Borrowed Heart (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Borrowed Heart
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Robin, the recipient of a brand-new heart, knows he can’t give it to just anyone….

Robin’s been through his share of upsets recently, from heart transplant surgery to a brutal breakup. But his experiences have taught him life is short, and he’s ready to seize the day and start anew. A job at Euro Pride Tours is just the kind of adventure he’s looking for. He gets to see the world and live a little, but love isn’t on his radar screen. He isn’t sure his heart can endure that again.

Johan might’ve disappointed his family by striking out on his own, but when he meets Robin, he has no intention of letting him down. Each man is just what the other needs to feel whole again, and while Johan might not be the man Robin originally thought he was, he’s exactly what the doctor ordered to make Robin’s borrowed heart beat faster. As the tour through Germany progresses, they grow closer, but when Robin’s ex joins the tour, he could bring their blossoming love to a dramatic halt.

I love a book that features main characters that have known each other a while and something changes where they finally see the other. This was so good I couldn’t stop reading.

Robin was born with a bad heart. A lifetime of surgeries and a transplant later, he’s a tour guide for a small gay tourist company in Germany. After being left by Mason, his ex, five years into the relationship, he’s destined to be alone. And since he figures he doesn’t have much time left, he’s resigned himself to that fate.

Johan takes chances. He likes to live and be happy. As the driver of the tour bus, he’s watched Robin and knows he’s holding himself back, but he doesn’t understand his motives. So, he makes his interest known on this special tour and hopes to change both their lives for the better.

I loved Johan’s lust for life. He was just so present in everything he did. All of his actions were thought out and caring. Robin was more sweet and somewhat innocent. He was the type of guy who could read a situation and add fun or reduce drama in an instant. They were a perfect match.

Their story was sweet. The romance took off, and while most of the intimate scenes were off page, Andrew Grey’s writing left you with an obvious feeling of the growth of their love and relationship. It all flowed very well and was low on angst. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire story.

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Galley copy of Borrowed Heart provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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