*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Kate Spivey has found herself spending the summer working at the famous Willoughby Inn owned by her aunt, it's, not her decision, she doesn’t have a great relationship with her parents, and if she wants to please them, and rebuild their trust due to her behavior during her last school year she has no choice, so was hoping for a new start, with new people.
One of those people just happens to be Reed Black. Reed comes to Kate rescues on the first night she arrives in town. Kate has been told by her aunt to stay away from him due to his reputation as the local womanizer. Kate knows Reed is someone who maybe she should avoid. She can’t and soon discovers there is more to Reed than he lets other believe.
“The dark parts of him sang to the darker parts of me”
“One minute he was all bad boy, and the next he was like this, tentative and uncertain. "
The storyline; told from Kate’s POV was a quick, easy cute read. It wasn’t too high on the drama and angst. I loved reading the side story about the heartbreaking love story behind what make Willoughby Inn famous that was entwined with Kate and Reeds story.
I liked Kate and Reed although I found Kate a little frustrating at times, she needs to stand up more for herself at times, but I was glad to see that change in her as the story progress and fight for what she wanted. Reed was great there was so much more to him, and so not your typical bad boy, and I really couldn’t understand why people didn’t like him. Reed has his own heartbreak in the past, which has stopped him looking for love until he meets Kate
"Reputations are built on kernels of truth. People might change, but in a town like this, reputations don’t."
Kate and Reed are sweet together, and I could see why they connected, as they both want move on from their past. Loved the spark, sexual tension and chemistry they had. Both wanted more than just friendship especially Kate, but Reed was hesitant at times, and gives off mix signals, but is understandable when you know his story. I would have liked Reed’ s POV as I think that would have added to the story.
“You live in a town like this as long as I have, and ghost of the past hunt you no matter where you go”
Overall I enjoyed this book, and whilst I liked the ending I found it wasn’t as dramatic as I was expecting, the build up was there, but it fell a little flat for me. I liked the secondary characters such as Sam, and Millie and I wonder if they will be getting their own book, as I would like to know more about them.
Where My Heart Breaks, was an enjoyable read, about finding yourself, and letting go of your past.
Ivy Sinclair cut her romance teeth on classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, and Sabrina. She is a firm believer in true love, a happily ever after ending, and the medicinal use of chocolate to cure any ailment of the heart. Ivy's guilty pleasures include sushi, endless Starbucks lattes, and wine. Readers of Ivy's stories can expect smoldering sweet stories of romance that tug at the heartstrings.
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