Review: RECKLESS HEARTS by Heather Van Fleet
*I received an ARC from NetGalley in return for an honest review
Available today: February 7, 2017
Between boot camp and two TOD’s in Iraq, my buddies Max, Gavin and me have been through some serious hell. So the last thing I ever expected was to find the biggest challenge of my life back home.
My girlfriend died. I couldn’t even attend her funeral, let alone tell her goodbye or that I’m sorry I wasn’t there like I should’ve been.
But she left me a gift. The best and scariest one I could’ve ever asked for. One I didn’t think I could handle…until the day I saw her tiny blues looking up at me in that airport. Chloe.
Now here I am, raising my baby girl—with the help of my two best friends. Things couldn’t be better. Until she walked into my life.
All I wanted was a nanny. Someone to take care of my girl when I couldn’t. What I didn’t count on was Addison, the brown-eyed temptress with a body of sin, and everything I didn’t need, but suddenly wanted.
First, I have to say (both as a reader and cover artist) that I love the cover, it’s very eye catching and made me want to pick up the book.
Real characters, real conflict and a sweet, sexy romance sum up RECKLESS HEARTS
I don’t like pat characters, I swoon over the broken dudes and the messed up misses who still have the courage to keep trying and fight for what they need.
Heather Van Fleet nails those for me.
(and, hot ex-military, rugby playing, alpha guys? Yes please.)
If you like an emotional rollercoaster of a read, this one will do that for you, I snickered, belly laughed, wanted to smack both Addison and Collin a time or three and still smiled when I finished the book.
Also, can we say bromance? I’m a sucker for that too. The interactions between Collin and his buddies is perfectly written and made me incredibly happy as a reader.
Pacing is good with few slow spots, and the side characters are intriguing, I’m looking forward to the second book.
Readability: 4/5 stars: This one was a bit slower for me, I didn’t need to keep reading yet still thought about the characters when I was away. I also remembered to drink my coffee.
Arcs: 5/5 stars: Well planned out romantic beats throughout with a satisfying conclusion and lead-ins to the next books.
Writing Craft: 5/5 stars: Few issues I noticed other than a couple of sentences that could have been written in a more active voice. I deeply enjoyed the expertly written dual point-of -view which I know from experience is hard to nail.
Would I buy it for a friend?
If they liked ex-military alpha guys and sassy heroines? Yep. No question.
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