- File Size: 731 KB
- Print Length: 200 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (August 24, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 24, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0146YHWW4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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When Seth was younger, a number of things happened to him that were caused by people whose names began with J, including his dad leaving him after promising he was going for donuts and his high school crush, Jason, turning on him when they were almost caught kissing. Too bad the bag of donuts Jason had bought was right in front of Seth as he was lying on the ground while being beaten.
So he runs away from Jude and is later shocked to find out that Jude is the uncle of one of the children in his second grade classroom. Seth loves his job as a teacher, and he loves his little charges, so when he stops by to bring home the book bag for one of the children in his class who was sent home sick, he runs into Jude at her house. She’s been hospitalized, and her uncle Jude is gathering clothes for her. Seth’s offer of an apology and a make-up dinner is accepted, and the two start to see each other.
But Seth’s phobias and anxiety keep getting in the way of their relationship. And Jude is newly separated from his long-term boyfriend and just getting back into the dating pool, so he’s not happy with all the setbacks related to Seth. Jude is looking for a commitment, and it appears that Seth is unable to make one. It’s a good thing that Jude, who is a physician’s assistant, is also well-versed in PTSD and is able to gently suggest that Seth seek help with his phobias and anxiety attacks.
It’s also a good thing that Seth takes him up on that because Seth is then able to meet Jude’s family– of all five brothers, their spouses, and their children, and Jude’s mother, the family matriarch, Jenny. Yes, all “J” names, and working with the psychologist helps Seth make it work.
This is a sweet love story, with two men who have their own issues related to past breakups, but are both willing to work for their happiness as a couple. There are so many ups and downs throughout the book that I started to wonder if there was any hope for them. It’s not easy for them to get to the place where they might have their “happily ever after,” but it’s worth working for it, and for readers, it’s worth the wait.
Recommended for all lovers of contemporary M/M romance who like to see their MCs struggle with past emotional baggage before getting to their “forever” place in each other’s hearts.
There aren’t many places in the small town for the second grade teacher to discreetly enjoy an evening with the chance of a pickup. Thank god for Charlie’s bar and for the sexy redhead Seth finds who’s interested in him.
Jude Murphy invested seven years of his life in Devin Walker before their relationship abruptly ended. His lover left him for a younger, more malleable boy toy which hurt, but strangely it was the fact that Jude’s family was happy for the breakup that mattered more.
Usually not one for meaningless hookups a lonely Jude nevertheless invites a hot stranger home for a night of spectacular passion. The next morning he’s wondering exactly what went wrong after Seth can’t get out the door and away fast enough even though they totally clicked in bed and out.
A student in Seth’s class brings the two together again when Jude’s niece Felicity becomes violently ill and needs their help. As far as Jude is concerned he’s been given a second chance to figure Seth out and ask the teacher to give them another try. Perhaps it is time to peel the superstitions away and give love the chance it deserves.
Healed Hearts warms the soul when two emotionally scarred men are brought together. Their damaged hearts begin to heal in the charged drama. Seth’s particular phobia’s may wear down the reader a bit, hang in there, Jude’s made of sterner stuff and gets his lover on the right track. Pointing the character at therapy where positive results are the outcome brings another layer to their romance. Interesting characters and a bold, inventive plotline happily evolves into Healed Hearts.
This book was reviewed by Lisa for Joyfully Reviewed (JR), and was provided by the publisher/author at no cost to JR for the purpose of being reviewed.
The plot is over the top, the subplots are randomly woven in and some are left to never be resolved. The main characters are frustrating and narrow-minded, and the peripherals are necessary to bring the drama down a few notches. I don’t know what I’d have done if there hadn’t been the peripheral characters. The pace is also choppy, which didn’t help endear me to the storyline. By the time the end came, I’m sorry to report that I was just glad it was over.
Curiously enough, I read an ARC of the second story first not realizing my mistake, and I liked it much better, so even if you don’t care for this one, do give Expanded Hearts a try.
***ARC provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review. Read and reviewed by Cat from Alpha Book Club.***