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Published by Self-Published on April 25, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Ash Bennett’s had enough. She’s not wasting any more time longing for Prince Charming and getting stuck with Prince 'Babe, What’s For Dinner?'
If she can’t find a respectable, self-sufficient man to start a family with she’ll just do it by herself. It's better than pinning all your hopes on a guy who's never going to make you happy. Take Dean Sherwood, sure he’s stupid hot but that doesn’t pay the bills or remember to pick you up from the airport. No, they’re just having a little fun until Ash can find a donor. Right?
If only it was that easy...
Everyone loves Dean. He’s easygoing, a great footballer and always up for a beer or sixteen. He also has the attention span of a Cocker Spaniel on MDMA, but that’s never been a problem where the opposite sex is concerned. At least it wasn’t until he met Ash. Beautiful, driven and wild in bed; she's all he's ever wanted in a wife.
Unfortunately, he's far from what she wants in a husband, what with his perpetually empty bank account and inability to cook anything other than bacon. When she tells him he’s not baby-daddy material, Dean vows to become the man she needs, whatever it takes.
Open Hearts is the sequel to Locked Box. It features angst, bogans, hot sex, naked snowboarding and the triumphant return of Max and Julia who are dealing with a romantic dilemma of their own.
(The sequel to Locked Box)
By Eve Dangerfield
***This review is in two parts because I had a change of heart. The bottom part was my initial review.***
What once was a D.N.F…
I know this is unconventional, but I’ve changed my mind. I got home from work, turned on my kindle, and instead of removing it from my device, I hit that hot belly and went back in. Now, I didn’t stay where I was, I went to that line at the bottom of the page and picked a spot.
Geez, I picked the right spot. I’ve gone from not getting…struggling…almost hating the characters, to loving them. I laughed, cried and smirked with the characters as I got to know them better.
This could be seen as a spoilerish kind of thing, but there’s this letter that Dean wrote. Oh my Lordy…best love letter ever (well the best one I’ve read in awhile). There’s also a scene that broke my heart. It wasn’t centered around the main characters but one of Ash’s patients. Made me grateful for my two beautiful boys.
So, I was a little premature giving up and I’m glad I hit his belly instead of delete. Obviously, I can’t rate it 5 stars, but what I just read left me so satisfied that I can’t help but rate the rest of it 4 stars. I’m breaking the rules…BUT I DON’T CARE!!!
DNF at 40%
This was a struggle for me. I didn’t particularly like the heroine and her objectives, and really didn’t like the way she treated Dean.
This will definitely not stop me from reading more of Eve Dangerfield’s stories. She’s not afraid of pushing to the edge and shaking things up.
Check out others reviews as I’m just one piddly little reader in a world full of readers. 🙂