The Heartbreaker is the prequel to DAMIAN, the first book in the two-book series, The Heartbreaker. DAMIAN is now available. TAMING DAMIAN, the second book in The Heartbreaker series, will be released in March 2014.
Meet Damian Castillo. The man, the legend, the heartbreaker.
The only thing that matters in his world is his “little black book”: his large black shoebox filled with hundreds of phone numbers from the nameless women in his life. He knows what he wants: mind-blowing, no-strings-attached sex. And as the hottest bartender in San Francisco, he never has a problem getting exactly what he wants.
But sleeping with every hot woman that throws herself at him can sometimes lead to unexpected problems, and Damian discovers this when he finds himself caught in the middle of his two recent conquests. Will his manwhore ways get him into more trouble than he can handle, or will this heartbreaker manage to get out unscathed?
Meet Damian Castillo. The man, the legend, the heartbreaker. As a self-proclaimed man-whore, Damian doesn’t believe in love or commitment. In fact, he can’t remember the last time he’s had feeling for a woman that went beyond hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only things he cares about are his bar, his appearance, and his needs.
But then he meets Alexis.
Meet Alexis Blythe. A small town girl that has lost a lot of love in her life. Wanting to leave her past behind her, she moves to San Francisco looking for a big change. Yet, despite everything she’s gone through, she still believes in true love.
But then she meets Damian.
When Alexis shows up at his bar, Damian’s caught by surprise. She’s different. She’s sweet, innocent, and feisty. But above all, this woman didn’t respond to his charm and piercing-blue eyes the way every other woman did. To Damian, she’s his ultimate challenge.
She destroyed me. Can I still love her?
Damian Castillo is the man, the legend, the heartbreaker—the self-proclaimed man-whore that doesn’t believe in love or commitment. That is until he meets Alexis Blythe—the innocent, strong-willed small town girl who didn’t immediately give into Damian’s charm. With Alexis, Damian sees something more than just hot, no-strings-attached sex, and against his inner resistance, he gives into his feelings for her.
But just when their relationship begins to bloom, something unexpected threatens to break them apart. Will Damian leave Alexis and go back to his playboy ways and break yet another heart? Or will Damian’s love for Alexis be strong enough to convince him to stay and fight for a woman that’s like no other he’s ever met before?
Okay, I'm going to break them down by one own since I read all three together.. which I recommend you do, if you haven't read Damian yet.
The Heartbreaker...Good lord this novella was hot. We get this from Damian's point of view. We get to see how he operates, the smooth operator that he is and what happens when he met Alexis. Whew. hot stuff. Good lord. So this novella sets the pace and the mindset for book one, Damian.
Damian...I really liked this book. I really liked this series. Jessica does a great job of taking that full blown man-whore and turning him into someone you are pulling for a turn around..turning into that all encompassing panty melting hot boyfriend. You totally find yourself pulling for Damian and Alexis. You find yourself falling for Damian just as fast as she did. The way he totally forgot about the girl in the hall when he met Alexis was classic. It was hilarious, and the girl didn't even understand, didn't even register. To all these women, they're going to be the ones to change him...nope, not gonna happen ladies..wake up. He is seriously like a walking porno, until Alexis. Then before he knows it, he's actually in a relationship..queue breakdown and freak out! You know what this means right, heartbreak. Oh god, he sure did take the cake for heartbreaker when he had his little freak out, his reality check. I wanted to slap him for that. I was actually glad she did. I love the way Alexis handles herself, she doesn't back down. She doesn't change for him. She doesn't give in and stays true to herself. I liked the whole evolution of their relationship, and especially Damian himself. Which leads us to... Taming Damian.
Taming Damian... Now this book, I really really liked. I thought Damian had grown up and changed in book one, well I had it coming in this one. Totally different man. And it's not just that. I found myself crying in this book. The results and life that Alex is given in this book is heard to read, it's hard to imagine, it's hard accept. So when she can't accept it, when she can't deal, it's totally understandable. Who wouldn't have trouble with that? Not only is their relationship changing, but her reality as a whole is changing majorly. Her life is flipped upside down. At times I found myself getting mad at her, wondering what else she wanted from him? I mean he totally changed for her, he's a totally different man because of what happens. She's aloud to be scared and freaking out because of what is happening, but it was almost like she was holding it against him that he was. This book was so well written, so dramatic and heartbreaking. But Damian is such an amazing man in this book. I found myself totally falling for him all over again. Who wouldn't with the things he does for her. Yes he freaks out, I think anyone in his or her shoes would be allowed to do that, but the ways he proves to her he was in it were beautiful.
So I know you're wondering how I'm rating these right? well here it is.. It was like a progression for me.
The Heartbreaker gets 3 hearts
Damian gets 4 hearts
Taming Damian, that one gets 4.5 hearts.
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