Heartbeats and Roses: A Small Town Valentine’s Day Romance (A Hartwood Holiday Romance) by Jae Dawson is a contemporary romance. I went in with hope but once again I was unable to fully connect with the characters and with the romance, I didn’t feel the passion I felt more friendship than that burn of passion. The old-fashioned wording used for the romance was off putting. I like the premise is full of promise, but the story just didn’t flow for me.
I liked the idea of the secret Valentines and what Rose wanted to do for the town. I also liked that she is confident and is happy where she is at in her.
I am still open to see what the next book will be like. I am not giving up yet!
Reviewed by @jennadb