Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Heart of Stone by KK Allen

Release Date: September 27


Benson Bexley has a heart of stone.

Apparently, nothing changes.

When he returns home after a decade gone, I recognize him right away.

How could I forget him?

He’s the same cocky flirt who slid dirty poetry to me in art class.

With the same stone-cold stare that shields his soul from the world.

And that same sharp-edged jaw that cuts straight through a heart like a dagger.

Fortunately, I see right through his arrogant charm.

Even better, he doesn’t remember who I am.

And I have no intention of reminding him.

After all, it’s only a matter of time until his nomadic life takes him away again.

When he relentlessly pursues me, I devise an evil plan.

Play along with his dirty, poetic charm. 

And then give him a taste of his own medicine.


It’s not in my nature.

But Benson Bexley deserves nothing less.

It’s time for that heart of stone to shatter.



⁣ 🖤A steamy revenge plot

🖤Forbidden student-teacher vibes

🖤“Good girl” virgin heroine

🖤Stone-hearted hero

🖤Brothers / family dynamics

🖤Small island town setting

Heart of Stone is a standalone in the Camp Bexley series. Weight of Regret and Moments In Time are available now.


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Available in Kindle Unlimited 

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Holy moly, broody hero! Benson and Brooklyn are on fire in Heart of Stone. I really, really, REALLY didn’t like this dude when I started reading this book, but that was the point. Because KK Allen somehow made a totally despicable guy into a swoony hero by the end of this book. Benson’s character went through such a transformation, and I was rooting for him to get the girl.

A constant thread throughout the Camp Bexley series is how a family tragedy impacted the lives of the brothers, and Benson was hit hard after his twin brother died. As a result, he’s become a guarded, cocky, aloof man and when he returns to town after a decade away and doesn’t remember Brooklyn — the girl whose heart he crushed — she takes an opportunity to get some payback.

Of course, things don’t go quite as Brooklyn planned because, underneath that cocky exterior, Benson is a tortured soul in a prison of his own making. I loved the journey that Benson and Brooklyn went on in finding peace and a happily ever after. Heart of Stone is a wonderful story of redemption, forgiveness and second-chances, all wrapped up in a heartwarming love story.

I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet K.K. Allen

K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn. 
K.K.’s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, coming of age romance stories that will make you fall in love over and over again. 
Born in Hawaii, raised in Washington, and currently residing in Florida, K.K. lives for laughs with her little dude, the great outdoors, watching football, dancing the night away, and her eclectic taste in music. 
K.K. also loves connecting with her readers and attends signings when she can! You can find upcoming event dates and other information at:

To learn more about K.K. and her books, visit here



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