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The Heartless Boyfriend

(Calamity Falls Small Town Romance #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  338 ratings  ·  115 reviews
There's not an athlete alive who can match Will's drive and self-discipline...until an adorable two year old and a fiery chef land on his doorstep and turn his life upside down. If he wants to keep his girls, he's going to have to learn to lead with his heart and not his mind.

Will Bowie is supposed to be training for the Olympics, but the toddler unexpectedly dropped int
ebook, 1st Edition, 350 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by EK Publishing, LLC
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Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!
With strong, amazing characters.
Both experienced, without exes drama, no cheating, no OP scenes.
Great read!
Sofia Lazaridou
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reading the scenes where Will was trying to push Ruby away so she wouldn't get attached to him was heartbreaking. They killed me and I only wanted to pick Ruby up and comfort her. She was precious and I loved her. She and Will have a strong bond despite his efforts to make her stay on schedule and learn to be on her own. I was glad that Delilah was there pushing him towards the right direction. The three of them make a great family in my mind. Which is the opposite of what I felt when it came to ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My heart is happy….

Wow, did I love this book! This is the second Bowie brother to find his heart in jeopardy and from more than one front! Will is disciplined to the nth degree. Complicated family has shaped his approach to life and that is never more obvious as Ruby and Delilah enter it. He follows the rules, and his schedule, with military-like precision so when a toddler – and a sparkling young woman – turn him sideways, he clings to those rules like a life raft… Delilah is dealing with her o
Paula White
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
I was gifted a copy for an honest review.

I have read the first book but it is not needed for this one. I would recommend it though as you get to know the characters.

I really enjoyed this - I loved Will, Delilah and Ruby. Will was bit reserved, cut off, set in his ways and loved his routine. Then along came Ruby, swiftly followed by Delilah. He was shown there was more to life and that he could open his heart up and enjoy life. It was a lovely story - tiny bit of angst but overall a really good f
Gretchen  (About That Story)
I loved every single thing about this! The Heartless Boyfriend was an excellent story that was extremely entertaining and sweet with amazing characters that packed a serious emotional punch. It was truly fantastic and I didn't want to put it down!

Right from the start, I was all in. I loved Will and Delilah's first meeting and this undeniable attraction the two of them had in the midst of this very unique situation. Delilah had an infectious personality and I loved her internal dialogue. Will was
Happily Mary After
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommendation appeared on USA Today’s Happy Ever After on October 16, 2018.

I am loving the Bad Boyfriends series by Erika Kelly, including the second, stand-alone book, The Heartless Boyfriend. Delilah thought she had her life and career all mapped out, until she had the rug pulled out from underneath her, but she’s not giving up on her dreams. She readjusts her plans and goes to the small town of Calamity, Wyoming, in order to participate in a cooking competition, but she finds herself unwilli
Reads & Reviews
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The best books are the ones you don’t want to end and I was incredibly sad to turn the last page of The Heartless Boyfriend. Will, Delilah, and little Ruby stole my heart. They’re possibly my all-time Erika Kelly characters. Delilah is definitely my favorite heroine.

Like all of Kelly’s books, The Heartless Boyfriend is a book about romantic love and familial love. This is the reason I keep going back to EK’s books. She pulls the reader in, making them fall head over heels with each character, t
Cheryl Whitty
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The heartless boyfriend is about Will Bowie who has been the Freestyle Halfpipe skier World Champion seven times. The is no room in his life for a distraction. When little Ruby comes to live with them the toddler starts breaking down his walls. Then Delilah comes to stay for the Competion for a new chef for the Spa.
Delilah is always so upbeat and shows him what Ruby needs is someone to love and to be there for her.
This is about a man that learns to l
 Reading In Pajamas
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
✦Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt: THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND by Erika Kelly
Publication Date: October 16, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated 4 Stars

I devoured this one! So much fun with a cute little toddler thrown into the love story. THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND is the second book in Erika Kelly’s Bad Boyfriend Series. Each book in the series features a Bowie brother and this book was Will and Delilah’s story. Their story was emotional, fun an
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

After the little surprise from book one's ending ai was looking forward to the next book. I'm glad it's Will, out of all the Bowie brothers he seemed to be most disciplined. So focused on his goal even with his family issues. Enter Ruby and Delilah who turn his world of order into something else. Oh Will and Ruby is a sight to see, gosh. It's hard for this guy who loves his routine and organized ways but it's hard to resist them.

