Genre: Romance, New Adult
Recommendation: Yes, I would recommend to those that enjoy NA/Romance. Short and sweet, this book has a cute love story with no cliff hanger.
Type: Stand alone
Pages: 498 ( the actual story is probably around 250, there is a second book sneak peek available with it.)
Pricing: Excellent, available on Kindle Unlimited or $.99 for the e-book. There is no hard copy of this book available currently (not that I can find.)
Summary: +well written + well-built characters (but not super complex) +believable romance +interesting plot +nice twist
My obsession was born of innocence and good intentions, and it began the day I spotted a handwritten journal lying in the bushes outside a townhouse on Lexington Avenue. It was raining sideways that morning, and my plan was to return it the next day; safe and dry.
Only I kept it.
I kept it, and I read it.
A week later, overwhelmed with curiosity and feeling guilty for harboring secrets that didn’t belong to me, I tried to return it.
Only I wasn’t expecting to meet him.
Unapologetically heartless and enigmatically sexy, he claims he knows nothing about the journal I found outside his place, but the reticent glint in his blue-green gaze tells me otherwise.
There’s something different about him; something damaged yet magical, and I’m drawn to him; pulled into his orbit.
There’s just one problem.
The more I get to know him, the more I’m positive the journal belonged to him . . .
. . . and the more I find myself hoping, selfishly, that I’m wrong.
Heartless is my first encounter with Winter Renshaw ( that I can remember.) I don’t mean to make that sound insulting, there is no shade implied, but I have read so many books I can’t really remember all of them so.. that statement is more of an assumption than fact I guess. Either way, the point is that I really enjoyed her writing style. Descriptive but not word porn, Renshaw is able to convey sexy without describing some of the more intimate things involved with a love affair. Meaning, I can use my imagination on what happens to certain parts when things get heated, I don’t have to read about the actual state of someone’s panties.
(Disclaimer: I do read a lot of romance, and have been lately so this book is a nice break from some of the more super descriptive love scenes. Not that it is a bad thing, but sometimes a girl wants to be able to read at work without blushing..)
I really enjoyed the fire that Aidy has. She is spicy and stands up for herself and others. All too often we let out female leads be outshined by their male counterpart and dang it, I love a strong female protagonist when I find one. Told from dual POV, this story follows Aidy and Ace. Ace being the retired baseball god that has a major chip on his shoulder and Aidy being the independent make up artist that wants a man in her life but doesn’t need one. This story follows both of them as the accidentally keep running into one another and how they start to react to each other despite what they both think they feel.
One thing I will say is the twist at the end kind of skeeved me out a bit. Without giving anything away I will say that I really didn’t understand how the antagonist could make me so uncomfortable. She is just..over the top. Like do women do things like that in real life? I really hope not, reading that made me want to throw a brick through someone’s wind shield. The plot in this book is cute and there is a nice twist at the end. The romance is sexy without being too much. Aidy does get a little annoying in parts, mainly because she feeds into the drama a bit more than I would have liked. Overall, with well-built characters and an interesting plot this book is a KU win for me.
Disclaimer: I obtained this book via Kindle Unlimited and was not asked to review it personally.