Addison has just lost her job at her small town's child care
center. She needs to find something soon, otherwise, she
will be homeless too. While Addison and her friend McKenna
are out trying to mend McKenna's most recent broken heart,
they spend their night in a local bar that the rugby team is
also celebrating at and they are all gorgeous, especially
#6. And when he corners Addison as she is trying to find
McKenna to leave, she almost forgets her name. She knows he
is the type of man that will ruin her if she gives in to him.
Collin Montgomery is on the most important mission of his
life, raising his daughter Chloe. Less than 10 months ago,
while deployed, Collin's girlfriend Amy was killed in a car
accident when running out for diapers. This left him to
raise Chloe by himself. When Collin left the military, his
two friends Max & Gavin didn't think twice about joining
him. The three had been together since basic training, so to
them, it was no surprise that they would follow Collin. When
Collin's sister Lia, takes on another job, Collin is forced
to look for a nanny for Chloe. When Lia brings over a
prospective nanny, Collin can't believe that is the same
girl that handed him his ass at the bar, the one he can't
seem to get out of his head.
Addison couldn't believe her luck when the best prospect for
a job comes by her favorite coffee barista Lia, only to find
her employer would be Mr. #6 Rugby Player, not to mention
Lia's Brother. The same man that had made her hot all over
and have crept into her thoughts more than she cares to
mention. However, Collin is rude and dismisses her without
even giving her a proper interview, which leaves Addison pissed!
When Collin doesn't hire Addison, even though everyone but
him knows she will be a perfect fit, Gavin makes the choice
for him when Chloe falls ill and he can't get in contact
with Collin. When Collin comes home to find Gavin on the
floor sleeping and Chloe in Addison's arms, his heart
clenches and he knows he can't fight his attraction to her
anymore. Will hiring Addison as Chloe's nanny work out the
way Collin sees it or will it have a disastrous end??
RECKLESS HEARTS is an emotional read with lots of ups and
downs. Heather Van Fleet writes a phenomenal story with
issues of the loss of communication of parents, loss of a
partner, raising a baby alone, depression, and how moving on
can help heal old wounds. Ms. Van Fleet's characters are
very well developed and interesting. Collin was very rude to
Addison in order to protect his heart, but we also saw his
demanding and sweet side. Collin feelings run deep and he
isn't afraid to speak it. Whereas Addison is the opposite.
Addison missed a lot of her parent's love and support while
growing up. Her parents always criticized and demeaned her
and eventually gave up all contact with her. In turn, this
has made her more cautious. She tends to have to take things
really slow, always second-guessing herself. But when Collin
pushes her to the point of anger, she can stand her ground
and also stand up to him. The pair complements each other well.
RECKLESS HEARTS is the first book in this series also called
Hearts. I believe that this will be a three book series
each one focusing on each of the guys. This one is Collin
and Addison's story and told in both their point of views,
which I love. The storyline was interesting and kept my
interest throughout the entire book. The secondary
characters were just and developed and enjoyable as the main
characters are. Heather Van Fleet also does a wonderful job
drawing the reader into craving the next book of the series
with her little teaser at the end. Needless to say, I will
be patiently waiting until November for when THE RIGHT
KIND OF RECKLESS is released!
Three alpha men and a baby.
What could possibly go wrong?
From boot camp to the Iraqi desert, best friends Collin,
Max, and Gavin have been through hell and back. But these
rugged Marines might need help facing their biggest
challenge: raising Collin's nine-month-old daughter, Chloe.
After the death of his girlfriend in an accident, Collin
Montgomery has sworn off serious relationships. His buddies
have his backâ€”and convince him it's okay to cut loose for
once. Enter the hottest, smartest girl he's ever met. But
what he really needs is a nanny.
Addison Booker needs a job desperatelyâ€”and fast. She shows
up to interview for the nanny position only to find the
sexy, cocky man she can't get out of her head. Collin knows
hiring her is a bad ideaâ€”they disagree about almost
everythingâ€”but Addison is so good with little Chloe. And
there's no substitute for chemistry, right?