When Elle Keaton offered me the opportunity to review the third book in her Crimes of the Heart Trilogy, I asked if it could be read standalone, and she immediately offered me the first two to catch up and I'm glad she did! The characters all recur in the series and you truly benefit from reading all three stories in order, so let's dive in and meet everyone!
Arnie is adorable! No matter how ill thought out his revenge plot is, the fact that he works toward what his heart wants is truly endearing.
Feinted Love is truly low angst, and a very nice level of heat. It also introduces us to several of the characters who feature in the second and third books. For me, it was a quick read with humour, believability and just enough quirk to make me want to move on to the second book...
**Feinted Love is currently free to buy on Amazon, so why not take a chance**
Bring on the family drama! This one had a few twists I wasn't expecting and the drama definitely added a layer to the story! For this book, I think you definitely need the backstory from books 1 and 2, because Arnie features as a very prominent side character and so does another character, whose story you need to know to really get the full effect...
The Boyfriend Gambit really was a culmination of the series and is the one you should least likely want to read alone...
I'm sorry that the story ends here because I'm definitely going to miss Nonna and Nonno and all of the guys!
Rating: Book 1 4 stars, Book 2 5 Stars, Book 3 4.5 Stars for a 4.5 Stars overall