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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

ARC Review! Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet

Between boot camp and two TOD’s in Iraq, my buddies Max, Gavin and me have been through some serious hell. So the last thing I ever expected was to find the biggest challenge of my life back home.

My girlfriend died. I couldn’t even attend her funeral, let alone tell her goodbye or that I’m sorry I wasn’t there like I should’ve been.

But she left me a gift. The best and scariest one I could’ve ever asked for. One I didn’t think I could handle…until the day I saw her tiny blues looking up at me in that airport. Chloe.

Now here I am, raising my baby girl—with the help of my two best friends. Things couldn’t be better. Until she walked into my life.

All I wanted was a nanny. Someone to take care of my girl when I couldn’t. What I didn’t count on was Addison, the brown-eyed temptress with a body of sin, and everything I didn’t need, but suddenly wanted.
Occasionally, I think I am the only one.  Everyone but me loves something, and I am the one standing there wondering what I missed.

In this case, the only character I found tolerable was Chloe.  The 8 month old baby.

Collin was a jerk.  Max and Gavin, complete jerks as well.

Addison, well, she was a whiny doormat...except when she was yelling, making scathing comments to all of the guys, or telling them how terrible they were...before whining about something else.

The first meeting of Collin and Addison goes horribly.  They both hate one another, they are both terrible to the other...yet, it is somehow his fault.

And, this goes on through the whole book.  It has been a while since I have read something in which I disliked the characters as much as I disliked this bunch.  They were jerks.  Terrible to one another, at turns terrible to Addison, who was awful to them right back.  None of them seemed to have any idea how to treat another human being, and I got really tired, rerally quickly, of the scenes with any of the characters but the baby.  Which, I guess makes sense, as Chloe really seemed to be the main character of the story.

I am not really able to say much about the pacing of the story, as I was so actively involved in disliking all of them that I really didn't care.  I am not actually sure why I finished this one, I guess I was hoping for the silver lining, for something to happen that made me think the lot of them weren't all that bad.  It never happened.

I am not really sure what I missed, honestly.  There was no chemistry, I wanted absolutely nothing to do with any of the characters.  I am not sure how there are 4 and 5 stars for this one.  I can't remember the last time I reacted this strongly with a dislike of a character, and I am guessing it was me, as plenty of other people liked this book.

I do not recommend this book.

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