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It’s lust-at-first-sight when Brody Singer first sees Abby Dunn. Abby looks a lot like a woman he once knew, one who died years ago. But Abby’s definitely different—shyer but sexier. Abby’s still trying to put her last disastrous relationship behind her and overcome the flaws her ex wouldn’t let her forget. But somehow Brody isn’t getting the hint. It doesn’t help that wheIt’s lust-at-first-sight when Brody Singer first sees Abby Dunn. Abby looks a lot like a woman he once knew, one who died years ago. But Abby’s definitely different—shyer but sexier. Abby’s still trying to put her last disastrous relationship behind her and overcome the flaws her ex wouldn’t let her forget. But somehow Brody isn’t getting the hint. It doesn’t help that when writing her steamy novels, she keeps casting Brody as the hero. Only Abby can write her own ending—will she choose her own happily-ever-after, or stay safe in her shell?...

Title : How to Handle a Heartbreaker
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ISBN : 9781402287374
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Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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How to Handle a Heartbreaker Reviews

  • Rachel Regina
    2018-10-09 22:23

    Overall rating: 5 stars!Triggers:Cheating: (view spoiler)[ no(hide spoiler)]Love triangle: (view spoiler)[ no(hide spoiler)]Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)[ not at all - it's been approx 6 months for the hero (he has been wanting Abby for awhile) and it's been awhile for the heroine as well. There is another guy that shows interest in Abby in the very beginning, but nothing comes of it.(hide spoiler)]My review: This was a pleasantly HOT surprise. I did enjoy the first book but it was PRETTY good and also a pleasant surprise. This book though is my favorite so far of the series - even though I am anxiously waiting to read the next two books in this series; especially Mike :)We meet both Abby and Brody in the last book. Abby is a voluptuous quirky romance/erotica writer. She doesn't like anyone really knowing about it because she doesn't want them to think she is weird, like her ex boyfriend, the douche, Kevin, thought. She also has a low self esteem that she is working on because she isn't as "perfect" as her two roommates and best friends - Maddie and Vanessa. She has curves - which Brody loves :) Brody is the "adopted" brother of the McClauley clan and named Flynn's "blonde twin". He has been lusting over Abby for quite awhile even to the extend that he stops "dating" because none of the other fish out there are Abby. Abby also resembles Mike's deceased wife, who Brody also adored and had strong feelings for. He realizes quickly though that his infatuation with Abby has nothing to do with his resemblance to Lea. Both of these characters have pasts that make them weary of commitment and love and their relationship is just the cutest ever. Their banter was hilarious and did I say Hot?!?! Brody was equally a fantastic dirty talker and oh so sweet to Abby. Of course, Abby isn't shy when it comes to taking charge either. There is a situation that happens towards the end where Brody pushes Abby away, but I understood and it didn't take him long to get his shit together and go after the woman he loves. I had a smile on my face for majority of this book and it felt good! :)

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2018-09-21 19:39

    Holy shit.That was my reaction when I finished this book. As my first read my Marie Harte, I didn’t exactly know what I was getting into. A couple of my trusted friends suggested I try this book but it wasn’t until now that I got a chance to read it.Two things immediately jumped out of me while reading this book. The first is that it’s really, really funny. Many authors try hard to create that genuine rapport with all their characters. Their aim is to make them sound charming and fun-loving. However, some struggle to get it right. Harte, on the other hand, is a freaking genius at the craft. She hits every high note in the exact moment and even though there is joke after joke rolling throughout this entire book, it never feels strained at all. I’ve read a lot of books, but only a few authors can really make me laugh out loud like this book as done.The second thing I absolutely adore and was a little shocked about at first is the sex. For one, I didn’t expect the level of intensity or passion between Brody and Abby for some reason. But it makes total sense. Abbi is a steamy romance writer and Brody is a total gentleman for wanting to help out in her research. It gets steamy really fast and you will never see my complain about this. Ever.The sex scenes are so smoking I had to take a breather. Who knew that a charming, silly book like this one could also pack a hefty punch in the sex department? So far, Harte has packed everything I love about Contemporary Romances into this book.But there is one more thing that sealed the deal for me. As you can guess, the series is centered around a family of brothers and their friends. You get the uncensored look into what goes on in their lives, including all the hazing, the fights and the teasing. Even between the girls there’s a ton of laughs to be mad. HOW TO HANDLE A HEARTBREAKER is just one of those books that can take you out of real life and make you laugh. I’m actually kicking myself that I didn’t read this sooner. I loved it all.

