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Peek Inside Real Men Don't Quit

Just been burned from a high-profile breakup, author Luke Maguire decides to write his next novel in a small town in Australia. Tyler Jones just wants to run her business and take care of her three-year-old daughter. Only, Tyler and Luke can't stay away from each other. So they set rules. No staying overnight, no future plans, no sappy good-byes when Luke inevitably quits town. But the chemistry between them is too strong to contain in a rulebook.

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Serial bachelor. Celebrity author. Her perfect forever?

When famous author Luke Maguire decides to write his next novel in the small town of Burronga, Australia, he’s sure he can ignore the fiery redhead next door. Not only has he just been burned from a high-profile breakup, but he’s never been one to set down roots. No, he’ll finish his novel and leave Burronga. And soon.

Tyler Jones just wants to run her business with her best friend, Ally, and take care of her three-year-old daughter, Chloe. She’s never needed help from anyone, especially not a man, and the brooding, rugged writer next door can’t tempt her. Not in the least.

Only Tyler and Luke can’t stay away from each other. So they set rules. No staying overnight, no future plans, no sappy good-byes when Luke inevitably quits town. But the chemistry between them is too strong to contain in a rulebook. Are Luke and Tyler ready to risk their lives of independence for something more?

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Quick review:

Cover: Chessy
Rating: R
Steaminess: Fizz
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: A really good romance
Characters: Good job
Plot: Neither looking for love yet they find each other
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Series of Stand Alones
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Luke

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By Melody April 10, 2013

Originally posted on What I'm Reading

Oh my gosh what a fantastic story I just finished today, which is Real Men Don't Quit by Coleen Kwan. I'm kind of on a book high. Don't you love that feeling. Real Men Don't Quit is book two in Real Men series. I have to say I really have enjoyed this series and ...more

By MsRomanticReads May 06, 2013

This is my second book by Coleen Kwan and it’s safe to say that I am already a fan. It isn’t necessary to have read the first book to follow the story of Tyler and Luke. Tyler is Ally’s friend and business partner from Real Men Don’t Break Hearts. Ally and Nate make frequent appearances in this stor ...more

By Amy May 01, 2013

I'm such a sucker for these fun, adult contemporary romances. The Bliss line from Entangled publishing has so many fantastic ones. They are quick to read and reel you in. Tyler was a pretty present character in the first book, Real Men Don't Break Hearts, so I was excited to get her story in this bo ...more

By Susanne April 08, 2013

Real Men a Real Winner

I only recently discovered my first 'Real Men' novel and have to say I fell in love with it. So I'm delighted to have been able to devour the second in the series, also set in Burronga, New South Wales, so soon after the first.

"Real Men Don't Quit" continues the story of Tyler ...more

By Anna's Herding Cats April 25, 2013

What a fun, sweet, easy little read. I hadn't read Kwan before but I absolutely loved her style. Her writing flowed nicely, the characters were charming and likable and they fit well together and had excellent fire between them right from the start.

Scowling, Luke stared after her, his blood pressur

By Christi April 12, 2013

My Review:
This is Tyler's story. We got to meet this funky artist in Coleen Kwan's book, Real Men Don't Break Hearts, where she's the heroine's best friend. Both books absolutely work as stand-alones, but the characters from both make appearances in both books....even better, this book also features ...more

By Kimberly April 12, 2013

Last week I came upon an offer to review Real Men Don't Quit by Coleen Kwan and after seeing what the book was about I decided that it look like just the right book for me even though I'm not a contemporary romance fan in general.

However, the good news is that this is one awesome contemporary roman ...more

By Julie G May 05, 2013

Luke Maguire has a massive case of writer's block. He's blaming his troubles on trying to write in the house where he grew up, a mere six months after his mother's death. In an effort to break that connection, he jumps at the chance to use his agent's house in Burronga.

