ARC Review: Heartstrings by Toni Blake

Posted May 8, 2018 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Heartstrings by Toni Blake
by Toni Blake

3.5 Stars


Released: April 24 2018
Series: The Rose Brothers #3
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC

“Blake does a good job of going through the emotions to create a believable story. ”
~ Under the Covers

As a long-time fan of Toni Blake, I was really happy to get a chance to read this book. Although this is the first book of the series that I’ve tried, I found that it was very easy to fall into this world that Blake has created. I think if you’re a fan of small-town romances with a southern vibe to it, then you’ll definitely enjoy this book.

HEARTSTRINGS is a second-chance love story for Josie and Tanner. After fleeing to pursue her music career, Josie has suddenly returned to Sassafras, South Carolina it’s a big surprise for Tanner. Though they parted suddenly, there’s still a lot of chemistry between their characters.

To be honest, it took me a while to warm up to both the characters. But I think that’s mostly due to the fact that I am coming into this series without having read the other books in the series. With each brother getting a book, obviously the books will connect more and that attachment will be there from the beginning. Nevertheless, this book was a very quick and easy read. I am still in love with the way Blake writes, but this book does feel a lot more laid-back than some of her previous books.

Tanner and Josie do have a lot to overcome before they can be together and Blake does a good job of going through the emotions to create a believable story. I am definitely looking forward to going back to read the other books in the series.


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About Toni Blake

Toni Blake's love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel, nineteen notebook-pages long, and announced to her mother over breakfast one day that she was going to be a writer when she grew up. Since then, Toni has become the author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Her work has been excerpted in Cosmo, she's been a recipient of the Kentucky Women Writers Fellowship and a nominee for the prestigious Pushcart Prize, and she's also had more than forty short stories and articles published. Toni lives with her husband in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, genealogy, crafts, and snow skiing.

Toni has also written under the name Toni Blair.


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Thanks Annie for the review


Sounds cute….thanks

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine

Great review annie!!! Shared on all my socials!!