Fumbled Hearts (Tender Hearts #1)by Published 01 Jan 1970
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He’s the persistent playboy who refuses to walk away. I'm the impassive new girl with nothing left to give.
Things are about to get complicated...
After months of refusing, I finally agreed to make the move to Alrick Falls. My family thought it was best - that a new scene would be good for me—and I was sick of having the same conversation.
So here I am, and the plan is simple. Smile through each day and avoid her at all costs.
Until the cocksure quarterback comes into play.
The last thing I want is his crooked grin and dark brown eyes focused on me.
Yet here he is, constantly in my space, pushing me, daring me to care. Telling me what I think and feel, as if he knows.
He doesn't know anything. And I plan to keep it that way.
"Fumbled Hearts (Tender Hearts #1)" Reviews
☆☆☆☆☆ 5+ STARS ☆☆☆☆☆
Fumbled Hearts was such a refreshing read. I love it. Page after page, I couldn’t get enough. What a strong and a sure hit for new author Meagan Brandy. She sure made a fan out me, with her first book. I love her characters and how matured, they were for teenagers. Heroine Kalani is such a strong character. She was independent, witty, fun, sarcastic, bold and beautiful. I also love her unique name, even her nick name Lolli. Then there’s Nate, who started out as such a douche and became so much more. He became very lovable, sweet, caring and such an alpha male.
I love this book, Kalani got me in the beginning with her smart mouth and very hard a** attitude. She never let anyone bring her down and didn’t have a care in the world what anyone thought of her, because she knew who she was. I wasn’t sure about Nate in the beginning, because he was just another jock who got everything he wanted..until Kalani. She made him work for her attention and work so much harder for her affection. But no matter how much they tried to stay away from each other, their pull was strong and it didn’t take long for them to get together. Their connection was electric and oh my how I love them together. Sure they had their childish ways, but they really did act like they were so much older than they were. These two were hot together, from their steamy shower sex to their truck bed quickie.
”Thinking about you fucks with my head.”
“Hearing that raspy, sexy ass voice of yours gets me riled up.”
“And touching you? Touching you sets me on fire.”
Kalani was nobody’s girl..until Nate made her his. They truly were magnificent together. They moved like a couple who’s been in love for years. They felt each other when one was near and communicated their feelings through looks alone. They were like magnets, who really stuck together no matter what they did or was going on around them.
I really enjoyed the heck out of this book. I highly recommend this book to all the sports romance lovers out there.
5 WHAT FOREVER FEELS LIKE STARS!!!
THIS BOOK!!! It's everything and THEN SOME!!! An absolute must read! And it's on my TOP 17 OF 17 List! Watch out for Meagan Brandy book world!!! She's gonna knock you on your ASS! Loved loved loved this story!!!
My heart has been COMPLETELY and UTTERLY consumed by this story. From the moment I opened my kindle, I was a goner. Kalani is one of my most favourite heroines EVER. She’s real, she’s sassy, she tells it like it is and doesn’t fuck around. And the minute her and Nate came together, I felt the sparks and magic between them. I was one hundred percent engulfed by their chemistry.
Nate. Holy Jesus. His cockiness set my loins on fire. His sweet, sexy, dirty words to Kalani seared my soul. I’m not joking. God. I’m so in love with him. He helped her so much, I could cry just thinking about it. I’d melt into a puddle of lust and feels every damn time he’d say “Kalani”. I shit you not I could HEAR his rough, sexy voice saying her name.
The side characters. CHRIST! I loved their friends and my god his family!!! I want to be adopted by his mom and dad. There were so many fun and special moments I have a smile so huge right now just thinking about some of the scenes between all of these characters. I don’t think I’ve ever highlighted a book so much.
What I love about the story is how much it made me FEEL. Fumbled Hearts made my HEART do all the things. It swelled, shattered and ached. There were many moments that had me swooning hard. There were moments I cried. And let me tell you there definitely scenes that made me want to throw my damn kindle. HARD. I was so pissed and upset for these characters in certain scenes that I felt sick and I was literally shaking. Because I was so attached and consumed by Nate and Kalani, I felt like I was feeling everything they were. Experiencing their happiness, pain and hell to the YES their pleasure. That says something. Meagan Brandy did all these things to me with her beautiful, emotional and captivating story telling.
If you’re looking for a sexy, fun and emotional new adult romance that will fumble your heart in all the best ways possible, then take a chance on this debut author. Swear to god I felt ALL of the EVERYTHINGS! I’m still feeling them! What am I going to do with my life now? Time for a re-read!
FUMBLED HEARTS IS LIVE!
IT’S 2018 AND AUTHORS ARE STILL BASING THEIR PLOTS ON GIRLS ATTACKING GIRLS
This book drove me wild, and not in a ”Oh my god Tom Holland is standing right in front of me” kind of way. It was more like ”Oh my god these characters need pushing off a cliff” kind of way.
