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(Amato Brothers #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  7,762 ratings  ·  607 reviews
My obsession was born of innocence and good intentions, and it began the day I spotted a handwritten journal lying in the bushes outside a townhouse on Lexington Avenue. It was raining sideways that morning, and my plan was to return it the next day; safe and dry.

Only I kept it.

I kept it, and I read it.

A week later, overwhelmed with curiosity and feeling guilty for h
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published August 1st 2016
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Ieva This is the first book in the series. Reckless is the second one and according to Goodreads the third one will be called Priceless.

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2 Stars

Overall Opinion: I messed up I guess. For those of you that read my reviews -- you know that I am not a fan of short books. I obviously didn't notice the note at the bottom of the Amazon (not on GR) blurb stating that this included a "bonus" book. I hate that so much!!! If I want that bonus book I'll get it. This ended at 48% on my kindle app!! I started to worry at about 37ish% because I was thinking that what was going on had to be their big conflict...and it was! I know I might just
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

"Madre mia, buenísimo este libro"!! So good
this was a fantastic book, surprisingly so, didn't read any reviews just went for it blind. I'm glad I did, it made me enjoy it even more.

"Heartless" is the story of Aidy, she is a makeup artist and Ace is a baseball player forced to retired early due to an injury. They meet when she finds a personal journal in front of Ace's house. Her curiosity gets the better of her and so she reads it and is enthralled by the intimate details of a love af
Bindi Boo
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

Freaking loved this book! SO unique and i loved the writing. Surprisingly, i have not read much of this authors' work and i'm definitely adding her books to my TBR list. What a fantastic style she has!
I loved Adie- she was all sunshine and brightness to Ace's darkness and broodiness. It all started with an accidental discovery of a private journal and a few chance meetings (fate at it's work perhaps) but i loved how the story unfolded.
AMAZING! Highly recommended.
Alex ♈
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: safe
Likable MCs, non-manwhore hero, decent heroine, safe.

But... did she really thought he was the one, who wrote the journal? The journal was definitely written by a man, who lusted after a taken woman, and who cheated with this woman on her bf.

So, the heroine would be ok to be with a cheater? Nothing romantic about this scenario!

The hero was of course not the one, who stole a taken woman; but the heroine was almost sure he was. Till almost the end of the book.

Either I'm too smart or she isn't. It
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
***3 STARS***

It was a cute little story. It was a good book to use as filler book - you know, when you're in between a few novels.


He's mean, and for a sweet girl from a small town she sure cusses like a sailor.


And where is his brother(s)?
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I have read a book from this author (royal) and I loved it so I know she is good but this one was jst there for me. I jst couldn't connect with the didn't flow for me. It wasn't bad but I wanted more...didn't get that. I couldn't wait to finish it so I could get to the next book. ...more
Joha car
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it
The story was nice but I don't know why for some reason I didn't connect to it.😐 ...more
Kira Simion
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: got-for-free, 2017
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Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my very first book by this author and it won't be my last. I loved both the determined yet idealistic Aidy and the reclusive alpha Ace Amato. Aidy(Adelaide) and her sister have launched an app which connects New York City make-up artists with clients and business is good. Aidy is fighting the rain on her way home from a client appointment when she sees a journal in the bushes. Curiosity gets the best of her and she ends up taking it home....and reading it....and romanticizing about the ...more
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is very much a safe book. Almost non existent angst, characters were almost adults in behaviour, they all wanted commitment, they were all on the same page (almost), not too much of OW/OM drama, believable HEA. This is my happy place book. Ace is my new book bf.
Ace doesn't do meaningless hookup.
He was surprised when he hooked up so soon with Aidy and it was Aidy who was the free spirit and initially treating this as a weekend fling.
He was rather elated to have her back, he was not taking i
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

WHAT?????? How does this book not have a higher rating??? It has everything you need in a book to make it interesting….conflict, angst, humor, hot sex, and even a little mystery. I’m very confused!

Adelaide Aidy Kincaid is stuck under an awning one day on Lexington Avenue, due to the rain, when she spots a journal full of a personal love story. She is obsessed by the entries in it but knows she needs to return it to its rightful owner. When she tries to return it to the front steps of th
Nov 13, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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My obsession was born of innocence and good intentions, and it began the day I spotted a handwritten journal lying in the bushes outside a townhouse on Lexington Avenue. It was raining sideways that morning, and my plan was to return it the next day; safe and dry.

Only I kept it.

I kept it, and I read it.

A week later, overwhelmed with curiosity and feeling guilty for harboring secrets that didn’t belong to me, I tried to return it.

Only I wasn’t expec
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 to 4 Stars

This was a good book and I loved the premise. Aidy finds a journal and reads it before attempting to return it to the potential owner. She seriously became obsessed with it. So when she finally attempts to return it, she is shocked when the potential owner is nasty and denies it belonging to him. Can you say total jerk! BUT, I didn't realize he was a former pitcher with a career ending injury so I guess he had the right to be a little cranky! And his name was Ace! Love that!

My onl
Nov 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Ending was a bit rushed but over all it was good. Like fine good not Amazingly good.
I've read most of the books by Winter Renshaw, and so far my favorite had been Royal. This is definitely as good, if not better. I read it in one day.


