Black Tangled Heart by Samantha Young
Series | Play On #3
Release Date | May 14, 2020
Tropes | Friends to Lovers, Enemies to Lovers, Second Chance
Format | ARC, eBook
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To my siblings, Jane was a friend. A pseudo-sister, the girl we grew up with.To me? She was everything.Our passion consumed us.
When our world fell apart, I thought our love would be the thing that held us together.She was the love of my life. But she abandoned me when I needed her most.And I'll never forgive her.
For years I've been planning my revenge against the people who took everything from me.Jane won't be an exception. I’m coming for her.She knows it.
She says she wants to help me serve my version of justice on the people who hurt me.I'll let her.She probably thinks it will save her from me.
*This is a complete standalone. The Play On series are books connected by the theme of the arts industry, not by characters.
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.