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Heartless Havoc

(Cocky Hero Club)

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  67 reviews
I have been called arrogant. Ruthless. Heartless. I don’t consider those characteristics to be insults. If I am arrogant, ruthless, and heartless, then people cower down. I make my own rules and call all the shots. I suppose that’s why people opt to call me by my last name.


It’s very fitting for me. I wreak havoc on anyone who gets in my way. Right now, that person is
Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published February 21st 2021 by Cocky Hero Club, Inc.

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Jessica Alcazar
From the synopsis: “She came out of nowhere.” #sold lol There is no better romance journey than one where one of the leads just gets blindsided by love. Yes, it mostly happens with the alpha hero as it did with this story, but for me, either way, imma #oneclick that story quick!

This story delivered in spades on the romance, the emotion, the growth and development and the overall story development. It’s a quick (ish) read where it may feel like an insta at first but you soon realize these tw
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
"I am a huge fan of the Cocky Hero Club stories and Heartless Havoc is a good addition to the series. I love reading alpha men falling for their soulmate. Julian and Frankie fell in lust in an instant, and in love in a short time. Frankie's spunk was refreshing , Julian's' bossiness was hot. The biggest obstacle was getting Julian to put Frankie first and to say ""screw-it"" to everything else. You can feel their heartbreak bleed of the page and can't help to cheer them towards their HEA. This w ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU / Audio

Frankie hasn't had the best luck with men and love. But when she meets a gorgeous man and spends a hot night with him, things seemed like they were looking up. Unfortunately, she still has bad luck because he turned out to be a cold bastard. Sigh...then a re-meeting may give them a second chance. If Havoc (Julian) can prove he will make Frankie his first priority over acquiring yet another hotel chain, over more money. If not, Frankie will be lost to him. She'
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
While I've heard of J. L. Leslie, I've never read any of her books so this was a treat for me. It took me a bit to warm up to Havoc but once I did, I enjoyed his and Frankie's story. It was different than I expected so it kept me turning the pages. I think this is one story that will get some rereads from me. Go check it out and see for yourself!! ...more
Tasha Talks Books Blog
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Having other depending on you and your every move puts pressure on you and your decisions. Havoc and Frankie is no different. Havoc being a sex God walking around with having to make certain moves in order to acquire a big business deal as well as to please his father, just happens to run into bumps in the road. Especially after meeting business owner, cook and caterer, Frankie. Being someone who has had a past that left her weary to trust or enter relationships, how can you not fall for Havoc. ...more
Lynn Thinking out loud
I loved Havoc and Frankie. I didn't want to like Havoc at first but I did. I don't think he was so much as heartless as he was a product of his upbringing.
Melissa Mendoza
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing

"Call me a romantic but I see a man who needs saving. The thing is, I don't know how to save the villain in the story."

5 Havoc Stars!!! He may be heartless, but Havoc definitely stole my heart!

Frankie is a caterer and cooking is her passion. She's a strong lady but has a huge heart. Havoc on the other hand, is an alpha, and he's well, heartless. Havoc and Frankie meet at an engagement party that she's catering and the minute they lay eyes on each other all bets are off! The
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Trained from an early age to only see the monetary gain in life, Julian Havoc is poised to benefit from a deal that will make him and his father even more richer than they currently are. The catch: he has to marry a woman he completely despises. Yet, after one meeting, he is completely enamoured with Frankie Conn, a woman he would never have met if not for his engagement.

Frankie likes to think that she knows her place. Yet, when Julian Havoc looks at her, she forgets that they come from two diff
E Loprete
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Heartless Havoc (Cocky Hero Club) by J.L. Leslie is an astonishing, sexy story about Havoc and Frankie's journey. Havoc is this sexy no nonsense alpha male who is ruthless in business and is true to his name but will discover his life is being dominated by others with lies and schemes until he meets Frankie, who is about to run Havoc on him as she brings him to his knees.

