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 cocky 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 noboy’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!
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.
This is a hard book for me to review. Parts of it I really enjoyed and other parts not so much. Lately I have been finding it hard to find books that hold my attention from start to finish but Fumbled Hearts definitely did. It was a longer read and yet it never felt like it. I would have even been happy to read more. It was kind of addictive even when there was drama. Sometimes there was way too much of it for my liking though. I found it hard to believe it was a high school romance. I think it would have been better set in college. I liked both the hero and heroine yet at times they made me so mad. I did however love Parker one of the secondary characters and I really can't wait for his story.
HEA [spoilers removed]
Cheating/OW/OM [spoilers removed]
Any push/pull [spoilers removed]
Any couple separation [spoilers removed]
Angst Level: High
Heat Level: High
Safety group triggers [spoilers removed]
So if I had to sum it up...
GAH!!! The devilishly handsome playboy meets the sassy broken girl and well, HOLY TIGHT FOOTBALL PANTS THIS WAS AMAZING!! I immediately fell in love with "Lolli" what can I say I'm a sucker for a gal who's an utter hot mess by all means of the word. Cocky Nate has no idea what wild ride he's about to be taken on.
Opposite worlds collide in the BEST OF WAYS! The passion was consuming, the sexy bits were 🔥🔥 and the glimpses of vulnerability gave goosebumps for days. The humorous dialogue had me DYING and falling in love with Parker (What can I say I may have been rooting for him the whole time).
Basically this story had everything you could want, it was heartwarming, funny, and completely pulled on all my heartstrings. Well done Meagan Brandy, FANTASTIC 🙌🏻