I'm always over the moon when a new book from Kimberly Krey comes out. Usually I grab it up right away and read it no matter how far away in my review schedule it is. I couldn't do that this time and this book sat there, taunting me, every single day. It was such a happy day when I finally, finally got to settle in to enjoy it.
I'm loving this series because it's all about second chances. In this book, Candice and Logan are married but have separated because Candice needed some space. She had a lot of emotional things to work through and decided that it would be easier to do apart. (bad choice, Candice) Logan is ready to give things another go. He is not letting Candice go without a fight but after a year apart, it's hard to find the common ground once again.
I loved Logan's fight. I loved how deeply he cared and how he tried in both the big things and the little things. Candice doesn't always give Logan any good reason to continue fighting. In fact, even I thought Logan should walk away several times. But, he doesn't. He just stays and keeps trying. How's that for a knight in shining armor?
This book tackles many real issues that people face today. The struggles are real and I felt like this book portrayed them well. The emotion was there and I felt it. Frustration, heartbreak, discouragement, loneliness, hope and happiness.
Above all though, this is a love story. And I love the second chance at love theme. Kimberly Krey is one of my favorites!
Content: Some instances of mild swearing. Steamy clean kissing and some talk of the intimate relationship between a married couple. Sex is behind closed doors between a married couple with no details.
I recently got to meet Kimberly at a book signing. After a couple years of exchanging emails and working up some fun blog posts together, I finally got to meet her in person. So fun! Here's a picture from our meeting and then an excerpt from "Mending Hearts". Enjoy!
The door creaked to a slow close, and Candice looked up to see their extra guest. Tall, dark, and completely unexpected, Logan stood at the entryway. Her eyes grew wide. If seeing her nephew flirt with his cousin had surprised Candice, the sight of her husband was an outright shock.
Logan offered an awkward wave and timid smile while tiny cracks formed trails into Candice’s heart. Trails that would lead her right back to places she’d already been. Spots she had chosen to leave behind.
The kids rushed over to greet him. But Candice stood rooted in place, her splintered heart picking up pace, working to piece itself back together again. When she could no longer take it, Candice darted out of the room and through the kitchen. A roomful of family caught in their own world. Completely unaware.
“Mom.” The word was weak on her tongue.
Marge turned to look at her. The room stilled.
Candice’s eyes locked on her mother’s. Pale. Blue. Questioning.
She wanted to explain that she’d ruined everything Candice had worked toward over the last year. That, in one careless move, she’d ripped the healing scabs from her heart. Candice folded her arms, her hands feeling cold and numb, and forced out the only thing that would come to her lips. “What in the world are you trying to do?”
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.