A Hearts on the Line Novella
HER BEST FRIEND’S BROTHER NEVER LOOKED SO HOT…
Brooke de Lorenzo knows Pete Monroe is off-limits. They crossed that line once, in a make-out session that rocked her world, but anything more would be complicated. Messy. Unbelievably hot. And deep down, she’s afraid the younger man might just break her heart.
Pete’s worked years to make sure he will be worthy of Brooke, and he’s not going to wait any longer. He’s going to show her what they have is very real, and that forbidden fruit is the sweetest and most satisfying.
I found this book to be a sweet, simple love story. No real angst, tension or drama. Pete, who is Amandine’s brother, and Brooke, her best friend, have finally found their way back together after 8 years. Pete works for his brother in law, Brooke is her best friends assistant, but an event back when the two were kids have kept them apart all these years.
Pete decides it is time to make his move on Brooke and while she is not sure she can overcome the embarrassment of the past, she agrees to go out with him. We watch as they reconnect and find a new beginning for the two of them.
I didn’t find the same intensity to this story as I have found in the authors prior books, I also appreciated that this was a quick easy read after the drama from Amandine’s book. While it isn’t the drama filled page to page entertainment that some love, I think there is value in a quick first love story. We were invited to see more of Brooke’s family and the acceptance they offered her and Pete. I really adore her father when he was talking about losing his wife and smoking.
Both characters were already known by the readers in the prior books so the author didn’t use a ton of space and pages giving us hidden details that we didn’t know before. It was a very fast and smooth read, only took me a couple of hours and was a great escape for me after some of the intense books I had been reading. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a book that will
give you a couple of hours of entertainment without the heavy plots, twist and turns that keep your mind racing.