Release Blitz with Review: Arranged Hearts by T.L Smith

September 30, 2022



𝓐𝓻𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓭 𝓗𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓼, from the Chained Hearts world by USA Today bestselling author T.L. Smith is LIVE! Don’t miss the conclusion of Joey & Adora’s story!

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I married, and I did all the things asked of me.

Then she ran away.

That was the end of it, or so I thought.

Until I found her again.

This time, should I let her get away so easily?


I was falling for my arranged husband hook, line, and sinker.

He was everything I was not.

And yet everything I didn’t know I needed.

Until I was forced to run.

I just hoped he didn’t catch me.

RECKLESS HANDS (Joey and Adora Duet, #1)!

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I have not been so patiently waiting for the conclusion to this duet and even though I was a bit disappointed with this one, this author does one heck of a job of sucking you into all the drama.

After the cliffhanger in Reckless Hands that damn near gave me heart palpitations, I was desperate to see what was going to happen to Adora and Joey. You don't always necessarily come back from a betrayal like that and in their world, you will never be around again to repeat it. Now coming to terms with her actions and the shocking secret, Joey has to decide just how far he’s going to go to not only find Adora, but to undo everything that she’s done. But there’s something else that he never saw coming that is going to hinder all of his plans.


I really enjoyed the first book in this duet and I loved the heroine's fierceness and the all consuming raging fire chemistry between the main characters. You felt it on every page and though there was this hate/love thing going on, it didn't feel forced or exhausting. Unfortunately for this one, I got tired of the back and forth and I just wanted off of this merry go round. The heroine became a completely different woman in this book and I got tired of her doormat attitude.


Now don't get me wrong, there were some things that I did like in the story especially when it came to the side characters but overall, I was just expecting much more from this one. If you’re in the mood for a quick mafia duet, then you might enjoy this one. What didn't work for me in the final book, just might be the thing you loved the most.


USA Today Best Selling Author T.L. Smith loves to write her characters with flaws so beautiful and dark you can't turn away. Her books have been translated into several languages. If you don't catch up with her in her home state of Queensland, Australia you can usually find her travelling the world, either sitting on a beach in Bali or exploring Alcatraz in San Francisco or walking the streets of New York.


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  1. Eep! Sorry this one didn't live up to expectations. I hate when the conclusion falls flat :(
    Great honest review, Sonya! xo

    1. Thank you so much Nat! I hate that too. It sucks when you're disappointed in the final book❤️