Hometown Heartbreaker – book review


Hometown Heartbreaker
Maisey Yates
Release Date:  February 1, 2016
Publisher: HQN Books
Contemporary Romance M/F
Book #3.5 of the Copper Ridge series
Number of Pages:  94
Kindle Edition
Source:  borrowed from MCL
Rating:  NC-17
Read 2/23/17

Maisey Yates has a knack of telling the saddest stories with so much hope.  I have mentioned before that I’m not always impressed with .5 books.  The little novellas and short stories authors sometimes insert into their series.  They often fall flat or seem too rushed.  Or, even worse, tell a side story of a beloved character and change that character’s personality.  But sometimes they are perfect.  Sometimes these little stories are beautiful and lovely.  This story is one of the good ones.  This story is amazing.

At fewer than 100 pages, the narrative of Casey and Aiden had to move fast.  Yet even with the fast pace nothing felt rushed to me.  In the beginning you know there is something broken inside of Casey.  As the story goes along you see that Aiden is not intact either.  Somehow, these two broken souls start to mend each other.  They teach each other so much about themselves and life in a short amount of time. It’s a good thing it’s a short story since I couldn’t put it down.

Fair warning, low page count does NOT mean light read.  The issues Aiden and Casey deal with and getting to the root of the way they view themselves is not a pretty road.  It will tear your heart out.  But rest assured, the story will also give you back your heart and then some by the end.

5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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