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Hunky Heartbreaker

(Whiskey Kisses #1.5)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  554 ratings  ·  136 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 sh
Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #93, 74 pages
Published November 27th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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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 s
I feel like I like torturing myself with these novellas. I always wish they were longer.

Hunky Heartbreak was an okay novella. Nothing really stuck out to me but I did get what I came for: smut. I have no idea if I have or haven't listened to Sexy Stranger.. because there are way too many novellas in the Dark Nights series to keep track of. However, after listening to Valentina and Duke's story was steamy af. So I would totally be down to listen to Luke and Charlotte's now.

Valentina was likable.
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
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
***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
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.
Cup of Tea
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series is new to me and I loved this book! Again 1001 Dark Nights introduces me to another great series! This is a fun and flirty small town romance. There is a dash of angst and full on steamy romance! Another great story!
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved.
* 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
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Duke Wilder and his brother's whiskey distillery, Wilder Whiskey, is more successful than their wildest dreams. But after the company hits a legal snafu, his sister-in-law's attorney BFF, Valentina, comes in to help make things right. Duke is immediately smitten with the sexy as hell woman, and despite her best efforts, Valentina falls for Duke's charms. But when a ghost from Duke's past shows up, with a kid in tow, will Valentina cut and run before things ever get started?

FMR Book Grind
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by Stacey:

Kendall Ryan always delivers and this novella was super cute and sexy! Duke is cute twin and bar owner & finds himself in a bind and Valentina comes to help him out! But the chemistry between these two is undeniable even though Valentina doesn’t want to mix business with pleasure! But this might just be the missing piece Duke needs as he has everything but that perfect person to share it all with!
Take the dive and checkout this sexy novella packed full of page turning excitement
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
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
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
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
Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
Hunky Heartbreaker is a standalone novella in the 1001 Dark Nights series but was hands down an easy, fun, sexy read that was over way too soon and had me wanting so much more. Duke is the sexy, flirtatious, playboy who finds himself in a hard situation when he realizes the curvy, gorgeous woman in his kitchen is the one person who can help the Wilder brothers with a legal issue. Valentina knows Duke's reputation and has reminded herself over and over that he's no good for her, but we always wan ...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.... ...more
Bree Hill
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love me a country boy hero. I went into this one having no idea what it was about but it’s an interracial romance following a Latina Heroine who is a total ass kicker and a country boy from Texas. Our heroine comes into play by coming to Texas to help our hero’s company with some legal issues they’ve ran into and BAM! Sparks fly. Another quick read that’s available via the Audible Romance package, highly recommend.
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Country boy meets city girl in this sweet but sexy novella by Kendall Ryan. Duke Wilder has a mess to clean up with the family's distillery, and when the beautiful attorney Valentina arrives to clean up the mess there is more than just a professional relationship that is going on. The two have sparks right from the instant they meet and it only continues as they become more and more involved. I only wish this was a full length novel as i hated to see the story end. Perfect in every way!! ...more
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*
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*
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.
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!
Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book takes two of my favourite things, the 1001 Dark Nights series, and Kendall Ryan, mixes them together and provides a tasty little story.  

Now, sometimes, novellas suffer in the story development by reason of the restricted page count.  But even though I haven't read Sexy Stranger, where I expect backgrounds and characters may have been more fleshed out, I didn't feel as though that was the case here.  I was invested in the plot, the relationship and, well, the story as a whole.

Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Steamy, sexy and oh so decadent. Duke and Luke have built a successful distillery but when a lawsuit threatens their success, Luke’s wife Charlotte enlists her friend Valentina to help. Duke makes a very interesting first impression on Valentina with his cocky, alpha ways. Valentina is not a push over as a confident, successful attorney. Of course, the sparks fly between these two taking us on a fabulously sexy ride. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book and this is my honest review.
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
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
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
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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 3 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

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