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 Mind 1.5
Books that compliment the series (Room 212, Never Me.)
Explicit Sex and Strong Language
God. What a book. Kate delivers a heartwarming and heart wrenching conclusion to Rose’s story in the The Heart and rips yours out in the process. There are books that work their way into your soul, hold you hostage and leave an imprint – The Heart is one of them.
I knew that I wouldn’t be the same after knowing Rose’s story – she was perfect with Grant and Grant was perfect and everything they had was a fairytale story book love…so what happens when that vanishes? What happens when everything you thought you believed in is pulled from your grasp?
Rose isn’t so sure about romance anymore. She knows that she had a once-in-a-lifetime love with Grant and she’s terrified that she’ll never love anyone more than Grant. She’s also terrified that she will. GOD. This book. Totally cried. I mean, not all the way through – I’m not really a crier. But towards the end the feelings snuck up on me, hit me hard and then ran out of my eyes.
The Heart is a must read, hold on to your emotions, GRAB THIS NOW book. #Swooning. 5 stars.
[I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review]
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