Author: Remmy Duchene & BLMorticia
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Jenn LeBlanc/Illustrated Romance
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/17/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Zane Ashford’s stint in the NYPD comes to an abrupt halt when he is injured in the line of duty. After waking up partially blind in one eye, all he wants to do is crawl into a hole, but his friends and family won’t leave him alone. Reluctantly, he lets his best friend talk him into time away on a ranch in Montana. But the moment he gets there and meets Cyrus Abrams, Zane begins to contemplate murder.
Cyrus Abrams is vulgar, ornery, stuck in his ways, and not about to change for anyone, no matter how good Zane Ashford looks in those jeans. The more they lock horns, the more Cyrus begins to see Zane in a whole new light. But Cyrus has a past, one that left him in big trouble and more broken than he cares to admit—a past no one told Zane about. Cyrus fears that when Zane finds out, everything will come to a screeching halt.
Wounded Hearts is by two new-to-me authors. I liked the blurb and the cover so I thought I would try it out. It started out ok; A little cheesy in places, perhaps, but in line for a solid 3 stars.
However, the back and forth wishy-washy feelings got to me. Zane couldn’t make up his mind if he was staying or leaving and they both assumed, presumed, and let their tempers flare at the littlest of things. And then instead of talking, they had sex. Ninety percent of their relationship was based on sex. Not to mention the short, short time frame that their feelings sprung from. By the third time Zane packed his bags, I was done.
Combined with nitpicky things like Zelda supposedly being 5 and in school but they pack a stroller for her? She also sometimes talked like she was three plus they treated her like a toddler at times; Cyrus carried big, beefy, Zane around like he was a little girl; and they kept calling Cyrus old, though from my figuring he couldn’t have been more than 50 (probably more like 40) and they said he was only 10 years older than Zane. It got annoying.
I did like the premise, and as I said, I did enjoy the first part well enough. It just got to be too much in the end. If you like hot tempers, lots of cowboy talk, lots of sex, and a cute kid who visits, you might like this book.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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