King Of Hearts

King Of Hearts

by Jennifer Stevenson

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BN ID: 2940149922949
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jennifer Stevenson lives in the Chicago area with her very own stagehand hero and two kittens who won't grow up. She gardens, bikes, and skates with the Fleetwood Speed Skating team. Find Jennifer on Facebook as JenniferStevensonAuthor.

About stagehands:

King Dave says of his calling, “I wouldn’t have picked anything else. For those of us in it, it’s a noble calling. Show business doesn’t happen without us. We’re the guts, the dirty underbelly, the grease on the transmission under all the chrome and shiny headlights.”

Jennifer says about stagehands: "I love my stagehand heroes. Who wants a skinny, self-absorbed actor or rock star who wears more makeup than I do? Stagehands have more fun, more family, and in many cases they make more money. They're also stronger, hunkier, better with their hands, more chivalrous, and less worried about their hair. A stagehand can get you backstage–boy can he get you, backstage–but he can also fix your car. Stagehands are trained to have good manners by waitresses, who don't take any guff. This could be why they so often end up marrying them.

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King of Hearts 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
gypsywether on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I received this book thanks to librarything Early ReviewersThis book has promise, but probably should have gone back to the editor.There are so many loose points. We start the book with Nadine thinking preachy thoughts about what she'd say to King Dave, except there is no Reason for it. She didn't have a run-in to make her want to. She just Does as a preachers kid. Then the next thing we know she has this soft spot for him and wants to be with him. Sure, she felt bad for his encounter she witnesses, but with the way she's already set herself up as judgmental, it seems more the type of thing to set her more against him. She is a virgin but she wants to throw it away with King Dave with little effort on his part. She's willing to have uninhibited sex with him but suddenly can't be with him because of his job even though that's part of what attracted her to him. I didn't feel like her character, even being confused about what she wanted, was very developed.As for King Dave is the typical spoiled kid. Poor me Daddy makes life easy for me, poor me Daddy also controls what happens to me, he hates it but he loves it. I didn't really have an opinion of him at all, he was just there, the story was more about Nadine and he was important for her to Have a story.The story wasn't Bad, but I couldn't fall into it and enjoy it the way I usually do when I read. It had too many elements that didn't connect and so the story didn't really feel like it was as thought out as it could have been.I won't say Not to read it, because it does have it's good parts. But you should go into it knowing there are several leaps of faith you have to make in order to follow the story.
mdbenoit on LibraryThing 7 months ago
King of Hearts is a raunchy romantic comedy with over-the-top characters. The premise is almost cliché: virgin daughter of small town preacher escapes to the city, meets spoiled bad boy and vows to reform him.King Dave Flaherty is a Chicago stagehand with a reputation as a bad boy and a daddy who¿s the Head of the Local. Daddy doesn¿t hesitate to give his son the choicest jobs. When Nadine Fisher, a waitress at the Café les Auteurs, witnesses a humiliating altercation between King Dave and his ex-wife, she decides to use the information to force him to reform. In a series of funny, often silly scenes, she proceeds to do just that while King Dave, fascinated by Nadine¿s luscious, full-figure body, tries to corrupt her.King of Heart is a quick read, something to bring to the beach or onto a plane. It definitely is adult reading, with several explicit sex scenes and profuse cursing. There were quite a few annoying typos and strange spelling (e. g., Teevy for TV), which exemplify the lack of editing in a self-published book. What saves the book is the bevy of colorful secondary characters, from the stagehands to Nadine¿s neighbours in her small town of Goreville, that people the story. They add an element of fun and concreteness to a story that, sometimes, seems improbable. Nevertheless, it was a fun, light read.