  • Shawna
    2018-10-15 00:27

    3 stars – Contemporary Romance

  • Chumchum_88
    2018-10-10 23:23

    Since I started reading the first book, I figured out most of the couples, so I've been interested in Brody's and Mike's stories, and mike has to wait. Brody on the other hand was ... WOW- Loved Brody and Abby, their chemistry was off the charts, and how they made each other feel was heartwarming, not in arousing kind of way but in makes-me-feel-a-better-person kind of way - I liked how Abby had a retort to everything, their banter was cute, and I loved the tongue lashing she gave her sister and family in Thanksgiving (Go Abby!!*cheers*)- Loved how they were more comfortable in their relationship status than the previous couple, going from no status to almost relationship to boyfriend/girlfriend and their talk about after in the end of the book was cute- Liked Seth, the old guy was funny and I felt sorry for Brody after the thing for Seth, and yeah Brody's biological family were shit but at least the brother is showing remorse but still .. - Loved the bowling scene with Del and Mike, and of course I'm really liking Del, I hope she will have much more appearance in the next book- Loved how Brody was proud of her as a writer and the library scene was awesome then her sister then her dad and mom, the fan base is increasing ^^- I loved the heart to heart scene between the infamous McCauley twin, they made me cry too!!!- I feel sorry about the parents I just hope they aren't going to end up where I'm thinking they will, I just hope there might be a turnover or somethingOverall, *thumbs up*

  • Amanda (Hootie) Clark
    2018-10-18 03:31

    Yeah baby! How To Handle A Heartbreaker was the McCauley Bros book I was MOST looking forward to. After an entertaining debut into the series where The Troublemaker Next Door introduced me to Brody and Abby, I knew they would have a fun and and sexy story with a little bit of intrigue and a whole lot of passion.A simmering attraction has boiled beneath the surface for Brody and Abby ever since the two came face to face in Troublemaker. With Abby bearing a striking resemblance to brother Mike's late wife Lea, I knew there would be some juicy goodness to be had. My initial thought was that Abby would somehow be hooked up with Mike because what better way to replace what's missing than with a replica, right? But I started to think "Where's the fun in that?" Harte answers the question by taking Abby, a successful erotic romance author and Brody, a charming playboy plumber and throwing them together repeatedly until the attraction can no longer be denied. A bad experience with an ex who has made her feel like her sexual cravings are deprived and unnatural has left Abby a little reserved and uneasy about her desires. That changes for her during a Halloween party where her Goddess of love costume and a little help from alcohol get her to loosen up and take charge of what she wants, mainly Brody (or in this case a PART of Brody) into her own hands. The sexy encounter between the two sparks the beginning of a mutual tryst that develops roots and grows deeper the farther they take their relationship. But with Mike's directive not to get involved with the neighbors and inner demons both have to work through the pair have a long way to go in order to make it work.Because Abby writes erotic romance and Brody being the purely selfless individual he is (heavy sarcasm) the two agree upon a purely sexual relationship in the name of "Research" for Abby's characters. I loved that they disguised their mutual attraction behind something so silly. It was like "Oh yeah, I'm not into you at all but just for laughs let's have sex". Ugh! These two were adorable as hell together. My sweet Brody, "The Blond McCauley" who's not REALLY a brother, was the jokester of the group of boys. Always cheating at cards, teaching Colin, Mike's son, how to be just like him and quick to laugh off anything serious there was an abundance of good times when Brody was involved. The best part about him though was the depth once you got past his defense mechanism. He used his silliness to deter anyone from getting close and with good reason. His family life before meeting the McCauley's when he was a young boy was rough with an abusive older brother and an alcoholic father who both used him for their gain. I thought Brody would have an intense story but I didn't know it would be so hard to swallow. Here's another guy I found bits of myself in the way he used humor to deflect from what he was really feeling. It's always hard to see someone so lovable take such hard emotional hits and Brody was the ultimate lovable guy. Abby has had her fair share of troubles also with her ex Kevin degrading her and her sexual appetites as being disgusting and unattractive. These sorts of accusations have made Abby into an introverted loner always questioning herself and what she wants. It wreaked havoc on her self image with her being petite and curvy leaving her to think that guys don't want a strong woman who knows what they want in the bedroom. As if all that wasn't bad enough it's also made her hide what she loves and does for a living from her family thinking they would look down on her as well. The only people she trusts with her secret are her roommates Maggie and Vanessa.Brody and Abby are just what the other needs as they dive deeper into the others personality and open each other up step by step. Brody helps Abby with her writing and helps her see that she doesn't need to hide behind her pen name and Abby allows Brody to share the issues with his family that nobody else knows. What started as sex only, became something deep and sweet between the two. Of course it's not easy for them by any means when Brody's past shows up and throws his world into chaos and he retreats into himself leaving Abby on the other side of heartbreak. Brody and Abby were a fun couple and I loved that they played and laughed together especially during their sexy times but I also enjoyed seeing them be serious with one another. Their heartfelt talks about the future and what they expected out of life just made their connection that much more personal feeling. Plus it didn't hurt that every single secondary character was meddling in their affair with their two cents. Once again Harte brought together a big family feel incorporating everyone into the story and gave us little glimpses about Vanessa and the youngest McCauley Cameron throughout. The perfect son and the one who gets the most shit for being the sensitive guy he is, Cameron is sure to bring some insight into his personality that has only been playfully hinted at by the other guys. I'm very interested to see how straight laced Vanessa deals with everything and her story is sure to be a good one with her robotic parents and OCD behavior. One thing I'm worried about though, is the state of the relationship the patriarchs of the story is in. Mom and Pop McCauley seem to be in some troubled waters in this one and even though they are only secondary characters I feel like I know them already. I'm anxious to see what Harte has in store for the two people who are the glue of the clan. How To Handle A Heartbreaker was funny, sweet, sexy and absolutely adorable so it's should come as no surprise that it's my favorite of the series. So far that is....because big bear Mike McCauley's story got a little bit interesting in Heartbreaker so of course I'm on pins and needles to see how the widower meets his match. We'll see if he can knock BROBBY (Brody and Abby) out of my top couple ranking with his mysterious tattooed lady love. Harte delivered on every aspect I had been anticipating in Heartbreaker with Brody and Abby's story. From their hot hookups to the adorable romance and seeing my favorite characters again there's no shortage of good times. If you love books with a big family feel, lots of humor and blue collar hero's that make you swoon with strong women you can relate to, then the McCauley brothers series is the perfect group of books for you.

