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Title: Forever in My Heart (Tangled Hearts Book 2) Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 20, 2015 Vicky DiFrancesco is ready to put the past behind her. After a humiliating divorce, she’s determined to make her new café a success. The last thing she needs is her first love around, reminding her of what they’d lost. But when her life is threatened, could he be the very man she needs? Jamie DiSilva’s homecoming after retiring from the army isn’t the one he’d been hoping for. Now, he’s trying to start a home improvement business in a town settled on holding him accountable for the sins of his late brothers. Redeeming himself to the girl he never stopped loving and her family is difficult when his brothers’ secrets come back to haunt him. Untangling themselves from the past means righting several wrongs and deciding if their love is meant to last forever.
Excerpt from Forever in My Heart
“What happened today between us can never happen again.” “Because of your sister?” “Because of my entire family. Kate isn’t the only member with a grudge against the DiSilva family.” Just his bad luck. “My parents and I have never done anything to warrant being shunned by them. Our parents were best friends.” “That doesn’t change what your brothers did or how it’s impacted my family. It’s one thing to deal with you living in the same town. It’s another for them to accept what just happened between us.” “What happens between us has nothing to do with your family,” he snapped. He was tired of being judged. It wasn’t like she didn’t feel something for him. He lowered his voice and cupped her cheek. “Things can be good between us, Vick. You know it.” She held his gaze, and he felt her tremble. He leaned forward, determined to convince her to give them a chance. Her hand shot out and stopped him from doing more than graze her lips. “Stop. Nothing good will come of this.” She rolled off the bed and kept her back to him. “You’re choosing them over your own happiness?” She wiped at her face before turning to him. Despite the tears that dampened her eyes, her answer was clear from the stubborn set of her chin. “What choice do I have?” “There’s always a choice.” “And a price to pay. They’re my family. I pick them. I’ll always pick them.”
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Review by Melissa Snark
Forever in My Heart is a wonderful, absorbing contemporary romance. This is the second book I’ve read from this author, and the story is even better than the first. Maria K. Alexander does a stupendous job of creating a large, authentic Italian family in an old Philly setting. The author does such a good job of setting up the heroine’s initial dislike of the hero as an ass, I had a hard time warming to him. However, he eventually proves himself a true hero who is protective, brave, and willing to sacrifice anything to save his lady. The story is extremely well written. Plot and pacing are good. Dialogue sounds true to the ear. While the heroine’s large, extended family is part of the character of the story, they were a bit too much for me. I’d have preferred more hero-heroine time and fewer intrusive brothers. The chemistry between the heroine and hero was good, and the HEA-ending delivered in spades. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
A romantic at heart, Maria K. Alexander spent hours as a young girl getting lost in and wishing to be one of the heroines in the stories she read. Books gave her the ability to go to another world where she loved meeting new characters, learning about their problems, and watching them fall in love.
Maria is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. She blogs about her writing journey with The Violet Femmes at http://thevioletfemmes.com. When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules.
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