Review: A Reclusive Heart by R.L. Mathewson

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Review: A Reclusive Heart by R.L. Mathewson
A Reclusive Heart
Book Info

Released: 16 November 2011
Series: Hollywood Hearts #2
Pages: 192

The combination of sexy and hilarious in A Reclusive Heart has a way of completely drawing me into the book and the characters so, before I know it I have finished the book and am left craving more. ~ Under the Covers

Jamie has decided to abandon her life as a modern day hermit and a pushover and enter the world and has become the newest employee of Rerun Publishing. The only problem with that is that the world is full of people like the supremely confident and handsome Nick who seem to walk all over her and who is unfortunately her new boss. But, Jamie is determined to put her old reclusive and shy self behind her and do all the things that she didn’t have the nerves to do before and Nick is the perfect guy to guide her in quest for new experiences.

Once again R.L.Mathewson has penned a fantastic read; funny and romantic A Reclusive Heart pulled me in from the first page. The combination of sexy and hilarious in A Reclusive Heart has a way of completely drawing me into the book and the characters so, before I know it I have finished the book and am left craving more. The main source of both the sexiness and the laughter comes from the relationship between Jamie and Nick, the interactions with each other ranged from sweet and tender to hilarious and it was a delight reading Jamie unknowingly wrap Nick around her little finger.

This is number two in the Hollywood Hearts series and you do briefly see the characters from the first book, but it isn’t necessary to have read book number one to fully enjoy A Reclusive Heart; it reads really well as a standalone as well. So I highly recommend you pick this book up, it is a short read but it is bound to leave you with a big smile on your face.

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About R.L. Mathewson

Before I tried my hand at writing I was a receptionist, cafeteria worker at the college I attended, museum worker, bellhop, and about a dozen other different things that are pretty embarrassing so we're just going to skip over those things and pretend that they never happened ;D

I can't just sit around with nothing to do while I try to be deathly silent so that I don't wake up one of my children and send them into a blood curdling screaming fit. So, to fill the time I started to read again. When I was in school I was a bookworm, but got away from it as I grew older. I was drawn back into my love of reading by Julia Quinn's What Happens In London. It was a wonderful, witty book and I fell instantly in love with romance novels.

Some of the romance novels that I read were great and I couldn't get enough, I started to play with the idea of writing a book. Several months later I finally gave in and tried. For four months straight I worked day and night until finally I finished my first book. Then of course I re-read what I wrote, cringed and deleted the entire book and started over again.

After reading an article about self-publishing I knew that was the way I wanted to go. I like the freedom to write what I want, when I want and publish a story that I hope others will enjoy reading. It gives me a great deal of freedom and allows me to retain full control over my work, which of course allows me to set the prices of my books and make them affordable for everyone 🙂 Which of course is the reasoning behind the $0.99 price tag for my books.

That's how I became a writer and why I self-publish. Well, that and I'm pretty laid back and don't want to be hassled with contractual obligations. That would just cut into my writing time, time with my kids, reading time and my hot cocoa addiction. Yes, I am thoroughly addicted to hot cocoa and if you're interested in experiencing the perfect cup of cocoa you can find the recipe for my cocoa somewhere on my author blog.

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  1. ” …it is a short read but it is bound to leave you with a big smile on your face.” – definitely go on my TBR list:)

    Thanks for the fantastic review Suzanne 🙂

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