Review – Hearts and Bruises (Hearts #1) by A.M. Brooks


Hearts and Bruises by A.M. Brooks
Series: Hearts #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon


With love comes pain.
And with pain comes scars.

Believe me, I have had my share of it all.
After my mother’s death, my father couldn’t deal.
So once again, we’re moving.
To a town full of lies, darkness, and corruption.
All masked in sunshine and money.

But then I meet him…
My biggest mistake.
My biggest temptation.
A royal pain-in-the-ass.

And Darrian King is no prince.
He’s controlling, aggressive, and downright wrong for me.
But what he dishes out,
I give right back.
After all, love hurts.
And so do we.


Hearts and Bruises is A.M. Brooks debut novel, but you would not believe that after reading this emotional and angsty as f*ck story that had me wholeheartedly captivated within the first few words on the page. The moment I began reading I was instantly sucked in and found myself devouring this story in one sitting because I was completely invested in every second of Nora Sutton and Darrian King. Their romance started off with a bang right from the very beginning and before I knew it, I was falling hopelessly in love with them. Suddenly without a single warning, things drastically changed between them and the entire dynamic of the story took a turn I certainly did not expect. However, I absolutely loved every single twist and turn that the rollercoaster ride of their relationship took me on!

My chest was beating in overdrive and all my heartstrings were being pulled in a million different directions as their story totally engulfed my every thought and emotion. At times I found myself right on edge, wanting to scream out in frustration from all the angst that surrounded these two. Who knew that loving someone could cause so much pain, but oftentimes the truth will set us free!

There is so much more I want to say, but it’s impossible to comprehend all of my emotions right now, especially after that shocking ending. I cannot wait to dive into the next book, Hearts and Flowers, to see what’s in store for the next part of Nora and Darrian’s journey! If it’s anything like the first book, then I know I am in for a bumpy ride…



About A.M. Brooks

AM Brooks is an author with a variety of stories; Contemporary Romance, New Adult, and mature YA Her writing style is suspenseful and sometimes leads to heart-wrenching conclusions. With a background in forensic psychology she really goes for those investigative, dark and twisty feels. And of course, lots of love!

Brooks enjoys reading as much as writing. Television shows such as Criminal Minds, Scandal, and One Tree Hill are her go-to binge worthy series. She loves spending time with her friends and family with a good glass of beer or wine. If she isn’t reading or writing, Brooks is Pinteresting future home projects for her wonderful husband to accomplish.

Connect with the author: Website | Facebook | Bookbub | Goodreads


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