Kickstart My Heart is exactly the book you need
When I first read the blurb for this book I was happy to read another single guy meets single mom book. I like that trope, especially when the guy steps up and shows his daddy skills. I meant with the kid - get your filthy mind out of the gutter! Anyway, I wasn't expecting to love this book as much as I did. I practically devoured it in one sitting - it was that good...
In Kickstart My Heart, Lacey Black (and I really hope that's her real name and not just a pen name) introduces us to Walker, who owns a bar and restaurant with his three best friends. Walker is enjoying the single guy life and he couldn't be happier. He owns his own successful business, he's close to his family, he has great friends, and he definitely avoids dating anyone at work, and won't even date patrons of his bar. When he meets their new server Mallory, he feels as though he is hit by lightning and he can't seem to get her out of his head. When he finds out that Mallory is a struggling single mom, and he starts to fall for the kid as well, he realizes that he wants Mallory and her daughter in his life, for good. But can he convince Mallory to take a chance on him?
Walker is such a good guy. He's strong, protective, nice, likeable - I mean, we all need a Walker in our life. And Mallory is a sweet single mom, who is desperate to do right by her daughter. She's wary of Walker at first but it's nice to see him slowly break through her barriers. This is an incredibly sweet, slow burn, contemporary romance that I absolutely loved, and I just know you will too. And bonus: It's the start of a series and I can't wait to read about Walker's friends finding their matches as well. Kickstart my Heart is the perfect book to read, right before Valentines Day, and all year round.
Thank you to the author and to GiveMeBooksPR for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Kickstart My Heart
Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #1
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2021
There’s nothing better than a packed house on a Saturday night, and co-owning the hottest restaurant and bar in town with my best friends, isn’t so bad either. We put everything into Burgers and Brew. My job is to keep the alcohol moving and the patrons coming back for more. I won’t let anyone break my focus.
That was until I saw her.
As much as I try, I can’t fight it. Mallory makes me crave a future I never wanted for my own.
Now, I want it all.
When I started my new job at a local specialty burger restaurant, I wasn’t expecting to find a tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome distraction in the form of Walker Meyer. He’s one of the owners, which means hands off. Only problem, it’s a lot easier said than done.
Especially when he’s so good with my daughter.
I try to keep him at a distance, but he’s insistent, slowly breaking down every one of my walls. He’s fighting to convince me I can trust him with not only my heart, but my daughter’s too.
I pray he’s right.
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Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.