Heartward (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Heartward
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 188
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


He doesn’t know that home is where his heart will be….

Firefighter Tyler Banik has seen his share of adventure while working disaster relief with the Red Cross. But now that he’s adopted Abey, he’s ready to leave the danger behind and put down roots. That means returning to his hometown—where the last thing he anticipates is falling for his high school nemesis.

Alan Pettaprin isn’t the boy he used to be. As a business owner and council member, he’s working hard to improve life in Scottville for everyone. Nobody is more surprised than Alan when Tyler returns, but he’s glad. For him, it’s a chance to set things right. Little does he guess he and Tyler will find the missing pieces of themselves in each other. Old rivalries are left in the ashes, passion burns bright, and the possibility for a future together stretches in front of them….

But not everyone in town is glad to see Tyler return….

This was a great read. Not only is it a book about finding a home but it is a book about finding a family. Andrew Grey did a great job on this book. It is happy, sad, mysterious, and second chances at having it all. I really love books like this.

Tyler has not been back home other then to visit since he graduated high school. He never pictured himself moving home again but now that he has his little boy Abey to think about, he wants to have a more stable life and slower pace for Abey to come into his own. Things have not been easy for Abey. He has known a lot of grief at a very young age and now that Tyler has been able to adopt him, Tyler wants to make sure that Abey has a happy stable childhood.

The last person that Tyler expected to run into was Alan. Tyler has known him since school but the two never got along. But now that they are both grown, the sparks are flying between them. But Tyler is not about to jump into anything. He has more then himself to think about, so Tyler and Alan take things slow and get to know one another again.

Things seem to be going well but the Fire Chief is not happy about Tyler being on the rotation at the fire house. This makes certain situations awkward and at time dangerous since the two butt heads. And from some of the things that is going on, cheif may not be the only unhappy about his moving back. How will Alan and Tyler handle the situations that arise?
Will they just give up on maybe having a happy future together or will they stand up and fight together?

This was such a great book. I really enjoyed it and I look forward to more books by Andrew Grey in the future. Definitely a recommended read!!

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Galley copy of Heartward provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.