- File Size: 518 KB
- Print Length: 173 pages
- Publisher: Entangled: Bliss (April 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 8, 2013
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C74WXG6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #392,956 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Real Men Don't Quit (Real Men series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn't writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching The Office.
Please visit www.coleenkwan.com for more information.
Top Customer Reviews
However, the good news is that this is one awesome contemporary romance novel. I had a feeling that I would really enjoy the book but was surprised at how much I ended up liking it when I read it the other night.
As soon as I started the book I was completely sucked into Luke and Taylor's small town romance set in Burronga, Australia. Luke is our brooding writer who loves his gypsy lifestyle and moving around and single mom Taylor struggling to raise her daughter, live her life and is a business owner and their sweet romance.
Real Men Don't Quit had me either laughing or smiling 95% of the time while I was reading and the other 5% of the time I was wanting to strangle Luke and Taylor and tell them to hurry up and get together already because them ignoring their feelings just wasn't doing it for me. I loved Luke even though he was rather reserved but what really endeared him to me was how he was with Taylor's three year old daughter Chloe who was such a cutie! I really liked Taylor too because for the most part she knew what she wanted and her devotion to her daughter was admirable.
This was my very first read by Coleen Kwan but I can absolutely guarantee that it won't be my last. I loved how realistic the portrayal of all the characters in the book was extremely realistic and I could totally see a real life romance playing out like the one in Real Men Don't Quit.Read more ›
We actually met Tyler Jones in Real Men Don't Break Hearts. Tyler is the best friend of Ally who met the love of her life in the last book. So, Real Men Don't Quit focuses on Tyler even though she has a jaded view on love. Which I can completely understand with her luck on previous relationship. Of course she would meet a guy who doesn't really believe he's marriage material.
Luke Maguire has come across writers block and so he's crashing at his agent's home to write the sequel to his next book. Yet, he's distracted by Tyler and her daughter, Chloe.
Seriously, fantastic read. After reading Real Men Don't Quit, the story left me with a permasmile. I love Tyler and her mama-bear instinct when it comes to Chloe. She's so protective and guarded with her feelings too. Then you have Luke, who isn't looking for anything. Well, maybe some words for his future book. Overall Luke isn't looking for love, actually he's trying to avoid. Again he doesn't see himself as marriage material. I love how they complete each other, but don't want to acknowledge that they do. So, much fun with these two characters.
I did love the story, because Tyler and Luke were fabulous together and made the story entertaining. The Bliss line is known for its sweet happy-ever-afters, and this story is no exception. So, if you are looking for a sweet toe-curling read, I would suggest Real Men Don't Quit. After all it left me giddy with happiness.
Tyler Jones is a jewelry designer and small business owner, who happens to live next door to Luke's agent in Burronga with her daughter, Chloe. She has her fair share of emotional baggage. Her mother dumped her in foster care, her daughter's father chose to use his inheritance to get high, and her would-have-been mother-in-law keeps trying to take her daughter away.
Their first meeting is less than cordial: Three-year-old Chloe sneaks out to go swimming next door. When Luke stops 'Little Miss Moppet' and carries her down the walk toward home, Tyler comes running. He sees an unfit mother; she, a molester/ kidnapper. Luckily, their relationship does improve; by leaps and bounds.
But both, despite strong feelings for each other, are afraid of commitment. They have been hurt by family members, who made them question their ability to have a permanent relationship and, as the story progresses, keep popping up to further complicate the situation.
Luke and Tyler are believable characters. Their fears and situations are realistic. The families are, as families are wont to be, a source of endless annoyance and frustration. For every step forward the main characters take, their families knock them back a step or two.
One of the things I loved best was the 'voice'. Set in Australia, the phrasing and language just feels ... right. It wasn't heavy with slang or indecipherable idiom, but simply sounded authentic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Real Men Don't Quit has a sweet romance, but sadly, I didn't care about either of the characters at all. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Angie
Reviewed by Aubrey
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Real Men Don’t Quit was a cute and quick read. Read more
[Review originally posted by me to The Book Bundle, link in my profile.] This is the second book in Coleen Kwan's 'Real Men' series, following 'Real Men Don't Break Hearts' (which... Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Ailsa
As posted on The Smutty Kitty
4 out of 5 Licks
I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down to go to bed and I snuck in some reading time at... Read more
Coleen Kwan has created a story that is both emotionally engaging and delightfully entertaining and will carry readers along effortlessly. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by The Romance Reviews
Real Men Don't Quit was a great read. Luke and Tyler's characters were strong, funny, and yet heartbreaking. I enjoyed Luke's interactions with Chloe, Tyler's daughter, as well. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Michelle Harlan
Luke Maguire is a famous writer who has decided to hole up in his agent's house to finish his manuscript. Tyler Jones is his feisty, sexy neighbor. Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by MsRomanticReads
I'm such a sucker for these fun, adult contemporary romances. The Bliss line from Entangled publishing has so many fantastic ones. They are quick to read and reel you in. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Amy
I had a couple bouts of disbelief as I read how Tyler stood in her living room, in her underwear, defending her ability to care for her child to a strange man wearing a t-shirt and... Read morePublished on April 29, 2013 by Shontrell Wade