Sticks and stones may break bones, but words will break hearts.
Lucy, an introverted college student, left her troubled past with hope for the future. But soon, she finds old wounds can still bleed, taking away the little bit of spirit she has left. When a powerful company threatens to bulldoze her home and the small unhoused community she looks after, Lucy refuses to crumble in defeat. She enlists the help of a friend, who has one condition—work for Lucy’s nemesis.
Marco, an ambitious real estate developer, knows the price of desire. As he tries to right the wrongs of his past, he becomes tenacious in his agenda. The last thing he wants is a relationship, but when he comes face-to-face with his best friend's stubborn sister, he doesn’t know what to make of her. And he certainly doesn’t understand her frustrating ability to shut him out while she lets everyone else in.
Sparks fly as they both fight against the pull of passion. But after they’ve been hurt in the past, can they learn to trust again? And could that trust build into something bigger?
The Weight of Our Hearts is a stand-alone, steamy, contemporary romance. If you love angst laced with raw emotion and sprinkled with a dirty talking hero, you’ll love this debut by Nina Bloom.
Warning: Not suitable for ages under 18 due to graphic language and adult content, see full content warning inside. Reader discretion is advised.
Wow! What more can I say about this powerful, emotional rollercoaster?
I was so addicted, this was all I wanted to read. I needed to be in their story and I didn’t want to miss one minute. When the story came to an end, I wanted to cry. There was not a single moment that I would have skipped. This had me constantly intrigued.
The chemistry and heat between Lucy and Marco are off the charts. At times, I caught myself flushed and fanning my face. Looking around to see if anyone noticed.
Lucy is such a likable and relatable character. She is real and flawed. Her quirky and fun humor plus realistic insecurities (without being annoying) make her an interesting character to read.
This blew my mind when it came to a debut novel. Highly recommend!
What an emotional roller coaster of a book and a debut novel at that. I am impressed. Nina has the power to make you feel as if you’re a part of the story. The connection & chemistry of Marco & Lucy was perfection even if it took a minute to realize it. The spice was nice and even caught myself blushing 😊
This story was greatness. Definitely looking forward to more that Nina writes.
his author is new to me and I can't believe i found her as she's just beginning her journey!
I LOVE a good age gap story and The Weight Of Our Hearts is a delicious story of two broken souls and what a story it is. It's utterly heartbreaking and before you know it you've read the last page and you've been beautifully put back together again. Luciana/Lucy D'Angelo and Marco Vitale are perfect for each other, it just takes them a little bit to figure it out. These two have a lot of ghosts in their pasts to deal with but it's getting harder and harder for them to fight the temptation. The great thing is, innocent, naive, quiet little Lucy is as fierce as a lioness by the end. This is a fantastic story and I absolutely enjoyed every second of it!
"We tear each other apart, but only we hold the glue to piece us back together again".