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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – The Heart of Us by Kennedy Fox

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The Heart of Us; Love in Isolation #4 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: February 15, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Close Proximity/Workplace/Age Gap/Contemporary Romance

Author: Kennedy Fox

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A slow burning, heart healing romance. Give me a man like Easton, cause dayummmmmm, lick my lips, he is sweet, patient, kind, and all kinds of dirty.

This is not the typical boss/employee story, nor is it the typical meet and fall in love romance. Tatum and Easton are both in a situation of duress and it all centers around her ex-husband.

Tatum is on the run from her abusive, soon-to-be ex-husband and staying in the apartment above the surf shop Easton owns and has employed her at as well. There is a sizzling chemistry between these two from the beginning, but Tatum hasn’t pursued anything given her not yet single status and long term history of abuse to go along with it. When her crazy ex suddenly appears Tatum knows she is no longer safe, but Easton promises he will protect her, what he doesn’t realize is how psycho the ex truly is until they both wake up to smoke and flames. With the shop burning down and their apartments located upstairs they barely make it out with their lives intact.

Heading to Easton’s parents beach house for security, he once again promises Tatum safety and a roof over both of their heads until her ex can be caught and their lives can be returned to normal. However, the close proximity only makes their friendship stronger, their feelings they’d tried to bury comes rushing to the surface and all that chemistry they have for one another eventually boils over. It was only a matter of time, but with their guards down will they truly be safe and what will their new normal look like when they return from the bubble they’ve been living in?

The Heart of Us is a slow burn romance, but Tatum has a lot of baggage to work through and Easton is a patient man while she deals with healing the wounds of her past.  As their friendship blossoms, this book feels light on angst because these two get along so well, yet, there is a lot of heartache surrounding Tatum and everything she has survived, so heed any warnings surrounding trauma or abuse in relationships. That woman is a warrior to have survived so much.

I loved the cameos from past characters, but this book is a standalone and can be read without reading any other prior books.

Synopsis:

What happens when you’re on the run from your psycho ex-husband and your sexy younger boss goes into hiding with you to keep you safe? You slowly remember what it’s like to fall in love and hope he feels it too.

The Heart of Us is an older woman/younger man age gap, close proximity standalone romance.

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Although these are all standalones and can be read in any order, reading The End of Us before The Heart of Us would make for the best reading experience (And where you first meet Easton, plus it’s Piper’s book too and she makes quite a few cameos in Easton’s book as well)!

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