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HeartThrob

(Heart Duet #1)

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He was just another dad at my daughter’s school.
Another very hot, former teen heartthrob dad.
One I couldn’t get involved with.

Lennox Reign was the hottest teen star over fifteen years ago. Now, he's staring me daggers across the principal's office.

Not my fault my daughter got in trouble the first day of school and I seem to have 'bad mom' stamped on my forehead.

But now not
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300 pages
Published March 25th 2019
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Paula
Mar 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
The single parent trope is not my thing and I honestly don't know why I picked it up other then curiosity after reading reviews and wanting to know what all the hype was about. Anyway, while it wasn't bad (well written in fact), it was just an okay read for me. In other words, it didn't leave me wanting to read the next book since this ends in a cliffhanger.

For those interested to know what it's about, be warned SPOILERS ahead:

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The Smutbrarians
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Feels 5
Storyline 5
Steam 4
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Lindsey

OMGEEEEEE. I am loving this book. And that ending...really?! I know it's a duet but jeez rip my heart out a little why don't ya. LOL! Anywhooooo. This book is awesome and the way it's written is so addictive. I loved Lennox and Rachel. Really loved that there wasn't any silly, petty drama in their story, and they acted like adults and put children first. I can't wait until the next book comes along because
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Lindsay
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Ok, so I goofed. Do you know me? Do you know of my loathing for cliffhangers?! Well...when I found this book, I immediately knew I had to read it. I saw there was a book 2, that it was a "duet" but I either didn't read the blurb of book 2 very closely or there wasn't much to it yet because I'd convinced myself that it was more of a companion book as opposed to an actual continuation (I know, shame on me. But whatever gets you through the night *hehe* if you don't recognize that line, ju
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Louise  O
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HeartThrob is book 1 in the Heart Duet and I could not put it down, Vernon is a new to me author and I am so excited to read the conclusion of Rachel and Lennox’s story.

Rachel is a newly divorced single mother living back with her parents, when she is called into the principal’s office on the first day and is left shocked and incredibly embarrassed when she comes face to face with her celebrity teen crush. Lennox is trying to live a quiet life with his daughter away from the limelight something
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Kim
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartthrob is book one in the Heart Duet and I truly LOVED this book!! A single mom/single dad romance that had me laughing out loud one minute and then had my heart was jumping out of my chest the next! Rachel and Lennox are amazing characters, their banter, the chemistry, everything about them completely sucked me into this story and I could not put it down!! Magan Vernon has nailed this story, these characters..everything about this book is FANTASTIC!! The cliffhanger...GAH!! I need the next ...more
Sara Oxton
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HeartThrob by Magan Vernon a five-star read that will set your heart twiterpatting. This is the first part of the Heart Duet and what a start!! I will be honest and admit it took me a little while to get into, but I think it was me as I was busy when I started it and usually anything by Magan Vernon I just devour. What would you give for a daddy to be at your school to be someone that you used to drool over!! Oohhhh I would love that. This is funny and adorable and also a little crazy in the bes ...more
Lindsey King
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Feels 5
Storyline 5
Steam 4
Overall Rating 5


OMGEEEEEE. I am loving this book. And that ending.... really?! I know its a duet but jeez rip my heart out a little why don't ya. LOL! Anywhooooo. This book is awesome and the way its written is so addictive. I loved Lennox and Rachel. Really loved that there wasn't any silly petty drama in their story, and they acted like adults and put children first. I cant wait until the next book comes alone because that cliff had me like ahhhh shit! Here we go! Supe
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2OCC Reviews
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
I absolutely loved this story and could not get enough of reading this story. I read this story all in one sitting because I wanted to read more about these two characters that had me cracking up laughing so many times throughout the story. There was a lot of humorous moments throughout the story and some incredibly sweet moments throughout the story. I found this was really well written by the author creating an incredibly sweet read. I really loved the storyline of this story and it drew me in ...more
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Holy steamy chemistry Batman! I've fallen head over heels for Rachel and Lennox. Both single parents trying to make a great life for their kids. One just happens to be an ex teen heart throb. No big deal right? Lennox and Rachel start off on the wrong foot. One teeny tiny incident has them both running to the school for their daughters. Heated words are exchanged, and a new friendship is formed with their daughters. Secrets have a way of getting out and I just hope these two can work through the ...more
Dayang
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm a fan of Magan Vernon's ONLY Series... so I was so excited to receive this ARC.

