Hearts Made Of Stone by Arthur Carey

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Hearts Made Of Stone by Arthur Carey
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Genre: Suspense/Mystery, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (17 pgs)
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Breaking up is hard to do. So why not get someone else to do it for you? Better still, why not capitalize on romantic failure and turn it into a profitable business?

That’s the plan Aaron Felting and Dana Larson hatch over tea and cookies after meeting in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Although Aaron falls for Dana, he soon finds she’s more interested in being the CEO of their successful Silicon Valley startup created to end the romantic entanglements of strangers than their own relationship.

How much more interested? Let’s just say Aaron is about to get something worse than a cold shoulder…

If you’re looking for a quick and slightly amusing read, then Hearts Made of Stone might be for you. It’s one of those stories that starts in one direction and by the time you’re reading the last few sentences it’s taken a whole new turn.

The main character was likeable from the beginning. Mr. Carey set the story up so you weren’t sure exactly what was going to happen and what Aaron was really up to. Did he meet Dana by chance or vice versa? It’s something you’re not really sure about.

The business he and Dana set up gave the story some humor. The dialogue is snappy and the pace moves quickly so you can definitely read it in under twenty minutes. The part I liked best about Hearts of Stone was the ending. I thought maybe that’s where the author was heading but nevertheless it made me smile.

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