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Tangled Hearts

(Passion in Paradise #3.5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  332 ratings  ·  89 reviews
The directive had been clear: Deeply embed himself in the fair town of Paradise, Tennessee, and keep one Melody Song Reardon from forgiving her fornicating ex-fiancé and keep her safe by any means necessary.

Fortunately, Retired First Sergeant Callum Valentine had always been a man that got the job done. Unfortunately, nobody told him that while his ‘job’ might be as prett
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published February 10th 2016 by Sarah O'Rourke Books
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jan 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book was an utterly complete disappointment for me. What started out promising soon sunk faster then the Titanic!!


I don't even know where to begin with this review. The first 20% of this book was good. I loved Cal and Melody wasn't as annoying as some of the other heroines by this author. The one liners they were trading where hilarious. Then...nothing happened for basically the whole
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
cute and sweet. although I could have dropped kicked Melody for dragging her feet with that hunk of man
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love the men from Paradise and Cal Valentine did not disappoint. He is alpha swooniness (not a word but it should be) at its best. Melody cracked me up in usual Sarah O'Rourke fashion but was a tough nut. Luckily, Cal new what he wanted and aimed to get it. Loved catching up with the McKinnon sisters and eagerly awaiting my next dose of Paradise.
1-Click Addict Support Group
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Melody Song Reardon is not a gambler—she’s never been one for a risky investment. But now she’s having a panic attack. She’s sunk her life savings and her inheritance from her grandmother’s estate into opening a new business—a book and yarn store—Hooks & Books. Melody needs this, needs to make something for herself and only herself since she’s dumped her philandering ex-fiancé. But in addition to Melody being scared of failure, someone is out to scare her on purpose. She’s receiving hang-up ...more
DJ Sakata
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

“The position in which she'd found her ex-fiance screwing her matron of honor while desecrating her flawless polished antique mahogany dining room table wasn't even listed in the Kama Sutra. She'd checked. Twice.”

“Damn, but this man was positively edible. And let's face it... she'd been on a rather restrictive diet for the last several years.”

“It's not really Brad that I miss; it's being part of a couple, you know. I liked being part of a team
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
loved this book .....its a must read :-) i love Cal :-)
Mar 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Apr 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: hea, safe, faux-angst
The H, Cal is what made this story for me. He was so loyal and so amazing. There was so much sexual attraction right from the start but we still had to wait way too freaking long for them to finally hook up. At one point she let him go down on her and that scene was hot as hell but then she went back to keeping at him a distance?? Not realistic in the slightest.

Melody had been totally blindsided by finding out her fiancé, who'd she'd been with for 5 years, has been sleeping with half the town b
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tangled Hearts By Sarah O'Rouke
Arc received for an honest review
3.5-4 Stars!!

“Are you asking me if I’ve got a tiny dick, Princess? Because I can tell you with a hundred percent honestly that the size of my cock and the size of my truck are very directly related. They’re both big and bad,….”

This was Laugh Out Loud Funny, a romance about to people who deserve it the most.

“NO! You can’t. For God’s sake, you’ve been between the legs of more women than
What a fab read, two engaging lead characters - loved it ❤

Callum meets melody while grabbing some coffee, he doesn't make the best impression even if he did have good intentions. Callum has recently left the army and is hoping to make some roots in a small town where an army mate resides. Luckily said friend has let him bunk at his house.

Melody has escaped a bad relationship that held her back and made her feel inferior, to top it off he was cheating on her with too many women to cou
Lindy at BookBlinders
Three stars ONLY for the hero. Cal was completely awesome in every way.
Note to authors; do not add a dog character to a book if you are going to completely forget he exists at the 30% mark. Never a single mention again. Drives me crazy.
This book could have really been something especially sweet if plot issues would have been dealt with.
Red Cheeks Reads
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“I was brought up believing that a girl should be able to take care of herself. I forgot that lesson for a little while and almost made a mistake I could never undo with a man I’d rather forget.”

