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(American Royalty #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  544 ratings  ·  141 reviews
He likes a challenge…

Here’s the deal: I’m the best center fielder in the major leagues. I’m also the guy who cost his team the championship game and acted very unsportsmanlike. So, when the team hires a social media manager to repair the damage to my reputation, I don’t argue. But then I meet Chloe Conrad, and I suddenly understand what people mean when they say they have
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Published May 7th 2019
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Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Fun and flirty with oodles of romance and chemistry, Heartthrob is without doubt Robin Bielman doing what she does best.

description If Chris Hemsworth and Henry Cavill had a love child, he would look like Finn Auprince.”


My heart was literally doing a happy-dance whilst I sat reading as Chloe and Finn’s romance leapt from sweet to steamy, humorous to heartfelt. Success and wealth is in pro-baseball star Finn’s DNA and whilst he has the confidence and air of alpha-loveliness that comes with that, he’s g
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "You're my favourite person ever..." Stars!

The first book in Robin Bielman's American Royalty series gives us baseball player Finn Auprince and PR Guru Chloe Conrad’s story.

Why am I the gatekeeper to others happily ever after...?

This is a couple that are linked in more ways than one, initially what starts with a car accident, Finn then finds out Chloe has also been tasked by his team to improve his public persona and online following stats, this is before he finds out her father is also
Robin Bielman
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I loved writing this book. My hero, Finn, is a pro baseball player who falls for his social media manager and fun ensues. There’s a puppy and baby goat yoga and kissing and a drunk confession and family and more kissing and food in bed and accidental eavesdropping that involves a *ahem* certain body part of Finn’s. ;) This is the first book in my American Royalty series, but each book is a standalone. The series is now complete and I'm going to miss these characters a lot. Hugs and thanks to eve ...more
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Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
There is nothing I love more than a book that puts a giant, schmoopy smile on my face for almost the entire story. That very smile was set to perma-grin from the moment of Finn and Chloe’s meet-cute to the very end (with only slight wobbles along the way). I loved them so much, and Heartthrob is the epitome of a feel good story.

Finn is not exactly what I expected from the “hottest player in the major leagues”, much less American Royalty. He was much more likable than I anticipated – funny, humbl
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
-Kacie, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Finn Auprince is not your typical professional baseball player. His focus is strictly all baseball all the time. That is, until he gets hurt and meets Chloe Conrad. She’s the PR rep his team set him up with to increase his social media presence. To say Chloe knows baseball is an understatement, she knows baseball like the back of her hand. She spent her teenage years traveling the country with her dad while he umpired games. Chloe believes she is cursed. Every guy she has ever
N.N. Light
Finn Auprince wants nothing more than to forget about how last season ended. But the baseball club wants to clean up his image and make him more accessible to fans so they hired social media manager Chloe Conrad to help Finn. She’s not only an umpire’s daughter who rattles off baseball stats like a pro (talk about sexy) but she knows her marketing. When she’s near, all he want to do is run his fingers through her hair and kiss her senseless. The only hitch: she thinks she’s a curse to all men. H ...more
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I say it every time but Robin Bielman’s books always make me feel good! Heartthrob put a smile into my face as it is funny, sexy and the characters so cute!

Finn is one of the most famous baseball players until one injury makes him angry and in need of help with his social image. Enter Chloe, the sassy social media guru and bam instant attraction!

This book is humorous and the couple adorable. I expected Finn to be a cocky
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
If Robin Bielman isn’t already on your auto-buy/auto-read list, she NEEDS to be! She is an incredible writer, who has a heart of gold and writes characters you wish were real. Translation, I want to be the heroine to every single one of her heroes.

I LOVED Heartthrob. I feel as though I should wax some amazing poetry about the story. But I don’t have the words. What I can say is Robin has made me laugh and cry. She literally turned me inside out and had me crying tears of sadness and joy. It’s be
4.5 stars

Heartthrob by Robin Bielman is a beautifully written romance and a lovely start to the American Royalty series.

I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between Finn and Chloe, they had great chemistry and both were likable/entertaining characters.
I also enjoyed getting to meet Finn's brothers, I'm excited to read their stories and see who will win their hearts <3

Overall, a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, I highly recommend this book.