  • Beth
    2018-09-26 01:41

    5 starsThis book was fantastic... The gorgeous Brody and Abby are fantastic characters that were perfect for one another. And the always adorable and mischievous Colin again is such a great character. Mutt was also a great addition to the story and when Del was introduced I got so excited when I realised her role in this series!Another fabulous book from Marie Harte that will make you want to read more!

  • Iza
    2018-10-12 00:44

    To make it short : you loved book #1 ? You'll love book #2 !It's a pleasure to dive again into these characters' lives and see them playing around and with each other.This time, the story is concentrated on Brody and Abby. Brody has had an abusive biological family and constantly hides his true self behind smiles and jokes. He has been welcomed by the MacCauleys and made to feel like one of their own, yet he never truly belonged. His past always prevented him from being an integral part of their family, his self-esteem is low hence so is his ability to love others.Abby never had the courage to tell her family that she wrote erotic romances for a living. She writes stories that she would have loved to read herself - romantic yet steamy with a healthy dose of rough sex. Yet she never put her tastes into practice, her ex-boyfriend shamed her into thinking she is a pervert. In that domain, Vanessa doesn't help :"Then, after sneering, you told me you thought I could probably sell more if I named my next characters Dick Cocksalot and Lady Legsopen and made it a historical romance. Which you thought was just hilarious."As expected, Vanessa broke into a grin. "Oh come on. That's funny... Dame Fellatio !"But Brody, out of the goodness of his heart - naturally - is absolutely willing to help her with her research on male attitude and rough sex for her next novel."You can do anything you want with me and I'll just lie here and take it like a man." Ha !The story is built on parallels - that of Brody and Abby hiding what they are ; that of Brody and Mutt, the lovable but huge stray dog he adopted, who needs to learn some discipline ; and Brody's... home (?) compared to his inner life : a mess !That novel is always alwfully funny with great banter, pranks, humor, all things that make you smile. Yet I shed a few tears as I saw Brody facing his past and trying to cope with it before it ruined his life. Another funny trait was the fact that the heroin writes erotic ("raunchy", according to Vanessa !) romances. It's a universe that is so familiar to us readers but we get to see the other side of it, yay ! Such an excellent series ! The novels may have the same starting point, yet the stories differ. The characters are lovable, from the old grumpy neighbor to the stray dog or the young boy who's so great at learning dirty tricks. There is a lot of humor but also emotion that give those people more depth. Read those sexy novels, you'll love and re-read them like old cherished friends you are used to have fun with. And you'll find out about the "alien Barbie on crack" !Last quote :"Vanessa just finished the Lady Brawler's game with a strike. Brody, you're our last chance at a win.""Help us, Brodi-Wan-Kenobi," Flynn sang. "You're our only hope."

