Softhearted (Deep in the Heart #2) by Kim Law
Heather Lindsay loves falling in love—even though her blueprint for romance has failed her time and time (and time) again. But now that she’s signed on to design an outdoor-wedding venue for her friend’s home renovation show, Heather’s found a new focus: her career. Only it’s not long before she’s being distracted—by the hunkiest man who ever swaggered down the streets of Red Oak Falls.
The show’s new ranch manager, Waylon Peterson, a.k.a. Prince Harry in a cowboy hat, has every woman swooning. He’s also got a bad-boy rep that’s made him the hottest mess in town. In other words, he’s catnip for Heather, the Texan queen of bad choices. That’s why she’s steering clear—even with Waylon’s charm going full throttle.
Waylon is determined to trade one night stands for true love, but convincing Heather may be an impossible task. He’s ready to settle down, but can she get past her fear of settling and give love one more shot?
Paperback, 320 pages Published April 10th 2018 by Montlake Romance
Currently 4.57 Stars on Goodreads
Kim Law's stories are always a breath of fresh air. They are almost an in between to young adult and a typical romance, I guess they'd fall under the contemporary romance category. They are sweet and will melt your heart, but are still so relatable that you become one with the characters.
Softhearted read to me like a song. I was swept away and was imagining a lighthearted Pocahontas song, Colors of the Wind, the entire time. The plot held turmoil and with gusts of wind getting whipped through, then held breaths at others. It was dreamy and engaging the entire time. I cried, I cared, I fell in love.
The details and depth of her stories are what raises them above other authors for me. The time it must take to come up with the life lessons at the beginning of each chapter, that end up so perfectly tying, is impeccable. From "Love is precious, love is kind. But love can kick you in the behind." to " When you tire of staring at the walls you've carefully erected, knock them down and create the future you want.". I love that they are out of order, making me excited to think these will be included throughout the rest of the series.
I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.