Her Heart's Divide [NOOK Book]

Overview


Lila was a faithful, loyal wife.

Ryan was her sexy, loving husband.

And so was Jack…?

Jack, however, was her boss, not her husband—why was he claiming her as his own? Lila had been passionately happy with Ryan for more than seven years. Yes, there'd been a moment when she'd first been attracted to Jack, but then she'd met his best friend, Ryan. They'd fallen in love and ...

See more details below
Her Heart's Divide

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - Original)
$1.99
BN.com price

Overview


Lila was a faithful, loyal wife.

Ryan was her sexy, loving husband.

And so was Jack…?

Jack, however, was her boss, not her husband—why was he claiming her as his own? Lila had been passionately happy with Ryan for more than seven years. Yes, there'd been a moment when she'd first been attracted to Jack, but then she'd met his best friend, Ryan. They'd fallen in love and married. Jack claimed that in his world, their attraction had led to the altar.

And now she was caught between two men—two husbands—in the wildest situation Lila could ever have imagined. But what she wasn't imagining were the two men touching her, pleasing her, caressing her…

19,000 words

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426897016
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 653,200
  • File size: 426 KB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Dienne has been a reporter, a theatrical stage manager, a ghostwriter, a sloganeer, a video game consultant and a marketing analyst. Fiction seems to be the most honest stuff that she's written.


She is very lucky to have the enthusiastic support of a brilliant husband, a delightful toddler and several elderly beagles. When she isn't writing, she's reading, and if she's not reading, she's taking photographs of the husband/toddler/beagles and making elaborate scrapbooks. Secretly, she practices Italian with those "speak and learn" CDs in hopes of someday moving to Tuscany. So far, the only person picking up Italian with any fluency is the toddler.


If you're the sort of person who enjoys watching how a writer avoids writing, please come over and hang out at kathleendienne.com. Sometimes there are recipes. You can also find her on Facebook (friend her or fan her!) and follow her on Twitter (KathleenDienne).

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

I heard the driveway gravel crunching beneath the tires of his pickup truck, so I "accidentally" sprayed myself with the hose. It was an irresistible impulse. It was my day off and I'd been washing my car. My husband and I had been working a lot of overtime lately, with no time for recreation or even chores. And I knew how much he loved seeing me in a wet T-shirt.

The water was cold, and my nipples rose into hard little peaks. The truck's engine turned off, and I heard him striding closer. I pulled off my ponytail elastic and shook my long, dark hair into what I hoped would look like an auto-show model's mane. The metal of the car was warm in the midsummer sun, so I turned around and leaned back against the trunk, displaying myself for him. Then I froze.

"My god, you're a sight for sore eyes," said Jack. His blue eyes sparkled in his tired face as he looked me up and down. "I had a terrible day and fell asleep at the wheel on my way home. I nearly wrecked the truck. But you always make everything all right, Lila."

He pulled me into a tight embrace despite my wet shirt and leaned down to kiss my neck. He slipped his hand in between our bodies to tweak my stiff nipple. "I love you, sweet girl. You're the nicest wife a man could ask for," he whispered.

I couldn't speak. I couldn't move. The love seemed genuine and his physical reaction was undeniable. The only trouble was that Jack wasn't my husband. He was my boss. And in my entire life before this afternoon, I'd never so much as kissed the man.

An hour later, he was still in shock. I'd changed into dry clothes, and now I sat at the dining room table, watching him walk in circles around my big all-purpose room that overlooked the river.

"I didn't buy any of this furniture," he finally said.

"Of course you didn't. This isn't your house," I said, trying to keep my voice from shaking.

He clenched his hands over the top of the futon we—my husband and I—used as a couch. "You and I bought this house five years ago. You said you'd always wanted to live in a little house by the river. Our agent saw the listing, and once you saw it, you wouldn't look at another house."

"Ryan and I bought it five years ago because I'd always wanted to live in a little house by the river, and we found it by chance when we were down here kayaking."

"Since when do you go kayaking?" he demanded.

"Since Ryan asked me to try it on our third date! Seven years ago!"

"Seven years ago you'd been dating me for six months."

"Jack." I tried to calm down. "We have never dated. Ever. You've been my boss for almost eight years, you've been my husband's best friend since college, and while after this many years you and I are very close, trust me when I say I'm positive we never hooked up. You're married, for heaven's sake."

"I'm what?"

"Married. To Allison. I was at the wedding along with the rest of the team." There were a dozen of us who worked at Jack's small truck dealership, and most of us had been there for years. There weren't a lot of employment options in southwest Virginia, which is like one big small town, and Jack was a good guy and easy to work for. When he wasn't out of his mind, that is.

"Allison? I'm married to someone who believes in fairies? She's a nutcase! How the hell did I wind up married to Allison?"

"Why the hell are you yelling at my wife, Jack?"

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 35 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(8)

3 Star

(7)

2 Star

(8)

1 Star

(5)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 35 Customer Reviews
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Very good

    Good read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Really

    Good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Poor

    Short not a great book or worth money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 1, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    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?

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 35 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)