Shifting Hearts (Wild R Farm #6)

     Author: Silvia Violet

     Publisher: Silvia Violet Books

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Novel from Series

     Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  After experiencing what happens when someone you love walks away and never looks back, Brandon decided love was for fools. Then he spent a summer with Zach. He struggled against feelings that grew every time he and Zach were together, telling himself they were just having a fling. When Zach confessed his love one hot summer night, Brandon panicked. He scoffed at Zach and made sure he walked away first.

Three years later, their paths cross again when Zach becomes the vet at Wild R Farm where Brandon works. Brandon realizes his feelings haven’t changed, but Zach treats Brandon with scorn despite Brandon’s every attempt to show Zach he’s no longer the self-centered man he used to be. When a night out ends with Brandon driving Zach home, confessions are made on both sides, and hope begins to build in Brandon’s heart.

 

Review: Yay! Another installment of the shifter boys from Wild R Farm. This book explains why Brandon has always been, well, such a jerk. It also features one of my favorite tropes, first loves reunited.

While Brandon was sleeping his way around town he found Zach. Brandon never went back for repeats but stumbled into a relationship with Zach. Not that Brandon admitted that to himself. We learn he’s so scared to fall in love because of his past that he sabotages his happiness, while breaking both of their hearts in the process. While I certainly got that this all went down and realized the hurt it caused them both, I think only getting Brandon’s POV didn’t give me that gut wrenching impact this had the potential of offering. It does help you understand why Zach is rude to Brandon when he returns to town after leaving for school. On the flip side a good portion of the book relies on Brandon guessing what Zach is feeling so his POV may not have worked

Brandon is trying to get his life In order. He’s working hard at the ranch for Cole. Brandon knows he’s got to prove he’s not the same self serving bastard he once was. Then he runs into Zach and the guys at the bar in town one night. Brandon understands Zach’s hostility. He deserves it. Doesn’t change his response to seeing Zach. There’s still all the want and need he’s tried to suppress since he walked out on them three years ago.

Zach does the exact opposite of what you should do when your ex shows up. He gets wasted. Zach gets protective and a little possessive and offers to take Zach home. Zach says all the things Brandon wishes he would say. If only he were sober saying them. Doesn’t matter. They spend the night together but when the morning comes, Zach regrets it. This crushes Brandon.

Zach is the vet for the Wild R Farm so they run into each other a few times. Circling around their feelings. Neither man admits they still have them but they both do. There’s a lot of fear and hurt between them. Zach from the first heartbreaking rejection. Brandon is afraid of loving someone but he wants Zach back. He just doesn’t know if he’ll get a second chance.

As always I enjoy all the cameos in this book. Cole, Jonah, Tristan, Will and Ryan all make appearances. There weren’t any baddies really in this book, so I’d say that kept it lighter. It’s definitely angsty! Brandon is too in his head and conflicted for it not to be. Another couple is set up in this book which should cause quite a commotion in the small town. I really liked Brandon and Zach a a couple. You really feel their connection and pull to each other despite all the pain they’ve caused each other. The touches of D/s in the sex scenes made them super sexy. Just the right amount for me. Another good installment in this series of hunky man loving shifters.

 

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