*Thank you to the publisher via Netgalley
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
Very cute sports romance between Chloe and Finn. This couple hit it off (literally) instantly. Not insta love, but Chloe knew Finn was a baseball mega star. Chloe is a social media expert and is hired for Finn. They have great chemistry and fun banter, throw in a puppy and it’s a fun read. Finn is one hot male and there is plenty of steamy scenes once these two get to know each other. Finn has 2 other brothers, so I think I will need to find out more about them.
May 12, 2019 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***


Sports romance, for some reason as I don't like sports, it actually one of my favorite tropes. I enjoy, I think, the aspect of the game, of the job they do being so all encompassing that it is not only a job, but the main thing in their lives.

So, Finn and Chloe have that not going for them from the beginning. He's a major league ball player, she's his social media person, in charge of making sure he looks good on the internet. And, his focus is on healing from
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wowza did I love this book! Romance and baseball? Yes please! Finn Auprince? Absolutely yes please! I love Robin Bielman but she really outdid herself with this amazing and must read story.
When Finn is injured during the championship game of his life and he mouths off to one of the umpires, it's fortunate he wasn't ejected from the game. Although he is out on the injured list, anxious to get well and back into training before the season starts. The team reps want him to have his face out there,
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartthrob put a smile on my face almost the entire time I was reading it! Robin Bielman nailed these two characters to the point that I want them in my life as my friends! GAH!! Finn and Chloe were absolutely charming and I have to say, their chemistry was on point. There was not one thing I could find that made me doubt their attraction to each other, I was smitten with both of them throughout the story! I truly enjoyed every moment of Heartthrob and I cannot wait to read more books from Robin ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really book! So we have hottie baseball player Finn-glad I grabbed this I love sports stories but normally I grab hockey players so this was a refreshing change I know it is not my first book from a baseball player but it seriously has been years. Anywho back to review, so Finn is hurt and while on his imposed recovery he needs a social media specialist not because he wants to but because he has to and in enters Chloe. I really liked Chloe for a majority of reasons, one she was down to earth a ...more
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Professional baseball player Finn Auprince is as famous and as talented as they come, so the fact that he’s such a down-to-earth and humble guy makes him quite an appealing superstar, but with an injury that puts him on the DL after a less than stellar showing in the championship game as well as the fact that he mouth-offed and disrespected an umpire, the powers that be feel he needs a bit of help to repair his public image, and as luck would have it, the person in charge of rebranding baseball’ ...more
Lisa Mandina
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from the very first page. I loved the banter and the connection that Chloe and Finn had. Not to mention the definite physical attraction thrumming between them from their very first meeting, when crashing into each other. I like the way the author would let us find out about things the same way as one of the characters, but she did it without us being held captive wondering what was going on with several chapter going by. It was always a quick surprise or event at the beginning of t ...more
Carol | tilthelastpage
"You are the love of my life. You turned my world upside down from the moment we met. Your laugh is my favorite sound. Your smile is my favorite sight."

A fun and flirty romantic story between two well-rounded characters. Everything good about romantic comedy is packed in the first book of the American Royalty series. It is a treat to wind down on the weekend with a good book.

Finn Auprince is an american royalty by birth. He's also a very skilled baseball player who's temporarily inj
I am so in love with Finn with Chloe!! They will make your heart pitter patter. Finn is a baseball player, who is injured and needs a social media manager to repair the damage of his reputation, in walks Chloe. Chloe has sworn off men, but soon that may change after meeting Finn. The chemistry between these two is so believable and hot! I fell in love with Sammy too. Two of my favorites in life, baseball and puppies, how could I resist! This book will leave you smiling for a long time, I highly ...more
Kari Hansen
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The reputation that Finn has worked so hard to build as a great baseball player and good teammate is lost due to one missed play on the field. Not only did he cost the team the championship, he now finds himself injured and his attitude after it happened has people questioning his character so the team hires a social media manager to clean up the mess he has made.

Chloe has been around sport stars all her life so she isn’t about to be impressed by Finn. She is very attracted to him however her pa
Amber Hughes
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
**4.5 stars** Robin Bielman has hit a home run with the first book in her new American Royalty series, Heartthrob!

Finn Auprince, the top center fielder in MLB has unfortunately lost his team the World Series and has injured himself in the final game to make matters worse. When his reputation takes a hit from his actions during the series, the team hires a social media manager to help get him get back in the good standing with the public.

