Real Men Don\'t Break Hearts
Enemy. Playboy. Landlord. The perfect fling?
Real Men #1
On Sale: December 10, 2012
Featuring: Ally Griffin; Nate Hardy
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Ally Griffin is horrified to learn her new landlord is
none other than the infuriating playboy Nate
Hardy—the man whose wiles she just knows got her
jilted at the altar six years ago. Add to it that her
ex–fiancĂ© Seth is showing up in her hometown of
Burronga, Australia, to marry his beautiful new bride...for
real this time. But the kicker? Everybody's treating Ally
as though she's still heartbroken. She's just fine, thank
you very much, but could The Jilter have the decency not to
hire her sister as his florist?
Nate Hardy is tired of his high–flying city career
and bachelor lifestyle and is looking for something more
real. The last thing he needs is to find himself undeniably
attracted to Ally, the woman with whom he never saw
eye–to–eye. But is he even capable of what Ally
wants and deserves?
As Ally tries to pull her life out of the rut it's
fallen in, she doesn't count on Nate stirring up her
emotions. A short–term fling with the resident bad
boy is practically irresistible, but only if she can guard
48 comments posted.
Re: Real Men Don\'t Break Hearts
Can't wait to read your book!
(Michelle Schafer 12:26pm January 23, 2013)
! Looks like a romantic book!
(Callie Stuck 12:33pm January 23, 2013)
Looks like a great book to read!
(Bonnie Capuano 4:36am January 23, 2013)
(Kent Cook 8:16am January 23, 2013)
The little details about the characters may be irrelevant to the story but I think they're absolutely essential. I'd get nothing out of reading a book if the characters begin and end as strangers to me.
(Michelle Donaldson 8:36am January 23, 2013)
I like when characters seen real, I don't want a book in which characters
just seem to have names and you are to assume so much about them.
Real Men Don't Break Hearts looks great.
(Ann Sheiring 8:41am January 23, 2013)
Sounds like a good read.
(Rita Wray 9:12am January 23, 2013)
a realistic book title! :)
(Pratikhya Alexis 9:16am January 23, 2013)
Sydney is a great place, such a variety as you mentioned.
I am certain that your writing reflects that.
(Marjorie Carmony 9:20am January 23, 2013)
Congratulations on your new book! Looking forward to reading it.
(Bonnie H 9:26am January 23, 2013)
Best wishes. This book looks special and enjoyable.
(Sharon Berger 9:41am January 23, 2013)
I love people watching and creating their stories - great use of a past to create the characters. Look forward to reading this.
(Carla Carlson 10:06am January 23, 2013)
Would love to win it, read it, and review it.
(Jane Squires 10:08am January 23, 2013)
I like a book with characters I can feel are real. It makes me stay with the story to see how it works out for them.
(Lena Lee 10:10am January 23, 2013)
I do not see a question posed for this post for the purpose of entering the giveaway, so I will just say thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book. It sounds like a fun ride!
(Angie Lilly 10:12am January 23, 2013)
Ooh...this sounds like a fun book! Love that the jerk hired the ex's sister as the florist!
(Sue Galuska 10:49am January 23, 2013)
Characters must have a lot of details in order to seem real to me. I think I'll like your writing.
(Sue Farrell 10:58am January 23, 2013)
Your title of this book is so true. I have been married for 46 years and he is a real man. Your book sounds interesting and would love to read it.
(Mrs bernard Yavitch 11:05am January 23, 2013)
This sounds like fun!
(Lisa Elwood 11:11am January 23, 2013)
Reformed bad boys are always the most fun. I love details about characters. They help you understand the characters' feelings and behavior better.
(Irene Menge 11:40am January 23, 2013)
I like the idea of having a full back story for the
characters. That make a reader, like me, fall for them harder
I look forward to reading your book.
(Bj Gaskill 12:04pm January 23, 2013)
Sounsa like a great read... Gonna put it on my TBR List.
