Oct 2, 2017

Defending Hearts by Rebecca Crowley Review

Defending Hearts
Atlanta  Skyline #2
By Rebecca Crowley
Release Date: September 19th, 2017
Lyrical Shine
Tour Host: TLC Book Tours
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

When The Pitch Gets Personal

Atlanta Skyline’s star Swedish wingback Oz Terim—or as the fans call him, the Wizard—has an airtight plan for his life, his career, even his meticulously renovated house, but he barely gives a thought to the Islamic faith he inherited from his Turkish parents. So no one’s more surprised than he is when he’s the victim of anti-Muslim hate crime. Refusing to take the threat seriously, he resists the security detail Skyline insists on . . . until he meets Kate Mitchell. There’s no room for her in his plan and she’s the exact opposite of what he wants. Then why can’t he keep his hands off her?

After ten years in the military—and getting fired from her first post-Army job in Saudi Arabia—Kate Mitchell has slunk home to her Georgia roots. Private security isn’t the career she dreamed of, nor is she thrilled to work with an uptight professional athlete who plays a sport she has no interest in. She never expected to be attracted to him—or for him to fall for her, too. As their opposite lives tangle up—and the threat against Oz grows more serious—Kate has to decide who she wants to be in life and in love.

*ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Defending Hearts is more than just a romance, it's fictional tale, but it has a very clear thread of truth that runs through it.

Defending Hearts is the story of Oz Terem, a Muslim soccer player for the all new Atlanta Skyline soccer team, that after being spotted praying before a game, a disgusting nut job who is riding the anti Islamic wave flowing through the country, to declare him an enemy, and decides to target him.

So insteps Kate Mitchell, ex-military and the new personal security for Oz. And while they are worlds apart from not only their background, but with their life plans, but nevertheless the attraction between them grows, but then so do the threats against Oz's life, and Kate has to remain focus to keep Oz safe.

As I said before, Defending Hearts is more than just a romance, it has depth and feeling, and I applaud the author for writing about something that is current and has a edge to it.

I enjoyed the character's, writing, and the smoothness of the book, though it defiantly feels like a New Adult romance, rather than a contempory romance, but it has such depth to it, that I found it a very enjoyable read.

I give Defending Hearts 4 stars!

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Rebecca Crowley inherited her love of romance from her mom, who taught her to at least partially judge a book by the steaminess of its cover. She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense with smart heroines and swoon-worthy heroes, and never tires of the happily-ever-after. Having pulled up her Kansas roots to live in New York City and London, Rebecca currently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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