Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Romance Book Review: Sara Walter Ellwood's Heartstrings

Author: Sara Walter Ellwood
ISBN: 9781616504557
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press

Common themed story about a successful country music star who comes home to get to know his daughter that he's never met. The novel takes its own twists and turns telling the story of Country Music star Seth who returns home to his father's funeral and confronts his ex-best friend and the woman who had his baby. It has been 15 years since he left town believing the woman he loved, Abby, never really loved him. After finding out that she's married his best friend he stays away until now.

Seth isn't totally innocent in this matter. He knew that Abby was having his baby and knew his best friend was raising her, but now that he's back he wants to make a mends and spend some time with his daughter no matter how dead set against it her mother and the man his daughter calls "Daddy" is against it.

The last person Abby wanted to see was Seth. He'd abandoned her and her daughter years ago. She wanted him to go off and have his career but he said he would come back and never returned. Now she's divorced from her husband and raising her daughter. She's still friends with the man who raised her daughter and grateful that he stood by her side when she needed him, she's also happy he's married to someone who truly loves him. 

There are secrets from the past though that someone doesn't want to be told and he's willing to cause a scandal for Seth if Abby reveals the truth, not to mention she'll have to fess up to her daughter after all these years.

Well written love story, which gets points for good characters and a well placed bad guy in the mix.  

He’s determined to set things right, no matter the cost.

The last person Abby Crawford wants to face down is country music superstar Seth Kendall. Last time she did, she flat-out lied so he’d go to Nashville without her. She’s never understood why their mutual best friend proposed, but she went with it so her baby wouldn’t be fatherless. Now she’s a divorced mother of a teenager, and secretly Seth’s biggest fan.

Seth is home in McAllister, Texas for his father’s funeral…and a chance to meet the daughter he’s never known. He’s willing to face the music of his own making and admit he’s known about his little girl all along. For fifteen years he’s kept his distance because Abby told him to follow his dreams without her, insisting she didn’t’ love him. But now he won’t leave until he knows his daughter and she knows him, even if it means facing the woman who broke his heart for good.
Confessing she’s lied about her daughter’s paternity all these years won’t be easy for Abby, especially with her ex blackmailing her to keep the secret. And Seth doesn’t know the hardest truth of all: Every love song he plays on his guitar still plucks her heartstrings.

WARNING: Spicy sex.

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