Author: K-lee Klein
Book: Unbroken Hearts
Series: Unbreak My Heart #2
Page/Word Count: 200, 61K Words
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 11, 2017
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Country singer turned rancher Brett Taylor fought his way out of the bottle so he could have JT Campbell in his life. JT’s patience, intelligence, and humor broke through Brett’s walls of depression, and now the once-isolated rancher and his young California guy in search of himself are together on Brett’s Texas ranch.
While Brett and JT are more in love than ever, they’re still dealing with past baggage and learning how to move forward. Brett’s former lover casts a long shadow over their lives—one JT tries to pretend doesn’t bother him. Can Brett soothe his fears with the sort of sappy, sentimental Valentine’s Day JT was taught to shun growing up—but secretly always wanted?
When Halloween rolls around, a costumed night out at the local bar might lead to another romantic first. And on Christmas morning, JT awakes to some sweet loving and the most meaningful gift he could ever imagine. The New Year truly brings a new beginning—ushered in by some silly, sparkly, and sexy fun.
One year. Four important holidays. Two men who have worked hard for the love and trust they share and the bright future that’s finally within their grasp.
First Edition published as Unbroken Hearts and Unwrapped Hearts by Amber Quill Press, 2014.
4.5✨s – This was a whole bunch of sweet and sometimes sappy, wrapped up in romance and I just loved it! It’s delivered with western flavor by a Texas cowboy, so the sweet isn’t too cloying and the romance is completely suited to the holiday themes. It’s not all mushy though, as Brett and JT are shown developing their communication and being more open, but not without some small failures at times. Brett redeemed himself, mostly, for hitting JT in book one and I’m glad they discussed it honestly in the narrative. The story follows JT and Brett through a year of holidays, from Valentine’s Day to New Years, as their love deepens over time.
JT is still pretty insecure about comparing himself to Walt, and worrying he doesn’t measure up. Brett is quite eloquent, in his own way, in reassuring him that he’s the perfect man for him as he is now. They have serious dialogues, lightened with Brett’s eloquent humor, and lay Walt’s ghost to rest. JT grows more secure with the family he now has around him and Ray and Millie still keep both men on their toes! The song Brett wrote for JT was so touching and I liked seeing that evidence of his musical past. There are a few hot, smexy scenes but they don’t dominate the narrative. It’s a very satisfying follow-up to the first book and nicely timed for the holiday season.
About K-lee Klein:
K-lee Klein loves guys with long hair and tattoos, and you’ll often find her front and center at her favorite rock concerts. She has bounced around Western Canada all her life, but will always consider the solitude and beauty of the British Columbian mountains home. Her life is blessed as the proud mother of three now-grown but still spoiled kids, the servant of two bossy felines, and the wife of a truly patient husband.
Her writing muse is terribly temperamental, so to keep him close by and in check, she had him inked on her left calf. The gorgeous, long-haired, mostly naked, kneeling angel that resulted is truly a work of art, although he’s still a handful and hopelessly uncontrollable. She writes on his schedule and inspiration.
K-lee tends to fall easily into obsessions. When something grabs her attention, she jumps into it headfirst with complete abandon. Actors, musicians, superheroes, fictional characters, and brainwashed assassins all hold spots on her cannot-get-enough list. She once followed Thirty Seconds to Mars around the United States and Canada and saw them perform fourteen times that year. Obsession sometimes leads to ideas for her kneeling angel to turn into stories.
Although an introvert in person, she’s extroverted online and has met many wonderful friends there, sometimes with the added fun of meeting them in person at gay romance conferences. She’s grateful for all the people in her life who accept her as she is and support her through her ups and downs as mom, wife, and joyfully obsessed writer.
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