Series: Heartbreaker #1
Author: Evan Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published Date: August 18, 2015
Jasmine Nichols is a control freak.
When she graduates from college as valedictorian with a degree in social services, her friend and mentor Jill Swanson offers her a job, but with one condition. She has to take two weeks off and just have fun. Taking the instructions to heart, Jasmine goes to a club called Debauchery and has a sizzling encounter with a sexy stranger.
Ex-pro football player Gabriel Johnson is done playing the field.
Gabe is tired of meaningless relationships, but when he meets a mysterious, beautiful, blue-eyed blonde at Debauchery and the chemistry is undeniable, he knows he’s finally found the one. What he didn’t expect was for her to freak out and run off.
Jasmine thought she made a clean getaway, so needless to say, she’s shocked when she finds herself face to face with the hot guy from the club once again.
He’s Jill’s. Half. Brother.
Gabe wants to pick up right where they left off and doesn’t waste any time convincing her. Jasmine’s blown away by the intensity of their relationship. How can she control something that makes her feel so wild and uninhibited?
But Jasmine can’t handle the pressure.
First, she’s confronted with old insecurities. Then suddenly, her brother has a secret he’ll only share with Gabe, the father who abandoned her shows up—at Gabe’s instigation—and a professional tragedy is the last straw.
What happens when it all falls apart?
Is being with Gabe more than she can handle?
My 4 star review of Gabe
I really enjoyed this story from Evan Grace. It was rather refreshing to read a new to me author, I love when I find a good author I have never read before. It makes me want to read all the other books they have written. This story from Evan was well thought out, and took enough twists and turns for me to be happy.
Jasmine Nichols is the heroine. She is such a strong woman, with a good head on her shoulders. She graduated from college with a degree in social services. Her friend, and mentor- the one who made her want to be a social worker- Jill, offers her a job. But the only stipulation Jill has, is that Jasmine take off, live a little and have some fun in her life. Jasmine is not like that at all. But she ends up going to a club, and has a smoking hot run in with a stranger, that changes her course in life forever.
Gabriel Johnson is the hero. And he is done. Gabe is an ex-pro football player and is so sick of the dumb one night stands, and meaningless relationships he could puke. He doesn’t have time for it and doesn’t welcome it into his life. After mulling over his life, he decides to go out to a club, the same one where Jasmine is, and you can see where this is going. They collide, and Gabe knows that without a doubt, he has found the one- the steam heat bursting off the both of them, is enough to ignite a fire. But after the night is over Jasmine bolts! Only what Jasmine doesn’t know, is that Gabe is her mentor’s half brother!! So she will be seeing more of him!!
I loved Gabe's quiet passion, he knows what he wants, and he gets it. He was totally the perfect guy- even had that touch of alpha to him. He just had to calm the beast that was inside Jasmine, wake her up for her to realize she needs him. And I was uber happy to know, the heroine wasn’t perfect. She had a crazy life at some points; she was also described as a size 12, which isn’t model stick thin! Love that.
I enjoyed all the elements of this story, and can’t wait for more in this series. I think some of the secondary characters have a story there- hint, JILL!! I was granted an ARC for an honest review!
“I enjoyed this book very much. Jasmine was such a strong character and Gabe was the perfect freaking specimen ever. Hewas strong, smart, sexy and knew what he wanted. I loved the chemistry between all the characters and the story pulled me in right away.”~ 2 Girls Who Love Books
“Hellooooo hotty!!! Gabe is totally LICKABLE!!!”~ Author Groupies
“First I will say that this is my first book by Evan Grace and it will not be my last!!! Instantly I was pulled into this story... OH MY OH GABE how I loved thee let me count the ways!!!”~ Book Happiness
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.