The Hearts We Burn is book three in Briana Cole’s Unconditional series. Ms. Cole is still approaching familial and romantic relationships from a fresh viewpoint and does not disappoint in this continuation of her urban romance series.
Kimera “Kimmy” Davis’s greed has landed her in a life or death situation. She and her young son are being held hostage by a madman. She’s screwed up her life and left her family in turmoil. Life in captivity is tough, but she may have stumbled upon an ally. He’s handsome and fine, and he’s eliciting emotions that Kimmy thought she would never feel again.
The story is revealed through the alternating viewpoints of main characters, Kimmy and Adria, Kimmy’s her best friend and sister-in-law. The author handles this sometimes tricky writing technique easily with appropriate chapter headers. The characters are fully-fleshed and utterly believable. The plot twists will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The Hearts We Burn is a story of love, betrayal and revenge that elicits the full range of emotions. Ms. Cole tests the bonds of love and family once again.
In my review of book two of this series, The Vows We Break, I said that I would definitely be reading The Hearts We Burn. I’m glad I did. This novel is definitely “not to be missed”. I am compelled to rate it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to all readers of romance.
My thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: February 25, 2020