Straight from the Heart

True Heart Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Layce Gardner
Series: The True Heart Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This is book two of the True Heart series.

Steph Rizzo loves three things: her career as a firefighter; her girlfriend, Rosa; and cooking. Not necessarily in that order. The only thing lacking in her life is trying to get her girlfriend to marry her. They have lived together for 11 years, but still Rosa can't quite bring herself to say I do.

After Rosa's parents died in a car accident, she grew up in a state home. At the age of 18, she was on her own. She worked her way through college and eventually realized her dream of becoming a police officer. Now, she has everything she's ever wanted: a lover, a home, and a career. Until the night that she is shot while on duty. Then everything changes - her life, her job, and her relationship.

Steph is about to find out what the words "in sickness and in health" really mean.

Straight from the Heart is an emotionally charged novel exploring love, loss, and friendship.

©2017 Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett (P)2017 Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett

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Near and Dear

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I love this series. This one, in particular, is near and dear to my heart and never fails to make me laugh and cry. You two hit so many things that are vital to my life with this story. A sense of honor and duty with all the scars no one ever sees, overcoming obstacles, even down to the Christmas tree...(had to use a chainsaw in my house on a tree one time-twice), and Steph being a hopelessly romantic softy in love with the woman of her dreams. This one has a huge piece of my heart.

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Excellent Audio!

I loved this second book in the True Heart series. Straight from the Heart is an excellent listen. The love and support that Steph and Rosa have for each other will lift your heart. Of course they have an excellent group of friends to help. Love Layce Gardner as the narrator. ***Side note** I reviewed this audio as soon as I finished it. My first review is floating around in cyber space somewhere.

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The dangers and rewards of love...

This series just gets better. Straight from the Heart by Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett is a little more serious than the first book, but still offers comic relief from the character of Edna. With the love of Steph and Rosa being challenged, as well as, some of the other relationships in the story, it shows a real perspective into the lives of lesbians. The ending is well worth the wait. Layce’s narrative gives this tale a very real essence.

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Sam I am

Girl, I couldn’t stop listening,so glad I retired. Love Milly’s military gang.Sam disappearing tugged at my heartstrings. Don’t wanta give anything else away, so I will ask a sequel.

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Speed up the narration for a better result

I want to add this review to offset some of the comments about the narration. I didn't like the sample, but the book was part of the romance package so I decided to try it anyway. I sped it up to 1.20 and it was totally different and much better! At that speed the story came to life instead of the dragging narration in the sample. The narrator is able to do many different voices which is great for a book with so many diverse characters. I read/listened to all 4 books in 2 days because they were so good. Take a risk. You won't regret it.

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why isn't the rest of the series available???? ?????? ??????? ???????

someone should have thought ahead

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  • Mandy
  • 03-29-18

love it

I really enjoyed reading these books so listening has really brought them to life. The narrator is very good, easy to listen too. Now I have to go get the third and I cried when I read it so I'm going to be a soggy mess.