A Cracked Heart
International Love series #2 (2020)
by Aylen Ainsley
A Steamy Romantic Suspense Novella set in Chamonix, France
Mackenzie Doyle travels to Chamonix, France, to be maid of honor in the wedding of her best friend Emily Marchand. There Mackenzie meets handsome, intelligent, and charmingly shy Jules DuBois, brother of the groom Gabriel. Sparks fly. Jules and Mackenzie are immediately and intensely attracted to each other, and the sexual tension grows. Their love affair is interrupted when Mackenzie becomes lost in a snow storm in the Alps. Jules goes after her, determined to save her from freezing to death. Will he find her in time? And how will he be rewarded for his heroic effort?
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While in France to be maid-of-honor at her at her best friend's wedding Mackenzie meets the shy and charming Jules.
The characters develop and surprise themselves as they discover and explore their feelings for each other. I like the descriptive setting (I even looked it up on a map), the use of the French language (very approachable and not overwhelming), and that the characters seemed like they could be real people so they were relatable.
A Cracked Heart has interesting characters with backstories, confident female (and male) characters who have full lives, and the story keeps moving. There is suspense within the relationship that builds between Mackenzie and Jules as well as suspense when Jules must find Mackenzie when she is lost in an Alpine snow storm. The steamy sex was great too!
This was a very sweet romance story about an American woman and a French man who fall in love. I enjoyed the French references throughout the book. It made the story that much sexier. This story was a pleasure to read. It had it all. It was full of romance, suspense, and hot steamy sex! It was a fast read and read it in one day non-stop. If you're in the mood for a sweet, sexy romance with a bit of thrill, then give this one a try. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to read more books from the author.
Aylen Ainsley has done it again! Ms. Ainsley has delivered a steamy romance alongside a fun and engaging story - and a few heart-stopping moments too...the writing is of a very high standard and the plot is strong. I might just be converted to steamy romance as a regular reading indulgence!
~~ Dawn L, Dawn's Book Reviews
This is the second in the series of International Love. The stage was set in the first in the series Hong Kong Hot where Gabriel’s brother Jules and Emily’s best friend and Art Dealer, Mackenzie meet for Emily and Gabriel’s third wedding.
This story involves international business, art fraud, kidnapping, rescue and hot steamy love, not just sex. Jules has been involved with ski bunnies since his past serious relationship broke up in embarrassment. Mackenzie has been so involved with her art gallery she hasn’t had time to love.
When these two get together, WOW. Spicy! Enjoyable, great characters, fast moving and difficult to put down. Can’t wait for the third in the series.
Mackenzie is on her way to France to be the maid of honor at Emily’s wedding. There she meets sexy but shy Jules, brother of the groom. When these two meet their chemistry sizzles. I enjoyed this sweet, heartwarming romance. This story has suspense, passion and fun.