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Defenseless Hearts

(Tender Hearts #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  1,565 ratings  ·  215 reviews
After months of silence, here she stands on my front porch, waiting to be let in again. But it's the same play every time, and I know how this ends - I give her all I have and she carries it with her on the way back to him.

I should turn her away, but I won't. Couldn't do it if I tried.

Because no matter how many times she pops back up, pulls me in an
Published (first published May 24th 2018)
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-  Michelle Claypot_Reads
Meagan Brandy grabbed my attention with her debut book Complicated Hearts. This second standalone in the series cements her as a one click author for me.

This one has a different kind of NA angst for me. It's more painful and emotional. These characters are brought together and torn apart by circumstances, by bad decisions and by fear. The author touches on some difficult subjects but does it an honest and respectful way. I ranted A LOT during this book, I yelled at my Ipad, sent lots of cranky
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Parker Baylor. You are the best type of person. You're strong, thoughtful, vulnerable, loving and patient...and those blue eyes and biceps to boot! I could go on and on, but I can't get too sappy over here! But if I were going to get sappy for anyone it would be you.

Meagan Brandy hooked us in Fumbled Hearts with characters that were strong and no holds barred. Yet they are also loving and needing to be loved in the worst way. Defenseless Hearts not only gives a peek into their lives as their li
Diary Of Book Fiend
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Don't Worry....
.... Be Happy Stars

I must admit I was seriously not liking the lead female character at first, because come on this is Parker and he deserves the sun, the moon, and all the damn stars! But I was proven wrong and I adore the hell out of Nightingale. I am so not spoiling the surprise with a real name, come on it's Diary of A Book Fiend, I spoil NOTHING!

The book starts with a surprise on Parker's doorstep.

Every time I think she's gone for
Cindy M. Green
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Meagan Brandy completely wowed me with Fumbled Hearts, Book #1 of the Tender Hearts Series. While you don’t have to read the first book to follow the beautiful storyline in Defenseless Hearts, I highly recommend you do. I can guarantee you will fall in love with these characters right from the start, no doubt wanting more of them all!

Oh Parker, my Parker. You have stolen my heart and I’m not sure I will ever be the same ❤❤❤
I could not WAIT to get more of Parker after falling in
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reads
Defenseless Hearts is book two in the Tender Hearts series, and I strongly recommend reading book one, Fumbled Hearts, first.

In Defenseless Hearts, just when I thought there was no more angst to be found there was! I need a book to make me feel things, and this book did, in ways I never expected it to.

We first meet Parker Baylor in Fumbled Hearts, and he is everything we learned about him then, and more. Selfless, caring, loyal, hot, and so far gone for the one girl he ca
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We met Parker in Fumbled Hearts book one in this series. He was a senior in HS, kind, friendly, a football player, helpful, caring, and handsome with beautiful blue eyes. We are also are introduced to Kenra, Nate’s older sister. In Defenseless Hearts we read that Parker and Kenra have had a secret friendship with deep feelings during their HS years. The thing is Kenra has a boyfriend and he’s not very nice. Parker and Kenra flourish when their together. Their in their own world. When they come o ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Defenseless Hearts by Meagan Brandy is the second novel in the Tender Hearts series. I highly recommend reading Fumbled Hearts first to get some back story on these amazing and unforgettable characters. Plus you don't want to miss out on Lolli and her badassness!!

From the very first sentence in Defenseless Hearts, the author commands your attention and you won't be able to set this book down until the very last page.... unless, of course, it's to curse or vent and rage. In fact, I strongly enco
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

3 Don’t Worry, Be Happy Crowns

There are so many things that I love about this book. The writing is good, Parker is a dream, and I feel true sympathy for Kenra. I rooted for these two to find a way to be together from the minute I read the synopsis, and Meagan Brandy also delivers a host of secondary characters who I adore and want to know more about in upcoming books.

I am sure your wondering then why the 3 crown/star review. At
May 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Sigh. After the absolute love I had for the first book, and the crush I had on Parker (it's cool, Nate, you're still my No. 1.), this book had me all:


But then. I hated. Kenra. I couldn't even sympathize for her. (view spoiler) I don't even care why she did all the things she does. I know it's a real problem. But in my romance?? Bye.

