Series: The Heartbreakers #2
Author: Evan Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Jill Swanson has loved Nico Bianchi since she was eighteen, but how much heartbreak can one woman take before she’s utterly broken?
After a tough year and half Jill’s main focus is on raising her infant daughter and doing the best that she can with her situation. When a call from Nico’s mother sends Jill and her daughter to Perugia, Umbria. Jill’s faced with the one man that shattered her heart and left her a changed woman.
She didn’t expect to still have feelings for him but now her main focus was being there for his mom and letting him get to know his child.
Nico Bianchi spent ten years sabotaging his own happiness out of fear that history would have a way of repeating itself.
Now sober and healthier than ever he’s ready to fight for his family. But just when he’s finally gotten through to Jill, ghosts from the past reappear and test his sobriety, threatening to ruin his new life. If he sabotages things again he knows, he will lose his family for good this time.
Are soul-mates destined to be together?
Jill wants more than anything to believe that she and her daughter are finally going to get their happily ever after. But with Nico’s past coming back to haunt him, she come face to face with the reality that no matter how strong her love is for him, it might not be strong enough…and she may just lose him forever.
Will Nico finally rid himself of the demons that haunt him once and for all?
Or will Jill have to walk away to protect herself…and their child?
After what I saw of Nico in Gabe I was excited to see where his story would take him and even more excited when I saw the blog tour sign up offering ARCs. This book surprised me by taking a different line to what I expected, but it was enjoyable.
Nico was a much sweeter read than I expected. That's not a bad thing, but I was expecting to watch more of his recovery and see his growth as he battled his addiction. It wasn't the case with Nico, and the author left the entire recovery process out. I can understand why and it made the book a much lighter read, yet I would have liked to see more of his struggles so I could root for him.
Saying that, Nico was a surprisingly likeable character. I could sympathise with both him and Jill and did think there was a rekindled type of chemistry. Once again, I would have liked him to work harder for forgiveness, but that didn't stop it feeling believable.
Although I'm not usually a fan of kids in books, Nicola was okay. I liked the way Nico interacted with her, but it hasn't changed my mind on the kids side of things. The author wrote it in a more realistic way which was good since it didn't sugarcoat parenthood.
One other thing I liked was the Italian roots. Coming from an Italian family I liked the authenticity of the whole unit.
Overall a good read. It wasn't what I was expecting, but nonetheless enjoyable.
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.