Reviewed by Roberta
TITLE: Intertwined Hearts
SERIES: Men Of Snowcroft Book 3
AUTHOR: Christi Snow
LENGTH: 355 Pages
Release Date: October 12, 2017
Three people who’ve given up on love…
After a brutal, late-night attack in his restaurant left Chef Hudson Richmond too traumatized to even enter his restaurant again, he escaped to Snowcroft. Now he’s trying to find a new normal when the reality of his world is a man’s touch makes him sick and his dream has become his nightmare.
Leigh Vaughn lives in a man’s world running Vaughn Construction with her brother, Jamie. She’s tried to be feminine and failed over and over again. Growing up with only her brother, father, and construction crews to guide her, Leigh has no idea what a feminine wile is, much less how to deploy them. But when Jamie and Trevor begin to research finding a surrogate to carry their baby, she knows this is something she can do. Hell, it’s not like those parts are getting used for anything else.
When this small town came looking for a new police chief, David Warner jumped at the chance. After a traumatic betrayal by his partner on the police force, he’s burnt out and jaded. And his love life has been even more depressing than his work life. He’s made one true connection in the last five years, but she disappeared without a trace the next morning.
Three people who have given up on love, may just find a new beginning where they least expect it…in Snowcroft. But love is only supposed to happen in twos. How can they make it work with three intertwined hearts?
Trigger warning: This book features story-lines that involve past assaults and betrayals, but has a guaranteed HEA for three people who couldn’t deserve it more. male/male/female.
Now, I’ve read the other two Snowcroft books and I was really excited to see that there was another one coming out. I was a bit apprehensive when I saw that it was m/m/f. I’m not going to lie, I was really nervous to read this book as I really don’t like girl bits in my m/m books. I’ve read some before and I’m mostly all about the love story between the two men. However, I’ll say that this author really came at this story really well. I was engaged the entire time. I will say that at one point I wanted to smack the hell out of Leigh…but as I read more…I began to understand and could forgive her for being the way she was.
Hudson…Holy Hannah…I remember him from the first book and I was wondering what was going to happen to him. I liked his character and I wanted more of him. Well, we get more of him in this book!! Hudson…I felt so damn bad for him. That he was assaulted and couldn’t really remember what had happened to him. That he was spiraling so far from who he was. That just about broke my heart. To see this really strong, self confident character lose that…it was hard…however, I have to say that Hudson really came out the other side. He’s not healed entirely…but he’s getting better.
David…I have to say that I really liked him. I liked that he was this really authentic person who was raised in a commune…golly, that was one of my favorite parts. David who has his own demons to battle…getting shot by his ex-partner and the betrayal of that and then the side-eyes that he gets from his fellow officers…yeah…that wasn’t cool in the least. I like that David was openly bisexual. I love that he wanted the two of them and put it out there. That he was so open about what he wanted…I liked that about him. I really liked that dealing with the fallout of his history and yet, he was looking forward.
Leigh…I liked her in the first book. I liked that she was strong and ballsy and could hang with the guys. I get where she’s coming from when you’re one of the guys…it’s hard, if not impossible for them to see you as anything else. I liked that overall, she was happy with who she was. She knew herself and liked herself. Leigh had her insecurities about not being girly enough…but she was good in her own skin. I really like strong women like that. Happy with who they are. Leigh was pretty strong thru most of the story…she fell apart after she gave birth and that gave me pause until it was explained more and I have to say that the author did a really great job going into postpartum depression and the after effects of surrogacy. I applaud the author on doing her research.
Now, I’m not gonna lie and say that the sexy times in this book were not as HAWT as All Get Out…they truly were and it was really nice to see that once they got there…they were all in there together. But…that brings me to my one niggle…really…a guy who has been gay since forever…now he has this emotional relationship with this woman and then he’s totally down with the sex…I’m sorry…this was the one niggle that I just can’t get rid of. I’m sure that it happens…I really am…that just seemed hard for me to digest. But…it’s fiction and I need to get over it.
Overall…this was a really great story about three people who are having to deal with so much and their growth not just as individuals, but as a triad. They loved and shared and supported each other and that was really the very best part of the book.
While reading this book, I thought of another character, Law and then he came on screen an then to see that his book is coming out in November. I really can’t wait!!!