Review of ‘A Heart to Trust’ by A.L. Brooks
This was a cute wlw slow burn romance book. Brooks is a very consistent author for me. I think out of the nine or so books I have read by her, seven have been 3.5-star ratings. What broke that mold, which is also my favorite book by Brooks, was her superhero book ‘Never Too Late for Heroes’ which also came out in 2020. While I didn’t like this new book as much, it still easily made that consistent 3.5-star rating that I’ve come to depend on from Brooks.
The best way to explain this would be a slow-burn, office romance. This is a very sweet, low angst read. But, low angst doesn’t mean low or no conflict. This is a story about people fighting to keep a job so there is plenty of conflict that surrounds the workplace. I was happy about that since that was the main part that really caught my attention and kept me turning the pages. I’ve been trying to read this book over the past three days, but half of my mind had been on the US election the whole time. Reading has not been easy but the main thing that kept me coming back to this book was the “workplace” part of the workplace romance.
Let’s get to the romance part next. This is the part I found to be less successful. Again, it was perfectly nice and even pretty sweet at times, but it didn’t have the ‘spark’ I was hoping for. I was so into all of the office drama that I almost forgot this was supposed to be a romance. It’s slow-burn and when you understand the characters more, slow-burn makes perfect sense. And because of the circumstances the characters are going through, it took a long time before even a date happened. The problem is I felt like this was more of an office crush story and to be honest, I thought the crush came a bit out of nowhere too. This potential couple felt more like they could be great friends since they didn’t have that super strong chemistry that I always hope to see and feel in every romance book I read.
Overall, I liked this but it was missing some spark for me. The office parts are well done and kept me reading, but I felt more friendship than sizzle. I would still recommend this to romance fans that want something low angst, but that still has a decent pace and enough conflict to be interesting. If you are new to Brooks I would recommend her ‘Never Too Late for Heroes’ book. 3.50 Stars.
A copy was given to me for an honest review.
A Heart to Trust
This was a cute wlw slow burn romance book. Brooks is a very consistent author for me. I think out of the nine or so books I have read by her, seven have been 3.5-star ratings. What broke that mold, which is also my favorite book by Brooks, was her superhero book 'Never Too Late for Heroes' which also came out in 2020. While I didn’t like this new book as much, it still easily made that consistent 3.5-star rating that I’ve come to depend on from Brooks.
URL: 3.5 stars, Slow-burn romance, Workplace romance
Author: A.L. Brooks