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THIS HEART OF MINE
THIS HEART OF MINE
Released March 31st, 2015
As the daughter of a hoarder, Phoenix Fuller had a tough childhood. So when the handsome, popular Riley Stinson became her boyfriend in high school, she finally felt as though she had something to be proud of. Phoenix was desperate not to lose him—especially once she found out she was pregnant. Yes, she might have acted a bit obsessive when he broke up with her. But she did not run down the girl he started dating next!
Unfortunately, there was no way to prove her innocence. Now, after serving her time in prison, Phoenix has been released. All she wants to do is return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her son. But Jacob's father isn't exactly welcoming.
Riley doesn't trust Phoenix, doesn't want her in Jacob's life. He is, however, ready to find someone to love. And he wants a good mother for his son. He has no idea that he's about to find both—if they can forgive the mistakes in their past…
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Brenda has taken me on such a journey with this cast of Whiskey Creek characters, each book with a new couple but still shining on the bonds of friendship that is still strong among this group. I think I had been hoping that Riley would end up with Phoenix from the moment I read about their High School romance gone wrong, and I guess I wasn't prepared for how much I would truly Love THIS HEART OF MINE...yes...I was bawling within the first few pages...you won't find another heroine like Phoenix...her strength is unmatched, she kind of reminded me of Rachel Stone from DREAM A LITTLE DREAM by SEP (whom I LOVE).
Riley does a lot of growing up as well throughout THIS HEART OF MINE. He wasn't my favorite character after reading COME HOME TO ME, but I definitely found that I grew to really like him a lot and if nothing else, he is a wonderful father who loves his son unconditionally, and maybe he didn't always do what was best, he raised a baby at seventeen..I say kudos to him!
And Jake...LOVED HIM LOVED HIM LOVED HIM...The way he takes his mother under his wing...he is just a truly exceptional kid.
If you haven't started the Whiskey Creek Series yet...get your butt to Amazon or B&N and GET THESE BOOKS! Every time I open one of the Whiskey Creek romances, it further solidifies to me that Brenda Novak is not just a writer, but a story teller.
THIS HEART OF MINE is a Top Tasty Read...and might just be Best of 2015!
Top Tasty Read 2015
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak has penned over 45 novels. A two-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best, The Bookbuyer's Best and many other awards. She runs an annual online auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com. To date, she’s raised over $2 million. Brenda considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life.