It’s fairly obvious on my blog that I’m a huge Monica Murphy fan. I read nearly everything she writes and in particular, I adore her New Adult romances. I was really excited to read her new iBooks exclusive–so it goes without saying I would read this series on my old iPhone 4S just to get all the juicy drama.
After reading Her Defiant Heart, I couldn’t wait to get the sequel. And when I saw it was going to be only told throw Rhett’s POV instead of Jensen’s? My anticipation tripled! You can find my full review of His Wasted Heart below but here are the book’s details first:
You can find my full review of the series so far here!
Title: His Wasted Heart
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Author: Monica Murphy
Publishing Date: April 26, 2018
Publisher: EM Publishing
Format: Mass Market Paperback & eBook
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Jensen is a mystery I can’t figure out. She’s a liar. A thief—though the only thing she stole is my heart. She tried her best to escape me and by pure luck, I found her. In the very last place I expected.
No matter how hard we try, we can’t resist each other, and as we grow closer, she’s starting to reveal pieces of herself. Sharing her secrets, sharing her truths. Yet she’s still hiding something from me, and I can’t figure it out.
Soon I have my own secrets to keep. One that has the potential to ruin everything…
My Review of His Wasted Heart:
First: I loved the fact that this book was told entirely from Rhett’s POV. Having only had Jensen’s in the previous one, I was excited to get into the inner workings of this playboy-charmer. While I wanted a little more character growth from him, I loved the various secrets that were revealed by seeing Rhett’s family first hand. Jensen’s lack of a POV also gave this novel an air of suspense because you don’t know if Jensen is still pursuing her revenge or honestly trying to foster the connection she and Rhett share.
These two do share an intense connection for sure. I found the first half of this book almost focused a little too much on the physical chemistry between these two. Their sexual chemistry was something we had already established in Her Defiant Heart so I wanted more character development from Rhett and some expanded upon plot development as well. That being said, Monica Murphy sure does know how to write some steamy scenes!
And I will say that this book gets it together by the end. We get some fabulous twists in the last few chapters that have me itching for the sequel ASAP!
My Rating: 3.5/5
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Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.
What about you? Are you excited?