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March 19, 2016

Review: Heartbreaker by Kat Bastion

review by Elisa Hordon


Kiki and Darren

Kiki wants a one night stand, but not with anyone she wants Darren Cole.

Darren wants Kiki but he knows he can't have her, shouldn't have her but he also can't stay away.

Heartbreaker is my first time reading Kat Bastion but it definitely won't be my last - I loved it!

The story was well written with just enough drama and romance to keep me turning every page without putting the book down.

All of the characters were strong and very likeable not just the 2 main characters. I especially love Logan, seriously what a kid and she handles everything life throws at her in her own way, I really love how Logan handles her depression her way by owning it and learning to live again after loosing her Mum. Logan shows a lot of personal strength for someone so young, I love how Kiki and her family take the young girl into there family without question or reserve.

Kiki's family are all brilliant; they are close without being in your face, they have each others back without going overboard, they are all really supportive and loving of each other without it being too much. Even when Kiki is trying to do everything herself they are there for her when she needs them, their family bond is magical. I also love how their extended family includes friends who have been accepted as family they all are there for each other no matter what.

Kiki is an amazing artist. The way the author describes her sculptures really brought them to life for me, I can see her sculptures like they were right in front of me. Kiki is a strong independent woman who has a very vulnerable side that she has been trying to hide from everyone for years and even though her family know there is a reason for the way she is around men they never push her to tell them they just offer her support. Kiki say's she wants just one night with Darren but she also feels a strong magnetic pull towards him and deep down she knows one night would never be enough, without even realising it Kiki had let Darren in, something she said she would never do after having her heart broken once before.

Kiki is stubborn as sin and seriously determined especially when Darren say's no to her, but when he challenges her she takes the bait and runs with it, literally, scoffing at him the whole time 'friends, he really thinks they can just be friends.'

Darren is a gorgeous package on the outside with a softhearted center that he has trouble holding together. Darren is a drummer: his music is his passion. It seeps into his soul; it's how he copes getting through everyday because he can loose himself in his music. Once Kiki propositions him for one night together he can't run fast enough, but at the same time he wants more than just one night with Kiki even though he knows with how crazy his life is he cannot have what he want. He never dares to dream about what he wants. He also can't stay away from her anymore. He has tried so he puts her in the friend zone, he challenges her to just be friends. Can they both just be friends?

Darren and Kiki find being just friends is so much harder than they both thought but if they decide to give 'Us' a chance will they both get the happily ever after they both want,deserve and need or will they both end up with broken hearts?

This book is wonderfully compelling, a story that touched my heart in so many ways and characters I will remember for a long time to come. I will definitely be reading more from this author.

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Book info:
available formats: ebook and print (408 pages)
published: March 2016
ISBN13: 978-0996418157
genres: romance, coming of age
free ebook provided by author

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