Brenda Novak definitely has this heart of mine!

   I am a fan of author Brenda Novak and after reading This Heart of Mine, she will forever be on my auto-buy list.  The story of Phoenix and Riley had me glued to my book from the first page.  I didn't know how I would feel about this different storyline, but Brenda did such an awesome job of introducing the characters and drawing you into their story.  I found tears in my eyes several times as I read the heartbreak of a mother who missed out on so many years with her child, but she held no resentment, no hatred to those who changed the course of her life when she was so young.  Phoenix is a remarkable character and her love for her child is heartwarming.  Riley is the stuff book boyfriends should be patterned after.  Maybe we could clone him??  His fear of loving someone that had the potential to hurt him and standing behind the mother of his son when the world was against her was fantastic.  I really can't say enough about this book and this author.  This is definitely a 5 star read for me and I encourage you to pick up this book, you won't be able to put it down.  Steamyness is light/moderate and the scenes are very eloquently done.
ThisHeartOfMine by Brenda NovakThis Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
ISBN-13: 9780778316725
Pages: 400

As the daughter of a hoarder, Phoenix Fuller had a tough childhood. So when the handsome, popular Riley Stinson became her boyfriend in high school, she finally felt as though she had something to be proud of. Phoenix was desperate not to lose him—especially once she found out she was pregnant. Yes, she might have acted a bit obsessive when he broke up with her. But she did not run down the girl he started dating next!
Unfortunately, there was no way to prove her innocence. Now, after serving her time in prison, Phoenix has been released. All she wants to do is return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her son. But Jacob's father isn't exactly welcoming.
Riley doesn't trust Phoenix, doesn't want her in Jacob's life. He is, however, ready to find someone to love. And he wants a good mother for his son. He has no idea that he's about to find both—if they can forgive the mistakes in their past…


Brenda NovakAbout the Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak has penned over 45 novels. A two-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best, The Bookbuyer's Best and many other awards. She runs an annual online auction for diabetes research every May at To date, she’s raised over $2 million. Brenda considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life.

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  1. Fab review! I'm so glad you loved this one! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and reviewing!


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