Series: Hashtag #6
Genres: New Adult
Also in this series: #Selfie
Also by this author: #Selfie, #Poser, #Nerd, Avalanche , Wet, Wingspan
Lovers Gonna Love… Family isn’t always defined by blood. Sometimes family is born of love… Loyalty… And choice. Sometimes the bond that comes from someone having your back through the shittiest of times is stronger than anything you get from genetics. And sometimes you find that piece of your soul you didn’t even know was missing. I’m a lucky guy like that. I found a love that will never fade. I found a group of people who aren’t just my friends. They’ve become my family. There’s only one place to go from here. I’m gonna bind myself to Rimmel in every possible way. I’m gonna bring our family even closer together. The past has taught me it won’t be easy. Especially when faced with repercussions from a night that ended in death. But that’s okay. Family doesn’t quit each other. Love like ours never dies. Happily ever after isn’t just for storybooks.
*this is the final book in the Hashtag Series. It is not a standalone novel*
What is there to say about #Heart?Swoon….This is everything you expect from the finale of this series. Zach still managed to haunt them from the grave, Missy is still a #bitch, and there is a wedding. Really, saying any more would spoil not just the book but the series so I will just say that you get the HEA you want for them and more.
POV: Alternating (Braeden, Ivy, Romeo, and Rimmel)
Tears: Yes, but not as many as I expected…
Trope: nerd girl, football player, superstar, alpha male
Triggers: Mentions of previous rape
HEA: View Spoiler »Yes « Hide Spoiler
Fallen Crest High by Tijan, The Hook Up and The Friend Zone by Kristin Callihan, Rule (and the rest of the Marked Men Series) by Jay Crownover then you will probably like #Heart and the entire Hashtag series!
This is a playlist I created for the hashtag series, not just #Heart! Enjoy!
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.
Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).
Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.
Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.
You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com.
From #Heart by Cambria Hebert:
Braeden and Ivy
“Blondie,” I said, a little firmer this time and peeled her off my chest. “What’s the matter with you?”
Her lower lip stuck out in a pout and then wobbled.
It wrecked me.
The vulnerability she was projecting fucking took me down.
She reached for me again and I let her in, drawing her close and allowing her to burrow in as close to me as she could.
I rocked us both back and forth, a slight movement, but a comforting one. Clearly she needed comfort. Maybe that’s the reason Rim had been driving.
“Did something happen today?” I asked, hoarse.
Whose ass do I need to beat? The possessive bastard in me demanded.
“Promise me something,” she said suddenly, pulling back and blinking the snow from her face.
Her eyes cleared and she shook her head. “No. No promises. Just tell me I’ll never lose you.”
Relief filled my limbs and made them heavy. I wanted to laugh.
I must have smiled because she scowled. “Why is that funny?”
“It’s not funny. It’s just the easiest promise I will ever make.”
“It’s not easy. It won’t be.”
What the fuck was she talking about?
“Ivy.” A hard note creeped into my tone. “Listen to me and listen good.”
Her eyes bounced between mine, like she was searching for something… but I didn’t know what. I’d give it to her, fuck I’d give her anything if I only knew what it was she needed.
“You listening?” I demanded.
Really, I was stalling for time.
I had to pull out some words right now. We all know how very little I liked words.
“I don’t know what’s gotten into that beautiful head of yours today and honestly it doesn’t really matter. Not for this. I’m not going anywhere. Never. Hell, I should be the one asking you to make that promise.”
She snorted. Clearly she’d spent the afternoon with my sister.
“Its ridiculous, right?” I asked.
She nodded, but then I saw the doubt creep into her eyes.
I took her face in my hands, noting how cold her skin felt. “It’s just as easy for me to make that promise as it is for you. You have to trust me, baby. You have to trust that I mean it when I say I’m yours and it’s not going to change.”
Why, why was she suddenly being so… so… chick-like?
Hell, we made it through Missy, our mutual attempt to push each other away, rape, Zach… the list went on. Why was she suddenly needing to hear that I wasn’t going to leave her?
“I trust you,” there was no doubt in her voice. “More than anyone.”
It didn’t really matter. The reason. If she needed to hear it then I’d say it.
I tucked her into my side to shelter her from the cold and turned us toward the house. “Come on, Blondie, you’re sexy ass is gonna freeze.”
Inside the garage we passed the Hellcat and Ivy looked up. “I’m sorry, you totally don’t need my emotional baggage right now. Today isn’t about me. It’s about you and I’m dying to know how the meeting went with Anthony.”
I hit the button on the wall so the door could lower. As it moved, the garage dimmed with the lost sunlight. I stopped short of opening the door leading into the house and leaned back against the wood.
She fit between my legs perfectly and I clutched the lapels of her red coat and tugged her close. “My very existence is about you, baby. Everything else is just details.”
Her face softened. “I think that might be my favorite thing you’ve ever said. Besides of course I love you.”
Words for the win!
“Give me some sugar,” I ordered.
She obliged and kissed me.
Hey everyone!! I am so thrilled to have yall here! (In case you didn’t know it, you are kind of a big deal!). So, my first question is for Rimmel!
Rimmel, you are seriously one of my favorite people in the world. As a #nerd myself, I really look up to you. So, what advice would you give to other fellow nerds out there who are struggling with life?
Romeo: She’s my favorite person in the world too. But she isn’t a #nerd.
Braeden: I thought I was your favorite person, Rome. I feel hurt. And my sis is kinda a #nerd.
