Uprooted by Amanda Heger
When an inheritance forces Natalie Green back to her hometown, she finds herself knee-deep in family heirlooms and unwanted memories. And some of those memories involve landscaper Chris Hennessy—the guy whose virginity she took all those years ago. As the two begin rekindling an old flame, Natalie realizes her entire life is about to be UPROOTED.
I liked this one for the most part. Because it was the first it did have the job of setting up the town and side characters so I will say that Amanda Heger did a great job with that without making it feel like a waste of pages in an already short book. I really liked Chris because he’s just your average joe and most importantly he understands Natalie and what makes her tick. He was great at taking care of her without making it seem smothering. In such a short story I like to know the details a little faster so the mystery around the “accident” and why Natalie is worried about everyone in her hometown hating her could have been revealed a little sooner for my tastes.
Themes: Blue Collar, Overcoming Trauma, Second Chances
Revved by Harper St. George
When lawyer Rachel Cambridge’s life falls apart, she should be heartbroken. So why can’t she drag her thoughts from the bad boy she walked away from years earlier? Sexy mechanic Sage Hennessy isn’t interested in forgiveness, but he won’t say no to a night in his bed. Will it be enough, or will Rachel get back the one man who’s ever REVVED her engine?
I liked both Rachel and Sage even though we didn’t have much time with them. They were both mature adults who wanted to make amends. I also really liked that Sage didn’t cave right away when Rachel approached him about getting back together. He was very badly hurt by how Rachel broke up with him and it came across as more genuine that he would take his time with that decision. This one was just so short and the ending rushed up on me. I looked in the table of contents to see where I was at and realized I was in the last chapter. The majority of the story is them deciding if they should get back together. The story just felt liked it wasn’t finished.
Themes: Blue Collar, Lawyer, Second Chances
Nailed by Tara Wyatt
Cynical sports journalist Charlie Grant isn’t looking for love, especially not with smartass carpenter Adam Hennessy. But when Charlie hires Adam to rebuild her deck, she can’t seem to keep her hands to herself. When smoking hot sex turns into something more, she’s worried she might get NAILED.
This was my favorite of the three stories because I felt like I could relate more to the characters. I’ve liked all the Hennessy guys and Adam is no exception. He’s a carpenter and a bit rough around the edges but a great guy. I liked that he owned up to his mistake and wanted a real chance with Charlie. Charlie came across as very real; she’s tough but vulnerable, likes sports, hates cleaning and cooking. She’s a nice change from overly feminine heroines.
Themes: Blue Collar, Journalists
Nothing can keep a Hennessy from what he wants, even if it means getting dirty… And these men are good with their hands.
Published on August 16, 2016