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Heart of Glass

(Fostering Love #3)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  741 ratings  ·  119 reviews
The next standalone novel from Nicole Jacquelyn about love, friendship, and forgiveness.

Henry Harris was living his dream as a staff sergeant in the Marines. When he's killed in action, his devastated family is in for one more shock: he had a daughter they never knew about.

Morgan Riley has been raising Etta on her own, and that's always been fine by her - until Henry's b
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 368 pages
Published July 10th 2018 by Forever
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Hms Not really, although they mention all of the other family members a lot, so it might be easier for you if you’ve read the others.
Britta Trevor, Henry, and Shane were foster brothers under Mike and Ellie’s care.

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3 Stars

Books one and two in this series (but especially book one) have become some of my favorite books of all time. All time, people.

ESPECIALLY book one. Oops, I said that already...but anyway...

Book one blew me away with the story, the character depth and complexity, the character to character interactions, and - above all - the supreme level of delicious angst.

Book two did not quite tip the angst scales as much as book one, but still...It had me at hello.

Book three was entertaining enough
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳There is always a first time for finding true love in the forbidden, and Nicole Jacquelyn has found a way to write this in a phenomenal romance story filled with angst, emotions, and such raw passion towards the characters…

➳As an avid reader for emotional romance stories, I can say that my love for this novel is immense and I am beyond glad that I did not hesitate to pick up this novel since I have never read a novel by Jacquelyn before. That being said, this girl is going to have to read the
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-four-stars
4 stars!!!


After reading the first 2 books in this series, I could not wait to get my hands on Heart of Glass. Not only because I loved Trevor, but needed to know what would happen after that Henry bomb was dropped. 

Trevor and Morgan have both experienced loss in their lives. It's a different kind of loss, but loss all the same. When Trevor learns that his foster brother Henry had a child, he knows he needs to meet her, to make sure she's okay and hopefully be able to be a part of her life. What
I don't know what to say. I mean, when I first saw the blurb for Heart of Glass my reaction was "I need this so bad!" Then I started reading and instead of being blown away I found it rather bland.

Morgan was .... bland

Trevor was sweet, but bland

The story - bland

His mother - a controlling prima donna I could well have done without reading, she took away from the story and had more page time than a side character should've. 🙄

The romance - what romance? They spent the majority of the book miles
Rachel Reads Ravenously
DNF at 40%

I hate to do this because the first two books in this series were 5 star reads for me, but I am so bored and I don't like either of the main characters. It's been a week of me pushing myself to read this book and I'm not enjoying it. It feels like work, reading for fun shouldn't feel that way.

ARC provided by the publisher via netgalley.
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Heart of Glass was the kind of story that you wanted to fall in love with. With a tragedy that left us wondering what would happen next in the wake of new information regarding the Harris family, I think that it’s safe to say that everyone was waiting on pins and needles for this book. The premise was on point, we already knew the family, and when you added a sweet baby in the mix, your heart melts even before you read the first chapter.

After learning that his foster brother had a baby that h
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There's something to be said about reading a book by an author you've never read before. You have nothing to compare it to, no expectations and can read without bias (if you stay away from reviews, that is). So when reviewers remark that there isn't as much angst as in the previous stories in the series I can smile and and enjoy the ride.
That feeling, the one I knew I was supposed to have, the one every parent had, even the shitty parents? I didn’t feel it. 

The prolo
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
3,5-4 STARS

Such a lovely story, I was hooked from the first pages.It was a fast aced story, full of emotions and it has drama.A sweet hero and a heroine that it took me a little bit to really like her.


The romance was great, it has angst and the romance is slow burn which is exactly what I was looking!Trevor is the main reason why I loved this story!He is the perfect hero, sweet,protective and swoon worthy!Like I said Morgan wasn't an easy heroine, she is stubborn and there were moments I didn't
Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it
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This is one of those books that leaves me conflicted. While I was reading, I enjoyed the story and I thought it was interesting. Yet by the time I finished I was left feeling unsatisfied and waiting for more. It was like there just wasn't enough story with the characters and I kept hoping we would see more of Morgan and Trevor together.