I love the foodie aspect of this and Delilah faced someth
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review, kindle, 2018
The Heartless Boyfriend is the second book in the "Bad Boyfriends" series featuring the Bowie brothers. This is Will's story. The first book ended on a big cliff hanger with a little girl being dropped off at the house. Will doesn't care whose daughter she is, he is determined to make her feel welcome. Delilah ends up entering the big chef competition at the ranch to prove to her family, she can handle running a piece of the family business. Neither one is counting on how much their lives will c ...more
Kat J
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Don't read this book when you are hungry. You will regret it. At 2am in bed and craving some pasta or anything else your half asleep brain could possibly think up off.

I always have a soft spot for books with cooking related themes in them and here Erika describes the dishes so much that you want to get out of bed and make some pancakes.

It was a good story of 2 people being thrust into situations they had never thought they would be in and learning what is really important to them. Sometimes the
Sarah Dale
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this series of books about the Bowie Brothers. The Heartless Boyfriend is the second in this series and it was such a fun, entertaining read.

Will is the more serious of the brothers, he's a wound tight competitive skier. His world has been turned upside down with the arrival of the absolutely adorable little Ruby. He is trying to navigate being a single dad.

Delilah gave me a slight girl crush. She was smart, funny and I loved her direct honesty.

The chemistry between Will a
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! In the beginning of the story the author jumped right in which was a little confusing at first and I thought that maybe I wouldn't like how she wrote but that changed when I got deeper into the story. One of my favorite things about the book was Will's perspective. He is the main narrator of the book with Delilah's perspective thrown in every once in a while. Another thing I liked was the character growth of both Will and Delilah. I loved how Will finally realized that it was ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!
When Will interacts with his sister Ruby who is 2 melts my heartstrings. Ruby pronounces Will it comes out Wheel and it reminds me when my brother called me Aria. Delilah got bad news on her birthday which was a dick move from her siblings. Ruby was up when Delilah got to the ranch and she felt bad for Ruby. Will doesn't want Ruby to get too attached to him because he's switching with his brothers. Will doesn't understand that Ruby needs to be reassure that
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*
Reviews from the Heart
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Ericka Kelly and I can't wait to go back and check out her back list.

The Heartless Boyfriend was a super fun, sexy read. I devoured all the words and fall mad for Will pretty quickly. I loved Delilah for all her sassy, independent ways. I especially loved the way she handled Will.

Entertaining as hell with emotion that will pull at your heartstrings, The Heartless Boyfriend should definitely make it onto your book list.

~ Kimberly Anne
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This started shaky for a moment because I was having issues denoting the person in which the book was written. But the story was great and the characters were lovely. I love the family they made.
Garden Of REden
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was ok

This book had so much potential, but the numerous errors and continuity issues completely pulled me out of the story. I was really into the premise, and was looking forward to see where it would go. Unfortunately, it was so repetitive, the story struggled to move forward. Many of these errors and storyline stumbles should been caught by beta readers or story editors. I was just very disappointed and left unsatisfied.
Sandy S
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 16, 2018

There's not an athlete alive who can match Will's drive and self-discipline...until an adorable two year old and a fiery chef land on his doorstep and turn his life upside down. If he wants to keep his girls, he's going to have to learn to lead with his heart and not his mind.

Will Bowie is supposed to be training for the Olympics, but the toddler unexpectedly dropped into his life isn’t interested in his schedules. Still, he’s pretty sure
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it

When her siblings decide she shouldn't receive the one thing her parents wanted her to have in their will, Delilah Lua leaves town and heads for Calamity, Wyoming and enters a cooking competition. Staying with Will Bowie and his adorable little sister is supposed to be temporary, but the more time she spends with him, the more she finds herself wanting to stay. Yet, when she's made an offer that seems impossible to refuse, will the pair fight for their happy ever after?