  • Christy LoveOfBooks
    2018-09-28 19:20

    Oh, was How to Handle a Heartbreaker ever fun! I really liked the first book – The Troublemaker Next Door – but I loved this one more.It’s been eight months since Abby, Maddie, and Vanessa moved in next door to one of the McCauley brothers, and Maddie and Flynn going strong. This brings Brody and Abby into contact quite a bit, but they aren’t complaining. Abby writes romance/erotica, but doesn’t get to put her imagination to work in real life. That is, until her and Brody come to an arrangement.A few reasons why this book so is good:Abby – I liked Maddie in the first book, but I liked Abby a lot more. I thought she was going to be more on the shy and meek side, but I was extremely happy to find that she actually speaks up and can take the lead. I loved watching her work through her confidence issues.Brody – I’ll be honest, the guy worried me a little in the first book. He was funny, but showed douche tendencies. I was fully prepared to dislike him, but that wasn’t the case at all! He cracked me up. It was also really nice to get his back story and how he came to be the one of the McCauley brothers in every way except blood.Chemistry – Yeah, these two definitely have it! Again, I was surprised by them. They were so hot, but still sweet and funny. It was pretty sexy how open he was to do anything Abby wanted to try.Family & friends – I absolutely love how involved they are in this series. It’s hilarious how much shit the brothers give each other, especially Cam. But it isn’t just the guys, the girls give some pretty good banter too. It’s obvious that they are always there for each other no matter how much they rag on one another. And I love how they all are with Colin; that little boy is going to be trouble when he gets older.Humor and all the feels – There is for sure lots of laughs in this book, but there are also some very touching moments.How to Handle a Heartbreaker was so much fun! It’s my favorite so far, but I have a feeling the next two books are going to get a lot of love from me.

  • Paranormal Kiss
    2018-09-16 23:35

    3.5 starsHow to Handle a Heartbreaker is the second book in the McCauley Brothers series by Marie Harte. It is about Abby and Brody. They have been fighting their attraction towards one another ever since they met about six months prior. Abby is roommate and friend to Maddie, the heroine of the first book, The Trouble Maker Next Door, and Brody is friend/honorary brother to the McCauley brothers. Neither Abby nor Brody is looking for anything serious so they agree to keep things simple but of course things start to get more serious when they find themselves falling in love.I enjoyed How to Handle a Heartbreaker. It was amusing and entertaining. Abby‘s a great heroine and I found her to be witty, charming and endearing. Her interactions and banter with Brody were a joy to read. Abby became quite adept at handling both Brody and his dog, Mutt. Brody was a good hero but there were times when I wanted to knock him upside the head. When he is greatly upset he retreats into himself and pushes everyone away. Which is understandable given his past but I still didn’t like the way he pushed Abby away when she genuinely tried to help.How to Handle a Heartbreaker is well written with engaging characters and snappy dialog. I really enjoyed it until the end when it lost a little steam. I guess I didn’t feel that Brody did enough to show how much he cared. He made all the right moves but it didn’t move me or feel heartfelt. It seemed like he was doing and saying what he thought she wanted as opposed to speaking and acting from the heart. Actions speak louder than words and I wanted him to show her over time how he meant what he said. It was too quick a resolution/ending for me. But that’s just me, other readers may feel differently. All in all How to Handle a Heartbreaker is quite good and I would recommend it to fans of contemporary romance.*ARC received from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley.

  • Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic
    2018-10-15 21:36

    ~~5 SEXY HEARTS~~Oh How I Love getting to read about Brody's story. When I was finished with The Troublemaker Next Door I wanted to dive into How to Handle a Heartbreaker so bad. I request an ARC but unfortunately got denied so I had to wait like everyone else until the release date. Maire Harte did not disappoint. The wait was well worth it. Brody is the adopted McCauley brother but that doesn't mean he's treated any different. He's treated as blood. Brody is Flynn's best friend and brother. He has a deadbeat drunk dad, a mother that left him, and an older brother that abused him. If it wasn't for The McCauley's he probably turned out like his older brother. I love Brody's humor and his charm. He was so swoon-worthy. He and Abby made a cute couple. They even each other out. Abby had her own personal demons. She was insecure mainly because of her ex. She was attracted to Brody but she didn't think she was good enough for him. So for the sole purpose of "research", Brody & Abby engage in a beneficial "relationship" for both. Abby for her books and Brody, well for his own pleasures. HAHAHA. It's a "win-win" situation right?I love all the characters in this series. This was a fantastic book. Cameron's story is next and I'm so thrilled because I received an ARC. Yay to me!

  • Veronika
    2018-10-04 03:22

    After reading the first book and loving it I couldn't wait to get my hands on How to Handle a Heartbreaker. The first chapters actually lived up to my expectations, but after that the story did not engage me anymore. I loved Abby and Brody but they were often aloof and I couldn't feel the connection between them. I hated Brody's tantrums and most of the time I couldn't take seriously what the two characters were saying, it was just too cliché for my taste.I will definitely read the rest of the series because I'm curious about Cam's and Mike's story, but I wish this book would have been better because it really had the potential!I still love the McCauley brothers though!

  • ⚜️Trea
    2018-10-03 20:38

    This was a pretty good installment of the McCauley series. It picks up almost immediately where the previous book left off and details Brody's romance with Abby.I liked how flawed Brody was and learning about his past, though he used it to act like a complete idiot at times. Abby often wouldn't take his crap either, even though she would often hide what she did for a living from everyone that didn't know her well. I loved how the situation finally came to a head with her family!This book gives us the pairings for the final two books of the series, and I'm quite surprised at Mike's intended! It will be interesting to see where that goes!

