Genre: Romance, New Adult
Age: 18+ (Grown and sexy only)
Recommendation: Yes, this would appeal to anyone that enjoys romance novels that feature two people doing just about everything they can to fight what they know they need.
Type: Part of a series with each book to feature a different couple.
Summary: Easy to read with sexual tension for days + good chemistry + no cliffhanger +well rounded characters +original drama ( not your average whine bags, the characters have real world problems.)
Kiki Michaelson wants one wild night to forget her starving-artist worries. Simple.
Only instead of Darren Cole becoming her one-night stand, he taunts her with a challenge. Then while she’s trying to best him at his own game, he turns out to be the last thing she’s prepared for: someone she wants to keep.
Which means all he can ever be…is a friend.
Darren Cole never allows a girl to get close—not close enough to matter.
Then storms in Kiki Michaelson, a beautiful, fearless temptation that rocks his world off-balance. But he fights their attraction, unwilling to gamble something physical with their close ties. Until the passionate sculptor exposes her heart and breaks his wide open.
In that moment it becomes clear: she could never be just a friend.
Sometimes what you run from…is exactly what you need.
***HEARTBREAKER is a standalone, full-length new adult romance told in dual POV. Due to mature themes and adult language, this book is for those 18 and older.***
Heartbreaker is the first of five novels to be released in the new up and coming Unbreakable series by Kat and Stone Bastion. After having a taste of their first novel, I do believe I will be keeping tabs on them. I am always looking for new authors to stalk. Kidding, well mostly.
Kiki Michaelson is a quirky, starving artist that refuses to take hand outs and wants to pave her own way. Never letting anyone get too close, Kiki is really only looking for a little strange to knock off the cobwebs and decrease a little daily stress. Not too much to ask for right? Actually, it is. Darren, the one guy she wants to have that one night of fun with, has placed her in that awful, ego shredding chasm known as the friend zone and won’t sleep with her. She can’t figure out why because all the signs show he’s interested but like her, he has his own baggage he isn’t willing to share.
Darren and Kiki apparently are gluttons for punishment because, instead of staying away from each other, they decide to tempt fate and try to remain friends.Darren presents the challenge to her and she accepts. This story follows the ups, the downs, and stays with each character until their breaking points.
The sexual tension in this book seriously gave me a bit of anxiety. In a good way of course. I found myself almost wanting to skip ahead just to find out when and if they finally get together. I enjoyed the fact that the problems separating these characters from having what they really wanted are real life issues that anyone could face. It wasn’t something ridiculous. The characters were interesting, and the love scenes were like Goldie Locks, not too much, not too little.. they were just right.
Overall, I would recommend this to romance readers and young adult readers who just want a quick, fun read.
This is due to be released March 22, 2016. See below for a link with more information.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. Thank you to Kat and Stone Bastion!