Tuesday, 29 August 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ HEARTLESS BY MICHELLE HORST

TITLE: Heartless
AUTHOR: Michelle Horst
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: August 30th, 2017

I’m warned that Carter Hayes is heartless.

He’s part of the Screw Crew.
He’ll just use you and leave you.
He’s ruthless and always gets what he wants.

Just look for the trail of broken hearts and dreamy sighs and you’ll find him. 

“Hot as sin, Carter.” 

I don’t have time to fall head over heels for any guy. Besides, he’d never notice someone like me. I have a three step plan. Get through college. Get a job. Get my sister out of the hell hole I left her in. That’s all I have time for. 

That’s until I hear of the betting pool the guys started. Whoever screws me first gets the money. The moment Carter looks at me, I know it’s only because of the bet. 

I tell myself our first kiss is only for show.
I hate my heart for falling for his irresistible charm.

For one foolish moment, I actually want him to be my first earth-shattering love. All it takes for me to give in is a little attention, a cocky smile, and a fake promise of a happily-ever-after.

When I’m surrounded by crumpled sheets and the smell of sex, I realize I let him have me for four hundred dollars.

To save what little pride I have left, I pretend it didn’t mean anything, that he’s just one last screw before we all leave college.

I’ve spent the last four years lying to myself. When I’m ready to take the final step of my plan, and save my sister, guess who walks through my front door?

#ScrewCrew

This is a full-length, stand alone, unrequited love/second chance romance/reunited love/opposites attract with a HEA and no cliffhanger. Book 1 in the Enemies To Lovers Series ~ Carter Hayes and Della Truman ~


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5_stars

HEARTLESS by Michelle Horst is a standalone- full length contemporary romance novel Book #1 in the (Enemies To Lovers Series) ~ In this we meet Carter Hayes and Della Truman.

Della Truman is a good girl with a head on her shoulders, studying a Degree in Graphic Design whilst working at Rameses a local diner slash bar to support herself until she finishes up school in six months time and will head back to Saluda the town she left behind for her sister Jamie who is a lot younger than her. 

AND

Meet Carter Hayes he’s part of the #ScrewCrew which consists of five hot guys who think they are gods gift to women. Girls want to screw them and guys want to be them. 

The #ScrewCrew Team Marcus, Rhett, twin brothers Jaxson and Logan and Carter. 

Marcus and Rhett are the ones with the screw lists, they’re the manwhores responsible for our nickname #ScrewCrew. As for the twins, they aren’t huge on dating. A family made up of misfits but each have the others back. As for Carter all his focus is aimed towards finishing his degree so that once he’s graduated he can work in his fathers firm. 

He’s not called heartless for nothing, the nic name is in place for a reason. He’s arrogant, ruthless, he will trample on you and not look back, fuck with him and he’ll fuck you back double. But under all that you see glimpses of a vulnerable guy that will do anything for his friends. 

Hot as sin on the outside but cold as ice on the inside 

Carter and Della are in their final stages of their last semester of college on their last night of college life they ignite between the sheets never to see each other until many years later. 

Carter has taken over his father's firm and Della is stuck back in the town that never let her out of it’s grip waitressing in a diner, taking care of her sister. When Carter walks in the door and their gazes collide it’s as though they had never been apart. Slowly they find the feelings that they had back in college had never left them and like a Knight in shining armor he whisks her away from her gruelling life and gives her a job in his company. A slow burn second chance romance proceeds. 

We're from opposite worlds. I should've seen it back then, but I was too in love. 

Take away the hot cover, the synopsis, the author and we have my guilty pleasure wrapped up in a shiny bow, I love books like this, enemies to lovers, to more, from rags to riches, a second chance romance and I was in my happy place, a slow burn that scorched the pages. 

This threw all the feels at me, the angst, the hate then love relationship I too had for Carter in the beginning but then he slowly redeemed himself and I was hooked by his character. I loved the #ScrewCrew and can not wait to read each of their stories. 
This surpassed all my expectations, a fairy tale romance that stood the test of time, a love that blossomed and grew even as they were apart and made for a strong foundation once they made their way back to each other again. This author just gets better and better, she can go from dark to light and no matter what she brings us I love wholeheartedly, but this I loved even more because it showed a softer side to her writing abilities. 

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