I received this book for free from the PR Agency in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sweet, Sexy Heart by Melissa Foster
Also by this author: Sisters in Love, Lovers At Heart, Destined For Love, Friendship on Fire
Published by World Literary Press on 4th August 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Erotica, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from the PR Agency
For this sweet bookstore owner, avoiding the charms of a famed-football-player-turned-author was supposed to be easy... Funny, sinfully sexy, opposite-attracts romance.
In SWEET, SEXY HEART...Amber Montgomery is perfectly happy with her quiet life. She loves running her bookstore, taking long walks with Reno, her Labrador retriever seizure-response dog, and spending time with her close-knit family. She’s never needed thrills the way some of her sisters have. In an effort to control her epilepsy, she tries to avoid anything that creates too much excitement or stress—including relationships. When Amber hosts a book signing for famed-athlete-turned-author Dash Pennington, he’s everything she’s spent her life avoiding: loud, aggressive, and far too handsome, as proven by the hordes of women who surround him everywhere he goes. Amber can’t ignore the sparks flying between her and Dash, but this is a no-brainer for her: Ignore their chemistry and hold her breath until he leaves town.
Dash Pennington has spent his life running. Running the ball in for a touchdown, running from town to town to appease his public relations reps, and for years, running into the arms of too many women to count. He’s also an expert at protecting—his reputation, his family, and lately, his sanity. But he’s ready to make a change. When he comes to the sleepy little town of Oak Falls, Virginia, and witnesses the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen living the life he craves, she refuses to have anything to do with him. But now that Dash has found the one thing he doesn’t want to run from, he’ll stop at nothing to win her over.
This book is the 8th in the Montgomery and Braden series but each book can be read as a standalone.
We have seen Amber’s siblings fall in love in the previous books in this series while careful Amber has looked on wistfully. Amber is a romantic. She wants the family life but she’s always held herself back a little due to her fear of getting another seizure. Amber is such a sweet girl. It’s clear why the whole town rallies round her in this book. Amber is an easy character to like and root for.
Dash Pennington is a man that’s never had a reason to slow down. Dash is a real hunk but he’s not got that big star ego. He’s a real family guy who knows how to pull out those romantic moments. On more than one occasion I was swooning at Dash’s actions.
Amber’s seizures are written honestly and with dignity. It’s a sensitive subject and Melissa does an excellent job of portraying how it feels to watch someone you love go through this. It was so heartbreaking to read but I think it’s important to shine a light on subjects like this.
This story is full of romance and heartwarming moments as well as some hot bedroom action. I can’t wait for my next dose of Melissa’s work.
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