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REVIEW + EXCERPT: HEARTBREAKER BY MELODY GRACE!!!

Title: Heartbreaker
Series: Standalone Novel
Author: Melody Grace
Release Date: March 28, 2016!
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SYNOPSIS:
The new stand-alone HEA from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!
They say that time heals a broken heart, but you try moving on when your ex is the most famous man on the planet.
Every time I walk down the street, there's a billboard plastered with his gorgeous face: Finn McKay. Now he’s a drop-dead sexy rock star, but when I first knew him, he was just the boy from the wrong side of the tracks - and the first guy I ever loved. He broke my heart into a hundred pieces when he skipped town without saying goodbye – but now he’s back.
And he wants me.
I’m determined not to make the same mistakes twice, but the chemistry with Finn was always way too hot to ignore. He was the guy who had me sneaking out my bedroom window for just one more kiss, and breaking curfew parked by the riverbanks, steaming up his windows in the backseat of his car. The past five years have been good to him, real good, and between his dirty mind and that ‘I know how to make you scream’ smile, he’s breaking through my defenses all over again.
Maybe one last wild fling for old time’s sake is what I need to finally move on. But what happens when Finn wants more than my body?
This time he wants everything.
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If I had to describe Heartbreaker in one sentence, I would say, "it was sugary sweet with a side of SERIOUS heart squeezes!!!!!" 

I LOVED it. It left me happy and content, as though my every wish had been answered. There was definitely angst in this novel, but the second chance romance shined bright. I adored the way Melody Grace crafted this story. From start to finish her writing felt effortless, her characters easy to love, and her story line fun to follow. 

Without warning, or even a word, Finn left Eva. One day he was there and the next he was gone. Poof. He had left her. And for the past five years she's been carrying around a shattered heart. With a failed attempt at drama school, and a life in NYC behind her, Eva's home in Oak Harbor, finally at peace with the way things have panned out. She's got a good job, great friends, and she's helping her sister with her nephew. 

She's exactly where she NEEDS to be. 

Finn's regretted leaving Eva every single day since he made that choice. Now a big Country Star, he's exhausted. He's spent the last two years busting his ass. And simply put, he misses his girl with a bone deep need that can no longer be tamed. He also wants a break from the "go go" pace he's been living. With that in mind, Finn decides to come back home, to the one place he swore he would never step foot in. His motives aren't complicated and his purpose in single minded. 

He wants Eva! 
He wants to make amends and find out what happened to the girl he left behind. 

Together Finn and Eva sizzle. Their chemistry is intoxicating. It's one of my favorite aspects of this story. Melody Grace writes some scorching dirty talk! But more than that, she injects it with a hearty dose of emotion. Eva and Finn have many unresolved feelings and secrets. But behind all that, they cannot deny their cataclysmic attraction. 

Overall, this was a sexy, fun, and indulgent romance that was easy to devour. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a lighter, feel good romance. I loved it. 

Angie's Rating:


Finn walks me to my front porch. “Listen, Eva, I wanted to say…” He stops there on the dark road, with nothing but the moon to illuminate the shadowed planes of his face. “About what happened, when I left—’
“Don’t.” I cut him off before he can try to justify what he did. My pride is all I’ve got now, and I can’t bear for him to know how thoroughly he broke my heart. “You don’t need to explain. Ancient history,” I add, with a forced little laugh. “It’s all over now. Thanks for walking me, but I’ve got it from here.”
I turn to go, but then his hand is on my arm, pulling me back, pressing me hard against a wall of solid muscle.
 “Is that what you really think?” Finn demands, searching my face, just inches between us. There’s something raw in his voice, something wounded and real.
“I…” I stop, caught in the intensity of his gaze. The feel of his body, the hot whisper of his breath on my skin, it’s overwhelming. And oh, those lips, so close… A hundred volts of electricity race through my numb, tired veins, short-circuiting my brain until I can’t think, can’t breathe. I can only feel him. All of him. 
I fight for air, my blood pounding in my ears. “Finn…” I whisper, pleading, but for what, I don’t know. And then his lips claim mine in an urgent, fevered kiss, and I realize what I’ve been waiting for since the moment he walked through those doors.
This. Right here.
            Finn kisses me hard, yanking me closer and circling me with those taut, chiseled arms. His mouth is hot against mine, merciless and wild. He eases my lips apart, exploring the wet, hot depths as his tongue slides deeper, demanding. I buckle against him, sensation flooding through me. It’s lightning to dry wood, the sharp spark that roars to wildfire in an instant, the heat surging through my entire body.
And God, I can’t get enough.
My hands are in his hair. My body presses close against him, like I could mold myself to his form. The years melt away, obliterated by the force of our passion, so familiar but still so new. Every touch, every taste feels like a revelation. 
My Finn. Back again.
He makes a low groan, sliding his hands lower, possessive, to cup my ass and bring me hard against him. Time is lost, gone forever as his lips take possession of me completely, and I match him kiss for kiss. Desire rages to life again, so sharp and craving. It’s like I’ve been sleepwalking for the past five years, and only just come back to life. The world bursts from black and white to glorious, vivid technicolor.
 “Look at me,” he whispers, in a low husky voice that sends molten honey pooling between my thighs. “Look at me, baby.” He tilts my chin up, so I have no choice but to stare into those stormy eyes, the face I’ve imagined so many nights in scenes just like this. He traces my lips with his thumb, and I shudder at the friction. Light-headed, dizzy with desire, I part my lips, ready for another kiss.
Finn’s lips curl in a victorious smile. “Ancient history, huh?” he teases, stepping back. I blink, still reeling as cold air rushes to fill the space his warm body has left behind.
Wait, what?


Hi! I’m Melody Grace, author of the bestselling Beachwood Bay series. Some things about me:
1. I’m a small-town girl turned California beach lover.
2. I spent my childhood with my nose in a book before deciding to try and write one myself. I love all kinds of genres – from thrillers to YA and mystery – but romance has always been a passion of mine.
3. I love pistachio ice-cream, vanilla lattes, bad action movies, and Grey’s Anatomy (yes, I’m still watching… I can’t quit!).
4. I have an uncanny sense of direction. I once drove halfway across Canada without GPS or a map!
5. I have two adorable rascal cats named Bucky and Steve, I rescued them as kittens, and yes, I spoil them rotten.
6. I’m allergic to chocolate :(
7. I love sexy, heart-felt reads with strong heroines and swoon-worthy men. Why don’t you check out a couple of my books and meet your new book boyfriends?

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