Throwing Hearts by N.R. Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This started out promising, with the romance building between our heroes, but it went south about half way through. The whole abstaining from sex thing would have been fine if they had a reason that made sense. Both heroes regretted the decision and thought about it often. If they'd discussed the reasons behind the choice, there wouldn't have been a problem.
I found that this book was just too short. Now, I have nothing against this particular length of story, but there were significant scene-setting, description, and character developments missing from the writing that would have nicely filled-out the word count.
The ending was entirely unsatisfactory. Everything felt rushed, as though the author just couldn't wait to be done with writing. Also, (to avoid spoilers...) there's a scene that is just so unnatural and cheesy that really bothered me. There were plenty of ways that the author could have written that scene WITHOUT going full-cheese, and instead, playing it cool and letting things play out naturally.
Overall, I'm not totally sold on this one, but I did like the idea of it. Good effort.
View all my reviews
Award winning historical romance author, wife, and stay-at-home mom of four. Chocoholic, nerd, & bath bomb enthusiast.