Ally Griffin is horrified to learn her new landlord is none other than the infuriating playboy Nate Hardy—the man whose wiles she just knows got her jilted at the altar six years ago. Add to it that her ex-fiancé Seth is showing up in her hometown of Burronga, Australia, to marry his beautiful new bride…for real this time. But the kicker? Everybody’s treating Ally as though she’s still heartbroken. She’s just fine, thank you very much, but could The Jilter have the decency not to hire her sister as his florist?
Nate Hardy is tired of his high-flying city career and bachelor lifestyle and is looking for something more real. The last thing he needs is to find himself undeniably attracted to Ally, the woman with whom he never saw eye-to-eye. But is he even capable of what Ally wants and deserves?
As Ally tries to pull her life out of the rut it’s fallen in, she doesn’t count on Nate stirring up her emotions. A short-term fling with the resident bad boy is practically irresistible, but only if she can guard her heart…
Novels in the Real Men series by author Coleen Kwan:
Book one: Real Men Don’t Break Hearts
Book two: Real Men Don’t Quit
Book three: One Real Man
I was tickled to win this in Jess the Romanceaholic's giveaway. Thank you Ms. Kwan and Jess!
This was a sweet romance with nearly fade to black love scenes. The UST was still very high and very enjoyable.
Nate has come home to right a few wrongs. He was a very bad young man, getting in trouble all... ...more
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Real Men Don't Break Hearts was a delightful read. Funny and at times emotional as well. Ally Griffin once had her future all planned out. She was going to marry her high-school sweetheart, have kids, and the house with the white picket fence. On the day o... ...more
I love a good sweet romance, and Entangled Publishing's Bliss line continuously delivers. I can't get enough of these books and Real Men Don't Break Hearts was such a fabulous and quick read. Told in alternating POV's between Ally and Nate, we really get inside both of their heads and see things... ...more
I wasn't expecting the characters to all be woven together the way that they were. You see, Ally was going to marry Seth, Nate's cousin, when she was younger. Only Seth left her at the alter and Nate was the one to deliver the message that her fiance jumped ship. Nate never hid the fact that he t... ...more
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This is the first book by Coleen I’ve read. I have to admit, in the beginning I wasn’t really into the book at all. But it got so much better.
Ally Griffin is a single twenty-five-year old woman living in her hometown... ...more
My impression of Real Men Don't Break Hearts is: really sweet love story. To be honest, based on that gorgeously charming cover, it being an Entangled Bliss book, and the synopsis, I got exactly what I was expecting.
Ally and Nate were one-time frenemies who happily parted ways six years prior, w... ...more
"Real Men Don't Break Hearts" is a wonderful title ... but you know what? Nate nearly broke mine; he was trying so hard to be a good guy and to build a good life. A reformed bad boy is so attractive. Add in a heroine who is discovering her strength (Ally is lovely) and the romance was irresistibl... ...more
Ally and Nate....I loved them. I loved them as they hated each other. I loved them as they became friends. I loved them as they became more. I loved them as they both hurt. This was such a fun, entertaining love story.
Six years ago, Ally was left at the altar. Fortunately she was saved... ...more
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All right for the past couple of days I have been reading Real Men Don't Break Hearts by Coleen Kwan. I have to say I really enjoyed this story and I love when I get a chance to read author's that are new to me. It just gives me that warm fuzzy feeling... ...more
Real Men Don't Break Hearts is a light read with interesting, believable characters and a happy ending, 'Real Men Don't Break Hearts' was a nice book to read over the break.
We're first introduced to Ally as she's working in her struggling gift shop. She took it over when her gran, the founder, h... ...more
This is a hard book for me to rate and review because it didn't meet my expectations. Going into it I thought this was a clean romance and I was half way in before I realized there was more content than I am comfortable with. It was pitched to me as sweet and sassy which it was but I'm a "closed"... ...more
With her little gift shop struggling Ally Griffin needs time to figure out how to turn it around quickly. It would be easy to just solely focus on her shop, but when she finds out the man who dumped her at the alter is going to be married and returning to the small town of Burronga, Australia eve... ...more
Bad boy Nate Hardy really appealed to me. He seemed real and hot and I loved that he worked so hard to redeem past wrongs. He's a hot, ethical, honest man and not the stereotypical billionaire businessman. It might seem a difficult thing to do and an odd thing for an alpha hero, but turning his b... ...more
Since the moment I heard the title for Real Men Don't Break Hearts I wanted to read it. I mean, how could a book with a title as fun as that go wrong? And I am happy to announce that Real Men Don't Break Hearts by Coleen Kwan was a complete winner. I loved everything about it and cannot wait to r... ...more
This book was freaking awesome!! It had just the right amount of stubbornness, the right amount of build up and a whole bunch of sexy male. Yum. Ally is awesome. I actually felt kind of bad for her though because everyone insist in feeling bad fir her because they all think she's still extremely... ...more
An enjoyable romantic journey! Review coming soon to romancejunkie.com ...more
Real Men Don't Break Hearts is the first book in the Real Men series by author Coleen Kwan and is a new adult (NA) romance set in Buronga, Australia. Six years ago, Ally and Nate didn't like each other and only had Seth, Ally's boyfriend and Nate's cousin, as the one thing that bound them togethe... ...more
Fast, cute read about second chances and learning to forgive and trust again. Full review soon.
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Real Men Don’t Break Hearts is a fun, quick read. It’s about second chances and changing your outlook on life. Both Ally and Nate learn to forgive and put the past where it belongs – in... ...more
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Real Men Don't Break Hearts by Coleen Kwan is simply a light and fun contemporary romance from Down Under.
It's never a good day when you discover that your ex-fiance is coming home to get married. Especially when he's coming home to marry someone rich and fa... ...more
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My rating: 3.5 Stars
This was a really cute and sweet story. I really liked Nate and Ally's interaction with each other. I have to admit Ally was a little whiny &... ...more
This was a great read and ticks every box for a sweet heartwarming romance. It's well written, has great characters, a nice storyline, is romantic, witty and has moments that tug on the heartstrings and those that make you smile. Whilst it doesn't have steamy content so to speak there is plenty o... ...more
I really enjoyed this book--it's a great summer read. Coleen Kwan is an excellent writer--very literate, and the Kindle version had no mistakes or typos that I noticed (a major beef of mine with books today, especially e-books).
The characters are likable and human, the romance developed well and... ...more
Cute romance! Enemies turned romance. Love those. Ally was left at the altar six years ago and partly blames her fiancee's cousin, Nate. Nate moved back into town and bought Ally's building and will be her new landlord. Lots of tension until it erupts into a steamy romance. Ally doesn't think Nat... ...more
This was great story about how time changes people for the better and find love. Great story; quick read. ...more