April 30, 2016

Review - The Heart by Kate Stewart

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For the last ten years, I've roamed the globe, captivated by the world around me. I've seen the seven wonders and admired sunsets from every continent. I'd lived and loved and that was enough for me. It would have to be.
I was content, satisfied with my collection of experiences . . . until a phone call led me down a road less traveled.
If I'd known my fascination would pique and be forever quenched only a few hundred miles from where my curiosity had been born, I may have never set sail.
Stripped of the future I'd planned with the love of my life, my family and my career were now all that mattered. I'd lived and loved and that was enough. It would have to be.
I struggled to move forward, to discard the part of me that held out hope for my obliterated heart. But I was bred a romantic, so it was easier said than done.
The chances of being struck by lightning are 1 in 960,000.
The odds of being struck twice are 1 in 9 million.
I risked those odds every minute, often cursing the dark sky, praying for static and a rumble of thunder, but it never came.
No, that second bolt hit me on a clear day.
The Heart can be read as a stand alone but it is HIGHLY recommended you read the first two books in the series first.
The Reluctant Romantics Series
The Fall
The Mind 1.5
The Heart
Books that compliment the series (Room 212, Never Me.)
Explicit Sex and Strong Language

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My 5 Star Review

I’d been waiting for a new life to start while staring in the rearview. If I wanted to change my life, my future required my attention. 

I have been equal parts dying to read this story and terrified too. First, I love Rose and her beautiful heart, but I also loved her with Grant. From the moment, we met him I have been in love with his unconditional, full on head over heels love for Rose. So knowing how this story would go scared me, but I am so freaking glad I jumped in regardless of my fear. 

The Heart picks up years after The Mind ends and Rose is getting by, but still a shell of the person she was before. She is doing her best to move on, but with that comes guilt and fear. Jack, a family friend, enters the picture because the center is about to open and needs some additional work. 

Jack is immediately smitten with Rose, but can tell she is holding back. He pursues her, but it isn’t too much he just what she needs. Their connection starts off slow, but I loved seeing the changes in Rose. I loved how Jack was patient, but still a man with a backbone. Jack isn’t Grant and their story is different, but it still felt right for Rose. 

I swear Kate cannot write a book that doesn’t make me cry. Her books are always full of so much love and heart, but the beautiful way she delivers her stories is what has me begging for her next book. I love how she mingles HUGE FEELS with a story that is funny and sexy, it’s the whole package!

"You make it hard to breathe, Rose Whittaker."
"And you make it easier for me.” 

I cannot recommend this book enough! I was so engaged in the story that I didn’t even get up to check my phone or do anything until I was done. I couldn't get enough of Rose and Jack, and catching up with everyone else was just icing on the cake! Side note, little Grant, you stole my freaking heart!!

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

Teasers created by me with stock images purchased from depositphotos.

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The Series
The Fall

The Mind

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About the Author
A native of Dallas, Kate Stewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 9 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie.
Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published four novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar and The Fall.
Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with 'hard to get' happy endings because it's what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers.
In addition to her addiction to romance, Kate also lets her alter ego take over on occasion and writes erotic suspense under the pen Angelica Chase.
Check out Kate's works as Angelica

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