Check My Heart

Check My Heart

by Christi Barth

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The death of his little brother turned Kurt Lundquist's world upside down. He channeled his grief into skating his heart out--and ultimately leading his hockey team to win the championship. Now, all he wants to do is throw a party with the Cup in his brother's honor. He's got no clue where to start...until he runs into the gorgeous hospice nurse who took such great care of Jasper. She's waaay off limits, but he's desperate, and hires her to help him.

Lisette Broussard's heart broke a little more every time a patient died. Losing the brave brother of a hockey star was the last straw. Learning a new specialty was supposed to change her life for the better, but it used up her savings. Then the slam dunk job with the New Orleans championship hockey team mysteriously disappears. So she jumps at Kurt's offer of a job, no matter how temporary. No matter how...dangerous, given how much she's always crushed on him. No matter how risky it is to fall for Kurt, since he'll always associate her with the grief of losing his brother.

But the more time they spend together, the deeper they both fall. Kurt's heart begins to thaw...and then heat. Lisette can't resist him, and throws caution to the wind. She'll take whatever time he gives her. Can they move beyond the pain of the past and focus on a future together?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154259085
Publisher: Christi Barth
Publication date: 07/17/2017
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 197,510
File size: 337 KB

About the Author

Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance. Christi lives in Maryland with her husband.

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Check My Heart 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Gckyle 10 months ago
Check My Heart is a cute, quick read and I love it! The storyline was engaging and kept my interest as well as the drama, twists, mistakes and emotional turmoil created tension for the couple. Kurt and Lisette are both strong characters and that made for a well balanced couple. The attraction between the couple simmered along nice as they engaged in a chemistry that was steamy and hot. Can not wait to read more from this author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Tragic and difficult circumstance bring Lisette, hospice nurse, and Kurt, hockey star, together. Lisette was the care giver to Kurt’s young brother as he lost his battle with cancer. Reunited when Lisette applies for a new position with the New Orleans hockey team. But when the position falls through, Lisette takes on a temporary position offered by Kurt to help him run a fundraiser. The more time they spend together, the deeper their bond grows. Kurt was going through the motions of life until Lisette came back into it and now he can’t imagine it without her. Will they overcome the pain? Barth infuses Check My Heart with emotionally gripping and heartfelt topics and still manages to balance it with a sweet and genuine romance. You can judge this book by it's cover both amazing. I received this copy of Check My Heart from Christi Barth. This is my honest and voluntary review.
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Sweet and Heartwarming! This is a great fast paced sweet, and sexy romance. After trying to move on, after the death of his younger brother, Kurt Lundquist has been merely, surviving, until he runs into his brother's hospice nurse. Just a touch is all it takes, for Kurt to experience all the forbidden alarms going off in his head. Lisette Broussard had always been between his brother and him, taking care of Jasper and looking after his comfort and his well being, but now he saw her in a new light. She was so full of happiness and light, nothing like he remembered from months ago when she gave her all, to make his brother's final days comfortable. After almost a year of crushing on the Cajun Rage Ice Hockey Star, Lisette is blown away to run into Kurt. But when he shows up at her place and plants the most intimate kiss of her life on her, she is worried that the grief they shared over the loss of his brother, will always leave a dark cloud over their attraction to one another. Especially when he asks for her help, in another project that he has to fulfill in his brother's name. Will spending more time with each other be temporary, or will the heat and attraction they have lead to a HEA? You will have to read to find out. Received an arc through Tasty Book Tours and voluntarily wrote an honest review.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
This was a great quick read for me. The prologue was sad and my heart was already breaking for Kurt. For Kurt his journey in this book comes full circle and he does a lot of healing with the help of Lisette. Lisette is looking for a career change and this new path has lead her to Kurt. She's had feelings for him ever since she helped with his family. Neither of them think they can have a future with Kurt's brother's memory between them. It's a bumpy road, but for both Kurt and Lisette the destination is worth it. One of my favorite parts is how Kurt spends his day with the the Cup. It made me happy, but it's also a moment that had me a little teary eyed.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Start with an absolutely heartwrenching beginning (have tissues handy!) and an intriguing premise (older brother of cancer patient falls for hospice nurse)--throw in a hockey hero (aforementioned older brother) and you should have a hat trick, right? That was my hope when I started reading Check My Heart, a hope which was only partially fulfilled. I liked both Kurt and Lisette, the hero and heroine (AKA brother and nurse). Buying into their relationship push-pull was a bit trickier, though--maybe if we'd seen them in the beginning, instead of finding out about it later on? (Especially since their individual accounts of that time don't quite seem to jive--both claim to be drawn to the other, but neither seems to think that the other is even remotely interested (I get it; the younger brother is dying, etc., but still...)) They also seem to go pretty quickly from Jasper will always come between us to getting over that obstacle (I don't actually think there was a moment of them getting over it--though maybe I just missed it, somehow? Or promptly forgot all about it?) My biggest issue, though, was with (view spoiler) Even when it was admitted to and moved on from, it still rubbed me wrong. Altogether this wasn't a bad way to spend a few hours, though. I mean, there is a hot hockey hero who has the bonus of being a great older brother and a very sympathetic nurse who knows how to plan kick-butt parties, plus the resolution is sweet and fairly believable. It's not my favorite from Ms Barth, but I'm not sorry I read it, either. Rating: 3 stars / C+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
GeekyGirlReviews More than 1 year ago
It took me a little while to read this book. It is decent enough, I mean I did enjoy the story and I liked the characters but I just couldn't connect with the characters. I give this 3 out of 5
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
Kurt met Lisette while she was working with this dying brother. When they meet again, she brings back memories of that time in his life. She is looking for work with his team, and he is not up to seeing her everyday. Lisette just wants to find a job in her new field. Being a nurse is fulfilling, but working with terminally ill patients has a cost. She is hoping to get into a new field, helping heal those she can. Kurt has always been attractive to her. Under such sad circumstances can they learn to love where they have a future? This story was as sad as it was sweet. The genuine love felt for a family member can be very strong and this felt very real and sincere. I was touched by the gentle way the author had it brought out in the book. ***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I became a fan of Ms Barth when I read her series Naked Men. I enjoyed reading that series, and was hoping to enjoy this book as well. This one I didn’t just enjoy, I LOVED!!! The story centers around hockey player Kurt Lundquist, who took his team to win the Stanley Cup, and who won it for his brother. A young boy that lost his battle to cancer and whom Kurt is still mourning. The other main character is Lisette, the brother’s hospice nurse, who has been so drained by all the losses she has had , that decided a new career move was necessary. for her wellbeing. These two meet again and through some manipulation from Kurt’, they start developing relationship. All that said, it’s also a story about grieve , guilt , loss of a love one, and betrayal. About the loss that not only affects the families, but also the dedicated people who work in hospice. A very touching story and one I hope will continue in a series. I can almost see the F- Bombs getting their own story. Thank you Ms Barth, for another wonderful, and heartfelt story. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.