From the first moment I read Amie Knight’s beautifully articulated words in The Line, I knew I would literally jump at the chance to read ANYTHING that Amie released next. WOW! A Steel Heart did not disappoint; I just fell in love all over again with Amie Knight’s carefully crafted words; the way she is able to draw me in, she has the ability to make me feel absolutely everything. This story literally consumed me in every way and I want everyone to know about the amazing story that lies within these pages.
“I never expected that eleven years later my one would finally come for me. It wasn’t on my list that he’d come charging into my life, practically railroading me with his presence. Simultaneously, he’d obliterated my list and smashed it to smithereens, while snatching my heart right out of my chest and stealing it for his own, all the while keeping his hidden behind the steel fortress he’d built around it. It wasn’t on my list that he’d crush me. That he’d change my life so irrevocably. It wasn’t on my list that I’d love him so fiercely, he’d break me.”
There are so many aspects of this story that I could gush over and I would literally talk the ear off of anyone who would listen about the magnitude of this story, but I won’t because you just need to read it and not read about me retelling it in a review……
I adored both Miranda and Holden; they are the true epitome of why I love to read romance novels so much. Miranda was a sweet, kind-hearted soul who had such a positive outlook on life that I could not help but admire and be inspired by her. Even though I loved these traits of hers, this by no means implies she is a doormat or a push over. She most definitely had a backbone and proved this countless times. Miranda is the kind of heroine I love to read.
Positively swoony Holden, was moody, less tolerant and such a beautifully broken and tortured soul. But underneath all the macho bravado and attitude, truly lies a man with the biggest and most beautiful heart. Being ex-military, he’s been through a lot of pain and suffering and has lost everything that means anything to him. His road to recovery was a long one and was hard to read because I really felt his pain and hoped he would ultimately heal.
Miranda loved Holden unapologetically and with so much tenderness, passion and intensity. I was so invested in this story and for me it was so beautiful; it was like I was on this journey of healing and self-discovery with them. Holden loved Miranda immensely, even when he struggled to show it.
I imagine this would have been quite a difficult story for Amie to write, because if some parts were hard for me to read; then how would it have felt writing it? I felt their pain, but it was written with such integrity, thoughtfulness and emotion. That sort of prose only comes with true talent.
I think it’s pretty safe to say I adored this story and if you, like me, love your broken tortured heroes and your kind-hearted and empathetic heroines who can hold their own, then you need to check this one out ASAP. It was the perfect mix of humor and deep emotion for me and I can’t wait to read what Amie Knight delivers next.
About the Author:
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.