Knave of Broken Hearts

Knave of Broken Hearts

by Tara Lain

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ISBN-13: 9781632169624
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 08/03/2015
Series: Love in Laguna , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 200,098
File size: 2 MB

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Knave of Broken Hearts 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
CoffeeBreakandaGoodBook More than 1 year ago
Like the first book, this story features a construction worker who has never faced the fact that he is gay. Jim fooled around with someone earlier in life, but he never truly thought of himself as gay until his boss came out of the closet. Ken is an openly gay doctor who isn’t afraid to be a little different than the norm. He isn’t as flamboyant as some, but being Japanese he does a classier version out of respect for his parents. While there are some questionable scene within this story, I didn’t find them squeamish or distracting from the overall theme of the story. In fact, I like that it made these two edgier than and not as sweet as the characters in the first book of the series. It really took a while for Ken and Jim to get together, but when they did it was well worth sticking with the story. The strength they find from each other, to be whom they are and not what others want them to be, made the pairing that much more. SWOON! Overall, this is a fantastic story and series and I can’t wait to read the next book. While, I didn’t love this one as much as the first, it is still an amazing story worth the five star rating. *copy provided for review.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Francesca and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog Here’s the thing. I always come back to reading a Tara Lain story because I like her uncomplicated style of delivering. I really enjoyed the first book in this series as it was a bit of a gay-for-you story about a manly construction worker and she always seems to team those types with the very much out and obviously gay guy. This was a bit like that in a way. Our main characters are a closeted gay guy who supposedly didn’t know he was gay, and a successful doctor who is out and proud. Billy Ballew is the son of a very rich man but he left home and hasn’t had contact with his family since. We only know bits and pieces of what happened. But then his brother turns up on his doorstep looking for a place to stay after their father kicked him out because he came out as a gay man. Billy starts questioning his own sexuality after he meets the sexy Japanese doctor, Ken. See Ken looks just like the yaoi characters he’s used as spank material since he was a teenager. Now, in the flesh and very interested, Billy doesn’t know if he should give in to his desires and admit several things about himself, or continue denying his wants and not get Ken. I liked both characters and I liked the differences between them and how that made for a very interesting relationship. They both have family issues to deal with which added a nice layer to the story. What I wasn’t convinced about was the “gay-for-you” aspect the author tried to convey. I mean, if Billy constantly talks about the yaoi he’s liked since he was a kid, it doesn’t make sense to me that he never thought he may be into guys! So that whole internal argument about that I didn’t buy into and felt forced just to fit a trope. However, the story and the way it’s told still has the charm I come to expect from this author and it was a pretty enjoyable read. I am, as always, anxious to see what she comes out with next!
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars **I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Inked Rainbow Reads** This book was just as good as the first. If you haven't read that one, I suggest you do to get the full effect. I really liked Jim in the first book and instantly fell in love with him. When Jim meets Ken the attraction was immediate and boy could you feel the sparks. This series is one I wish came with pictures to see if the characters looks match what i have in my head. These men are smart, hot, charming (especially when it cones to mothers) and sweet! There was tension and drama and I even cried. It was another beautiful love story and I can't wait to read the next one. ~Angie
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
Holy sweetness Batman! Jim is such a teddy bear. Ken is sort of depicted as a player, but I didn’t feel that was so true. I found them both to be incredibly sweet and strangely occasionally naïve. Parts of the plot were predictable, but it didn’t change the effect of the events. They were riveting and they most certainly tugged at the heart strings. The supporting characters were superb as always. Constance and Ian were among my favorites, and I loved Billy’s role. I would have liked to see more of him and Shaz, but I understand why things had to play out the way they did. I just really can’t wait to see more in this series, especially since the next book goes back to Shaz’s world. Knave of Broken Hearts is a heartwarming sequel in an intoxicating series. Go grab this awesomely sweet and satisfying read!