Hearts Like Hers by Melissa Brayden

hearts like hersNo one pencils in falling in love.

All work and no play has Autumn Primm in the market for a little excitement. Her Venice Beach coffee shop, The Cat’s Pajamas, is her pride and joy. While she doesn’t mind the long hours, she finds herself staring dreamily out the window, imagining the life she’s yet to lead. The time has come to take off the apron and see what the world has in store.

Kate Carpenter needs to get away. And quick. A small-town firefighter, Kate’s been crowned a local hero for reasons she can’t quite get behind. An open highway and some time off have her fleeing the scene to sunny California to catch her breath and put some distance between herself and the unwanted acclaim. Dreamy Autumn Primm was never supposed to be part of that bargain. What Kate needs is a temporary escape, emphasis on temporary.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ + half a star 🙂

*I received the book in exchange for an honest review*

Hearts Like Hers is the second book in Seven Shore Series but it can be read as a standalone (I have not read the first book yet but I could follow this one with no problem). It might help to connect with supporting characters though, but it is not a glaring problem.

THE CAT’S PAJAMAS is a coffee shop I’d always go to. Besides the nice owner an reasonably cool (sometimes) helpers, Autumn’s talk of coffee…It’s the name. I loved it!

I am not a huge fan of insta-love to be quite honest, and here I think it was used to the extreme. It felt like they were ‘all in love and couply’ (even though they did not admit it to each other) in seconds. The whole start of the relationship was so fast I barely followed.

But at the same time, neither Autumn nor Kate are prepared to admit that they have actual feelings for each other, telling themselves it is temporary. I did like how supportive Kate was of Autumn, as well as Autumn’s friends. I mean she had A LOT of support.

On the other hand, Kate’s issues were mentioned a few times at the beginning with the nightmares but suddenly there was nothing related to that? I also admit I was surprised with the final outcome. It wasn’t as cliche as I assumed it would be.

So, all in all, this is NOT a bad book. It is a nice f/f romance for easy reading.


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