Mending Hearts


Mending Hearts (1)

This should be HOT FUDGE READING MONTH, because I keep enjoying these amazingly sweet reads that I just have to share. Mending Hearts is no  exception.

Logan & Candice, on the verge of divorce, decide to give their marriage one last try.
But will they be able to get past the issues holding them back?

Candice is through with married life and all it entailed: infertility, an adoption gone wrong, and the death of her husband’s twin brother. Now that they’ve been separated for nearly a year, Candice is finally ready to set Logan free. But when he steps back into her life, Candice begins to have second thoughts. Even though she hasn’t fully healed from the heartache she endured over their married years, she can’t fathom the thought of losing him a second time. Can Candice let go of past hurts and give Logan a second chance, or will her fears keep them apart?

Logan has spent the months of separation giving Candice the space she needed. But when he discovers that Candice is about to file for a divorce, he decides he better take action quick. He didn’t spend the best years of his life with this woman, only to let her slip away. Yet just when the opportunity comes again – his chance to finally make things right – an entirely new force threatens to tear them apart. Will opposition keep the heart-broken couple from getting back together or will they have the strength to break through the barriers, no matter what their future might bring?


My Review
This was a great read. At first, I didn’t want to like Candice. I felt she was letting go of her marriage too easily. But as the story progressed and I discovered all she and Logan had been through and realized how she pulled away from him to protect not only herself, but him from more heartache as their fertility problems escalated and adoption routes didn’t work out, I came to empathize with her a little more. I thought the author did a great job of showing a marriage on the verge of collapse and how the two protagonists save it…not all at once, but through small and simple steps. Logan is an awesome hero. He is patient and loving and works hard to save the marriage to the woman he loves more than life. This book had great characters with layers of depth and a smooth and steady plot with some twists thrown in to keep the energy alive in the reader. This is my second book I’ve read by Kimberly Krey, and I’ve enjoyed both of them.

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Kimberly Krey

Author Kimberly Krey

Writing Romance That’s Clean Without Losing the Steam!
I’m a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry.
I’m not patient enough to enjoy yoga, or tall enough to be great at basketball, but I do love to run – anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of Soft Lips chap Stick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.

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13 thoughts on “Mending Hearts

  1. This sounds like a perfect hot fudge read. It makes me realize that there aren’t many romance books out there with married characters – at least not ones I’ve heard of anyway.

  2. This looks good, Char. We don’t get enough of these hut fudge books anymore. I was waiting for you to say Candice was a vampire or something (sheesh- I must be reading too many horror review sites) 😉

  3. I really like it that the love story is between married people. I’m working on a novel in which the husband’s working on winning back his estranged wife. I will buy this book just to see how someone else has managed this scenario. Thanks for the review.

    • You’re welcome. Good luck with your book. My other friend is trying to write a romance between a married couple as well, and it’s hard to find sample books to get ideas from in that genre.

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  5. I’ve never understood why married couples are so poorly represented in romance or why fiction in general seems to require conflict within established relationships. I prefer to have the conflicts elsewhere in my main characters’ lives while letting them enjoy a good marriage. After all, good, happy, stable, successful marriages really do exist. 🙂 It’s nice to see a writer working to keep a couple together rather than using their failed marriage as a springboard for a story.

    • Yeah, I don’t like stories where the marriage fails. Boo. Hiss. Icky. So this made me happy that they were able to work things out and make their marriage stronger in the end.

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