July 20, 2022

A slow-burn romance full of banter!

Haunted Hearts: A slow-burn small town romance

A woman on the run wants anything but her car to fail her in the middle of nowhere… But that’s how it all starts, and she will find more than a little help from the locals, especially when it comes to an ex-navy officer with issues. They seemingly would have rather been left alone… until they found each other!

This is an easy-going read, full of romance and yes-but-maybes. If you like it slow-burn, engaging and funny at times, you will enjoy this summer read absolutely free for a limited time only!

Haunted Hearts: A slow-burn, small town, enemies to lovers, ex-military standalone (Little Hope series Book 1) by Ariana Cane

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Sometimes looks can fool you. But sometimes, they can’t.

The only thing Alex ever wanted was to be left alone in his secluded cabin, away from people who judge him for the scars he wears as a badge of dishonor. He got used to living with it along with severe PTSD from his years in the Navy. And he likes it just like that: alone and quiet.

The only thing Freya wants is to get her car fixed and get the hell away from Little Hope, where she got stuck thanks to a popped tire and “helpful” locals. Unfortunately, those friendly citizens of said town and fate have other plans for her: they like to stick their noses where the sun doesn’t shine. As a result, Freya becomes well acquainted (a little too well) with Alex, who is rude, messed up, and hot as hell with his huge, damaged body and hidden under the ever-present cap eyes.

After just a few days, this weird little town in Maine begins to feel like home, and Alex starts to feel more like a man and not a growly bear people constantly warn her about. But everywhere she goes, her troublesome past follows.

Will she stay at Little Hope, where bears are seemingly everywhere? No pun toward Alex intended… I think.

They say All Roads Lead to Maine. But do they end there?

This slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers, contemporary romance is standalone, featuring an ex-military guy/jerk with a severe case of PTSD and anger issues and a woman on the run from her troublesome past. The steam level is boiling (eventually, hence the slow burn) and reaches 2,5/5 in ‘peppers’ meter. Has triggers (see above). It can be read as it is, but better if enjoyed as part of the series. Each book contains a story about a different couple-no cliffhangers.