Title: Guarded Hearts
Series: Love in Sienna Series #3
Author: Laura John
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2020
Amazon Customer – “I’ve been waiting for this story, and it did NOT disappoint!”
SCBookAddict – “If you are looking for a friends-to-lovers romance that has an edge to it, Guarded Hearts is one to try.”
MyBookShelf35 – “Absolutely fantastic. I loved every second of this book. A rollercoaster of every emotion a person can feel is contained within these pages in the most beautiful way.”
Young love. Best friends. Will they find true love in the end?
After Crystal gets pregnant at seventeen, she doesn’t know how she will able to raise her daughter and get out of a horrible living situation. But when she meets a friend who happily takes her in and gives her a chance at a new life, she realizes that things don’t always have to be bad. Crystal’s life hasn’t shown her that the tenderness and love Dustin tries to offer her could be real. Words and actions can be deceiving, so she’s put up walls around her heart that should keep her safe.
Dustin Maxx is a rock star that all the women want, but he isn’t really a player. After he meets Crystal, he notices an immediate connection. The more time they spend together, the more convinced he is that Crystal and her daughter are his. He wants to make something happen, but Crystal’s fears keep pushing him deeper into the friend zone.
Can Dustin get Crystal to drop her guard and let him in? Or will demons of the past come out and keep them apart forever?
***This book contains flashbacks of sexual and child abuse and some scenes may be difficult for some readers.***
Britt’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
Guarded Hearts is a book that packs an emotional punch while showering you with sweetness. My heart literally ached for these characters at times and at others I couldn’t help but saying “awww” out loud. I did everything from cry to swoon while I fell in love with Dustin and Crystal.
Dustin has got to be not only the sweetest, but the most patient and kind heroes out there. He loves Crystal and her daughter unconditionally and endlessly and it shows on every page. Crystal has been through so much trauma in her life that the walls he has to climb to go from her friend to her man were nearly impossibly high. While I genuinely loved these two together and I fully understand why Crystal was the way she was I do have to admit I found myself frustrated with the length of time they spent separated rather than together. Outside of that though this book is filled with so much sweet romance I couldn’t help but love it.
Laura John is a contemporary romance author with a love for music. She lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband, two kids, and one loveable fur-baby. She loves karaoke, makeup, and of course a good glass of wine. She mixes her love of words with her love of music and hopes to transport you into a world you don’t want to leave.