Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.
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HeartBreaker by Magan Vernon a five-star read that will chip your heart away. This is the second book in the Heart Duet, and they do need to be read together, this duet will always have a special place in my heart. My goodness, my poor heart, its been through the ringer, I may never want to meet my teen heartthrob, Len is amazing, but he is also fallible like most of us. The way Magan Vernon shows us that no matter how shinny it is on the outside, its not all sweetness and light underneath. Len has it all on the surface, ex teen heartthrob, cute kid, great life, but is it everything he wants? You need to read this to find out. The story telling is sublime, there is clear definition and plot to the story and its nicely done. That’s one of the things I love about this author, there is always a great ending that you don’t see coming but wraps it all like a present with a great big bow, also there are some amazing pooches in this story.
This is the conclusion that I have dying to get my hands on and let's just say it was not what I thought. This book had a few twists I did not see coming at all. And well to be honest I really liked the surprise of it all I'm not sure I liked how it went at first. I was very upset with Lennon and how he went about everything. And then I felt Rachel was being a doormat and I really didn't like that. But then it turned a corner and all was right with my world and with this book. And then that ending lord love a ducknit couldn't have been any more perfect. I recommend this book and remember to read Heartthrob first. By Tina
HeartBreaker by Magan Vernon is book two in the Heart Duet. I absolutely loved the first book in the duet, HeartThrob. HeartThrob was told from Rachel's POV, HeartBreaker is told from the male POV. The story picks up where the previous book was left off. Rachel made a mistake that's about to cost them a lot. Lennox , the former tv star kept a low profile, but now the press is haunting him. He's furious and broke up with Rachel. And now the story picks up. Lennox has to deal with fall-out and he does it in the worst way. He has good intentions, but the outcome is bad and gets worse daily. He made a mess out of his and his family's life. By trying to do right his mess gets even bigger. I absolutely loved HeartThrob and had high expectations for the next book in the duet. Somehow I couldn't connect with Lennox and his story. Don't get me wrong, the writing is great and the storyline is fantastic, I simply didn't like how the hero slowly drowns in his maistakes. He seems weak and needs a strong heroine to put him out of his misery. All in all is HeartBreaker a good read and the conclusion to Rachel and Lennox's lovestory.
I received and ARC in exchange for an hones review. I love the second part of this story. We finally we to see why Len is the way he is. I was a bit surprised on Len's past given the type of man he is today. I did like where the story went though. Racheal was a goof woman and mother and I glad her a Len worked through things. The ending was great. I love that way this duet concluded.
I devoured this book. DEVOURED. HeartBreaker left me ready to toss my iPad across the room, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. HeartBreaker is told totally in Len’s POV which I love. He gives the backstory of how he ended up where he is now and WOW. I mean...I knew he was messed up but I would have never expected it given the way he is now. The relationship with Rachel is up and down throughout the book and I love the way it flows as would any normal relationship, even though this is FAR from a normal relationship. Overall, the duet is excellent. It’s fun, hot & steamy, emotional with some Magan Vernon humor throw in for good measure. I truly recommend reading it.
This is part 2 - it is Lennox's POV. In the first part, Lennox was more likable. . This one not so much. Rachel seems to be to easy. She is there for Lennox but at times you want her to be a bit more forceful. There is a lot of push and pull. Twist and turns and drama. Lennox has reasons for his actions. Eventually the story evened out and things circled back to where they should be. Great ending.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This is book two of the Hearts Duet—the continuation of Heartthrob.
Honestly, it took me a while to finish this book and not because it was long or uninteresting... I'm sorry but I gotta say that Lennox Reign is probably the most indecisive and self-absorbed male lead I've ever read to date... Yes, he's all that but a person's physical appearance, notoriety or bank account is not what all that matters.
I've read about characters who are a bunch of @s$hölês but eventually turned themselves around, and kept being at it... but basing on the flow of this story and how he manages the situations he was in... well it was painful to read. I've contemplated on not finishing but I've never DNF'd a book before let alone an ARC...
Firstly, he over reacted at Rachel for an obviously innocent mistake... he can't decide about his feelings for her or where they stand... he treats her like an after-thought... he goes back on his words... he lets his older baby mama practically bully him into submission for a project in exchange for him to see their daughter... and he was condescending in some parts of the book... heck it even took a 16yr old to knock some sense into him... smh...
