Thursday, May 29, 2014

[Kame's Snapshot]: "Healing Her Heart"


If you recall, recently we asked your opinion on a new type of quickie post. We received some great feedback about what you would like to see, but please continue to tell us what works and what doesn't so we can improve even more in the future! 

Today Kame is sharing her thoughts, much like a mini-review, of a recent book she read. 

In future Snapshots, we could be sharing book quotes, discuss the book, rant about it, or recommend it! :) 



Healing Her Heart by Audra North
Publisher: Entangled: Edge (May 27, 2014) 
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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.





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Kame's Thoughts:


Greg is an heart surgeon who also helps in the ER; which means he has had his fair share of having to relay unfortunate news to family and loved ones of patients. This time he must talk to someone he has gotten to know over the past year. Carrie, the director of an assisted living facility, and who is anxiously awaiting news on a resident she brought in earlier; and Greg must let her know she didn't survive.



Carrie is full of life; and I enjoyed her perspective about growing older. As with many heroines she is desperately trying not to repeat her past mistakes. Greg has pulled away from many relationships - both romantic and family and is rather alone. Both characters are in denial regarding their issues with relationships.



The plot of this book is rather simple; it had to be since this is only a novella and a short one at that. I found it a little far fetched but not so much that I stopped reading. I did find the resolution of the conflict to be too simplistic that each character would "come to their senses" so quickly. However I adored the resident Robert's story to Carrie that helped her realize her feelings for Greg; it was beautiful.



This is a good quick easy read. Great if you need something to read but might be distracted and do not want a story with lots of intricate detail. Not too steamy so that you will blush and get embarrassed if someone close to you looks at your Kindle.



 3 1/2 STARS!
    

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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the quick thoughts, Kame! I love the cover for this one, it's very sweet! 

Have you read Audra North before?





Enjoy!


Until Next Time,

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1 comment :

  1. Some times simple and easy are a good break from the heavier stories. I haven't read any romances set around a medical background in a while.

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