Picture this. You’ve had a few dates or encounters with a guy you really like. He’s handsome, smart, funny and you can’t stop the silly grin from coming to your face when your eyes meet his. It’s on the tip of your tongue to ask where things are going. Do your few dates mean you’re not in a relationship? Maybe you’re brave enough to actually ask. You hold your breath, already picturing the wedding and babies when he says he’s not looking for a commitment.
Here’s the moment of choice. A smart woman would reign in the feelings she was about to let loose and cut her losses. But many times we as women aren’t so smart. We really like this guy.
We say to ourself: Self, you can do this. You can hang out with him. Maybe even sleep with him and it’ll be okay. I won’t fall anymore in love with him until he falls in love with me.
Then, he doesn’t fall in love with you.
This type of heartbreak isn’t new. If we would have listened to the smart side of our brain that said move on when he mentioned the not wanting a commitment thing. Instead we’re hurt, angry and upset that we fell for another heartbreaker.
That’s what happens in my novel, Worth the Wait. Tasha asks Jared to be her first, and even though she realizes that sleeping with him after their one time plan will probably lead to heartbreak she tries to convince herself that it won’t. Unfortunately, she is heartbroken. At the worst possible time Jared turns away from her and even I wondered if he deserved to get her back.
But since I write romance, I did let him redeem himself. But he had to put it all on the line in order to win her back.
Tell me if you’ve ever had a heartbreaker redeem himself and how in the comments for a chance to win. Don’t forget to leave your email address!
I’m participating in the Heartbreaker Blog Hop and there are a lot of fantastic prizes available. I’m giving away an autographed copy of my first novel You Can’t Plan Love, bookmarks, and a bar of Godiva Chocolate (chocolate is a heartbreaker remedy). US Residents Only.
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fun post, Synithia! I love the temptation of a bad-boy hero…and I’m so glad I found my real-life hero already! 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
Same here, Kristina! Bad boy sweethearts are swoon worthy.
I have not had a heart breaker which is great for real life. Although in books I tend to swoon over them! You are the reason I love blog hops! I had not heard of your book and now I am drooling over it. Blog Hop for the Win!!!! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo
You’re lucky to avoid the heart breakers in real life, Delphina. Lucky and smart! 🙂 Good luck!
Thank you for the giveaway!
You have my attention.
In romance books, I love the whole redeeming part. But for me, in real life, I’ve learned that it’s best to let the ex stay the ex and move on.
Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
I think that Christian Grey from “50 Shades of Grey” is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two. He redeems himself.
For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!
The only heartbreakers I have encountered are literary! And my all time fav is Mr Darcy! Although, I am currently crushing on Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!
Oh, I love Zsadist! But Rhage is my favorite brother.
Zhadist and Rhage? Naw, son. Their very names are a warning.
Don’t knock them til you’ve read them, Shannon 🙂
Haven’t met a heart breaker in reality!
Thanks so much for participation!
Thanks for participating!
I fortunately have not had my heartbroken. I’m hoping I won’t ever have it.
I haven’t met a heartbreaker in real life.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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I love reading about heartbreakers! They are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol
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I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul.
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Whenever I think of heartthrobs I get all giddy remembering Jason Priestly in 90210. *sigh*
It’s only happened to me in books lol
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Lucky woman! 🙂
heartbreakers can all redeem themselves when they meet the right person!
No. The only one I was involved with never changed.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
My hubby was a heartbreaker but he redeem himself. We have married almost 7 years. Thanks for the giveaway.
DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!!!!! I LOVED THIS POST. Yes I have had a heart breaker to redeem himself. He came back and apologized first off. He did it with no pretenses of us getting back together, which was the GREAT part. Now we are the best of friends,
Cool that he redeemed himself and y’all became friends!
nope never had a heartbreaker redeem himself – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com
My husband was a heartbreaker at one point. We met and were engaged in a fairly short amount of time. We called off the wedding about three months before the big day. More his choice than mine. I was devastated and completely heartbroken. Then we ran into each other randomly when I was in the emergency room with my son and he realized all that he had lost. He did everything he could to win me back. Now we look back at it and laugh about the mistakes we made and now he is only a heartthrob and not a heartbreaker. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com
Glad it worked out!
My favorite Heartbreaker is the one that your heart can’t live without. One of my best is Lucas from D B Reynolds book “LUCAS” (Vampire in America series). Strong mind, well put together and tender when he wants to be. And loves horses.
Does high school stupidity count? I actually had the opposite problem in my adult relationships. Men were willing to commit, but not to quit selling drugs or other bad habits I glossed over. Shay.is.social at gmail, in case the Godiva gods are generous!
🙂 yes, high school stupidity counts. Although adult stupidity is 10 times worse.
One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! 🙂
I’ll have to check out Justice.
My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane’s Laid Bare is my perfect example.
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I have not had a heartbreaker in my life and you are right about chocolate!!
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Hi! Nope, they eventually did something that was irredeemable to me. I keep reading about how a lot of folks never had a heartbreaker in their life while, to me, I’ve had several. But maybe they were only heartbreakers in my eyes (well, except one who was a serial-heartbreaker) and not necessarily to everyone else.
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Those who’ve never had a heartbreaker are very lucky! I’ve known a few but luckily one redeemed himself enough for me to marry 🙂
I’ve had a few heartbreakers and they never redeemed themselves in my eyes. I guess I’m just mean. LOL!
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I’ve never had one redeem himself to me. I just I’m just unlucky.
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Nope, never had a heartbreaker redeem himself…only read about it in books…
Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for being part of the hop… Never had one redeem himself but i got a good man out of my heartbreak.
I had a heartbreaker but he definitely didn’t redeem himself, but that is okay because I met my heart throb in my husband
Thanks for the giveaway
Never had my heart broken thankfully
Thanks for participating.
Thaks for all the comments! My winner is Shannon! Congrats! I’ll email you. Later today and good luck to all in the bigger hop!