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 was my first book of Harper Kincaid’s. I enjoyed it enough to try and go back to the beginning of this series but was comfortable reading this as a standalone. It had a chemistry, a bit of angst, and a hot alpha male who happened to be a single dad-all elements I can appreciate in a book.
This book gives us the story of Jessica, a romatic schoolteacher with a naughty streak, and Max, a mechanic (amongst other things) and single dad determined not to get involved with Jessica. The chemistry between them oozes from the get go and when they finally get together they just combust. I enjoyed watching them explore Jessica’s wilder side and I loved seeing Jessica tame-just a tad-Max.
I really fell for Max’s daughter, Piper. Sometimes authors throw a kid in the mix and then just forget they’re their but that was not the case here. The relationships that both Max and Jessica have with Piper felt natural and realistic. Piper’s feelings and thoughts are taken into consideration and I appreciated that.
What I didn’t appreciate, and what keeps me from rating this book higher, was the event that completely came out of nowhere near the end of the book. Plot twists/surprises can keep things fresh and interesting but this was so out of left field that I just didn’t see the need for it. It felt unnecessary at that point; maybe if it had happened earlier in the book and I had more of a resolution I’d think differently, but I just didn’t appreciate it.
Overall I liked the book. I liked the relationship between our main characters, I appreciated the secondary characters and sub plot. This can be read as a standalone even though it is technically the third in the series.
About Harper Kincaid
The mind of a pragmatist,
And the inappropriate humor of your tipsy BFF...
Born in California and raised in South Florida, Harper Kincaid has moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on her head ever since. Along the way, she has worked as a community organizer, 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 she really wanted: to write and become a published author. That wish has finally come true and she's tickled hot pink.
When not writing, she adores listening to indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds), and making those close to her laugh 'til they snort. She is a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but have now happily settled in the cutest lil' town, Vienna, Virginia.