HEARTS AND THORNS (Magnolia Cove #3) by Ella Fields
Release Date: January 3rd
Genre: New Adult
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Jackson Thorn was my best friend and worst enemy, but that didn’t stop me from wanting him.
From first words to high school halls, our childhood years braided a bond that wove in a direction neither of us could predict or outgrow.
Forbidden became a word we ignored.
It wasn’t that we didn’t care.
It was that we cared too much.
We had it all planned out.
We thought we could make it.
We thought we’d been careful.
But all we managed to do was prolong the inevitable.
Hearts and Thorns is a standalone full length new adult novel from bestselling author, Ella Fields.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Angst and forbidden love come together spectacularly in this book!
Willa and Jackson have always shared a special bond. Although stepsiblings, they are just a few months apart in age and we’re raised practically as twins from the time they were toddlers. Everything changes when they become teenagers, however, and share their first kiss with one another.
It’s a bumpy road from there on out, and Ella Fields takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster ride as Willa and Jackson try to navigate their changing feelings, dating other people, not being able to stay away from the last person you should be feeling something for. And for a while, it’s beautiful… until the fallout. I really hated Jack for what he did, what he put Willa through… until THAT SCENE in front of her dad’s house. And my heart broke for him.
The book is set in two parts, the second being five years after high school when Jack and Willa are unexpectedly thrust back into each other’s lives. Their past hasn’t been dealt with very well by either of them, but in drips and drabs, the truth about what led to their relationship imploding back in high school comes out. But it’s still not quite a rush to a HEA.
Ella Fields does a great job of showing (not telling!) how the breakup and family disgrace affected both of them, and their parents as well. I felt that there was a bit of a letdown with Willa’s mom and her apology, especially after all that Willa had been put through. But ultimately, there is a lot of healing, necessary healing, for all parties involved once Jack gets over himself and stops being so damn stubborn.
I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, which I guess center on some of the other couplings. The friends are there enough to support the story, and left me interested enough to check them out at a later date.
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
About the Author:
Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in Australia.
While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters to her cat, Bert, and dog, Grub.
She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.
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