The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Release Blitz for Bella Jewel's "Hard to Break (Alpha's heart #2)."
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Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad's garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He's the one man she can't stand...even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in top gear.
Tazen has no use for Quinn, at least not professionally, and he's making sure she knows it. But there's a spark between them that she's finding hard to ignore. She's determined to prove her talent is as impressive as her sassy mouth. When she finds out Tazen is hiding a secret that could bring down his career and everyone involved in it, she wonders: is falling for him is going to be work the risk?
If you enjoyed the first book in Bella Jewel's "Alpha hearts" series, then you can bet your bottom dollar, you'll enjoy this one too. "Hard to Break" was another action packed, drama filled story that I was quite happy to get lost in for a few hours. However, I will put my hands up and say, it did take me a little time to warm up to the hero. Oh yes, Tazan Watts was like the devil in disguise. Sure he had the looks but the minute he opened his mouth, I was ready to throttle him. Sexist comment after sexist comment did him no favours whatsoever and that stunt he pulled with the garage absolutely infuriated me and left me devastated. Was he as heartless as he appeared? Surely not? I mean how was I supposed to fall in love with him if that's how he behaved? Well ladies, don't worry because Tazan did redeem himself. In fact, there were times he'd go and do something or say something, and my heart would melt, making me go all gooey and weak knee'd. Yup, go figure... this really was a love/ hate relationship ... lol.
"I've wanted to meet someone my entire life that looks at cars the way I do."
Quinn's character was brilliant. She was so passionate in what she believed and was not about to let Tazan Watt's rail road her into selling the garage, despite the fact that he did strange things to her heart!!! She really did stick to her guns and with every ounce of her being, she fought to keep the family business that meant everything to her. I admired her tenacity and her drive and determination and my heart shattered for her when it looked like things just weren't going to go her way. Bella Jewel wrote some of those scenes so perfectly and so realistically, that I felt every bit of pain, anger, hurt and frustration Quinn felt. in fact, despite there being times she looked like a crazed woman (her actions only reinforcing that), I absolutely got where Quinn was coming from and once you find out her back story, I know you will too.
To say Quinn and Tazan's relationship was tumultuous, is probably an understatement. When these two locked horns, boy did they go at it. Two very stubborn people not backing down made for very interesting reading that's for sure and when that fieriness transferred to the bedroom, holy hell fire, did we get some hot sex scenes. Tazan sure knew his way around a woman's body!!!!
“Need you, baby, you have no fucking idea how much I need you right now.
Stay behind half an hour tonight. I’m going to bend you over Trent’s old
Mustang and fuck you so hard you’ll forget your own name.”
I loved the originality of the story line in "Hard to break" and I absolutely loved that it didn't necessarily take the conventional route. However, there were times where it seemed the story may take a different route, where there were hints that there may ulterior motives for some of Quinn's actions but those kinda went flat and lead to nothing. I was hoping for maybe a revenge element featuring somewhere but that hope was dashed during the second half.
This was another fab addition to the Alpha's heart series. If you're looking for a relatively shortish read that will have your heart racing and your thighs clenching, look no further. Tarzan and Quinn's story is definitely for you.
I rated "Hard to Break" ❤️❤️❤️❤️