Seriously, I've never ever rolled my eyes on a book character so much! I was afraid it might get stuck that way. He obviously have issues but a normal, grown-up, matured man would never act that way. I don't know if that was the reaction the author wants, seeing as indeed the book was entitled Heartbreaker. And Rachel... she's... well for a lack of a better word, a tad bit s+üp¡d. She's been holding on to this guy who treats her inconsequentially... who constantly breaks her heart by always choosing something else other than her... she lets him use her whenever he pleases... clearly he lacks in respecting her role in his life... I hate it when people make others question their worth.
This is just how I feel... both as a reader and as someone who's been treated this way.
I don't know if it's just me but if you'll take away all the shallow romanticism, I'm just saying it as it is. I don't entirely hate the book, but I'm not spouting off praises either. Different people have their own opinion, and this is mine.
HeartBreaker is the second book in the Heart Duet book series and picks up where the last book left off. I have desperately been waiting for this book to come out and I was not disappointed. After reading the first book and being in Rachels point of view I was very intrigued to read Lennox's point of view. HeartBreaker gave readers a chance to experience the story from Lennox's side and got an inside look into what his life was like as a teen star. It was definitely not as glamorous as many people would think it would have been for him. I really admired the way that the author exposed the darker side of young actors experiences. A lot of the things in the story are not things that I would have thought about before and really explained the reasons why Lennox was the way he was in the first book.
Rachel was a strong single mum that was completely different than any other females in Lennox's life which I found as a really good thing because a lot of the women in. his life came across as fake. While Rachel seemed like a genuine female character that didn't care what others thought about her as long as her daughter was happy.
Lennox, I absolutely loved throughout the story and I really loved the vulnerable side of him in the story. I found that I really understood him more in this story and I really loved the way that he finally came to terms with the things that happen in his past. I really loved the relationship he had with his daughter Juniper and the dialogue he had with her some times really made me smile.
In order to understand HeartBreaker, you will need to read Heartthrob first but once you do you will not be able to put either book down. Once I started this book I did not put it down until I was finished and even then I could not get Lennox out of my head. He really had a lasting effect on me and am a bit sad that this duet is finished. I cannot wait to read what this author will release next.
After HeartThrob ended on a minor cliffhanger, I was excited to read this book to complete the duet. When we last saw Len and Rachel, everything was good until a teenager knocked on the door and introduced herself as Len's daughter Cheyenne. HeartBreaker picks up right where that one left off, and we learn that this is the first time Len has ever met his daughter. She is the product of a one-time alcohol and drug fueled hookup between 18 year old Len and the actress who played his TV mother. Realizing he was in no shape to be a parent, and the fallout that would come to both their careers if the news was out, Len didn't hesitate to sign away his parental rights and a NDA preventing him from even contacting the child.
Trish, Cheyenne's mother, uses the promise of spending time with Cheyenne to lure Len to LA to guest on her current show and give her a ratings boost. Back doing the one thing he loved but thought he was done with, Len is riding the high and fielding offers that would reignite his acting career.
Len has a lot of choices to make - especially since any decision he makes will not only affect him but Cheyenne, Juniper, and Rachel.
This was a good conclusion to the duet, even though the HEA felt a little rushed to me. There was a lot of back and forth with Len and Rachel's relationship - they were on, then off, then on, then I wasn't quite sure what. Juniper as before was excellent comic relief (excerpt 1 below is a great example) and Cheyenne was an interesting addition to the family.
Book 1 was told through Rachel's POV and this one is Len's POV. I enjoyed seeing his thoughts as he realized Rachel was not just a mom and a girlfriend but a capable, smart businesswoman as well.
Heartbreaker is the second book in the Heart Duet by Magan Vernon. And what a conclusion it is. You don’t have to read both to get the story but I would suggest that you do. They are set in different POV’s, Hearttrob is set in Rachel’s and Heartbreaker is set in Len’s. Magan has written the book in a idealistic way. The plot is clear and concise. Nothing derivative. I loved it! And you should pick up the duet and give them a try.
I am not going to give away any spoilers. What you see on the surface isn’t always what exists. Some things may seem like jewels all sparkly in the moonlight (yes, I stole this from Anne with a E) but it is true. Thankfully we get a heroine that looks beyond that surface and breaks that barrier right open. But then the unthinkable happens not to just one character but several.
