Heart's Desire

Heart's Desire

by T. J. Kline

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If you could have anything, do anything…what would it be?

Jessie Hart has a soft spot for healing the broken, especially horses and children, but her business is failing and bankruptcy is looming. The one man who can save Heart Fire Ranch is the last man she wants to take advice from—financial expert Nathan Kerrington, the same man who broke her heart eight years ago.

Nathan Kerrington has it all, except the one thing he wanted most—Jessie. Now that he’s finally freed himself from his corrupt family, he wants to make amends. When he’s called in to save Jessie’s ranch, he sees his chance to win her back—if only he can prove to her that she can trust him with her heart …

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062396518
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Series: Healing Harts , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 26,223
File size: 513 KB

About the Author

T. J. Kline was bitten by the horse bug early and began training horses at fourteen—as well as competing in rodeos and winning several rodeo queen competitions—but has always known writing was her first love. She also writes under the name Tina Klinesmith. In her spare time, she can be found spending as many hours as possible laughing hysterically with her husband, teens, and their menagerie of pets in Northern California. That is, when she isn't running around the California Gold Country researching new stories.

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Heart's Desire 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Recommend reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth a read.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Jessie has no faith in her abilities. She knows her gift is with horses, but she still feels insignificant because she doesn't know how to keep the business going. It doesn't help that her brother called in Nathan, the guy she loved, who loved her, and left her when she was a teenager. That was a big blow to her self esteem, and that insecurity leached to other areas in her life as time when on. Their story was emotional, and they have a lot of baggage to work through. This was an entertaining start to a new series, and I'm curious about the next book. Heart's Desire by T.J. Kline was kindly provided to me for review. The opinions are my own.
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PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, heart warming. My first by TJ Kline. This story has it all, love lost and found again, sacrifice for all the right reasons, helping animals and people who really need it. I loved it and will continue the series.
ahlewis32 More than 1 year ago
HEARTS DESIRE is the first installment in the Healing Harts series by author TJ Kline. Set in the author’s home state of California, it features the Hart family, three siblings who own and operate a large ranch. With the tragic death of their parents, the Hart’s continue the family legacy of healing and helping those in need. The story is based around Jessie. Financial troubles plague her to the point where she is in danger of losing her business, if not the entire shared ranch. Enter Nathan, Jesse’s brother’s best friend and Jesse’s first love, a first love who cruelly abandoned her years before. Nathan, a hotshot accounting and investment specialist, agrees to take on the daunting task of helping the Hart family out of their financial predicament but from the beginning he gets way more than he expected from his job. The entire story is a very tender and emotional tale of redemption and recovery. Several themes intertwine including loss of a loved one, romantic breakup, and family relationships. It’s a very realistic plot line with enough twists and turns to keep predictability low. I found it very hard to put the book down as I read it because I became so involved with the story and it’s characters. The characters are drawn as if in real life and the secondary characters of Jesse’s siblings are clearly intended to have their own stories. We are given just enough information to intrigue us about future installments of the series without giving away too much, a difficult task that TJ Kline excels at. But rest assured, there are no cliffhangers as the story is also a standalone. It’s a wonderful book and I highly recommend it. Parts two and three have also been released at the time of this post so check them out also.
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ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, betrayal, lies, secrets, second chances, blackmail, and heartbreak. This is Jessie and Nathan’s story. Nathan was Jessie’s brother’s best friend. They grew close one summer and after one night together Nathan left her with no contact. Now Nathan is back to help them figure out where the money from the ranch is going. Can Jessie work side by side with him after he broken her heart? No one knew they were together so she has kept it a secret. Nathan wants another chance as threats kept them apart years ago. Now nothing will stand in his way of winning her back. But Jessie is not the same sweet woman he remembered. She is strong and tough. Can he breakdown her steel walls to win her back? Can he figure out where all the money is going? Can he prove he will stick around and not run from a relationship with him? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i absolutely loved this story TJ just draws you in and doesn't let you go!!!! Jessie Julia and Justin are reeling from the death of their parents,they are trying to keep their ranch running but Jessie's rescue is in trouble.Justin calls his friend Nathan who is a financial advisor to see if they can find out what is going on. I love the 2nd chance at love Jessie and Nathan had a lot to overcome. If you want to read a good story this is it romance a little mystery ther is nothing you won't love about it!!so get it now!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was drawn in from the start on this story of second chance at love. This is a stand alone read but after reading this you want to find out how both Justin and Julie and even Bailey get their HEA like Jessie and Nathan did. Jessie is a strong, opinionated and stubborn character who doesn't see all her good characteristics in herself but Nathan can see past her barriers to the true loving woman behind the mask for her family she shows. Nathan and Jessie face coming from different backgrounds is going to be a struggle in itself but both realize their love will help heal a lot of the pain they both faced. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the struggle of living a hard life in horse country and over coming all to find true love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this lady knows rodeo
