Wednesday, April 1, 2015

This Heart of Mine by @Brenda_Novak Presented by @GoddessFish

by Brenda Novak
4.5 Stars TOP PICK from RT Book Reviews!
First love. Second chance?
As the daughter of a hoarder, Phoenix Fuller had a tough childhood. So when the handsome,
popular Riley Stinson became her boyfriend in high school, she finally felt as though she had
something to be proud of. Phoenix was desperate not to lose him—especially once she found
out she was pregnant. Yes, she might have acted a bit obsessive when he broke up with her.
But she did not run down the girl he started dating next.
Unfortunately, there was no way to prove her innocence. Now, after serving her time in prison,
Phoenix has been released. All she wants to do is return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her
son. But Jacob’s father isn’t exactly welcoming.
Riley doesn’t trust Phoenix, doesn’t want her in Jacob’s life. He is, however, ready to find
someone to love. And he wants a good mother for his son. He has no idea that he’s about to


His voice had a rough edge that made her fear he wasn’t taking what she’d said as the apology
she’d intended. “Right,” she said. “Sex and love are two different things, and boys can make
that distinction more easily than girls. That’s all I’m saying. I get that now.”
“I see. What a great thing to learn.”
Was he being sarcastic? She was so confused. “It was a lesson I needed. And learning it the
way I did means I’ll never forget.”
A muscle moved in his cheek.
“I’m sorry,” she said. “Did I say something wrong? I was trying to apologize for...for falling
in love with you. Or for holding on to you when I should’ve let go.” None of this was coming
out right. She could tell that much, so she stopped trying to explain and opted for the direct
approach. “Regardless of anything else, know this―I promise I’ll never single you out like that
again or do anything else to make you uncomfortable.”
There. That had to be clear. She smiled up at him, hoping what she’d said would finally meet
with his approval. But there was that damn frown again. “What’s wrong?” she asked.
“Nothing. Don’t worry. You nailed it. And so innocently, too.”
She pressed her fingers to her temples. The pain meds had really kicked in. “I admit my
thoughts are...somewhat disjointed. What, exactly, did I nail?”
“That you can’t trust a guy,” he replied. “That a guy doesn’t know what love is.”
That sounded a bit harsh. Had she actually said those things? “Maybe not all guys,” she
“Okay. Only me,” he said and walked out.
“I was trying to apologize!” she called after him.
He shook his head as he turned back. “For ever loving me?”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of fifty books. A
four-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice,
the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also
runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity to raise money for diabetes research (her youngest
son has this disease). To date, she’s raised $2.4 million. For more about Brenda, please visit

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Danita Moon said...

Thank you for helping Brenda celebrate the release of her latest Whiskey Creek novel.