Being Bad Never Looked So Good

by Gena Showalter, author of The Closer You Come and the Original Heartbreakers series

When I sat down to write The Original Heartbreakers series, I knew I wanted to draw from the humor of my other contemporary romances—Animal Instincts and Catch a Mate—while also drawing from my favorite aspects of my paranormal romances: the bond among a group of men who are bound by circumstance rather than blood; men with violent pasts who are tormented daily by demons of their own making.

Meet Jase, Beck and West.

These three met in foster care at a young age. They were abandoned by their families and often had to endure the worst kind of abuse. They grew into hardened, jaded men, and they cope in different ways.

Jase has spent the last nine years in prison for killing a man who hurt his friend. He’s rough. He’s tattooed. He’s guarded, and he’s damaged. He keeps everyone at a distance.

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Beck sleeps around, never going back to the same woman twice. He’s lost everyone he’s ever loved, and decides if he doesn’t love, he can’t lose anyone else.

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West is determined to punish himself for the sins of his past. He lives by a rigid schedule, the clock his main source of calm. The only time he makes for a woman is two months out of every year.


But each man has hope for something better, and together they move to small-town Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, where they are determined to start fresh. But not one of these men is prepared for the Southern beauty who will rock his world.

When I first saw the concept covers for the Original Heartbreakers series, I was over the moon. Couples! Kissing! And wow, does the background capture the simplistic beauty of small-town living or what? I gave my thumbs-up approval so fast I left fiery tracks on my computer.

About The Closer You Come:

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter introduces the Original Heartbreakers—three not-quite-reformed bad boys about to meet the women who will bring them to their knees

Just released from prison, Jase Hollister has one goal: stay out of trouble. Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, sounds like the perfect place for him and his two brothers-by-circumstance to settle down and live a nice, simple life. But model citizen isn’t exactly this rugged bachelor’s default setting—especially when it comes to a certain hot-blooded Southern beauty…

Brook Lynn Dillon has always been responsible. Not that it’s done her much good. The down-on-her-luck waitress is broke, single and fun-deprived. Until Jase comes along. He is dangerous, sexy and tempting as sin, and the sizzling passion between them is undeniable. But can it melt her resistance? After all, the right kind of trouble might be just what they both need.

The Closer You Come is on sale March 31, and look for The Hotter You Burn on July 28 and The Harder You Fall in November!

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Comments ( 9 )
  1. Beverly J. Giles
    March 23, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I don’t understand what you mean by website. Are you talking about gmail or the HTML (which I don’t think is a website). Please let me know what I need to put the website line.

  2. Amy
    March 24, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Hi Beverly,

    If you have a website, such as a blog, you can put the link in that field when you comment if you like. Otherwise, just leave it blank 🙂

    ~Amy from Harlequin

  3. Edan-Kane Soledad
    March 26, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    The bad boys in this new series are intriguing. I’m interested in reading about them and the women who tame them.

  4. Amanda Compell
    March 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Looks interesting. Can’t wait to read them!

  5. Joy
    March 28, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Looks awesome

  6. Gladys
    March 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Love Gina Showalter and can’t wait for this new series.

  7. Karla
    March 29, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Wowsa! These three books look like the kind you can’t put down once you open the front cover!

  8. Gigi
    March 29, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Can’t wait to start reading these books. Not going to want to put them down.

  9. Kim Zak
    March 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    These books look like they are hot reads.

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