Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Real Men Don't Break Hearts Blog Tour. Thanks to Entangled Publishing for asking me to part in the tour. You can find the complete tour schedule here.

Real Men Don't Break Hearts (Real Men #1)Series: Real Men #1
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication Date: 12/10/12
Format: ebook
Pages: 235
Source: Received from publisher for review.

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…
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, when Nate delivered the heartbreaking news that to Ally that her fiance (his cousin) was standing her up. On their wedding day. Now, Nate has come back home, determined to lead a quiet, happy life, and to make amends for all the trouble he and his brother caused as kids. When he and Ally unexpectedly become a part of each other's lives again, the sparks fly. Instant chemistry!

Real Men Don't Break Hearts is a story with more sweet than steam.I must say, once again, that Entangled Bliss books would make the most adorable Lifetime or Hallmark movies. There's an inherent charm in all of the books, one that makes me want to curl up and devour in one sitting. .

Real Men Don't Break Hearts is a story of letting go of the past, and finding love where you least expect it.
Favorite Quote:

  Ally sputtered. "But I've been on dates! And--and what about Jackson? Doesn't he count?"
  "Jackson ended up stalking you. No, weirdos don't count."  ~16%

  A group of boys ran past, balloons clutched in their hands. One of them let go of his, and Ally watched the bright red balloon sail off into the sky. That was how she felt: light, effervescent, released.
  But when she glanced back at Nate, it felt as if he were tugging on her string. She wasn't floating free anymore; he was pulling her back toward him. When she looked at him, everything else faded, and all she could focus on was him.  ~47%

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About the author:
Coleen Kwan writes contemporary and steampunk romance for Carina Press and Entangled Publishing.

Coleen 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 and steampunk romance.

Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching The Office.

Connect with Coleen at:

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  1. Aww this sounds so cute, Andrea. I do love that gorgeous cover. It was the first thing I noticed. Great review. :)

  2. Sounds like an interesting book. I need to check this out.

  3. This does sound like a super cute book and I'll be adding to to my to-read list *hides from the every growing list* and will pick it up next time I need something sweet!

  4. I love the Entangled Bliss books. They are usually such sweet and cute quick reads. This one does sound really good. Awesome review!!

  5. I love books where people are gone and then go back to their hometown and meet up with everyone from their past. I remember loving Sweet Home Alabama so much, and now there are so many books that follow the format! This sounds good!

  6. Great review. I love the Entangled Bliss books, and you are right, they would make great Hallmark or Lifetime movies.

  7. I like the title of this blog tour. Really awesome :)

    Great review!

  8. Oh I love Bliss books - always so good. Nice review.

  9. Sounds like a cute book! I haven't read anything from Entangled Bliss. I'll have to check them out and see what other books they have.

  10. This sounds adorable! I love the cover and especially the quotes! Wonderful review! Off to add this one to the list :)

  11. This one sounds super cute and I just can't resist stories like this one! I'm a sucker, so I probably need to go to Amazon soon. LOL ;p I'm glad you enjoyed this. I can't wait to pick it up and see how Ally and Nate figure everything out!

    Fabulous review, Andrea! Love the quotes too! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  12. I think I might really like this imprint. I like the sweet more than the steam (at least most of the time) and this book sounds adorable!

  13. Well this sounds cute. I don't really read anything from Entangled Publishing but this is interesting.
    I am adding this to my TBR
    Your reader,

  14. Ahh man another book I need to add to my tbr list lol. It never ends :) Thanks for sharing as always :D


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