Monday, November 13, 2017

Hardheaded by Kim Law

Construction tip #1: Never anger a hot-tempered woman who knows how to wield a sledgehammer. And right now, Jill Sadler is spitting mad. Her company is competing on the wildly popular show Texas Dream Home, and she intends to give it her all. The opposition: We Nail It Contractors, helmed by the man who once married her… and walked out twenty-four hours later. Jill can’t let Cal Reynolds take this round. Not when she has her foster sisters and years of righteous resentment spurring her on.

Winning the contest would do wonders for Cal’s firm. Getting under Jill’s skin is just a bonus. She paints him as a villain, though Cal had no choice but to leave. Yet being around Jill again—fiery on the outside, vulnerable and warm underneath—is setting off sparks that can’t be blamed on faulty wiring. And the only way to fix the Jill-size hole in his heart is to risk everything and see if this love is built to last…

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Second chance romance
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This is a sweet story about coming home, being happy, and letting things go.

I will admit that at first, this was hard for me to really get in to. However, I am glad that I stuck with it, because despite all of the blunders and hardheadedness in the story, it turned out to be a great story about forgiving, love, and moving forward.

We are given glimpses of what was before – the kind of relationship that Jill and Cal had when they were young, in love, and thought nothing could go wrong. The way that the story was written, I liked that we were given just snippets. I found myself looking forward to seeing what happened next.

Jill and Cal both have major issues that they need to work through.

I really hated Cal during parts of this story. He made me cry for Jill's sake. However, the secondary characters in this book, especially Jill's sisters, were hilarious and pushy and I really enjoyed how they shaped the story.

The competitive nature of all of the characters helped push the storyline along and in the end, I really liked how it turned out.

I hope the other sisters get their turn!

3.5 stars

This is the first book in a new series and I am looking forward to future installments. There is something rather hopeful about second chance romances, and this is no exception, although I wasn't convinced it would work for quite a while – wow, stubbornness can slow things down!

I rather liked the TV show basis to the story, as it made us viewers as well. Getting some elements told whilst filming adding a degree of funny/angst to the tale. There are some really funny moments from the sisters. Although we get both sides of the story, I was very uncertain as to whether I could grow to like Cal, thankfully it all worked out in the end. Just took a while to convince me, I guess.

For a low anxiety, fun, and romantic second chance story, this makes for good reading – be patient in the beginning, and it will all work out in the end.

As a child, award-winning author Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories. Before settling into the writing life, however, she earned a college degree in mathematics and worked for years as a computer programmer. Now she’s living out her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. She’s won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Hardheaded (Deep in the Heart #1) by Kim Law to read and review.

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