[bctt tweet=”I thought I was your favorite person, Rome. I feel hurt. -Braeden”]
Ivy: *Rolls eyes*
Rimmel: *Snorts* Thank you very much. You’re very sweet. I would tell anyone who is struggling with life to just be themselves. Fighting against yourself only makes things harder. Trust yourself and be your true self, everything will fall into place around you.
Romeo: You’re smart, baby.
Next question is for Ivy! Have you picked a major yet? Plan on making some makeup/clothes tutorials for those of us who are super challenged in this are?? (Please, God help me! I have no fashion sense and no idea what to do with makeup!)
Rimmel: Well maybe we are twins in another life because you pretty much just described me. I only look good because Ivy makes me look good.
Braeden: Ivy knows her way around a hairbrush.
Ivy: Thanks! I have picked a major… but I’m pretty sure Cambria wants you to find out what that is in #Heart. As for the tutorials, Yes of course I plan on making some!! They are so fun and I love clothes. It gives me a chance to buy more!
Ok, guys, I didn’t forget about you! Romeo, is playing pro football everything you thought it would be? What’s the toughest part? The easiest part?
Braeden: Like you could forget about us.
Romeo: *grins widely* Did I mention you look good today? No? You do. Being a Pro football player is more than I thought it would be. I love my job and I’m fucking grateful to be doing it.
Rimmel: Don’t cuss during interviews!
Romeo: *grimaces* The hardest part about being Pro is the traveling around and not seeing my family every day. My bed gets awfully cold without Rim in it. The easiest part is being on the field. Playing football is like breathing for me.
Braeden, have you hired an agent? Any leads on teams that might want you? (You know, like the Knights so we could have yall back together again!?!?!)
Braeden: *grins* Hells yeah, I might have something going on. But again, Cam might get on my ass if I tell you. As for an agent… sure I got one. Rome’s dad is my go to and the one I trust the most with my career.
All right, now that the basics are out of the way, its time for the real questions! Romeo, what is your favorite thing about Rimmel?
Romeo: Just one thing? *smiles* I love that she loves me.
Rimmel: *snorts* You’re so lame.
Romeo: It’s true I do love it. I also love how big her heart is and how innocent she is even though life has been kinda rough at times.
Braeden, what is your favorite thing about Ivy?
Ivy: *Gasps and smacks him in the arm* That’s terrible!
Braeden: Ow, woman! I was gonna say I don’t have a favorite thing because everything about her is my favorite.
Ivy: *Lays her head on his shoulder and smiles* You’re forgiven.
Braeden: I kinda like the way her hair always brushes across my arm when its straight and smooth. I like the way it feels against my bare skin.
Romeo: Dude. Did you just admit that out loud?
Braeden: *Gives Romeo the finger*
Rimmel, what is your favorite course in college?
Rimmel: Animal Science. I like learning everything I can about animals.
Ivy, who is your favorite designer? Favorite make up brand?
Ivy: Asking a girl that is like asking an alcoholic what their favorite alcohol is! But some of my favorites for make-up is MakeUp Geek, MAC, and Benefit Cosmetics
Some of my favorite designers are mostly small Indie designers that aren’t huge yet, but will be some day. More well-known brands I like are: Calvin Klein, Prada, Givenchy and Vera Wang.
Now its time for the lightning round! Everybody has to answer each question!!
Rimmel: French Fries
Romeo: Pot Roast and Cheesecake
Ivy: Pink, of course.
Braeden: Used to be green, but now its blue cause of Ivy’s eyes.
Favorite TV show
Romeo: Sports Channel
Ivy: Project Runway
Braeden: Sports Channel
Rimmel: “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
Romeo: “Rollin” Limp Bizkit
Ivy: “Fancy” by Iggy Azaela
Braeden: “You gotta fight for your right to party” -Beastie Boys
Favorite place to visit
Rimmel: Anywhere with Romeo
Romeo: *smiles* What she said
Ivy: My parents in North Carolina
Braeden: The beach
Rimmel: Pride and Prejudice
Romeo: My football playbook?
Ivy: Do magazines count? I like fashion ones
Braeden: *laughs* I don’t read. I watch the movie versions.
Rimmel: Being at the shelter with the animals
Ivy: doing make-up
Braeden: playing football unless having sex is an answer.
Braeden: What? You know it’s your favorite too.
Romeo: Yeah, sex.
Coke or Pepsi?
Rimmel: Apple Cider
Morning person or night owl?
Rimmel: Morning person, I’m always the first one up.
Romeo: *nods* She is. Then me, I train every morning so, Morning person
Ivy: Night owl
Braeden: Mornings are evil
Summer or Winter?
Ok, now the question that we all are dying to know! It has been told to us that Romeo and Rim are getting married. Braeden, Ivy, is there anything yall want to share? Braeden, do you plan to do a big proposal or something quiet? Ivy, what are your thoughts on the matter?
Romeo: *puts arm around Rimmel and kisses her head*
Braeden: Way to put a guy on the spot! Marriage? Ummmm….
Ivy: I think B and I are very happy just as we are right now.
Braeden: *lets out a breath* We definitely are.
Ivy: It’s hard to say what the future holds for us. But I think whatever it does, we’ll be together. *Looks at Braeden* Do you think so?
Braeden: *grabs Ivy’s hand* I know so. And you just never know what I might do when I get my hands on a ring…
Thanks for chatting with us! Yall are some of my favorite people and I have enjoyed chatting with you. Can’t wait to read your finale (but I will be sad to see yall go!).
Romeo: We aren’t going anywhere. We’ll still be here living happily ever after. Come visit us anytime.