Series: Hearts #6
Published by Self-Published on June 8th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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3 weeks. 5 cities. 15 impossible stunts. One reality show.
Trevor Cross came into Reya Cabrera’s world with a bang and faded out with a whimper. They vowed to make it work, but life had other plans. After chasing his TV dreams for years, Trev finally became the UK’s next big reality star, but he alienated his family and friends in the process. Now he finally has everything he ever wanted. Women. Money. Fame. But none of it means anything when he doesn’t have the one thing that matters most: love.
Money leaves a gaping hole. Fame surrounds him with loneliness. And no woman makes him feel like Reya used to before the whirlwind of success pulled them apart.
He has a plan to get her back. However, with a hectic filming schedule looming, the only way to do that is to convince her to come on the road with him. Reya has been stuck in a rut for a while, and the opportunity to travel across Europe and play her music for new audiences seems like heaven. The only catch? She has to do it with the one boy who ever got close enough to break her heart. But he’s not a boy anymore, and as she gets to know him again she can’t deny her respect for the man he’s become.
Every time she’s around him her heart feels full of air, like a balloon about to pop. Little does she know, Trev’s feelings are just as tumultuous as hers. One thing’s for sure, these three weeks on the road together will either make them whole again or break them irrevocably.
**Hearts on Air is a contemporary romance and book #6 in the Hearts series, however it can also be read as a complete standalone.**
Hearts on Air is an enjoyable second chance romance involving two former best friends turned lovers.
Trevor and his friends are thrill seeking freerunners who develop a reality show that follows their adventures around Europe. What the heck is freerunning (also known as parkour), you ask? It’s basically an extreme sport where participants run like a bat out of hell through complex and risky obstacle courses in a public setting. Think jumping between rooftops, scaling fences, climbing light posts, etc.
Reya and Trevor are total opposites. While Trevor is spontaneous and loves the spotlight, Reya is a cautious and introverted musician. They’ve been best friends for two years, and all the while Reya has suffered from a case of unrequited love. Just as their relationship changes from friends to lovers, Trevor’s show takes off and becomes a massive success. Soon their romance and friendship fade to black.
The key word here is fade. There’s no explosive argument resulting in a breakup. Trevor isn’t even a complete douche. He may be clueless and a bit careless, but Reya doesn’t express what she needs and she barely puts up a fight to save their relationship. Trevor also accepts their split with too much ease. They’re both to blame, so I didn’t understand her two-year grudge against him. I needed more of a reason to dislike Trevor. I can’t say I sympathized with Reya very much, and that kept me from connecting with the couple at first.
My favorite parts of the book involve filming the TV show. The behind the scenes aspect is quite exciting. I also thoroughly enjoyed Trevor’s entertaining friends and co-workers, even though there’s a relationship that, while dynamic, makes little sense at its core.
I began to understand Reya more as the group travels, and watching her experience life instead of merely existing was a pleasure. I especially loved Trevor’s zest for life and I appreciated his transformation into a more steady and thoughtful man.
Although the book lacks the wow factor I wanted, Hearts on Air is still an entertaining story. I think fans of the series will be pleased.
Recommended for fans of:
Second chance romance
Reality adventure TV
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**
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