Awaken My Heartby Maria K. Alexander
An unexpected encounter with the woman he had a one-night stand
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Lies have a way of coming back to haunt you--a lesson Ashley O'Neil learns the hard way when she runs into the man she shared a steamy night with over fourteen years ago. Now tangled in a web of deception, she'll need to right a wrong and chance losing her heart to the very man she deceived.
An unexpected encounter with the woman he had a one-night stand with has thrown Detective Nick DiFrancesco for a loop. Recently divorced, he's cautious around women, but one look at Ashley has him considering taking a chance. Until he learns her secret...one that impacts him where it counts most--family.
When Nick's drug trafficking case goes south, a lead puts him in Ashley's path. With his family in danger and his heart on the line, he'll need to fight for justice and risk it all for the woman he's never forgotten.
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Awaken My Heart (Tangled Hearts Series Book 3) by Maria K. Alexander •Full Circle This is not only my 1st Tangled Heart series book but my first Maria Alexander book, but the series is now going on my to be read list! Each book is its own standalone HEA love story and I can't wait to read more!! Sometimes in life you get a second chance, what you ultimately do with that chance is up to you. But when there's also a secret that could ruin your second chance..... Well then what? You'll have to read Awaken My Heart to find out how Nick and Ashley work through their complications. Once I started reading I couldn't stop until I found out what the conclusion was!! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 17 and older! Series order ~ Untangle My Heart (Tangled Hearts Book 1) Forever in My Heart (Tangled Hearts Book 2) Awaken My Heart (Tangled Hearts Book 3) Favorite Passages ~ •You can’t go back and change the past. All you can do now is move forward.” •Just be yourself. We’re not expecting you to be perfect—hell, we’d be pretty ticked at you if you were because you’d make us all look bad,” •".....it wasn’t worth chasing after someone who didn’t want to be chased.” •“I’d hope she’d be pretty comfortable if she snuck home for a nooner.” (Hilarious, I laughed so hard!)!!
Prior to this book, I had not read any books by this talented author, and I now am a fan. I loved it. If like me , you have not read the previous two books, do not worry. It’s a stand alone. This stories centers around Detective Nick DiFrancesco , and Ashley O’Neil. These two met years ago and had a one stand night. Something neither had ever done. Ashley disappeared and Nick never saw her again. She’s back in Philly and accidentally runs into Nick. She has secrets she has keep from him, but realizes she must tell him what resulted from that encounter. Nick is now divorced , with two kids. Their chemistry is still there but trust has to be overcome. I loved the DiFrancesco family, who are loud , nosy and loving. What really drew me to the book , was the fact that it brings up issues of unwed pregnancies, and that experiences we have as a child will affect how we live as adults. That a sense of abandonment can create a lack of self-worth, that trust needs to be earned and that love can heal and make us whole. And let us not forget, that the families of individuals of law enforcement must be supportive . These dedicated individuals are faced with danger everyday, and deserve that support. Kudos to the author. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.