Heartland by Sarina Bowen


Posted January 27, 2020 in review Tags:

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Pages: 329
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Series: True North #7
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Vermont
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Bittersweet, Speakeasy, Fireworks
Also by this author: Us, Bittersweet, Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Speakeasy, Fireworks, Overnight Sensation, Superfan, Moonlighter, Man Cuffed
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An emotional friends to lovers romance full of risky secrets and late-night lessons in seduction.

Dylan is my best friend, and the only person in my life who understands me. He doesn’t mind my social awkwardness or my weird history. The only glitch? He doesn’t know that I’ve been hopelessly, desperately in love with him since the first day we picked apples together in his family’s orchard.
But I know better than to confess.
Now that we’re both in college together, I’m seeing a new side of him. College Dylan drinks and has a lot of sex. None of it with me.
Until the night I foolishly ask him to tutor me in more than algebra…and he actually says yes.
But the cool morning light shows me how badly I’ve endangered our friendship. And I don’t know if anything will be the same again.

Head back to Vermont in Heartland by Sarina Bowen! This friends to lovers story will hit you in the feels for sure. First, I love characters who escape from a cult. Chastity is one of those characters and I loved her. She is awkward and unsure about the world around her.

Dylan is clueless about Chastity’s feelings. He is also kind of a manwhore who has horrible taste. But, he is sweet to Chastity. They start this caramel business together and they spend a lot of time together. The romance is slow burn; I think this was perfect for their story! Dylan needed some time to mature a bit from a narcissistic person to one who was honest and real with his feelings. Dylan has to tread carefully with Chastity due to her past. My heart hurt for Chastity at times because she wanted Dylan so badly and he was kind of oblivious. Also, Kaitlyn is a horrible person. However, I do know that girls like her exist at college and they seem to get self affirmation from tearing others down. I loved Chastity so much I wanted to throat punch Kaitlyn. Repeatedly.

If you like the slow burn of a friends to lovers romance, Heartland will be your catnip! Bowen writes such wonderful characters that you feel they are your friends. I love this series and each story brings you something special.

 

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Sink or Swim by Tessa Bailey, The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson, Call Her Mine by Melissa Foster…then you will probably like Heartland!

 

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About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US.

NEW IN 2016: Two New Series!

Sarina has begun a new Vermont contemporary romance series, True North. She's also unrolled new hockey novels from Penguin Berkley including Rookie Move.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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2 responses to “Heartland by Sarina Bowen

  1. I LOVE these tropes and I love this Vermont setting that Sarina Bowen has placed into these books. I can’t wait to pick up this book. She is just fabulous right?

    Great review love.

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