April 21, 2023 | Posted in:Release Day Blitz, Review



Looking for a grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity, rockstar romance? Say no more! Carrie Aarons’ just released Makes the Heart Grow Fouler, and it’s just as steamy as it is angsty! A famous country singer is giving the first interview in his twenty year plus career to a much younger journalist and makes her move into his compound to observe him because he refuses to sit down and talk to her.

READ IT NOW IN KU: mybook.to/MtHGF


Never meet your hero, because they’ll probably turn out to be a villain.

That thought didn’t even cross my mind when the magazine I work for assigned me to do a feature article on Dane, the greatest country singer of our generation. You know, the kind of celebrity who doesn’t require a last name because they’re that prolific.

Along with being one of my favorite artists, the notoriously private man has never given an interview in his twenty-year career, so this piece could make mine. Unfortunately, from the minute I step foot on his massive Texas compound, Dane is determined to break it.

Between his icy stares, lewd gestures, and mocking comments, the one week time table to ask him my questions comes and goes with zero answers. But for some reason, he won’t pull out of the article. And when he insists I move into his guest house in order to observe him, since he refuses to sit down one-on-one, I have no choice but to suck it up for my job.

After the year I’ve had, and the outside world I no longer want any part of, the seclusion is almost welcome. That is, if it didn’t include a sexy recluse who seems hellbent on messing with me. Working with someone I despise wouldn’t be so hard if it meant going home at the end of the day.

From his checkered past, to the rumors about his love life, to the fact that he vanished from the music scene five years ago, to the teenage daughter he’s raised as a single father her entire life … there is so much to unpack in order to learn the truth about the man buried beneath the ink covering his skin.

But the real danger comes when Dane drops the curtain completely, allowing me to see every side of him. Because it makes me want to show him every damaged part of myself.

Except two such opposite, but equally broken, people can never find a happily ever after. Especially since a villain has no heart. So what do I do when the fallen hero I can’t have wants to give me his?

5 out of 5 stars
Makes the Heart Grow Fouler is Carrie Aarons’s newest standalone. If you read Say You Love Me Again then you have met Dane as the mysterious country singer. I was absolutely thrilled when I found out that he was getting his own book. ♥️
Margot was both excited and nervous about interviewing Dane for an article. In his twenty-year career, this is the first time he has agreed to one. He did so for his daughter, Shiloh and for Full Hands, an organization for postpartum depression. She knew it wouldn’t be an easy task to get the man to open up but she had no idea it would be this difficult…
Dane didn’t want her there. He didn’t want any strangers on his property especially someone who could blow-up the life he has made for himself and Shiloh. Except after a few days of silence and pushing her away… she was staying in his guesthouse. Shadowing his life. He hated it. He also hated how much he wanted her. 
These two are 🔥! You have a grumpy, hot AF single dad and a beautiful badass journalist. The sexual tension is high. The banter is dangerous. I loved these two even when I wanted to smack Dane a few times before I wanted to kiss him. I love these characters so much. Closed off until they find the one who breaks down their walls and boy, did she. Thank you, Carrie for giving us their story! 
I kissed him like the world was on fire and we were going to die anyway, so … why not?
Whatever happens next is out of my control, I tell myself. We’ve been hurdling toward this cliff, and it’s about time I just dive right over it.
“How many nights did you dream about me in your bed before we even met?” He slides my black yoga shorts off my hips and my body.

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