Erryn reviews ‘Changed Hart’ by E. Davies. The ebook was released by the author on September 3, 2019 and is 262 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Greg Boudreaux, released on November 28, 2019 and is 7 hrs and 17 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for honest reviews.
Why I read this book: I really enjoyed the first book.
Nothing worth having comes easy.
Rainier Hart knows all about hiding. He’s ready to burst out of the closet, consequences be damned. His first escape attempt failed, but he’s not done fighting. Back in his hometown, all he has are a few worthless buildings and a job on a construction crew. What he needs is a firm hand to guide him – and a family that doesn’t look down their noses at him.
Colt Fuller is everything Rain isn’t…or is he? Rich, muscular, commanding, and very much out of place in Hart’s Bay, he wants more than Rain’s run-down warehouses. He wants the surprisingly defiant little twink who owns them, too. The pull between them is too strong to ignore, even with everything that’s on the line.
Rain and Colt are perfectly matched: right down to the secrets they’d each prefer to keep buried. Those secrets threaten the very foundations they begin to build a life together on.
Because nothing stays secret in Hart’s Bay, including how they really feel about each other. Can they see past the bluster and into each other’s hearts?
Changed Hart is the second book in the new Hart’s Bay series about a small town full of nosy but well-meaning neighbors and brotherly banter. It can be enjoyed on its own, and promises a happily-ever-after ending and plenty of smiles and steam along the way. Plus, because it’s Rain, more sass than anyone expected.
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Being in the closet is never easy. When you live in Hart’s Bay and you’re one of those Harts, life is even more complicated. Rainier – better known as Rain – is looking to make a place for himself in his hometown and when developer Colt Fuller comes to town, looking for properties to renovate, Rain sees the perfect chance. They agree to be business partners and embark upon the endeavor, dedicated to succeeding.
Each man has a secret, though, and secrets are always lurking, ready to spring out and create chaos.
I am enjoying the Hart’s Bay series. I love small town romances that are fairly low-angst. E. Davies always delivers on the promise of a nice story with interesting characters. Not every Hart has good intentions and some who were once seen as adversaries are soon becoming more than just those Harts.
As I said, coming out of the closet is never easy and when family secrets are revealed, Rain is shocked. That coupled with the secret Colt has been hiding leaves him reeling. But he has friends to support him and show him that maybe rushing to judgement isn’t always the right thing to do.
I enjoy Greg Boudreaux’s narration of this series. He and Mr. Davies work well together, delivering great books that guarantee a happy ending. There are more Hart’s Bay books to come and I can’t wait.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
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E. Davies was proficient in real estate and shorthand (the old-fashioned newspaper kind) by the age of nine. Growing up moving constantly taught him what people have in common, the ways relationships are formed, and the dangers of “miscellaneous” boxes.
As a teen, he tore through a stack of found romance novels, wishing someone had written similar for M/M, though he could never find anything at Chapters or the library. Just after graduating university in 2013, semi-out and clutching his English B.A. for dear life, he stumbled on an Amazon M/M short story. It was a whole new… phrase he dares not repeat for fear of lawyers. It shone and shimmered splendidly, though.
After failing forty times to avoid crafting happily-ever-after endings for steamy short stories, he plunged into romance novels and hasn’t looked back. As a young gay author whose formative gay fictional role models were characters punished for their sexuality, Ed prefers his stories lightly dramatic, full of optimism and hope.
Now out and proud, he writes full-time, goes on long nature walks, tries to fill his passport, drinks piña coladas on the beach, flees from cute guys, coos over fuzzy animals (especially bees), and is liable to tilt his head and click his tongue if you don’t use your turn signal.
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