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The Heart You Break

(Wilde Ways #4)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  225 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Her new client is the bad boy of rock.

Security agent Julia Slate is going undercover. Her assignment? Protect rocker Bran Copper. He's sexy, has a reputation for living life to the extreme, and he's also the target of one very obsessed fan. Julia's job is to keep Bran safe...and the catch? Bran can't know that she's his bodyguard. Bran's manager has hired her because the s
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Published June 25th 2019 by Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
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Claire Robinson
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "Appearances can be deceiving…" Stars!

Another cracking addition to Cynthia Eden’s Wilde Ways series, with The Heart You Break finally giving us a HEA for bodyguard; Julia Slate. As you would expect with a RS title from this author the path to true love doesn’t run smooth for Julia, especially when the man you fall for is the one you are supposed to be protecting, who also doesn’t actually know the truth of who you really are.

He was nothing like she expected… But he might be what she neede
This is one fun, wild, action filled read that kept me going until I realized I had read the whole thing in one sitting! I absolutely LOVED it all!


When rock star, Bran Copper, has a stalker and refuses a security detail, Julia is sent in undercover as his personal assistant. She doesn’t like rock stars, she doesn’t particularly like Bran, and she definitely doesn’t like the way he makes her feel. Her job is to protect him but he’s making it difficult when he keeps trying to protect her.

Despite b
Marta Cox
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
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So on paper Bran Cooper is a bad boy rock god walking around with a muscled six pack that could bring an angel to tears ! Trouble is he’s way more than he appears with a stalker out to make him suffer. Now Bran isn’t the sort to let others fight his battles so when his manager suggests a bodyguard there’s no way that’s happening or is it ?
Julia works for Wilde Security and her latest assignment is pretending to play the role of personal assistant. That’s not exactly a stretch for the tough littl
Jun 25, 2019 marked it as nope
The H being a rock star doesn't exactly reassure me that the author is moving away from her recent trend of writing manwhore heroes.
Eva Millien
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Heart  
He has an obsessed fan that is escalating, but Rocker, Bran Copper refuses protection and just wants to be left alone. Julia Slate is undercover, she’s pretending to be his new assistant and while she may act shy and reserved, she can totally kick butt any day of the week. It’s supposed to be business only and he’s everything she doesn’t want. He’s been betrayed over and over again and now Julia is lying to him, too.
This rockin’ romantic suspense keeps readers dancing with all the
Rockstar Bran Copper is taking refuge in a cabin in the town of Hideaway, trying to keep those around him away from the stalker that dodges his every step, In effort to draw his stalker out Bran has decided to use himself as bait. A plan his manager is definitely not on-board with, and so his manager decides to go against Bran’s wishes and hire a team from Wilde Securities to keep Bran safe. Part of this covert protection team is petite, ballerina like Julia Slate, who comes to Bran’s cabin unde ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Heart You Break by Cynthia Eden is book 4 in the Wilde Ways Series. This is the story of Julia Slate and Bran Copper. I have read the previous books (and Loved Them), but feel you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Julia goes undercover to be a body guard for Bran. Julia was hired by his manger because Bran refuses to have one but he has a stalker that has escalated their game. Julia is pretending to work as his assistance laying low but neither counted on the sparks tha
Sandy Nikolas
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great entry in the Wilde series. I liked the fact that in this story, the female is the bodyguard. Bran was still way OTT alpha and his need to protect Julia was awesome. Lots of twists and turns and am anxiously waiting for Rick’s story!
Laura the Highland Hussy
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Got Fiction?

I wasn’t planning on reading this book today, but when I read the beginning couple of pages, I just…kept reading. I couldn’t help myself! This series is really doing it for me!

I’m not one for rockstar romances, but Cynthia Eden made me love hers. Bran Copper is your stereotypical moody, party boy, womanizing rocker. Isn’t he? When Julia is asked to go undercover as his PR assistant, she tells her boss no. But her boss Eric Wilde of Wilde Security knows she’ll be the
Sandy S
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 25, 2019

Her new client is the bad boy of rock.

Security agent Julia Slate is going undercover. Her assignment? Protect rocker Bran Copper. He's sexy, has a reputation for living life to the extreme, and he's also the target of one very obsessed fan. Julia's job is to keep Bran safe...and the catch? Bran can't know that she's his bodyguard. Bran's manager has hired her because the star refuses to get protection. Bran just wants to be left alone. With
Catherine Edward
"Don't ever jump between me and a bullet again, understand? That's not your job."

