Sweetest Heartbreak (Sweetest, #1) by Heather Bentley
on November 8th, 2017
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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When naïve, humble, and beautiful meets arrogant, brash, and handsome, it can only lead to…Sweetest Heartbreak
Twenty-three year old Leah Dawson is better off than most, and she knows it. With a supportive family, a great job out of college, and her best friend, Eli, by her side, she doesn’t take anything this life has to offer for granted. A lesson she learned when she lost her dad to cancer. Another lesson she’s learned? Don’t date your best friend. But she and Eli worked through the awkwardness and are now firmly planted in the friend zone. Until she meets Eli’s other best friend, Heath, and true feelings are exposed.
Fresh out of rehab, Heath Braeburn is Leah’s opposite in every way. Spoiled. Reckless. Impetuous. The only thing they have in common is Eli, who has been by Heath’s side through it all, including when his mom up and left years ago. A fact he’s never gotten over. But at twenty-four years old, it’s time to prove that he’s not the man everyone has come to expect him to be. Starting with Leah. She is his clean slate. His game changer. But will he become Leah’s biggest regret?
This is a story of what happens when friendships are tested, words go unspoken, and hearts are broken. And how three friends all manage to find their way back to each other.
This is Book One in the Sweetest series. It can be read as a standalone and has a HEA. It is New Adult Romance and is told from both character’s POV. Due to strong sexual content, coarse language and mature subject matter, this book is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
“I swear to you, I will never hurt you again.”
She turns away and whispers, “You’re hurting me right now.”
What I love about Heather’s writing is that she gets down to the realness of it all. The heartbreak, the mistakes, the emotion, and the healing. She covers it all and this story is a prime example of it.
Heath and Leah’s story isn’t perfect. It’s ugly at times and beautiful in others. Some of the ugly was brutal but then you have some of the beautiful and that is flawless. Sweetest Heartbreak reminds readers what it means to put your heart out there and never know what kind of journey it will take, you just have to trust it and enjoy the ride.
The friendship and the family love in this story is a lot of my favorite parts. All of the supporting characters were just as amazing as Heath and Leah.
Throughout this whole ride you wonder how she could redeem the characters and heal your heart. Well she does it and she did it with such skill that I’m still shocked this is her sophomore release. I’m still floored Beautiful Lies was her first book. That was one of my top books last year.
I recommend this book, grab it now and fall in love with her writing like I have.