The first book of this ser
May 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Our heroine is Delilah Lua, she's supposed to inherit the 8th franchise in her family's chain of Italian restaurants, but her siblings cut her out. So she bounces to *jazz hands* Wyoming for a few weeks to figure out what's next. Our hero is Will Bowie. He is a freestyle skiing champion and his 3 adult brothers just found out they have a 2 year old sister they didn't know about. When Delilah shows up to stay at his house, I guess they're supposed to fall in love BUT (wait for the wishes)...

Christie72 (Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews)
The Heartless Boyfriend is the perfect combination of sexy and sweet made even better by a great storyline and wonderful characters!!!!

This book is the second one in the series. Don’t can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the first book, although, it’s now on my Kindle TBR list. I found the book easy to follow even though I didn’t have the background of the previous book.

Will and Delilah are complete opposites, yet they find themselves at a crossroads in their lives dealing with
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This second installment of Bad Boyfriends is quite the emotional rollercoaster. I was absorbed by the story right from the start.

Will is the oldest of the four Bowie brothers and is a ski champion. Except for his brothers, he doesn't allow anyone to get too close to him due to the fear of being left behind through something that happened in his childhood.

Delilah is a chef for her family's famous Italian restaurant. All her life she has dreamt of owning her own franchise and looking forward to th
Luisa Rivas
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this author’s writing, a perfect combination of action, dialogue and character’s internal musings. Also, her characters have issues that they need and do overcome during the story, with some angst, but also some humor.

In this second installment of the Bad Boyfriends series, Will Bowie and his brothers are taken by surprise by the appearance of a two-year old precious little girl, who turned out to be fathered by Mack Bowie, their dad, who died two years ago. Will and his brothers take on
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
3.5 Love when we least expect it stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Inkslinger PR
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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My The Heartless Boyfriend Review . . .

It has been quite awhile since I've read anything from Erika Kelly, so when I heard about this I jumped at the chance to read and review it. However, as I started to read it, I felt like I was missing a whole bunch of the background. That is when I realized that this is book 2 within a series. I then quickly put this book do
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This book captures you from the beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed every single page of it, and never wanted it to end. It was well developed, well written and well thought out. The author knew how to develop, create the storyline and make you fall in love with her words, plot and the characters demanding your attention. It was enjoyable read that I devoured in one sitting. Writing just flowed and had me captivated and invested to the story from start to finish wanting to find out what happens next ...more
Julianna Keyes
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great entry into the Bad Boyfriend series! I think I actually liked this one better than the first, and I really liked the first book.

This book has the same strong writing and smart dialogue, but with even more layered conflict that truly made me wonder how the story was going to resolve in a believable HEA that didn't resort to a deus ex machina plot device. (It doesn't.)

Will was by far my favourite character, strong and stoic, finding comfort in his regime and struggling as his defau
Jen (jensdreamylittlereads)
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic read! This is one of those beautiful stories that just has you swooning and with a happy smile on your face!

This is my first read by Erika Kelly, and have to admit her writing sucked me in right from the very first page and took me on an wonderful journey of love, sacrifice, heartache and healing. I absolutely devoured this book.

I fell in love with the characters in a heartbeat. Will was an incredible male hero. His story tugged on my emotions in a way very few characters ever h
Libby McIntyre
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was giving to me in exchange for an honest review. I most definitely will start of with how well I think the author did with this book! she pulled a bunch of random characters in my opinion together and have them a great place in my heart that's for sure.
I fell in love with the idea of going to Wyoming through this book the views that she compiled in my head of the town and the mountains, definitely worth reading.
The storyline was compelling to me, being that I love kids in a romanc
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Award-winning author Erika Kelly writes sexy, passionate, and emotional contemporary romance. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she lives in the southwest, drinks a lot of tea, and is always waiting for her cats to get off her keyboard.




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