by Amy Jo Cousins

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BN ID: 2940158957673
Publisher: Amy Jo Cousins
Publication date: 01/25/2018
Series: Full Hearts , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 479,149
File size: 311 KB

About the Author

Amy Jo Cousins writes contemporary romance and erotica about smart people finding their own best kind of smexy. She lives in Chicago with her son, where she tweets too much, sometimes runs really far, and waits for the Cubs to win the World Series again.

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HeartOn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
HeartOn by Amy Jo Cousins is a sexy LGBTQ romance with two men exploring their bisexuality for the first time in a vacation romance that leaves them wanting more. Deion, a pro football player, is sidelined with a possible career ending injury when he visits his ex-teammate Josh, happily partnered up with massage therapist Benji (see HeartShip for their story) in Miami. Josh and Benji have opened up their own clinic offering personal training and massage and are up front that they'd like Deion to move to Miami if he doesn't get back into the NFL, but Deion is not ready to consider anything other than playing ball. In Miami he meets Carlos Kelly, a set designer from a big, traditional Puerto Rican family and a friend of Benji's. They'd met once before when Deion had visited and there had been a vibe between them, but one neither was ready to explore. Well, now they are ready. Finding excuses to spend time together, Deion and Carlos explore more than just friendship. Their sexual affair is an exploratory one, neither having been with a man before and soon they have trouble keeping their hands off each other. The consequences of 'coming out' are unknown, with Carlos's family members a toss-up as to whether they'd accept him being with a man and Deion sure to have issues with the NFL. And besides, their arrangement is only supposed to last for 4 weeks. What will they do when they find themselves wanting more than just a fling? I loved this story! (and hello, hella sexy cover!). It's a lighthearted, fun and very steamy romance, with lots of laughs as well as emotional heart tugging moments. Benji and Josh are the perfect welcoming committee for Deion who is worried about what the future holds and needs a place to let things go for a bit. His attraction to Carlos is returned equally from the start, and though they shyly admit to each other that they are bisexual (for Deion a big revelation to get out in the open for the first time), they are eager to figure out what that means for them in the bedroom. The sex scenes delve into realism not often seen in a romance book but make it that much more authentic for the characters. Carlos's Puerto Rican heritage and family are integral to the story as is the football culture that Deion is used to. It adds another layer of complexity to their vacation fling. With time ticking, Deion and Carlos's relationship goes from fun to more serious but with no easy answer as to what to do when Deion has to return home. Difficult choices need to be made on both sides, but the end result is a happy ending and sweet epilogue. Chalk up another romance for my 'best of 2018' folder!
amatate More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars- Sometimes I’m in the mood for a romance that will put me through minimal angst but still deliver all those warm fuzzies. HeartOn was precisely that. While this is the second book in the Full Hearts series and there’s an overlap of characters, HeartOn can easily be read as a standalone. Carlos and Deion were introduced to readers in the first book of the series, and while I liked the glimpses, I knew very little about them and started this book with a clean slate and no significant expectations. HeartOn picks up well after HeartShip, which made for a nice continuation of the story as readers get to see how the couple from the first book are doing without it taking away from Carlos and Deion’s story. I liked that HeartOn featured characters who were still very much finding themselves- professionally and personally- without them being young or immature. I also found the idea of two closeted bisexual men exploring their attraction to one another for the first time to be fairly unique and interesting. And I loved that the author and characters didn’t keep these scenes too serious- many were definitely steamy, but they also contained humor, addressed insecurities, and contained plenty of swoony romantic moments- giving the narrative a very honest feel. While I liked the first book in the series, it felt a little underdeveloped and I was pleased HeartOn went a little more in depth with the heroes personal and relationship struggles as they decided if they wanted to publicly out themselves and pursue a relationship with each other. There was definitely some conflict and angst, but it was minimal, which made this a really pleasant read with an ending that was a perfect capping to the story. The couple was adorable together and had me grinning time and time again. If you enjoyed HeartShip or are just looking for a sweet, easy romance with just enough conflict to drive a plot and keep things interesting, I undoubtedly recommend HeartOn. *Received eARC from author. The author had no influence over this review*