Title: Wounded Hearts Author Name & Publisher: Remmy Duchene and B.L. Morticia Publication Date & Length: July 27, 2015 - 256 pgs
Zane Ashford’s stint in the NYPD comes to an abrupt halt when he is injured in the line of duty. After waking up partially blind in one eye, all he wants to do is crawl into a hole, but his friends and family won’t leave him alone. Reluctantly, he lets his best friend talk him into time away on a ranch in Montana. But the moment he gets there and meets Cyrus Abrams, Zane begins to contemplate murder.
Cyrus Abrams is vulgar, ornery, stuck in his ways, and not about to change for anyone, no matter how good Zane Ashford looks in those jeans. The more they lock horns, the more Cyrus begins to see Zane in a whole new light. But Cyrus has a past, one that left him in big trouble and more broken than he cares to admit—a past no one told Zane about. Cyrus fears that when Zane finds out, everything will come to a screeching halt.
Zane (Slick) is a NYPD cop who was hurt on the job. Cyrus (Country) is an ornery old cuss who lives in Montana hidden away from everyone after living a not so innocent life in his younger years. Zane is convinced by his best friend Renford to go to Montana and stay at Cy’s ranch, who also is a friend of Renfords. Cy doesn’t want anyone on his ranch but because it was Ren asking he agrees. Zane and Cy do not get off to a good start. They are always ticking each other off and saying stuff to upset the other. This book had potential to be really great. The scenes with Zane and his niece Zelda were amazing and so sweet. Brian was a great secondary character and I hope he actually gets his own book and hooks up with Renford. But there was just something about Zane and Cy that didn’t click for me. They each wanted something different but they were sexually attacked to each other. Cy gives in and decides to give things a go but it just seemed too rushed and too forced. It was like one minute they were snapping at each other and the next professing undying love. I didn’t hate the book, it was ok, I just think a lot of the back and forth could have been cut out and more focus on building a relationship would have been better. Plus we never heard what happened with Zane helping Corey with his music, maybe there will be a book two? If so, I would read it because like I said, I loved Brian and hope he gets his happy ever after.