If I go into detail for everything that’s wrong with this book, this is gonna be one long review. So I’ll try and keep it short and sweet for ya, but I make no promises.
Slut shaming/characters judging people they don’t fucking know - straight off the bat, our main character Lolli (her real name is Kalani, so I have no idea where that nickname came from but never mind), immediately labels her as a slut whilst she’s walking down the stairs. The slut shaming just keeps coming as you go through the book, and it’s so tiring.
A main character who is not like the other girls - Kalani (I can’t call her Lolli, it’s just plain daft) is literally told by three different boys that she’s “something else”, and at one point I think I pulled something behind my eye because I rolled them so hard.
THE mean girl - obviously, there’s a mean girl, which I’m fine with because, duh, there are plenty of mean people in the world. That’s fine. But the mean girl in this book is possessive over the love interest (despite being knocked back by said love interest) and only hangs out with girls who aren’t as pretty as she is.
I would just like a mean girl to be mean because that’s just how she is, as opposed to being threatened over a guy, you know?
We also have a female lead who tries to be funny and hard and independent but actually comes off as a bitch. Kalani is probably one of the most unlikable female leads I’ve ever read about. She puts other girls down constantly (at one point she literally calls herself a judgemental bitch and then PROCEEDS TO JUDGE ALL THE GIRLS IN A FIVE MILE RADIUS OF HER. Like wow what a way to show remorse way to go), is “just like a guy” only with boobs, has three different guys from the football team mooning after her (she bounces from all three, which is cool, you can totally spend time with whoever you want, but you should also consider people’s feelings and not lead them on by going on dates with them, having someone else crash that date, and then leave with the date crasher to kiss him against a truck), and she’s witty and a smart arse and is basically just viewed as perfect.
I think what the author was trying to do with Kalani was make her strong and independent, but she just didn’t manage. Kalani’s oh-so-witty quips were cheesy, and she was just downright rude at times. She literally crashes football practice, goes onto the pitch (is that what you call the American football grass? Idk I’m English, man) and then proceeds to tell the fully qualified football coach how to do his job. Like, she spots a problem with his team in five minutes that a QUALIFIED COACH couldn’t see.
Now, usually I would be all over a girl who knows her sports, but Kalani was just...too much. She was too perfect, all the guys wanted her, all the girls hated her/wanted to be her...there was literally no room for any other characters because the book was taken up by Kalani. Like, Nate, the love interest, is just such a shallow character, nothing about his character is explored; he just pines after Kalani, and that’s all his character is.
I could literally rant about this book all day, so I’m going to stop now.
If you’re okay with girl on girl hate, girls being viewed as objects, slut shaming, a judgemental female lead who can legitimately do no wrong and who is not like other girls, cheesy writing, and a cast of characters that belong on the cover of Vogue, then you might wanna give this book a try. Otherwise, I’d strongly advise you stay away from it.
Gotta start off by saying I cannot believe this is Meagan's debut book. It is EVERYTHING I want in a NA read.
Kalani is a fierce, funny and somewhat broken teenager who has had to grow up way before her time. She is independent, loyal, smart and beautiful. I loved everything about her character and her backstory. Nate is the QB - seemingly the typical high school man whore, big man in town and perfect son. When the two meet sparks fly and the game of cat and mouse begins.
Luckily for Kalani there is actually more to Nate than she first thought and throughout the book I fell in love with him too. I adored the chapters in his POV, they really showed who he was, the real him. He breaks through her barriers and gotta tell you - he is one swoony SOB. I smiled a lot while reading his parts and loved his gentle side.
"I kind of hate he knows what to do and when to do it. Then again, I kind of don’t"
It wouldn't be a NA read without plenty of angst, laughs with your BFF and a little heartbreak. I definitely needed tissues a few times. Throw in a plot twist and fantastic supporting characters and you've got one hell of a read. I look forward to many more stories from this author and definitely recommend this book.
I received an ARC of this book.
Ahhhh...am I in a different universe,
how did this book get so many 5 star
reviews? Am I missing something?
This is my WORST READ OF THE YEAR,
maybe ever. It was an insult to my
intelligence. First, do we need to give
everyone a nick name? Or a different
name than the one they were born with?
So we have Kalani, or Lolli or Lolli Bear,
who is this girl? Is she 19 or 40? Just
complete and utter stupidity. I am
not going to rant, and rant, like I soo
want to do, BUT I DNF'd this book
when Kalani, Lolli, or Lolli Bear decides
that she is so good at football that she
is going to instruct the COACH on
how to you know, COACH HIS TEAM.
And instead of THE COACH kicking this
girl off the field, HE TAKES HER ADVICE.
But, I don't want to forget that Lolli Bear
is so extraordinarily beautiful that every
boy, man, in her presence falls at her feet!
Yeah, that's when I finally DNF'd. I will
not only NOT read another book by this
author, but I almost cancelled my
Kindle Unlimited Subscription, due to
the absurdity of this book.