Heart of Glass

Heart of Glass

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by Christy Hayes
     
 

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When magazine writer Kate Donovan is assigned to profile the building and architectural firm of her first and only love, she heads back to the South Carolina Low Country to face the demons she left behind. Nothing about Danny Flannery�s life is what Kate thought it would be, and as the truth is revealed she longs for a big fat do-over.

Danny�s made a

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When magazine writer Kate Donovan is assigned to profile the building and architectural firm of her first and only love, she heads back to the South Carolina Low Country to face the demons she left behind. Nothing about Danny Flannery�s life is what Kate thought it would be, and as the truth is revealed she longs for a big fat do-over.

Danny�s made a success of his building firm but is hesitant to participate in a flashy magazine spread. He�s dead-set against it when he realizes the journalist sent to interview him is the only woman he�s ever loved and lost. Under pressure from his business partner, Danny agrees to sit down for an interview with the girl he once knew as Kat Fordham and realizes her name isn�t the only thing that�s changed. Everything he thought was true about the past is a lie.

When Danny discovers Kate still wears the heart shaped sea glass necklace he made for her years ago, they clear the air and their passion reignites. But Kate�s still keeping secrets to protect their fragile new relationship. With her family estranged and her career on the line, will she come clean before Danny finds out the truth, and can Danny risk his heart again for the only woman he�s ever loved?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012922113
Publisher:
Christy Hayes
Publication date:
06/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
468,298
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Christy Hayes writes romantic women's fiction. She lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

Please visit her website at www.christyhayes.com for more information.

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Heart of Glass 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A decent read though it needed to be editted better.1320 pages was way too long for this story.I skipped many pages.
BookBliss More than 1 year ago
There are two points I want to make before I review this book - Firstly, look at that cover, isn't it beautiful, doesn't it make you want to head down to the beach? Secondly, I loved this book! People who refuse to read self published books are really missing out on a fantastic author. Can I stop my review there? I've told you what you need to know, it's a brilliant book with a lovely cover - go buy it!! Not enough info? OK, I'll give you some reasons why... I think the one thing that stood out for me in Heart of Glass was the quality of the writing, Christy Hayes makes you feel like you're at the beach, you can feel the wind in your hair, smell the sea air and taste the salt. She has a wonderful way of writing which makes you feel like you're 'in' the story. I loved the character of Cat, I really like strong female characters who aren't afraid to be independent and Cat embodied everything I love in my lead characters. She's had some serious knock backs and issues in her life (all of which are slowly described to us throughout the book) but she's managed to overcome them all to carve out a successful career for herself. The first few chapters of the book follow a teenage Cat who is fighting against the life her sister has planned for her, at first I struggled with her reaction to Danny and how she completely fell for him so quickly but then I thought back to my teenage years and looked at my teenage nieces, love at that age is all consuming and you do fall for someone quickly and deeply. I also thought Danny's character was really well written, he has fallen for Cat before and although he doesn't want to fall for her again he is drawn to her when she returns and you can see the conflict that is tearing him apart. The fact that there wasn't an instantateous falling into each others arms made the story so much more compelling. In all honesty, I could go on and on about each of the characters as they were all so individual and had both their good points and bad points. You loved tehm when you were supposed to but also had times when you really didn't like them (except for Cat's sister, who's selfish and horrible and I hated throughout).
enola More than 1 year ago
Very good book!  I enjoyed it.  I am looking for more books from Christy Hayes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story, somewhat predictable, but that was ok. It kept me interested, had emotional highs and lows. All in all a good read.
myrnao More than 1 year ago
Sweet, heartfelt, awesome book for a summer read.
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Fabulous book! I have definitely found a new exceptional writer to enjoy. This book is very well written, a touching novel that I have archived for future reading pleasure. The book is over 600 pages long and the characters are well developed and interesting. I would strongly recommend this book if you enjoy a great romance.
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You can't put it down until the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and was a really quick read Dont miss this one!
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cbw1953 More than 1 year ago
Just recieved my nook for Christmas and I am already hooked. I recieved this book and I realy enjoyed it. It held my interest from the beginning and through the whole book. The imagery was great and loving the beach the images where so believable and realistic I felt like I was there. The story line was sort of predictable which was ok but I like suprise endings. Finished it in a weekend and ready to move on to the next in my "library".
RLKahl More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift and started reading it immediately. I couldn't put it down. It held my interest from beginning to end. I was only disappointed when I realized I had just read the last page. It could have kept going and I would have kept reading.
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ToReadPerchancetoDream More than 1 year ago
I don't read regular romance novels much anymore. Maybe I'm jaded, maybe I'm jealous of the happy endings. But the author, Christy Hayes contacted me and asked me to review Heart of Glass and she was so nice, I agreed. I'm glad I did. Yes, you could say this is a fairly typical romance story. There's a troubled past, they split, find each other again years later and each fight the same feelings. The difference with this story is in the writing. Christy Hayes writes beautifully, I could feel the salty beach air on my cheeks, my heart ached for Kat and Danny. Sometimes, I even wanted to smack them to get them to wake up and smell the love! If you're a romance reader, don't hesitate to grab this one and give it a read!
Hesperia_Loves_Books More than 1 year ago
This was an absolutely amazing read! You need to put down your current book, RUN to your computer & buy this spectacular story by Christy Hayes. Not since reading Pamela Clare's I-Team series, have I found a Romantic/Suspense genre book that evoked such emotions as Heart of Glass. It has landed a firm spot on my Favorite Books of 2011 list. Kate & Danny's love story is simply breathtaking. The story was SO realistic & felt so genuine that I got butterflies when they met, cried like a baby when she had to leave him & cheered when she found her way back. It was almost as if I was the one experiencing all of the ups & downs within the story & not the fictional characters. I even wanted to go into the pages & b**ch-slap her sister Julia a time or two. What I found so refreshing however, was that Danny wasn't just up & ready to take Kate back no questions asked. More often times than not, in the romance genre, problems are solved in the blink of a few pages. All issues are forgiven easily and everyone is happy go lucky and we all go riding off into the sunset. Well, I think since we all live in the real world, we know that almost NEVER happens. What was great about this story is that when Kate returns, Danny is skeptical (as he very well should be) and he guards his heart. Yes he still loves her but he realizes that sometimes that is not enough. She has to prove her trust-worthiness & love. It is a very hard road for him & her both to travel but it is a very powerful story. A story of finding your way back to someone when trust & love have been fractured but is still worth mending.