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The Heartbreaker

(Hunter Brothers #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,091 ratings  ·  102 reviews
I've waited years for my drop-dead sexy boss, Tristan Hunter, to notice me as something other than his right-hand gal. But though his dog is deeply in love with me, Tristan and I seem doomed to the friend zone.

Until the night we kiss...

It's all a ruse, of course--our make-out session is for the benefit of the two heartbreakers who dumped us--but very real sparks fly when h
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published June 22nd 2018
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I just figured out I’d take a reformed manwhore over Hero that “settles” for heroine.

Rafe in 2nd book was a match for Carrie. They matched each other action by action. Neither had an upper hand in the relationship dynamic.

In this, I really should have realised from the blurb how this will be, but I tried to give it a go anyway.

Hero was actually irrevocably in love with his ex. Who was Maleficent reincarnated and was a world class bully to heroine throughout college, and also cheated on hero.

If i
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review** Tristan has just stolen the organ that was beating wildly during the entire book.

It all starts when Zoey and Tristan are at the reception of Rafe and Carrie's wedding when Tristan and Zoey's exes happen to appear, and a freaked out Zoey asks him to hide her from her college bully.

Tristan a bit like Zoey seems to do weird things when he's nervous, otherwise why would he suddenly not only kiss Zoey, but s
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book fails me. I have problem with the story. There is no major twist, or drama where I can hold my breath. The story is flat and boring. The characters are beautiful. Tristan is a beta male. He has a big heart and sensitive heart.
Zoey is just as sweet sweet girl.

I wish Miss Valente can bring more drama into the twist.

The only thing I like this book is the courting between Tristan and Zoey. It is a perfect dates for both of them

2 stars.
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story was like a dark chocolate covered strawberry. It was rich and decadent and when you really got right into it, sweet and juicy.

Tristan has had his eye on Zoey for years but as her boss (and friend) he would never want to make her uncomfortable or put her in an awkward position. So why does he pretend that they're engaged and make out with her at his brother's wedding...? Because she needs his help and he's nothing if not helpful. Maybe this time he went a little too far but she certai
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Right off the bat I loved Zoey and Tristan because of their love animals and they work at an animal shelter. This book had exactly what I look forward to in a book by Lili Valente. It had heart, humor, and heat. I loved how much Tristan's dog loves Zoey. It's so adorable. Zoey and Tristan fake a relationship because their exes are back in town. What starts off as fake sure soon feels all too real. I loved Zoey and Tristan together. One of my favorite couples. I'm a sucker for a good friends to l ...more
Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Ever since the set up for this book at the end of The Troublemaker I’ve been eagerly anticipating Tristan and Zoey’s story. And it was definitely as fun as I’d hoped.

The very last person Tristan wants to see at a wedding is the woman who broke his heart last year by calling off their own plans to get married. So when Zoey, his friend and best employee, begs him to hide her from her own ex, who turns out to be his ex’s new guy, Tristan does what any person in a romance novel would do- he kisses
J. Grayland
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Tristan Hunter has been trying to mend his broken heart that his ex left in taters. Now hes somehow got himself into a situation with his best friend Zoey where they have found themselves pretending to be engaged to each other when Tristan's ex comes back into town. Zoey has had feelings for Tristan for a long time and now it looks like Tristan has finally realized that true love has been right under his nose the whole time. I enjoyed this book, it was more of a very sweet romance with a lot of ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We get to fall in love with Tristan Hunter in this fabulous book. This is book 3 in The Hunter Brothers series and they have all been drool worthy, laugh out loud books that just wrap you up in warmth and love. This one is no different except where Tristan's brothers are more on the macho alpha side, he is the caring, smart, and oh so romantic Hunter brother. Zoey Childers has worked with Tristan Hunter for 3 years and has had a heart smashing crush on him the entire time, Tristan has always tho ...more
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh be still my thumping heart, I knew Tristan was going to steal it from me. I love the Hunter Brothers series by Lili Valente, but Tristan and this book, is my favorite so far. Lili you seem to outdo yourself each and every time and I don’t know how you do it but I am so glad you do. The Heartbreaker is such a romantic, sweet, sexy, delicious and yes even humorous friends to lovers story. Tristan has had his own heart torn to pieces and the only thing that gets him through day to day is working ...more
Alex in Spades
5 Not So Fake Stars

How did this series got even better?

I adored this cute and sweet story. Goodness! Tristan and Zoey were so amazing, both together and as individuals. Zoey was such a cute, and quirky woman. I adored her big heart, sense of humor, and funny random animal facts. Also Tristan, damn that man made me swoon so hard. It was so great to read about a loving guy (not another cocky manwhore - though I adored them, this awesome man was like breath of fresh air). Also the chemistry between
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
The Heartbreaker is Lili Valente's newest standalone in the Hunter Brothers series and my favorite of the series! Yes, it's part of the series, but you can read it by itself and not miss a thing! I know it's tough to pick favorites, but Tristan called to my heart in book one. He was bruised and heartbroken and needed some hugs! He was also missing what was right in front of him. Zoey. She is his closest friend, his trusted employee. He thinks she's great, sweet, beautiful. But he never sees her ...more
Cheryl Whitty
I hope you can see the pattern, once I'd listen to one book, I just had to listen to the next one.
This the youngest and sweetest brother Tristan who runs an animal shelter. His ex-fiancee Kim broke his heart after ten years together. Kim went to Australia, but decides to come back on the night of his brother's wedding reception. In panic Tristan and Zoe pretend they are together.
Need I say more, and enjoyable and entertaining listen. Zoe and Tristan are perfect for each other.
The Narration perf
Isha Coleman
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Audiobook Review: The Heartbreaker (Hunter Brothers, #3) by Lili Valente (Author), Andi Arndt (Narrator), Sebastian York (Narrator)  
Audiobook Review: The Heartbreaker (Hunter Brothers, #3) by Lili Valente (Author), Andi Arndt (Narrator), Sebastian York (Narrator)Valente takes adorable and runs with it. Tristan, Zoe and Luke worm their way into the heart with clueless antics and heartfelt sweetness. The pairing of York and Arndt give the sugar, a blast of heat that works perfect, as we get to th
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Perfect, sweet and wistfully romantic friends to lovers story. Gosh I love these Hunter men!!!
I accidentally skipped #2 but still loved this one.
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF 24%

Reasons why: coming soon!
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
4 Stars!!!
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Back off witches! Tristan Hunter is my latest book boyfriend and I'm not sharing him!

