Softhearted by Kim Law
Publisher & Release: Montlake Romance, April 10, 2018
Time and setting: Present Day, Red Oak Falls
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length: 315 pages
Heat Level: 1 Flame
Rating: 4.5 Gold Crowns
Heather Lindsay loves falling in love—even though her blueprint for romance has failed her time and time (and time) again. But now that she’s signed on to design an outdoor-wedding venue for her friend’s home renovation show, Heather’s found a new focus: her career. Only it’s not long before she’s being distracted—by the hunkiest man who ever swaggered down the streets of Red Oak Falls.
The show’s new ranch manager, Waylon Peterson, a.k.a. Prince Harry in a cowboy hat has every woman swooning. He’s also got a bad-boy rep that’s made him the hottest mess in town. In other words, he’s catnip for Heather, the Texan queen of bad choices. That’s why she’s steering clear—even with Waylon’s charm going full throttle.
Waylon is determined to trade one-night stands for true love, but convincing Heather may be an impossible task. He’s ready to settle down, but can she get past her fear of settling and give love one more shot?
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I always know I’m in for a treat with a new release from Kim Law. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, I eagerly agreed to read and review the second book in her new series, Deep in the Heart.
As with all Ms. Law’s books, the characters are real and flawed, the plot is intriguing and there’s plenty of emotions running high. I immediately became enmeshed in this story and remained engaged until the last page.
Heather’s character is the queen of bad choices in relationships with men. I could feel her pain over her past and could really identify with her character. As a newly separated, soon to be divorced woman many years ago, I too saw the white picket fence and eternal love in every guy who asked me on a date. It’s a hard fall when reality finally hits, and the dream turns into another broken heart yet again. Fortunately, for me and for Heather, our prince does, at last, come along!
Waylon’s character is my kind of hero. While a little rough around the edges which sends off a bad boy image, underneath, he’s a knight in the making. He’s so determined to change his image and gain custody of his adorable daughter. He stole my heart from the first page.
The romance between Heather and Waylon burns hot, and I could see they were perfect for each other from their first encounter. While he had to work really hard to gain her trust, he does not give up.
If you enjoy a romance that will pull on your heartstrings and has you sighing, you will love Softhearted as much as I did. For me, this second book in the series has me eagerly awaiting the next book. Happy reading!