Book Review: The Tender Vine by Kristen Heitzmann
Genre: Historical Romance
You’ll like this if you like: Romance, Historical, Big Italian Families, Adventure, Mysterious, Brooding, Bossy Heroes, Saucy Heroines, Multi-Dimensional Characters.
Cleanliness: Carina and Quillan are married, but the book doesn’t cover any scenes between them. Of course, sometimes the after-math is included, but the book is completely clean. 🙂
Hero Type: Brooding
In this last book (Diamond of the Rockies 1 Book 3), Quillan is determined to prove his devotion for Carina (Aww!). Everything is sold, so they can pack up and head to California, where Carina’s family lives. They have a few adventures along the way. Once in California, Quillan faces rejection and jealousy as he meets with Carina’s former fiancée, Flavio. Everyone has a backstory and a reason for acting like they do.
Kristen Heitzmann writes so beautifully. I just loved this series, and I had trouble functioning and breathing normally until I’d finished. Her books grab you and never let go. I loved every second of it. The third book is pretty different from the earlier two, since the rest of the cast and the setting changes, but she handles this so well, and I was excited to start off on a new adventure with Carina and Quillan. Quillan, even though he’s already been saved, has quite the growth arc here, and I loved seeing him change over the course of the story.
So, how do you like historical romance novels in general? Are there any you think I should write a book review on? If you’ve read this book, what do you think of the series?