Title ~ Renovating A Heart
Series ~ Love Under Construction, Book Three
Author ~ Deanndra Hall
Genre ~ Erotic Romance
Steve McCoy survived a harrowing youth and a horrible tragedy and still made it as a successful attorney and businessman. And he’s managed to keep his broken, battered heart under wraps by working with short-term submissives at his popular BDSM club, Eden’s Gate.
Until Kelly Markham came along. Kelly’s history was as bad or worse than Steve’s. She lost the only man she ever loved, a faithful, loving Dom, but she never lost hope. When she’s invited to visit Eden’s Gate, she feels like she’s finally found a home. Better yet, she finds a man who’ll help her reintegrate into the community, even if his help is only offered for one month.
Unfortunately, Kelly discovers that being Steve’s submissive is not easy. Matter of fact, when she accidentally trips a trigger from Steve’s history, being his submissive could actually be dangerous, even deadly. Steve’s determined to keep her at a distance and never show her his heart, but can he hold out when he realizes his best shot at a happily ever after might not survive?
I have said it before and I will say it again I LOVE THIS SERIES.
See my previous reviews of The Groundbreaking, Laying A Foundation, and Tearing Down Walls on this blog as well as Goodreads and Amazon.
I've been waiting for this book since reading about Steve in The Groundbreaking, and I was thrilled to finally find out all his secrets. But I was sooo no prepared for the gravity of those secrets. Steve's past is so much more than what we learned in The Groundbreaking,
I liked Kelly from the get go, she overcame so much in her life and while everything she went through should have turned her into a fearful emotionless person, she became the exact opposite, she became an incredibly strong woman with a heart of gold. She much like Nikki clearly has so much love to give, but will Steve be the receiver of that love? Not if he can help it, Steve seems to be his own worst enemy when it comes to relationships, and there were moments in the book when I absolutely despised him and wanted to punch his lights out. But much to my surprise Steve did redeem himself to me, honestly, at times,I didn't think that was going to be possible.
And then I got to the end of the book, and I seriously thought about committing murder of my kindle, just totally obliterating it to pieces, HOLY EFFING CLIFFHANGERS BATMAN. Mrs. Hall you were on my shit list there for a few hours I tell ya. And then I remembered there is still one more book to come, so I will hold out on throttling my kindle and the author until then. :-)
This book, just like all of her other books had everything, smoking hotness, romance, mystery, suspense, shockers and heartbreak. Deanndra Hall really knows how to write am extraordinary story, they hook you in and keep you wanting for more.
Drue gives Renovating A Heart:
Deanndra Hall is a working writer living in far western Kentucky. A free spirit and chronic jokester, she and her partner of over 30 years enjoy visiting their two adult children and their partners and playing with their three crazy little dogs. When she's not writing, Deanndra can be found kayaking, working out at the gym, cooking something healthy, or reading. After writing for business, industry, academia, and non-profits for years and having her work credited to others, she jumped into the fiction realm, particularly erotic fiction and erotica, and had so much fun she never looked back. Look for her on Twitter and Facebook and on her website and blog.
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