Blog Tour + Official Review! Hunky Heartbreaker by Kendall Ryan


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Whiskey Kisses series…

Everything’s bigger in Texas.

And that includes Duke Wilder’s sexual appetite.

Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off—suddenly he’s got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesn’t have a woman to share it with.

When Valentina storms into his life, her presence is only supposed to be temporary. She’s a feisty attorney hired to help clean up his company’s recent legal mess. He never counted on her being the one to turn his whole world upside down.

After spending most of his life living in the shadow of his brother, Duke has something to prove, and he’s not about to let this distraction get in the way of his plans, no matter how hot things get.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**


I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

When there is a new Kendall Ryan book releasing, I am most definitely one of the first readers to drop everything that I am doing and take a journey into Kendall’s newest fictional world. With Hunky Heartbreaker it was no different. I was more than ready to meet Valentina, the fast paced city girl and Duke Wilder, the cocky country boy. I couldn’t wait to experience their heat and emotional turbulence that I was sure we were going to experience between them. It wasn’t long ,because it is a short story of course, and readers were tangled up in the sheets with Valentina and Duke and holding our breath in anticipation of the resolution of their unexpected drama.

Duke Wilder, was a hero that I didn’t like at first meeting. He was bit more of an alpha-hole than I like but I soon warmed up to him and was ready to see Valentina let down her guard and let him in. I can see why Valentina was instantly attracted to him but still wanting to resist. I often wanted to slap that sexy smirk off of his face, but then he would do something sweet that would melt me soon after. He gave me emotional whiplash and kept my emotions in a chaotic state that only he could resolve.

Valentina had me smitten from the beginning with her aloof, city slicker, gotta have my Starbucks persona. I couldn’t wait to see her bring Duke to his knees emotionally and show him that there was more than just polish and shine to this city girl. She had lots of brains, beauty, and sass to deliver his way from beginning to end.

Kendall Ryan delivers a sexy short that is high on both steam and emotion and will leave you wanting more of this couple that shows us how quickly opposites can attract, explode with desire, and fall madly in love. I highly recommend Hunky Heartbreaker for a story short on time but big on heart. As always after reading the newest Kendall Ryan read, I am always left wanting more.





“I’ll drink to that,” I replied, flagging the bartender down for another round.

Just then some movement over Valentina’s shoulder caught my eye. A woman had just walked into the bar, her chin-length, curly brown hair bouncing with every step. Our eyes met, and she smiled like she knew me. I gave her a half smile back, which quickly faded when I realized who she was. Amber, my ex from college who’d moved away shortly after we graduated. Her hair was different, but her face was pretty much the same. The same round cheeks, full lips, pale blue eyes. Eyes that bore into mine as she turned the corner, making her way to our table.

It was then that I noticed she wasn’t alone. She had a boy with her, and when his gaze met mine, my stomach dropped.

That kid could have been my clone.

Brown hair, green eyes, same nose, same chin. He even had my same damn dimples. My heart was beating so hard, I thought it might jump right out from my throat. What the hell?

“Earth to Duke, are you paying for this round, or am I?” Valentina’s voice broke me from my panic just in time for Amber and the little boy to reach our table.

“Hey there, Duke. I was hoping I’d find you here.” Amber’s voice was just as sweet and syrupy as ever, but in that moment, it sounded to me like nails on a chalkboard. She smiled broadly at me, her hands on the boy’s shoulders, while the boy stared blankly up at me.

“Hey, Amber,” I said when I finally found my voice. “What’s it been, ten years?”

“Almost eleven.”

I nodded, my mind still spinning, and that’s when I noticed Valentina. She was sitting up perfectly straight, her lips pulled into a thin, taut line across her face. Her eyes were wide and trained on the boy’s face, her expression unreadable.

“This is Valentina,” I said, gesturing to her, but the moment the words left my mouth, Valentina stood and grabbed her purse.

“I was just leaving,” she said, quickly tucking her chair in behind her and forcing a smile at Amber and the boy.




A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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