Secrets of a Hart

Secrets of a Hart

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by Elizabeth James
     
 

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Five years ago, Kendall Hart's life changed forever. A tragedy forced her to grow up fast and become a responsible adult overnight while her friends were still enjoying high school. She lives and breathes work leaving no time for a social life and her circle of friends is small. She has no room for complications in her life...then Tristan walks in.
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Five years ago, Kendall Hart's life changed forever. A tragedy forced her to grow up fast and become a responsible adult overnight while her friends were still enjoying high school. She lives and breathes work leaving no time for a social life and her circle of friends is small. She has no room for complications in her life...then Tristan walks in.
Tristan O'Neal is forced to return home when his father becomes terminally ill. Taking care of his parents, dealing with an irresponsible brother, and starting a new job bring challenges to his life. Starting a relationship is the last thing on his mind but when he sees Kendall, he finds himself drawn to her...she is so familiar.
Tristan is what Kendall has always wanted but life isn't always fair. Sometimes you have to let go of the one person you've always loved in order to protect them. Will Tristan be able to break through the wall she's built around her heart or will Kendall's secrets consume her and destroy their chance at a life together?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148645955
Publisher:
Elizabeth James
Publication date:
09/11/2013
Series:
Romance on the Boardwalk , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
206
File size:
869 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth James is the author of the Design Series. She writes contemporary romance set in her native North Carolina. A life-long reader, she began writing a novel at age fifteen, put it away with no hopes of publication, but now has realized her dream as an adult. Inspired by several bestselling authors she began working as a beta reader and her passion for writing once again surfaced. She embarked on a journey to see if she could complete a novel and Love by Design was born. With warm reception to her first novel she is now making this crazy world a part of her life. Elizabeth believes you're never too late in life to realize your dreams and this has opened up a new world of adventures and meeting new people which she loves to do. Elizabeth lives in North Carolina with her husband and their dogs. She enjoys traveling, exploring North Carolina, and spending time with her friends.

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Secrets of a Hart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Kassie_B More than 1 year ago
If you have read Elizabeth's Design Series then you know she has a certain writing style that's sweet and romantic. Secrets was no different, however I feel like Elizabeth stepped outside of her comfort zone in some of her scenes and really took her writing to another level with some of the emotion she put into the story. If you don't like overly descriptive sex scenes but still enjoy a little hotness then you will love her books. She captures the romance without making it raunchy. Secrets of a Hart is about Kendall who has not had an easy life the past couple of years. She has been hurt in ways that will break your heart but she is still very strong and trying move forward even though she has constant reminders of her past. Tristan is a good guy with the bad boy looks and motorcycle. He is caring and picks up his entire life for the ones he loves and will move heaven and earth for Kendall. I think this might be my favorite book she has written! Although, I still love Jay :)
SexyMia125 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth James left us with a series we all loved and I was hesitant when I started to read this. I thought that it would make me miss the Design series more and nothing could replace it. WHOA! I was beyond wrong. This book is the beginning of a BRAND NEW series and one that is going to be 10 times better than the Design series and I was left hungry for more. Kendall harbors secrets that have kept her from being close to anyone. When Tristan comes back to care for his father, she struggles to keep those walls up. The chemistry and relationship btw Kendall and Tristan will consume you.... Leave the cowboys to pasture and check out this sexy business man/surfer/sexy biker.....
emilyk52281 More than 1 year ago
Secrets of a Hart is book 1 of the Boardwalk Series. This story is about Tristan and Kendall. We first met Tristan in the Design series. I loved this story. And can't wait to read book 2 in the Boardwalk Series "Chasing Rain". Highly recommend all of Elizabeth James work to all lovers of romance.
SDickerson More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth James has done it again! I loved her previous Design series (Love By Design, Life By Design and Forever by Design) and hated to see it end. However, this book is just as wonderful! From the first page I was drawn in and my heart broke for Kendall. After losing her family she became withdrawn and secretive. Later, as an adult she is close to her childhood best friend again but still keeping a secret. One that threatens to tear her world apart again if it is revealed. Her high school crush, Tristan, returns to town and they find their way into each others' heart. Unfortunately, the past also rears its ugly head and they are all threatened. Kendall is such a sweet character and I just love her and Tristan's story. I wanted to reach into the book and smack Ian a few (several) times but can't wait to read his and Averi's story! I also love how Elizabeth brought over a few of the beloved characters from her Design series! Overall, this is a wonderful love story filled with love, heartache, suspense and laughter. Definitely a recommended read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Elizabeth James and I loved it. I enjoyed the perspective of both main characters throughout the story. If this is her writing style, I am looking forward to reading her other works. Reading how the lives of Kendall and Tristian come together after not seeing one another in years was a roller coaster ride. Finding the truth about Kendall's past is half the journey. Following the story of their love coming together while so many other things are going on in her life is heartwarming. When reading stories I sometimes want something that is far reaching and sometimes something closer to a real possibility. This is closer to real with just enough extra to make it a fun easy read.