Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Unbroken Hearts
Author: K-Lee Klein
Series: Unbreak My Heart #2
Heroes: Brett Taylor/JT Campbell
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 187 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 11, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Country singer turned rancher Brett Taylor fought his way out of the bottle so he could have JT Campbell in his life. JT’s patience, intelligence, and humor broke through Brett’s walls of depression, and now the once-isolated rancher and his young California guy in search of himself are together on Brett’s Texas ranch.
While Brett and JT are more in love than ever, they’re still dealing with past baggage and learning how to move forward. Brett’s former lover casts a long shadow over their lives—one JT tries to pretend doesn’t bother him. Can Brett soothe his fears with the sort of sappy, sentimental Valentine’s Day JT was taught to shun growing up—but secretly always wanted?
When Halloween rolls around, a costumed night out at the local bar might lead to another romantic first. And on Christmas morning, JT awakes to some sweet loving and the most meaningful gift he could ever imagine. The New Year truly brings a new beginning—ushered in by some silly, sparkly, and sexy fun.
One year. Four important holidays. Two men who have worked hard for the love and trust they share and the bright future that’s finally within their grasp.
Review: The first book in this series, Unbreak My Heart, was a tearjerker and a heartbreaker all rolled into one big angst-fest super ball. I loved it, every heartrending moment. I also listened to that book in audio so the effect was much more intense. In this case, our heroes: JT (Kid) and Brett are well established and the angst level was toned way down. I also read this book instead of listening, and I admit I missed hearing Brett call JT, Darlin. Normally, those pet names drive me nuts, but Nick J. Russo was spot in his performance and it stuck with me. I think I may also listen to this one when it is released in audio.
But, now that the guys have established a pattern and accepted that they are in it for life, they are able to move on to bigger and better things. Like celebrating the holidays and having a whole slew of “firsts” together. We get to watch JT grow up and mature, starting with his expectations for Valentine’s Day. It went in a direction I wasn’t expecting, but that was a good thing and kept me reading through all their holidays. In addition, we get to see Brett as a new man. Watching him fall apart, a lot, in the first book nearly killed me, but he is almost a new man now. Finding love, and losing it, is devastating, but finding a new love brought him back to life and gave him a reason to put down the bottle and learn to move on.
This book is funny, romantic, and sexy as all get out. If you were able to get through the harshness of the first book, this one will be like a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend it and look forward to seeing if there will be more to come.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*