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Fragile Hearts

(Poplar Falls #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,404 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds?

I had my life and career all planned out. That was until I was betrayed by someone I trusted and my perfect opportunity was stolen from underneath my nose.

So here I am, back on Stoneyridge Ranch in Poplar Falls licking my wounds. I love being home with my family and friends, but I am determined to move past my anger and buil
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Published September 8th 2020
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Rozberry🍓 I was wondering too. I got to thinking about if the ranch’s name in the synopsis has been mentioned in previous books & it has. It’s the name of Myer’…moreI was wondering too. I got to thinking about if the ranch’s name in the synopsis has been mentioned in previous books & it has. It’s the name of Myer’s(Stone Hearts) family ranch, so I believe the heroine is Myer’s little sister, Bells. I don’t remember him having other siblings, so I’m almost sure it’s her.(less)

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Jul 02, 2022 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I am loving this Poplar Falls series! I love a good small town romance and the more I get into these books the more I love the town and characters. I’ve been so excited to get to Brandt and Bellamy’s book and it didn’t disappoint.

Brandt Haralson is a vet newer to town and Bellamy is back for the summer after graduating college. Brandt needs a little temporary help in his vets office and Bells is just the person to help him out.

Brandt has been really closed off since he moved into town
Halle Reads
3.5 Stars 🌟


Fragile Hearts is the 4th book in the small town country romance series Poplar Falls. It follows Brandt & Bellamy and is a slowburn, friends to lovers work place romance.

Bellamy is temporarily back home in Poplar Falls after graduating and waiting to hear back from her dream job. While home she decides to help out and work with the local vet. She is a lively, sweet, empathetic and fun loving character. She is so full of life & passionate as well as focused on what she wants her fu
Elle G. Reads
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, small-town
My Rating: 5 Stars
Tropes: Small Town | Contemporary Romance

Is it to early to say that I already NEED another book in this series? Because I DO! The Polar Falls series is one of my absolute FAVORITES and I can’t help but recommend them to everyone I know. These books are sweet, small town romances with charming characters, a quaint and rustic setting, and plots that will keep you glued to the pages. Amber Kelly KNOWS what her readers wants, and she consistently delivers. I am thrilled about thi

I hate to say, but this series went from my favorite book, Wicked Hearts to my least, Fragile Hearts. FH was far from a complete wash. Nothing remotely incensed me about it. It was just wildly inconsistent. As much as I typically enjoy a look in at past characters from a series I’m invested in (& I did enjoy it, especially with what’s happening for Dallas & Myer these days & damn Braxton...Braxton had me crying recounting to Brandt what happened the night he & Elle lost their parents), but I
Melanie (mells_view)
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Easy and sweet.

Another sweet and easy read set in good old Poplar Falls. Loved finally getting Brandt’s story. He’s been a bit of a mystery for the last couple of books, and I enjoyed getting more of him. Bellamy was also an awesome addition. She was fun in the last book, and I enjoyed her in Fragile Hearts as well. Pulling Brandt out of his shell more than anyone else has. This was just a sweet and easy read. There is a dash of angst, but it’s seriously just a dash. If you’re looking for small
May 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾☆ 4 stars ☆☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙

how sweet!!! i thinks this is my favorite of the series!!!
Bellamy and Brandt had chemistry and I loved how they were friends at the beginning, there was zero awkwardness.

As always, loved seeing the fam. Missed them!!

The thing with the books from this series is that it just never feels like the “forever love” or “soulmates” and I think that’s because the build up from a fresh new relationship into the real deal is almost non-existing and it almost always feels like th
↠#1 Rustic Hearts —4.5 stars
↠#2 Stone Hearts —3.5 stars
↠#3 Wicked Hearts —tbr
Rating: 4.5 stars
An ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


I've been loving The Poplar Falls series since I finished the first book of this series. The most thing that I love is the way Amber describe the small town and the family. UGH I need to find my way to Poplar Falls 😭🧡 The Poplar Falls series is one of my absolute FAVORITES and I can’t help but recommend them to everyon
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My heart. This book. The raw emotions in this book, especially for Brandt, gutted me so much! This series just keeps getting more amazing. Bellamy is one of those people that you just want to be friends with. Honestly the whole crew. Her heart is so amazing even when she is hurting, she wants the best for everyone. The magnetic pull that these two have is so flawless. But the heartache of the past creeps in and can they really let go of it. Brandt’s history is so beyond heartbreaking. Like a kni ...more
Aug 05, 2020 rated it liked it
still not charlotte and payne's book but i'll take it anyway ...more
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via the author and wordsmith publishing.

