Games of the Heart

Games of the Heart

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by Kristen Ashley
     
 

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From the balcony of his house, Mike Haines can see the quiet, commonplace beauty of the Holliday farm. But what he remembers is Dusty, the little sister of his high school girlfriend, who grew up there. As a teen, Dusty had gone off the rails but when she was a kid, she was sweet, she was funny and she had a special bond with Mike. After high school, she took off

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From the balcony of his house, Mike Haines can see the quiet, commonplace beauty of the Holliday farm. But what he remembers is Dusty, the little sister of his high school girlfriend, who grew up there. As a teen, Dusty had gone off the rails but when she was a kid, she was sweet, she was funny and she had a special bond with Mike. After high school, she took off and Mike never saw her again.

Tragedy strikes Dusty’s family and she comes back to town. Mike thinks she hasn’t changed back to the sweet, funny girl he knew but instead continued to be selfish and thoughtless, leaving her family alone to deal with their mourning. He seeks her out and confronts her in an effort to understand what went wrong and to force her to sort herself out.

He finds out quickly he’s wrong about Dusty Holliday. Very wrong. After Mike discovers that, the bond they had years before snaps back into place in ways he would never suspect.

But Mike Haines had a bad marriage and then played games of the heart for a good woman...and lost. In order to protect himself and his kids, he’s cautious, he’s careful to read the signs and he’s not interested in finding a woman he has to fix.

When he learns what happened to Dusty, he thinks she needs to be fixed.

He swings, he misses and in this new game of hearts, Mike just got strike three.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033197149
Publisher:
Kristen Ashley
Publication date:
03/16/2012
Series:
The 'Burg Series , #4
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
18,341
File size:
562 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Games of the Heart 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read!! Another great book by Kristen Ashley! She is quickly becoming my favorite author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She would stop describing the clothes these women wear. She has the worst sense of out-dated fashion ever!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I want my own Mike who loves so deeply
Anonymous 7 months ago
This will definitely be on my re-read rotation. Highly recommemded and encouraged for a good read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved this story -so emotional -Kristen writes the most awesome stories-love all her books-love this series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series (actually all of her series), i really love the way KA draws the reader (me of course) into the lives of the people in the Burg. She draws you into the story and its almost like we are there. I like the fact that she keeps bringing back the people from her earlier stories into the current one we are now reading. I'm so glad I can start the next book in the series right away!
Slim_Cat1 More than 1 year ago
Mike Haines can see the Holliday farm from his balcony. But what he sees is his ex-girlfriends little sister Dusty Holliday. She was sweet, funny, and they had a special bond until Dusty went off the rails and left town immediately after graduation never to see each other again. Then when tragedy strikes Dusty comes back to town continuing to be the thoughtless selfish girl she was back then. Only Mike can't be further from the truth and Dusty constantly proves him wrong. Only to strike out with Dusty time and time again trying to protect himself and his kids. He needs to fix things and fast. Mike Haines is probably the most frustrating, warm, sweet, infuriating man Kristen Ashley created! I know he is just trying to protect himself but dang....How much does a woman need to prove herself for a man. Games of the Heart is full of family drama that it makes other families look like the Brady Bunch! Mike has drama coming from all angles; his ex-wife, ex-girlfriend, his daughter, new girlfriends ex boyfriend. Sheesh how much can one man take! Something Kristen Ashley never fails to do is make the reader fall hard for her characters, become deeply invested with the story and makes them feel like they are there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen Ashley writes stories that have it all***
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Another great series!  My two favorite out of this series is this one and At Peace, but they are all good. 
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Heart warming story that will kick your hearts pace up!
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One of the best. A must read series.
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Great read! Love this series.
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Kristen Ashley rocks! So glad this series is continuing
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