Sigh. After the absolute love I had for the first book, and the crush I had on Parker (it's cool, Nate, you're still my No. 1.), this book had me all:


But then. I hated. Kenra. I couldn't even sympathize for her. (view spoiler) I don't even care why she did all the things she does. I know it's a real problem. But in my romance?? Bye.


I'll still read the next ones. I wanna skip ahead to Mason's though.
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All you need to know right now is that this book is angsty goodness and Parker will steal your fucking heart.

Full review to come
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh Parker! You finally got your story and it was well deserved and amazingly written!
Parker's story was perfect he deserved someone who loved him completely without any doubts or obstacles in the way.

"You're not mine, Kens,"...
"And that's a problem for me."

For years Kenra has been at the tip of Parkers finger yet so far out of reach, not completely giving into the attraction they felt for one another. Parkers heart is defenseless when it comes to Kenra, there
Rhonda Ziglar
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 I LOVE PARKER STARS!! Parker is EVERYTHING!! This story will take you on a emotional rollercoaster ride with all the feels. I loved Fumbled Hearts, but Defenseless Hearts has taken the trophy for my favorite book in this series. Meagan Brandy has given us a heartfelt story that is phenomenal and perfect in everyway. Please do yourself a favor and 1-click this book, you will not be sorry.
Stephanie S
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh My!! I fell for Parker aka Hero in Complicated hearts and I am now totally gone for him now!

Megan will now be a definate must read from me for now on. Loved this book and had my emotions running all over the board for this one. This was Parker's story but still had a lot of the characters from the first book included in this one. I want to go on and on about this book but that would include tooo much and I want everyone to discover it for themselves, and I don't want to spoil anyt
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another fabulous instalment of Meagan Brandy’s “Tender Hearts” series.

I would encourage you to read book 1, “Fumbled Hearts” first, followed by “Defenseless Hearts”.

In the 🇬🇧 we spell it Defenceless. Not sure if that’s a 🇺🇸 thing, or a typo.

This book had me feeling a lot of different emotions!
I wanted to kill Kellan
I wanted to kick Kenra
I wanted to hump Parker’s leg like a little horny pup 🐶 😂

Great read!
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5+ stars!!!!

I am absolutely in love with Parker!! He is just delicious. Such an amazing friend, extremely selfless, and has such a giving heart. He really is everything you could want in a book boyfriend. Lolli's nickname for him of Hero could not suit him any more perfectly. I really could go on and on and on about Parker, because he's just amazing. If you don't like him, there is something wrong with you (just kidding....kind of).

And I'm more than happy with who he was paired up w
Cali Gals
May 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Let me tell you what I LOVED about this book. This might sound a tad superficial but this cover is “to die for”. Holy Hotness definitely a win win. It also didn’t hurt that I read Fumbled Hearts (loved it) and was introduced to these characters in that story. Yep totally upped my anticipation and excitement to read Parker’s story (sigh).

Parker represents EVERYTHING I want in a hero. He has a heart of gold with the right amount of naughty to keep things interesting (wink wink). He knows how to b
 ♡ One Click Romance ♡
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
One hell of an angst ride.

Parker Baylor is swoon-worthy for sure. The man made my heart sing.
I didn't love let alone like Kenra at first. I mean the girl was hot and cold and hot and cold. Her behavior gave me whiplash.

Not everything was what I thought it would be with this story. The humor and easy going friendship was there. I got to see a side of Parker and Lolli (Kalani from Fumbled Hearts, if you haven't read that yet waiting for?) their frie
Jul 28, 2018 rated it liked it
3,5 stars but rounding down sine the previous one had me hooked more
Terri Handschumacher
Before I even try to form complete sentences to express my love for Defenseless Hearts, if you haven't read Fumbled Hearts:
1. What the ever loving Fuck is wrong with you
2. Drop what you are reading and get to reading it, because you need to prepare yourself for Parker "Hero" Baylor

5 stars is just not enough. This book was a perfect combination of everything that will may you have all the feels. There is truly no real words that I feel can express how this book grabbed me from
Whoo Gives A Hoot
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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When I discovered that Defenseless Hearts was going to be Parker's story I was super excited because my heart was captivated by this HERO in Fumbled Hearts. He is the kind of leading man that reader can't help but instantly connect with. His character is strong, confident, and oh so freaking sexy that no woman, real or fictional, could p*
Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
Parker has moved in with his best friend Lolli and is working towards being the CEO of her company. He is enjoying his life, but one thing is missing...her!

