A Heart to Heal [NOOK Book]

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Shayla Monroe fled her hometown of Helena, South Carolina, after a shocking situation broke the heart of the only guy she’d ever loved. Years later, after losing her job in Atlanta with her name once again shrouded in scandal, she has nowhere to go but home.

Now a devastatingly handsome and well-respected man, Devin Jones became a successful doctor as a way to forget Shayla’s betrayal. When she returns as infamously as she left, he plans to put aside old feelings and treat her ...

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A Heart to Heal

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Overview

Shayla Monroe fled her hometown of Helena, South Carolina, after a shocking situation broke the heart of the only guy she’d ever loved. Years later, after losing her job in Atlanta with her name once again shrouded in scandal, she has nowhere to go but home.

Now a devastatingly handsome and well-respected man, Devin Jones became a successful doctor as a way to forget Shayla’s betrayal. When she returns as infamously as she left, he plans to put aside old feelings and treat her as any other person in town. But after looking into her soft brown eyes, the feelings he thought long dead quickly rush to the surface.

Ignoring rumors, disapproval from family and friends, and promises to avoid each other, the two become friends . . . then lovers. Devin wants all or nothing, but Shayla, haunted by her past, is afraid their relationship will damage what’s left of her reputation. Can two broken hearts survive the fight against past and present demons to heal and find love?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440566608
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 5/6/2013
  • Series: Crimson Romance
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 618,277
  • File size: 900 KB

Meet the Author

Synithia Williams has enjoyed romance novels since she was 13 years old, so it’s no surprise that she began writing her own. When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s working on sustainability initiatives in the Midlands of South Carolina. She lives with her husband, Eric, and two boys.
Website: www.synithiawilliams.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/@synithiaw
Facebook: www.facebook.com/synithiarwilliams

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

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    By: Synthia Williams Published By: Crimson Romance Age Recomme



    By: Synthia Williams
    Published By: Crimson Romance
    Age Recommended: Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Rating: 5
    Review:

    "A Heart to Heal" by Synthia Williams was a 'sensual' good read. Once you started reading I found it hard to put down. This author has so much happening in these pages that you will always want to know what will happen next. I found this novel a very believable and well written. It was definitely a 'Shayla and Devin's story where we find that Shayla Monroe has 'returned to her hometown after loosing her job in the big city and escaping a scandal.' Why did she return home? She had nowhere else to go! Shayla returns home with having to face it all...not only her past and but now her present.

    The characters were all well developed, some flawed, colorful, but most of all so real...only making this story so interesting to the reader. Now, it gets a little wordy but that didn't take away from the excellent read. This author did a wonderful job at bringing out how important 'acceptance and approval of our peers and family can be.' I think we will see from the read that the main character Shayla wasn't the only one with some 'serious issues.' Wow, her mother, other relatives and even the community were really something that Shayla had to deal with. But did she really? Thank God for Shayla relationship with Devin. Will he give up on her? You will be wondering during the read ... how does one person find themselves in all these weird situations? To get the whole picture you must pick up this good read to see if Shayla will ever sees that she really want to be with Devin and that she does deserve him along with 'second chances.' Would I recommend "A Heart to Heal?" YES!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Great read

    I felt bad for shayla...........because of her mom everyone always thought the worst of her......she was hurt and misunderstood and nothing was ever goog enough for her mother just wish they into why her father left other than being unfaithful......devin seemed liked a great guy who fell into the town gossip........you have to tead this great book ASAP

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

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    In A Heart to Heal by Synithia Williams, Shayla Monroe has retur

    In A Heart to Heal by Synithia Williams, Shayla Monroe has returned to her small hometown to after loosing her job and escaping a scandal as she has nowhere else to go.

    Now Shayla has to face everyone in town criticizing and judging her, not only on her past which is when she left home on the heels of a scandal, but now also for her most recent unfortunate events. She not only has to face the recriminations, scorned looks and ugly comments from the townspeople, but also from her own family on a daily basis. Those actions only reinforced her own beliefs of not being good enough and did not help her low opinion of herself.

