Author : Cynthia Eden
Publisher : Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
ISBN : 9781942840596
About The Heart You Break
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 his stalker escalating, that isn't an option.
It should be easy to keep him at arms length.
Julia pretends to be Bran's new assistant as she moves into his mountain home. She acts shy and reserved, a delicate flower who isn't a threat...when she can totally kick butt any day of the week. She will stay with Bran twenty-four, seven, and make sure he's safe. It's supposed to be business only, and there is no way the guy is her type. He's everything that she doesn't want in a lover. Right? But...the more time they spend together, the more she realizes that the bad boy? It's just an image he projects. There is a whole lot more to the real man.
But shes lying to him.
Bran has been betrayed over and over again, and now Julia is lying to him, too. She thought her lies didn't matter. She thought she was keeping him safe, but she never expected to give her heart to the man she's been hired to protect.
Hes never met anyone like her.
Bran's new assistant is gorgeous, smart, and...making him crazy. He's used to women throwing themselves at him, used to people not caring about who he isjust that hes famous. But Julia isn't like that. She touches something inside of him, she makes him want, makes him crave everything that he's never had. Soon Bran can't imagine ever letting her go. He needs her, he wants her, and what Bran wantshe gets.
As the threats keep mounting, as the stalker closes in, will Bran be able to forgive Julia when he learns the truth? Or will they crash and burn? Because THE HEART YOU BREAK...it could be the one that matters most.
Author's Note: Ready for sin and rock? Because Bran is one sexy singer, and Julia is a bodyguard who will do anything to protect her man. But as Bran falls for Julia, as the lies twist around them, things are going to become wild and dangerous. No cliff-hangers. This book can be read as a stand-alone. So have fun and rock on!
The Heart You Break Review
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 isnt 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 fully expecting to hate the guy. What she finds is someone who hides his own pain and lives behind a mask he shows to the world. Things are very fast paced in this one, maybe a few days before all hell breaks loose and the stalker turns into an arsonist and a bomber, all focused on killing Bran. When the truth comes out they struggle to move past the lies, but the stalker doesnt leave them a lot of room to breathe before calling in another bomb threat and demanding a meeting with Julia, alone. I loved the story. It was full of everything I look for in a good romance (tension, passion, emotional appeal, and action). Great story, from start to finish.
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, shes pretending to be his new assistant and while she may act shy and reserved, she can totally kick butt any day of the week. Its supposed to be business only and hes everything she doesnt want. Hes been betrayed over and over again and now Julia is lying to him, too. This rockin romantic suspense keeps readers dancing with all the remarkable chemistry and volcanic sparks flying everywhere right alongside the thrills and excitement of the danger facing Bran and Julia. These two characters are strong, bold and just steal the hearts of readers right out from under them as their relationship progresses despite how much neither of them wants it, which keeps heated, feisty and very entertaining, but the story also has lots of emotions flowing from the pages as well which ensures that readers really understand what motivates Bran and Julia, making them more real and full of depth. The plot is fast paced and packed full of non-stop excitement, not only from the relationship but also from the danger stalking Bran. The thrilling suspense and expectation of this story continuously builds to epic proportions, keeping readers glued to the pages with stunning twists that throws everything the characters thought they knew right out the door. This plot is on the complicated side and shows just how the past can come back to bite people in the behind in this entrancing and stunning romance. 5 STARS
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy. I love a romantic suspense and this one was filled with both scorching hot romance and a plot that keeps you guessing until the end! While I kind of started to suspect who might be the "bad" guy, there was more to it than that and I had no idea what the motive was behind the stalking. You also just knew that when Bran found out that Julia was more than his assistant, he would not be happy! He kept saying over and over that he hated a liar and Julia was forced to lie because he refused to have another bodyguard get injured to protect him. The book was so intriguing that I could not put it down, and kept reading well into the night! I liked that we see some of Eric Wilder in this book and also meet Rick who will be in the next book. Can't wait for that one as Rick's story sounds pretty interesting!!
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 doesnt like rock stars, she doesnt particularly like Bran, and she definitely doesnt like the way he makes her feel. Her job is to protect him but hes making it difficult when he keeps trying to protect her. Despite being delicate in stature, Julia was one tough heroine. She was feisty and smart and could totally kick butt. It was fun watching her play shy and demure with Bran, manipulating him into allowing her to stay. What was even more enjoyable was watching her fall for someone she thought was the complete antithesis of who she wanted. Buthe was like the fire. So hot. Burning bright. Out of control. Dangerous. Gorgeous. Terrifying. Once more this author gives me the type of hero I adore. Bran was determined that Julia was not going to get hurt and every action he took was a step in trying to ensure that outcome. Fierce, loyal, and possessive, he was the perfect hero and I loved him for his need to protect those around him. Baby His voice was too much of a growl. Way too rough, but that was how he felt. Far too rough around her. She seemed fragile and too breakable while he was rough and dangerous. Im not a huge rock star romance fan. They tend to get into elements I dont enjoy. That was not the case with this book. Taking place outside a small community in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are never caught up in the rock lifestyle, and for that I am thankful. The way Bran lived his life and his music are certainly a big part of the story but it doesnt consume it. This story has so much action and drama, it almost felt as though I was watching it on a widescreen. And it would totally translate! The relationship between Bran and Julia was delicious. They both address their feelings in an adult manner, actually communicating. Imagine that! The chemistry between them from the first moment they met was completely believable and the steam was absolutely sizzling. This book starts off with a great pace and only escalates as it progresses. There is never an opportunity for it to bog down as things are constantly moving forward. The secondary characters are phenomenal and I was shocked when the villain was revealed. With a sweet little epilogue to wrap things up, I ended this with a satisfied smile and the knowledge that there would be more Wilde Ways books on the horizon.
Review 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 Ricks story!