Thursday, March 24

*** Review *** Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras

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Title:  Elastic Hearts
Author: Claire Contreras
Release Day: March 20, 2016
Add to your TBR: Goodreads
Buy Links:  Amazon US  /  Amazon UK


Blurb

Victor Reuben.
Most sought out divorce attorney in LA.

Nicole Alessi.
Soon to be ex-wife of Hollywood's biggest star, Victor’s latest client and his boss's daughter. 

In such a high profile divorce, they can't afford any extra drama. Luckily, neither one of them has anything to hide. 
Unless you count the mind blowing sex they had… 
Once… 
Twice… 
Three times all those years ago. 

As long as they leave the past where it belongs, they’ll be fine. But with her wearing those tight dresses and him giving her those heated glances, keeping their hands to themselves is proving to be more difficult than either one of them realized. 

It won't be long before the paparazzi start to smell smoke, and where there's smoke...


My Review 

Elastic Hearts is the third standalone book in the Hearts series. As this isn't a second chance romance in the way that the first two books were, it was a much lighter read but still told a meaningful story. Just like with with first two books in the series, though, Claire brings an array of emotions and loads of sexual tension. Elastic Hearts was a smile inducing ending to the Hearts series. 

Victor is the guy that no lady has tied down. He's the funny one who likes being on his own. Plus he's been working his way to the top in his law firm and doesn't have time for other entanglements that last beyond the night. But five years ago there was one fling that made his heart pound a little bit more than normal. Finding out that his fling was with his bosses daughter made him put on the breaks. Having her up and marry a new guy a few weeks later was a real bummer even if he didn't really understand why. Now that she's getting divorced, he's put on her case. If he does a good job, he'll make partner. But coming face to face with Nicole again stirs up feelings he hasn't had in five years. He knows he can't begin anything with a client, but she's no ordinary client. 

I have been waiting for Victor to get his story since book 1. He's always been the hilarious side character and I'm glad to say he didn't disappoint. Nicole was also a really good addition to the whole crew. Together their chemistry jumped off the pages. From the first time they laid eyes on each other after being apart for so long, it felt like I could reach out and touch the tension. It was hot. I loved that they understood each other and did their best to not cross the wrong lines. Even when things eventually got a little messy, I appreciated that it was dealt with without a bunch of unnecessary angst. 

My favorite part of the story was after they finally admitted their true feelings. My heart bubbled over with glee at just how cute they were. At times I did wish for a bit more emotion from the story but this was just a very different feel than books 1 and 2. Overall I really enjoyed Victor and Nicole's story. Plus getting to see two of my favorite couples again made me antsy to reread their stories. I loved the times when the whole gang showed up and Elastic Hearts was a happy ending to a really powerful series.

Reviewed by Paige 

★★☆ 3.5 "People Change" Stars ☆★★ 

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About the Author

Claire doesn't like to talk about herself. Because of this, she asked a friend of hers to write her bio. This is what she got:

Claire is caring, smart, witty, and funny as heck. Despite being a New York Times Best Selling Author of a popular contemporary romance series, Claire doesn't read many romance novels. However, when she sits down to write, those are the ones that pour from her fingers. Much to her displeasure, we like to say she's a romantic at heart. 

She is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Miami with her good looking husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch and she continues to feed them). When she's not writing, she's always lost in a book (the more suspenseful, the better).

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