Thirty-year-old Melody Song Reardon is starting over. After walking in on her ex-fiancé, days before their wedding, having sex with her best friend and their maid of honor, she broke the engagement, left him and headed back home to Paradise, TN. She moved into her granny’s house, and she took an enormous, out-
Nicole Emerald Book Reviews  McCurdy
Tangled Hearts offers up yet another delicious dose of the calamitous and riotous lives of the folks from Paradise. A mixture of Southern charm and witty scathing insults, sass and suspense, Tangled involves the unlikely pairing of unlucky in love Melody and retired army sergeant Callum Valentine. There is a bit of a hidden agenda as to why the tall, sexy military man is in Paradise in the first place and at the centre of that little secret is the spunky and intelligent Melody.

Twinsie Talk Angie J
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Tangled Hearts by Sarah O’Rourke - 4.5 stars rounded up

I received this book for an honest review by the authors.

If you haven’t read anything by these ladies you are so missing o
Melissa Mcentyre
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tangled Hearts, Book 5 in the Passion in Paradise series by Sarah O’Rourke, is a must read for the series followers. Tangled Hearts is another great story about Paradise, but if you have not been following the Paradise series that is OK you will enjoy this visit.
Melody Reardon, 29, comes home from Knoxville to start over and get away from her fornicating ex-fiancé. Retired First Sergeant Callum Valentine, 42, has promised his friend RJ, Mel’s brother, to watch out for her and keep her saf
Renee Entress
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 star

The story has laughs, betrayal, suspense, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Cain's Salvation (Passion in Paradise: The Men of the McKinnon Sisters, #1)
Hard as Stone (Passion in Paradise: The Men of the McKinnon Sisters, #2)
Ready, Willing and Abel (Passion in Paradise: The Men of the McKinnon Sisters, #3)
The Homespun Holiday (Passion in Paradise: The Men of the McKinnon Sisters #3.5)

Jennifer Zorko
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it will not be my last. I really enjoyed Tangled Hearts. It has humor, it has a bit of suspense, but in the end, the HEA is wonderful.

The characters are amazing. Melody and Cal are an amazing couple. Melody has left her cheating fiancee. Looking for a fresh start, she moves home and into the home that use to be her grandmothers, the home that she and her brother own together. Thinking that she can get on with her life, open
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
Melody Reardon just moved to Paradise after a failed relationship with her cheating bastard of an ex. She's starting a new life and not really looking for complications, specially of the romantic kind.
Callum Valentine just got out of the service and came to Paradise to protect Melody from her ex who doesn't really understand the meaning of no. He's alpha, he's funny, but above all he has his eyes set on Melody and will do anything in his power to protect her and possess her. She has a stro
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another tangled web of passion, comedy, and crime!!

How can you go wrong with all the wild and sassy women in Paradise?  Not to mention the hunky men trying to keep their women from playing hero... This story continues on the trend.  New characters, new problems, and lots of tension.  And now a bit about the story...

After finding out he fiancee was cheating on her, with most of the women of Knoxville, Melody took off for home.  Her parents died earlier in a tragic accident.  Her gra
Sassy Southern
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Melody Reardon has sworn off all men. This is after she found out her ex-finance was cheating on her with most of the women in town. She moves back to Paradise, Tennessee where she spent summers with her grandmother. She has a little saved up and wants to open up her own book business. This is all about her and starting over. Little did she know that one morning while getting coffee she would meet the man that both turns her on and angers her at the same time. When she walks out of the coffee sh ...more
Nicole Smith
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I highly enjoyed this one. I will warn you if coarse language is just not your thing then this book may not be to your liking. For me it doesn't bother me especially is it fits the characters. Cal has a very dirty mouth, but boy does he know how to use it. Things get very steamy between Cal and Melody. They have chemistry in spades. I really enjoyed the scene where they first met. It had me in stitches. One of the things I enjoyed about the book was the humor that it brought. Cal is swoon worthy ...more
Neilliza Swaffar
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by Author, in exchange for an honest review**

Tangled Hearts is a riot. Alpha male versus sassy chick. This book is not only hot, but loads of fun. This is my first Sarah O’Rourke book and I cannot wait to read more. I truly enjoyed this super sexy romantic comedy.