There were times that I wanted to hurt some of the characters, and times where I wanted to hug them. That usually happens when a plot changes course like this one did. But that is the beauty of the flaws that Magan has put into the book.
In Heartbreaker, I got the entire backstory of Len but I kind of got the idea that he had a bad life at some point in Heartthrob, I just didn’t expect what unfolded in his POV. It fills in the holes that I questioned. I won’t give away spoilers. I loved the fact that he knows hes not perfect and how he couldn’t stop his attraction to Rachel. And given the way Heartthrob ended, I couldn’t stop from myself from reading this all in one day. It is a great read filled with unexpected events. Magan is a must read author. And I loved this book just as much as the first one.
I gave this review in exchange for a honest review.
Heartbreaker is Book 2 in the Heart Duet and it is recommended to be read together. Heartbreaker is told in Lennox’s POV.
Lennox was a previous teenage heartthrob and had an affair with his TV mom at the end of their show. Lennox has an issue with drugs and alcohol and is about to go to rehab when Trish (tv mom) and her attorney shows up at a meeting with him to sign over rights to their soon to be child. They have an NDA that he has to sign in order to keep things quiet because they know it could ruin both of their careers.
Sixteen years later this child shows up on Lennox’s door while Rachel is there. Rachel makes a mistake that can cost Lennox more than he realizes.
After talking with Trish, Lennox is offered a spot on her show in exchange for him being able to see their daughter. But does he want to leave behind his young daughter Juniper while he does this TV spot?
I had a hard time getting into Lennox’s side of the story. I feel like there was so much missing and the ending was rushed. I feel like parts of the story were missing.
I really did enjoy this story but if there was more to fill in gaps it would have made it even better! I was really hoping there would be more substance to Lennox and his thought process through everything going on in his head during everything. I also wish there would have been more dialogue when he explained everything to Juniper about everything.
Thank you so much to Magan for the free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion!
HeartBreaker picks up right where HeartThrob left off, with Lennox still mad at Rachel for the viral photo she took of him.
I was really looking forward to HeartBreaker, to see how or if, Lennox would get his head out of his ass and apologize to Rachel for how badly he handled the photo situation. Unfortunately, he's even worse in HeartBreaker. He's a complete and total jackass here in the second part of their story. Having it told from his POV should have endeared me to him, instead, it just made me dislike him even more. Some of the things he said to Rachel in HeartBreakerwere unforgivable, whether he was drunk or not. And Rachel was a total doormat about it! Argh! Yuck, so Lennon was a total douchewaffle, and Rachel was a spineless doormat. No thanks. Hence the 2.5 stars.
So many mistakes were made between Lennox and Rachel on both sides. Heartbreaker begins right where Heart Throb left off. We learn the secrets that have been hidden for 16 years, and we learn some tough truths. Lennox, gah did I want to beat him. He just couldn't seem to get his shit together. He was constantly holding back his truths with Rachel and omitting very important details. He had a woman who obviously loved him for who he was, and he was throwing it all away. It took a while for him to see the light. Poor Rachel. I admire her backbone. She refused to be a doormat for a man who had no idea what he really wanted. She was strong when many would have just collapsed under all the lies.
These two have a hell of a fight to get to where they can be together. Is it worth it? There were times when I didn't think Lennox was worth the fight. Rachel saw more in him than I did. Lennox really grew, he grew into the man he always wanted and needed to be. Mistakes were made along the way, but he learned from them. Lennox and Rachel were better for it!
This duet keeps you in an emotional turmoil. It gives you hope, then it steals it away. Yet Magan Vernon makes sure she fixes everything she broke in you!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.
I've broken my fair share of hearts. They don't call me a former teen heartthrob for nothing. Now, I'm a single dad and things are finally looking up for me in life and love for that matter. But when the ghost of Hollywood past showed up at my doorstep. Now I have to decide if it's time to go back to my old life, for her, or if I keep it all in the past for her
HeartBreaker is the second book in the Heart Duet. You need to read HeartThrob first. While HeartThrob is told entirely from the female point of view, HeartBreaker is told from the male point of view. This book picks up right where HeartThrob left off right after Lennox broke up with Rachel and all the fall out has begun. Lennox is trying his best to keep a low profile and trying to do the right thing. However that is going to blow up in his face and make things worse for everyone involved. I liked this book and it was a good conclusion but to tell the truth I just never could get into it like I did HeartThrob. I don't know what it was about it but It just was driving me insane trying to figure out why I wasn't loving this book as much as the first one.
