After teacher and artist Rita Morley arrives in Houston from England for her art exhibition she’s so jet-lagged, she dives into a limo. Out climbs the man of her dreams – developer Daniel McCord. He’s also, as her best friend’s brother, off-limits, until he makes it clear that he shares the attraction that has always burned between them. They both agree to a vacation fling – one week of sexual bliss. Only Daniel asks her to stay longer, and things turn serious until Rita learns he plans to demolish the building holding her art exhibition. Suddenly the lovers find themselves on opposite sides of the fight.
For Daniel McCord, work has always come first over friends and family and fun until he meets Rita. The sexy and sassy English painter makes his night burn with passion and his days full of stolen moments and joy. He can’t imagine his life without her, but he’s not convinced he can build a life with her. They have different goals and values. Then Daniel’s world is rocked when he discovers he has two brothers he’s never met. He needs Rita in a way he could never have anticipated.
If he can’t convince her to stay, Daniel will lose Rita for good.
Title: Colliding Hearts
Series: Hearts on Fire #3
Author: L M Connolly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 19, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
COLLIDING HEARTS is the third story in the Hearts on Fire series. Although it “could” be read on its own, if you have or can start from the beginning of the series you’ll get an overall better look at the dynamics between these brothers and the ladies who calm their hearts.
Daniel and Rita start off at odds with each other but that flash of attraction sizzles between them from the start. Unfortunately, that sizzle is going to have to deal with reality as Rita discovers Daniel’s plans, and Daniel deals with emotions that he’s more accustomed to burying deep and not acknowledging that it’s possible for him to care about a woman that strongly again.
I liked this couple. In many ways, they appear opposites, yet at their core are hard-working people who believe in their dreams with the determination to get what they want – even if that puts them on different sides at times. Toss in some sexy times, brothers unknown, a friend dealing with a life-threatening situation, and falling hard when that wasn’t supposed to be part of the plan and you’ll find a delightful romance that will keep you flipping pages.
I’ve enjoyed this series, ties between people who have no clue at the time what they will eventually become in the bigger picture of life. If you enjoy a good love story, some sexy moments, and watching two people fall in love when that was the last thing they expected – then you’ll want to pick up COLLIDING HEARTS.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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