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Real Men Don't Quit: A Real Men Novel (Entangled Bliss) [Kindle Edition]

Coleen Kwan
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Real Men Don't Quit by Coleen Kwan

Serial bachelor. Celebrity author. Her perfect forever?

When famous author Luke Maguire decides to write his next novel in the small town of Burronga, Australia, he's sure he can ignore the fiery redhead next door. Not only has he just been burned from a high-profile breakup, but he's never been one to set down roots. No, he'll finish his novel and leave Burronga. And soon.

Tyler Jones just wants to run her business with her best friend, Ally, and take care of her three-year-old daughter, Chloe. She's never needed help from anyone, especially not a man, and the brooding, rugged writer next door can't tempt her. Not in the least.

Only Tyler and Luke can't stay away from each other. So they set rules. No staying overnight, no future plans, no sappy good-byes when Luke inevitably quits town. But the chemistry between them is too strong to contain in a rulebook. Are Luke and Tyler ready to risk their lives of independence for something more?



Product Details

  • File Size: 307 KB
  • Print Length: 173 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Bliss (April 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C74WXG6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,860 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! April 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Last week I came upon an offer to review Real Men Don't Quit by Coleen Kwan and after seeing what the book was about I decided that it look like just the right book for me even though I'm not a contemporary romance fan in general.

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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice light read April 15, 2013
By Eve379
Format:Kindle Edition
I had just finished several dramatic angst ridden books and wanted to find something light to read over the weekend and found a link for an arc on Entangled's facebook page. After requesting a copy I realized this was the second book in the series so I ordered the 1st book "Real Men Don't Break Hearts". I breezed thru them both the same evening and they were just what I was looking for. I wanted something a little sunnier than what I had been reading. Although you could read this as a stand alone, I would suggest reading RMDBH first since they do mention the characters from that book and since Tyler had a tiny part in it as well. Yes they are predictable, but the characters and the writing was good. I'd read the author again if I were in the mood for this type of book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars giddy with happiness April 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Oh my gosh what a fantastic story I just finished today, which is Real Men Don't Quit by Coleen Kwan. I'm kind of on a book high. Don't you love that feeling. Real Men Don't Quit is book two in Real Men series. I have to say I really have enjoyed this series and this book.

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.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Men Don't Quit by Coleen Kwan May 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Luke Maguire has a massive case of writer's block. He's blaming his troubles on trying to write in the house where he grew up, a mere six months after his mother's death. In an effort to break that connection, he jumps at the chance to use his agent's house in Burronga.

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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, believable romance novel.
[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 more
Published 13 months ago by Ailsa
4.0 out of 5 stars Real Men Series Book 2
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
Published 15 months ago by The Smutty Kitty
4.0 out of 5 stars Devoured this story!
Coleen Kwan has created a story that is both emotionally engaging and delightfully entertaining and will carry readers along effortlessly. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Carole "The Romance Reviews"
4.0 out of 5 stars A satisfying contemporary romance
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 more
Published 16 months ago by Michelle L. Harlan
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, romantic series to get lost in
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 more
Published 16 months ago by MsRomanticReads
4.0 out of 5 stars A sweet romance
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 more
Published 16 months ago by Amy
4.0 out of 5 stars A good poolside read
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 more
Published 17 months ago by Shontrell Wade
4.0 out of 5 stars A couple to truly fall in love with.
Tyler Jones and her daughter Chloe were first introduced to readers in Real Men Don't Break Hearts. Tyler is a single mother to her three- year-old daughter, whose father has never... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kim
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, sweet and an easy read...
What a fun, sweet, easy little read. I hadn't read Kwan before but I absolutely loved her style. Her writing flowed nicely, the characters were charming and likable and they fit... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Anna's herding cats
4.0 out of 5 stars A sweet romance
Real Men Don't Quit is the second story in the Real Men series. However, this book can be read as a stand alone. You see, in the first book we met Tyler's friend, Ally. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kristin
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More About the Author

Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life -- and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.

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.

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