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Callum and Melody love story starts out with their super fun banter at a coffee shop. Which was also my favorite conversation between Cal and Melody. The banter between those two was always wildly entertaining. Even when they fell ma
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tangled Hearts was my first Sarah O'Rourke book, but it won't be my last. Now I've got to dive in and catch up on all the Paradise hotties I've been missing out on. *fans self*

Melody was going through an early life crisis, finding her fiancé cheating on her with her so-called best friend. It turns out the scum-bucket was doing more than her BFF and doing it for years. Being the strong heroine Melody is, she picked herself up and moved home to Paradise, TN, where she's bound and deter
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was drawn to this book after reading the synopsis. Melody finally puts on her big girl panties and moves out of her comfort zone – she opens her own store. What she didn’t expect is for her brother to send along someone to watch out for her just because she left her philandering fiancé. Well, it’s a good thing he did because not only does trouble seems to find Melody, but she certainly needs someone to unearth the woman she lost
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I love these two ladies who make up this author! Each book I have ready by them have been nothing short of perfect with their strong heroines, swoonworthy heroes. They make you believe in love and happy endings. They make you believe in second chances and definitely fate. These ladies are known for their witty banter and sizzling chemistry while providing a meaningful reading experience.

I love this series. The previous books in this series rocked its butt off! Boo
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my absolute favorite Sarah O'Rourke book by far. Callum Valentine is the yummiest manliest alpha male in this series in my opinion and that's saying something. The characters are both very strong willed and sexy as sin. In this book, you will get plenty of sexy, loads of action, and a few batsh*t crazies.

Callum Valentine was sent to Paradise for one purpose, to guard Melody from her crazy ex, Brad. He was a goner from the moment RJ showed him a picture of her. He just didn't
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Welcome back to Paradise where the men are Super Alpha Male and the women are stubborn, sassy, and smart asses!

Melody just wants to open her store and forget about her cheating ex fiance.

Callum knew from the moment he saw her picture that there was something special about her, so getting asked by her brother to keep an eye on her should be no tough chore. Except the woman he's set his sights on is one of the most stubborn women on the planet and any chance to talk is a chance to hav
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There is literally not one thing I would change about this book. If you haven't read these ladies' Paradise books you are seriously missing out. I mean honestly the women are sassy, sweet and hilarious and the men are all out alpha and this book was no different. I swear every time I read one of these books I think there is no way I am going to love the next more and every single time I am proven wrong. I am quite frankly very in love with Cal and Melody's sassy and fiery attitude is awesome. I ...more
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
* * ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *

I loved this book.
Callum is a retired army vet. and is looking for a place to call home, when his buddy offers up his house. Located Tennessee small town Paradise is just what Callum needs plus with an offer of housing you can't go wrong, til his buddy ask him to keep an eye on his sister. Melody is fiery, strong which is great when she has to pick her life up when she catches her boyfriend with her BFF, but apparently she ha
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute, full of laughs, a little suspense qnd an older alpha guy. Enjoyed the kooky and full of characters town of Paradise. I realized I read this out of order a bit early on but it was fine I think I liked it to go back for the others. Melody a fun, sassy lady and goes what she wants after getting a setback. Cal is her brother's ex boss sent to watch after her. They totally don't get along at first and the banter is entertaining. This book has a KA like feel to it in way just because of the scen ...more
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Sarah O'Rourke is the alter ego of two best friends who have taken their passion for romantic fiction and erotica to the publishing world. Born and raised in the southern United States, one lives near Louisville, KY, while the other resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Neither is ever very far from a tall glass of sweet iced tea, their dog-eared copies of Gone With the Wind, or their Steel Magnolias DVDs! ...more

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Passion in Paradise (8 books)
  • Wed by Wednesday (Passion in Paradise, #0.5, #1)
  • Cain's Salvation (Passion in Paradise: The Men of the McKinnon Sisters, #1)
  • Hard as Stone (Passion in Paradise: The Men of the McKinnon Sisters, #2)
  • Ready, Willing and Abel (Passion in Paradise: The Men of the McKinnon Sisters, #3)
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“If you wanna keep insisting on a chat so badly, I’m gonna need something to lubricate my conversational wheels,” she returned a little breathlessly as her hand tried to reach the clear bottle toward the back of the cabinet.  “So…” “So, I need the help of my three favorite conversationalists,” she bit out, her hand blindly feeling for the familiar bottle. Cal raised an eyebrow, his hands going to his hips.  “Three conversationalists, huh?” he snorted. “Yes,” she snapped.  “Jim, Jack, and their immigrant friend, Jose Cuervo, speak my language and Jose gets downright chatty after the third shot,” she informed him, smiling as she pulled down the last bottle and lined them up on the counter. ” 0 likes
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