This is sort of a celebrity-normal girl romance but in this case, it's between a "retired" celebrity and an old fan girl.... Lennox and Rachel has had a rough adult life given that they're both divorced and raising kids. Their girls are classmates and has become the best of friends... Lennox and Rachel themselves working together for the school bake sale... One thing lead to another aaaaand the rest is history...

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Konny
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HeartThrob by Magan Vernon is the first book in her Heart Duet.

HeartThrob tells Rachel and Lennox heart-wrenching story. Rachel Rise is a single mom, freshly divorced,backn in her hometown and has to start over. She works as freelance designer. Normally I don't go in detail about the storyline, but this time it's crucial to the story. Anyway, back to the story. When she gets recruited to co-organize an event at the kids school, she gets paired with him. Lennox Reign, former tv-star, model and te
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Melissa
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We all dream of what would happen if we met our teen heartthrob when we grew up. Here is your chance for that experience. It isn’t going to be a smooth ride full of flowers and sunshine.

Lennox and Rachel have things in their pasts that make them hesitant to get to know each other. He is standoffish and brash and that instantly rubs her the wrong way. She just wants to make it through the day and take care of her daughter.

This book is full of awkwardness, laughs and will make you realize we are
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Booknook Reviews
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quick notes-

Trigger warning: N/A

Ideal reader: someone who loves sarcastic humour and racy steaminess between two single parents


My general thoughts-

This is my first book from Magan and I'm wondering where she has been all my life?! This book is funny, sexy, romantic and inspiring. Plus, what a cliffhanger, holy!

My review-

1) What worked for me:
-OMG this book is so funny
-I loved the mom-side of this story as I could relate
-the steamy scenes were good and I liked the teasing leading up to it

2) Wha
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Tina Morgan
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh my god!!! What a book!! This was a quick read for me but it was such a great book!! It was funny, hot, and sweet and lord love a duck that ending!!!!! I can't wait for Heartbreaker to come out so I can finish this story!! Magan sure does know how to weave a story so you get so invested in these people and then bamb she will hit you out of left field with something you were least expecting and I love that!! I would recommend this book.  
Karen
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Pretty original with a former tv star raising his daughter alone in Dallas and he meets a recent divorced gal who also has a daughter. There is nothing really exciting about this story until the end as otherwise the gal is a bumbling idiot around the guy almost painful to read....
Lennox's POV here might of been helpful in the first installment. I can't for the life of me see the chemistry between these two.
So, I will look for the next in series but it better be with more chemistry....
Sissy's Romance Book Review
HeartThrob by Magan Vernon is book One in the Heart Duet. This starts the story of Lennox and Rachel.
Lennox is a former TV Start now trying to live a quiet life raising his daughter. Rachel is a newly divorced mother with a daughter also. Working to get past the hurt left by a bad marriage. When she is called into the principle office she meets Lennox, her childhood TV crush. Sparks fly between the two but things don't go to easy then a bad decision might lead to the end for them.
Can't wait fo
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Dreamer's Books
Lennox and Rachel are both single parents. They try to avoid each other but that becomes impossible when they end up doing a bake sale for their kid's school. These two are hilarious with their banter and back and forth love to hate. The cliffhanger makes me want to read the next book.

I received a copy of this book via Booksprout and am leaving a review.
Kelly Williams
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book was great. Len and Rachael have a lot of chemistry along with a great story line. I even laughed out loud a few times during this one. I love that Rach isn't your typical Mom/woman she is real. I can relate to her a lot. This book was refreshing and the ending!!! I need the next one ASAP!!!
Latifa Morrisette
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartthrob is book 1 in the Heart Duet and it is amazing. What happens when an former teen star now single dad and a newly single mother must work together on the PTA? All sorts if things. But when one misstep ruins everything will Rachel be able to salvage things with Lennox? I couldn't put this book down and I absolutely enjoyed reading it.
Jacqueline Smith
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm a sucker for the normal girl/celebrity guy trope. Probably because I have so many celebrity crushes myself.
When I found out this book was inspired by the author's love for 90s teen heartthrob Devon Sawa, I knew I had to read it.
It was a fun read, one that I found particularly refreshing and uplifting, especially during these troubling times. It was exactly the distraction I needed.
I can't wait to read the sequel!
Lissa Rice
**4 Boundless Stars** Full Review and Rating will be up on Boundless Book Reviews
Bette
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great RomCom & Audible Listen🎧 Delightful & Heartfelt! 4.5 Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Heartthrob
Heart Duet, Book 1
By: Magan Vernon
Narrated by: Hannah Baker

