Title: Reckless Hearts (Reckless Hearts, #1)
Author: Heather Van Fleet
Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca
Expected Release Date: February 7, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook, Paperback
Page Count: 384
Rating: 2- Stars
Three alpha men and a baby.
What could possibly go wrong?
From boot camp to the Iraqi desert, best friends Collin, Max, and Gavin have been through hell and back. But these rugged Marines might need help facing their biggest challenge: raising Collin’s nine-month-old daughter, Chloe.
After the death of his girlfriend in an accident, Collin Montgomery has sworn off serious relationships. His buddies have his back-and convince him it’s okay to cut loose sometimes. Enter the hottest, smartest girl he’s ever met. But what he really needs is a nanny.
Addison Booker needs a job desperately-and fast. She shows up to interview for the nanny position only to find the sexy, cocky man she can’t get out of her head. Collin knows hiring her is a bad idea-they disagree about almost everything-but Addison is so good with little Chloe. And there’s no substitute for chemistry, right?
♦ Personal Thought ♦
Bummer, I so wanted to like this story. The blurb reminds me of the movie 3 Men and A Baby, but here with the added Alpha daddy and uncles, because …former Marines and all. It started okay enough with how the three men juggled their life with baby Chloe and it was pretty adorable.
Alas, the erratic pacing and further revelation of the characters (main and secondary alike) gave me pause. Added one misunderstanding after another and the story just went downhill for me.
Not only that, the heroine – Addison – didn’t endear herself to me; and she was pretty judgemental, too. Not that Collin was any better; in the way he thought one thing but react the other way. Basically he just couldn’t keep his hands off her whenever she’s around. When he tried to stop it, Addison felt slighted then ran away.
And there went the weird interactions (as in: misunderstanding) between Addison and Collin. With me muttering: why the hell nobody say clearly what they actually mean!?!
So yeah, it’s the story of two adults bad at communicating. That they *finally* changed their mind and accept that they can TRY to be civil with one another …gads know why. Not so clear either, and there’s never really the talk to clear the misunderstanding.
Likewise the supposedly close-knit connection the three former Marines had, as the story went they didn’t seem to be THAT close after all. And rather than capable Alpha males, they pictured a frat-boy-like maturity. At least, that wasn’t the vibe I got. Another thing is, most female in this book came across as selfish and like to preach on people (when they obviously not so great themselves). The only good thing for me here were baby Chloe and – say – the first thirty pages of the story. Oh, those who love steamy scenes on page would probably be happy with what offered here.
As this the first entry of Reckless Hearts series, next on the list I predicted either Gavin’s or Max’s story. If their love interests were who I thought they were though, I think I’d just give them pass. Didn’t think I’ve the patience reading them.
Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.