Title: Heart Breaker
Series: Nashville Nights #1
Author: Erin McCarthy
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Date: May 17, 2016
They’re perfectly in tune—but only when it comes to their music. This sizzling romance from New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy follows Nashville’s hottest country music duo as they fight for love in a city where dreams often cost a broken heart. Self-made singer/songwriter Jolene Hart loves everything about being on top in Nashville. Well, everything except her very public breakup with Chance Rivers, her sexy masculine other half. Once the hottest duo on the scene, they turned Music City on its ear. Now their careers are as cold as their relationship. Which is why their manager has practically locked them in a remote cabin with nothing but a guitar, a bed, and time to do what they do best: make some beautiful music together. As Nashville royalty, Chance has big boots to fill—and the pressure that comes with ’em. He fell hard for Jolene, but he couldn’t handle the spotlight, the crowds, and the fights that made headlines and killed any notion that love and success could go hand-in-hand. Still, Chance is more than willing to rekindle the one thing that worked: the wild passion behind their hit songs. Soon they’re making up for lost time, in the steamiest ways possible. But Chance finds himself wishing for the impossible: that their intimate hideaway could last forever.
There’s nothing like a good ole country song that doesn’t touch the heart in some way. The lyrics emote feelings of love, loss, struggling relationships, and family ties. Add the truck, the dog, and beer and it becomes an instant hit.
Erin McCarthy’s latest release, Heartbreaker, is the epitome of country music. Chance and Jolene are a wreck waiting to happen. Their love/ hate relationship ties into the country music business. With a grammy behind them and a guitar in the swimming pool, their musical and romantic relationship is in the outhouse. The dynamic duo is quickly becoming a has been in Nashville before their careers actually had more than one album behind them. Neither of their solo musical careers are catching radio attention. Their manager is forcing them back together to create the magic their music had together. Sending them to a remote cabin could be the right formula or a disaster in the making.
This is Chance and Jolene’s second chance for their musical careers. It is also their second chance at love. First they must put aside their anger and pride before their hearts can make the love song they were intended to create.
I have to be honest and say that I really had trouble connecting with Chance and Jolene. They were both bull headed, immature, and selfish. Their volatile relationship had me reeling. The on again, off again twists and turns had me irritated. In the end they finally got it together and found a way to love each other. The thing is the journey there had me more irritated than enjoying the ride.
I’m sure there are a lot of readers that will enjoy this kind of angst. For me I wanted more emotion and soul bearing moments.
USA Today bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has gone on to pen more than 44 novels and novellas in the paranormal, contemporary romance, and young adult genres. A RITA award finalist and an American Library Association winner of the Reluctant Young Reader award, Erin is a member of Romance Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, and Ohioana.