The Heart You Break

The Heart You Break

by Cynthia Eden

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Overview

Her new client is the bad boy of rock.

Security agent Julia Slate is going undercover. Her assignment? Protect rocker Bran Copper. He's sexy, has a reputation for living life to the extreme, and he's also the target of one very obsessed fan. Julia's job is to keep Bran safe...and the catch? Bran can't know that she's his bodyguard. Bran's manager has hired her because the star refuses to get protection. Bran just wants to be left alone. With his stalker escalating, that isn't an option.

It should be easy to keep him at arm's length.

Julia pretends to be Bran's new assistant as she moves into his mountain home. She acts shy and reserved, a delicate flower who isn't a threat...when she can totally kick butt any day of the week. She will stay with Bran twenty-four, seven, and make sure he's safe. It's supposed to be business only, and there is no way the guy is her type. He's everything that she doesn't want in a lover. Right? But...the more time they spend together, the more she realizes that the bad boy? It's just an image he projects. There is a whole lot more to the real man.

But she's lying to him.

Bran has been betrayed over and over again, and now Julia is lying to him, too. She thought her lies didn't matter. She thought she was keeping him safe, but she never expected to give her heart to the man she's been hired to protect.

He's never met anyone like her.

Bran's new assistant is gorgeous, smart, and...making him crazy. He's used to women throwing themselves at him, used to people not caring about who he is—just that he's famous. But Julia isn't like that. She touches something inside of him, she makes him want, makes him crave everything that he's never had. Soon Bran can't imagine ever letting her go. He needs her, he wants her, and what Bran wants...he gets.

As the threats keep mounting, as the stalker closes in, will Bran be able to forgive Julia when he learns the truth? Or will they crash and burn? Because THE HEART YOU BREAK...it could be the one that matters most.

Author's Note: Ready for sin and rock? Because Bran is one sexy singer, and Julia is a bodyguard who will do anything to protect her man. But as Bran falls for Julia, as the lies twist around them, things are going to become wild and dangerous. No cliff-hangers. This book can be read as a stand-alone. So have fun and rock on!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161397336
Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Series: Wilde Ways Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,113
File size: 462 KB

About the Author

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award . Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over eighty novels and novellas. You can learn more information about Cynthia and her work at cynthiaeden.com.

