Author: Cynthia Herron
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Welcome to Ruby #4
Release Date: July 25, 2023
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Three choices. Two dreams. One path. A girl from his past. The woman who holds his future. Will a wrong detour lead to the right destination?
For the past year, veterinarian Erin Shaye has been drawn to handsome homebuilder Mike Brewer, despite the brown-eyed bachelor’s attempts to dissuade her. When Erin, once again, attempts to coax the reticent recluse into conversation during a charitable wood delivery to her home, the guy not only dismisses her thanks, but he also makes it clear that he likes her about as much as a heaping bowl of turnip greens.
Fine. If it’s crickets the fellow wants, let the chirping begin. Erin’s had it with his moodiness and mixed signals. She’s done.
However, there’s something about a well-deserved tongue-lashing that has a way of shifting perspective. Mike reckons it wouldn’t twist his drawers to be civil. Maybe it’s about time to shake the icicles off his heart from the wedding debacle that iced him nearly twelve years ago. No doubt the sudden lightning bolts that zip down his spine whenever the pretty animal doc is near must mean there’s thawing afoot. Will Erin give him another chance, or will her own secrets and suspicions keep him at arm’s length?
As the couple navigates blunders and heartaches, a new season emerges—one that taps into Erin’s and Mike’s deepest longings and desires—the spring that holds their future. At last, it seems their happily-ever-after is within reach…
But in the bat of an eyelash, a memory from Mike’s past emerges in an unexpected way. Will this change in circumstance hinder what he has with Erin or will truth prevail by way of a divine appointment?
Reviewer: Anna Bottoms
His Heart Renewed is a sweet love story that will make you smile long after the last page.
Mike was ditched at the altar by his high school sweetheart twelve years ago. The experience has him shying away from relationships with women. When Erin rolls into town, he’s not ready for the impact her presence will have on his life. The best way to handle attraction, gird up your armor, keep your distance.
Erin’s fiancé cheated, and she called off their wedding at the last minute. It hurt, and now she’s cautious with men, yet there’s something about Mike. She’d like to get to know him better, but his cold shoulder is a slamming door to her overtures of simple friendship.
Both are now cautious about trusting someone with their hearts. Can two wounded people find a way to overcome and move forward with each other? Especially when a surprise shows up and stirs the waters?
I enjoyed this story of two people who have both been wounded in relationships taking a chance on new love. There are wonderful side characters, family, and faith in the story as well. A perfect formula for an enjoyable read.
I received a complimentary copy courtesy of Mountain Brook Ink through Interviews & Reviews. This is my honest opinion.
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