Reckless Hearts – Heather van Fleet

Three alpha men and a baby.
What could possibly go wrong?

From boot camp to the Iraqi desert, best friends Collin, Max, and Gavin have been through hell and back. But these rugged Marines might need help facing their biggest challenge: raising Collin’s nine-month-old daughter, Chloe.
After the death of his girlfriend in an accident, Collin Montgomery has sworn off serious relationships. His buddies have his back-and convince him it’s okay to cut loose sometimes. Enter the hottest, smartest girl he’s ever met. But what he really needs is a nanny.
Addison Booker needs a job desperately-and fast. She shows up to interview for the nanny position only to find the sexy, cocky man she can’t get out of her head. Collin knows hiring her is a bad idea-they disagree about almost everything-but Addison is so good with little Chloe. And there’s no substitute for chemistry, right?

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Published: February 2017

ISBN: 9781492637165

My review
The storyline of Heather van Fleet in Reckless Hearts is definitely prone to some hilarious situations. A single (hot) marine dad with a cute babygirl, living together with two army buddies? Yeah, the banter between them is funny and contagious. So, Heather does a very fine job in describing the very real characters of Collin, Max and Gavin. If I’m honest, I found the broody Gavin and the flirtatious Max even more interesting characters than main character Collin. Of course, he is the alpha man, with a sad past (if your girlfriend dies and leaves you an adorable baby, you indeed have a sad past). But other than that, Collin is mostly in constant battle with his conscience…. and with Addison. Sparks are certainly flying between Addison and Collin. But since they both don’t really know what to do with the situation (technically Collin is Addison’s boss, since she’s Chloe’s nanny): there is a lot of struggling between them.
At sometimes it is even a bit frustrating and longwinded: do you like each other? Or not? But fortunately we also have Max, Gavin and Lia (Collin’s sister). They keep the story flowing, and you can feel that there is something brewing between Max an Lia. But what? I suppose we will find out in the next book? I can’t wait. As for Collin and Addison: if you want to know if opposites attrack: read Reckless Hearts.
Four out of five stars from me, with a thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for providing the ARC.

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