The Heart's Bidding Kindle Edition
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- Janalyn, Goodreads Reviewer
"What a beautiful novel! The Heart's Bidding is a slow burn romance novel that surely gets you out of a book slump! Even though this is a clean no smut romance, it is an extremely enjoyable read...There are so many moments where you go: swoon, swoon, swoon.
Excellent writing, amazing characters and one heck of a plot. There's no doubt that I will be going back to this one!"
- Sarah Gomez, Cruel Existence Books on Instagram
"A sweet and charming contemporary romance, The Heart's Bidding is the perfect book for readers who enjoy stories with realistic characters and situations, humorous banter, and a bit of family drama. The story takes place amid the world of auctioneers and auctions, which is also really interesting."
- Julie, Goodreads Reviewer
"If you're in the mood for a sweet, clean romance to cleanse your palate, look no further! Riley Swan brings to life a believable and relatable romance that leaves you with a cheesy smile."
- Payten, Goodreads Reviewer
"I loved the story line of this book. It had a small town feel with several real world and modern struggles that are relevant to our times. The development of the characters and the description of the scenes were precise in allowing the reader to place themselves into the story. I often don't make enough time to read, but I finished this book rather quickly as I could not put it down. Well done."
- Amarie Marie, Goodreads Reviewer
"This book is a lovely mix of modern life and odd whimsical moments. A slow burn developing romance, barely a kiss exchanged, no sex, occasional fun dialogue, family drama, wrapped in sharp observations and some lovely descriptive moments."
- MEF, Goodreads Reviewer
"Kay and Gerald are both some really adorable characters and their slow love is sprinkled with little moments of poetry. They are great partners and their support for each other shines beautifully from the pages. There are some charming supporting characters and some little fun moments that make this story a nice read."
- Ioana, Goodreads Reviewer
"I really loved the whole setting with the auctioneers and the characters around the protagonist Kay. They were warm, likeable and felt real."
- Jin, Goodreads Reviewer
- File size : 2765 KB
- Publication date : September 7, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 266 pages
- Publisher : Story Garden (September 7, 2020)
- ASIN : B08FP3BC7N
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #117,383 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Kay is a strong and relatable protagonist who deals with many challenges. She’s trying to save the family business while obtaining her auction license and struggling with her fear of public speaking. Plus, Kay is grieving the loss of her parents and has to deal with her grandfather’s greedy, money-hungry girlfriend. Kay’s burdens are great, but she never gives up. I admire her determination and work ethic even when the odds are totally against her.
I also like the sweet romance between Kay and Gerald. Their humorous and flirtatious banter is often filled with pop culture references, and their awkward moments are laugh-out-loud funny. I like how Kay and Gerald support and encourage each other and that they take the time to get to know each other before jumping into a relationship.
The story delves into universal and relatable situations like grieving the loss of a loved one, aiding family during difficult times, finding love, and overcoming fears. I like that the author showed people dealing with grief and guilt differently. Kay, Bernard (her grandfather), Gerald, and Bridgette (her mentor) all handle life’s struggles differently, and I found that refreshingly realistic. Also realistic is how Kay deals with her fear of public speaking. I felt so bad for her as she became paralyzed with fear, and I rooted for her to overcome her challenges.
A sweet and charming contemporary romance, The Heart’s Bidding is the perfect book for readers who enjoy stories with realistic characters and situations, humorous banter, and a bit of family drama. The story takes place amid the world of auctioneers and auctions, which is also really interesting. Thanks so much to Netgalley and Story Garden for an advanced copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
I loved to get to know this world of small town auctions and the people who are involved in the process. It was a new world to me, I love how it was pictured in all its grittiness but also in all its sensible nature, as people who put their goods for auctions do this sometimes after all sorts of problems and heartbreaks.
Kay and Gerald are both some really adorable characters and their slow love is sprinkles with little moments of poetry. They are great partners and their support for each other shines beautifully from the pages. There are some charming supporting characters and some little fun moments that make this story a nice read.
This book has a lot of triggers for me so I'm very biased as to not appreciate to its true value. I didn't like how there are so.many.damn.struggles for Kay, and how she sometimes is like a lost rained chicken, vulnerable and somehow submissive to the expectation of others. The truth is almost all through the book she is grieving her parents' loss, she finds little understanding in the beginning from the only relative she has, and there is so much on her shoulders. Her fairy godmother is a gritty business woman who shows her heart and at times steals the show with her strong personality.
There is a strong real feel about this book. It's more real than fantasy and all the main character's struggle can be so easily found in everyday life. It's a lovely read for anyone intrigued a little by this world of auctioning and for anyone searching a clean, sweet romance.
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.