Jun 12

Unconscious Hearts by Harper Sloan Review



Ari Daniels didn’t count on her whole world tumbling down around her in a mess of shredded promises, broken love, and unbelievable heartbreak. Alone and stricken with grief, she shouldered the blame and eventually closed her heart off, refusing to open it for another. After all, anytime she tried, guilt and regret were waiting in the wings to remind her how painful it was.

A bet and one steamy night with a stranger force Ari to confront all she’s been hiding behind. She tries to move on, but he refuses to stand down, wanting what she is terrified to give—herself. This man may very well destroy her in the end, especially when it’s clear he has his own demons.

What happens when two broken souls come together, finally allowing themselves to believe in the beauty of love … only to have to fight harder than ever to keep it.


I’ve read all of Harper Sloan’s books, and her Corps Security series is one of my favorites. She written some seriously sexy, strong-willed, bossy alphas and some sassy heroines. She’s given her readers suspenseful, steamy love stories that left me breathless and coming back for more. But nothing she’s written previously compares to the magic she has started in this series. I was excited for this book after having only read the blurb, and I’m thrilled that my hopes and expectations were not only met in Sloan’s new series debut, but they were far exceeded.

Harper Sloan has said this is her best work to date, and I fully concur with that statement. From the first page, this book felt different. Sloan’s writing here is edgy and descriptive, and she took her time introducing these characters to her readers and really giving them the chance to get to know them, including the side characters whose stories we’ll get in later books in this series. Sloan always pens a sexy romance, but Thorn and Ari’s was something else altogether. With chemistry that leapt from the page and practically sizzled in the air around me, I felt the zap of their connection right along with them that first time their eyes met, and how it just snapped tighter and grew deeper with each of their interactions. This wasn’t only a physical attraction, though. This was two wounded, damaged souls recognizing their other halves and coming together, and Harper did an amazing job of capturing that feeling for her readers on the page. I couldn’t get enough of this couple or of their romance, but it wasn’t just their love story that had me voraciously consuming this story. Harper wove a sinister thread into the fabric of this story to build the suspense plot, and that kept me tapping my Kindle just as furiously as the Ari and Thorn’s love story did. I don’t want to say too much about how she did it, it needs to unfold organically for readers, but it was a truly creative way to introduce this part of the story and it worked fantastically well.

In Unconscious Hearts, Harper Sloan takes her readers on an exciting, intense and sexy journey to soul awakening love. She absolutely has outdone herself with this story, and I am literally on the edge of my seat anxiously awaiting more. Five smooches from me for Harper Sloan’s Unconscious Hearts!

~ Danielle Palumbo