I think for me there was just too much going on with Trevor's family and it focused on trying to give the family backstory instead
The story begins where the last book ended after Henry Harris’ family learns not only of his death in a Marine training accident but also that he has a 2-year old daughter he’d abandoned. His adopted brother, Trevor, takes on the mission to locate the child and her mother, Morgan Riley, and reach out to them. When he finds them, Trevor immediately connects with her and little Etta. Despite her typical wary nature, Morgan develops a bond and trust with him as they prepare for the family reunion. ...more
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

Several things stand out when I try to describe this wholly unforgettable series of standalone romances. First, they're usually heavy with angst and heartache... And I LOVE that. The emotion and complicated dynamics in each of these books make for a heart stopping, breathtaking reading experience. Second, they're all layered and woven together meticulously. The characters all have such rich history that kind of comes full circle in their adulthood. Their dynamics change, they evolve fro
Richelle Robinson
I honestly don’t get know how to write this review. I’ve been a BIG fan of this series. I loved “Unbreak My Heart” and “Change of Heart” by this author but sadly this book fell flat for me and I didn’t have the same angsty and emotional reaction while I was reading.

I liked Trevor, he was a sweetheart and such a good guy but he could be too nice at times. Kinda a pushover and that gets old quick. Shane and Bram (from the other books) are a little more alpha and I think that’s why I enjoyed the st
Kindling Micky
3.5 stars

This was an enjoyable listen overall but it just didn’t reach the love I’ve had for the first two books. I liked the couple but it was a bit back and forth too much and there was a sense of drama lama. The mother really got on my nerves for the first time in this book.
Well I was pretty disappointed in this one. It wasn't bad but it wasn't anything to write home about either. I'm not sure how many pages it was but it felt really short. The hero and heroine barely spent any time together. The hero was pretty much instantly in love with her. There was very little conflict in the book. I didn't really care for the heroine at all and I don't know why the hero loved her. She was mostly a bitch to him. I think if you're trying to sell me on the fact that the heroine ...more
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
I'm disappointed with this one. I had such high hopes since I LOVED Unbreak My Heart (I reread it all the time) but Heart of Glass was just so... bland. I had a hard time connecting with the characters and didn't feel much for their story. The ending was pretty abrupt too. Etta, the little girl, was the highlight of this book. I wish I could've loved it more!

Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I would have liked more of of build up between Trevor and Morgan it would have seemed a little more realistic than how their relationship started. Trevor’s foster mother really pissed me off during multiple parts during this story. This was a good read but not a fantastic one for me.
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Beautiful, unexpected, and troubled.
Another fab book from author Nicole Jacquelyn.

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Book Babblers

Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!

The third book in the Fostering Love series, this is a sweet and emotional slow-burning romance with strong family themes, a single mother heroine and a hero to-die-for! It can easily be read as a standalone, but ties in well with the earlier books of the series as it follows up the bombshell dropped in the last book

Trevor Harris grew up as one of the foster kids featured in this series. He was lucky in that he found true family with the Harrises, and he got two life-long foster brothe
Nicole Jacquelyn's Fostering Love was one of those pleasant surprises for me. I picked up the first book simply because the cover caught my eye and got a whole lot of realistic characters, big quirky families and cute children.
Single mother, Morgan Riley was raising her adorable daughter, Etta on her own. Etta's father, Henry Harris, wasn't interested in being a father. He was a staff sergeant in the Marines and had no plans on having a family. Morgan knew his intentions from the start; they were friends (with benefits) and she never expected anything more. But even this determined bachelor couldn't shirk his responsibilities completely. He made sure that Morgan and Etta would be the recipients of his life insurance s ...more
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I was completely lured in by the cover and the premise of the story.  I had never read author Nicole Jacquelyn before and I decided going into this one without reading the previous two.  First things, this works perfect as a standalone I was not lost at all in the dynamics of the family or anything.  So that was a plus.  But ultimately, this book
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
**Heart of Glass generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

4 "It's both of you." Stars

This story, like the ones preceding it in this series, held that thread of unconditional love in it I've come to really connect with in Nicole Jacquelyn's writing. I fell in love with this series from the first two books and Jacquelyn once again provided a uniquely structured tale with distinctly different circumstances surround the characters. It was wonderful catchi
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
There is a certain warmth to Nicole Jacquelyn's writing that never fails to draw me in. I'm not sure if it's from the real life situations or the real life characters she crafts so well. Either way, I always fall a tiny bit in love.