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
What was I thinking not reading anything by T.J. sooner?  Heart's Desire is an emotional, funny and sexy read featuring a tough cowgirl and sexy financial advisor.  It's combination of brother's best friend and second chance romance. Jessie has a hard time getting past the hurt Nathan caused when he broke her heart eight years ago. But there were good reasons behind his actions and he'll do anything to get her to understand. Their attraction to each other is stronger than ever and the more time they spend trying to figure out the problems with the ranch, the harder it is for them to deny their feelings. Add to the mix a betrayal no one saw coming and you have a story that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. Great beginning to a new series. Jessie's sister Julia's story is up next, but I hope her cousin Bailey gets a story too - she was awesome! 4.5 stars ARC via Edelweiss
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Trust, love, and family connections put into a test in a compelling and captivating story. Jessie, Julia, and Justin are not only struggling with the loss of their parents, it seems that the family ranch, that is Jessie's responsibility, is struggling financially. Without Jessie's consent, Justin asks his former best friend, Nathan, to help. As soon as Jessie and Nathan meet again, it's like 8 years have vanished, and the physical attraction is sizzling again. But there are disappointments, broken hearts, untold facts, and different lifestyles between them. Jessie is mentally exhausted, from her parents death, her brothers doubts, running the ranch alone, and facing the financial troubles. Now she has to deal with her first, and only, love as well, who left her broken hearten 8 years ago. Her self esteem is low, she is feeling like a failure, like no one trusts her abilities, and she is starting to doubt herself as well. I have to say my heart broke a bit for her, she seemed so devastated. She is a capable, strong, opinionated and stubborn woman, she just can't see the same in herself as others do. Nathan left the Hart family behind, to protect them from his crooked family. Now he has a new chance with Jessie, to set the record straight, and save the ranch from going under. I admired Nathan's patience, as Jessie is going from burning hot to cold and back, while doubting his and her own feelings. Nathan's investigation brings out interesting, and unexpected, information, pulling the family loyalties, and setting a riff between the siblings. Is Nathan like his crooked father, trying to steal money from the ranch, or is someone else responsible for it? Alluring story, where trust, faith, and confidence in themselves, and each other, will be the only way for love to win, and give hope for a future together. ~ Four Spoons
AllisiaWysong More than 1 year ago
Can I just say that T. J. surprised me with how much I liked Nathan in this book! She took a job that is not heard of much in books, Financial Analyst, and made the man HOTT. Nathan comes from a rich, connected family that demands perfection always. He never knows anything else until his roommate in college shows him Heart Fire Ranch and the family that runs it. To his best friend Justin and Justin’s sister Jessie Nathan was going to be around for a while. Then out of nowhere, Nathan moves out of the apartment he and Justin share and doesn’t come around again until eight years later. Jessie Hart fell head over heels for Nathan when he stayed for the summer and thought it was mutual until he never contacted her. She gave him everything and he had said he would call and be back, eight years had passed and nothing. Now her brother Justin is dogging her about bad finances and insists Nathan can and will help. With no choice, she must face the man who shattered her heart, and trust him with what holds the rest, her ranch. This was a fantastic mix of lost love, tension, tempers flying, fun and women power in a great story. After reading the first chapter, I was unable to put it down and want you all to know it is necessary read. This series will show you that nothing and no one are ever too far gone to find love and reach even the craziest of dreams. T. J. Kline opens us up to Jessie’s pain of so much more than just lost love. I could tell it was going to get complicated and that there was more to this book than just a love story. Love, romance, passion are all in here but there is also pain, flaws, sadness, and fist flying action. Great combination of everything I love reading in a book T. J., I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Jessie Hart has been following her dream of transforming her family’s dude ranch into a horse rescue but it’s depleted her finances. Jessie’s brother asks his college best friend Nathan to help her. Nathan Kerrington is a financial genius, however there is a serious problem: Nathan is the man who broke Jessie’s heart several years ago, he never contacted her after he left without a word, and she has never forgiven him, and no one knew about their romance. HEART’S DESIRE is a powerful, stirring book that will have you invested right from the start. Jessie is ready to explode with rage upon seeing Nathan again, who doesn’t seem to realise how much he hurt Jessie. She does overreact, but the fact that Nathan seems somewhat oblivious infuriates her even more.  Jessie finds it almost unbearable to be stuck with Nathan, until she realises that she does need help if she intends her business not to go totally under. She can’t deny that the spark between them hasn’t faded along the years, but it’s a serious matter of rebuilding trust, on both sides. HEART’S DESIRE is masterfully written, and saying that the characters are complex would be a major understatement. I love the care and research Ms. Kline put into her book: we get a close look at what it is to be a horse whisperer, and life on a ranch. HEART’S DESIRE is captivating and realistic look at two people who need to be more open-minded and giving if they are to be happier, not to say find love.  HEART’S DESIRE is a splendid beginning to a new series by that the very talented T. J. Kline.
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What's shakin' bacon? '3' your smokin' hot, it's best for you to cool down! XD im corny a<_>f. Hai.