Book: Love is Heartless
Series: Love Can't Wait #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: January 13, 2017
Length: 254 pages
Reviewed by Erin
Small but mighty—that could be Detective Nevin Ng’s motto. Now a dedicated member of the Portland Police Bureau, he didn’t let a tough start in life stop him from protecting those in need. He doesn’t take crap from anyone, and he doesn’t do relationships. Until he responds to the severe beating of a senior citizen and meets the victim’s bow-tied, wealthy landlord.
Property manager and developer Colin Westwood grew up with all the things Nevin never had, like plenty of money and a supportive, loving family. Too supportive, perhaps, since his childhood illness has left his parents unwilling to admit he’s a strong, grown man. Colin does do relationships, but they never work out. Now he’s thinking maybe he won’t just go with the flow. Maybe it’s time to try something more exciting. But being a witness to a terrible crime—or two—was more than he bargained for.
Despite their differences, Colin and Nevin discover that sparks fly when they’re together. But sparks are short-lived, dampened by the advent of brutal crimes, and Colin and Nevin have seemingly little in common. The question is whether they have the heart to build something lasting.
Kim Fielding's new book, Love is Heartless, is the second book in her Love Can Conquer series, and it's even better than the first one! Full of tons of emotion, two memorable and extremely charismatic characters, and a story line that will pull you in right from the beginning, this book is a gem and truly not to be missed. And yes, this is the second book in the series, but I don't see anyone having trouble reading this as a stand alone, even though it runs concurrently to the first book. Besides, Nevin and Collin are such wonderful characters, you'll be in love with them from the first page.
Nevin is a detective who investigates crimes against the disabled and elderly. He's also prickly as a porcupine, as foul-mouthed as any sailor, and also defiantly bisexual. He's a bit of a loner--his group of friends includes his best friend Jeremy and a few others-- and is definitely anti-relationship, but he's got no problem with one night stands. And though he's only 5'4" his personality is much, much bigger. All that being said, he's extremely likable and when he crosses paths with the bow tie-wearing good boy Collin due to a murder, well, the sparks start flying all over the place. Nevin is intrigued, no matter how much he wishes he wasn't, and Collin has his sights set on the sexy detective with the bad ass purple car and doesn't plan on letting Nevin put him off.
The friendship that grows into something more between these two was fabulous and fun. There might be a mystery as to who is preying upon the elderly, but that doesn't stop the romance between these two ... or the dirty and hot loving that ensues. And lemme tell you, sweet somewhat fragile Collin getting all bossy in the bedroom was something else! There is more to these two than just great sex though, and that was just as fun to watch develop into the soul deep connection these two have with one another. Neither has really fit in anywhere, but in the other person, they've found that special someone that just gets them. It was so satisfying watching Nevin, even as terrified as he was, fall under Collin's charms and lower his walls. And when he meets Collin's family and they readily accept him ... it'll melt your heart for sure.
This was a fantastic book. Strong writing, intriguing, cohesive plot, and all the characters were fully developed and well-rounded. I was so thoroughly engrossed in these characters and this story that I read it in one sitting ... I couldn't put it down. I would recommend reading the first book of the series, just because it's also good, but definitely don't let this one pass you by!!
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