Sunday, 3 August 2014

Unforeseen Heartbeat by Maureen Mayer - Second Chances #2 - 4 Stars

Unforeseen Heartbeat by Maureen Mayer
4 Adorable Stars
Blurb - Used… Broken… Confused…

It only took one drunken mistake four years ago for Maddie Harrington to learn that when you fully give yourself over to a man, you should never expect anything in return. Since that night, her views on love have become distorted, believing men would only want her for the pleasure her body could bring them. She in turn finds herself hooking up with random guys, but never keeps them around long enough to see if there could possibly be something more.

That is…until Hunter Bryant enters the picture.

When the handsome pre-med student shows up in the right place at the right time, captivating her with his stormy gaze, she immediately pushes him away, thinking he’s no different than any other guy. The deeper Hunter delves into her life, trying to break through her iron-clad walls, the more she begins to question whether she is truly capable of opening her heart up to another man.

Maddie soon finds herself forced to make a difficult decision, one that will forever change both of their lives. Will she shut Hunter out of her life for good or will she finally open up her heart and allow herself the life she never dreamed she deserved?

Unforeseen Heartbeat is book #2 in the Second Chances series, having read the first book Relinquishing Liberty I was lucky enough to be given a review copy of Unforeseen Heartbeat by the author in exchange for an honest review so here goes...
I will be honest it’s been a while since I  read the first book  in the series and I had to do a quick reread of the end of book #1 to catch up.
Although this book is a standalone I would recommend that you read Relinquishing Liberty firstly because it will help you make more sense of this book, but mainly because it’s a good book lol.
Ok so I’m just gonna put it out there at the start of this book Maddie is a whiny little bitch!!!! I’m sure we are all thinking it but I’m just honest enough to say it!!!. She’s self absorbed and wallowing in her own little pity party and to be honest I didn’t like her at all!!!!
However I’m so glad that after being roofied she does seem to have a personality change for the better and I loved seeing the real, normal Maddie.
I’d forgotten how good the banter is between Maddie & Liberty and in places, the names they called each other were bloody hilarious!!
Now, Hunter, Hunter, Hunter..... SWOON!!!
He is just delicious, he’s protective and alpha as well as in uniform and a trainee doctor find me a women out there whose fantasy that doesn’t cover lol he’s the honest to goodness complete package!!!!
I loved the fact that he wooed Maddie and the sex was a long time coming so that she would know that he wanted to know her and not just sleep with her. Don’t get me wrong I wanted this book to get steamy but how sweet the romance part was just made me go arrrrr.
He left WTF!!!! For at least two chapters I will admit I thought he was scum!!! I’m so glad he redeemed himself!!!
I seriously think Brett needs his own book; he needs to get over Liberty and find his own forever love!!
I’m so  glad that Maddie didn’t spend the whole book hating on Shane, what he did at 18 wasn’t cool but hell it was a long time ago!!!
By the time things got steamy between Maddie & Hunter I think it would be fair to say that the chemistry was cracking between them. It made me chuckle that the author turned the typical on its head and made Maddie the sexual aggressor!!!
I wasn’t expecting the stalker twist and although I won’t say who it is, I had my sneaking suspicions who was responsible.
This book is lovely it’s an old school romance with a twist of action and drama; I loved it and now can’t wait for the third book Bittersweet Catastrophe to be released. This book is a heart-warming 4 stars!!!