Memories of the Heartby Felice Stevens
Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to
Ruthless, Controlling, A Loner. All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg by the hospital staff for their next head of surgery. When a letter arrives from his grandmother's friend at the assisted living facility, his orderly world tilts dangerously out of control.
Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to re-evaluate his life, Josh gives up his career and returns home to New York City to care for his beloved grandmother. What Josh didn't figure on was an attraction to a man who on the surface, appears to be exactly like the life Josh chose to leave behind.
As Micah struggles with the reality of his grandmother's illness, the bond these two share deepens, as Josh helps Micah heal, then open his heart. Micah discovers there is more to life than work, control and success. Josh is in deep but has yet to tell Micah who he really is.
When the fight for the hospital's head of surgery turns ugly, Josh's past and present collide. Micah must let go of the past and accept who he is, if his life is going to move forward.
Life is full of surprises, and as both Micah and Josh learn, love can happen whether you plan for it or not.
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I enjoyed reading this story. I was drawn into their lives and cheered them on as they came together. It made me want to find out what happens next in their life and their friends. Defintely worth reading.
ThreeStar Ruthless, Controlling, A Loner. All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg. Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Josh gives up his career and returns home. The first meeting between Micah and Josh doesn't go so well... nor does the 2nd time. By the 3rd time you are gnashing your teeth hoping these two get their sh*t together and put aside their egos!!! Dr. Steinberg is still a brute, but he has a history of being abandoned and that makes him skittish. He may have been abandoned by his parents, but he had a very caring and sweet grandmother. Josh was cheated on. He doesn't want to get involved easily, but he also doesn't really believe in one-night stands. Until he sees Micah one night and he seems really lost and needing more than a friend. Against his better judgement, Josh throws away his own fears and goes home with Micah. This story was sometimes difficult to relate to. I found myself more frustrated with both male characters. I found Dr. Steinberg, and yes, I think of him as Dr. Steinberg not Micah because I found him too cold. He was gruff and arrogant and then too sappy and because of that I didn't find myself feeling empathy towards him. And Josh, well, he was working in his ex bf's sister's coffee shop (I knew just by reading that, there would be some drama, and I was right, which I didn't want to be). There were frequent situations where they assumed things and stomped off in a huff, instead of talking and I found that unappealing, considering their ages (late 30s). Josh was too yoyo'ish. Too much insecure inner dialogue and then it all goes out the window. I mean if you are going to be insecure then at least stick to your guns or ... shut up. I didn't feel like I could relate to either male leads, just didn't resonate any warm or fuzzy feelings. The one part that I did feel some sympathy towards, was Dr. Steinberg's grandmother and the early signs of dementia. There were some scenes however, that I found were a bit much. The grandmother's repeated digs at her own grandson for not being a good grandson, and her constant reminder to him about not visiting the grandmother for various derogatory reasons. Not that I can criticize, as I have never been in this situation, but when you want people to read your stories and sympathize with your characters, chastising someone repeatedly isn't really the way to do it. The author does a pretty good job of describing the intimate moments between the characters, but even with the amount of sex they had, I still didn't feel a connection. I get why it was called Memories of the Heart, but this story didn't get in to my heart like I thought it would. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Kimberley
I loved how these two men really shouldn't even be in the same room together let alone a relationship and yet I couldn't really imagine one without the other. I won't lie, there were times that I just wanted to throttle Micah but then Josh didn't exactly just roll over and take it, which thrilled me to no end. Enemies to lovers can be more difficult to accomplish than most people think, especially when the pair do both, fight and love, so amazingly well. Throw in a couple of grandmothers and you have a story that went straight to my heart. Felice Stevens is definitely an up and coming author to keep in your sights.
This book is captivating! It snatches your attention right at the beginning! The story is amazing! Heart felt! Letting go to love is one of the lessons that I found myself relating to so much in this story! All the battles that were faced. A great book to pick up and read! *Received for an honest review*
Another excellent book by Felice Stevens, and another go to author for me. I hope we will see more for Alex and/or Rafe.