by Sonia Hartl
Published by Gallery Books
Release Date: July 27th 2021
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Format Read: ARC
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Brinkley Saunders has a secret.
To everyone in the academic world she left behind, she lost it all when she dropped out of grad school. Once a rising star following in her mother’s footsteps, she’s now an administrative assistant at an insurance agency—or so they think.
In reality, Brinkley works at Heartbreak for Hire, a secret service that specializes in revenge for jilted lovers, frenemies, and long-suffering coworkers with a little cash to spare and a man who needs to be taken down a notch. It might not be as prestigious as academia, but it helps Brinkley save for her dream of opening an art gallery and lets her exorcise a few demons, all while helping to empower women.
But when her boss announces she’s hiring male heartbreakers for the first time, Brinkley’s no longer so sure she’s doing the right thing—especially when her new coworker turns out to be a target she was paid to take down. Though Mark spends his days struggling up the academic ladder, he seems to be the opposite of a backstabbing adjunct: a nerd at heart in criminally sexy sweater vests who’s attentive both in and out of the bedroom. But as Brinkley finds it increasingly more difficult to focus on anything but Mark, she soon realizes that like herself, people aren’t always who they appear to be.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Heartbreak for Hire was such a fun book! You won’t be able to put it down; it’s the perfect summer read! The concept is really unique. Brinkley, along with 3 other girls, works for a company called Heartbreak for Fire. Each girl is in charge of their own division. Brinkley’s division is ego. This means women call her to get revenge on men with huge egos that have hurt or embarrassed the women in some way. Brinkley has worked as a heartbreaker for 2 years. It’s been a weird kind of therapy for her after a horrible breakup with her ex-boyfriend. Brinkley’s never had an issue embarrassing a guy since she became a heartbreaker–until Mark. When she meets Mark, he seems sweet, and she finds herself being honest with him and revealing facts about herself–which is against the rules. Brinkley ends up leaving after things start to get steamy, only to run into him 2 more times. Once when she is visiting her mom on campus, and the other time at work. It turns out her boss is recruiting men to work at Heartbreak for Hire, and Mark will be training with Brinkley.
I really enjoyed the dynamic between Brinkley and Mark. They were electric together. Sparks flew every time they had a scene together! I loved watching their relationship develop.
If you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted, entertaining read with some romance, then Heartbreak for Hire is perfect for you!
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