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The Heart You Break 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
## Fantastic addition to the series. Normally I detest rock star stories. However, I bought this one solely because the brilliant Ms. Eden wrote it. And she didn't let me down. It was mentioned a couple of times that this rock star isn't the playboy the press would have you believe and he isn't into one night stands. Yay. The story took place at a cabin, not on tour and focused on the relationship and catching the stalker. The lust was instant, but the hero tries to push the heroine away in order to protect her. Much action ensues. If you haven't read the first 3 books, I highly recommend picking those up today. Protecting Piper remains my favorite, but they are all FABULOUS. Suspense and romance perfectly balanced. I already pre-ordered Fighting for Her and can't wait to read Rick's story!
Anonymous 8 months ago
If you like your rock stars hot and his bodyguard even hotter you'll love this book!
Hfowler 9 months ago
So good. So hot. Just perfect. Lots of action, a mystery stalker, and bomber, that needs to be found, an undercover agent, and a bad boy rocker who isn’t what he appears to be in the spotlight. Julia lived through hell in her old life as a firefighter, but now in her new life as a security agent with Wilde Security, she has found a true home, and if not true happiness, then at least true contentment. When she is tasked with guarding Bran without telling him she is his bodyguard, she takes it on fully expecting to hate the guy. What she finds is someone who hides his own pain and lives behind a mask he shows to the world. Things are very fast paced in this one, maybe a few days before all hell breaks loose and the stalker turns into an arsonist and a bomber, all focused on killing Bran. When the truth comes out they struggle to move past the lies, but the stalker doesn’t leave them a lot of room to breathe before calling in another bomb threat and demanding a meeting with Julia, alone. I loved the story. It was full of everything I look for in a good romance (tension, passion, emotional appeal, and action). Great story, from start to finish.
Evampire9 10 months ago
He has an obsessed fan that is escalating, but Rocker, Bran Copper refuses protection and just wants to be left alone. Julia Slate is undercover, she’s pretending to be his new assistant and while she may act shy and reserved, she can totally kick butt any day of the week. It’s supposed to be business only and he’s everything she doesn’t want. He’s been betrayed over and over again and now Julia is lying to him, too. This rockin’ romantic suspense keeps readers dancing with all the remarkable chemistry and volcanic sparks flying everywhere right alongside the thrills and excitement of the danger facing Bran and Julia. These two characters are strong, bold and just steal the hearts of readers right out from under them as their relationship progresses despite how much neither of them wants it, which keeps heated, feisty and very entertaining, but the story also has lots of emotions flowing from the pages as well which ensures that readers really understand what motivates Bran and Julia, making them more real and full of depth. The plot is fast paced and packed full of non-stop excitement, not only from the relationship but also from the danger stalking Bran. The thrilling suspense and expectation of this story continuously builds to epic proportions, keeping readers glued to the pages with stunning twists that throws everything the characters thought they knew right out the door. This plot is on the complicated side and shows just how the past can come back to bite people in the behind in this entrancing and stunning romance.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 10 months ago
4.25stars--THE HEART YOU BREAK is the fourth instalment in Cynthia Eden’s contemporary, adult WILDE WAYS romantic suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for Wilde Securities. This is former fire fighter and security agent Julia Slate, and rock star Bran Copper. THE HEART YOU BREAK can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. Told from several third person perspectives including Bran and Julia THE HEART YOU BREAK follows Julia Slate as she is assigned protection duty to rock star Bran Copper, a musician whose stalker is getting too close. Bran doesn’t want protection, in fact he is using himself as bait to pull in the person trying to destroy his life but baiting the bad guy affects more than our story line hero. Julia Slate goes undercover as Bran’s assistant, a position that places our heroine up close and personal with rock’s newest bad boy. What ensues is the building relationship between Bran and Julia, and the potential fall-out as everyone working the case at Wilde Securities becomes collateral damage as the stalker is determined to take down our story line hero. The relationship between Julia and Bran is one of immediate attraction but Bran doesn’t want an assistant; doesn’t want security; and definitely doesn’t want another female groupie destroying his life. Julia Slate struggles to keep her under cover assignment on the down low but falling for Bran Copper finds Julia out of her element, and distracted when she is needed the most. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Julia’s fellow security specialists: Cole Vincent, Rick Williams, Eric Wilde, and town sheriff Gideon Warren. THE HEART YOU BREAK is a story of betrayal, deception and vengeance; of struggle and acceptance; of love and a happily ever after. The premise is energetic and engaging; the romance is seductive and intense; the characters are colorful, dynamic and strong. I guessed the identity of the stalker early on but the author threw in a secondary possibility in an effort to deflect attention from the requisite evil.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 10 months ago
