Bent by H.B. Heinzer

by | Apr 28, 2013 | Books, Reviews

Bent by HB HeinzerBent
Back to Brooklyn #1

Author: H.B. Heinzer
File Size: 408 KB
Print Length: 310 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 21, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1481931628
ISBN-13: 978-1481931625
If there’s one thing Julia Wilson has learned in life, it’s that you can’t push your own dreams to the background for anyone. Newly divorced, Julia returns to the hometown she once swore would never see her again. Her plan is simple; enjoy the cheap rent her friend is offering and stay just long enough to develop a plan to make her own dreams come true. It doesn’t take long before Julia realizes she’s made a big mistake. Micah Anderson came closer to breaking Julia than anyone else ever had. After promising her forever, he broke her heart the week before she left for college. Now, Julia’s back in town and he’s going to have to tell her the truth about why he left her. It’s not possible to hide a twelve year old child when you live in a town of 5,000 people. Is following her dreams worth it if it means giving up on a second chance with her first love? Is trying to make a relationship work worth it if his past becomes a threat to her safety?

With the exception of three years in Nebraska, H.B. Is a Wisconsin girl through and through. She lives with her husband, two kids and roommate (also known as the “bonus parent”) in the middle of nowhere but close enough to civilization to maintain a shred of sanity.
She credits her father introducing her to an APAzine in the mid-90s for her love of writing. Bent, her debut novel, was a NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words in one month. After years of attempting and failing, she finally got through it and this is the result!

Author HB Heinzer

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This is the first installment in the Back to Brooklyn series. This is a quick and easy read. Heinzer does a great job of creating a small town place where anyone would want to live. The characters are full bodied, and pretty relate-able. There are some minor issues I had personally with the main character, that I found annoying but it made the story so I had to get over it 🙂  The ending is heartwarming and somewhat predictable. Overall I really enjoyed the book.  I look forward to reading the next installment of Back to Brooklyn and other books by H.B. Heinzer!



Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


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