by Andrea Boyd
Series: Sweet Tea Holiday Collection
Publication Date November 1, 2017
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Tennessee Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-35
Written for: Adult
A romantic comedy set in the south, Heart’s Desire shows what can happen when God is allowed to take the lead.
When Aiden Weaver allows the Couples Committee to pick his date to the New Year’s Eve ball, he promises himself it will only be a one-time deal. After one failed marriage, he isn’t interested in another long-term commitment. His resolve starts to crumble when he meets his date, Bailey. For whatever reason, his heart keeps pulling him back to her long after the dance is over.
Between her momma, who is determined to set her up with every man she comes in contact with, and her best friend, who seems set on sabotaging her every effort, Bailey Foster wonders if she is meant to be alone for the rest of her life. She’s determined to take it slow and let the right man come to her the next time—if he even exists. Despite her reservations, hope is rekindled when she meets Aiden and his two little girls.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Mistletoe Kiss
Heart’s Desire was another book that stood out favorably to me in its overall appearance. I don’t judge books by this, but do certainly take note when the author appears to have gone to extra trouble with the formatting. The dividers between non-chapter divisions were large enough graphics to be distinguishable and the author was not afraid of using space to allow you to know that the next section was to be set apart from the previous one. Well done, Andrea Boyd. 🙂
Aiden was the hero of the story who has two adorable little girls. His love for his daughters is super sweet. Bailey is broken from multiple failed relationships. Both have trouble trusting and both has issues where they need to learn to forgive.
There are some fun (annoying) supporting characters in the story. Aunt Ginger is very interesting. Bailey’s mom is . . . well, we won’t go into that!
The story was filled with lessons on the need for forgiveness and the importance of not becoming bitter. It was well told with the lessons happening quite organically and not forced.
(As an aside, from the description I thought this was a New Year’s Eve story, but quickly realized that though it took place over all the winter holidays, it was not specifically a holiday story)