Review: Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet

May Contain Spoilers

Review by Poo Penny


How do books with male leads who don’t speak in compete sentences get such high reviews and ratings? I will never understand this. Yes, muscles and looks will get you some attraction, but I prefer some wit and some intelligence to go along with those looks.

The only character that didn’t irritate the hell out of me was Chloe, the baby. Go figure. Maybe because it’s okay for a baby to not speak in complete sentences. It always feels odd to me to read about sex and dating, but have the dialogue and setting feel like it is written for children or high schoolers. I don’t need to feel like a creep while reading.

For example, they dry hump each other, like high schoolers! What the crap! I am sorry. If I was at a guys’ house, trying to get a job as a nanny, and he started kissing me, and I was attracted to him, and he started dry humping me, saying “Wanna make you feel good,” I would laugh at him. That would be the end of making me feel good. You know what makes me feel good, when men use complete sentences. UGH! Frustrating. Collin speaks like this the whole part of the book I read. It was so irritating. Gonna take you out. Wanna do this. Wanna do that. Okay… How about you add an I and you in there somewhere. I wanna take you out is a slight improvement.

I had to DNF at 50% when Addison walked in on Colin whacking it in the shower. I did not like him at all, and she is just too passive. Get some confidence people. And use complete sentences. At least I never find out if there was or wasn’t condom use.

Grade: DNF

Review copy provided by publisher

About the book:

Between boot camp and two TOD’s in Iraq, my buddies Max, Gavin and me have been through some serious hell. So the last thing I ever expected was to find the biggest challenge of my life back home.
My girlfriend died. I couldn’t even attend her funeral, let alone tell her goodbye or that I’m sorry I wasn’t there like I should’ve been.
But she left me a gift. The best and scariest one I could’ve ever asked for. One I didn’t think I could handle…until the day I saw her tiny blues looking up at me in that airport. Chloe.
Now here I am, raising my baby girl—with the help of my two best friends. Things couldn’t be better. Until she walked into my life.
All I wanted was a nanny. Someone to take care of my girl when I couldn’t. What I didn’t count on was Addison, the brown-eyed temptress with a body of sin, and everything I didn’t need, but suddenly wanted.