Rended Hearts (Maya’s Review)


Title: Rended Hearts
Author: Riza Curtis
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: March 30, 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Shifters/Wizards
Page Count: 150
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5

Blurb:

After a life on the run, witch Gabriel just wants to enjoy having a home. He’s perfectly happy pottering around his garden and using magic to quietly help people. Then the Alpha of the local wolf pack is attacked by a member of the local coven, and everything changes. There’s no love lost between the witch and the wolves, but Gabriel saves the life of the Alpha in an attempt to keep the peace.

Simon finds his mate in the witch that saves his life, but the coven is coming for Gabriel, and they don’t care who gets in their way…

This novel is intended for adult audiences only, and contains violence, swearing, and graphic sex scenes. There are also mentions of off-page past suicide.


Both heroes and a villain make their appearance at the beginning in a exciting way. I also had fun with references to the fairy tale (What can I say: I love those stories, both original and adult versions).

Simon has a bad day. Not only was he attacked but his pack alienated a powerful witch to try and save him. Said witch turned out to be his mate. So poor Simon has a lot of groveling to do.

Gabriel’s day could have been better. He was kidnapped, but also met a very handsome and charming alpha. That would bring the day into plus column, except it looks like an old enemy is back and looking for him.

The writing style was slapdash at times and world building lacked clarity. (What time period is this set in?) But Gabriel and Simon are likable, and origin story of werewolves and Gabriel’s powers was interesting. It’s a cheerful and relaxing read. I can’t say it was anything special but it brightened my afternoon.

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