Thursday, December 3, 2015
His Heart's Desire (Loving Hearts #1) by Julianna Douglas
His Heart’s Desire is Julianna Douglas’ contemporary romance/new adult debut novel. It’s a sweet, romantic, steamy story of friends taking a chance on becoming much more.
This really is a sweet story. I enjoyed getting to know Becca and Ethan and watching their relationship grow as they overcame the obstacles standing in their way – Becca’s stubbornness in not wanting to accept Ethan’s help, and Lindsay’s bitchfest and constant maneuverings to steal Ethan from Becca. While I do like some relationship drama in my reading, the Lindsay level of drama annoyed me to no end and I could have done with less of that. In fact, it's one of those things that can ruin any story for me, that's how much I dislike it.
In my opinion it started a little slow and there were things that could have been left out which would have allowed things to flow at a more comfortable pace. That said, I did enjoy His Heart’s Desire. The writing is well done, without an overabundance of glaring mistakes inherent in debut novels, which made me very happy!
The bottom line…
Though not without some minor flaws, Ms. Douglas has a quite a knack for telling a story. I'd even venture to say that with a bit more experience under her belt she has the potential to be an amazing author. I’m looking forward to finding out what she’ll do next!
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