Fragile Hearts is a beautiful, heart pulling and funny read by Amber Kelly.
This book focuses on Brandt and Bellamy. Bellamy has been betrayed by her boyfriend in a shocking way and starts to work at the vets practice Brandt owns. This brings them closer together and Brandts backstory unfolds.

Set in Poplar Falls, this book is warm, funny, fun and heart tugging story abo
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
I love this series so much! I love what a big supportive family they are. I am sad that it is ending and I will miss them. Looks like i still have a novella, so maybe just a little more:)
Jen (jensdreamylittlereads)
May 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I swear Amber Kelly’s stories are like coming home for me. I have obsessed and loved the Poplar Falls series since book one and finally getting Brandt’s story is just icing on the cake. This story was yet again, another compelling romance that Amber Kelly has brought so beautifully to this series. The way everything was described just warmed my heart in the best of ways. I loved the passion and emotional connection between Brandt and Bellamy, and could not get enough of their beautiful love stor ...more
these two were so cute!!!
3.8 Stars

Fragile hearts is the fourth book in the Poplar falls series that brings us the story of a group of friends / family from a small town falling in love. And I really liked this book even though it wasn't my favorite in this series.

Here is the story of the new vet in town, and for those like me who read the previous book, she was intrigued because she could see that Brandt was still hurt by something from his past. He is a character that is easy to like right away: he carries with him a
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bellamy has returned to Poplar Falls after finishing her degree in Animal Science. She has a job prospect lined up in Denver at the end of the summer, but plans to stay in her hometown until then. Bell learns that Brandt, the local vet, needs some extra hands in his office while his mom visits home in Oregon and Bellamy quickly accepts the temporary position.

Brandt is relatively new to Poplar Falls. He moved from Oregon with his mother after something tragic happened in his past. He opened his
Sarah Louise
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Now that I’ve completed book four, I can officially say this is one of my favourite small-town romance series. It captures that warm and comforting feeling of family like no other.

Recently graduated from college and sights set on her dream job in Denver, an unexpected betrayal sends Bellamy back home to Poplar Falls. With nothing but time on her hands and a knowledge of animal science, Bellamy offers help to Brandt, the handsome, new veterinarian.

Still grieving from his own loss, fearful of losi
Victoria Weston
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is book #4 in this series Poplar Falls Series and is a beautifully written small town romance that you wont be able to take your eyes of of. These two characters were meant to be and when two people meet that are meant to be the magnetic pull between them is strong.

Brandt needs to start over and has come to Poplar Falls for a new fresh start, he's been through so much and you cant help but hold your heart for all that he has been through. He cant stop thinking about he past and what
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
"I know i'm in love with you because, for the first time in a long time, I'd rather be awake than asleep."

Small town romances are definitely my comfort reads and this series has been such a great escape from reality so far, sweet romances, adorable animals, softest male characters, strong female character and the cutest families. Poplar falls has everything you need!!!

So this book is about Bellamy, Myer's little sister, she has been such an entertaining character throughout this series i could
Jenifer Briggs
Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was so sweet. Like hurt your teeth because of all the sugar sweet. Bellamy and Brandt were really nice, and the friendship they formed was really sweet as well.. But that's really all it was for me. There was no big conflict, no angst, and not really overwhelming love. These two didn't really have that much passion for one another (at least in my opinion) This was just a really light, easy read.. but I just wish it was more.

I can see why others are going to love this book, but it just
Isha Coleman
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cliche be damned. Small town living delivers big sized heart. Kelly is a master at captivating storytelling. In the blink of an eye my emotions got away from me. Bellamy and Brandt take slow burn to a whole new level as they two step their way into your heart. Fragile Hearts is a country song that echoes through the soul. Once it grabs you, it refuses to let go.
Sep 23, 2020 rated it liked it
"𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒊'𝒎 𝒊𝒏 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆, 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆, 𝑰'𝒅 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒔𝒍𝒆𝒆𝒑."

