Review: Heartsent by Kay Springsteen

Print Length: pages
Publisher: EsKape Press (March 29, 2016)

From With her strict no-dating-within-the-department rule, Firefighter Lina Standish has a nickname in the Salem Hills Fire Department: Lina 'Standoffish'. And she likes it that way. Things on the job could get too complicated too fast when co-workers dated. So she embraced her nickname and kept everyone at arms' length.

But Firefighter Kevin Daly has had his eye on Standoffish ever since a locker room incident nearly a year earlier, and now he plans to break all her rules. With the help of his niece and a hot-air balloon, he gets Lina's attention and she agrees to "hang out" with Kevin as friends off duty, to take it slow and see where things go between them.

Then Lina's life is turned upside down by a surprise miracle who doesn't even have a name. Kevin's ready to step up, but is Lina? 

My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

What a sweet and funny story! I love stories about firefighters, especially when it seems as though the author has some idea of what she is talking about - and thankfully it would appear as though Kay Springfield does! 

I loved the interactions between Kevin and Lina - from his "tricking" her into taking a hot-air balloon ride with him, to watching them try and find that balance between friendship, romance, and eventually a surprise that neither of them expected! I felt as though the author managed to handle this in a very "real world" sort of way. There were choices to make, and then the reality of the situation to deal with (Lina struggling to find her balance with the new addition for example), and I felt as though the author approached these trials in a very authentic way. 

Overall, I highly recommend this story to those who enjoy a sweet and well written romance novel with interesting characters. I would read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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