  • starsaga
    2018-10-02 00:47

    Actual faces on a hot cover......unheard of!!Very good book, great characters, and a storyline that was not sryupy sweet. I liked reading about the family, the brothers, the women and even the funny dog. Great writing and a series that I will continue to read. No cliffies here so that makes these books even better. The cover is fantastic and even has heads instead of truncated torsos, so that made me even happier!

  • Mateja
    2018-09-17 23:46

    *3.5*

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2018-09-30 22:42

    Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4.5 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewAs much as I enjoyed the first book in this series, I loved this one better. Marie Harte has the uncanny ability to write series that surround family so while the romance between the couple is always front and center the secondary characters add depth and provide everything from comic relief, to sage advice, to the requisite ass kicking when needed. I loved every minute of How To Handle A Heartbreaker; it was a little bit deeper and more serious than the first book in this series, but it still had enough humor and unabashed sexy times to round it out and make it an entertaining story.Brody Singer is the “blond McCauley,” a boy who the family took in when he was a young boy and raised him as one of their own. He’s always been thankful for them but he’s always worried what they would think of him if they knew everything about his crazy, horrible past. Brody has some big time scars both physically and mentally and because of that he’s never allowed anyone to see all of him, he keeps so much of himself bottled up that even his best friend it “twin” Flynn doesn’t even know it all. When he meets Abby Dunn for the first time he can’t help but notice she’s a dead ringer for his oldest brother’s late wife whom he harbored a secret crush on but once he gets to know Abby he sees her for the person she is and he knows he must get to know her better no matter how much she protests.Ever since she and her roommates moved in next door to Mike McCauley, Abby has enjoyed listening to their manly talk over their Friday night poker games. A romance writer, Abby uses bits and pieces of their conversations to make her work more authentic or so she thinks. While she likes all of the McCauley’s their friend and “other brother” Brody drives her just a wee bit crazy. He’s outrageous, a flirt, and a heartbreaker. He goes from woman to woman and never spends more than a few dates with any. She has no intentions on just being another notch on his bedpost but then one night of too much alcohol has Brody seeing Abby in a whole new light and when he discovers what she writes, he offers to help her with any research she’d like to do to make her work more authentic.I really enjoyed the back and forth banter between these two because it is so obvious to everyone around them that they want each other. Oh they deny it and they continue to deny it even after they do finally start having sex because they don’t want to cause problems within their group if they stop seeing one another. I’ll admit they were very mature about the way they began their relationship but kind of lost that when things got tough. You know those skeletons in Brody’s closet? Yep, they come crawling out and he doesn’t handle things well, not in his own life and not with Abby. Abby’s got some issues of her own, but because of Brody’s acceptance of her writing and what she needs from him sexually she begins to understand that she has to be proud of who she is and what she does for a living. Abby has quite the metamorphosis during this story and it was really fascinating to watch. I love that Abby stands up to Brody and calls him on his bad behavior something no one has done to him in the past. The fact that she also calls his “family” on letting him get away with it is also pretty spectacular. The fact that they both realized getting their secrets out in the open helped them to see everything more clearly including each other.How To Handle A Heartbreaker is another amazing book from author Marie Harte; it is emotional, witty, and so very, very sexy! This is a great series and I am so looking forward to what happens next!

  • Andrea
    2018-10-06 22:46

    ** 4.5 stars **Oh boy, I loved How to Handle a Heartbreaker, for all the reasons I loved the first book in the series, The Troublemaker Next Door. I had such high expectations for this one because of the main characters, Brody and Abby. Abby is quiet and insecure, but not the annoying kind. She's also an erotic romance writer who hasn't outed herself to the world. She listens, okay, and spies, on the McCauley men to help give her work a man's touch. But she needs more...research. Good thing Brody Singer is man enough for the job, yeah?Brody isn't a McCauley by blood, but he is by choice. He had a really rough upbringing, and this awesome, loving family took him in and made him a part of the family. He's best friends with Flynn, an uncle to Mike's son Colin, and never ceases to bust Cam's balls. It's great. They're blue collar dudes, with the exception of Cam, and I loved that. The banter among these guys as much was so much fun and I enjoyed it as much as the romance, which is an exception. Back to Brody and Abby. Brody has a major, major thing for Abby, but never knew how to get her attention and really get in there. It's kind of awkward because Abby looks very much like Mike's deceased wife, but he's cool with Brody and Abby. Abby had a boyfriend who put her down for her curvy figure and her sexual desires. Brody is all about those curves, though, and he's more than willing to help Abby explore. I just, I loved these two together as much as I'd hoped. There is so much about How to Handle a Heartbreaker and the series that has me happy to recommend. I love the characters, the couples, the banter, the steam, and I love little Colin. That kid is seriously badass and reminds me of my (awesome) six-year old daughter. I can't wait to get Cam and Vanessa's books, because those two are a match made in...somewhere. I can't even imagine how hot they'll be once the unbutton those proper clothes and let go! Also, we get to meet the wicked cool woman whom I am presuming will win poor Mike's heart. She's just as much of a badass as he is and that will be fantastic, I'm sure. If you're looking for a sexy, funny series with a plethora of great characters, I highly recommend The McCauley Brothers series.Favorite Quotes Brody grinned and glance up only to see Mike glaring at him. "What did I do?" "You taught my kid to lie." "Please. He's been lying since he left the womb. He's a McCauley." Flynn covered his heart with one hand. "I'm so proud." "So you're Abigail D. Chatterly?" Teresa asked. "Yeah. So?" Though Teresa had been on her side earlier, she might have done it to snub Meg. Abby was ready for round two. "So Fireman's Kiss is like my favorite book!" Teresa shouted and jumped up from her seat to hug Abby. "Oh my God. My friends are not going to believe this." Abby blinked. "I know. Shocking that she actually has friends," Jack teased. "Oh, and I have to thank you as well. Because after Teresa reads one of your books, we usually end up having a really, really good night." "God. TMI, Jack."

  • Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
    2018-09-22 03:31

    Oh what a great read this was. This series was definitely one of my best choices this year, I can't thank the author enough for this fun. Chemistry? Check. Likable and relatable characters? Check. Hot, kinky sex? Check. Adorable couple and well meaning intervening people? Check. Real friendship, troubled families and a love to envy? Check, check and check. What more can a gal ask for?We already met Abby and Brody when the girls moved in next door to one of the McCauley brothers, and we knew that both of them had a thing for each other from the start. I was prepared to read a lovely story, one that was funny too, depending on the previous book, but man, this was so much more than that. For one, I can't believe how wonderful, and when I say that I also mean dreamy, Brody was. I wouldn't be exaggerating when I say he was close to perfect as a hero. He was considerate, loving, thoughtful, caring, and very very sweet when it came to Abby. Really, it's worrying how jealous I am of a fictional character. And Abby, well, she definitely fits the bill for my ideal heroine. She was a tiny bit clueless when it came to men and chemistry, but surprisingly that much forward when she wanted to be. And she does the work of my dreams and writes. Erotic romance. Yes, you can imagine how much Brody helped her in her research. As wonderful and sympathetic they were as individuals, they were even more so as a couple. I loved the chemistry between them. Sparks were flying all over the place whenever they were in each other's vicinity, and when things escalated, the sex was just as steamy as I expected. They helped each other out in tough times, and though each tried to push the other away at some point, with the help of their family and friends, they wouldn't give up on each other. It was nice to see that although the couple makes everything better for one another in the end, the influence of their loved ones played a role as well. It made their story all the more real and sweet. I would give this book an extra star and bump it to six if I could. Not only the romance was one I loved-Abby and Brody definitely are on the top of my list of favorite couples in fiction- the characters, the side plots, the brotherly banter, the difficult families, even that ugly big dog-let's face it, it's impossible not to love that dog- they all made this an excellent reading experience. I highly suggest this series to those who'd love to read sexy romance and fun characters. And those wouldn't mind being jealous of fictional women, because let me tell you, there will be moments when you'll curse these men and women for their perfect relationship but then quickly take it back because they're so adorable and lovable and funny.

  • ☕ Kimberly
    2018-09-22 21:22

    I had a blast reading The Troublemaker Next Door the first novel in Marie Harte’s McCauley Brothers series and was delighted to get my hands on a copy of How To Handle a Heartbreaker. Ladies break out the hand fans because this tale is hot, touching and at times hilarious. The brothers are in rare form, we meet new characters and Brody Singer will melt your heart. Brody is the only blonde-haired brother in the McCauley bunch and that is because he is adopted. Brody is fondly referred to as Flynn’s twin. He has had a thing for Matt’s neighbor since he met her and oddly enough, she is checking out him as well. Both have self-esteem issues but are drawn to each other. The tale that unfolds is sweet; shares delicious banter and will pull at your heartstrings. It is also hot and the pages sizzled. If they can survive their insecurities, and family meddling they may just find their slice of happy.Abby was  hilarious and quite the surprise. She dresses like a librarian but beneath that wholesome façade is one wonton woman. Brody is easy going and cares deeply but previous wounds have kept him from getting to close. Watching him let go and grow was heartwarming. I adored the chemistry between them. He is all man, certainly not a poet and she hides behind the insecurities that bind her. I love when a couple brings out the best in each other and I found myself  lost in their story.How to Handle a Heartbreaker is at its heart a romance, a sizzling hot, pull at your heart, give you the feels romance but it’s so much more than that. Harte wraps family, and friendship into the tale with little side stories, snark, hardship and conversation. The characters are all well developed and you cannot help but be drawn into their circle. Harte knows how to deliver  romance and she allowed this one to slowly build out of desire and become something genuine. I giggled aloud, wept, sighed and thoroughly enjoyed this couple. I closed the book with a huge smile and I cannot wait for Vanessa’s story;  Ruining Mr. Perfect.If you are looking for hot romance, brothers, friends and family then grab a copy of How to Handle a Heartbreaker. All of the novels work as a standalone and feature one couple but I highly recommend reading them in order.Copy received from publisher in exchange for unbiased review.This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer

