Happily ever after is easier said than done....
Sarah Matamoros can’t complain. After immigrating from Mexico when she was nine years old, she’s content with the life she’s made for herself in sunny San Diego. She works hard at her mother’s housecleaning service by day and spends the evenings with her quirky eight-year-old daughter, Grace.
From a very young age, Emory Owen had several concepts drilled into her head. Success is everything. Be the best. Fight your way to the top. Expectations were high in the Owen household and the world was watching. Born into a high society family, Emory never wanted for anything...at least anything money could buy. When she meets Sarah, hired to sort her mother’s home, her sterile life suddenly sparks into color.
But when the emotional logistics of combining two very different worlds proves to be too much, a terrifying turn of events spurs the question: If love exists, can it really find a way?
©2012 Melissa Brayden (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Delight in the journey and the struggle on the road to your dreams
With the exceptions of some over reliance on cliches and a senseless breakup which seemed quite contrived I liked it. Even with a slight man bad; woman good attitude this was a nice listen. It made six hours of landscaping go by almost quickly. Even for guys I can recommend this book. It was a pleasant experience if you can overlook some of the obvious faults. The four stars were earned.
What I loved about Heart Block was the combination of great writing and the way the narrator captured the spirit of the characters. This story was sweet without too much drama which I generally prefer for romance novels. This is definitely a story I will listen to many times.
I listened to this one over the course of a couple of days while my foot was iced, elevated, and compressed. Happily, 'Heart Block' was the perfect antidote to a completely frustrating and boring two days of "sorry, we're waiting on your X-rays" and made what would have otherwise been a wretched time tolerable.
Here's the basics: you've got Sarah, who is a single mom dealing with the worst moment ever: her kid collapsed in a dead faint, and there's something awry with her heart. Second, you've got Emory, an upper-class daughter from a socialite background who has worked her butt off to be a successful CEO and is a high-powered mover and shaker (never mind that her family never sees her that way). She's also dealing with her own awful moment: her mother has had a stroke, and is brain dead.
When Emory hires someone to clear out her childhood home, it's Sarah who shows up. Sarah's mother runs a family cleaning/organizing business, and the two might get off on the wrong foot, but it's not long before sparks fly. But they're from very different worlds with very different expectations of what they want from life, love, and family.
Brayden brings her game here, and pulls all the heartstrings (no pun intended), especially those of family, mothers-and-daughters especially, and what it means when your feelings aren't lining up with your expectations.
A wonderful audio narrator made this one a truly enjoyable book.
Melissa Brayden is such a talented writer. Her books really hook you in! This was a really good book! The storyline was well written. The narration was on point which added to the listening experience! I also just appreciate that she takes the time to write an epilogue which helps with providing a wonderful ending. I am such a fan of hers I have listened to all of her books accept the one that the subject matter doesn't interest me. I will most likely however end up listening to that book and liking it do to her talented nature. I get so excited when she has a new book out that I pre-ordered the last one and was counting down the days until it became available! Melissa Brayden is one of my favorite authors! I hope you will continue to write such awesome books for many years to come!
Ms. Brayden writes great witty dialogue between the two main characters that bypasses traditional syrupy romance dialogue and provides very realistic and funny repartee that gives the relationship much more authenticity. Plus her characters are very real and honest although the child is a bit over precocious. I highly recommend it for a nice diversionary trip from traffic, work headaches, and domestic demands. The narration was good but the accents seemed a little heavy especially for a person who came to the country at an early age. It didn't really fit the author's description as a slight accent. Over, I recommend it and think you won't be disappointed!
The story is good and I found the characters to be well developed. In terms of listening, I enjoyed the reader's voice,and enjoyed the way she differentiated between characters.
I enjoyed watching the relationship evolve.
Listening to her provide a voice for Sarah was very engaging.
No - I didn't want it to end!
I read Heart Block shortly after it was released and loved it. I love the story, the humor, and the characters. It's a great romance novel.
I was in the mood to experience the story again but needed my eyes for other things so I decided to purchase the audio book. Within the first 30 minutes I was certain I'd be returning it. I really didn't like the way the narrator handled the voices at all. As the book went on, however, she seemed to settle into the voices more and I was able to enjoy the story.
If you're a fan of lesbian romance books, stick with this one and I don't think you'll be sorry.
This is one of those amazingly sweet love stories that I will enjoy revisiting over and over.
None so far!!
Emery! The way she is able to alter the tone of the words as Emery grows throughout the story.
This was just a fun, sexy, sweet and lovable story.
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