Actually it was.

"The Heart You Break" is the fourth book in Wilde ways series, a romantic suspense series by Cynthia Eden. I love the cover theme for all these books in this series.

First of all, I read anything and everything by Cynthia. She's my go to author. I was so excited when she announced this title and she didn't disappoint. I loved Julia and Bran.

This story sports a rock star Bran Copper, who has stalker
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First of all, I like the different roles that the characters have been in during the entire Wilde Security Series. Each story is different except for having a strong female and an alpha male in them. That is a trademark of a Cynthia Eden story. The Heart You Break reminded me of all things I enjoy about Cynthia Eden’s books. One of the best is the smart, strong and quite capable heroine. I was thrilled to see Julia Slate as the bodyguard. Also I loved that she looked fragile which only caused ot ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

The Heart You Break is Cynthia Eden’s fourth book in her “Wilde Ways” series. In this book, Ms. Eden has created some unusual characters that are three-dimensional with very realistic traits.

Bran Cooper is a famous spoiled, rich singer and songwriter. He is usually rude, impertinent and sharp-tongued when he talks. On the other hand, he is very serious about his art. Because of that, he often comes to his c
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So good. So hot. Just perfect. Lots of action, a mystery stalker, and bomber, that needs to be found, an undercover agent, and a bad boy rocker who isn’t what he appears to be in the spotlight. Julia lived through hell in her old life as a firefighter, but now in her new life as a security agent with Wilde Security, she has found a true home, and if not true happiness, then at least true contentment. When she is tasked with guarding Bran without telling him she is his bodyguard, she takes it on ...more
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think The Heart You Break is one of my favorite books. Julia is an excellent heroine. I really like her.

We have Julia going in under the cover as a personal assistant to rock star Bran Copper. He is being stalked and his agent can't get him to hire a bodyguard. So the manager has gone to Wilde security and Julia is going to be Bran's bodyguard without him having a clue. She's small and looks breakable so they figure Bran will buy the assistant ruse with no problem.

When Julia arrives at Bran's
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: TO GET THIS HOT SEXY READ
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "THE HEART YOU BREAK" Bran Cooper is one hot as sin sexy alpha musician rockstar with a stalker and his manager wants him to get a bodyguard but he refuses.
Julia works for Wilde Security and she is hired to go undercover as Bran's bodyguard because of the stalker she pretends to be his assistant but hates lying to him.
Julia and Bran head to his home in Blue Ridge Mountain she comes off as shy but shes really a spitfire they definitely have chemistry and he's used
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julia is an engima she appears sweet and innocent but really she is a tough, strong, independent woman with many secrets. Secrets that she keeps to herself allowing only those closest to her in. She remains that she doesn't get too involved with people during her cases but for some reason protecting Bran Copper everything is different.

Julia is hired to protect Bran by his manager because he has a stalker. The manager doesn't think Bran is taking the threat seriously even after his motorcycle ac
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A phenomenal read in the Wilde ways series😍

Julia may look like a delicate flower but she could take on men twice her size... So when the case to protect Bran, the hardcore rock star, comes she takes it, the problem? She has to do it undercover.
She's good at lying, she just never thought it would be this hard to lie to him.

Bran, the whole world thought he's a man of sin. They couldn't be more wrong, there are just so many layers to that man... He never had let anyone close.

When Julia comes to h
Sharon Grow
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julia Slate, security agent at Wilde Securities, has been assigned to be a bodyguard for rock star, Bran Copper. It seems Bran has a dangerous stalker who is escalating the attacks against him. When someone close to him is injured, he decides to head home to his mountain hideaway to write music until the matter is resolved. Julia is not happy about the assignment as she is not fond of bad boy rock stars. Making the assignment even more difficult, Bran does not want a bodyguard, so Julia will be ...more
Whispers From
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julia works for Wilde Securities and her next job is as a bodyguard for a rockstar. But she has to go in as his assistant and pretend to be weak and shy. Bran is a famous rock star with a stalker. Bran goes to his cabin in the mountains to write sings and be alone. Julia shows up to be his assistant after being hired by his manager. She’s trying to figure out who’s stalking him and Bran is trying to keep his hands off Julia. When the stalker starts getting really dangerous, Bran tries to push Ju ...more
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I truly loved this story. I've been a Cynthia Eden fan for a long time. Her stories are always good, but this one was great. Sometimes stories with the heroine gathering the hero can be awkward and leave me with the feeling that the hero is less than heroic. That was nowhere near the case here. Ms. Eden managed to write a kick a** heroine in Julia. She was strong and fierce and 100 percent committed to protecting Bran. Bran has no idea Julia is more than just a woman sent to be his assistant. Sh ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:


