I just finished This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak. I so enjoyed this book on so many levels. The heroine is an ex-con and I thought how is the author going to redeem this woman but I liked Phoenix from the get go and had tears in my eyes by page three. The story is gritty and steamy and tender. Funny and sad, as well. I liked the small town of Whiskey Creek and the other characters that rounded out the cast. I rooted for Phoenix at every turn of the page and was so satisfied when she finally claimed her happily ever after.
I highly recommend this book.
And as you can see This Heart of Mine has garnered accolades: