Hearts like Hers – Melissa Brayden Review

Hearts like hersThank you to Net Galley and Boldstroke Books for providing me with an e-ARC copy! All opinions in this review are my own and are honest.

The main reason I requested this was because one of my goals for 2018 was to read more diverse romance books and this features a lesbian romance along with a good sounding plot! I didn’t realise that this was the second book in the Seven Shores series however the this can be read as a standalone as the first book is about Isabel and Taylor’s relationship who are mentioned in this book as Isabel is one of Autumns best friends.

This is probably going to be a very similar review to the review I wrote for Twice in a Lifetime so apologies! Again, this was a simple straight forward read which I blitzed through in a day. It was just a nice, easy read and sometimes that’s exactly what is needed so that isn’t a bad thing

This follows Kate who decides she needs to get away from her small town after being labelled a hero for rescuing 2 kids out of a burning building when she doesn’t think she deserves the title. And then we have Autumn, who is recently out of a long-term relationship where her partner cheated on her and is thinking about starting her family. Kate ends up vacationing in LA where Autumn just so happens to live and work and obviously they end up meeting and a relationship forms.

It was an interesting story-line, but it felt a bit rushed. There was a lot of time-skipping and glancing over things which made things a bit confusing sometimes when one minute they were gong for dinner and then the next paragraph was a day or a week later. This could have benefited with a slight more fleshing out as this was only 232 pages so adding a bit more to clarify between time points slightly better. But other than that, I really enjoyed the plot; I really liked the inclusion of being a modern woman and wanting children when you don’t have a partner and therefore having to go through it alone. And there was also the issue with Kate and the kids she rescued and the possibility of adopting them. I felt it was all handled really well.

I didn’t feel like I missed anything from not reading book in this series; each of the characters mentioned are fleshed out in this book so we found out plenty about Autumn and Kate and also the side characters. We also got a great run down on the different staff who ended up working at Autumns coffee shop and they didn’t feel like they’d been randomly chucked in either as an extra part of the story.

I really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a nice, easy quick read to fly through which involves a lesbian romance. It was a great introduction into f/f romance along with Twice in a lifetime.

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