Fool Hearts by Emmy Sanders

Fool Hearts is a slow burn country romance about enduring love and never giving up. It may take time to get there, but love is always worth it in the end.

From the blurb:

Best friends. Unrequited love. A story that spans decades.

At twelve, he was my best friend. At sixteen, he became my crush. And now, at thirty-four, he’s the man I’m still pining after.

Falling in love with Easton was never part of the plan. But now that I’ve done it, I can’t seem to stop. It doesn’t help that we’re living under the same roof. Or that Easton is so dang sweet, I want to lick him from head to toe.

But Easton is straight, and all the cattle in Texas won’t change the fact that he’ll never look at me the way I see him. I want someone who can love me back. And I won’t be able to find that while I’m hung up on my best friend.

It’s time to find a way to say goodbye.

I always knew I was a little bit different than everybody else. When kids my age were hooking up, all I wanted to do was sit on the ranch with Wyatt and plot out our future. I didn’t need anyone else.

When Wyatt leaves Plum Valley, he takes a piece of me with him. When he returns at the moment I need him most, he helps me to heal and feel whole again. We have a good life now, Wyatt and I, best friends still after all these years.

So when I happen to catch my friend down on his knees in the barn, I don’t understand why, all of a sudden, I’m thinking things I shouldn’t be. Now, I can’t stop wondering and wanting.

But would taking that chance with Wyatt risk the best thing in my life?

Fool Hearts is a small town, longtime friends to lovers romance with a whole lot of pining, a bi-awakening in a barn, swoon-worthy cowboys, a roller coaster of emotions, and one very HEA. It’s book 1 in the Plum Valley Cowboys series but can be read as a standalone.

Heather of NotGuiltyofBooks Review:

This was a beautiful love story that spanned a lifetime.

At times heartbreaking and sad, but still beautiful and loving.  A true best-friend to lovers, decades long slow burn that will satisfy your soul.  Wyatt and Easton have always loved each other in all ways, except physically.  It’s not until after, what feels like a lifetime has passed, that what should have been obvious becomes possible.

If you are looking for an epic romance that will give you all the feels and will make you complete when it ends, this is the one for you. It comes complete with some tears, and a lot of ‘awww’ feelings and a resounding happy sigh at the end.

I enjoyed the dual POV narration style that was easy and flowed well, keeping you engrossed along the way. Really I just love a good cowboy love story. As debut novels go, this was top shelf.

Rating: 5 Stars

Autumn's Review:

I'm from a small town and know exactly how the community things of the black sheep of the family, which made this book all the better.

First time reading a book from this author, and I have to say I am impressed. I loved how the emotion was set through the pages. I loved every minute of it. Wyatt and Easton may seem like an odd pair, yet fit perfect together. They both have struggles and living in a small town doesn't help matters when you are gay. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

Fool Hearts is a sweet, epic friends to lovers romance that builds over time.  Childhood best friends... slow burn to the realization that it's not just Easton pining for Wyatt...

I am so excited to have discovered another new one-click author!  I loved her ability to write a slow burn, dual POV story that held my interest from beginning to end, taking me as a reader on an epic journey with Wyatt and Easton.  

Anyone who loves a swoony small town, epic, best friends to lovers, cowboy romance with all the feels and a bisexual awakening is going to make Fool Hearts a definite re-read.  I can't wait for the next Plum Valley book!

Rating: 5 Stars

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