Monday, November 19, 2012

Romance Book Review: Mary Wehr's A Heart's Endeavor

Author: Mary Wehr
Digital ISBN: 9781937325428
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press

After the death of her very unsupportive husband, clinically depressed Melanie is finally coming out of her shell and getting on with the rest of her life. She's found a new job and she actually driving a car again after four years. It is at her new job that she meets a new man and now she must decide if she can start another relationship or if her depression will get in the way of the new life she can have.

Jack is a state trooper who is close to retirement and hoping the next stage in his life he can find the right woman. When he sees Melanie for the first time he's ready to go over and find out exactly who the new woman is. After meeting her it isn't long until he decides Mel is the one for him, but first he has to find out what that sadness is in her eyes and make her realize she's the one for him no matter what the problems are.

This book tackles one of the tough issues in life and adds a budding romance to the mix. A little on the clinical side when relating to the subject matter, however well written erotic scenes and a good romantic match with the lead characters make up for it.

There are times when it's best to allow your heart to overrule your head.

Being diagnosed with depression not only messed up Melanie Manning's life, but her marriage as well. Her husband made it very clear that he considered her "damaged goods" and he didn't have time to coddle a mentally ill wife. After his sudden death, Melanie knew she was destined to be alone. Loneliness sounded a hell of a lot better than exposing her illness to another man. Her self-esteem couldn't survive another blow.

When state trooper Jack Horan meets Melanie, the attraction is immediate. Her deep blue eyes make him weak in the knees, but those eyes also hold a hint of sadness. Jack is determined to wipe away her pain, but how can he do that when Melanie refuses to let him get close to her?

Can Melanie learn to face her fears and trust her heart in the hands of another man?

Content Warning: some strong language, spanking, and sex play with a piece of fruit wielded by a hot guy in uniform.

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