Archive | July 17, 2013

Review ~ Renovated Heart by Jean Joachim

Renovated heartRenovated Heart
by Jean Joachim

Can a broken heart be renovated like an old house? Kit’s life came to a halt when her husband slapped her with a divorce. Finding herself without a job or a place to live, she’s forced to take Tunney Nichols up on his offer of cheap rent for his parent’s house. The catch: she must allow him to renovate while she’s living there. Out of fear, Kit tells a lie she soon regrets as she is drawn to the sexy man plastering and painting his way into her heart.

Can Sarah forget the abuse from her late husband? Can she fix her heart and the hearts of her children? With her two children in tow, Sarah relocates to be near her sister, she meets Jim, a neighbor and English professor. A mutual interest in writing, paves the way for a friendship that blossoms into romance. But is Jim the right man for Sarah or does her old college sweetheart still light her fire?

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Review by Allyson:

This was book 4 in the Now and Forever Series. Like all of Jean Joachim’ s books, I loved this one as well. Callie’s sister, Sarah moves to town. Callie being the matchmaker she is, rents a house next door to Jim, a single professor. I immediately felt sorry for Sarah, her marriage was a mess, her husband was abusive, then killed while drunk. Her and Jim started out as friends but started to become more. Both had their own issues they needed to work through. I thought they were perfect for each other and kept hoping they would work it out.

Sarah’s friend Kit also comes to town, after her husband decides he wants a divorce and is going to tour by himself. My heart went out to Kit she had packed everything, rented out their apartment for a year and the night before they leave to go on tour he gives her divorce papers. When Kit moves to be close to Sarah, she makes a big mistake in telling her landlord, Tunney, she is married. The Connection between Kit and Tunney is sizzling,but that lie stands in the way! I have truly enjoyed this entire series and can see myself ‘re-reading’ these books over and over.

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