Heartless by Catou Martine
Heather Redmond spent three years hiding from the world, her innocence lost and faith shattered.
She’s mastered the art of forgetting the past. Now she’s ready to face the future. College is on the horizon, and she’s enjoying a quiet summer in LA.
The last thing she’s prepared for is a hot guy jumping into her convertible while she's stopped at a traffic light.
Josh Hansen is Heather's opposite. He's fearless and sexy, racing through life on his motorcycle. And he always takes a leap when Fate gives him a wink. He can't resist the wide-eyed, pretty blonde who seems afraid of the world.
Josh is determined to push Heather's boundaries, body and soul. She's afraid of her awakening feelings, and wants to take things one step at a time, but Josh isn’t used to driving in the slow lane, and soon they are speeding into passion and love.
When their darkest secrets come to light, Heather and Josh are forced to confront the painful past and either find forgiveness, or lose their love forever.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What can I say about this book.... maybe it was addicting? I couldn't put it down.
Heather has had a horrible past and is emotionally damaged. After the death of her parents, she went to live with her aunt and uncle who have left her home alone for the summer while they travel to Italy. She doesn't remember everything from her childhood and is working through things with her therapist. You learn bits and pieces throughout the story... the big shocker coming near the end.
I love how Heather and Josh meet. I would have panicked if that ever happened to me, just like Heather did. It was definitely memorable.
Somehow, Josh realized that Heather needs to be handled carefully. He is so kind and considerate of her. You can tell he really has her best interest in mind. First, he finds out he has a connection to Heather's past. Then.... he's dealt an incredible blow. I can't imagine either of them having to deal with the situation. Both of them have to deal with the fall out of the new development exposed during a therapy session.
I really enjoyed this book. I was addicted from the get go.
I received an ARC of this book from the author in return for an honest review.