Tyler Jones is a jewelry desig ...more

By Alison July 02, 2016

Luke Maguire is a best selling author who is having trouble meeting the deadline on his follow up book. He moves into his agent's home in order to see if a change of scene will stimulate his creativity, but the real problem is he feels like a fraud and hates the m/c of his best-selling novel. Follow ...more

By The Smutty Kitty June 04, 2013

As posted on The Smutty Kitty

4 out of 5 Licks

I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down to go to bed and I snuck in some reading time at the EDJ (shhh don't tell anyone-he I'm allowed a break). It's also set in Aussie which always helps. When I read books set in Aussie I always he ...more

By Donna April 14, 2013

Real Men Don't Quit is loosely connected to Real Men Don't Break Hearts but can be read stand alone.
Famous author Luke Maguire moves next door to single mother Tyler Jones. He is a gypsy type keeping his possessions few and never staying anywhere very long. He has Daddy issues as in his didn't stic ...more

By Cindy April 21, 2013

Real Men Don’t Quit by Coleen Quinn is a fun read about a best-selling author with writer’s block and single mother with trust issues. They are brought together by Tyler’s three year old daughter Chloe.
The last thing Luke Maguire wants is a committed relationship. He arrived in town for solitude to ...more

By Yazmin April 16, 2013

In Real Men Don’t Quit by Coleen Kwan, Luke Maguire wants peace to write the sequel of his bestselling book. He is over 8 months past due on the book that made him into a famous author but he feels like a fraud and with the recent death of is mother, his inspiration is even more shot. So he is livin ...more

By Kristin April 17, 2013

Real Men Don't Quit is the second story in the Real Men series. However, this book can be read as a stand alone. You see in the first book we met Tyler's friend, Ally. In this story Ally makes a couple of appearances since not only do they co-own a business together but Tyler is helping Ally prepare ...more

By Jen February 03, 2015

Real Men Don't Quit is the second book in the Real Men series penned by author Coleen Kwan. This second installment shifts the spotlight on to book one's female lead character's best friend and her life as a struggling single mom and business owner and how love moved in next door in the form of a su ...more

By Ailsa August 07, 2013

[Review originally published by me on The Book Bundle - link in my profile.] This is the second book in Coleen Kwan's 'Real Men' series, following 'Real Men Don't Break Hearts' (which I reviewed earlier this year). This one follows Tyler, who we saw a little of in the previous book. I was looking fo ...more

Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Review copy provided for an honest review.


ometimes you read a book and it’s just an unexpected treat and that’s exactly what I got with Coleen Kwan’s Real Men Don’t Quit. The author had my interest from the first scene and it never wavered ...more

By Kim Reads May 14, 2013

Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

Tyler Jones and her daughter Chloe were first introduced to readers in Real Men Don’t Break Hearts. Tyler is a single mother to her three- year-old daughter, whose father has never been in the picture. Tyler is a woman who come ...more

By Nicola June 16, 2013

Coleen Kwan has given us a lovely addition to the Real Men series. It has a realistic story that's sweet, romantic, witty and with wonderful characters. Whilst light on the steamy stuff, it has plenty of tension and build up with everything else left to your imagination.

We met Tyler in Real Men Don' ...more

By Kame May 03, 2013

4 stars

Tyler is a believable character a single Mom trying to do the best for her 3 year old daughter. Luke is a writer (I love when authors have characters that are writers) who is trying to write the follow-up to his best seller. After a rocky start a friendship ensues, and after fighting some spa ...more

By LJT August 02, 2013

This is my first experience reading a book by Coleen Kwan and it definitely won't be the last. The book is well written and flows at a nice pace. The characters are developed to the point where you truly feel their emotions. Real Men Don't Quit is a feel good story.

The book is about two lonely peopl ...more

By Evelyn April 20, 2013

In Real Men Don't Quit the h/h are both with real issues who are not looking for love. Luke is a writer who has lost his passion to write. Tyler is a mom who as a child was placed by her own mom in foster care. Her daughter is who I believe steals the show sort of speak. She is precocious and adorab ...more

By Sue April 21, 2013

I got this from Net Galley. I enjoyed this romantic story. It was a cute storyline where the famous author meets the local lady who doesn't know he is a famous author, etc. She has a little girl that she is very protective over. The father is a druggie with no interest in her so they are on their ow ...more

By Michelle May 10, 2013

I just finished this book...and loved it! I never read the first book in the series, but I plan on reading it ASAP now. The story line was plausible and moved along very well. I loved the characters, and enjoyed watching their feelings for each other grow. Additionally, I enjoyed seeing how they dea ...more

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Coleen Kwan

About the author

Coleen Kwan

Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance with heart-stopping heroes, spirited heroines, and swoon-worthy HEAs. Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching Criminal Minds. Visit her website at Subscribe to her newsletter and receive a free ebook at Connect on Facebook at

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