*Review: Dark Hearts by Micalea Smeltzer

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Synopsis

I’ve learned that not everything is what it seems. If you start to look too close, you uncover things people don’t want you to see. It’s why I hide. It’s why no one knows the real me. But he sees me. He sees the darkness in my heart but he’s not afraid, because he’s like me. They say opposites attract, but we’re proof that like-and-like are a far more potent combination.

Novalee Clarke is hiding from a past she wants to leave behind, and Jacen Kensington is running from his.

The thing about hiding and running is eventually the thing you’re trying to escape catches up to you.

And when it does?

It changes everything.

Review by Amy M

I am a fairly new fan of Ms. Smeltzer’s writing but I am already so wrapped up in her characters I can’t wait for more after each book. In this series you have had little peaks at Jace and Nova during their encounters with some of the main characters in her first two books and I was very curious about Nova from the beginning. For me I didn’t really get to know much about Jace in the other books but I quickly became glued to finding out more.

Jace and Nova had this friendship between a guy and a girl that most people believe that never exists because they always get involved and ruin things, but when things have already been as bad as they can get, what would stop you? I am an honest to goodness fan of Novalee!! For different reasons I have wanted to dye my hair so many different colors and to read about Nova and the discovery about her past shocked me to tears. (I am a big fan of purple hair and always will be a fan!)

At the beginning of this book I had many theories about how things would play out, because I am a guesser and can’t help myself before I dive into a book, but when I barely made it half way through I had no idea what would happen with this group of friends and their futures. I absolutely love that about Micalea’s writing style and imagination into her characters. Jace was this sexy singer who made me fall in love with him, while also being completely wrapped up in everything Novalee! I was a little disappointed on how it ended but overall I loved it! These two and this book has been my favorite Micalea Smeltzer read so far and my level of fandom is growing by the book!

4_5-star-review

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