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Sometimes the best thing a good girl can do is make a bad decision.Jessica has always been the girl with her head in the clouds and her nose in a book, only dating the “nice guys”. But when rough-around-the-edges Viking-biker-god, Mad Max, and his precocious little girl move onto her street, Jessica falls hard and fast for both of them.
Max is no stranger to women wanting to share his bed—and he’s always been more than happy to oblige them all. He’s lived wild all his life—that is, until a daughter shows up on his doorstep and he meets a redheaded angel down the block.
There’s nothing more he wants than to claim Jessica as his, to bring the gorgeous spitfire to his bed. But a man like him doesn’t get a happy ending with a woman like her. He’s got a whole other life, one he’s kept secret for good reason.
If Jessica found out what he really is, there’s no way she could love him. He should keep his hands to himself. But he’s Mad Max—he’s never done the right thing, and he’s not going to start now.
Warning: Contains a dominating alpha male who’s a lot more than he seems, and a good girl with a swirl of flavors under her vanilla.
Girl Breaker is a tale of opposites attract with a side of family interference and a hint of danger. Alpha male + quiet girl = good read!
Overall, I thought it was actually quite good. I liked the push and pull between Max and Jess. It was pretty hot, at times. The last 25% seemed a bit rushed, but it wrapped up nicely with a great little epilogue.
Jess is sort of an enigma. She’s pretty much meek and awkward, for lack of better terms. Then she would show a flash of a backbone and it renewed my confidence in her as a character. You know the saying, “it’s always the quiet ones?” Well, apparently that is perfect for Jess. She went from shy and embarrassed around Max to telling him she was wild in the bedroom and then telling us exactly how wild.
Max is kind of typical. Top dog alpha male who likes it kinky in the bedroom, rides a motorcycle and doesn’t ask people to do things, he just orders them to do things and they do it. Kincaid did a good job of putting flaws in Max. He had a gruff, alpha exterior, but inside, he was insecure and afraid. That made him a little more human and it was good. His interactions with his daughter, Piper, were endearing. He was kind of intense when it came to Jess, but I get it, he loves hard and protects what’s his.
The secondary characters were done very well. Sam, Jess’s sister plays an important part in her life, so she showed up frequently and always added to the story, never took away. Sam’s fiance, Kyle, was just part of the Sam package. There were a few others who, again, added just enough to the story without being intrusive. However, Piper, Max’s daughter, was pretty stinking awesome. She was this ball of energy with a brain the size of Montana and I loved her character and how she interacted with the rest of the characters. She was a bright light.
The plot, well, it was a little vague. This book can be read as a standalone, but it is part of a series and I think I might have felt a bit more invested in the plot had I read the previous book, because I believe that is where much of the backstory came from. This book frequently references things that happened in book two, but does give enough detail that reading the previous books is not a necessity. However, the plot sort of meanders along and honestly, I never saw the plot twists coming. They were alluded to, but they came up kind of quickly and suddenly. Even with the plot twists, the book still just kind wandered along with a twist here and there. Ultimately, it seemed to take forever to get to the climax and when it did, it was a rush to get to the end.
All that being said, it was a good book and I really enjoyed it. I think this book appeals to anyone who loves a demanding alpha, prefers a book that is heavy on the feels and schmexy times that are more alluded to than described. Add a side of danger and you get a pretty good read.
The mind of a pragmatist,
And the inappropriate humor of your tipsy BFF…Born in California and raised in South Florida, I’ve moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on my head ever since. Along the way, I’ve worked as a community organizer, a professional matchmaker, an art teacher, a popular blogger, and a crisis counselor (to name a few). All the while, longing to have the guts and follow-through to do what I really wanted: to write and become a published author. That wish has finally come true and tickled pink with glitter over this good piece of fortune.
What else? Hmm…I love indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, wearing black because it’s slimming, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds),and making those close to me laugh ’til they snort. I’m a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but have now happily settled in the cutest lil’ town, Vienna, Virginia.