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Captain Heartbreaker

(Havenbrook #3)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Adventure's in Captain Hudson Miller’s blood. For the past ten years, he's spent his days in the sky, serving as a pilot for the Army. But where adventure called him away, something—someone—else is calling him home. On post-deployment leave, he escapes to the one place he hasn’t been since he enlisted: Havenbrook, Mississippi. Hometown of his momma’s peach cobbler, enough ...more
Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published March 31st 2020 by Bright Publishing
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Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2020
I will read anything Brighton puts out, so I don’t even care about the synopsis. However, knowing this was Mac and Hudson’s story had me extra excited.

I love love loved Mac. She’s full of sass and smarts and absolutely underestimates her worth. Hudson is confident and a complete marshmallow when it comes to his Kenna. I loved their history and button pushing and JFC the chemistry.

Plot wise it was good. There’s not nearly as much as push and pull as I was expecting and even though each of them
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rated 4.5 Stars

Captain Heartbreaker was one of my most highly anticipated reads. I've been waiting for this bad boy for more than a year if memory serves me right and I'm happy to report that it was totally worth the wait.

I loved the sexual tension between Mac and Hud as well as their connection that spanned childhood into adulthood. I loved their journey, it was an adventure of self and relationship discovery. It's also hot and sexy with a bit of humor.

I can't recommend this book and series eno
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed

OMG, this book.
I love the Haven sisters so much, a Mac is just amazing.
A total badass, with a severe middle child syndrome that just breaks your heart, making you want to scream at and bear hug her at the same time. And Hudson is her perfect counterpart.

Now I really need Nat and Asher's (yeah, I'm calling it!) story ASAP.

5 stars and a tiger-eye marble
4.5 stars

Captain Heartbreaker by Brighton Walsh is a beautifully written, heartwarming read and I loved it.

I enjoyed the storyline, it's entertaining from start to end, the characters are likable, relatable and I felt like I was part of their friend group while reading.

Watching Hudson and MacKenna reconnect and work through their feelings and insecurities touched my heart and kept me turning the pages. I loved how even after 10 years their hearts still reached out to the other one, life may have
Jessica Alcazar
Hudson and MacKenna were best friends when they were younger and became something more when they were in high school. But Hudson didn’t want the small-town life. He wanted out. He wanted to spread his wings and live. So, he did what any small-town boy does when they want to see the world … he joined the military! buuuuuut he did it without telling Mackenna *sigh* (young people man, what are you gonna do? amirite??).

Well, now it’s a decade later and he’s home and it just might be time to reevalu
Brighton Walsh
Mar 11, 2020 marked it as my-books  ·  (Review from the author)
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2020
Have I mentioned how much I adore Brighton & Havenbrook? I think that little Mississippi town is where I’ll spend a lot of my free time in this new era of stay-at-home. I’d like a Jack & Ginger poured by Mac herself, thanks.


Mac & Hudson. KENNA & Hudson. I have been dying for their story & I am so eternally grateful to be on the list of ARC readers.

What can I say without giving away the entire plot? The sass. The smolder. The sexiness. The bets. The adorable little CB. The life Kenna th
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a story! Hudson and Mackenna are best friends that turned lovers but when Hudson goes into the military things change for Mackenna. When Hudson lands home it is like nothing has changed between them but can Mackenna trust her heart to him a second time around. This story will warm your heart and have you cheering for this couple to get their happily ever after. I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC of this book for an honest review.
Jacqueline Ellison
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You have childhood best friends who lost their virginity to each other. Then ten years have passed since they have seen each other. He flies a Black Hawk with his best friend and copilot Caleb. Hudson has been a pilot in the Army for ten years. His father died in combat when he was ten years old. His mom and sister own The Sweet Spot Bakery and are getting it renovated. Mackenna is a college drop out who works at her soon to be brother in laws bar. The Willow Tree is the first and only bar in Ha ...more
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Who wouldn’t love the Haven women of Havenbrook... This is book 3 in the series and just as good if not better than the first 2. Mac (McKenna) and Hudson have been friends for as long as they can remember but they are truly so much more. When he comes home form the Army on leave, will they take the next step or will they both shy away from being hurt. This book is written well, and I love all of the characters within the story.
JAN Edwards
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve got to admit the Haven girls own my heart. I adore them all and look forward to each book but THIS ONE is absolutely my favorite! Hudson and MacKenna steal your heart from the very beginning. He wants to do his duty in the military and she’s trying to find her purpose in life. Talk about a couple to root for! Brighton’s writing always captures you and in these stories of the town of Havenbrook, you can actually picture the town. And. You want to visit! Or maybe move there and find your own ...more
Kirstie Ibrahim
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: brighton-walsh
I was eagerly awaiting Kenna and Hudsons story after reading Pact with a Heartbreaker and will say that this did not disappoint.........LOVED it!