The Heart you Break is EVERYTHING and more to me. It has it ALL, from adrenaline inducing suspense and danger to the kind of romance that makes my knees weak and my heart all ooey gooey and melty. I really liked seeing a strong, capable women as the hero but don't be fooled folks because Bran is n
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it

The Heart You Break the fourth book in Cynthia Eden's Wilde Ways series was a great read. That certainly captured my attention from the very beginning, with an intriguing character in rock star Bran and likable security agent Julia. Who has many secrets including the reason why she has suddenly appeared on Bran's doorstep, and I liked the instant connection between the pair. Not to mention I loved the action this story had and the suspense, which again kept me guessing until the very end. W
Christine Jalili
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book! Loved staying on edge, I was shocked by who the stalker was. Bran really fights having a bodyguard, he doesn’t want anyone harmed due to his stalker. Julia was hired to be his assistant and he really tried getting rid of her, but finds himself falling for her. Loved how his music even changes due to being with her. My heart broke for them, what will happen when he finds out what her job really is? Can she protect him? Really loved the ending, we definitely get a very happy ...more
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awwwwwww.....finally! I was hoping to hear Julia’s story. It’s also good to know she could handle any situation and handle it well! I liked these two together......I thought they complimented one another. I loved the chemistry Julia and Bran had ........sooo not soo white knight to not sooo gentle flower! And betrayal sucks at any given time! Does anyone know how to be loyal? I loved it from beginning to end. Exceptional read. And by the way, thanks for the awesome HEA..... even though they had ...more
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this crazy train story of a rock star with one helluva stalker! I don't understand why it took so long for said stalker to crack but the story worked. I mostly love a competent heroine. This heroine was smart, sexy and badass. What rock star wouldn't fall for that? He seemed sweet not at all what I thought I'd encounter in the book. Maybe because he was sweet with her? I haven't read any other books in this series but enjoyed the team of Wilde Security.

The story was well paced, edited (
Shirley Linn
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing

June 25, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
Julia works for Wilde Security. She has always given everything that she has to safeguard her clients. At first she balks at the idea of guarding a playboy singer. Keeping Bran safe may cost her more than she thought. This time she may loose her heart. This is a fast-paced suspenseful read. It has action, suspense, danger and great characters. I can't wait to read Rick's story.

Michelle Graves
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! A hot headed stubborn man wants 2 do stupid things like put himself as bait instead of having others hurt but all it does it back firers. He gets blamed 4 his past that he didn't even know about. People need 2 grow up and stop trying 2 b a matar and b the " hero" when they try 2 blame others on why they aren't thinking clearer instead of others trying 2 destroy others on what they r only working on half of the story from others, etc. It's awesome!! I can't wait 4 more asap!!
Liz Sergent
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Netgalley for the advanced copy of this book. I love Cynthia Eden and her Wilde Securities books. This one was a little different because the past ones were with the Wilde brothers and this one wasn't. I really enjoyed Bran showing a soft side and his love for Julia. Did the book get to be a little far fetched with the relentless attacks against Bran, maybe but I was so enthralled about seeing this couple evolve I didn't care. Great read!
Heather andrews
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bran can only handle so much, “go to your room, Julia.” A growl. “Shut your door. Lock it. And effing consider wearing more clothes.” Bran tends to have a one track mind, "his hand fisted around the panties. He looked at her. The short skirt. The tight top. The heels. “You don’t have on underwear.” I liked this book, I loved Bran.
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Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes sexy tales of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over one hundred novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocol

Other books in the series

Wilde Ways (4 books)
  • Protecting Piper (Wilde Ways #1)
  • Guarding Gwen (Wilde Ways #2)
  • Before Ben (Wilde Ways #3)