REVIEW: Bitter Sweet Heart by H. Hunting



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From the outside looking in, I live a charmed life: hockey legend for a father, my own promising future in the league, a great family, awesome friends. It’s not untrue, but it’s not quite that simple either.

My dad’s advice has always been to make hockey my number-one priority—at least until I make it to the pros. So, going into my senior year of college, I have a plan. I’ll put in the effort required to pass my classes, play hockey like my life depends on it, and avoid relationships. All I have to do is stay focused on the end game, and I’ll walk away with a degree and into a career in the NHL.

It should be easy.

But when a woman literally floats into my dock, just before summer ends and my senior year begins, I can’t resist one last hookup. What harm could a one-night stand do? It’s not like we even exchanged numbers.

Everything is fine until I run into her on campus.

It’s a big school. I should be able to avoid her.

Except she happens to be in my class.

And she’s not a student.

She’s my professor.

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A reverse age-gap romance, Bitter Sweet Heart by Helena Hunting writing as H. Hunting was an engrossing blend of angst and steam. Hunting’s spin on the student teacher romance kept my Air Pods in my ears from start-to-finish. I listened to the audio, narrated by the powerhouse duo of Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber. Their performances were on point, perfectly bringing Clover and Maverick’s forbidden romance to life in my ears. A dash of suspense, genuinely heart-wrenching emotions and all of those delicious will-they-or-won’t-they, push and pull vibes made this a story I was wholly invested in from start to finish.

Maverick was definitely mature for his age, but this guy had a lot on his plate, and his super sexy professor and the hockey player romance with Clover was heart-racing, heat-filled and full of the highs and lows of a complex, complicated love story.

Bitter Sweet Heart had a bit of a coming-of-age feel to the romance and was jam packed full of feels. An emotional and poignant love story, I adored Clover and Maverick’s romance and can’t wait for more from these second-generation characters.  Bitter Sweet Heart by H. Hunting gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo



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