Thursday 26 April 2018

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ His Wasted Heart (Damaged Hearts #2) by Monica Murphy


His Wasted Heart by Monica Murphy 
Publication Date: April 26th, 2018 
Genre: New Adult Romance

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Book Description:

Jensen is a mystery I can’t figure out. She’s a liar. A thief—though the only thing she stole is my heart. She tried her best to escape me and by pure luck, I found her. In the very last place I expected. No matter how hard we try, we can’t resist each other, and as we grow closer, she’s starting to reveal pieces of herself. Sharing her secrets, sharing her truths. Yet she’s still hiding something from me, and I can’t figure it out. Soon I have my own secrets to keep. One that has the potential to ruin everything…


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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 3.5 stars

“Maybe it’s because I don’t want to give up on you.”
“Everyone else does.”

Damn, Monica Murphy, what a tangled web we are weaving. For a second book this was fast-paced, action-packed and full of drama, of the best kind. We always thought that Jensen was the only one with secrets, yet it seems that Rhett’s family are just as bad and the more this progressed, the more secrets are exposed. Monica Murphy ends this book on a doozy, leaving the reader salivating for more.

“You think the world is normal? You’re wrong. It’s not. We’re all out there fucking around, doing forbidden things, excited that we might get caught. Even more excited when we don’t. The thrill of doing something you’re not supposed to is intoxicating stuff…”

With book two of a trilogy, you find the author eithers nails it or fails miserably, and I am pleased to say that Monica Murphy definitely hit the former. This book is packed with back story, giving me the character connection that I craved in the first book. I loved that this book was told from Rhett’s point of view and this really gives the reader that extra narrative and answers a lot of questions. Was Jensen a game to him? Are his feelings genuine? I was worried that perhaps this was just a bit of fun for Rhett, but alas, no, Rhett is in this for the long haul.

“I don’t go for skanks who work at strip clubs,” I sneer. The moment the words leave me, I feel like shit. Because I actually do go for skanks who work at strip clubs. I just didn’t realize it until tonight.”

Rhett’s family is one of the most dysfunctional, and it only gets worse in this book. With an older brother and younger sister, Rhett is the doomed middle child, but out of all of them, seems the most put together. Yes, he is jaded, but he doesn’t let it define him. He knows he has been lucky when it comes to financial support, but the support he has been lacking the most is emotional and that is why he and Jensen are just so good together.

“One minute all I want is to feel your skin pressed against mine and the next I want to punch you in your perfect face.”

I hate to think what Monica Murphy has in store for us with Damaged Hearts, but with this soap opera style trilogy I am seriously worried. It seems nothing is off-limits. I am worried for the longevity of Rhett and Jensen, they are chalk and cheese and when Jensen’s secret finally comes out are we talking atomic bomb kinda consequences? However, I am hoping that these two can find a way to stay together, because they really do bring out the best in one and other and each deserve a slice of happiness for once in their, so far, miserable lives.

I do feel that these books could have been released as one lengthy one, I am unsure of the page count but I read this in a little over an hour, like the first. When you have a story this fast paced, I personally feel it would create more of an impact, if you read it hit after hit after hit. Anyhow, bring on book 3.

About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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