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is well written with storylines that are captivating from start to end. The characters are complex and nicely developed, they are ones you can relate to. Both lead characters are single parents who daughters attend school together and become friends. Rachel Rise is trying to get back on her feet after her divorce, she moved h
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Christine C
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
First: Cliffhanger warning! This is book one of a two-part duet; this one is from Rachel's point of view and part 2 is from Lennox's point of view.

Rachel is a single mother who has moved in with her parents to save money as she rebuilds her life and business after divorce. On her daughter Ariana's first day at a new private school, she makes friends with another girl in her class and they accidentally clog the classroom bathroom's toilet and cause a flood resulting in a visit to the principal's
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Renee
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

He was just another dad at my daughter's school. Another very hot, former teen heartthrob dad. One I couldn't get involved with. Lennox Reign was the hottest teen star over fifteen years ago. Now he's staring me dagger across the principles office. Not my fault my daughter got in trouble the first day of school and I seem to have "bad mom" stamped on my forehead. But not not only do I have to see Len
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Melena Torretta
Mar 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2019
3.5 stars

Rachel is starting over after her divorce. She's moved back in with her parents and her daughter Ariana has started a new school. Not even halfway into Ariana's first day of school, Rachel gets called into the principal's office. There she meets Lennox, a former teen idol who she used to have posters of on her walls, and the father of a student at the school.

I loved the set up for this story. What would you do if faced with the famous guy you used to have a huge crush on, and he has onl
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Mary Dean
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Warning, this story is addicting and will pull you completely in. That's what it did to me. Rachel is a newly single mom, divorced, and living with her parents with her young daughter. As she is trying to get used to this new life she never thought she'd live, she is also dealing with her daughter new best friend's father Lennox. He has an attitude with her and they seem to butt heads. He is also her celebrity crush from when she was a girl. And to make it worse, they have to work on the bake sa ...more
Patty
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Heartthrob
Heart Duet, Book 1
By: Magan Vernon
Narrated by: Hannah Baker

I started this book on my way to work, and all day I kept thinking about the characters and when I could get back to listening! It sucked me in and held me hostage! Magan Vernon's Heartthrob is chock full of all the things I love to listen to. Rachel is a newly single mom with her daughter, Arianna, that is not your typical girlie girl. This is the first thing that caught me. She let Rachel be herself. When she meets the fathe
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Kristen Johnson
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
HeartThrob is book one in this duet and it really delivers, fresh characters, a fun plot, a touch of drama, and a few unexpected things.

Magan delivers everyone's dream come true when the High School Heart Throb is all grown up and the single father of your daughter's best friend. But things don't fit the dream, and the journey to watching these two figure it out makes it all the more fun.

Lennox was an intriguing character, a guy I really wanted to know more about as it's clear from the get go
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Mave
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it

With lovable characters, an engaging plot and a well-written story this is a fantastic romance to get lost in. I was glued to the pages from beginning to end.

Rachel is a single mother who has had to return to live with her parents. The first day at school of her daughter Rachel is recalled by the hedmaster because her baby has tried with a friend to fix a leak in the bathroom by flooding it. To make matters worse there is the father of the other girl: the actor she was in love lost as a teenager
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Ellie D
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
*4.5 Stars*

Wow! what an enjoyable book that I finished in one sitting. This book had a great mixture of hot, sweet, tender and a touch awkward.

I enjoyed the premise of Rachel and Lennox being single parents who are trying their best to be good parents for their daughters. Rachel is trying to keep it together and when she meets Lennox he is quite cold and brash with her.

This book shifted in its feeling as they reached different mile
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