BOOK REVIEW⎜Just A Heartbeat Away By Cara Bastone

If you’re craving a feel good romance, THIS IS IT.
This book has the most powerful slow burn I’ve read in a while, prepare yourself for some intense YEARNING. It felt so good to hope, wish, desire and NEED along with the characters. And the delivery? I didn’t expect it to be so HOT. The sex on page is equally smoking and heartfelt. So much HEART! So much HEAT!

Book Infos

Some people change your life
Others change your heart

Newly widowed dad Sebastian Dorner was unraveling at the edges—until his son’s teacher, Via DeRosa, threw him a lifeline. Now, two years later, they reconnect at Matty’s new school, and an inconvenient but unmistakable jolt of attraction crackles between them. But why does the first person to spark with Sebastian in years have to be a millennial? Is twentysomething Via really too young for him or does fortysomething Sebastian just feel too damn old?

A former foster kid, Via’s finally forged the stable life she’s always dreamed of—new job, steady income, no drama. The last thing she needs are rumors about her and a single dad at school. But why does she keep being drawn into his capable, worn-flannel orbit? And why does being around Sebastian, Matty and even their dog, Crabby, seem to spark so much want?

They’re trying to ignore the tension threatening their friendship. But sometimes what’ll heal you is just a touch—and a heartbeat—away…

Author : Cara Bastone
Title : Just A Heartbeat Away
Series : Forever Yours #1

Number of pages : 313
Publisher : HQN Books
Release Date :  June 30th 2020
Genre : Contemporary Romance

My Review

If you’re craving a feel good romance, THIS IS IT.
This book has the most powerful slow burn I’ve read in a while, prepare yourself for some intense YEARNING. It felt so good to hope, wish, desire and NEED along with the characters. And the delivery? I didn’t expect it to be so HOT. The sex on page is equally smoking and heartfelt. So much HEART! So much HEAT!

Delightful storytelling, engaging dialogues, and complex characters, I can’t choose whom I prefered: the single dad, his kid, their dog, the heroine, their best friends, the gossipy coworkers…
The cast of secondary characters brought so much to this story, layers upon layers of warm, real and happy feels.

We have mature characters not afraid of talking and some touches of levity brought by their flirtatious thoughts. The hero’s inner battle regarding the dating scene, texting/sexting was adorably fun to read and watching him interacting with the heroine, Violetta, on page, was so cute it was disarming. Sebastian is not only an amazing dad (widower) but also a gentle and caring soul. This man had me smiling all afternoon with how endearing it was to see him fight the crush he has for his son’s teacher. His relationship with his kid is both adorable and admirable and the bromance going with his best friend Tyler is amazing.

All I know is that I feel positively recharged, my heart is full and happy from reading this book.

✔︎widowed single dad
✔︎heroine is his son’s teacher
✔︎age gap
✔︎friends to lovers
✔︎slow burn
✔︎bromance
✔︎humor
✔︎dog stealing the show 🐶
✔︎no drama!

Author Bio & Links

Hi, I’m Cara!
I’m a full time writer living and writing in Brooklyn with my husband, son, and an almost-goldendoodle. My goal with my work is to find the swoon in ordinary love stories.

I’ve been a fan of the romance genre since I found a grocery bag filled with my grandmother’s old Harlequin Romances when I was in high school. I’m a fangirl for pretzel sticks, long walks through Prospect Park, and love stories featuring men who aren’t crippled by their own masculinity.

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