Change of Heart
Healing Harts #5
Healing Harts #5
By: T.J. Kline
Releasing May 10, 2016
Leah McCarran has never had anything but bad luck in her life, with the exception of her dream job, working as a therapist for at-risk youth at Heart Fire Ranch. But when her car breaks down on the side of the road and she finds herself stranded, the playboy who shows up to help, seems like the last person she can count on.
Gage Granger has risen above the circumstances of his youth, enough that people believe he has the Midas touch, especially in business. But when one costly mistake could send his reputation and his company into ruin, he needs some time to get his head on straight before he makes a decision that could affect hundreds of lives and heads to see his brother, near Heart Fire. The last thing he expected to find was a feisty therapist who needs his help, even if she won’t admit it.
Leah doesn’t want friends. There was only one person she let close - her high school counselor and the mentor who not only took her in but changed her life, and then she died. Leah doesn’t want that kind of hurt again so it’s easier to remain distant. But Gage is making it difficult. And finding out that he staying next door at Heart Fire Ranch isn’t making it any easier to avoid the kind man who is worming his way into her heart.
Gage sees the pain Leah’s trying so adamantly to hide but neither can help the attraction that begins to develop as they rescue two abandoned kittens and find they have far more in common than they believed. Gage helps her to move past her nightmarish past and she helps him realize that one mistake doesn’t define his worth.
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I read the first book in this series, Heart's Desire, a while ago and I really liked it, so I was excited that I had the opportunity to read this one. Leah has had a really rough childhood and grew up in the foster system. She becomes a therapist to help other kids like herself, and hopefully change their lives. Gage also had a rough childhood, but he is now a successful businessman. When he meets Leah at Heart Fire Ranch, they learn that they have more in common that they originally thought. But both are a little worried about getting too close to each other, afraid they will mess it up.
This is a really great romance story. Not only does it have the steamy romance, but the characters have deeper issues as well. It's definitely not just a fluff romance (not that there's anything wrong with those either!) I really enjoy Kline's writing and I think she does a great job of developing the characters and keeping you really involved in the story. I didn't want to stop reading because I wanted to know what happened next! I'm definitely a fan of this series and I can't wait to read more. I didn't read these in order (I think I missed the middle 3) but that doesn't take away from the story line at all. You can definitely read these as standalone, even though the characters appear throughout the series.
About the Author
T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and Rodeo Queen competitions since the age of 14 and has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She writes contemporary western romance for Avon Romance, including the Rodeo series and the Healing Harts series. She has published a nonfiction health book and two inspirational fiction titles under the name Tina Klinesmith. In her very limited spare time, T.J. can be found laughing hysterically with her husband, children, and their menagerie of pets in Northern California.
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