by L. A. Casey
Publication Date May 25, 2021
Published by Amazon Publishing
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance, Women
A sizzling second-chance romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L.A. Casey--Frankie pushed her first love away. A decade later, he walks back into her life, but is she prepared to trust again?
When rock star Risk Keller shows up in Frankie's diner with his heart on his sleeve, it turns her world upside down. Letting him go was the hardest thing she ever had to do. For years, his voice has been a reminder of everything she sacrificed, and now it's time to face the music.
For Risk, coming home shows him what he's always known deep down--every song, every gig, every drink, every girl--it's always been about Frankie.
There's no denying their intense chemistry. But Risk still has a career that takes him around the world; Frankie still has a sick mother she loves too much to leave. Can they overcome everything in their way to give first love a second chance?
Echoes of the Heart by L.A. Casey is a standalone contemporary second chance Romance that I really enjoyed. I was surprised because I don’t usually like a rock star hero. But, this one worked for me.
After a passionate teenage love affair, Frankie breaks up with Risk to allow him to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star as she stays in their small seaside town of Southwold, UK to care for her mother. After nine years, Risk walks back into Frankie’s life, and their passion for each other resurfaces.
This book was fun and emotional to read. I don’t usually like a book with a rock star as the hero, their hedonistic lifestyle doesn’t usually make a good romantic story, however for this book, it worked.
The banter between Frankie and Risk, and among the bandmates was funny and lighthearted, it was a good contrast for the emotional, intense love story between Frankie and Risk. I also enjoyed the relationship between Frankie and her stepfather. I liked the way they joined forces to support each other through Frankie’s mother’s illness.
The love story between Frankie and Risk is very intense, steamy, and chaotic. Risk came from a foster home and never knew true love until he met Frankie as a teenager, their separation as teens was something neither got over, even though they wanted to forget each other.
I recommend this book for a strong emotional read with lighthearted, funny scenes that break up the intense love story.
This review is based on NetGalley ARC provided in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.