Proud Heart by Kade Boehme

25739922Title: Proud Heart
Series: Chance of the Heart, #1.5
Author: Kade Boehme
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (37 pages)
Publisher: Kade Boehme (June 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: After three years together and a fair share of family drama, Bradley and Chance are feeling the strain of trying to keep their business afloat, their families happy, and planning their wedding. Chance is headed to an LGBT Charity horse show in L.A. just in time for Pride, but Bradley can’t pull himself away from overworking and his insecurities.

Bradley gets it together, though, and their brief time in L.A. may be just what they need to remind themselves how much they matter to each other.

A Chance & Bradley Pride Month short. 9k words that include an insecure accountant, his frisky cowboy fiance, and a pair of riding chaps

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Do you ever finish a book and think, I want to see where these two are a few years down the road? Well that is what Proud Heart does, it gives you a glimpse into the life Chance and Bradley have settled into now that they found their happy ever after.

Chance and Bradley have been together three years now and still going strong. But there are a few tears in the fabric of their lives that need mending. Chance had to take a step back from the restaurant when his father fell ill, so Bradley has taken over running the place which takes him away from home, and Chance, for long hours and late nights. Little arguments over mundane things become all out wars, caused by the stress they are both feeling over the separation.

On top of all that, they are trying to plan a wedding and not everyone they love is happy about the pending nuptials. When the opportunity to escape from life and responsibility for the weekend arises, Bradley makes plans to secure his future with Chance and prove to his Cowboy that he and their life together is the most important thing.

What a wonderful follow up to Chance of the Heart! Boehme shows that sometimes life can be messy. There are unforeseen challenges to maintaining a business, a life and a relationship. But the one thing that never wavers is the love Chance and Bradley have for one another. They are passionate and committed so when they argue or disagree. All that passion bleeds over into the fight. This was just a fast, fun read with a little bit of drama and angst, and a whole lot of love and compromise.

There were just a few typos that drew my attention away from the story momentarily, but overall, I loved this short story.

Perfect addition to this series, I do hope there will be more to come.