Let’s be real, am I surprised that I was just going to love this one as much as the rest of the books in the series?! Tangled Black Heart was everything I needed and more especially with my lack of focus with my reading as of late. As Dust Dances has been my favorite of the series so far, but this one is right up there with it.
With the blurb, you can kind of expect what’s to come, but the impact doesn’t even hit you until you get deeper into the story. Normally I have trouble when a read goes from past to present, but I think Samantha did this perfectly. We get the insight behind how Jamie and Jane’s friendship/relationship came about. For them, it was an all consuming thing even with the small difference in age.
With Jane being someone so young, she’s faced so much and was extremely mature for her age. She may be quiet, but she sees everything. There’s very little that gets past her. There were a lot of times, where I wish she stood up more to her best friend (also, Jamie’s sister), Lorna. I knew from the get go that she was going to be catalyst to Janie and Jamie’s downfall.
But the one thing I love about second chance romances, is the journey they take back to one another. It was not an easy journey and there was a lot of angst.
With Jamie, I couldn’t stand the man he turned out to be in the present. With everything that happened between them, how was he going to change my mind. How would I forgive this guy? Of course, these two made some downright silly decisions. But they were both so young and needed to grow up a bit more.
The character development is absolutely everything with Jane, from beginning to end, I loved everything about her.
I’ve been gravitating towards certains read lately and I devoured this in one sitting. These are the kind of stories that’ll stick with me for a long time. If you love this series and author, there’s no doubt that you’ll love this! Tangled Black Heart definitely makes my top fave list for 2020.