Heartbreaker is the finale of the Heart duet and it bought a lot of answers; Heartthrob was told from Rachel’s POV and Heartbreaker from Len’s.
Secrets that have been buried for 16 years come to light all because 1 picture that went viral exposing Lennox, Rachel is taken back and finds herself lost as to how to handle the situation; continue to grow this relationship or take a step back and dust her hands off.
Lennox was a HUGE teen heartthrob but what lies underneath the surface of the success is the dark and dirty life that is controlled by money, sex and drugs. Actions have consequences and Lennox is starting to figure that out; being pulled back into that life he has to make a choice one that will risk losing a piece of himself that he only just got back.
I thoroughly enjoyed Vernon’s writing through this book, and enjoyed the change of POV from Rachel to Lennox’s. Finding the answers and adding more questions to the mix, Vernon took me on a rollercoaster waiting to see how this story ends leaving me on the edge of my seat the entire story.
I cannot wait to read more from Vernon in the future.
This is part 2 of the duet. You should read part 1 as this story picks up within seconds of that story ending. It is very different as this is 100% in Lennox's voice and to some degree it is 100% his story and Rachel is not really featured much in it.
Lennox is a single dad to a 6 year old but he is also a former child star and something BIG happened to him when he was 18. That something big rings his doorbell and changes his life. That is really what this book is about. Hime deciding what he wants for his life and future and Hollywood comes calling. And he has to decide who and what he wants for his and his daughters future.
As I mentioned Rachel is not seen much in this story until maybe the very very end. This is his story and it also mostly takes place in Hollywood and to be honest I did not like him much in this story. Lennox is a HUGE idiot in this story.
In the first book he seemed really together and an awesome guy but in this book he is a jerk and has no idea what his priorities should be. And they are pretty screwed up. At 18 I can understand that but not at 34.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This book is continuation of Lennox and Rachel's story. The previous book was left with a cliffhanger and I was eager to read the next book. This book picks up straight from the last book
I really enjoyed that this book was in the perspective or Len and how readers can learn about his background as a young actor and his rough life that proceeded to meeting his teenager daughter from his hookup with his former costar. I appreciated that it delved into the story what happened with Cheyenne . I liked getting into Len's perspective and how he was trying to develop a relationship with his daughter
The book did go back and forth between him and Rachel's relationship which thankfully after some up and downs finished in a good way. I do like like them as couple and I'm glad that Len was able to see Rachel not just as good mum and girlfriend but a capable and smart businesswoman who is dependable. She really helped Lennox break down his barriers. I barely remember his second daughter being this book however till the end. I did enjoy this book but personally enjoyed the first book just a little bit more. This book though was a good read and ends the story well.
Things were left at the end of book 1 during a pretty awkward moment for not only Rachel but definitely for Len, and now we get to see what happens next! There are plenty of times where I want to strangle Len not only for how he treats Rachael, but also Cheyenne, then there are times I want to shake Rachel as well and then hug her then shake her some more. Seriously these guys frustrate me and thats what I love so much about them as they aren't perfect, they are flawed also have others in their life that know how to manipulate them "cough"Trish & Ally "cough". Len and Rachel work well together especially for the bake sale and with their daughters, so you just hope as you read each page that by the end of the book comes that they purge the bad influences in their lives and finally see how great Len and Rachel the couple are!
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lennox's secrets are coming out in this book and his new romance with Rachel is on shaky ground. He has some difficult choices to make about his future.
I loved book one, HeartThrob and I enjoyed book two, HeartBreaker, although to a lesser degree. I feel like I didn't connect with the story the way I did in HeartThrob, maybe because it was from Lennox's POV and I wasn't feeling the love for him so much anymore. I loved him in book one but he really lost his luster for me in this one. He comes off as indecisive and a bit thoughtless. It also didn't help that Rachel was barely even in this book and I didn't really feel any connection between them anymore. I expected a lot more from this book. 3.75 stars.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
HeartBreaker is Book two in the Heart Duet by Megan Vernon. I loved book one so I was more than anxious to find out where the story was going to go.
