August 20, 2014

Freeing Her Review

Freeing Her

(Hart Brother Series Book #1)
A.M. Hargrove
3.5 Stars

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Freeing Her (A Hart Brothers Novel, Book 1)

• This novel contains mature content and it not intended for younger readers.

This is the beginning of a story... the story of two people who were meant to be together. Why? Because unknown to them, they shared terrifying pasts and the cruel circumstances of their births doomed both of them to a life of hell. 

Two strangers ... one night ... one accidental meeting that changed their lives forever. 

Gabriella Martinelli, Manhattan psychiatrist had only one goal in life—to help abuse victims avoid the horrors she’d experienced herself. She worked late, volunteered, and donated her services to anyone who needed them. Life was good ... until her nightmare resurfaced. He found her, and began stalking her, and she knew he wouldn’t stop until he destroyed every ragged piece of her.

Kolson Hart, Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor, was ruled by his dark past. He liked control, from the boardroom to the bedroom and didn’t care to be involved with someone whose life was just as screwed up as his was. But one look at Gabriella short-circuited everything. Want ... desire ... need ... will sometimes drive a man to do things he swore he never would.

He freed her from a life of fear ... When he couldn’t even save himself.

I am having a hard time writing this review. I liked this book I really did but that’s about it. I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate it, I just liked it. The writing and the flow was great. The story line was original and it never lacked in drama and it was never boring. The actions starts off right from the first page. There is no building. A.M. Hargrove sets us down running. The fact that both characters in the book were as broken as the other one was pretty original too and I liked that. They each had pretty big demons to get over. One person wasn’t relying on the other. It needed to be a partnership.

Gabriella Martinelli has had a tough childhood. She has finally escaped until the one person who made her life a nightmare comes back. In this book it was really Gabby’s turn to grow. Her problems were the focus of this book. She is a person that gives everything she can to help others. Gabby finds the strength to move past everything she has been through. She finds the strength to let go her reluctance to find romance and learns how to love and be loved with Kolson.

Kolson Hart is a multi-millionaire that his own tortured past. He meets Gabriella in a bar and takes her home when she drinks too much one night. He can feel something is different about her so he has her investigated and has his driver follow. He knows there is someone scaring her so he takes it upon himself to see to her safety. I feel like Kolson was kind of stalkerish in the beginning. I mean even before they had a full conversation he was having her followed. He turns out to be a great man. He is understanding and takes great care of Gabby.

The book had it’s fair share of sexy steamy scenes. Kolson is dominant and very alpha. It added a whole lot a steaminess to an intense book. The romance was lacking for me. Don’t get me wrong the romance was a huge part of the story but there was just something missing for me. I guess I don’t understand how you can love someone that completely without knowing anything about them. Kolson knows everything there is to know about Gabby. Gabby barely knows anything about Kolson. She knows his work, what he’s like in bed, that he’s protective, and that he has a dark past. One as dark as hers. I don’t know that I would be able to live with a double standard like that. I get not forcing someone to tell their secrets but I mean if you look at them as someone you want to spend forever with I would like to know more about them than what Gabby does know.

Overall I would recommend this book to people who like Romantic suspense books. Everything started right from the beginning and A.M. Hargrove kept you guessing throughout the read. The next book will be about Kolson and I think I am going to pick that one up too. I mean now I need to know more about this sexy alpha male!


  1. Thank you SO much for being a part of the FH Release Tour! xoxo

  2. Your welcome! Had so much fun reading it! xoxo