Scorned Hearts

Scorned Hearts

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by Leila Jefferson
     
 

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Toni and the kids have moved to Ohio after not being able to deal with the hurt and pain her husband, Eric, inflicted on a daily basis. Toni, as well as the kids, finds the move to be a big culture shock. Toni has offers from many men, but her heart is still broken and the wounds are fresh. Eventually, she finds herself again with a life and out and about like she

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Toni and the kids have moved to Ohio after not being able to deal with the hurt and pain her husband, Eric, inflicted on a daily basis. Toni, as well as the kids, finds the move to be a big culture shock. Toni has offers from many men, but her heart is still broken and the wounds are fresh. Eventually, she finds herself again with a life and out and about like she used to be. Will she be able to mend her heart and move on?

Amiya and Junior hate Ohio. They have no friends and life is different. Amiya finally finds a friend who she can have fun with while Junior is going through the motions. How will the effects of their parents' torn relationship affect them? Eric is making his plea to Toni to give him another chance, but he's also living his life, his way. The bitterness from Toni leaving makes his heart darker and colder than ever. He's taking no prisoners as his drug and alcohol consumption is out of control and makes him a danger to anyone in his life. Love, hurt, and betrayal is never black and white. There are more areas of gray that leaves questions, endless tears, and trails of Scorned Hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012040466
Publisher:
My Time Publications
Publication date:
12/29/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
355,858
File size:
649 KB

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Scorned Hearts 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
AuthortiffanyTH More than 1 year ago
Leila Jefferson does it again with another page-turner novel Scorned Hearts! trust me this book will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. I look forward to reading more novels by this author!!
SiStar_Tea More than 1 year ago
In this follow up to "He's A Keeper" we pick with Toni and her kids, who have moved from Oakland to Ohio. Toni is trying hard to get over the demise of her abusive marriage and adjust to life in Ohio. The kids are struggling being the new kids on the block. Eric is feeling the loss of his family so much, he just goes deeper in a rut, and he is still the man we love to hate. Eric is trying hard to win back Toni, but she just cannot get over the pain he has inflicted on her and their children. This story kept me entertained with the day-to-day life of the characters. Toni, trying to adjust to life, has some funny situations and some trying ones. Amiya and Junior hate Ohio. They're teenagers and get into some situations that will have you wanting to wring their necks. Amiya the oldest has a different out look on life, while Junior misses his dad. Author Leila Jefferson does a good job painting the pictures. "Scorned Hearts is easy enough to keep up with. There are twists and turns along with things that were predictable, thankfully not many things were predictable. Overall, I enjoyed this novel and look forward to see what she comes up with next. If you read "He's a Keeper" I recommend the follow up, you wont be disappointed. SiStar Tea ARC Book Club Inc. 4 star rating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good. I enjoyed reading it !!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read! A real page turner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I accidentally ran across this book not knowing it was part 2 to (he's a keeper) until i was reading it and the names sounded so familiar. I had to go to my archive and find the first one. Its a great part 2!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, too many grey area
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Maybe a 3rd part
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the first novel He's a keeper, I had to find out how things ended up..........lets just say it was well worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thos book scared me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had so much going on. Eric had totally lost his mind. In the end everyone got what they deserved. I would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book in one day couldnt put it down!!!! I think in the end everyone got wat they deserved and wanted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gud as pt.1.....ready for more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Now need a follow up to this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
spierce67 More than 1 year ago
Scorned Hearts By Leila Jefferson Publisher: My Time Publishing Published: 2009 ISBN: 9780982053089 198 Pages Prior to purchasing Scorned Hearts by Leila Jefferson, I was unaware it was a sequel to "He's A Keeper." However, it was a well-written novel allowing me to follow along easily without having read the first book. In this book, the main character Toni flees from California to Ohio after the demise of her relationship with her abusive husband Eric. It isn't until the story unfolds that Toni realizes just how mean, abusive, and sadistic the father of her children is. The move to Ohio is a long way from their home in Oakland, California from the climate to the racial makeup. Toni has difficulty adjusting to her life at work while her children, Amiya and Junior, hate being in a new state leaving their lifelong friends behind. However, Amiya finds a friend-becoming involved in adult behaviors-to help her change her focus while Junior is miserable without his father and seems to just be going through the motions. Finally, Junior gets to visit his dad which opens his eyes to the true beast his father is. Junior unfortunately witnesses his father in a different light immediately squashing his dreams of who his father was replacing his feelings with hurt and hate. The true depth of Eric's madness is unknown to Toni until she looks into the eyes of her son. Toni goes to see her husband to discuss their impending divorce and although her heart is drawn to him, she finds the strength to walk away with his signature on the documents. Although he expresses that he's changed, his addiction and abusive manner continues and is quite evident when Toni enters the home. Toni, like her son, witnesses the life Eric has created for himself since their departure and easily walks away leaving that world behind. Afraid of starting a new relationship, Toni goes through a few changes trying to satisfy her needs and desires while adjusting to her new life. This story flows from start to finish following Toni and her children through the triumphs and failures of their new life. Ms. Jefferson is a talented storyteller as she pens the story taking the reader through a twisting journey filled with an array of emotions-betrayal, hurt, sadness and pain with a little bit of love sprinkled throughout-- and eventually a murder. As I read this story I felt the pain, sadness, and fear as I anxiously turned the pages eager to see how the story would end. Ms. Jefferson has excelled in producing a great story, developed a book from cover to cover while paying attention to detail. Ms. Jefferson created a project that reflects her desire to promote a book of professional quality worthy of standing toward the front of store--my desire for all books by authors of color. Ms. Jefferson has helped restore my faith in urban literature. I highly recommend this book which will take you on a wild journey as life sometimes does.