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Posted October 5, 2012
My review: Let me start with stating, that the cover does not make this book, story or characters any justice! If I would only take a look at the cover, I would probably never read this wonderful book! I know that I should never judge book by its cover, I just think, that this cover is not very good. With that said, I absolutely loved The Hungry Heart! It was a book what I would probably love to re-read again. It was well written, it had many wonderfully drawn characters and the plot kept me guessing and wondering, what is going to happen next. It was engrossing and I read it in one seating, I could not put it down. Plot: Enter Nora, who is successful Child Advocate. She is very good at what she is doing; her work is important and she is very passionate about it. But her life is boring and she has forgotten how to have fun - at least this is what her sister Karen thinks. So Karen is sending Nora to a cooking lessons. When Nora shows up there, she meets a hot shot chef Hunter (I loved the name!). Nora is very reluctant to the cooking lessons and especially towards Hunter - she simply does not think she has time for that nonsense. She denies the attraction between them and keeps pushing Hunter away for several reasons. When Nora's apartment is broken in to, Hunter decides to protect her. Nora isn't really your typical damsel in distress and Hunter knows that, but whatever might happen, he wants to be there for her. He just has to convince her. After realizing that the break in and attack was not random, the story gets a whole lot more suspense thrown into it. As the story develops you find out, that there are lot of things in Nora's past which are not as they seem and the author keeps you on edge for finding out what exactly is happening. I loved the plot! I think it was intriguing and not very typical romance novel. I liked the surprises and twists and turns in the story. Besides the captivating plot, there were many brilliantly written characters which supported the plot and gave lots of extra sassyness to the book! Characters: I think that even though the plot was genuinely good, the story was character(s) driven. Both the main characters and the supportive characters were colorful and alive. There were nobody who left me indifferent. The character I could mostly relate to was Nora and she was my favorite character. She touched me on personal level too, because I found few similarities with her: having a relationship to a younger man, working hard and seeing her work as the most important thing in her life - until Hunter comes along of course. Nora was strong minded, she was intelligent -yet vulnerable. This is how I like my female protagonists. I think the author did an excellent job with her! Hunter was a true player, handsome, smart and a serious charmer. He knew exactly what a woman needed - at least until Nora shows up in his life. Nora intrigues him and after a threat towards Nora, he wants to protect her. I liked the dynamics of Nora's and Hunter's relationship, I think they balanced each other and even though they were different, they supported the story equally well. As mentioned above, the amount of fascinating characters is big in The Hungry Heart and they all give joy reading an overall entertaining story! Generally: I loved The Hungry Heart and it is heart-warming, engrossing and filled with characters whom you will definitely love! I highly recommend The Hungry Heart by BrenWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.