3.5 stars

Finally Bellamy's book!!
Brandt and Bellamy have beautiful story and they are both such sweet characters that I was really rooting for them throughout.
I’m sad to say goodbye to this amazing series.
Tagseen Samsodien
How the hell does this book have so many high ratings? There was barely a romance between the 52125 friends and family. They met, there were zero sparks, no chemistry, no tension and then suddenly they kissed and voila! LOVE! HOW?

Having read the preceding 3 books in this series, I've noted that this author has a thing for drunken first kisses. I'm fairly certain that every couple shared their first kiss after consuming copious amounts of alcohol - like to the point of not being able to walk stra
Aug 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 6-star-reads
I never wrote a full review on this one & since Bellamy & Brandt are my favorite, idk i probably should.

honestly these two were the most unlikely pair, atleast to me, because they weren’t really teased through out the other books.
also tho, Brandt is holding on to the burden of something that happened in his past, which is why he moved to Colorado & wasn’t looking for anyone.

Bellamy really broke down his fourth wall & I feel like these 2 are honestly the most realistic couple if that makes sens
Autumn Review
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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𝙒𝙝𝙤 𝙨𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙖 𝙜𝙞𝙧𝙡 𝙘𝙖𝙣'𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡?

I had my life and career all planned out. That was until I was betrayed by someone I trusted and my perfect opportunity was stolen from underneath my nose.

So here I am, back on Stoneyridge Ranch in Poplar Falls licking my wounds. I love being home with
Lisa Stinson
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
While I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t my favorite of the series. We knew something was going on with Brandt from the previous book. I was glad we finally get the details of his past and I could absolutely understand his feelings. Brandt was such a great character and he was very easy to like. He puts all his time and attention into the clinic and then when he buys an old house to renovate, he then has something new to focus on.

I liked Bellamy more as the story went on. I truly didn’t get her “re
Nikki  Cudnik
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my heart, poor Brandt. I knew something awful had happened to the handsome vet from meeting him in Elle’s book but it was so much more awful than I expected. I cannot imagine the weight of the guilt he was carrying.

Lucky for him he landed in Poplar Falls, a place filled with just the right people to help him heal and begin living again. Namely Bellamy.

I love their story so much. It was emotional and moving. Bellamy is an amazing woman and just what Brandt needs, someone to shake him from hi
Big Joe  Rossi
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bellamy Wilson graduated from college and is home for the summer. Praying for a coveted job in the Denver Zoo. But when her boyfriend from college steals her job she is forced to rethink things. Done with him, most likely, she starts working for the new vet in town.

Brandt Haralson is the sexy new vet. He is talented, caring, sexy as sin, but closed off. That is until he spends some time with Bellamy. She makes him feel things he has in three long years. She makes the nightmares go away.

When sh
Michelle Abascal Monroy
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fragile Hearts by Amber Kelly is the 4 book in her Poplar Falls and let me tell you if you have read the 3 previous books you need to read this one ASAP!! is AMAZING!!!! when i started reading this series i really loved all about the series and characters each of them has a special thing that make you love them, even the secondary characters.

This is the story of Bellamy and Brandt the new vet in Poplar Falls, Bellamy is back from college and waiting for her dream job in Denver, close to home. bu
Jan Cassi
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amber Kelly wrote such an epic series that won my heart over. Poplar Falls has come to an end and I I am so sad to say goodbye to this amazing series.

I was so excited for Fragile Hearts when I found out this was Brandt's book. I was so intrigued by him form the previous book. Brandt keeps every woman at arms length, he doesn't get attached, and he doesn't do relationships. He experienced something so tragic and prefers to live in the past rather than the present. So when Bellamy comes into his
Kari Hansen
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Now that Bellamy has finished college she has returned to her hometown for the summer until she finds out if she will get the job to jumpstart her career never imagining that the one person she thought she could trust would betray her. While home she begins working for Brandt, the town veterinarian and is drawn to him in spite of herself.

Brandt is still trying to deal with the guilt and regret he feels about the past. He doesn’t allow many people close, but Bellamy has managed to break through t
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Amber Kelly is a romance author that calls North Carolina home. She has been an avid reader from a young age and you could always find her with her nose in a book completely enthralled in an adventure. With the support of her husband and family, in 2018, she decided to finally give a voice to the stories in her head and her debut novel, Both of Me was born. You can connect with Amber on Facebook a ...more

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