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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Review Tour & Giveaway What the Heart Wants


What the Heart Wants
by Jeanell Bolton
Series: Bosque Bend, #1
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Forever Yours
Cover Designer: Christine Foltzer
Release Date: September 2, 2014



The love he left behind . . .

Laurel Harlow was once the princess of Bosque Bend, Texas: every door was open to the only daughter of the beloved minister and his well-bred wife. Then scandal rocked their family-and those same doors slammed shut. Now preparing the family mansion for sale, Laurel wants nothing more than to put the past behind her and move on. But when Jase Redlander appears on her doorstep, sixteen years after he left her heartbroken, she can't turn him away . . . especially when he needs her help.

. . . is the only thing worth coming home for

Jase never intended to come back to this one-horse town. But then his teenage daughter runs away, headed straight for Bosque Bend and the woman he once loved. The moment Jase sees Laurel again, he knows he never should have left all those years ago. There's a secret she's keeping from him, though-he's certain of it. Over the course of sunny days and sultry nights, Jase aims to find out what it is. And this time he'll show Laurel that this bad boy can be the man of her dreams . . . if she'll let him.



He ran his hand absently down the groove of her spine, and she shifted against him.

It was amazing how quickly he’d gotten accustomed to sleeping in the same bed with her--all night, not just for an hour after sex. He liked sleeping with her.  He liked waking up with her. He liked walking through the Shallows with her and having meals with her--even when they were as bad as that chicken tonight--and having her sit in the den with him while he worked out business details.

He wanted to put off returning to Dallas forever.


Upon reading this story of true love. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the time era. The book seemed a bit old fashioned to me. Laurel has just lost her teaching job and has a huge house to maintain. When one night her old flame Jase comes knocking on her door looking for his daughter. Jase swore he would never come back to Bosque Bend but Lolly his daughter ran off to look for her mother. It was nice to see that Jase and Laurel could pretty much finish what never really got started. This book is full of romance and suspense. Although the story-line was ok I just wasn't sold on the characters too much. I give this book a 3.5 star






Jeanell Bolton is an active member of the Austin chapter of Romance Writers of America. She has three children, one husband, and one dog. She lives on five glorious wooded acres in the boondocks of Georgetown, Texas. In past lives, she has been a teacher, an activist, an artist, a journalist, and a chorus director, but she is now settled into writing about deep, dark romances which end up happily ever after, which is how it always should be.







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