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Her Heart's Divide

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

    Steamy Read

    originally posted at: www.whippedcream2.blogspot.com ***** When I read the blurb for this story, I knew I had to read it. Parallel universes? Two hot husbands who both want you and love you and need you? What's a girl to do?

    Lila was outside her house one afternoon, washing her car during an average day when she heard a car coming up the road. She assumes it's her husband of seven years, the husband she loves madly, but it's not. It's her boss and good friend, Jack, who walks over to her and pulls her into a passionate embrace, then announces that it's good to see his wife.

    Wife?

    More than a little confused, and a bit uneasy, she and Jack go into the house and wait for Ryan to show up. Here's where things get a little crazy ... but in a fun way. Ryan actually seems pretty accepting of the whole thing. And Jack? Well he's massively attracted to Lila, not to mention madly in love. And as they start discussing things, it appears that Jack remembers things differently, and that other small things are slightly different in the world he remembers as well.

    What on earth is going on?

    Kathleen Dienne has done a wonderful job making the idea of parallel universes believable, as well as causing her characters to act in a way that absolutely makes sense. They're neither completely freaked out (though Lila finds things a little harder to accept than Ryan) nor do they believe in what appears to be happening too easily. They require a little proof... of a sort.

    In the meantime, Lila has to deal with the hungry looks from Jack - a man to whom she was attracted at one time - and deal with her own unwanted responses to him as well. She honestly, completely loves her husband. There's no question in that. But, she can't help feeling drawn to Jack - this new Jack - in a way she hasn't been to the Jack she's always known.

    This story built upon a great idea, had a strong plot and some really hot sex with plenty of variety (even a voyeuristic scene that was as hot as I've ever read and even just thinking back on it makes me want to fan myself). I wanted to truly love it, but it was too short and I just didn't get a chance to connect fully with the characters. This story hurried through something that could have been so much more.

    That's not to say that I didn't like it... I did! Lila's predicament really tugged at my heart. She's desperately in love with Ryan (and he with her) so truly struggles with her desire for this new Jack. The way this difficulty is dealt with was truly clever and the author came up with a unique twist that I found intriguing, unusual and a bit mind boggling. I don't think I've read a solution to spice up a monogamous relationship quite like this.

    Her Heart's Divide is a steamy, clever story with a loving couple and a very happy ever after (and a twist at the end that made me chuckle). If you're a ménage fan and like your characters to really, deeply love each other, this might be the perfect book to add to your shelf.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Very good

    Good read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Really

    Good.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Poor

    Short not a great book or worth money.

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  • Posted November 28, 2010

    Erotic Contemporary Menage (Short story to novella)

    Her Heart's Divide by Kathleen Dienne is a contemporary erotic romance with time travel elements along with a menage a trois. Lila and Ryan are a happily married couple who have been married a number of years. They both work together along with their long time friend and boss, Jack. Both Lila and Ryan's marriage and romance is very passionate and strong. At one time, Lila did have a attraction to Jack that the memory still embarrasses her when she thinks about it, but had moved past that and fell in love with Ryan. One day out of the ordinary, Jack informs Lila and Ryan that something happened with him involving 'flashing lights and noises' and he can't recall being married to his wife Allison, but instead thinks he is married to Lila, Ryan's wife! Lila debates with Jack, filling him in on their background but Jack seems to have lost the period of time from when he once kissed Lila, that embarrassing reminder for her, and that they instead furthered the relationship that evening and even married. Even the house that Ryan and Lila share, he believes, is actually his and Lila's. Ryan, Lila's husband, appears more understanding and accepting to Jack's 'time travel elements' where Jack has lost that time after the romantic incident with Lila and Jack. Ryan gets to the core with Lila on her feelings of Jack then and dispenses with the fact that Jack is presently living in the time of the incident with Lila and that he wants to express his feelings for her. Ryan also has Lila open up to how she felt when Ryan was watching their lovemaking as well as the idea of both making love to her. Allison returns home to visit with Lila explaining the events that happened were from her doing at a workshop, of getting a glimpse at alternate realities by going back to that time to see what would have happened, if they had made different choices. Allison herself was curious what things would be like if she didn't marry Jack. Its then that Allison appears to voice that she's accepting to them living in this past while they are and that she will turn things back the next day. Her Heart's Divide by Kathleen Dienne is an erotic romance that contains a menage a trois, voyeurism and suspended in time travel, some may consider, consenting fling-like situation. It seemed at first that Lila was ok with the dreaming of any 'fantasy' she had of Jack without acting it out but agrees with Ryan and consents to a menage a trois . With the ending feeling a bit sudden and the uneasiness that Jack and Lila are feeling at the end, some questions were left unanswered. It wasn't totally very clear on Jack's wife's intentions with them acting as if it was that time and how this would all affect Jack and Allison's relationship in the future. There appeared to be some clouding of the strength of their relationship with Jack and his wife Allison. Too, it would of helped to have more knowledge about Allison and the 'time travel' that occurred and more into how it did. Hopefully the author will re-visit, or maybe tell more of Jack and Allison's story to assure a HEA (Happily Ever After) from this 'time travel'. But some strong points of this novella, is that there is a strong friendship and trust between Ryan, Lila and Jack. Allison did state he wasn't betraying her by loving her. Also the romance and love between the Ryan and Lila's marriage was strong and beautiful to read and very sizzling!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

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    Not Bad!

    A bit confusing here and there, but basically the story is good. Mix One husband, one man who thinks he's the husband and a bit of interdementional reality traveling and you have the delima that Lila finds her self in. What's a girl to do?

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