Bleeding Heart by A.M. Hartnett

bleeding heartBook: Bleeding Heart

Author: A.M. Hartnett

Review by: Onnica

Release date: 29 October 2015

 

Basic story: Seth Axworthy is a busy landlord at Winsloe Court, solely responsible for the building since the death of his wife two years ago. He’s alone, not lonely – that’s his story anyway. He keeps his dalliances with women light and without any drama, despite the fact that his last hook up was with a couple living upstairs. (Read Cross My Heart.) That ended, and now he’s facing the facts. He has no social life, no nearby friends and he’s in danger of becoming a miserable old guy. With a cat.

April has just moved in upstairs. New job, new home, this is her first go at independence. She’s determined not to allow her mother to guilt trip her. The moment she meets her new landlord Seth, he starts to feature in some of her raunchier fantasies. He’s much older than her, seems like a loner, but has a body that just won’t quit.

Seth thinks that April may be too young for him – but she doesn’t seem to mind. Maybe it wouldn’t hurt to just see where things go. Although coveting your neighbour is a sin, it’s also very, very hot.

Why you should read this: If you read Cross My Heart – Evie and Ryan’s story and liked Seth, this is your chance to read his story. He’s adorable. He’s suffering through his grief, but has no idea how to address it. He’s got a very sensitive side, yet is sexy as hell. I enjoyed the dynamic between he and April. She was sweet, savvy and knew what she wanted from the get go. The slow-build between the pair was paced just right in my opinion.

What you might not care for: There was no high drama in this story – it was relatively gentle with a little bump in the road. I enjoyed that – I do not like drama for drama’s sake. At all! You may like it, or you may prefer twists and turns.

Rating: 4/5 – for a fun, sensitive and sexy read. I loved Seth’s story and the fact that it ended on a hopeful note.

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