Today is my stop during the book blitz for Reckless Hearts by Heather van Fleet! I also share my review for this book and there’s a giveaway at the bottom of the post! You can see the blitz schedule here.
Title: Reckless Hearts
Author: Heather Van Fleet
Series: Reckless Hearts #1
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
This sweet, sexy, heartfelt story ticked all the boxes! Hot alpha males? Check. Sassy, independent heroine? Check. Swoon-worthy romance? Check. Amazing character development? Check, check, check!
I totally LOVED Reckless Hearts and it was a great introduction to this amazing author and I cannot wait to read the next installment.
Collin was a total ass at the start but from his POV it was easy to tell that it wasn’t intentional. He is struggling to adapt to his new life as a single dad to beautiful baby Chloe, and it was inexperience and nerves that were driving his behavior. Collin is this uber-protective hot ex-Marine and the archetypical alpha male and, of course, I fell for him right alongside Addy.
Addison has always had to fight to live her life the way she wants to and she is fiercely independent. When she finds herself out of work, she is desperate but not desperate enough to work for jerk face Collin even though she adores sweet Chloe and the job is ideal for her. After a bit of toing and froing, she eventually takes the job and gradually her and Collin grow closer. As they open up to one another, they realize they complement one another and make a great team.
The romance was swoony in the extreme and the chemistry jumped off the page. I was totally rooting for our couple!
There is plenty of humor and witty banter in this book, especially between the three men! I loved the bromance.
Characterization was superb and the secondary characters were all really well developed. I enjoyed the simmering tension between Gavin and Collin and Max and Lia. Lia and Max are my favorite characters outside of our mains and I think I will die if I don’t get to read their book soon!
I enjoyed Heather’s style of writing and it flowed beautifully. The pacing was also spot-on. Overall, this was a really great read and a fab start to a new series. Can’t wait to read the rest of the boy’s stories.
Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the Author:
Heather Van Fleet is stay-at-home-mom turned book boyfriend connoisseur. She’s a wife to her high school sweetheart, a mom to three little girls, and in her spare time you can find her with her head buried in her Kindle, guzzling down copious amounts of coffee.
Heather graduated from Black Hawk College in 2003 with an associate degree and has been working in the publishing industry for over five years. She is represented by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary.
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Reckless Hearts. One winner will win a 25$ Amazon Gift Card and a signed paper back of Reckless Hearts. Open to those in the US and Canada only.
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