Series: True North #7
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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, Sure Shot, Lies and Lullabies, Loverboy, Roommate
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.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: a few
- Trope: friends to lovers
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Chastity was from a cult that abused her. While it isn’t part of this story, it is part of Chastity « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler