more
Pennie Morgan
Aug 25, 2018 rated it liked it
When I started this one I was sure I was not going to enjoy it and for most of it I just gritted my teeth and kept reading because it was an ARC and I finish those but after a while it started to get better. Bella was going to get married but the groom is cheating on her and finally on her wedding day she bolted and called Christian who came and picked her up. Runaway Bride and the bartender...These two have been circling each other and establishing a weird kind of friendship and the rescue ceme ...more
Love & Lavender Book Review
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I have mixed feelings about this story. It's my first by Erin McCarthy, so I haven't read The HookUp, and I wasn't lost reading this book as a standalone. Bella and Christian were interesting characters. Throughout the beginning of the story, I couldn't quite figure them out, then through the second half I thought they were a good fit for each other. But the end felt rushed, and not genuine to the story.

There's a few weird moments in the story that I felt could have been handled differ
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is the second in a series by Erin McCarthy, but it is totally a standalone. I did read the first book but had to go back and re read some of it to remember why they were connected. The story kept my attention, but it was a familiar plot....runaway rich bride and poor, hot, bad reputation bartender. They somehow work and I believe that was because Ms. McCarthy did a great job humanizing both characters. Fun, interesting easy read.
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Right, I'm just going to come out and say it - I didn't particularly like either of these characters - at least, not at the start.  And for both of them, that reaction is grounded in their behaviour from Book 1.

That said, I think that the author embraced the less endearing elements of these two and made it work.  Did I always enjoy the path they took?  No.  But this was still a decent read.

Again, I'm not sure that this ought properly to be described as a romantic comedy.  But I'm still pleased I
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A more unlikely couple you could not think of. Bella an engaged debutant, Christian a local bartender and single father. There were a lot of emotional ups and downs in this book. Luckily the ups won out. The love scenes were very good and the family dynamics were very interesting.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this honest review.
Jul 07, 2018 marked it as nope-not-for-me
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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

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