Publication Date: September 16, 2019
Series: Poplar Falls series #1
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The last place Sophia Lancaster wanted to return to was Poplar Falls. It’s the place that holds all the painful memories and unanswered questions she’s ever had. One phone call causes her life to take a turn, forcing her back to the town she hasn’t stepped foot in over twenty years.
And right into the path of Braxton Young.
His blue eyes, sinful smile, and rough exterior are no match for Sophia. She’s there for one reason, and it isn’t to fall in love. The sooner she can get out of this small town and back in New York City—the better.
However, fate doesn’t care for either of their desires. Instead, they’re forced to deal with each other, finding their differences aren’t as great as they thought. Each day brings them closer to friendship and the possibility of something more. The answers she seeks might not only break her and Braxton apart but also her heart.
|Release Date: September 16, 2019|
Actual Rating: 5 stars
Small Town | Enemies-to-Lovers | Sweet Romance
Have you ever read a book that made you fall so hopelessly in love that you wanted to live in it’s world? THIS is THAT book for me. Amber Kelly is a new to me author and I am so thankful to have found this gem of a book. It’s a sweet story, one that delivers in small town charm, with an exceptional set of character (including the secondary characters), and I just want to read it all over again. Rustic Hearts is a book about love. It’s a book about going back to your roots, learning to forgive, and finding the blessings that surround you. Amber Kelly made me FEEL like I was living deep in Rustic Falls, and ever since I finished I feel like I’m missing some of my best friends. I adored this book so much and I really cannot recommend it enough. I wish Poplar Falls was a real place because I would be packing up my bags and moving there if it was.
As I mentioned, this book is one that dives deep into the family bond. The heroine of the story hasn’t communicated with her father in over 20 years but has no choice to face him when her dear gram dies. Going back to Poplar Falls won’t be easy, especially because Sophia feels like her father abandoned her for a new life, but it’s necessary for healing. One she get’s there though, she doesn’t realize just how close these people will become to her. Especially Brax, the man she loves to hate.
This book is targeted to those who enjoy small town, enemies-to-lovers romances. However, I never really felt like they HATED each other. It was more like disdain and a little bit of curiosity mixed together. They never REALLY had fights and didn’t scoff every time they were near each other, but they certainly didn’t like one another off the bat either. Don’t go into Rustic Hearts thinking that there will be a ton of bickering and back and forth between Brax and Sophia because that’s not going to happen. I feel it’s better targeted to those who love small town romances and books that surround family.
Obviously, this is a 5 star read for me. I fell in love from the beginning and had a VERY hard time putting the book down until I got to the end. I think many readers will be swept away with Rustic Hearts and I highly recommend it to all romance readers. Not only that, Dallas has the next book and I am so dang excited for it that I could BURST!