His Heart’s Desire by Julianna Douglas
My rating: 4/5
DRC provided by Reading Alley for an honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Two best friends find a fairy-tale love in this emotional and sweetly sensual contemporary romance.
Rebecca Anderson always dreamed of happily-ever-afters, but those dreams were shaken when she had to leave vet school to nurse her dying mother. They were completely shattered when her boyfriend betrayed her in the cruelest possible way. Crushed and lonely, Becca seeks out the one person she knows she can trust–her best friend, Ethan.
Successful CEO Ethan Montgomery has loved Becca since the day he met her while volunteering at a local animal shelter. Seeing her emotionally broken on his doorstep stirs his protective instincts. He tenderly cares for her, but knows that Becca will need time and space to heal her battered heart.
When Becca realizes that the white knight of her fantasies has been right in front of her this whole time, she begins to dream again of her future–one that includes Ethan. But their undeclared love is put to the test when Ethan's wealth and power, as well as a woman from his past, threaten to tear them apart. Will a surprise invitation from Ethan finally fulfill all of Becca's romantic fantasies and prove that only she is...His Heart's Desire? (Thanks to GoodReads.com for the summary)
My Thoughts –
I think His Heart’s Desire was a sweet story of the coming together of two friends that were always meant to be together. I can genuinely feel the chemistry and bond these two have. It’s fast paced, flows well and not overly descriptive.
I enjoyed seeing Becca and Ethan realize their feelings for one another. While the story did not get down and dirty, like I like, I still liked this story a lot. Sometimes realizing what you want and need is right in front of you is 90% of the battle, as it was in this story.
I read it in its entirety in 1 day…like I said, pretty darn good. Great job to the author, especially as a debut novel!! I look forward to reading more from Julianna Douglas for sure :)