(Jeannie Platt 12:45pm January 23, 2013)
I have to say that I like the plot to your book!! Quite a few years ago, I decided that I was going to change the way that my life was going, and be a better person, so I can sort of relate to the male character in your book. That fact alone makes me wish that I had your book in my hand, so that I could read the story for myself, and find out how it unfolds!! It sounds like quite an area where you live - quite a difference from the country where I'm at, where all I have to look at are the deer and cows, mostly!! LOL The cover is lovely, and I'm sure the story will warm my heart this Winter!! Congratulations on your book!!
(Peggy Roberson 2:04pm January 23, 2013)
Love to hear that you create the back story for your
characters. I can imagine that makes writing about them so
much easier. The book sounds really interesting!
(Marguerite Guinn 2:43pm January 23, 2013)
Congrats! :) Sounds like a great book!
(May Pau 2:49pm January 23, 2013)
Real Men Don't Break Hearts sounds like a fantastic read and
I'm looking forward to checking it out!
(Elizabeth Hyatt 2:52pm January 23, 2013)
Real Men Don't Break Hearts sounds like a fun read for a cold
winter night and goodness knows we have a fair share of those.
(Mary Hay 3:29pm January 23, 2013)
This sounds like a cute, great read and I love the cover!
Thanks so much for the chance to win, i'd love to read it!
(Kaci Verdun 3:36pm January 23, 2013)
That title really says it all!
(Diane Sallans 3:48pm January 23, 2013)
It looks like a good book.
(Maureen Emmons 4:03pm January 23, 2013)
Sounds like a fun book, can't wait to read it. :)
(Yazmin Rangel 4:17pm January 23, 2013)
This book sounds very interesting! I definitely want to read it!
(Cheryl Lynne 4:23pm January 23, 2013)
I like stories like this, can't wait to read it.
(Wilma Frana 4:24pm January 23, 2013)
Sounds great and I'd like to read it.
(Michelle Fidler 5:19pm January 23, 2013)
Enjoyed your blog,sounds like a great read.
(Sheila True 5:58pm January 23, 2013)
Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds like it will be a lot of fun to read & I am looking forward to it.
(Chelsea Knestrick 6:12pm January 23, 2013)
Your book sounds like a cute, down-to-earth fun read! I love the cover and look forward to reading it! Thanks!
(Linda Luinstra 7:05pm January 23, 2013)
Sounds loke a fun read!
(Mary C 8:59pm January 23, 2013)
I cannot wait to check it out. This sounds like a really interesting read. I love your strategy at creating characters. That's what I do with my stories. I ope you have a blessed day and continue writing :)
(Meghan Anderson 9:48pm January 23, 2013)
Nate and Ally's story sounds lovely. And really, who can
resist the bad boy hero reforming? At least I'm guessing he
does. I'll have to read the novel to find out. :)
(Susan S 9:59pm January 23, 2013)
It is important for characters to be as real as they can be.
(Mary Preston 10:23pm January 23, 2013)
Would love to win it to read it. Thanks for a chance.
(Linda Hall 10:32pm January 23, 2013)
I love the title. I'm wonder if real man don't break heart. I'm going to have to find out by reading the book.
(Kai Wong 11:57pm January 23, 2013)
The plot of your book sounds great. The characters do sound like real people. Congratulations
(Gladys Paradowski 12:40pm January 24, 2013)
This sounds so cute, and the cover is absolutely adorable!
(Rebecca Whitehead-Schwarz 10:43am January 24, 2013)
Sounds great cant wait and the cover is cute !
(Danielle McDonald 10:56am January 24, 2013)
Certainly a great title! I have a feeling that once a cheat, or committment shy, the person (male or female) may stay like that. Old habits are hard to change. But men cetainly do get less testoterone as they get older so their behaviour does alter. Women just get wiser (and perhaps sneakier).
(Clare O'Beara 5:12am January 25, 2013)
Sounds like you pluck people from everyday life and toss them in the mix for you characters. When I'm asked where I get ideas for my poems and writings, I say everywhere. I especially like to overhear conversations and tuck them away for someday to use to jazz up my dialogue.
(Alyson Widen 4:35pm January 27, 2013)
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