Queen of Tarts review of
by Dorothy F. Shaw
My life has been uncertainty and drama recently and I haven’t made time to read many books…. but when I saw that Dorothy F. Shaw had a new release with Unworthy Heart I wanted to try it. I’m so thankful I did. For a few days I was able to curl up and focus on a Maiya and Ryan’s troubles and put mine on the back burner.
The writing in Unworthy Heart reminded me of what I love about the romance genre. Romance tells stories of people finding love, learning, trusting and hoping for a happy ending. Sometimes there’s steam and *fans self* Dorothy writes wickedly hot smexy times! She also made me feel like I knew Ryan and Maiya… and she made me want more in this series!
I adored Maiya. She’s a tattooed red head (I think I need to go back to red hair), smart, driven and successful in her professional life. Ryan is a yuppie-ish single dad, smart, driven and climbing the career ladder. And they both carry baggage, not matching luggage… but an equal amount of carry ons to unpack.
There’d been virtual sparks between them as they began to work together on a project and the scene when they meet in person made me giggle. Those sparks turned to flames! Maiya was so hoping it was all in her head! I loved seeing them flirt and get to know each other. As Maiya and Ryan explore their relationship I just held on for the roller coaster. Their heat was off the charts! Ryan let out his dominant side with Maiya and she learned that she trusted him to take control… They also let down their walls and learned to trust each other with their hurts and hearts.
A few of my fav lines.
♥ Then he kissed her. Wet, hot and wild. His tongue moved into her mouth and she chased it, sucking and tangling her with it. And her heart cracked open. It was too much… He was larger than life; everything she needed and never knew she wanted. Maiya couldn’t stop her feelings now if she tried.
♥ He did things for Maiya he shouldn’t, yet he couldn’t stop himself. A deep motivation to take care of her, in a way he was sure no one else had, kept rising to the top and propelling him.
If you’re looking for a hell’a hot romance with realistic obstacles to overcome and relatable characters that make you laugh, cry and sigh… and want to shake someone. 😉 Then give Unworthy Heart a try!
The Queen of Tarts
♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.