Know Your Heart (Far North #2)
by Tracey Alvarez
Summary from Goodreads:
He is the one she couldn’t remember. She is the one he couldn’t forget…
After being unexpectedly kicked off a movie set, her part given to a younger actress, Savannah Payne flees to her holiday house in Bounty Bay. There, in her little hideaway managed for her by her older cousin, she’ll be able to lick her wounds privately, and prepare for an audition of a lifetime in L.A. Only her cousin has rented the place out to an old friend for the next month. A friend whose knowledge of the law means she has no easy way to evict her stop-the-heart sexy tenant. He tempts her, challenges her, and sees to the heart of who she is with knowing ice-blue eyes.
Glen Cooper has woken up and smelled the decaying roses. Working in his father’s law firm is murder on his creative heart. A month in New Zealand’s sub-tropical Far North without the distraction of family and work is what he needs to finally complete writing the book he’s worked on for years. He hadn’t anticipated the woman who’d haunted his university days arriving on his doorstep, demanding her house back. But the distraction of her close by must stop. With a literary agent’s deadline approaching, he has to ignore his growing attraction to Savannah or his dream may never become a reality.
Something about Glen stirs Savannah’s blood and the slippery memories of a quiet young man she glimpsed in the background of her tumultuous teenage years begin to return. But how can they make the sacrifice love requires when she has one foot out the door—ready to walk away from him a second time?
In this second installment of the Far North Series, we are introduced to Glen Cooper, an old friend of Nate’s. He is renting the house that Savannah bought from Nate at the end of the first book. My first impression of Nate was that he was very rude, due to his first interaction with Savannah. This is nothing new as I’ve had this reaction before with other characters in Tracey Alvarez’s books. In fact, I remember thoroughly hating Ben from Due South until he redeemed himself in his own book, so I learned my lesson not to jump to conclusions at the beginning. My other problem was entirely my own problem. For some reason I kept associating the name Glen Cooper with a bald, fat guy -I have no idea why! I think it was my subconscious playing tricks on me… Luckily, I found the perfect solution; I always opened the book to the cover picture before starting to read. I would take a nice long look at the super hot guy in the picture and remind myself that THIS is Glen Cooper. Problem solved.
The relationship between Glen and Savannah was very entertaining. I loved the constant bickering and their plans to get on each other’s nerves, both of them simultaneously trying to get rid of the other while fighting their growing attraction. I was very curious to find out what had happened between them in the past, as it was clear that this was the reason Glen behaved the way he did towards her. The author kept my interest throughout the story by only giving away little bits of information until we find out the rest of what happened when they were teenagers. Know Your Heart was amusing, fun, sweet and with just enough angst to keep you hooked.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
5 out of 5 stars