Heart of Steele by Alysha Huddleston
Publication date: April 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Magnus Steele grew up on the outside looking in. Now wealthy and powerful, he never lets anyone get in his way, even if he has to use blackmail to stop them. When he becomes the target of an FBI probe, Magnus fights back in his usual way, setting off a chain of events that threatens his hold on everything he thought he needed and leaves him fighting for the one thing he thought he could never have.
Autumn grew up the youngest of a boisterous Italian-American family on a vineyard in Santa Barbara. She follows her brother, FBI agent Matt Moretti, to NYC to attend law school & gets thrust into the middle of an investigation of one of the city’s most notorious businessmen.
*For mature readers due to explicit language & sexual content.
OK. So the foreshadowing? It’s not subtle. At all. But, in the context of the book, and his character, it’s kind of OK.
I liked these two together. I enjoyed how their relationship developed, almost in spite of themselves. The pacing is good. The plot line decent (although the climax requires some leeway in the “believable actions” department). And overall, this is a decent, slightly edgy romance.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Alysha Huddleston was born and raised in beautiful Marin County, north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Growing up, she could be found reading in and around her hillside home, not far from the activities of her mother, six siblings and a constant stream of friends.
Ready to live the life she’d only read about, Alysha returned her beloved books to their shelves and headed out into the world.
Now, filled with life lessons and reading voraciously once again, she has written her first romance novel and is working on her second, having already completed two books of nonfiction. Writing has become her new love, with all the requisite romance, frustration and doubt. So far, it has been worth all the trouble, as love affairs usually are.