Francesca and Cade
Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all?
Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person - the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact?
Cade Kelling doesn't take life seriously. He's reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever?
And the most important question....
Can these mangled hearts be mended?
©Forever Felicia Tatum (P)2014 Felicia Tatum
I prefer the print edition of this book. I read it and fell in love with the characters and listening to the audiobook the narrator didn't capture the characters the same way I did in my head so it was a bit strange. The narrator did a good job, and had I listened before reading the answer to this question may have been different.
Any moment with Cade is memorable. From the moment he met Francesca to the moment he first saw her again. I love this couple!
Francesca would be the closest to what I pictured as far as the voice.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
I liked how this could be a very real situation...nothing was unbelievable....
The happy ending, and the love letters!
She was ok...not fabulous...she really needs to work on her male voices...
I did tear up a bit..my heart went out to Francesca and Cade...
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
This is a charming love story, good girl, meets bad boy....a tragedy happens..people lose touch..but they always wonder what could have been....then fate brings them back together!
Francesca is now a lawyer...and Cade is a mess up alcoholic who has disappointed everyone he knows again and again...Cade gets in trouble and once again his dad bails him out by getting him a lawyer....Well tada! Its Francesca his long lost high school love!
These 2 have always loved each other...After a night of passion, Cade finally admits he is an addict and goes to get help....they write love letters...(that won it for me) And there is a wonderful HEA!!! I bought book 1.5 I have to know what happens next...and I am glad they have a different narrator...Maria is NOT horrible...but her male voices need a LOT of work....
I still loved this story....and recommend it if you like a beautiful romance!!!
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This book was decent, it had a nice storyline. I admit I got a little bored at the end when Cade went to rehab and they were writing letters back and forth. I felt like they could have just fast forwarded three months and had him get out of rehab and propose to her.
STORY: I received to this audiobook free from the author in exchange for my honest review. The story of Francesca and Cade is a very sweet one.... sometimes too sweet in my opinion.
I enjoyed all of the characters, especially the male and female MCs. In my opinion, Ms. Tatum did an excellent job of creating realistic, likable characters. Although I liked each of the characters, I struggled to believe that the MCs felt the feelings they supposedly felt towards each other. I suppose I felt this way because they had such a brief history together while in high school. Sure, they could have formed a new, more mature, adult relationship in the present yet that too seemed unlikely since the main characters spent very little time together as adults too. I unfortunately didn't feel the emotion or passion between these two.
This audiobook was narrated by a female narrator. Although she did not have any extraordinary qualities, she was not bad either. I felt that some of the voices she used were a bit over-exaggerated yet nothing atrocious enough to distract me from the story.
Mangled Hearts is a safe, sweet contemporary love story. If you want a book that will knock you off your feet, filled with angst, drama and passion, this is not the book for you. However, I would recommend this book to people who enjoy sweet, wholesome romances about overcoming obstacles.
the story was excellent. the characters were relatable and lovable! I don't have anything bad to say about this book! the performance was great! I would recommend to friends!
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Cade and Francesca were the best of friends in high school. However, Cade did not think himself worthy of Francesca so he began to push away from her after a devastating car accident.
Francesca's sister was killed in a car accident and rumors/talk about town that Cade played a part in it. Their relationship was never the same.
Francesca went to college and got her law degree. She is working in a large firm but she has yet to try a case in court, she was glorified paralegal.
One day one of the partners tracks her down and tells her that he was giving her a case. It is a favor for a friend of his from colleges, standard drunk and disorderly. Francesca thought that it would be easy to keep take care of the problem because because she has collected information on this type of case hundred times. To her utter surprise and dismay Cade walked through the door, he was her first "client."
They have both loved one another forever, but since each were unattainable - Francesca worked for her law degree and Cade spent the years womanizing and drinking – though he denies he is an alcoholic.
This case has them rediscovering things about one another. It bordered on YA, but for the heavy subjects and mature themes. However, much of it was reflections back to 10 years ago, which was when Cade was a senior in high school and Francesca was a freshman – so it would have a tendency to read as a young adult.
Overall, this is a solid and well planned out book. The timelines all match up, even as there is a lot of jumping back-and-forth between current and past events, it was easy to keep up.
This looks like the first in a series, but this one is the only one available on Audible at this time. Most of the ends were tied up neatly, so I can recommend it as a standalone. *I received this book in exchange for my thoughts, feelings and this review. I have no hesitation recommending it to those two like a sweet romance – however if you are sensitive about alcoholism and/or scenes with some heat, be advised that this book contains both.
Maria Hostage did a wonderful job narrating, she is solid and yet had no difficulty in performing male or female characters.
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Whereas this book is very different from most romances, I welcome the differences. Unfortunately, it seems like it is written from the "tween" group at some points because simple aspects of the relationship are so difficult for the primary characters to sort out.
My biggest problem with this book is the reader and some of the voices she uses, which are so distracting they are almost laughable at points.
I am positive that I would have enjoyed the book more without her sounding like my kindergarten teacher reading "the big, bad wolf's" voice for certain characters and yet being so monotone for others.
Overall it was a decent book, but not one where I would research other titles from the same author.
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