Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Painted On My Heart
AUTHOR: Kindle Alexander
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 392 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 1st, 2017
Artist Kellus Hardin let love and loyalty cloud his past decisions, a mistake he definitely won’t make again. Now, lost and alone, he’s left to pick up the shattered pieces of his broken heart while facing the truth of his reality.
Arik Layne exudes power, confidence, and determination. But when an encounter with the guarded artist shakes him to the core and alters all his future goals, he finds more than just his heart on the line.
For Kellus, opening himself to love isn’t an option.
All Arik wants is to make the artist his.
Can love create a masterpiece when it’s painted on your heart?
First I have to mention that Kindle Alexander has a way of telling a story, including several different characters from other books while not having it be overwhelming or disorganized. I was actually surprised how she pulled other characters and I actually remembered their stories. I loved that.
Painted on my Heart is pretty dang good. I thoroughly enjoyed it and as I’ve come accustomed to with this author she really pulls the emotions out of her readers. I was so frustrated, hopeful, angry, bewildered, happy, concerned, sad, empowered and so many more different feelings.
This book, IMO, was a test in patience because you really are put through it with Kellus…oh Kellus…
Kellus Hardin is an up and coming artist. Severely emotionally abused by his ex, Kellus likes to keep his life private and avoids all personal entanglements. Kellus’s top priorities are his art and his health so he just doesn’t have time for much else.
Arick Layne makes it a point to always get what he wants. And what he wants is Kellus Hardin. But Kellus makes Arick work harder than he ever has before so it’s no surprise that Arick falls fast and hard. But the road to Kellus and Arick’s HEA is rocky, to say the least.
I really did enjoy these characters, especially Arick’s steadfast belief in his feelings for Kellus. Kellus’s overwhelming guilt frustrated me but I knew it was a direct result of the tremendous amount of abuse Kellus received from John.
You really work for every wonderful moment between Arick and Kellus but I think it made the readers more emotionally invested in the characters as well as the story.
I really liked this one but know it will work for every single “awwwww” moment but they are so worth it.