Friday, February 3, 2017

Blog Tour: Review and Excerpt of Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet

Author: Heather Van Fleet
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Date of publication: February 7, 2017

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?

Reckless Hearts is the first in a series about 3 men who band together to raise a baby.  Collin's world changed when the mother of his baby is killed in an accident and he has to leave the military to raise his daughter.  All he needs is his girl and two friends in his life.  What he didn't plan on was falling for his daughter's new nanny.

I thought this was a cute story.  Both Addison and Collin were flawed and had baggage, but that made them more believable.  I loved that Addison was the more wary one of the relationship.  I also appreciated that both characters were given time to get to know each other before the "I love yous". It helped me as a reader get to know them as a couple enough to buy into the romance. I do recommend picking this one up.  It's a quick read and will draw you right in.  I look forward to seeing Gavin and Max get their stories as well. 

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Enjoy this excerpt!

To curb the anxiety brewing hot inside me, I grabbed Addie by the wrist and marched her to the door.
“Hey, watch it.” She clawed at my hand, only making me want to hang on tighter.
“What is your deal, Collin?”
“It’s time for you to go.” I kept hold of her arm, but not as tight, and grabbed her coat, shoving it against her chest.
“What’d I do this time?” She lifted her chin—always lifting her damn chin. Taking pride to a level I wasn’t even capable of most days anymore.
“Nothing.” I let go of her arm, my hands itching to grab her and pull her close.
Instead, I walked to the door and unlatched the lock.
“Oh no. Don’t think so, buddy.” She threw her coat and her hat onto the floor, crossing her arms just under her breasts. “If I’m going to work for you, we need to set some ground rules.”
I tightened my hands into fists, fingernails digging into my palms. One step forward, then two, and she was in front of me, one eyebrow arched. Her curled lips saying I won’t back down. And damn I didn’t want her to. She messed with me, all fire and sass. And it made me fucking hot.
“You are the most ungrateful son of a bitch I’ve ever met in my life, and if you really and truly want me to be your child’s nanny, then you better cut the attitude or else I’m gonna—”
“Stop talking.” Couldn’t help myself. I had to do it. So I grabbed her waist and yanked her to my chest, while clutching the bottom of her shirt with my other hand. Eyes wide and lips parted, I took what I wanted and kissed her. Hard. Unforgivingly. Relentlessly.
And holy shit.
I mean, holy.
That kiss was so much. But it wasn’t enough—never would be enough either. Not until I had her against the wall, touching her anywhere she’d let me touch her. Skin on skin, flesh on flesh. Just once, that’s all I’d ask for. I wasn’t a greedy man, just needy and desperate for the only woman who’d ever mind-fucked me before she actually fucked me.
Fighting against every instinct I had, I used my tongue to explore, only to feel her arms wrap around my neck and her fingers dig into my scalp in response.
With her reaction, my restraint snapped in half.

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About the author:

Contemporary romance author Heather Van Fleet is stay-at-home-mom turned book boyfriend connoisseur. She’s a wife to her high school sweetheart, a mom to three little girls, and in her spare time you can find her with her head buried in her Kindle, guzzling down copious amounts of coffee. Heather was born and raised in Moline, Illinois, where she lives with her wonderful family.

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