It was like time hadn't passed between the two best friend lovers. Their banter and their bets are always fun and their chemistry is off the charts. There's some sizzling sex scenes too. I also loved the addition of CB the dog and the other characters are always fun. We get to learn so much more about Kenna who feels that she hasn't amounted to much in
Brandi Sartin lawrence
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Towards the end I got a little teary! Kenna and Hudson has a great friendship and it was stranded/ruined because of their choices. There are some obstacles but can they over come them and CB to be together?
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads, romance
This is a friends to lovers, second change kinda book. But it's also a figuring your life out kinda book.

Mac feels like she doesn't really contribute to the small town of Havenbrook. A college drop out working at her soon to be brother-in-laws bar, she focuses on all the negative points of her life. The only man she can see in her life is Hudson but he's the adventurous type that needs his army life. So Mac is just stuck.

Hudson hasn't been home since he enlisted in the army 10 years ago. He foll
Teresa Mary Rose
When I finished Pact With A Heartbreaker I said that Mac and Hudson were going to end up being my favorites of the series... and I was 100% right in that assessment. I loved these two so much and this book just had me grinning from ear to ear by the end.

Mac and Hudson are just so great and combine the best friends to more and a second chance trope. What I loved about these two was just how easily they fit and how easy they fell together. Despite all the obstacles in their way, it’s hard for them
Thuy Taylor
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
After 10 years away, Hudson is back, and he's back for Kenna, his childhood best friend, the love of his life. These two has so much history, chemistry, love, fun with each other, but is Kenna ready for what she's always wanted, and for him to leave her again? The cast of characters were fun, these sisters have such a fun relationship with each other. I enjoyed seeing the cast from the previous book. These two obviously belong together, but MacKenna had a really hard time when he left the first ...more
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Who knew a cock blocker would be so adorbs

Way up in the mountains...way up in the mountains, let me tell ya now, way up in the mountains, imma get orgasms...we hit the summit and he hit my spot and I sang like birds early in the morning. Hudson and Jenna had to get their groove back while h had to help her realize her self worth to her family and the townspeople of Havenbrook.But he only had a couple of weeks before he back because his leave will be over from the Army. This time he needed her to
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hudson and Mackenna have been best friends for many many years and when they were teenagers they crossed the line, both having more feelings for the other but then Hudson drops a bomb, he’s joined the army, leaving Kenna behind. Now ten years has gone by and even though they have maintained their friendship through letters and texts he hasn’t been home....until now....will Kenna keep fighting her feelings and is Hudson back for good.
A great read with steam, laughter, amazing characters and secon
Amanda R
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Mac and Hudson's chemistry leaps off the page from their first scene together in the book. They are best friends but the underlying sizzle is there in leaps and bounds.

