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HARTSTRINGS by L.L. Collins is available now for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
This is a contemporary romance title that is the 3rd book in the Jaded Regret series.

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Tanner Hart, the All-American bad boy bass guitarist of Jaded Regret, has one motto— play women’s bodies like he does the strings of his guitar— hard, in tune, and giving it his all until the show is over. The only strings he wants attached to him are the ones he plays on the stage.He has quite the reputation, even with his own band, and he likes it that way. It keeps the truth of who he really is locked deep inside. But there’s so much more to him than anyone really knows…

Now that he’s successful, he can afford to find out what really happened to the only girl who’s ever held his heart. The only thing is…will he really want to know the truth?

When Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Shepard finds herself in a situation she’s been in too many times before, she expects to do what she’s always done— cover it up, accept the apologies, and move on. She knows trying to get out is futile. What she doesn’t expect is for the world famous Tanner Hart to burst into her life like a knight in sexy armor.

When their lives collide and hearts get involved, can Tanner keep his hartstrings from being tangled up in his past, or can he make a new kind of music… with his heart?

My Review

“Without her, I’d be lost. Without me, she was a wandering target. I’d never let that happen. I’d always be her shield, and she’d always be my salvation, my reason to keep going in this life of ours.”

Let me just take a minute to say wow. This book was so gripping. This is my first book by L.L. Collins, and I have got to say, this author has totally made a fan out of me.

Hartstrings is told from dual points of view and from the moment you start reading, you are just sucked in. I am not kidding you when I say that this story sucks you in from the very first page. From the very first page, I was hooked. I had to know more. My heart ached for Tanner and his sister and I just had to know what happened next. Flash-forward  many years into the future and Tanner is living the life that he’s always wanted. He’s famous and has women at his disposal. But, there’s one woman that’s always been on his mind, and that’s his sister. Although he doesn’t share his past with anyone, he’s never forgotten about her and has always wondered what happened to her….The night Tanner meets Mackenzie, his entire world is torn upside down. He saves her from a situation that is all too familiar. He wants nothing more to protect and save Mackenzie, but Mackenzie isn’t quite ready yet. She knows her situation is bad, but fear can make you do some pretty bad things. Fear, especially the kind Mackenzie lived in, almost cost her, her life…..

Wow! I honestly don’t know what to say. This story was intense and heartbreaking. The subject matter was difficult and it hurt to read. Mackenzie’s story just broke my heart. I wanted things to get better for her. I hoped that she could find a way out. I prayed that she would get the happily ever after that she deserved. Now, I’m not going to go into too many details, but I will say that this book does deal pretty heavily with domestic violence, and it’s not easy to read some of the things that happen to Mac. But, what I can say is that the author did an amazing job with it. The subject matter was handled it so well.

But, there is so much more to this story than what meets the eye. This is a story about hope and fear. This is a story about loss and the family that you choose. This is a story about friendship and deserving more. This is a story about love–the real love. The love that you’ll continue to fight for, no matter the consequences.

Hartstrings is absolutely incredible. It is well written and the emotional journey that it takes you on….trust me, it is well worth it. The characters are flawed and so real, that just can’t help falling in love with them. And if anything, you’ll find yourself rooting for them to get the HEA, they deserve.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*



SENTENCED (Jaded Regret, #1)
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SNARED (Jaded Regret, #2)
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HARTSTRINGS (Jaded Regret, #3)
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L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys, reading, and writing. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She’s the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus a new standalone, Back to the Drawing Board. Visit LL on her website, and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!





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