Thursday, October 12, 2017

Intertwined Hearts by Christi Snow [Review]

 Intertwined Hearts by Christi Snow
Intertwined Hearts (Snowcroft Men #3) by Christi Snow
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: October 4, 2017

Snowcroft Men
1. Snowcroft Lost
2. Snowcroft Safehouse
3. Intertwined HeartsKindle
4. Snowcroft Restoration

Christi Snow
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Three people who’ve given up on love...

After a brutal, late-night attack in his restaurant left Chef Hudson Richmond too traumatized to even enter his restaurant again, he escaped to Snowcroft. Now he’s trying to find a new normal when the reality of his world is a man’s touch makes him sick and his dream has become his nightmare.

Leigh Vaughn lives in a man’s world running Vaughn Construction with her brother, Jamie. She’s tried to be feminine and failed over and over again. Growing up with only her brother, father, and construction crews to guide her, Leigh has no idea what a feminine wile is, much less how to deploy them. But when Jamie and Trevor begin to research finding a surrogate to carry their baby, she knows this is something she can do. Hell, it’s not like those parts are getting used for anything else.

When this small town came looking for a new police chief, David Warner jumped at the chance. After a traumatic betrayal by his partner on the police force, he’s burnt out and jaded. And his love life has been even more depressing than his work life. He’s made one true connection in the last five years, but she disappeared without a trace the next morning.

Three people who have given up on love, may just find a new beginning where they least expect Snowcroft. But love is only supposed to happen in twos. How can they make it work with three intertwined hearts?

Trigger warning: This book features story-lines that involve past assaults and betrayals, but has a guaranteed HEA for three people who couldn’t deserve it more. male/male/female.
Thoughts on Intertwined Hearts: Oh, my heart! Leigh and Hudson and David worked so nicely for me. They all have baggage and they find one another when they need it most. Even though they don't necessarily KNOW they need it.

Let's just say they all benefit from their unconventional arrangement. Leigh's so used to being alone, she doesn't realize how lonely she is. Hudson needs something to give his life purpose again after his attack. David needs to find balance after what happened with his partner. Of the three, David's the most open to exploring what's between the three of them. He's the one who presents it as a viable option and the one who gently pushes them into considering it.

MAN, it's a good thing he did. Because each of them needs the others. Pregnancy and the emotional aftermath of an attack and general burnout throw each of them for a loop. Their sexy times and deepening relationship are a textbook example of the benefits of sexual healing. (I'm being flip, but the three really do start to figure things out as they learn to lean on one another as they relationship progresses.)

We were given some sweet setup for the next book (Law!) and a whole lot of steam between our three leads. *thumbs up*