Hole-Hearted (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Hole-Hearted
Author: Sam Burns
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1st 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Pages: 20
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Pediatrician Luce Wright’s bad breakup gets worse when his drunk ex drives a car through his house a week before Christmas. His whole family is coming over in just a few days, and he can’t have a hole with a tarp over it in the middle of his dining room.

Fortunately his neighbor’s son is moving back into town, and he owns a construction company. Can Luce and his homemade cookies persuade Darren to mend the hole in the house… and maybe the one in Luce’s heart too?

With a book this short, it’s difficult to really get into the romance of it all, but this one had so much instant attraction, I fell for it.

Both MC’s were sweet and outgoing, communicating their pasts and desires quickly, then skipping to the relationship.

Would I have loved a longer story? Yes. Absolutely. I enjoyed all of the characters enough that to see a full length book would have been nice.

Would I recommend it? Yeah, I really would. It was quick, straight to the point, and the ending was really hopeful. I enjoyed it.

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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