Mac feels like her life isn't as important as her sisters, they both have partners, they have real jobs while she fills in for people and works at her future brother in laws bar. Even when people try to tell her that she's more than that she runs, she doesn't
Reva Parks
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hudson and MacKenna were childhood friends, outdoor and nature lovers. They hiked and played in the woods together. She spent most summers at his family's cabin on the lake. But Hudson, instead of going to college with Kenna, decided to join the army in honor of his father who was in the army when he was killed when Hudson was nine. For ten years Hudson has been bringing his mother and sister to wherever he was stationed to visit. Now though, he has come home to small-town unexpectedly for a fou ...more
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hudson and MacKenna were best friends when they were younger and became something more when they were in high school. However Hudson wasn't happy settling in their hometown he wanted to see the world. So he joined the military without telling her. Now years later he is home for the first time since he left and he wants to see MacKenna. MacKenna isn't sure she can trust that Hudson is going to stick around. Is Hudson back to finally build a future with MacKenna? Will Hudson get a second chance wi ...more
Melena Torretta
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have been looking forward to returning to Havenbrook and getting Hudson and Mac's story since reading their novella Pact with a Heartbreaker. That book told their story at the time when they were about to go to college together until Hudson changed plans. Now 10 years have passed and Hudson has returned home.

The author did a wonderful job capturing the chemistry between them that never died and the challenges and frustrations they will have to overcome. Though they were best friends when they
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE Brighton has done it again!!! I was so excited to have this book come out after being teased by Pact With A Heartbreaker. I couldn’t wait to see how Mac and Hud ended up. I laughed out loud and found myself in tears with my heart breaking for them (Mostly Hudson) but tears of joy in the end. Make sure to read Pact With A Heartbreaker first so you have the back story, trust me you won’t be disappointed you did.
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ok so I don’t see that he is a heartbreaker but the opposite. She is too scared and broke his heart before but thanks goodness she redeemed herself.
All right now I enjoyed this book, read it in one sitting (for the most part). The characters pull you into the story because of the attraction between them, and the fact that they have a past together. This is so sweet to get a point of view from both main characters. Hudson definitely loves Kenna and she does too, but she is scared which she came
Charmaine Nouwen
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Captain Heartbreaker (Havenbrook Book 4) By Brighton Walsh is a wonderful read. Interesting, intriguing and with a roller coaster ride of emotions that you will love and enjoy. Best friend to lovers/ second chance romance story of Hudson and McKenna that you couldn’t put it down. First time reader by the author and it won’t be the last, well done! I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in the Havenbrook Series. Mackenna and Hudson were childhood best friends and it's been ten years since he left her with a broken heart. He's returned for a second chance at love but she's guarding her heart. Love in a small town with realistic characters who are likable. The book is overflowing with emotion and some drama. No spoiler here but do they get their second chance at love. Great side characters and an engaging, heartwarming story. A good book that I read as an ...more
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
Oh boy! I was hooked on this from the beginning because I could tell Mac was going to be a force of nature. She is smart and has sass and doesn't just take anything laying down. She was not going to make it easy for Hudson and I am so happy for that. Hudson was just another kind of man and I am glad he didn't give up. I couldn't put this down. The heart and passion and the characters wouldn't let me go. ...more
Lisa H
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can you go home again?

Hudson left their little town in Mississippi a decade ago. Now he’s back.
Mackenna never left, she’s drifting through small town life.

I liked that the author really captured the southern small town. But will Hudson stick around this time? He did ghost on his bestie after they crossed the line from just friends to more once before.


Received from Bad Boy Update.
Heather Lynn
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Captain Heartbreaker is wonderful. One of the things I enjoy about the series, besides the delightful side characters and small town setting, is the realism of the characters.

Mac and Hudson are delightful and their story is well written, sincere, and simply lovely.

**ARC provided for an honest review.**
Nate Brightman
2.5 Stars
This book can be read as a standalone but I really think it’s important that you read the novella Pact with a Heartbreaker that lays the groundwork for this book first, if not the first two full length books in the series. This is the story of MacKenna Haven, Mac to her family and friends and Kenna to her childhood best friend Hudson. Mac and Hudson have been friends since they were eight or nine years old. He’s a year older than Mac and a year ahead of her in school. They are such good
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USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before taking her storytelling in a different direction and reconnecting with her first love: writing. When she’s not lost in her own made up worlds, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her real life hero of a husband, ...more

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