New Release and Review: Wild Open Hearts by Kathryn Nolan

Title: Wild Open Hearts
Series: A Bluewater Billionaires Romantic Comedy
Author: Kathryn Nolan
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 25, 2019
Cover Design: Kari March Designs

 

Luna da Rosa is America’s Vegan Best Friend. The self-made billionaire is a flower-crowned hippie whose Instagram feed is as popular as Wild Heart – her vegan makeup company. When she’s not changing the cosmetics industry, she’s dazzling her online fans with kombucha recipes. Until Wild Heart is caught in a scandal – destroying her reputation as a cheerful do-gooder.
Beck Mason is the prodigal son of Miami’s most notorious biker gang. But Beck left his criminal family to start Lucky Dog, rescuing dogs who need the most help. Except the surly ex-outlaw never realized leading a struggling nonprofit with a ragtag crew would be so damn hard. They’re in dire need of cash – and fast.
Luna believes working at Lucky Dog will fix her image problem and get Beck the money he needs. It’s a win-win, right? Except Beck doesn’t like the sunny, free-spirited…okay beautiful…billionaire. He sure as hell doesn’t trust Luna not to use him just to make herself look good.
Sure – Beck’s grumpy, stubborn pride and meat-eating ways irritate Luna. Even though Beck’s big-heart-and-big-beard-combo is dangerously sexy. And they really shouldn’t have shared The Kiss to End All Kisses on the back of his motorcycle one night…
But as the bohemian billionaire and the burly biker give into their electrifying attraction – will their differences keep them apart? Or will they finally learn to trust their wild hearts?
Author’s Note: Big, grumpy, bearded hero. Happy-go-lucky, hippie heroine. Snarky banter. Opposites that don’t so much attract as combust. Motorcycle sex. Steamy Miami nights. Four lady billionaire best friends. All the rescue dogs. Major heart-feels.

 

Review

There’s so much I want to say about this book.  I hope you bear with me and read all of my review.   I say this with every review for this author, but you never just read a Kathryn Nolan book, you experience it…you FEEL it.  It will take you on a beautiful journey through the life of some very endearing characters.  While this book is part of the Bluewater Billionaire series, it is still a very quintessential Kathryn Nolan book.  This book and these characters will captivate you and enthrall you from the very beginning.  While part of the story is about a billionaire woman, the essence of the story is about the value of people no matter their net worth.  This storyline probably struck more of a chord with me, because lately I’ve been struggling with my value.  My value in the romance book/blogging community, my value with people in my life, my value with what I do.  There were moments I had to stop reading because of the tears running down my face.  There are moments that will pull at every heartstring that you have, that will have you wanting to reach through the screen of your ereader or the pages and just wrap these characters in a hug and tell them that you value them too.  There are moments that you want to throw all your money at Beck to help him rescue all the dogs.  There are moments that you want to hunt down all the trolls on social media.  There are moments that will make you stop and think about mistakes made and how you and others move on from them.  All of these moments and so many more make for a beautiful story.

On top of just a beautiful story is the romance.  This book would still be amazing even without the sexy times.  That in no way dismisses the steaminess of this book.  This author is one of the best when it comes to the heat and electricity of the sexy times.  After some of the scenes you will need a moment to yourself.  These two are explosive together.

As for the characters themselves, you will be rooting for both of them from the start.  There are many side characters that you will be rooting for too.  Both Beck and Luna are strong in their own unique ways.  They are also vulnerable and have huge hearts.  They both want to make a difference in this world.  They both want to do better and be better, and isn’t that something we should all strive for?  When you first meet Beck, he is a grumpy as they come.  There is just something I love so much about grumpy men that when you peel back the layers has so much depth and such a heart of gold.  Luna is a free spirit and so likable.  You just want to be friends with her.  Together as a couple they are just perfect.

Now that I’ve gushed about this book, teared up writing this review, and spilled my guts about my personal life, let me give some basics.  This book is a complete standalone.  It is part of the Bluewater Billionaire series but each book is about a different couple with interconnected characters.  The unique thing about this series is that all the female lead characters are the billionaires.  The women are the ones that are successful…the ones ruling the empire.  The men are no slouches in their areas, but it is nice to finally read about successful women this way.  The series is also written by four different authors.  They each bring their own uniqueness to the series, but work together to make it flow seamlessly.  I encourage you to check out each of the books.  Even if you haven’t read the others…and whether or not you plan you…you definitely need to read this one.  You will come away from this book with more than when you began reading it.  Read this book…read everything by this author.  You will be glad you did.

 

Kathryn Nolan is an adventurous hippie chick and loves to write steamy romance. Her books are filled with slow-burn sexual tension, memorable characters, tons of heart — and are often set in wild and beautiful locations.
Kathryn started her writing career in elementary school, writing about Star Wars and Harry Potter and inventing love stories in her many journals. She blames her obsession with slow-burn on her similar obsession for The X-Files.
Kathryn is a wanderer at heart, and loves to spend her free time hiking, camping, and traveling in her camper van (“Van Morrison”) with her cute, nerdy husband and Walter, their rescue pup. Kathryn is a Philly girl who just moved back home after spending more than 8 years living in Northern California — and six months traveling across the country in her camper van.

 

 

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