Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blog Tour: Healing Her Heart by Audra North (Review and Giveaway)

About the Book

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: E-Book
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing, LLC
Release Date:  May 2014

Informing the next of kin of a patient’s death is hardly cardiac surgeon Greg Stanton’s favorite activity. Tired of spreading bad news, he decides to take a week off and enjoy a few extra curricular activities—one in particular that hopefully involves a certain blonde director.

Carrie’s experience as the Director of New Beginnings, an Assisted Living Residence, has taught her that the wisdom of the elderly is often more healing than any drug. So when Greg drops by her office to tell her one of her residents passed away and mentions he’s taking some time off, Carrie suggests that he spend the time volunteering at her facility.

Greg is in need of a way to de-stress. After being burned by her ex-fiance, Carrie needs a little fun. What’s a little sex between friends? But when their casual arrangement is complicated by real feelings, one of them will have to step up to save what could be something special before they both tear it apart.

My Review

Sometimes it’s not easy being a cardiac surgeon. In fact, it can be more than a little stressful as Dr. Greg Stanton is finding out. For months he has been fantasizing about the beautiful director of an assisted living facility. Now, instead of taking Carrie Jankowski out for a romantic dinner, he has to tell her that he couldn’t save one of her clients.

Carrie is understandably shocked, but she accepts the news better than Greg. He is overcome by a sudden panic attack. She helps to calm him down, but Greg knows he needs more help than that. He takes a much needed week off from work, which gives Carrie the idea of his volunteering at her facility. She happens to be short staffed this week and this might help both of them.

Greg is more than happy to comply since it also gives him a chance to get to know Carrie better. At the same time, it gives her a chance to put some distance between her and her ex-fiance after he unceremoniously dumped her.

It’s not long before Greg and Carrie put aside their troubles and things really heat up. Carrie can’t help but wonder if there is any real future between these two or if it will end up like her last relationship.

This is a short, fast-paced romance that is packed with emotion. Readers will love Greg and Carrie who are two genuinely nice people with quite a few problems. Often in short stories there isn’t enough time to explore the characters or go too deep into a storyline. It feels as if something is missing, but I didn’t feel that way with this book. I’d love to read more about Greg and Carrie, but I was quite satisfied with the story as it is written. It flowed from page to page very nicely and each character – even the secondary ones – jumped right out of my e-reader. I’ll definitely be checking out this author’s books and see if she has a backlist. I enjoyed her writing style very much.

FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Audra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could. Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can't resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow. She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books. Visit her website at audranorth.com or find her (way too frequently) on Twitter @AudraNorth.

Links for Book

Amazon Buy Link: http://bit.ly/HealingHerHeartAM
Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://bit.ly/HealingHerHeartBN
Entangled Page: http://bit.ly/HealingHerHeartEP

Links for Author

Author Website: Audranorth.com
Author Blog: Audranorth.com/blog
Author Twitter: Twitter.com/AudraNorth
Author Facebook: Facebook.com/AudraNorthAuthor
Author Goodreads: Goodreads.com/AudraNorth
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/NYOD1

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  1. Looking at the cover I would not think Doc

  2. Thank you for the chance to win :)

  3. My SIL is a cardiac nurse and says it is stressful but she loves it.

  4. Sounds interesting, and I've not heard of this author before.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I've added the book to my book wishlist.


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