Frankie is the stunning, smart, strong woman who owns her own catering business, but is unlucky with the men in her life until
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.75 stars
This is the first book I have read by the author and it is a wonderful addition to the C Hero series. Frankie is an independent, smart woman who has not had the best of luck when it comes to choosing the men she gets involved with as her last boyfriend cheated on her. Julian is a sexy, alpha male who is being forced into a marriage of convenience. When Frankie meets Julian, the fireworks are going off as their chemistry is intense and immediate. However, “he lives in a world where peop
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Frankie is a woman who hasn't had the best luck with men, but luckily, she's definitely a strong female who isn't about to let any man give her less than she deserves. The moment she comes face to face with Havoc, the chemistry is palpable, and the sparks are flying so you know what happens, they spend a super hot night together. Of course her bad luck is still going strong because he's so many colorful metaphors afterwards that I saw red. Literally saw red because he was a leveled up jerk that ...more
World Of Books 65
This has to be my all-time favorite 'Cocky Hero Club' story. Heartless Havoc had everything that I could ever want in a captivating, can't put down until the end read! Frankie and Havoc's story is solid gold! It tossed me through so many hoops that I didn't know what was up and what was down.

'La mia fiamma. My flame.'
She stole a piece of my heart, and now I can't function without it'

J.L. Leslie created a great character in Havoc because most of the time I loved him while at the same
Advice have some food when you are reading this cause everytime food was mentioned I got hungry 😂

Frankie I love her she just a bubble of fun. Havoc is miserable when we meet him but this clumsy beauty steps into his world. I love how she shows him that if he wants her he need to stand up to this ridiculous union his Dad made. And their hot chemistry is also a good motive and he truely wants her. She truely wants him. They are just made for each other. I love Frankie sister Claire & her 3 kids, R
Stacy Curtice
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this so much. Havoc is the type of character you love even though you want so much to hate. I loved seeing the changes and growth in his character throughout this book. Frankie is such a strong character despite wanting to give in, she stands up for what she believes in and I appreciate that in a female lead. This is one of my favorite Cocky Hero books so far.

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I loved this so much. Havoc is the type of character you love even though you want so much to hate. I loved seeing t
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I honestly didn't know how I felt when I was reading this book. I'm not one to be okay with the storyline, however, I did end up loving this book. Julian has always done what his father wants, he's heartless, emotionless, and ruthless in business. He doesn't do love or any of that crap and his life is planned out for the next five years. However, he never expected Frankie. Frankie totally loves her and her sister. She is a spitfire and will make you fall hard. She's loving, a business owner, and ...more
Mandy Williams
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Julian Havoc lives up to his name. Gorgeous, arrogant, powerful - You lose your sense in the chaos he brings. Frankie did as she falls instantly under his spell. One night of heat and passion with a complete stranger. What could go wrong?
Ah but Havoc has secrets and those secrets make Frankie walk away. I love the instant heat that emanates off both characters. They simply cannot resist that pull. I love how both have to learn to grow beyond what they think they want, evaluate what is their tru
Wendy Livingstone
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is another fantastic addition to this amazing series and is Havoc and Frankie’s story. When it comes to business bad boy Havoc is known to be arrogant and ruthless, and feisty Frankie is a chef and caterer. These two are complete opposites yet together they are perfect, and the chemistry between them is explosive. These main characters are engaging and relatable, with great secondary characters. This is a well written tale which is filed with angst, drama, and is a humorous, entertaining, a ...more
Lisa Stinson
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'll admit I was a bit unsure of how I would like this book given the fact that the hero is engaged. But once you learn the full reasons behind what he's doing and see how his father treats him, it didn't bother me as much. I truly enjoyed the chemistry between Havoc and Frankie. He knew there was something incredibly special and unique about her from the moment their eyes met.

