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The nurses call me Dr. Heartbreaker. They say I put the hot in hot-shot cardiologist. Not that it matters. I never stick my tongue depressor in my co-workers. What can I say? I play by a set of personal rules. Even if those rules eliminate 99.9 percent of the woman I come in contact with from my dating pool. Even if those rules land me on a blind date with Emily, my childhood sweetheart, a woman I hadn’t seen since I broke her heart freshmen year of college. Let’s just say the evening was a disaster. She took one look at me, and it was...date over. Do not pass go. Do not collect your $200. 

The thing is, I can’t stop thinking about her. She was my first kiss, and every other first that two people can share. She’s the only woman I’ve ever loved. How can I make her understand what really happened between us when she wants nothing to do with me? How can I let her walk away again, when it could mean another 10 years wondering...what if? 

The answer’s simple. I can’t. 

Unfortunately, the solution to my dilemma is a five-year-old Colombian girl with a deadly heart condition. The same little girl Emily’s non-profit organization brought to the United States to receive life-saving surgery. When the chief of staff informs me I need to improve my public image because my bedside manner sucks - not that bedside manner. I’m just fine between the sheets, thank you very much - I agree to perform the girl’s operation....

Because spending more time with Emily is worth the risk. Even if it means I have to break every rule in my playbook. Even if it means destroying myself in the process.  

I may be a sap, but I’ll do anything for a second chance with the woman who’s owned my heart since the fourth grade.

©2020 Kathryn M. Hearst and Cocky Hero Club, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Fatal attraction + 2nd chance love + gorgeous doctors

This has to be one of my top 10 favorite books of the year… All different types of drama made up until one amazing story! Fatal attraction + 2nd chance love + gorgeous doctors = a book that u will listen in 1 sitting 📖😻

Amazing narrators... I can listen 2 Christian Fox all night long 💘😘

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Sweet

This is a second chance romance and it was sweet. Rhett and Emily were best friends and then more. Then a mistake happened and they were torn apart. Life happened and years later, they meet again through their friends, Simon and Bridget (from the first group of Heroes Club). I loved their banter, their discussions and really, it was a heartfelt story- there were moments I laughed and times when I teared up. It was a well written story and my first from this author so I'll be looking for more of her stories in the future.

I listened to the audiobook through audible escape and I love that so many of the Hero Club books can be purchased at a whispersync price. After listening to this one, I bought all the books with Christian Fox. He was great. So was Felicity Munroe- both played the multiple roles well and infused the role with feeling. It was a great listen.

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Judge this man(book) by how he treats the waitress

I did not like this book at all. Not the writing, the narration, or the story. This is a book from the Cocky Heroes Club, suggesting brash, rascally men and fireworks-style romances. This book was anything but a fun, cocky listen; it was a drama involving a single parent and a gun-shy divorcee, with the author challenging us to figure out who has the worst backstory.

Rhett isn’t lovably cocky- he’s a jerk. We first meet him as he orders food at a restaurant, not bothering to look up and make eye contact with the waitress. Then we discover he’s a doctor with such a prickly bedside manner that he’s forced to take a charity case to improve his (and his hospital’s) image. He also swears. A lot. As in F bombs constantly, even during the most mundane internal monologue. Rhett’s horrible back story includes a lost child, an evil ex-wife hyperbolically written to the point of incredulity, anxiety, PTSD, and inner monologues walking us through his therapy lessons.

Emily is a sad sap who, despite being former military, is too much of a coward to face her former flame when he turns out to be her blind date. She spent ten years assuming the worst in him, despite the ease in which she could have discovered the truth (their moms are neighbors and friends, for goodness sake). Yet, when work reunites them, she forgives him immediately, moves in with him, and they blend together as if they’ve been together forever instead of being apart for a decade. Her tragic backstories include losing her husband in Afghanistan, her dog running away, and failing chemistry. No joke. Even the littlest backstories, like a chemistry grade, are all downers.

Then there’s the present story. Just like their backstories, we are treated to more unnecessarily depressing details, like when Rhett loses a patient, or is exhausted from long hours at work, or as 5 year old Paola with a heart condition gets progressively worse test results and setbacks through the majority of the book.

The female narration was torturous. She made Emily sound like a teenager. She made every kid sound like a five year old. Worse, her delivery was like a nasal Captain Kirk, with weird pauses mid-sentence, as if those pauses would add chemistry or emotion to this depressing story. The male narration was better, but often seemed to whisper or mumble the words. His female voice was a bit cringy. And what’s with the pronunciation of side character Dr. De La Garza? Both read it as “De LAWWguzuh.” I could be wrong, never having read the book, but that name came off like an awkward tongue twister every time it was said.

I get that good romance stories need conflict to advance to meaningful HEAs. But good romances balance conflict and angst with excitement, humor, and hope. Here, the scales tipped way over to the depressing side. This was not cocky, heroic, or an enjoyable listen.

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Great Story

The first book that started the “Hero Club Series” Soraya and Graham’s story Is “Stuck-Up Suit” by ViKeeland and Penelope Ward it took me forever to figure it out.

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BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS THEN A SECOND CHANCE

The story is sweet between two people who grew up together and, after a one-night mistake by the hero, were broken apart until an unintended meeting ten years later. The love is still burning within them, and there is no mistaking that they are meant for each other.
I also love Bridget and Simon, the adorable couple in The British Bedmate, as Rhett and Emily's good friends.
The narrators did a good job bringing the story to life. I especially loved Christian Fox's narration!

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Loved it! This book is a read again. The side story of being amazing people who save children from 3rd world country just give that tug your heart feeling.

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Not the typical cookie cutter!

I was worried about this book at first as it started out with the friends to lovers to cheating to break-up to seeing each other years later but I was pleasantly surprised. It doesn't follow the typical cookie cutter approach and the characters felt real to me. The ending could have been a mess but it was also handled well and was not strung along. I definitely enjoyed this book.

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Great story

I enjoyed this story very much. The narrators were great as well. I have stopped listening to many of the books in the cocky hero club because the stories just were not good in my opinion. This one though held my attention.

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really enjoyed this!

This was a great listen! The narrators did a wonderful job and the story was engaging.

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The material of this book was good.

This is my second from Hero Club and I am wondering if all or most of Hero Club stories have mean female characters. One thing I really didn't like about this book is that Rhett had kept letting his ex-wife exploit him for 8 years. Yes, she was a horrible woman but he really needed to cut her off much sooner not only for himself but for her, too, to give her a chance to grow up. The girls were so adorable and the mothers were so nice and wonderful. I really liked them much more than I liked the couple.