Release Date: August 8, 2017
nothing like everyone imagined and the funny thing was that she had no idea
what people expected as she had not asked to be popular
never given a chance as he was teased and ridiculed from the first day of
kindergarten until he graduated from high school and went off to college
back to town a new doctor, he runs into one of the people associated with the
people he least wanted to see, and when he has the opportunity to rub his
success in the face of the Homecoming Queen, he finds that maybe he never
really knew Hadley at all.
I love Fifi Flowers’ books because in addition to writing books, she is also an artist so each story feels as though the reader is stepping into one of her paintings, allowing us to see each scene in vivid color. Her newest release, Clashing Hearts is no different, I felt so at home in this book, not just for its gorgeous imagery, but the sweet and sexy romance between two hearts that are destined to connect.
Hadley Gentry and Gerard Perry meet cute and we, the reader can’t help but be pulled into their orbit. They are magic and whimsy that will make you just a bit swoony. But also, each has a heartbreak in their past that makes their romance even more poignant. Despite all of that, each craves more – love, intimacy, family…And it is a pure joy to get lost in their story as it plays out.
Hadley is a pure delight. Raised by a strong mother and then a formidable guardian, she is somewhat conflicted with what she should be doing with her life and the pull to carry on their legacy is strong. She has the soul of a designer and she is a force of creativity that is just amazing and it is clear at every turn.
I had some swirling emotions when it came to Gerard, his side of this story was of the “how do you like me now” variety. For him, coming home was to show those that were unkind to him that success is best revenge, but it became more and it’s why I loved this story – much like Hadley, Gerard’s life was still in sort of a limbo and their connection drags them out of it. Magically, so.
Clashing Hearts is one of those books that is like a cool cocktail on a warm summer’s day, sipped and savored with your glass pressed to your forehead to give you relief. Enjoy!!
Laurie’s Rating: 4 STARS!!!