Jul 29, 2015

Review--Love Heals the Heart by Diane Rose Duffy


Fate had repeatedly dealt Gracie and Dylan a losing hand at any chance for love.
From the first embarrassing moment their paths crossed, a budding relationship between Gracie Watson, a first-grade teacher and Detective Dylan Sanders was met with one challenge after another.

The path to discover what love could mean for Gracie and Dylan slowly begins to form as they learn to trust again. Along with this, Gracie's best friend Trish and Dylan's partner Justin are locked in their own battle of sorts, vehemently denying the sexual chemistry drawing them together.

Dylan and Justin are the lead detectives investigating a major drug operation in the small town Gracie and Trish were raised, and it's soon apparent the barriers they must overcome are more than any of them had bargained for.

Join Gracie, Dylan, Justin and Trish as loyalties, friendships and love are tested. A battle for ever-lasting love will be fought as hearts seek healing in the most unlikely of circumstances.

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"My life is in store for some colossal changes. There is certainty in my heart about this. You may call it intuition, hope, or even determination. Never in my life had I experienced an instant attraction such as this. I'll admit it fightened me, but the fear was overshadowed by curiosity and eagerness. I have a powerful thirst to embark on this journey and discover where the road will lead us."

Diane Rose Duffy has done it again! 

I love a good romantic comedy with a side of snark, sexiness, and drama. This book has it all!

Gracie is a first grade teacher that has always dreamed about finding the perfect man that just gives her "the look" and she's a puddle of goo on the floor. Who knew that would be in the form of a rugged detective who happens to catch her with her pants down? 
Trust me! It's a hilarious meet-cute:)

"He is the living, breathing picture of what most women would refer to as, man candy. This guy has it going on and is probably fully aware of it."

Dylan is a detective on a mission. He's not looking for love. He gave that up a long time ago and never looked back. But there is just something about this spunky, little, blonde spitfire that he can't turn away from. Life was about to get interesting.

"Gracie was sending up all the red flags, yet I keep finding myself drawn to her as if she is my lifeline...Gracie, get ready, because here I come!"

One of my favorite things about romance novels is watching two people slowly fall for each other. Gracie and Dylan are no exception. 

I love that it wasn't just an "insta-love" situation. Yes, there was instant attraction, but there was some cat and mouse play that was very entertaining! I found myself swooning, as much as laughing. 

I love Diane's writing! I feel like I'm watching a movie as I'm reading. Does that make sense? I can picture everything/everyone perfectly. 

"I think you may well be addicting, Gracie Watson."
"I encourage that. Anytime and anyplace, Dylan Sanders."

Along with their best buds, Trish and Justin, this was a wonderful book! I can not tell you how many times I laughed out loud at the antics between Trish and Justin! They were "sparks and kindling" at it's best! 

This book had heart and soul! It had humor, a little suspense, swoon-worthy moments, and beautiful scenes that make you appreciate the little things in life. 

It's a perfect read if you love stories about friendship, forgiveness, loyalty, and love. Can not wait for the next one!!!

Beautiful book, Diane! Truly!

"Am I your happily ever after?"
"Yes you are."

About the Author:

Diane Rose Duffy is a California native who has always had a passion for books. After a lengthy accounting career in Silicon Valley, Diane now enjoys the peaceful serenity of daily life in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. Pursuing her lifelong dream of establishing herself as a published author, Diane has completed two novels with the support of her husband whom she proclaims is her, 'happily ever after'.

1 comment:

  1. Tiffany - you are awesome and I can't thank you enough for this wonderful review. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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