4.25stars--THE HEART YOU BREAK is the fourth instalment in Cynthia Eden’s contemporary, adult WILDE WAYS romantic suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for Wilde Securities. This is former fire fighter and security agent Julia Slate, and rock star Bran Copper. THE HEART YOU BREAK can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. Told from several third person perspectives including Bran and Julia THE HEART YOU BREAK follows Julia Slate as she is assigned protection duty to rock star Bran Copper, a musician whose stalker is getting too close. Bran doesn’t want protection, in fact he is using himself as bait to pull in the person trying to destroy his life but baiting the bad guy affects more than our story line hero. Julia Slate goes undercover as Bran’s assistant, a position that places our heroine up close and personal with rock’s newest bad boy. What ensues is the building relationship between Bran and Julia, and the potential fall-out as everyone working the case at Wilde Securities becomes collateral damage as the stalker is determined to take down our story line hero. The relationship between Julia and Bran is one of immediate attraction but Bran doesn’t want an assistant; doesn’t want security; and definitely doesn’t want another female groupie destroying his life. Julia Slate struggles to keep her under cover assignment on the down low but falling for Bran Copper finds Julia out of her element, and distracted when she is needed the most. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Julia’s fellow security specialists: Cole Vincent, Rick Williams, Eric Wilde, and town sheriff Gideon Warren. THE HEART YOU BREAK is a story of betrayal, deception and vengeance; of struggle and acceptance; of love and a happily ever after. The premise is energetic and engaging; the romance is seductive and intense; the characters are colorful, dynamic and strong. I guessed the identity of the stalker early on but the author threw in a secondary possibility in an effort to deflect attention from the requisite evil.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 10 months ago
4.25stars--THE HEART YOU BREAK is the fourth instalment in Cynthia Eden’s contemporary, adult WILDE WAYS romantic suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for Wilde Securities. This is former fire fighter and security agent Julia Slate, and rock star Bran Copper. THE HEART YOU BREAK can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. Told from several third person perspectives including Bran and Julia THE HEART YOU BREAK follows Julia Slate as she is assigned protection duty to rock star Bran Copper, a musician whose stalker is getting too close. Bran doesn’t want protection, in fact he is using himself as bait to pull in the person trying to destroy his life but baiting the bad guy affects more than our story line hero. Julia Slate goes undercover as Bran’s assistant, a position that places our heroine up close and personal with rock’s newest bad boy. What ensues is the building relationship between Bran and Julia, and the potential fall-out as everyone working the case at Wilde Securities becomes collateral damage as the stalker is determined to take down our story line hero. The relationship between Julia and Bran is one of immediate attraction but Bran doesn’t want an assistant; doesn’t want security; and definitely doesn’t want another female groupie destroying his life. Julia Slate struggles to keep her under cover assignment on the down low but falling for Bran Copper finds Julia out of her element, and distracted when she is needed the most. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Julia’s fellow security specialists: Cole Vincent, Rick Williams, Eric Wilde, and town sheriff Gideon Warren. THE HEART YOU BREAK is a story of betrayal, deception and vengeance; of struggle and acceptance; of love and a happily ever after. The premise is energetic and engaging; the romance is seductive and intense; the characters are colorful, dynamic and strong. I guessed the identity of the stalker early on but the author threw in a secondary possibility in an effort to deflect attention from the requisite evil.
paytonpuppy 10 months ago
Julia Slate, security agent at Wilde Securities, has been assigned to be a bodyguard for rock star, Bran Copper. It seems Bran has a dangerous stalker who is escalating the attacks against him. When someone close to him is injured, he decides to head home to his mountain hideaway to write music until the matter is resolved. Julia is not happy about the assignment as she is not fond of bad boy rock stars. Making the assignment even more difficult, Bran does not want a bodyguard, so Julia will be undercover as his assistant…he doesn’t want one of those either. When Julia shows up at his door, he tries to get rid of her but she talks her way in to the job. As they both begin to have feelings that can’t be denied, the attacks against him continue and the danger is closer than they realize. A thrilling romantic suspense with good writing and strong characters. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
carvanz 10 months ago
This is one fun, wild, action filled read that kept me going until I realized I had read the whole thing in one sitting! I absolutely LOVED it all! When rock star, Bran Copper, has a stalker and refuses a security detail, Julia is sent in undercover as his personal assistant. She doesn’t like rock stars, she doesn’t particularly like Bran, and she definitely doesn’t like the way he makes her feel. Her job is to protect him but he’s making it difficult when he keeps trying to protect her. Despite being delicate in stature, Julia was one tough heroine. She was feisty and smart and could totally kick butt. It was fun watching her play shy and demure with Bran, manipulating him into allowing her to stay. What was even more enjoyable was watching her fall for someone she thought was the complete antithesis of who she wanted. ”But…he was like the fire. So hot. Burning bright. Out of control. Dangerous. Gorgeous. Terrifying.” Once more this author gives me the type of hero I adore. Bran was determined that Julia was not going to get hurt and every action he took was a step in trying to ensure that outcome. Fierce, loyal, and possessive, he was the perfect hero and I loved him for his need to protect those around him. ”Baby…” His voice was too much of a growl. Way too rough, but that was how he felt. Far too rough around her. She seemed fragile and too breakable while he was rough and dangerous.” I’m not a huge rock star romance fan. They tend to get into elements I don’t enjoy. That was not the case with this book. Taking place outside a small community in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are never caught up in the rock lifestyle, and for that I am thankful. The way Bran lived his life and his music are certainly a big part of the story but it doesn’t consume it. This story has so much action and drama, it almost felt as though I was watching it on a widescreen. And it would totally translate! The relationship between Bran and Julia was delicious. They both address their feelings in an adult manner, actually communicating. Imagine that! The chemistry between them from the first moment they met was completely believable and the steam was absolutely sizzling. This book starts off with a great pace and only escalates as it progresses. There is never an opportunity for it to bog down as things are constantly moving forward. The secondary characters are phenomenal and I was shocked when the villain was revealed. With a sweet little epilogue to wrap things up, I ended this with a satisfied smile and the knowledge that there would be more Wilde Ways books on the horizon.