Title: Loving Hart
Series: The Hart Family #3
Author: Ella Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay
Destiny gave them each other…
From the moment he saw her, Spencer Cross knew that Delilah Hart was special. Understanding that she needed him to be strong for her, Spencer endured a childhood filled with secrets, lies and abuse. Delilah gave him a reason to live as she protected his heart and kept him from going off the rails.
Delilah knew that fate had delivered the love of her life to her at a very early age. Spencer was her anchor and the reason she believed in true love. She’d never doubted that they were meant to be together forever.
Until chance threatened to rip them apart…
Will Delilah be able to convince Spencer to let go of his demons, or will she be forced to walk away with only the memories?
This is the third book in the series but I felt it could be read almost as a standalone. I didn’t feel lost but I usually read in order and if you are one of those people that have to read in order, I get it.
The Hart family is a group of siblings and a neighbor that formed their own family of sorts. They were all raised by well to do but morally bankrupt people. Their parents were drug addicts and sexual deviants. Because of that all the kids were victims of various types of abuse.
There are two Hart males, two Hart females and one Cross male. This book focuses of one of the Hart twins, Delilah and Spencer Cross. The story takes place from Delilah’s infancy to her early adulthood. Its a long time frame but necessary for you as the reader to understand the bond that the two main characters have.
Delilah has loved Spencer since her young childhood and she knew she’d always marry him. Spencer came to live with the Harts when he got old enough to fight back against his abuse. He loves Delilah but never feels worthy of her. The guilt he has because of his feelings for Delilah are real and understandable. His care and keeping of her is very sweet and touching. As the story progresses, Delilah decides its time to claim her man.
There was a great family dynamic here, despite the horrors these people endured as children. I really liked the book but the reason for only three stars is because of the amount of sex. It was beyond copious amounts of sex. Way more sex than story. By the last quarter of the book, I was skipping the sex scenes and that’s saying a lot for me. I love sex in my books but seriously.