Sorry for my lack of posts lately. I have zero inspiration for posts and this week uni also started again … But today a review on Box of Hearts by Nikki Ashton, since today is the release day of this great story!! It felt like ages since I read a new adult, so diving into this one was absolutely lovely.
Millie is unlucky in love and when her long term relationship ends like a soap opera story line, she takes drastic action. She applies for an overseas job as home school teacher on an American family Ranch and finds herself instantly attracted to Jesse-her boss. As for Jesse, well he doesn’t need her getting in his business and constantly reminding him that he neglects his daughter.
In Jesse Connor’s eyes his life would be simple if it consisted of three things. His ranch, his cattle and his horses. But it doesn’t- for one, there’s his young daughter, Adeline, who is fighting for his love and attention because he’s the only parent she has. Then there is Millie Braithwaite-that damn beautiful English woman.
Millie & Jesse are two broken souls who are both fighting against the inevitable, because they both know that this time their hearts could be shattered beyond repair.
Box of Hearts is the first book in the Connor Ranch series and tells the story of second chance love and the joy and sorrow it can bring.
Let’s just say it straight away, Box of Hearts was not like the other romances I’ve read, and I absolutely loved it! When Millie is still in England, there is a small reference to one of Nikki Ashton’s other books, Roman is Having Sex Again (you can find my review over here) I really like it when books by the same author contain references to each other!
Because you read the book from Millie’s point of view, it starts off with Jesse being a super mysterious man, and most times I can’t handle that at all! I just want to know what a story is up to, really. On the other hand, it’s a romance, so you just know that the man and woman in the story will end up together, right? Luckily, you also get to read chapters from Jesse’s POV, so you get to know what he’s struggling with.
I was a bit confused by the first steamy scene, since it was suddenly there and then … it was over! And all that happened outside of the house where they live, so anyone could’ve seen it! I wasn’t the only one confused, of course, because Jesse and Millie were both confused as well and that leads to the first mini heartbreak.
Millie is not the only one who knows how it feels when a heart breaks. Jesse has lost his wife and now lives with his daughter and his parents on the ranch. This little girl, Abby, is just the most precious little kid ever! She is really smart for her age, but where most children also get rude when they’re smart, Abby doesn’t. And I loved her for that! She really brought life (and a little more heartbreak) to the story.
The whole story I kinda knew what the plottwist was going to be. And I was right. Well, not 100%, so I still was a little surprised when all the secrets got revealed in the end!
After reading two of Nikki Ashton’s novels, I am hooked! I really like her writingstyle and how she gives her twists to the stories so that none of them are you average romances.
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*I received an electronical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*