  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    2018-09-27 00:36

    Holy shit.That was my reaction when I finished this book. As my first read my Marie Harte, I didn’t exactly know what I was getting into. A couple of my trusted friends suggested I try this book but it wasn’t until now that I got a chance to read it.Two things immediately jumped out of me while reading this book. The first is that it’s really, really funny. Many authors try hard to create that genuine rapport with all their characters. Their aim is to make them sound charming and fun-loving. However, some struggle to get it right. Harte, on the other hand, is a freaking genius at the craft. She hits every high note in the exact moment and even though there is joke after joke rolling throughout this entire book, it never feels strained at all. I’ve read a lot of books, but only a few authors can really make me laugh out loud like this book as done.The second thing I absolutely adore and was a little shocked about at first is the sex. For one, I didn’t expect the level of intensity or passion between Brody and Abby for some reason. But it makes total sense. Abbi is a steamy romance writer and Brody is a total gentleman for wanting to help out in her research. It gets steamy really fast and you will never see my complain about this. Ever.The sex scenes are so smoking I had to take a breather. Who knew that a charming, silly book like this one could also pack a hefty punch in the sex department? So far, Harte has packed everything I love about Contemporary Romances into this book.But there is one more thing that sealed the deal for me. As you can guess, the series is centered around a family of brothers and their friends. You get the uncensored look into what goes on in their lives, including all the hazing, the fights and the teasing. Even between the girls there’s a ton of laughs to be mad. HOW TO HANDLE A HEARTBREAKER is just one of those books that can take you out of real life and make you laugh. I’m actually kicking myself that I didn’t read this sooner. I loved it all.❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤

  • Sharon Redfern
    2018-10-16 22:34

    This is the second book and Ms. Harte's McCauley Brothers Series.Coming from an abusive background, Brody Singer is a McCauley brother by love not birth. The big, blonde is a notorious player and has no intentions of committing to one woman. Abby Dunn is a smart and independent woman who writes spicy romance novels. No-one knows about her writing and she covers by moonlighting as a web designer.Brody and Abby have been dancing around each other and finally give into temptation. They are hot together and pretty adventurous. The other bothers give them both a lot of lip but all with affection and it was pretty funny to read some of the insults that went both ways.Both Brody and Amy have family issues but Brody's are way more hurtful and serious. His inability to get beyond his past impacts the present and his possible future with Abby. She has issues too, but basically had a fairly stable family. I liked how Ms. Harte dealt with Brody's feelings and how they made him the man he is. I also think she did a great job of writing about Abby's dealing with his problems. I love a book with people able to communicate in and out of the bedroom!This was a great read and I can't wait to get the next book in the series!

  • Jeannie Zelos
    2018-10-05 03:29

    How to Handle a Heartbreaker, Marie HarteReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviews. This is book two in a new series by Marie Harte. Its a fun read, with some hot and spicy sex scenes. I liked Abby, she's very loyal to her friends but hiding from her family that she's a writer of some very steamy novels. She tells them she's a website designer – which she is but its the novels that really bring in the money. Brody is a real hunk of a man, and its clear they both have feelings for each other..clear to everyone except them. Then Abby gets a bit tipsy at a party and Brody gets a real surprise!! So did I - that was a great scene. From there things heat up and all goes well until someone from Brody's past turns up...Its an easy read, simple romance, family problems ( everyone has them) and one for lovers of light and sexy reads. Like book one its got some good humour in too, light parts that made me smile. I really need a bit more drama, a bit more action and depth but enjoyed it as a one off read. Stars: three and a half, its better than OK but not deep enough for Good from me.

  • Karen Duvall
    2018-09-28 01:33

    If I could give this book 6 stars I would! Wow, what an incredible story. Absolutely LOVED the McCauley brothers, who are the most realistic men I've ever read. The romance was poignant and so very special. I needed to keep tissues handy by the end. I whole-heartedly recommend this book to anyone who loves a spicier version of Jennifer Crusie. Excellent! I must read them all. Sooooo hooked.

  • Allison
    2018-09-28 23:30

    Might even be better than the first one! Love the family dynamic.

