The Heartbreaker

· Self Taught Ninja
51 reviews

About this ebook

I’ve waited years for my drop-dead sexy boss, Tristan Hunter, to notice me as something other than his right-hand gal. But though his dog is deeply in love with me, Tristan and I seem doomed to the friend zone.

Until the night we kiss…

It’s all a ruse, of course—our make-out session is for the benefit of the two heartbreakers who dumped us—but very real sparks fly when his lips meet mine.

At least…they’re real for me.


She’s my employee, one of my best friends, my dog Luke’s not-so-secret crush, and totally off-limits.

So why am I suddenly unable to think of anything but Zoey Childers?

Two days into our fake engagement and I’m dying to take her to bed and show her just how real the heat could be between us. But crossing that line wouldn’t just be borderline unethical—it could be lethal to our friendship.

Zoey isn’t a casual fling kind of girl, and after the way things ended with my ex, I don’t trust my instincts when it comes to love.

I should call off this fake engagement before somebody gets hurt, but how to say “no” to something real with Zoey when every bone in my body is dying to say “yes”?

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Ratings and reviews

51 reviews
Tami T.
June 22, 2018
Though it has only been a short time since I read book two in Lili Valente’s Hunter Brothers series, I really missed how fun and charming they are. But it took merely a moment after beginning to read The Heartbreaker to be completely immersed back into their world. Tristan and Zoey have always shared a deep connection ever since they started working together. However, in his eyes it was merely based on friendship. Zoey on the other hand has been in love with Tristan from the moment they met. When their ex’s unexpectedly return to town, Tristan and Zoey agree to put on a display of affection pretending to be madly in love just to prove that their hearts are no longer broken. Because that’s what friends are for, right? And it all starts with one hot and steamy kiss. But from the moment their lips meet, the passion begins to swirl inside of Tristan making him realize there is so much more to their connection than merely friendship. As their charade grows, so does Tristan and Zoey’s love making their worlds begin to flip from merely friendship too much, much more. I love the way Lili Valente’s stories seem to effortlessly unfold on the pages before me. They always have a way of completely capturing my attention leaving her characters flitting through my mind not only while I’m in the middle of their story, but even after I’ve finished the book. Ms. Valente has a magical way of capturing love and romance like a genie in a bottle releasing it to her readers in a way that captivates their souls. Although The Heartbreaker is part of a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone, but once you get a taste of one Hunter brother, you’ll definitely want to go back and meet them all. Each story is replete with such smart and comical bantering as well as hot and steamy moments of passion, I’m confident that they will draw you in very quickly just as they did me which make me fall in love all over again.
July 13, 2018
*4.5 stars* I can’t get enough of the Hunter Brothers! Sweet, sexy, sensitive and loves animals! Tristan is the bomb and Zoey knows it! They’ve been co-workers for years but circumstances have them suddenly faking their way out of the friend zone. It is everything Zoey could have hoped for but Tristan... Well, he’s a little slower off the mark. He has his reasons but once they both realize their good friend and co-worker is also hot, that door can’t be closed… “Chemistry is like toothpaste – one it’s out of the tube, it’s not going back in.” Whew… The sparks that (finally) flew for Zoey and Tristan were off the charts! It took some persuading, and some ‘practice’ sessions but it didn’t take them both long to figure out they had something special. I loved how much they liked and respected each other before anything started between them. Not that Zoey would have minded that time be a lot shorter! I don’t blame her, Tristan is all that and more! Throwing in animals with attitude and exes with suspicious motives, this was another delicious addition the series! Oh, and the best character name, like, ever? Moodonna! Bahahahahaha….. *4.5 Double Eggplant Stars*
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Jeff Roberts
June 25, 2018
The Heartbreaker by Lili Valente is the third standalone romance in her latest smoking hot series, The Hunter Brothers . The story of the youngest Hunter brother, Tristan, and the woman that helps him run the shelter, Zoey. Tristan had his heart ripped out of his chest when the woman he had been with since high school decided he wasn't enough for her and disappeared to Australia leaving him heartbroken and lonely and picking up the pieces. It's taken a quite a few months but he is almost back to center again. It helps that his job keeps him busy and that he has such a great support system there with Zoey helping him run things. Zoey has been head over heels for Tristan for as long as she has known him. Liking him never affected their working relationship but now that he is single she could stand a chance at catching his eye - if only he wasn't still hung up on his ex. When they are out celebrating his brothers wedding they run into not only his ex, but hers too. And lo and behold, their exes are together! Queue fake engagement between Tristan and Zoey to stave off the weird vibe from Kim and Bear and you have another stellar romance novel by one of my most favorite authors. Pet humor, awkward situations, angst without too much angst, hot sex, anticipation - all of it! Enjoy!
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