This book had me in stitches! The things ex-girlfriends do to try and win back a man. Get over yourself, he doesn't want you. So 😝!

No really this was a great book by Lili Valente. As always, the plot was great and the characters were one of a kind. I have throughly enjoyed this series, and I'll be sad to see it end. This just glad she shared this amazing family with us readers.
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it

The Delight
I loved coming back to see the Hunter brothers who all have their own issues, different personalities and so much hotness it should be illegal. The Heartbreaker features Tristan who takes loyalty and love seriously. Zoey may have friend zoned him, but the two are going to learn that you can't stay in the friend zone forever.

Tristan was the brother in the series I thought had it all together. He was in love with his sweetheart, had a good job and was easy going. Until his fia
Tami Talbert
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Though it has only been a short time since I read book two in Lili Valente’s Hunter Brothers series, I really missed how fun and charming they are. But it took merely a moment after beginning to read The Heartbreaker to be completely immersed back into their world.

Tristan and Zoey have always shared a deep connection ever since they started working together. However, in his eyes it was merely based on friendship. Zoey on the other hand has been in love with Tristan from the moment they met. Whe
Sofia Almiroudis
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Heartbreaker is the third installment of The Hunter Brothers series. Poor Tristan, the sensitive and sweet Hunter brother is left heartbroken when he was left behind by the love of his life. Sixteen months he's been brooding, and when he finally starts to see the light at the end of the tunnel, his ex decides to reappear in town. Soon Tristan finds out that the women he thought he knew was anything but.
Zoey has been in love with Tristan from the very first moment she laid eyes on him. Then,
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars*

I can’t get enough of the Hunter Brothers!

Sweet, sexy, sensitive and loves animals! Tristan is the bomb and Zoey knows it! They’ve been co-workers for years but circumstances have them suddenly faking their way out of the friend zone. It is everything Zoey could have hoped for but Tristan... Well, he’s a little slower off the mark. He has his reasons but once they both realize their good friend and co-worker is also hot, that door can’t be closed…

“Chemistry is like toothpaste – one it
Tina Morgan
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Ok so I so loved this book!! I met the sexy Hunter brothers in The Baby Maker and you can’t help but fall in love with all of them!! I have to go back and read The Trouble Maker but I was not lost in any way these are definitely about a different brother each time even though they each are a part of the book because the brothers are a tight family. This book was about Tristian. The brother that can seem to give some really great advice and see things like they are, except for his self. Z
Sassy Southern
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok so I so loved this book!! I met the sexy Hunter brothers in The Baby Maker and you can’t help but fall in love with all of them!! I have to go back and read The Trouble Maker but I was not lost in any way these are definitely about a different brother each time even though they each are a part of the book because the brothers are a tight family. This book was about Tristian. The brother that can seem to give some really great advice and see things like they are, except for his self. Zoey his ...more
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

Zoey, Tristan and Luke (Tristan's dog who happens to be in love with Zoey) form an excellent trio. They work together, they like one another and are all close friends. And, we all know it is totally possible to be completely platonic friends with a member of the opposite sex.

Wait. It isn't?


Sure, Tristan convinces himself it is for the best. Because, when something scares us, that is what we do, we convince ourselves that the way things are is for the best, s
Carol Doveatt
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book #3 in the Hunter Brothers series, and while it can be standalone, it is more delightful after having read book #1 and 2. Zoey and Tristan are the stars of this love story, and for both of these characters this is another try at love. Zoey has been secretly in lust with Tristan ever since she started working for him in the Vet clinic. Tristan has been carrying a torch for his first love forever, and his heart was broken by her. Zoey's ex would like to have her back as he didn't know ...more
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love Tristan & Zoey romance so much. It was sweet romance that you can easily cuddle up with. Their romance started off as a fake relationship and they both work at the animal shelter. That Tristan runs and his dog Luke. I love Luke POV at the end of the book 😆🐶

Tristan and Zoey's exs turn up at the wedding and that's how this whole story started. I love the qe slowly seem them fall in love with each other and, Zoey truley loves Tristan. Cause his ex cheated on him at college and Zoey didn't wa
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Sexy. Sweet. Irresistible. The best she's ever written. A must read series!

Lili Valente is back, stunning readers with this incredible standalone romance that Ida going to make you blush, swoon, and root for love. The Heartbreaker was so so GPS and dare I say the absolute best of the Hunter Brothers series.

One moment. One kiss. Everything is about to change forever. And what is supposed to be fake, temporary is feeling like more and more real every moment they are together. Lines are cro
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Review of The Heartbreaker by Lili Valente

Tristan and Zoey - 5+++++ Stars

I have been waiting (as patiently as possible) for Tristan and Zoey to share their story and I am sooo happy it is finally here. Ms. Valente definitely knows how to pack a lot into her stories and keep you fully engaged in what is unfolding before our eyes. There is just something about those Hunter men and the women that bring them to their knees. I also love that we get to see the same characters from the last two books
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Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn't be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich's red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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