    Devin Jones, now a successful doctor, has not forgotten or forgiven what Shayla did to him in the past. At first he believes that he can treat her as if she was anyone else in town, but after he looks at her he realizes that everything that he believed for so long was nothing but lies. He has not forgotten her and he still has feelings for her, feelings that he had thought to be long dead. So now he will be willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and another chance, if only to see where things will go this time.

    Now as Devin and Shayla embark on a new friendship they will have some challenges ahead. To begin with they will have the opinions and and opposition from the entire town and her own family, something that will make Shayla’s low self-esteem create problems for her and Devin for she believes that she is not good enough for him.

    But Devin will not give up easily, he loves Shayla flaws and all and he will fight for the woman that broke his heart and never gave it back. Now it’s up to him to prove to her that he loves her flaws and all and that he will not judge her.

    Having lost everyone she loved and having her family turn their backs on her, have made Shayla see things in different perspective than other would. Which made her make bad choices. But with the help and love of a wonderful, hot and smart man, even she can learn to make the right choices.

    For a different type of romance that has a broken heroine and a hero that is every woman’s ideal man ready to help heal her, don’t miss A Heart to Heal by Synihia Williams.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

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    I loved this! I've read the author's other books and it was fun

    I loved this! I've read the author's other books and it was fun to see some familiar characters. Don't worry if you haven't read them because it won't make a difference. Each book stands on its own. I was happy to read Shayla and Devin's story because it was clear in Worth the Wait that they have a history. Right from the beginning I felt for Shayla. She has to come back to town in shame after scandal and the whole town is gossiping about her. Even her own mother treats her like she is worthless. Devin wants to stay away from Shayla after she broke his heart in high school, but they have trouble staying away from one another. Shayla wants to be with Devin, but doesn't think she deserves him. If you like angst and second chances, you will love this.

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  • Posted May 22, 2013

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    Review of A Heart to Heal by Synithia Williams Rekindled romanc

    Review of A Heart to Heal by Synithia Williams

    Rekindled romance. Judgmental friends and family. Self-fulfilling prophecy. Miscommunication. Forgiveness.

    These are some of the recurring themes of A Heart to Heal by Synithia Williams. This book is her third in a series and features the story of Shayla Monroe and Devin Jones who were once high school sweethearts in the small town of Helena, South Carolina. And Helena is a small town indeed. Shayla returns to town to escape an embarrassing scandal in Atlanta, only to be forced to deal with more judgment and recrimination from family and townsfolk. From her mother to her “frenemies” from her high school clique to patrons at the local diner, Shayla faces scorned looks and nasty comments on a daily basis. Despite having his heart broken by her past behavior, Devin seems to be one of a few people willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. But that’s because he can’t help but love her, flaws and all.

    Devin, now the town doctor, is by far the most likable character in the book, with his father Roscoe Jones running a close second. The author does a great job of developing his character into a hero the reader will fall in love with. He’s principled, forgiving, considerate, honest and sexy as sin. With her reputation in shambles Shayla tends to behave in ways that reinforces people’s opinion of her, and ultimately the negative beliefs she has about herself, which I assume was the author’s way to keep conflict between the two lovers going. But her behavior soon became irritating. After a while, I just wanted Shayla to have an honest conversation with Devin, clear the air once and for all, instead of her continuing to feel that the man was just too good for her.

    A Heart to Heal was my first offering from Synithia Williams. Even though she created interesting characters, snappy dialogue and a contemporary storyline, Ms. Williams’ editing issues made reading slow-going. Dialogue punctuation was too frequently incorrect, questions asked were conspicuously missing their question marks, and quite a few sentences ran together. I certainly hope her earlier novels received a more thorough inspection. But diehard fans of Ms. Williams will enjoy this story, flaws and all.

    -Reviewed by Angela

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    Posted June 29, 2013

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