  • UnusualChild{beppy}
    2018-09-26 19:43

    3.5 starsSynopsis: Brody has been part of the McCauley family since he was 5 years old. His father and brother weren't nice to him, so the McCauley's took him in. Brody also had a crush on his oldest brother's dead wife, and one of the neighbours who is renting the house next door to Mike looks a lot like her, so Brody's interest is first spiked by that, and then by Abby herself.Abby is an erotic romance writer, who had an ex call her down for being not good enough, and for being too risqué in the bedroom. When she goes to a party one night, she reveals quite a bit more to Brody than she would have ever wished to, and they strike a deal: neither of them are interested in a relationship, but they are interested in each other, so Abby will use Brody for research on a new series that she wants to start, and they will both sex with no expectations.Brody's real family is there to tease Brody and back him up, but Brody's biological family is making an appearance too, which just makes everything harder for Brody to deal with.What I liked: how supportive Brody was of Abby. He was so proud of her for doing what she loved in writing romances. I liked the close knit family, and how they closed in when one of them was hurting, and were there to tease them every second of the day. Abby had her two friends, and they were very supportive as well, along with not letting Abby get away with anything. I liked Colin, the nephew, and the fact that everyone but Brody seemed to be able to control his dog was fairly amusing. Abby and Brody actually talked to each other, even if they didn't say everything they should have said. And Abby discovering that she was a strong woman who wasn't going to let someone "put her in the corner" was nice to see.What I didn't like: holy crap! There was a LOT of comparing men to girls and calling them girly or "Nancy" if they showed any weakness or emotion. It got really, REALLY tiresome, and insulting, to be honest.

  • Linda Levy
    2018-10-03 02:21

    4.5 stars. Well written and paced story with very likeable characters.I have read and reviewed these books previously from the back of the book but they have all gone missing. Rereading this series is not a hardship as you are introduced to a very great group of characters you want to know more about. Even the parents are great and get some page time in the series.This series is centred around a family of brothers, blood and heart, and their friends. You get a good feel for their background and what goes on between this close-knit family, including brotherly hazing, fist and verbal fights and the teasing. Even the women have a close bond and there’s also laughs and carrying on to be had.Brody is Flynn’s twin by love and heart not blood. He has been practically raised by the McCauley family. He is a bit of an enigma, charming, moody, hard and soft. As this book progresses you want to hit him upside the head but then hug him when the story of his childhood comes out.Abby seems the quiet one of the three women but she has such an inner strength and finds her feet during this story to take over her life as she wants it. He ex gave her self-esteem issues but her way of handling it was superb.Her standing up to Brody and not taking his crap was so well written.Brody and Abby are just so right for each other. The banter was funny and I loved that Abby had a smart retort to everything. When she tore into her sister and family at Thanksgiving I was cheering her on.The bowling scene with Del and Mike was funny and I'm really hoping Del comes into this somewhere. She is a keeper, not sure Mike is the right one for her but will see where this goes.The scene between Flynn and Brody made me tear up. Loved it so much.

  • Aimee
    2018-10-15 01:27

    SWOON!! Brody and Abby...they made some serious sparks and magic. I think they made Maddie and Flynn look like slackers. I love the two possible couplings coming up...and want to know how things pan out for the pair of side characters that seem to have some angst. 😟This series just keeps getting better. I respect that this author busts tropes and doesn't have characters TSTL or dead above the neck. There's realistic situations and themes that regular people can relate to and understand. This randomly found author has been an audiobook winner thus far.Also, I wanted to hit Meg with a 2x4....repeatedly...in her stupid face. I'm not giving anything away with that and you'll laugh when you get to that part...because you'll know exactly what I mean.

  • Darcy
    2018-10-08 22:32

    This was a fun one to read. I liked that Brody and Abby both had crushes on each other, but were fighting them. But when Abby let go, she really let go. It was fun to see Brody react to what he learned about Abby, to do what she secretly wished her dream man would. I loved watching both of them try to keep their relationship secret from the rest of the brood, how everyone knew what was going on and they all chimed in.I hated when Brody's past came back to haunt him, how it threw his good life off. It's a good thing his family and Abby stood by him. Brody did a great job of making things up for Abby at the end.

  • Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
    2018-10-14 03:26

    I loved Brody and Abby's story. They were so funny. Abby's relationship with her sisters was crazy hilarious. We also finally get to find out how Brody became a McCauley Brother, tough his name is Singer.One of the things I like about this series and what the author has done, is that you get moments from the other characters in each book. You hear from their perspective what's happening. In this case, it means you have to read each book in order. But I love that about this.Looking forward to Cameron and Vanessa's story next. I'm also dying to find out more about The Donnigans' as well as the crew at Del's shop.

  • Jeri
    2018-09-26 19:46

    Everything I wanted and moreOne word to describe this book... Fun. Yes this book was honest to goodness fun to read. Abby and Brody was everything I wanted and more. I bought the rest of this series after Flynn and Maddie. I just hope for a happy ending with Bitsy and Pop. Love love this group of characters

  • Starr
    2018-10-10 03:27

    When it takes me more than a week to get through a book, it's not really holding my interest, even though it's the audio version. This was a time filler, when I didn't have anything else downloaded for the trip to work. It wasn't bad, it was just slow. I liked the characters and their friendships but it was just...boring.