Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Rebuild My Heart by Ariel Tachna


A love built to last.

When Derek Jackson is hired to renovate the LGBT bookstore that’s also Owen Hensley’s home, opposites attract. Derek is a big burly blue-collar guy, about ten years older than slight, sweet, and bookish Owen. As they spend time together, it becomes clear that each handsome outside leads to a beautiful interior. Far from the shy twink he appears, Owen has a rock-solid foundation that helped him put himself through college and start his own business. Behind Derek’s strong façade waits a tender heart that’s been battered by a rough family past—something Owen understands.

After Owen’s runaway nephew lands on his doorstep, it throws a wrench in their plans. Derek can’t ask Owen to choose, but he doesn’t think he can take second place with his lover the way he always has with his family. Can they find a way to keep their romance standing?

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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Sarah☆☆☆☆
Bookshop owner Owen and builder Derek are an unlikely match but as Derek spends months renovating Owen’s home and business, the two men slowly start to realise how much they do have in common.

Both Owen and Derek have a whole lot of hang-ups and baggage. Owen has been treated badly by his family and his romantic partners. Derek’s family is such a mess he doesn’t allow himself to have partners. The result is the slowest and most angst-filled courtship I can remember.

However, even though I found the relationship infuriating, the book worked for me because I fell hard for Owen and Derek immediately. I love the relationship Derek has with his friends and the way he mentors Thane’s teenage sons. I love Owen’s passion for his bookshop and the relationships he has with his staff and his customers.

This story didn’t quite work for me as a romance, but I loved it as a story about two men with rich lives, solid friendships, and interesting jobs. I don’t love kids in romances, but I really liked the older teenagers in this one. I always love Ariel Tachna’s prose and this story is beautifully written and full of thoughtful reflections.


Also Available in the Lexington Lovers Series

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our A Matchless Man post.


Book 3
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B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo
Dreamspinner Press

For reviews & more info, check out our Stage Two post.



When ARIEL TACHNA was twelve years old, she discovered two things: the French language and romance novels. Those two loves have defined her ever since. By the time she finished high school, she’d written four novels, none of which anyone would want to read now, featuring a young woman who was—you guessed it—bilingual. That girl was everything Ariel wanted to be at age twelve and wasn’t.

She now lives on the outskirts of Houston with her husband (who also speaks French), her kids (who understand French even when they’re too lazy to speak it back), and their two dogs (who steadfastly refuse to answer any French commands).

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Rebuild My Heart (Lexington Lovers #4) by Ariel Tachna to read and review.

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