ARC REVIEW: Hearts and Bruises by A.M. Brooks

Hearts and Bruises Review

With love comes pain.
And with pain comes scars.

Believe me, I have had my share of it all.
After my mother’s death, my father couldn’t deal.
So once again, we’re moving.
To a town full of lies, darkness, and corruption.
All masked in sunshine and money.

But then I meet him…
My biggest mistake.
My biggest temptation.
A royal pain-in-the-ass.

And Darrian King is no prince.
He’s controlling, aggressive, and downright wrong for me.
But what he dishes out,
I give right back.
After all, love hurts.
And so do we

5 Hearts!

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.


This is a major love/hate relationship story with a lot of back and forth and I am ALL for it. My emotions felt like they were a ping pong ball going back and forth between swooning over the crazy chemistry between Darrian and Nora and then basically trying to resist the urge to throw my kindle across the room from anger. DARRIAN! My man, what on earth are you doing!? You’re killin’ me over here!!

My emotions were running wild on this book. But that’s what makes a story so good!!! When it makes you feel and makes you react with strong emotions, then you know it’s an amazing book. Hearts and Bruises definitely did that for me. I loved every second of it! A.M. Brooks you have made a fan out of me! 

Okay, let me back up here quick to recap the story. It starts out with Nora and her dad moving again to a new place. She’s invited to a party and one thing leads to another and she meets Darrian and the story takes off from there. There’s soooooo much angst, swoon worthy moments, what the hell!? Moments, drama and tears. This book has it all, people!

A.M. Brooks knows just how to pull on your heart strings! One second I’m all smiles and floating on cloud 9 and enjoying life and the way the story is going and the next second my happiness is ripped away and I’m screaming at my kindle WHAT ARE YOU DOING DARRIAN!?

You NEED to read this book. Like right now. I can’t stop thinking about it and going over and over in my head what just happened.

I need book two ASAP! I have to know what comes next! 

❇ #Giveaway:

AM Brooks is an author with a variety of stories; Contemporary Romance, New Adult, and mature YA  Her writing style is suspenseful and sometimes leads to heart-wrenching conclusions. With a background in forensic psychology she really goes for those investigative, dark and twisty feels. And of course, lots of love!

Brooks enjoys reading as much as writing. Television shows such as Criminal Minds, Scandal, and One Tree Hill are her go-to binge worthy series. She loves spending time with her friends and family with a good glass of beer or wine. If she isn’t reading or writing, Brooks is Pinteresting future home projects for her wonderful husband to accomplish.





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About Emily

Emily is a 24 year old born and raised Virginia girl currently living in Massachusetts. When she isn't reading or blogging, she's illustrating happy and colorful artwork on her iPad Pro. She's a cat lover, her favorite season is Fall, and her favorite place is Disney World!

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