This is the second book of the ‘Seven shores’ series which follows the lives of four friends living in a condo in LA. The first book, ‘Eyes like those’ focused on Isabel and presented the rest of the characters. This book succeeds in shaping their personalities better. There’s no denial that Ms. Brayden is one of the top lesfic authors. Her ‘Soho loft’ series was highly acclaimed for its entertaining, witty and romantic portrayal of love and friendship and one of my favourites. In my opinion, the ‘Seven shores’ series hasn’t reached that level yet.
The plot revolves around Autumn Primm, owner of the ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ coffee shop and her relationship with Kate Carpenter, an out of town firefighter who’s escaping from a traumatic experience in her past. There’s almost instant chemistry but will their budding relationship be as fleeting as Kate’s stay in LA?
‘Hearts like hers’ have all the ingredients that readers can expect from Ms. Brayden: witty dialogues, heartfelt relationships, hot chemistry and passionate romance. I would have given it a straight 5 star rating if it wasn’t for some plot twists that dampened the romance a bit. Despite that, it’s a very enjoyable and entertaining book which I highly recommend.
Overall, another enjoyable book by Melissa Brayden. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.
ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.