An emotional friends to lovers romance full of risky secrets
and late-night lessons in seduction.
Heartland by Sarina Bowen
Book #7 in the True North Series
January 28, 2019
4 Caramel CROWNS
I really enjoyed this book. Dylan is one of Sarina’s steamiest heroes while still maintaining that sweet demeanor I love about her her heroes. The writing as always is great, and the Shipley family is wonderful.
While, Chastity wasn’t my favorite heroine, I still ultimately enjoyed her as a character, and I understood her fears when it came to Dylan.
What the story lacked for me overall is an angsty conflict. It is pretty clear what the conflict will be, and even with the internal conflicts and handfuls of the characters, it was all resolved with any real challenges. I generally like my stories to have a little more oomph.
However, my love of this family, this world, and Sarina Bowen’s writing still made if wonderful and entertaining read. Those bedroom scenes didn’t hurt either. If you a low angst lover, this would be a five star read for you, for sure.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Dylan is my best friend, and the only person in my life who understands me. He doesn’t mind my social awkwardness or my weird history. The only glitch? He doesn’t know that I’ve been hopelessly, desperately in love with him since the first day we picked apples together in his family’s orchard.
But I know better than to confess.
Now that we’re both in college together, I’m seeing a new side of him. College Dylan drinks and has a lot of sex. None of it with me. Until the night I foolishly ask him to tutor me in more than algebra…and he actually says yes.
But the cool morning light shows me how badly I’ve endangered our friendship. And I don’t know if anything will be the same again.
CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE
About Sarina Bowen:
Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.
Her Ivy Years and Brooklyn Bruisers books are hockey romance novels. These two connected series began breaking hearts in 2014 with The Year We Fell Down. See http://www.sarinabowen.com for updates.
HIM and US are the bestselling, hockey LGBT novels co-written with Elle Kennedy. HIM is also a finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award.
For lovers of angsty snowboarders, Sarina also writes the Gravity series, featuring snow sports heroes.
Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, six chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.
She would be honored to connect with you at http://www.sarinabowen.com.