Pierced Hearts (Southern Charmers, #1) by Ahren Sanders
Title: Pierced Hearts
Series: Southern Charmers, #1
Author: Ahren Sanders
Genres: Contemporary Romance, #2ndChanceRomance
Release Date: November 10, 2019
Back in the same town I ran from years ago and the man I left behind.
Pierce Kendrick, the man I’ve never stopped loving.
The day he walked up to me with his cocky smile, everything changed.
Now, I don’t recognize the cold, harsh, bitter man that stands in his place.
It’s time Pierce knows why I left, and the secrets that drove me away.
Nothing could prepare me for what happens next.
The man I loved reappears. This time, he’s a powerhouse, determined to get back what we lost.
Can it be that simple?
Darby Graham, the woman who ruined me, has returned. She rolls back into town, stirring up memories and feelings that I buried long ago.
One look at her and I know she’s been hiding something. What I don’t expect is for the truth to rock my world. For a second time in my life, I’m helpless against the power Darby holds over me.
Her resistance fuels my determination.
My insistence drives her wild.
She says we’re impossible.
I say she’s wrong.
And I’m going to prove it.
Darby Graham thinks I’m crazy.
She’s about to see how crazy things can be.
5 iScream Cones
"I may have lived without you, but I wasn't really living, not until that day in May when my heart started beating again because you were back."
Would it be rude if I mention how surprised I was by how amazing this book is? Not that any of her previous works were not good, but damn, this one is sooooo amazing it needs to be elevated and appreciated appropriately, you know? I floved it...hard.
Pierced Hearts is about childhood sweethearts who never got over each other. She walked away from the love of her life ten years ago and neither of them has been the same since. There are so many unresolved feelings and words that need to be spoken. But, if that happens, so does the pain. Not that either of them has been able to hide their brokeness from those close to them. So, it makes perfect sense that when she comes back home she does so covertly, trying to stay under his radar to avoid a confrontation. How fun it was waiting for him to finally figure out she was there and find her!
Ten years ago Pierce was young and dumb. That's the only explanation I can give for him letting her go and not going after her. When she left she took his heart with her, along with his mind. Yeah, if letting her go was a bad decision, what he does next takes the cake. SMDH 🤦
Can I just say, the chemistry between these two is so strong that everyone in their vicinity feels the vibration when they're in the same room together? I wanted to start a betting pool for how long it would take them to finally give in and give it another go, cuz you know I got a big book addiction that needs funding.
Oh, and another thing, young dumb Pierce turned into big, buff, bossy, alpha Pierce. Another reason I'd have a good chance at winning that bet, right? And then there's the fact that young, impulsive, Darby is all grown up and gorgeous and is not a pushover. Nope, she's badass and can give as good as she gets. I gave her a virtual fist bump for this one..."One thing you need to learn about the adult Darby is that threatening me with anything that involves sex is never a threat." You go girl!
There are so many things I want to gush over and share with you, but you need to dig in and enjoy it for yourself. I just know that y'all are going to love this story, along with the colorful support characters, as much as I do. I'm so thrilled that it's only the beginning of the Southern Charmers series and there is more goodness to come. The line forms here...
Ahren spent her formative years living in an active volcano. There her family made collectible lava art. She studied rock collecting at the Sorbonne in France. There she met the love of her life-her pet pig Sybil. She returned to the states and started writing. She is happily married to a guy who used to live under a bridge and she met while pole-dancing.
Now, meet the real me. I grew up in the south and consider myself a true “Southerner”. Most of the special locations mentioned in my books are reflections of my favorite places. Living on the Florida coast, my family spends a lot time at the beach which is where I usually can be found with a book in my hand.