venerdì 22 maggio 2015

Review & Giveaway: What the Heart Wants by Jeanell Bolton

What the Heart Wants
by Jeanell Bolton
Series: Bosque Bend, #1
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Forever Yours
Cover Designer: Christine Foltzer
Release Date: September 2, 2014

The love he left behind . . .

Laurel Harlow was once the princess of Bosque Bend, Texas: every door was open to the only daughter of the beloved minister and his well-bred wife. Then scandal rocked their family-and those same doors slammed shut. Now preparing the family mansion for sale, Laurel wants nothing more than to put the past behind her and move on. But when Jase Redlander appears on her doorstep, sixteen years after he left her heartbroken, she can't turn him away . . . especially when he needs her help.

. . . is the only thing worth coming home for

Jase never intended to come back to this one-horse town. But then his teenage daughter runs away, headed straight for Bosque Bend and the woman he once loved. The moment Jase sees Laurel again, he knows he never should have left all those years ago. There's a secret she's keeping from him, though-he's certain of it. Over the course of sunny days and sultry nights, Jase aims to find out what it is. And this time he'll show Laurel that this bad boy can be the man of her dreams . . . if she'll let him.

He ran his hand absently down the groove of her spine, and she shifted against him.

It was amazing how quickly he’d gotten accustomed to sleeping in the same bed with her--all night, not just for an hour after sex. He liked sleeping with her.  He liked waking up with her. He liked walking through the Shallows with her and having meals with her--even when they were as bad as that chicken tonight--and having her sit in the den with him while he worked out business details.

He wanted to put off returning to Dallas forever.

It 's a sweet story, romantic but also of passion about true love, forgiveness and chance to start again.
Laurel Harlow is a woman really alone and defeat, has lost everything, her parents, her husband Dave, his beloved work. The only thing that remains is to sell the enormous family home and start a new life in another city.When she was little it seemed that her life was incredible: her father was the preacher, was highly respected and loved by all and she had everything, especially the love and respect of her fellow citizens. But a terrible scandal has damaged the credibility of her family and have become outcasts.
Jase Redlander instead has always been on the wrong side: he always had a bad reputation and was eventually expelled from the city for having sex with his English teacher. Jase and Laurel were in love but their diversity of origins has hindered their history, the escape of Jase then put an end to their story. After 16 years and at the worst moment in the life of Laurel, Jase returns home but no longer a wayward boy: he is a mature and charming man and a single father. He's back to Bosque Bend to look for his daughter: she ran away from home in search of her mother. Laurel is the only woman who Jase ever loved but  will they have a second chance? 
It 's written very well, it doesn't seem the work of a debutant writer: the descriptions are so rich in detail that seems to be there in Bosque Bend with Laurel and Jase. Even the characters are well defined and very real: it is easy to empathize with them, also thanks to the continuous alternation of point of view of the two protagonists.
It's the first book in a new series set in Bosque Bend and I can't wait to reading the next.
It's a pleasant read, light, sweet and sensual, I recommend it to anyone who wants to spend some time relaxing with a nice romance
I received the eBook free as a review copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Jeanell Bolton is an active member of the Austin chapter of Romance Writers of America. She has three children, one husband, and one dog. She lives on five glorious wooded acres in the boondocks of Georgetown, Texas. In past lives, she has been a teacher, an activist, an artist, a journalist, and a chorus director, but she is now settled into writing about deep, dark romances which end up happily ever after, which is how it always should be.

2 commenti:

  1. Sounds like a delightful book, and I enjoyed reading about it. Thank you for the great review!

  2. I like the synopsis, sounds like a good read.


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