Friday, September 23, 2011

Book Review: Heart of Glass by Christy Hayes

When magazine writer Kate Donovan is assigned to profile the building and architectural firm of her first and only love, she heads back to the South Carolina Low Country to face the demons she left behind. Nothing about Danny Flannery's life is what Kate thought it would be, and as the truth is revealed she longs for a big fat do-over.

Danny's made a success of his building firm but is hesitant to participate in a flashy magazine spread. He's dead-set against it when he realizes the journalist sent to interview him is the only woman he's ever loved and lost. Under pressure from his business partner, Danny agrees to sit down for an interview with the girl he once knew as Kat Fordham and realizes her name isn't the only thing that's changed. Everything he thought was true about the past is a lie.

When Danny discovers Kate still wears the heart shaped sea glass necklace he made for her years ago, they clear the air and their passion reignites. But Kate's still keeping secrets to protect their fragile new relationship. With her family estranged and her career on the line, will she come clean before Danny finds out the truth, and can Danny risk his heart again for the only woman he's ever loved?

I don't read regular romance novels much anymore.  Maybe I'm jaded, maybe I'm jealous of the happy endings.  But the author, Christy Hayes contacted me and asked me to review Heart of Glass and she was so nice, I agreed.  I'm glad I did.

Yes, you could say this is a fairly typical romance story.  There's a troubled past, they split, find each other again years later and each fight the same feelings.  The difference with this story is in the writing.  Christy Hayes writes beautifully, I could feel the salty beach air on my cheeks, my heart ached for Kat and Danny.  Sometimes, I even wanted to smack them to get them to wake up and smell the love!

If you're a romance reader, don't hesitate to grab this one and give it a read!

I give this book 4 Bookworms.

Ebook:  367 kb
Pages:  277
Publisher:  Christy Hayes (June 2, 2011)
Sold by:  Amazon Digital Services
ASIN:  B0054576HG


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like we are on the same page about the standard romance. I wrote on this today at Let's Book It.