I was very proud of Frankie for stepping away from him when she found out the truth. She tried her best to stay away fr
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Julian Havoc has major sex appeal. He causes havoc wherever he goes. Frankie is a firecracker who loves to cook. She also gets under Julian's skin in a way no one ever has. His chemistry with Frankie is off the charts hot with an immediate attraction. They are from different worlds but click together. Their story is hot, sweet and a little drama to make a great romance book. I am loving these cocky heroes. ...more
Sandie Chraponski
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a great addition to the Cocky Hero Club! JL Leslie has taken a trope we know and made it her own, giving the characters depth and making them real.

Julian “Havoc” was all business in everything, he’s the guy everyone hates and he’s ok with that. Until the night of his engagement party and he meets Frankie, and the world that he knows no longer makes sense.

Frankie is a smart, spunky redhead living and working with her sister and her family. The relationship between sisters is written perfectl
Cindy Fong
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of the Cocky Hero Club stories and Heartless Havoc is a good addition to the series. I love reading alpha men falling for their soulmate. Julian and Frankie fell in lust in an instant, and in love in a short time. Frankie's spunk was refreshing , Julian's' bossiness was hot. The biggest obstacle was getting Julian to put Frankie first and to say "screw-it" to everything else. You can feel their heartbreak bleed of the page and can't help to cheer them towards their HEA. This was ...more
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh!!! This story is so good!!!! Julian and Frankie are so great together and their interactions are so fun! So many scenes where I found myself screaming yes! Punches thrown, good food, laughs and lots of steam!!! This book is exactly why J.L. Leslie is one of my favorites! I read everything she puts out because the story is always that good!
Steph (A Brunette and Her Books)
Once again, I have found a new-to-me author that I need to read more books from! Julian and Frankie were off the charts HOT in this addition to the CW series.

The romance definitely kept me captivated between these two opposite attracts characters, and I definitely look forward to reading more from this author!
Tianna McPherson (Anna Lee)
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful and entertaining book. We watch 2 people find love in the most unexpected way and have to fight to make sure that they can keep it. I think that this series is going to be an amazing read and hopefully I'll get a chance to read them all. I give it 5 stars. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book ...more
Donna Purcell Zappone
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the cocky hero series.
Let me tell you when I read the blurb I thus book I knew I was y going to like Havoc but as I sat down to read this quick book I started to become confused! Why you ask? Because I was starting to like him. As time went on I really liked him. I dunno ....
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved Heartless Havoc and Frankie and Julian's chemistry was off the freakin' charts hot!! Frankie meets Havoc(Julian) at an engagement party that Frankie is catering. They hook up and the rest is history. Frankie gets under Julian's skin and he does things he wouldn't normally ever do. He thinks he's not made to love and causes "havoc" everywhere he goes, and maybe in business that may be true, but when it comes to the heart I think Frankie is exactly what he needs!! He's got a father who is ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic addition to the established series!! Frankie and Havoc hit it out of the park!! Frankie has bad luck with men but it’s looking up for her when she meets a sexy man and spends a passion-filled night with him. I didn’t like Havoc at first but then he grew on me. They were total opposites but they just worked. Their journey is not a smooth one and filled with miscommunications and misconceptions. Will they find there way back to each other?
Isha Coleman
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
What an introduction. Heartless Havoc is my first J.L. Leslie novel, but will most definitely not be my last. Julian and Frankie are a match made of chaos that fit together so very well. The Bad Boy with the chip on his shoulder and wall shielding his heart meets his match in a fiery tornado who knows what she wants and is not afraid to speak her mind. From temptingly, frustrating interactions to unpredictable attraction, Leslie sets the heart ablaze with this firework of a read.
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Julian Havoc is definitely running havoc over everything in his path. He is an arrogant jerk but there is just something about him that keeps you coming back. I fell completely in love with Rory though. She was just a sweet little thing.
Isabel Debono
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a great read.
Frankie and Havoc came from different worlds and weren’t what I would say made for each other... but they were exactly what the other needed.
These two had a instant connection and so much chemistry.
I was very invested in their story.
This story just showed you that if you know what you want... don’t settle for second best. Everyone deserves to be the number one in the heart of those they love.
This book had lots of humour and wonderful secondary characters.
A must read.

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