While book one was told entirely from the heroine’s POV HeartBreaker is told completely from the hero’s POV. This book begins where HeartThrob left off after Lennox has ended things with Rachel. He’s trying to remain out of the spot and do the right thing, but the more he tries the worst things seem to get. I liked the book and characters, but it just didn’t hold the same magic as the first book. I had trouble loving the characters, especially Lennox, like I did in the first book. The story was still good and oh my god do check out the playlist. My inner teenie bopper was freaking out! 3.5 Stars
This is book 2 of the Heart Duet series and this story is a continuation from book 1 and this is Lennox’s point of view, you do need to read book 1 Heartthrob to understand what’s going on. Life as a teen heart throb was not as easy as people thought it would be and years later his daughter turns up on his doorstep. Lennox has signed his parental rights away and he was not allowed to contact his daughter. All through the problems that Lennox goes through Rachel stands by his side but there are some major problems coming but I’m not going to tell you what that’s all about you will have to get this book to see what happens. This is a fantastic story/ series and I highly recommend this book it’s well worth the read.
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First and foremost I really liked this book. The flow was amazing and I devoured it. I love the characters and their chemistry. I wanted more though. I felt like maybe it lost a little bit of steam from book one but by the end, everything worked out as it should. I'll also be honest and say Lennox really ticked me off a bit. But man oh man, did he get redeemed.
Overall this duet is a must read. I loved it. The sassiness, the silliness and even the seriousness of it was addicting. Magan Vernon nailed this duet.
HeartBreaker by Magan Vernon is book Two in the Heart Duet. This continues the story of Lennox and Rachel, so you should read the previous book 'HeartThrob' first to fully enjoy this one. The first book did show us Rachel's point of view and in this one with get Lennoxs. HeartBreaker picks up where we left off in book one with the fallout of Rachel's mistake. But now Lennox who is trying to clean it up has hurt Rachel and is just making things worse instead of better. Both have had secrets and not sharing as they should about their past. In this book things are rocky at first but it does start to smooth out. Overall enjoyed their story.
HeartBreaker tells the story of teen heart throb, Lennox, and his journey to find his way out from under all the mistakes he's made. Lennox has made his fair share of mistakes and one of those was ending his relationship with Rachel. But will Lennox be able to make amends for all he has done in the past?
Magan has an amazing ability to tell a story that keeps you sucked in from the very beginning. I read through this fairly quickly as it was interesting enough that I didn't want to walk away.the only issue that I had was the fact that I just couldn't build a connection with Lennox. Overall the story was still great and I'm glad I read it.
After enjoying the first book in this duet, HeartThrob, I went into HeartBreaker looking forward to getting Len's perspective. Especially after the cliffhanger at the end of book one.
Unfortunately, I did not like Len for much of the book. He cares about Rachel but sometimes it feels like he's using her and not being communicative. I was surprised she kept in contact with him/kept a friendship with him after some of the things he did.
The plot felt rushed and a bit scattered, too. However, I did like some of the characters. Rachel is very kind and her and Len's daughters are adorable too.
Thank you to the author for providing an ARC for an honest review.
The story of Lennox and Rachel continues but we get it from Len's POV. He's had a rough go and I'll tell you he's hard to get to like, he alone will take you on a rollercoaster of which at the beginning you're screaming and not liking but as the story nears the conclusion, you'll warm up to him.
Rachel I liked her. She's a heck of a mother and a good soul.
Magan made these characters feel like more than words in a book. The truth about fame, how every action will have a reaction, how important truth is and communication makes a relationship.
I received an ARC for an honest and voluntarily review.
This is the conclusion that I have dying to get my hands on and let's just say it was not what I thought. This book had a few twists I did not see coming at all. And well to be honest I really liked the surprise of it all I'm not sure I liked how it went at first. I was very upset with Lennon and how he went about everything. And then I felt Rachel was being a doormat and I really didn't like that. But then it turned a corner and all was right with my world and with this book. And then that ending lord love a ducknit couldn't have been any more perfect. I recommend this book and remember to read Heartthrob first.
This book picks up where the first one left off. Lennox finds out he has a daughter named Cheyenne when she knocks on the door. He was really young and after an alcohol drug fueled hook up Cheyenne was born. He signed away his rights as he knew he couldn't take care of her. Now he is dealing with Cheyenne's mother and her TV show. He has choices to make that will affect his girlfriend Rachel, Juniper and Cheyenne. Rachel and Lennox are on again and off again. Will the relationship stand the test of time? A good ending for this duet.
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