I don't think the summary/synopsis does it justice. It is accurate, but it didn't make me desperate to read the book. In reality, this is a standalone, dual point of view romance novel about a strong, self assured, independent woman (Aidy) and the broken, "heartless", former MLB star (Ace) who have the universe throwing them together. As usual, the
This book was so good. I really loved everything about it. I really love the heroines that Winter writes and Aidy was no different. She was strong and willing to stand up for herself but you could see that sweetness underneath and tell she was a romantic just by how she clung to the journal she found. Ace was broody and shut down but you could see that romantic in him deep down too. I like how he said he doesn’t sleep with people he doesn’t love. Right there I could tell the relationship between ...more
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars I think I'm in the minority but I expected this to go on longer than 48%. You then start a different couples story.
That said it was a nice short read, I really liked Aidy and how she got to meet the H Ace.
Out running one day she finds a journal on the step outside a house but it's pouring with rain so she takes it home with her on the premise Aidy will return it to the rightful owner. Curiosity gets the better of her and she takes a look inside. It's a journal of a man's heartache losi
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Re-read, love it
Safe read
No cheating, no other's persons scenes
Wow. Hurts sooo good, stings and heals... love Alessio soo soo much.
Robin M
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hands down, this book is terrific. Actually, all of Winter's books are terrific. Read them all, you won't be disappointed. In this book, the main characters are Ace and Aidy. From the very first paragraph I was hooked. Best beginning to a book yet! All of the character are very well developed and you can actually identify with each of them. For Ace being a professional athlete, he is a stand up guy with deep emotions without having a massive ego. Aidy is a terrific hard working, honest gal with ...more
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Winter Renshaw was a new to me author so when I started reading “Heartless” I was really surprised.

The plot promised a good book and the author did a really awesome job.

And I have to admit I really did not see that twist coming until it was almost “to late”.

I loved the character development and I felt totally placed into the plot while reading it.

At certain points I saw myself walking down the road and spotting that journal.

Awesome read and for sure a writer to pay attention to.

Ok, this was a cute little romance but at times it did seem a bit far-fetched/unrealistic. I guess that’s to be expected in this genre though. I still liked the authors writing style and the characters were likeable. I also appreciate it being offered as a kindleunlimited. If the other books in this series are also listed as kindleunlimited reads I will likely check them out.

One thing I'm not a fan of is that this book ends at around the 50% mark and then there's a seperate book given. I'm usual
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story is ordinary and I mean it in the best way possible.

I usually don't review a book by telling what it is not, but it is worth pointing in this case. There is no instalove or instalust, no instant combustion into desire, no incessant staring at pecs or cleavage, no gift of underwear or designer dress and no controlling.

The book is about two people getting to know each other and falling in love. The start is a little slow, compared to other romances (see above: no immediate heart-poundin
Bambi Unbridled

This is my first read from Winter Renshaw, and I was pleasantly surprised. I don't read as much contemporary these days, but I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

Aidy Kincaid is a fashionable modern woman. She is a professional makeup artist working with her sister on their startup business, Glam to Go. It sounds like such a fun job, especially given my slight makeup addiction, so I was definitely digging Aidy. Right from the beginning she is obsessed with a journal detailing an adulterous love affa
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Got sucked in by the blurb didn't ya???

Yah, me too.

Are you expecting a seriously handsome billionaire suit to open the door of that Manhattan townhouse and claim the journal???

Yah, me too.

Are you right? Well, I'm not gonna tell you that. I enjoyed the fact that I knew nothing when I dove in aside from the blurb. But I will tell you, this was a pleasant surprise of a read – expected and totally unexpected at the same time.

I really fell in love with Ace and Aidy. It wasn’t overdone. It wasn’t
Aug 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
The blurb pulls you in but the book really isn't about the diary at all. It's about Aidy and Ace who were MCs that I loved. I was so glad that Ace was not a man-whore. How they met and their relationship was so fun to read about. I liked the book but because Ace is holding back I didn't feel as invested in the romance. When the end comes it feels rushed. Also, the book ends at 50% so when it was getting close to the end and I see that there is still a bunch left, it throws me off when it's over ...more
❤Rachel Anne's Romance Must Reads❤
4.5 stars. I've noticed a lot of Renshaw's books contain "bonus material." This one is no different, it ends at 50%, just a heads up. I got this book from Amazon using KU.

I really liked this book. We've got a tortured, brooding H and a free spirit h. They were great together.

The story starts with Aidy finding a journal and falling in love with the story. When she tries to return it she is busted by Ace, who is an asshole at first.

They continue to run into each other and ya know...the story goes
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, march2018
This book was amazing! It was everything I didn't know I wanted!

The blurb is intriguing, and I was pulled right into the story. There's definitely a twist to the story, and I was very pleased with myself because I figured it out before it was revealed. But I'll be honest, that was more my hopeful thinking than me really figuring it out.
Jenny Jo Weir
May 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: ok-read
Not bad. A little too many coincidences for my personal preference and a tad extreme at times, but good overall for the most part. I don't feel like the title matched the story, it should have been titled something a bit more prevalent to the story, like Journal Entries, Broken Dreams or The Makeup Artist. ...more
Summer catch up.

Review to come....I really liked this.
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