- File Size: 334 KB
- Print Length: 88 pages
- Publisher: These Wicked Fingers (December 14, 2019)
- Publication Date: December 14, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B082RXNN12
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #490,816 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Zac’s ex-husband cheated on him, and he can’t really see himself finding someone new. Zac is middle aged and struggles to keep in shape, and his life isn’t very exciting, especially since his job as a nurse takes up a lot of his time. When he gets to know Aiden, a young and handsome chef with a blossoming career, Zac doesn’t dare think that they could be more than friends. Aiden has other ideas, however, and soon the two of them are involved in much more than a friendship. Then a disastrous meeting with his ex and his boyfriend at a holiday party brings all of Zac’s insecurities to the forefront, and Zac has to figure out how to overcome his fears if he and Aiden are going to have a future together.
Overall, I really enjoyed the romance between Zac and Aiden. They are both generally likeable guys, and they’ve both suffered losses, Zac with his marriage and Aiden through the deaths of his parents when he was very young. That made it easy for me to root for them to get their happy ending.
This is one of those books where the main character is the author of some of his own pain, though. Yes, Zac has been cheated on, and his self-esteem has taken a hit, which is aggravated by the poison his ex’s bitchy boyfriend spews at him. I can sympathize with him feeling old and boring and unattractive to an extent, but Zac lets that color his outlook to the point that he sabotages his own happiness with Aiden. Meanwhile, Aiden is an absolute sweetheart who is nothing but supportive of Zac, so I kind of wanted to shake Zac when he pushes him away. Luckily, Zac pulls his head out fairly quickly and mends his ways so that he and Aiden can have their HEA.
One thing to note—Zac has a somewhat problematic relationship with food, which might be triggering for some readers. He doesn’t have full blown anorexia or bulimia, but he’s very strict about calories and exercises somewhat compulsively. Eating disorders are usually treated as a women’s problem, and they are more common with men than most people realize. I appreciated that the author chose to highlight this issue, although I don’t think that the challenge of overcoming Zac’s negative thoughts about his weight and food is fully addressed.
Readers looking for a holiday romance with a relatively sweet story and hurt/comfort themes should definitely give this one a try.
A copy of this book was provided by the author for review; all opinions expressed are my own.
Healing Hearts is about learning to open up and letting people in, that when a relationship ends life doesn't end then and there too. Zac was betrayed and heartbroken in one of the worst ways possible and when his husband left, doubt came knocking. The doubts and fears Zac have are entirely understandable and though some of us might think considering the situation he'd be "jumping back in" quicker but healing has no time limit so I completely got where Zac's head was at.
K Evan Coles has written another great holiday novella that makes you think, makes you smile, and makes you cheer for the friendship and possibly more between Zac and Aiden. Just the perfect blending of sweet, savory, and salty to make this a holiday gem not to be missed.
It's left him doubting himself and leery of relationships.
When he meets Aidan, a chef who owns a food truck, initially they become friends.
Zac just can't seem to shake off the feeling that he's not good enough for Aidan not to mention their age difference.
Things finally come to a boiling point and Zac outright rejects Aidan and they're both devastated.
Luckily for them both, they have good friends who help him see what a mistake he's making.
Thankfully, Aidan is willing to give him another chance but he has to work for it because now confident, sunny Aidan is left doubting himself and Zac now fully realizes the enormity of his mistake because he's been in Aidan's exact position.
A sweet little story about the healing power of love.