Kenra is engaged to be married. She is stuck in a situation with no way out. She knows she can't have what she wants, but she would do anything to make sure Parker and her family are protected.

Parker is the true definition of a best friend. He is honorable and trustworthy. He has always been a solid support system for
Cat Parisi
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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AMAZING JOB MEAGAN!!! One rollercoaster ride I'll never forget!
I devoured this book in one day! I read book one, so I already met a lot of the characters in the series. I have been anxiously awaiting Parker's story and it did not disappoint. The title and cover are so perfect for Parker and his leading lady, I don't even know where to begin.

Parker... Lolli's BFF, "Safety"... He had my heart gripped in a vice from the very beginning. I was cheering him on along the way as he fights for his
Zilpha Owens
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
The opening sentence stops you in your tracks. And you release your breath slowly as the story develops but that’s the way of it in Defenseless Hearts. Parker Baylor wants something he can’t have. He is such a good guy your heart just aches for him. Kenra Monroe is stuck in a situation she seems to have no hope of getting out of. Parker is near perfect but Kenra is a little hard to take at times. The early adult years are tough and their story is no different. The jump between past and present a ...more
Jun 25, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not at all what I expected

First off, I hate leaving negative reviews normally if I don't enjoy something I opt to just not leave a review. After taking a day to decompress after reading this book and taking into consideration the high reviews I decided to leave one because I just can't wrap my head around this book still. I loved the first book so much I've read it multiple times. When I saw there was another one coming out I was so excited, the beginning was fine but I will say I thought the h
Tracy *To the point Reviews*
Love Parker in Fumbled Hearts. And I really was looking forward to his story.

But sadly, Kenra, despite everything she got roped into because of Kellan, didn't do it for me. She was weak and she made endless bad decisions. Given her situation and how Kellan cornered her by threatening all those she holds dear, she should have at least confided in someone. ANYONE.

And her constant back and forth, killing the poor Parker's heart every time, made me sick. There was no situation where wha
DNF @ 48%

The hero from this book was my favourite character in book 1 (but that's about the only thing I remember about that book, so that's not saying much), but unfortunately I'm not enjoying this so far. Super slow and includes the very annoying/frustrating "heroine stays with a bad/abusive guy because in order to protect the hero" trope. I have read and loved some books where the heroine is stuck in an abusive relationship, but I need my heroines to be more proactive. Here we are halfwa
You should never start a book with assumptions. I assumed I knew what kind of story I was getting into when I started reading. I should never underestimate this author ever again.

She proved to me with her debut novel, Fumbled Hearts, that she is a force to be reckoned with in the literary world.

Defenseless Hearts stepped up the game even higher, and if possible, I think I enjoy this book more than the original in the series. And I love the first book something fierce.

Neilliza Swaffar
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it

**Copy provided by Tour Host in exchange for an honest review**

Defenseless Hearts is full of love and heartbreaks. Parker is everything a woman wants. His sweet, thoughtful strong, forgiving with so much heart. I wanted everything for him, he deserved so much. I wasn’t happy with the heroine for so much part of the book. I felt like she was stringing him a long and hurting him over and over. Parker was like a fool, so in love with the wrong person. I’m so glad that he had Lolli, she is the best of the best. I love
Sharon Mariampillai
Thank you Sharon J for recommending this book series to me. This was an amazing read. This story is about Parker and Nate’s older sister Kenra. Their relationship is super complicated because she is in a loveless relationship with her fiancé, Kellan. Park is my blue-eyed boy. He is sweet, passionate and possessive about the people he loves. Also, he happens to be the best friend of my favourite heroine of the first book, Kalani aka Lolli. He can’t help but love Kenra, even though time and time a ...more
Aimee Noalane
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 beautiful ⭐
First off I would like to start by saying that if you haven't read Fumbled Hearts (Tender Hearts #1) you should definitely start by reading it first. Although it is not necessary because the story is about different characters, I feel like there is too much history between all of them and not reading it makes a few things harder to understand.

BUT that being said....

What a beautiful love story.
I absolutely love Parker. His love, his passion, his perseveranc
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Meagan Brandy is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of New Adult romance books. She is a candy crazed, jukebox junkie who tends to speak in lyrics. Born and raised in California, she is a married mother of three crazy boys who keep her bouncing from one sports field to another, depending on the season, and she wouldn't have it any other way. Starbucks is her best friend and wor ...more

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