Saturday, December 10, 2011

Healing Hearts by Taryn Kincaid

As a girl, Emma Whiteside asked Adam Caldwell, Viscount Riverton, to wait for her to be of marriageable age. Now, twelve years later, Emma hates Adam as much as she once loved him, holding the former army major responsible for the death of her brother on the battlefield.

Adam already blames himself for the loss of the men under his command. But the fiery young woman Emma's become sparks his arousal, as well as emotions Adam thought long dead. The passion between them makes him want to reclaim the man he was before the war.

Though she tries to hold on to her hatred, Emma's longing for Adam is undeniable, especially after the two share a smoldering kiss. Still, Adam is certain no woman would want a man so damaged. Can Emma prove him wrong?

Reviewer: PurpleRose
From the very beginning this story grips you and throws you into a whirlwind of furious passion. You become trapped in this novella that is charged with deep emotions and you can't help but feel them. This is the story of two lost souls and their journey to recovery.

Emma was eight years old when she fell in love with Adam and told him that one day she would be his lady! Now, twelve years later she is a young woman with intense feelings; who is angry, desperate, and doesn't trust anybody anymore. Her impulsive twin brother left to fight Napoleon and never came back. Her father took to drink and gambling and disappeared leaving her alone with his creditors. And now, the person who is responsible for the death of her twin, the man she once loved and now hates, has come back and she can not, will not forgive him.

Adam is a tortured man, bruised and battered in body and spirit. The man he once was doesn't exist anymore. He is plagued by guilt and cannot forgive himself for the loss of his men. He has no confidence left.

During a stormy night in the wind and rain, they kiss and know right away they are made for each other. But Adam doesn't feel he is worthy of her and Emma still despises him.

This is a powerful story and Taryn Kincaid is definitely a wonderful writer. Despite the fact that it is a short novella, we are able to see the perfect progression of their feelings, going from one extreme to the other.

What a beautiful and strong story. I am sure to watch out for her next book. I give 4.5/5.

Publisher: Carina Press
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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