I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Close to Heart by T.J. Kline
Series: Healing Harts #3
Published by Avon Impulse on July 14th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, American West
It only took an instant for her world to come crashing down…but Heart Fire Ranch is a place of new beginnings, even for those who find their way there by accident
As the only veterinarian in town, Justin Hart doesn't have time to think about romance. So when A-list actress Alyssa Cole crashes her car outside his clinic, it's entirely unexpected when there's a spark between them he can't ignore. Still, she's a movie star, and he's just a small town cowboy.
Alyssa has learned the hard way not to believe first impressions, especially not in Hollywood. But, 400 miles from her former life with nowhere to go and no one to turn to, she places her trust in the handsome vet who comes to her rescue.
There's no denying the connection between them, but when Alyssa's past shows up at the door, will their new relationship be able to withstand the storm?
Close To Heart is a story that starts off with our heroine, Alyssa accidently hitting a dog at night, and running into Justin Heart’s building. Instantly there is sparks between these two as they fight to save the dog and her pups. Alyssa has just left her husband, and is eight months pregnant, and now with her car unable to work, Justin and Alyssa bunk as roommates together for a short period of time. The build up between these two is slow as they start to get to know each other. Justin hasn’t had it easy with trust and has been used in the worst ways and doesn’t know if he can trust Alyssa, even though he wants to. This is a romance that isn’t for the faint hearted, it one that is full of tough emotions and difficult choices and a man that is out to destroy Alyssa any way he can and is set out to bring Justin and Alyssa apart from each other. I enjoyed this book so much because it shows how meaningful trust in a romantic relationship is needed. When you love someone you stand by them first and everything else is second in priority. Justin in the end here treats Alyssa so poorly, and even though I understood his reasons, I also couldn’t understand why he was so stubborn and prideful about it. Alyssa is a character you learn to admire from the very beginning. She is a tough cookie despite what her marriage was like. We see how she changes from being shy and reserved to being bold and fighting for what she wants. Close To Heart is a admirable romance that sweeps the readers off their feet with a sweet romance and turbulent emotion!!
Heart’s Desire (1)
Taking Heart (2)
Close To Heart (3)