When Finn meets Chloe Conrad, the social media manager, h
Kate Anders
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute baseball love story

I’m kind of always a fan of baseball romances because I love all things baseball related. This romance was really more cute than I expected, I think from the blurb I assumed that they H and h were going to be more at odds with each other than they were. It kind of made it seem like Finn had made some real mistakes and a PR person was brought in to fix things. Sure he had some mishaps, but they weren’t actually big, no one seemed angry with him, and Chloe was one of many b
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun book to read. I couldn't get enough of Finn and Chloe.

Baseball star, Finn Auprince is the hottest player in Major League Baseball. When Chloe Conrad is hired to be his social media manager, life turns around for them both. Chloe believes she is cursed when it comes to love and Finn doesn't get serious with any of the women he dates. But, together, they bring out the best in each other. When they decide to give romance a try, both Chloe and Finn are surprised how well they get along. B
The Smutbrarians
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Feels 1
Steam 3.5
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Finn is a super star on a baseball diamond, an actual golden boy. Until he wasn't. Due to a bad catch, not only does he cost his team a championship game but he injures himself. Finn is devastated at this turn of events. Baseball is his life and this injury could put everything he has worked for in jeopardy. So the team hires a social media manager to help his online persona to repair the damage that w
Charlene Sands
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love all of Robin Bielman's books, but this is the absolute best so far! Wait until you meet Finn. He is a hero to end all heroes and is totally thrown a curve ball when he meets his new social media manager, Chloe. I started this book and finished it in one day. Couldn't put it down! I truly didn't want it to end. Really great writing and storytelling! I am looking forward to the next two books in Robin Bielman's series! ...more
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars! This book's a home run!

Finn is a baseball player who has a shoulder injury ... oh yeah, and not only does he have the bucks, his family is loaded. After his blowup with the ump in that infamous game, his team hires him a social media expert to help repair his reputation. Chloe loves baseball ... because when she was young, she travelled with her single father who was a baseball ump ... yeah, Chloe's dad is "that" ump. So when Chloe literally runs into Finn, she knows exactly who he
This_Ginger_Loves_Books (Naomi)
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books

Author Robin Bielman

Publication date: may 7 2019

Goodreads rating: 4.50

My rating: 4.5 stars!

I was given an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.

Before I came across this book, I had never heard of Robin Bielman before. So I genuinely had no idea what to expect from this author, but I was so pleasantly surprised!

Heartthrob is the first book in the American Royalty series, and I can’t freaking wait to preorder book two and three!

From what I understand (an
Izzy ♡ boom, boom, fucking boom
The first half of this book was a 4, while the second half was a 3.5.

If you're looking for a light read that'll make you smile, this is the book! Heartthrob is the kind of book that makes you feel like you're on a cloud high up in the sky, with no cares in the world except for what's happening between the pages.

There's nothing worse than reading a book with characters you can't root for. That was not a problem here, thank goodness!!
Chloe is such a sweet, loving girl; she wants to love and be
Sandy S
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

About the book: Release Date May 7, 2019

He likes a challenge…

Here’s the deal: I’m the best center fielder in the major leagues. I’m also the guy who cost his team the championship game and acted very unsportsmanlike. So, when the team hires a social media manager to repair the damage to my reputation, I don’t argue. But then I meet Chloe Conrad, and I suddenly understand what people mean when they say they have an instant connection to someone. Which means I’m in serious trouble. Chloe’s
Becky Rendon
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
He is gorgeous. He is rich. He is a baseball player. Everyone wants a piece of him.

They meet in an unconventional way and it's all he needs to change his focus. Being on the injured list isn't something he likes but he may have just found a bright side to it! Heartthrob is a sweet and sexy love story. It also has a dastardly villain. (Really he's a chump masquerading as a man!)

I have a feeling you are going to call for this "prince" just like the rest of us! One sweet word, sexy encounter, and
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book started kinda slow for me but towards the middle of the book it had me grinning. Finn and Chloe are super adorable and almost cheesy. Finn is so down to earth and not what you expect from the hottest player in the majors. Chloe is super likable also she is down to earth and not trying to impress anyone. These two have rocking chemistry and it and so much fun together.
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USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her awesome family and her very cute dog, Harry. She writes both sweet and sexy contemporary romances with one goal in mind: to leave you with a smile on your face. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, and frequent coffee shops with friends. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places an ...more

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