Friday, July 6, 2012
My Stubborn Heart
My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
A Sensational CBA Debut in Contemporary Romance
Kate Donovan is burned out on work, worn down by her dating relationships, and in need of an adventure. When her grandmother
asks Kate to accompany her to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore the grand old house she grew up in, Kate jumps at the chance,
takes a leave of absence from her job as a social worker, and the two of them set off.
Upon her arrival in Redbud, Kate meets Matt Jarreau, the man her grandmother has hired to renovate the house. From the first moment
she meets Matt, Kate can't help but be attracted to him--he's got a combination of good looks and charisma that draw and tug at her. But she knows there's zero chance of a romance between them. Matt's in love with his dead wife, and even if he weren't, Kate realizes that she's way too ordinary for him. For Matt Jarreau is no ordinary guy. Kate discovers that he was once a great NHL hockey player who left the sport when his wife--an honest-to-goodness former Miss America--was diagnosed with brain cancer. Matt's been hiding from people, from God, and from his past ever since. Yet Kate is absolutely determined to befriend him, to try to reach him, to help him in some small way.
No, Kate's not looking for love. She knows better than that by now. But when the stilted, uncomfortable interactions between Kate and
Matt slowly shift into something more, is God finally answering the longing of her heart? Or will Kate be required to give up more than she ever dreamed?
I think I have a new favorite author. This book was so good. I loved how well we got to know the characters! I felt like I was there. I also liked how easy going the story felt. It almost felt like something I would write. Just very laid back, and kind of like something I would write in a journal about. I know that might not make sense. It's hard for me to explain, but I loved the way she wrote this book.
By the end, I did just wish they would end up together already! However, I don't think it took TOO long. I am very impatient and just wanted for them to lived happily ever after together, but I think it was the right thing for the story to stretch it out. Some very important things got wrapped up in the last few chapters. All that to say, I loved this book!
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.