Review: His Wasted Heart by Monica Murphy (Damaged Hearts #2)



His Wasted Heart by Monica Murphy
Publication Date: April 26th, 2018
Genre: New Adult Romance


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Jensen is a mystery I can’t figure out. She’s a liar. A thief—though the only thing she stole is my heart. She tried her best to escape me and by pure luck, I found her. In the very last place I expected.

No matter how hard we try, we can’t resist each other, and as we grow closer, she’s starting to reveal pieces of herself. Sharing her secrets, sharing her truths. Yet she’s still hiding something from me, and I can’t figure it out.

Soon I have my own secrets to keep. One that has the potential to ruin everything…


His Wasted Heart is book two in the Damaged Hearts series by Monica Murphy. It is necessary to read the first book in order to understand the entire story. You can read my review of book one, Her Defiant Heart, HERE.

Unfortunately this book let me down a bit. If you read my review of the first book then you know I liked how the story began and was pretty excited to see where the story would go and I liked where the story took us on this second book but I had issues with the characters yet again.

When I read Her Defiant Heart I liked Rhett more than I liked Jen. In this book however, I wasn’t a fan of Rhett. I liked him better when I wasn’t reading from his point of view. Now that I’ve had a peek inside his mind and discovered that he is not really a sweetheart like I thought he was I don’t love him as much as I did when I started this journey. In the first book I thought he had strong feelings (love) for Jen but in this book I couldn’t feel his love towards her, everything felt way more sexual instead of sweet and romantic.

I also didn’t enjoy the dynamic between Jen and Rhett. They went from cold to hot in seconds and I felt like instead of communicating they “solved” all their problems in bed. Definitely felt like they lost a bit of their maturity somewhere between the end of the first book and this second one.

Overall, this was an okay read for me. Didn’t absolutely hated it but I didn’t love it either. I’m still excited to see where the story ends up since this one ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and the next book sounds more exciting than the first two combined. 


3 / 5 flowers



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Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.



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