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Close to Her Heart

Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell
Series: Carrigans of the Circle C, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Dani Carrigan has always relied on logic when making important life decisions, but when she discovers she's pregnant - and that there's a chance her baby may be born "not perfect" - logic lets her down.

It would help if the baby's father would pop the question, but widowed father Adrian seems more interested in protecting his six-year-old daughter than committing to his new relationship with Dani. The last time she felt this alone and scared was when she was 16 and her mother died, leaving Dani to raise her younger sisters with precious little help from her distant and disapproving rancher father. She felt so inadequate then, but is she any more prepared to be a mother now?

Support comes from an unlikely source. Dani always saw her next-door neighbour and friend, divorce attorney Elliot Gilmore, as a charming, handsome, playboy-type. But with each challenge she faces, from pregnancy, to delivery and beyond - Elliot reveals himself a better man than she ever guessed.

Is it possible that Elliot hasn't been playing the field - but waiting for her?

©2014 CJ Carmichael (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Downs Baby, Smart Doormat Mom, Awful Dad, Neighbor

Close to Her Heart can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book. Emily Cauldwell narrated the book with almost no emotion or inflection making her monotone hard to enjoy the story.

Dani Carrington has been having a dirty secret affair with her boss, Adrian, for six months. She has a PhD in psychology and Adrian is the head of her department. When she finds out she is pregnant, he wants nothing to do with a baby or for their affair to become public knowledge. Knowing all that, she still sleeps with him one more time before they break up for good so he can be with his daughter's nanny.

In the meantime, Dani learns that the baby has a likelihood of having Downs Syndrome. She is struggling with what all these changes in her life mean for her and gets the understanding ear of her neighbor and friend, Elliot. He has cared for Dani for a while and supports her through her choices. Their romance is a nice slow build. While I liked the hero, the heroine was immature and hard to like for her age and education.

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Wonderful story

This was a beautiful story one that a lot of people should read. It is close to the hearts of many. Elliott was a sweet guy and very patient and now a proud father. Many lessons learned and sweetness for such a precious little girl.

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Needs a better narrator

Needs a much better narrator. Very boring & monotonous . No expressions or emotions in speech. Snooze fest!!

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Guy next door

Kind of an odd story about falling for the guy next door. And SPOILER: too much drama over having a baby with downs syndrome. Just seems like a lot of drama over something that shouldn't of been as big of an issue as it was, even with hyper smart analytical personalities.