Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Heart of Glass by Nicole Jacquelyn

Title: Heart of Glass
Author: Nicole Jacquelyn
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Fostering Love #3
Main Characters: Trevor and Morgan
Release Date: July 2018
Publisher: Forever
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
The next standalone novel from Nicole Jacquelyn about love, friendship, and forgiveness. 

Henry Harris was living his dream as a staff sergeant in the Marines. When he's killed in action, his devastated family is in for one more shock: he had a daughter they never knew about.

Morgan Riley has been raising Etta on her own, and that's always been fine by her - until Henry's brother Trevor arrives on her doorstep, willing to do anything to help and make up for his brother's mistakes. Their attraction feels wrong, but Morgan can't seem to turn him away.

Trevor is suddenly in too deep. He has always wanted a family, but Etta and Morgan come with complications. Yet as Etta brings them closer together, Trevor begins to imagine giving Morgan and Etta the life his brother never could. But he wonders if Morgan will ever learn to trust another man with her heart, especially a man whose last name is Harris.

My Review:
I've enjoyed this entire series by Nicole Jacquelyn and this story was no exception to that. I also really liked where she began the story, although I'm equally surprised by that. There's a prologue in the story that tells exactly what Henry's state of mind was before he was killed in action. That teeny tiny insight was so good to have. I really loved that the author chose to start the book in that unusual point of view. 

Then the real story begins of Trevor and Morgan...both people who have lost Henry, but in different ways. No matter how you look at it, there is no way for their relationship to be easy. Their situation is not easy. But I liked that once Trevor committed, he never questioned if he was making the right decision. He loves Morgan and that's all that matters to him. So many times in this situation, the author might have made a different choice to change the conflict, so I love that she didn't go there. 

A story that begins with a death is never an easy thing to handle, but this book was done really well. Yes, there were moments of  sadness, but I never felt so sad that I needed to cry through the story. It had the perfect levels of emotion, so that the story focused on the possibility, not the loss. 

I really liked that. Morgan has an interesting backstory and there were a couple of gasp out loud moments that I loved in the story. I also really loved how both she and Trevor related to Etta (AND OMG, LOVED her name!!! So sweet).

Overall this was just a really enjoyable read. I liked it a lot and definitely recommend it. 
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest and voluntary review.

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