Review: Heart Trouble

Heart Trouble (Ashe Sentinel Connections # 6) by D.J. Jamison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*

When Gage Evans gets a look at his hot nurse, he’s smitten immediately. Too bad he’s given the nurse the impression he’s some kind of daredevil. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Gage is a college journalism instructor writing a series of guest columns that require him to jump into new experiences — a fun bucket list, but one that does nothing to convince Ben he’s not an adrenaline junkie.

Fresh off his latest heartbreak, nurse Ben Griggs is wary when one of his patients shows an interest in him — especially when that patient showed up in the ER after a motorcycle accident. Ben’s ex was a biker, a friend with benefits, and he dropped Ben cold when someone more interesting came along. Ben isn’t the kind of guy who can hold the interest of an adrenaline junkie like Gage Evans for long. The last thing he wants is to lose his heart to the wrong man again.

The more Ben gets to know Gage, the harder he is to resist. He can only hold on for the ride and keep his guard up as much as he can. But Ben’s lack of trust seriously gets in the way of building a relationship, and Gage will only be patient so long. Can he trust Gage enough to give his heart, or are they destined to have a fling that goes nowhere?

I had a thing for Ben when I read about him in the last book Hard Press (Ashe Sentinel # 5). He was so sad at the end and I had so many pity with him. This book is about him. And what a hot male nurse he is. :3 ❤

I liked that we got a great insight of this character. Ben’s hesitance to date Gage at the beginning is well explained and you feel with him – but also Gage’s pushing is really charming – you can’t resist him 😉 I really loved that we saw two guys very vulnerable and telling their feelings.

The book had a great balance between sweet and hot scenes and dramatical one. Especially the part with Zane and the misunderstanding the whole thing brought was a good climax. Another was at the end with Ben’s mother. I had high sympathy with Zane and hope he’ll find his happiness in one of the future books. He is such a charming minor character. He is also smart and nice, it would be a shame. 🙂

The erotical scenes between Ben and Gage were hot as hell, I could feel the passion in every line. But I was also very touched by Ben’s vulnerability and his confessions – although they were only known by the reader first. In retrospect it makes totally sence why Ben is feeling this insecure and is only open for a short fling.
Though it gave a great insight of the guy’s problem in giving trust. On the other hand we had Gage with his problems and his own troubled emotios and I guess Ben and Gage will fill each other’s holes (yeah, pun intended 😉 *smirk*) equally – they are great together and well balanced. 🙂

Another great and emotional book. 5 ouf of 5 stars… Highly remommended as well as the other 5 books of the series. :3


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