**DOUBLE REVIEW** Black Heart by R.L. Mathewson

Black Heart

By R.L. Mathewson

17786794 There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk away from him and probably would if it wasn’t for this connection that she’d always had with him that kept making her want more with the one man that couldn’t give her anything more than heartache.

He should have left and never looked back when he’d decided to finally do the right thing and push Marty out of his life, but instead he stuck around to torture himself by staying close to the one woman that he could never allow himself to have. She deserved better than him, better than the tortured existence that he led and better than the horrifying future that waited for him.

Nicole’s Review:


Absolutely fantastic read, R.L. is already one of most favorite authors but I have to say she completely out did herself. First off I have to tell you to read the book from page one all the way to the last word, R.L. Starts off by explain what got her into writing and how Tristan and Marty’s story began. It was very touching.

On to the review, I love Marty she is tough as nails and witty as hell. I found myself saying damn I wish I had the balls to do that. Tristan is the biggest ass possible but your heart breaks for him. The book starts with Tristan as a child who apparently suffers from panic attacks his mother and father are at the end of their ropes and no longer what him. As a mother of disabled child this really pissed me off. Luckily their is an EMT that is on the scene and takes pity on young Tristan.

We jump ahead to Tristan being an adult and Tom and his wife Beth adopted and raised him along with their older son Denny. I truly thought this story was going to go as planned but wow was I wrong. Marty is the girl who lived across the street from Tristan. Tristan and Marty spent most of their childhood years as friends who did most everything together. That is until Tristan started to push her away. Now they barely speak but have a love so strong they are both in so much pain staying apart.

Tristan with his asshole ways and Marty with her wit had me cracking up laughing to the point that my husband thought I was going crazy. Their passion was oh so hot and there is a surprise about each other that neither one of them expected and it is so touching. I can’t give much away but Tristan also has a friend Shayne who will have you peeing your pants with the things that comes out of his mouth.

There is so much to this story that I could tell you about but won’t because I don’t do spoilers all I can tell you is that this book is an absolute must read. You have the arrogance of a Bradford and the sexiness of Ephraim all rolled into one man. One thing this book did that no other R.L. book did to me was make me tear up. But it was so worth the sniffles and I loved how it ended she set up the story for the next book in the series. So get you one click finger ready and go get this book!!!

Amy’s Review:

I absolutely loved this book. I was so excited to get to read a new R.L. Mathewson. She is one of my all time favorites and I read her books over and over. This is another awesome one to add to her long list. This book had me happy, laughing, sad, pissed, and even in tears. I felt connected to this book as I read it and everything Marty felt I felt with her.

Marty is in love with Tristan (Hot Alpha Male). He is a detective who works for her dad at the police department. Marty is getting a degree and will soon have a permanent at the same department. Marty and Tristan have loved each other since they were kids but neither told the other. Marty because she was scared he didn’t feel the same and Tristan because he had strange things going on in is life and felt Marty deserved better.

See Tristan can see dead people. Not only see them but talk to them and touch them. Spirits bug him constantly threw out his life. Thankfully at a young age Shayne came to look after him. Shayne is not like any other spirits who cant touch things or sit on furniture. No Shayne can do almost everything like a human. He can sit on couches and play video games and he loves Porn and Gilligan’s Island. Shayne is from Ireland and I loved the way he talked. He is a hoot and had me laughing several times.

Ok. Back to the review. Marty gets a job at the department early to help Tristan out because he was shot and is on light duty. These two are to scared to admit their feeling so they make work hell for each other. They had some fun and interesting ways to get back at each other until Tristen finally decides that he has had enough and wants Marty in his life. Their dating starts out rocky but boy the sex they have was HOT. After this is when things really start to get interesting.

And we can’t forget about Beth. She was crazy. Trying to give her 29 yr old son a sponge bath. OMG.

Almost at the end I was scared to read anymore. I didn’t want a unhappy ending and I was scared of what was going to happen. I was close to tears and was ready to just make up my own ending in my head and put the book down. But I pushed threw and happy that I did. I loved the ending.  Thankfully at the end there is a note letting us know that this story/series is not over. I love Shayne’s soul mate. What a great book that will make. I also can’t wait to read more about Tristan and Marty.

This book was amazing. I didn’t want to put it down. I fell in love with Tristan from the start. R.L. Mathewson is awesome at creating the perfect alpha male. Just like the rest of the males she writes about. If you have not read her books you are seriously missing out. Who can live without the Bradford’s?

About the Author


R.L. Mathewson (1979-Present) was born and raised in Massachusetts. She is known for her humor, quick wit and ability to write realistic characters that readers can easily relate to. She currently has several paranormal and contemporary romance series published including A Neighbor From Hell series.

Growing up, R.L. Mathewson was painfully shy and was known to hide behind a book or two. After high school she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast food cook, and a museum worker until she decided to take an EMT course. Working as an EMT helped her get over her shyness as well as left her with some fond memories and some rather disturbing ones that from time to time show up in one of her books. When a back injury left her unable to work as an EMT any longer she began working in Residential homes only to discover that she just didn’t have the stomach for the job.

Today, R.L. Mathewson is the single mother of two young children that keep her on her toes and enjoy scaring the heck out of her with their antics. She has a bit of a romance novel addiction as well as a major hot chocolate addiction and on a perfect day she combines the two. When she’s not writing she’s playing online Scrabble, coloring with her kids, or trying to figure out how one of her kids managed to get a chocolate pudding footprint on the ceiling.

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