|Print List Price:||$15.99|
Save $12.00 (75%)
Mending Heartstrings (Forging Forever Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 350 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Kane's a country singer feeling like he's lost his spark until he sees a woman sitting at the bar who's unlike all the other women he's known before. After a memorable night where they connect through words and sweet kisses he decides that he can't let her go. From the moment he re-enters her life readers are rewarded with a sensual romance that takes its time in developing, through normal outings to heartfelt talks theirs is a connection based on substance instead of sex. When outside forces intervene will they be able to stay committed or will his fears and long distances pull them apart? Kane's an appealing hero, talented with exotic looks. He's been burned by women before, women who wanted him only for his name or his connections, which has him making assumptions far too quickly at the start. When realizing his mistakes he doesn't hesitate in making things right which endeared him to me. It's clear he's attracted to Bella though he never rushes her, never acts as if their relationship is lacking because they hold off having sex. He's a true gentleman, treating her with respect and always having her in his thoughts when meeting groupies so she never feels doubt. He has a kind soul, especially noticeable when helping Bella's friend Gina and it made him all the sexier.
Sabella's a freelance writer who's writing an article about country music even though she isn't a fan. She is a fan of Kane's voice however and it's the foundation for an unexpected romance that evolves slowly and hits a few snags along the way because of his rash judgments. Bella's an appealing heroine, strong-willed and focused on what she wants, who surprised me with a rash decision to get to know more about Kane. While on the road with him she formed a bond with his protective bandmates that was cute and further enhanced her likability. Her friendship with Gina also showed her to be a caring and supportive person who would do anything to save a person she cared about from harm. Bella's a woman of values who doesn't see sex as something casual which had her delaying the deed until almost the mid-way point of the story. Though I normally like my romances more scorching, I didn't mind the sweetness of their relationship as the build-up was immensely satisfying.
On a whole this was an entertaining read with style and substance between an appealing main couple whose journey to HEA wasn't riddled with too many angsty roadblocks. It was a fairly straightforward romance, a bit predictable at times, which isn't necessarily a bad thing as it was more like a comfortable blanket in knowing what to expect. The romance itself is sweet with no erotically-charged encounters, they're more of the sensual variety which still made for a richly satisfying romance. Nicely balanced with their romance were issues of fidelity and abuse, handled in a realistic and respectful way. Along with this appealing main couple were an equally engaging cast of secondary characters who provided bits of humor and drama. Kane's bandmates were an eclectic group, supportive of him as well as protective. They test Bella at first but soon become almost brotherly in their playful interactions with her. Bella's friend Gina is a memorable heroine too, outspoken and brash but hiding her own pain. She's colorful in looks and speech and took over the scenes she was in which is why I'm pleased to see her take the lead in the next installment in this Forging Forever series. Though it sometimes moved slowly I still found myself fully immersed in this romance and ultimately satisfied by the quickly resolved conclusion from an author readers will want to keep an eye on in the future.
One of my absolute favorite things about this book was that Sabella didn't compromise herself or her morals for Kane, despite the fact that so often women in romance novels do. She stayed true to her personal standards and her own moral code despite the fact that Kane could have any woman he wanted. In this day and age of women in romance novels caving to famous/rich/powerful men even though they didn't want to, it was refreshing that she made him wait until *she* was ready. It was also really impressive (and a testament to Kane's character) that he didn't pressure her to move faster than she was ready, he just continued to respect her and get to know her without guilting her into a sexual relationship. A relationship that was based on actually liking each other and not just their sexual compatibility is so unheard of these days and it made this book stand out as something different in a good way.
The other things I really loved about this book was that there was drama between Kane and Sabella, but it was never big and over-blown just for the sake of having a huge blowup. The things that they argued or disagreed about actually made sense (even if some of the drama could have been avoided if Kane wasn't a hothead) and weren't totally ridiculous just for the sake of being dramatic.
If you enjoy a sweet, clean romance novel with two very likable characters who don't seem right for each other but who just work perfectly together, and don't instantly jump into bed together and who don't equate sex with love, you should give this one a try. I will definitely seek out the second book in this series to find out what happens with Gina.
I was gifted a copy of this book and was under absolutely no obligation to write this review. I did so because I enjoyed the story
Coming from such different backgrounds, they are forced to overcome many obstacles in order to even begin a relationship. But once Sabella joins Kane on the road their hearts begin to open up. The book deals with some pretty tough issues through Sabella's best friend, Gina, but does so with grace and respect. A sobering reminder that the world keeps spinning around the characters romance. Yet the trials only make their love that much more precious.
Most recent customer reviews
Kane is an up and coming star in Country Music.
Sabella is not a fan of Country Music, but likes Kanes Music.Read more