Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shining Star Award: Knave of Broken Hearts by Tara Lain

Title: Knave of Broken Hearts
Series: Love in Laguna, 2
Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 224
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Jim Carney has a full time job—running from himself. Since he walked out on his wealthy family at sixteen because he’d wrecked his best friend’s life over some yaoi graphic novels, Jim has lived a macho, blue-collar existence of too much booze and too little responsibility. Then Billy Ballew, the man Jim most admires, gives Jim a chance to come through as his construction supervisor. For once, Jim is determined to make someone proud. Then Jim goes in for a physical for his new job and his yaoi dream comes to life in the form of cardiologist Ken Tanaka. Jim discovers he has two heart problems—a wonky mitral valve and a serious attraction to his doctor. But Ken is a major player, and Jim might be just a notch on the doc’s stethoscope. To Ken, Jim is unforgettable—but the living embodiment of his traditional family’s worst nightmares.

How come the minute Jim decides to be responsible, he finds himself taking care of his kid brother, getting a proposal from a wealthy woman, making a deal with the devil, and winding up in the hospital—when all he really wants is the Knave of Broken Hearts?

Knave of Broken Hearts is the second book in the Love in Laguna series by author Tara Lain.  I loved this one for many reason one was the Yaoi I love that myself so I was very excited to see that in this book too. 
The first person we meet is Jim. Jim is pretty much a slob. He isn’t really into the girl he is dating. He owns a construction company.  If you remember Billy from Love in Laguna, 1. Well he is trusting Jim to finish up his job while he is on his honeymoon. Jim wants to do a good job so badly sometimes he forgets it is okay to say no to people. He has never been lead foreman before but he is a good person and well qualified he just has to believe it.
Ken, now Ken meets Jim at Billy’s wedding. Ken looks like Jim’s Yaoi dream come to life. The chemistry is instantaneous.  But Jim is straight…or is he?
Both have commitments that keep them from each other at first. They both have to learn to trust their love and hearts to each other.  I loved this story it is beautiful and I couldn’t put it down. I liked the different cultures were addressed too. I felt like the author did their homework and knew what they were talking about.
When you want a love story that shows dreams sometimes do come true this is the one to pick up.

                        Five Shooting Stars and a Shining Star Award 

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