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Summary

New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter introduces the Original Heartbreakers, where three not-quite-reformed bad boys are about to meet the women who will bring them to their knees.

Just released from prison, Jase Hollister has only one goal: Stay out of trouble. Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, sounds like the perfect place for him and his two brothers-by-circumstance to settle down and live a nice, simple life. Model citizen isn't exactly this rugged bachelor's default setting - especially when it comes to a certain hot-blooded Southern beauty - but he's determined to play by the rules.

Brook Lynn Dillon has always been the responsible type. Not that it's done her much good. The down-on-her-luck waitress is broke, single, and wouldn't know fun if it bit her. Or so she thinks. Jase makes bad look oh, so good.

Dangerous, sexy and tempting as sin, he is everything she never knew she wanted. Passion sizzles between them, but is it enough to melt his resistance? After all, the right kind of trouble might be just what he needs...

©2015 Gena Showalter (P)2015 Recorded Books

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  • Hilda Harp
  • 13-08-15

Savannah Richards narration is Orgasmic!

I chose this book based on the narrators performance in Insidious. Ms. Richards is spot on! Story line is good. Loved it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-15

No..! Just NO!!!

What character would you cut from The Closer You Come?

!) BOTH OF THE LEAD CHARACTERS !! PLUS the sister and the two other best friends of the male lead character and the other leading lady of the next book kenna..all have character flaws I know but it just not my taste to read about people who dislike themselves and that they're dissipated, dissolute, promiscuous to the extent that they're always looking for the next lay and not caring who they hurt just so they can have fun and be happy for a while, etc. etc. so no..I don't go for this type of drama..the real world out there is bad enough, do the listeners need to hear about this even if it's just a story? I want to loose myself in a book with the adventure and the newness of falling in love etc not be mired in muck and mud and feel dirty..even if it's make believe.

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I'm not a fan of the author's newest books, her contemporaries, at first I thought I'd give it a try when I read the synopsis of the first full volume of the book. But the first two chapters of the book threw me off the characters entirely, from the description of the main character I would think fine ok he's got a few angst and he's entitled to brood or be moody, the leading female lead character is a pushover too goody goody especially in regards to her sister she's a doormat and then we get to the crux of my problem with this book...! (spoiler alert) both leading characters meet in a room next to the bed where her sister lays naked from just waking up after having sex with the main male character!!! That put me off right there! And so after this had just come into mind, the female lead character is still interested in the guy!! WHAT?! How could the author think this is OK?! really? I know this is just a story but really? would any man or woman really think, hey it's ok, my sibling had just had sex with so and so but wow, I'm still interested in that person. EWWWWWW!!! ACKKKK!!! BLEHHHHH! (me throwing up!) sorry Gena, but what happened to you?!

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 03-04-15

EASY FLOWING COMPELLING CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Three sexy bad boys, brothers by circumstances, with a dark history in their pasts, move into Strawberry Valley in the hopes of starting fresh and putting the past behind them. They're all rich, handsome and charismatic - West and Beck are the 'love em once' type while the tattooed, hard-hearted and very alpha Jase has a very tortured past which doesn't make him a player like his two friends - he's been through Hell and now just wants an easy life. But, when they have a party at their house and a girl throws herself at him what's a guy to do.

Brook Lynn is a hard working beautiful blonde with a spitfire personality who has had to look out for her younger sister Jessie because they were left without parents then used and abandoned by their Uncle which has made them strong, independent but broke. Jessie is a good time girl and Brook Lynn is always having to rescue her from bars, beds and the arms of men which is how she meets Jase.... when she has to drag Jessie's reluctant ass out of his bed. Jase is intrigued and attracted to Brook Lynn and she's noticed his abs, his tats, his body and his handsome face but she is just angry at the same old situation with her carefree sister. But when her circumstances change the outlook is bleak...... until drool-worthy Jase makes her a job offer too good to refuse.

They've got chemistry with eager sly looks at each other and there's witty banter, lust-filled temptation and passionate kisses. But there's secrets from Jase's dark history which could threaten everything like it has done before and there's a bit of angst and drama from a person with a deadly agenda. When Jase and Brook Lynn happily manipulate each other into taking their relationship to the next level it results in some needy, greedy, sexy love scenes because their need for each other becomes all consuming. It's a fun, romantic, contemporary listen with well developed characters and you really feel the close friendship between the guys and the love between Brook Lynn, her sister and her best friend. With a few other likeable characters thrown into the mix and a big OMG shock towards the end which could threaten everything made this a very enjoyable listen.

With a credit? Great start to Gina's new series that's fiery, funny, romantic, sexy, heartbreaking and poignant, told from dual POV's and the narrator did a great job at all the voices, the emotions and the passionate love scenes. So yes creditworthy and I'm looking forward to the next Heartbreaker who will meet his match.

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  • Nicol
  • 22-06-16

Movie Potential!!!

Make this a movie!!! Great story, amazing characters and hot love scenes. will recommend this book to all my friends...

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  • Dea
  • 26-04-15

I loved this audio book

I really enjoyed this book I can't wait for more. I hope I don't have to wait too long.this narrator was excellent steamy scenes sheer did was exceptional.

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  • LacrYmosa Wolford
  • 05-08-21

Savannah Richards voice!

I love Gena Showalter and all her series! This one is my second favorite. Jace is the perfect alpha male stubborn as can be. And Brook Lyn the female that thought she could change him. She did. Savannah’s voice is sooo delectable and orgasmic. Love hearing read this story to me.

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  • FupaKitty79
  • 29-04-20

Sinfully delicious

I've been a fan Gena's for years and just stated this series. I loved it from beginning to end.

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  • Empress
  • 11-02-20

annoying heroine.

Great storyline!! But that broken girl code was just an absolute dealbreaker. Aside of that, there were no qualities in that heroine that made her likable.

Narration saved this from becoming a dnf!

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  • Akburgess
  • 01-02-20

Painful

I’m so disappointed. I adored Lords of the Underworld and was excited to give this book a chance. I’m two hours away from finishing and I just can’t. The plot line and characters are underwhelming, uninteresting, and honestly, boring. I have no time for “poor me, I’m put upon, but wildly attractive” characters. The main attraction between the two mains is unrealistic and poorly done. I’m so sad!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-19

Gena has done it again

My oh my did I love this book and savannah Richards (the last reading it) did a fantastic job!! I could not stop listening to this story!! I love how she wasn’t scared to have a bad boy from prison as the hot love interest. I feel like most stories would have made it where he was falsely charged but not gena, in her book he really is guilty of murder (for a good reason) between his past, bad boy attitude made me want to find a jase of my own!! Gena is one of my favorite authors and I’m so glad she wrote this series