Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Review - - Heartbreaker

by Inara Scott
Bad Angels - Book 1
Publisher: Entangled:Amara
Release Date: February 25, 2019
Reviewed by PJ

Dropped out of high school? Check. Ran away with loser boyfriend at age sixteen? Check. Fell for every line from every guy? Sadly, check. But now, Tess Paplion has started over. Juggling multiple part-time jobs while finishing her college degree, she’s not letting anything get in her way. Especially not a sexy angel investor with “one-night disaster” written all over him.
Mason Coleman just inherited a 200-pound invalid Mastiff—and an intriguing, unusual, and thoroughly infuriating dog nanny who turns his life upside down the moment she steps through his front door. No matter how she makes him feel Mason doesn’t do commitment—so what happens when he falls for her? And worse, what happens when she wants nothing to do with him?

My thoughts:

Heartbreaker was my first contemporary romance by Inara Scott and, already, I'm counting the days until the next one. Fun, flirty, and filled with surprising emotional depths, it grabbed my attention from the get-go and held it throughout.

Tess, in particular, is such an intriguing character with a multitude of layers. With the childhood she endured, it's a wonder she's not more of a mess. I really admired her grit and determination to succeed despite the obstacles of the hands she's been dealt by life but appreciated her vulnerabilities as well. They make her a much more realistic, and complex, character. I also love how she's not swept away by Mason's charm but, instead, holds him to account, challenging him at every turn. I was in her corner the entire way.

I adored Mason. I mean, really, how can I not fall for a guy who, knowing nothing about dogs, takes a 200 pound untrained, misbehaving (but lovable) Mastiff who has to pee practically every hour into his immaculate home to help out his sister? It doesn't hurt that he's also gorgeous, successful, and sexy. But I really love his kindness, how supportive of Tess he is, and the depths of his character that he's only now beginning to acknowledge. He really is a lot more than a pretty face. He captured my heart. Oh, and Tess's too...eventually. But that's going to take a while when you have a guy who is just as relationship-averse as the woman he's slowly falling for. 

There's plenty of humor, sizzle, tenderness, and emotion to find in this story. The chemistry between Tess and Mason is great and the banter is so much fun. But I also enjoyed the tenderness and caring that develops. Scott allows us to really get to know these two characters by slowly growing their friendship before upping the stakes for each of them individually as well as a couple. We're also introduced to an interesting group of friends who I can't wait to discover more about in future books. 

If you're in the mood for a fast-paced, contemporary romance, with plenty of humor and heart, likable characters (both two and four legged), and a satisfying, heart-tugging, happily-ever-after, I enthusiastically recommend Heartbreaker by Inara Scott. 


  1. Sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for lmk about this book.

  2. New to me author, and this certainly sounds like a really good story.

    1. It's the first book I've read of hers too. Looking forward to more!

  3. New author to me. This sounds like a fun book to read just to make you laugh and smile.

    1. Plenty of laughs and smiles. A few tears too.

  4. This sounds delightful.
    Patricia Barraclough