Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Blog Tour & Review ~ Heartbeats by Sarah O'Rourke

Book Description:

He’ll fight her every step of the way. She’s fighting because there is no other way to keep him alive.

Legendary FBI profiler Matteo Cassano gives the orders. He is not accustomed at all to following them. The control-freak legend of the FBI could have any woman he wants, and often had in the past. But when he meets the amazing, younger Brenna Langley, he might have finally found the woman that could change his entire life.

Brenna Lagley is professional, focused, and determined to move ahead in her career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Having tried a few failed relationships, she had decided that romance would not be in the cards for her. That was, until Matt Cassano enters her orbit and she finds herself on a secret, covert mission to save the great man from himself. 

But what happens when these two determined personalities clash and the change is more than either one of them bargained for? And when Matt’s health becomes an issue, can the fledgling relationship survive? 

STANDALONE. HEA. Romantica erotica.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“For the first time in my life, I can feel my heart beating.  And it’s beating for us."

This is my first read by Sarah O’Rourke and as well as delivering a cute romance this book had me chuckling as they expertly nailed the hilarious shenanigans only an oestrogen filled Italian family could bring. This book caught my eye because of my favourite TV programme, Criminal Minds. Both our hero and heroine are criminal profilers and I had visions of long loved characters at the BAU coming to life in words. While this book only touches on their careers, I was more than satisfied, but this story is more about the romance between Matteo Cassano and Brenna Langley and what a smile inducing one it was.

This is a whirl wind romance and moves at warp speed, but these two have known each other a long time and have lusted over each other from afar for a while. So, for those that are not a fan of instalove please bear that in mind.

Brenna is in her mid-twenties and has been admiring her older colleague, Matteo for quite some time. Even though Brenna is a strong woman, when it comes to her love life she is a lot more reserved. When Brenna comes across a piece of information pertaining to Matteo that has her all worried about his welfare, operation subterfuge comes into play as she tries in vain to help her languishing colleague, with hilarious at times results.

“Hell hath no fury like three Cassano sisters who have been misinformed.”

With Mama Cassano and three “Spawn” sisters the oestrogen levels in the Cassano family is at an all-time high and being the oldest and the only male in the family the females in the Cassano’s have Matteo wrapped around their little fingers and there is nothing that this Italian man wouldn’t do for any of them. Much to Matteo’s dismay though, it cuts both ways and these Italian women are just as forthright and bossy when it comes to their son and brother.

“And hell hath no fury like the three Cassano sisters who were just following their Mama's orders.”

Matteo doesn’t have a great track record with women and with his job and his other career as an author there is not much time in his hectic life for the opposite sex. However, Brenna Langley may just be the exception to the rule, if Matteo can get his head out his back side to realise. With the rest of the Cassano’s firmly on Brenna’s side though, Matteo does not stand a chance, not that he wants to.

"I want the fairytale, Matteo. I never realized that I did until now."

I had tears of laughter reading this one, these Italian women are funny as hell as individuals and hilarious as a collective. The passion and love in the Cassano family is the crux that holds them together and anyone reading would be envious of the connection that this family has. Low on angst, high on laughs and steam Sarah O’Rourke deliver a well-rounded story that gives you a huge dose of the warm and fuzzies. Heart-warming and panty melting this was a great, easy read.

“Only a mother's voice could hit that exactly perfect tone, an incredulous mixture of guilt and shame, with just a touch of irritation thrown in for good measure.”

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