December 7, 2018



From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Whiskey Kisses series…

Everything’s bigger in Texas.

And that includes Duke Wilder’s sexual appetite.

Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off—suddenly he’s got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesn’t have a woman to share it with.

When Valentina storms into his life, her presence is only supposed to be temporary. She’s a feisty attorney hired to help clean up his company’s recent legal mess. He never counted on her being the one to turn his whole world upside down.

After spending most of his life living in the shadow of his brother, Duke has something to prove, and he’s not about to let this distraction get in the way of his plans, no matter how hot things get.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**





Sandra's Review

Hunky Heartbreaker is a standalone in the 1001 Dark Nights series. If you read Kendall Ryan’s Sexy Stranger novel then you have had the pleasure of meet Duke and Valentina. Duke is Luke’s twin brother and Valentina is Charlotte’s best friend from L.A.
Duke has always felt he had to work harder than his brother Luke. Luke seemed to have it all even the love of a woman. Now, Duke definitely doesn’t have any trouble with finding a woman to go to bed with but he has yet to find one he wanted to keep there. Then he saw Valentina again. He remembered she was good looking but now that she is in town for a week to help with his and his brother’s legal troubles, he had time to admire her, closer than ever. He vowed to himself to have a taste of the city-slicker lawyer before the week was done.
Valentina was warned about Duke and his ways. That was why she told him after their first meeting that this was a professional only trip. She wasn’t about to be another notch on his bedpost. He agreed but his eyes and body tell a different story. She knew she was so fucked. At least she was only in this small town for a few days. She could certainly keep her hands off the sexy man for a few days?
Yes. No. Maybe.
This is a fast-paced read full of heat, fun banter, and whiskey. I always do enjoy a good quickie with a some sexiness, laughs, and a good time.
“Good morning, darlin’. Could I interest you in some breakfast sausage?”
“Look at you, city-slicker. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were dressing up for me.” I cocked my head in her direction, arching a playful brow.
“What makes you think any of this is for you? From what I’ve heard, there are plenty of eligible bachelors in this one-horse town.” “That may be, but there’s only one Duke Wilder.”
“Glad to see you remembered to put clothes on this time,” I said as he ushered me in.
“That can change if you want,” he replied, his eyes wandering to the tight fabric perfectly hugging my ass.

Hunky Heartbreaker is a standalone in the 1001 Dark Nights series by the talented Kendall Ryan. We met Valentina and Duke in Sexy Stranger and this is their story. Duke can have any woman he wants but as soon as he sees Valentina again, she’s all he wants. She’s Charlotte’s best friend and just in town to help him and his brother out, but he can’t help but want her. The attraction is instant, but Valentina is fighting it. She knows all about the player Duke is and she can resist him. Well, maybe. Once she finally gives in, it’s a sexy and fun time. But what happens now? She lives in LA. She doesn’t want to live in this one horse town, does she? After seeing that Duke is actually sweet, thoughtful and romantic, she doesn’t want to lose him. I really enjoyed this story! It’s a little insta-love, but it didn’t bother me at all! Duke is sexy, handsome and I can’t resist a man you says darlin’. Valentina is smart, sexy and confident. The country boy and the city slicker were meant for each other.




“I’ll drink to that,” I replied, flagging the bartender down for another round.

Just then some movement over Valentina’s shoulder caught my eye. A woman had just walked into the bar, her chin-length, curly brown hair bouncing with every step. Our eyes met, and she smiled like she knew me. I gave her a half smile back, which quickly faded when I realized who she was. Amber, my ex from college who’d moved away shortly after we graduated. Her hair was different, but her face was pretty much the same. The same round cheeks, full lips, pale blue eyes. Eyes that bore into mine as she turned the corner, making her way to our table.

It was then that I noticed she wasn’t alone. She had a boy with her, and when his gaze met mine, my stomach dropped.

That kid could have been my clone.

Brown hair, green eyes, same nose, same chin. He even had my same damn dimples. My heart was beating so hard, I thought it might jump right out from my throat. What the hell?

“Earth to Duke, are you paying for this round, or am I?” Valentina’s voice broke me from my panic just in time for Amber and the little boy to reach our table.

“Hey there, Duke. I was hoping I’d find you here.” Amber’s voice was just as sweet and syrupy as ever, but in that moment, it sounded to me like nails on a chalkboard. She smiled broadly at me, her hands on the boy’s shoulders, while the boy stared blankly up at me.

“Hey, Amber,” I said when I finally found my voice. “What’s it been, ten years?”

“Almost eleven.”

I nodded, my mind still spinning, and that’s when I noticed Valentina. She was sitting up perfectly straight, her lips pulled into a thin, taut line across her face. Her eyes were wide and trained on the boy’s face, her expression unreadable.

“This is Valentina,” I said, gesturing to her, but the moment the words left my mouth, Valentina stood and grabbed her purse.

“I was just leaving,” she said, quickly tucking her chair in behind her and forcing a smile at Amber and the boy.






A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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