That is really what the Fostering Love series is. Real life. It's not fanciful. There are no mega billionaire dominants, no rockstars, no extravagant mansions and jets and shiny cars.

These are stories of bins of dirty diapers, days of unwashed hair, sleepless nights
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of the Fostering Love series by Nicole Jacquelyn. I loved, absolutely loved Unbreak My Heart, the first book in the series and have read the eBook and listened to the audio several times since it was published. Heart of Glass, the third book in the series, was just as emotional, full of angst and tugged at my heart. I devoured it in one sitting, reading late into the night.

Though each book can technically be read as standalones, reading them in order gives you an overview of all
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I absolutely loved Trevor. It's as if NJ dreamed up the perfect man and put him on paper. He was always steady, stalwart and why he picked Morgan is beyond me. With that said, I really didn't like Morgan. She redeemed herself toward the end, but I felt she couldn't think rationally, most of the time, and would fly off the deep end, cutting off and hurting Trevor. If I were that dude I would have run far AND fast. She never showed appreciation when Trevor would sacrifice for her. He dropped every ...more
The Book Bee
Jul 10, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 23%....that's not very far in, is it!!?? It's not. Hangs head in shame

I tried. I really really tried and it just sucks that I feel this way, but this book was ridiculously repetitive and long winded. I really felt like I was standing still and the story could have been moving by this point. When I put the book down, go do something, then try to go back to it....and actually dread it, I know it's time to put it down.

So I did....

But then I went back and tried one.more.time, I ended up skimm
My Pink Fairytales
If you read the blurb, you might get the feeling that this is a incestuousy forbidden type of romance, but i don't see it like that at all.
In the prologue, you'll get Henry's POV. He doesn't want a kid, doesn't feel anything for Etta or her mother. Then we find out he's dead and his family learn about the daughter he left behind.
Trevor might be his brother and they share a last name, but they're actually foster brothers and the most important thing is Henry's lack of relationship with both Mor
Heather C
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, july-2018
Heart of Glass is the third installment in the Fostering Love Series but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. 

Morgan Riley has been raising her daughter by herself but when the father was killed in action in the Marine's she finds that his family didn't know about them and now wants to be part of their lives. While she was expecting them, she wasn't expecting his brother, Trevor. The moment she laid eyes on him at her front door, she felt a connection. Knowing it is wrong, she fights it bu
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Henry was killed serving his country but after his death his family finds out he has a daughter they knew nothing about. Morgan has been raising her daughter Etta as a single parent and her life is turned around when Trevor, Henry’s brother, shows up wanting to make amends for his brothers mistakes. They find themselves mutually attracted to each other instantly but can they get past the feeling they’re doing something wrong? Can Morgan learn to give her heart another when she’s been so
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Nicole Jacquelyn is the mom of two little girls and a full time college student. She hasn’t watched television in well over a year, she still does things that drive her mother crazy, and she loves to read. At eight years old, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she told people she wanted to be a mom. When she was twelve her answer changed- to author. By the time she was eighteen, wh ...more

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Fostering Love (4 books)
  • Unbreak My Heart (Fostering Love, #1)
  • Change of Heart (Fostering Love, #2)
  • Piece of My Heart (Fostering Love, #4)
“I can’t believe how lucky I am that I finally found you.”
“Were you looking for me?” I asked dumbly, the words tumbling from my lips before I could hold them back. I froze as soon as I’d realized what I’d said.
“Baby, I’ve been looking for you my entire life,” he replied, raising his head until our foreheads were pressed together. “You might not be there yet,” he breathed. “But I’ve never been more sure.”
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