Lone Star Burn: Heartstrings (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Casey Hagen


30403487Title: Heart String (Lone Star Burn Kindle World)
Author: Casey Hagen

  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds (June 7, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2016

my thoughts

Ryan Ward is desperate to escape her soul-sucking life. Between catering to the work demands of her ambitious father, a popular Washington senator, and extricating herself from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Ryan yearns for the life of which she once dreamed: that of a country singer/songwriter. But how does one of Washington’s elite shed the slimy skin of politics for cowboy boots and a Taylor six-string? And can she do it incognito?

Slade McCall traded money for passion when he left his high six-figure income for a Texas ranch to indulge in his love of the land and, more importantly, his autistic young daughter. With an intractable ex-wife and ranch demands beating him down, the last thing Slade needs in his life is a troubled woman with a fading black eye, the voice of an angel, and a dubious past. But when need outweighs common sense, he hires the would-be country singer for a short stint of housework at the ranch.

Ryan and Slade know tangling their hearts is a bad idea—she has a past to escape and a dream to pursue, and he has a ranch to build and a daughter to protect. But they can’t deny their desires or their hearts, and as their love strengthens it is put to the test. Someone is intent on physical harm, and Slade’s ex is determined to reconcile. Will the pressures destroy what Ryan and Slade have started to build? Or will they follow the sounds of their Heartstrings . . .

my thoughts

I read this one right after reading Judy Kentrus’ Lone Star Burn Kindle World novella. I don’t know if it’s a requirement for Kindle World novellas but the storyline was  a bit similar. However, even if they sounded so alike, the characters from the above-mentioned novella and this one were very individual that even though the story line have a few similarities, I didn’t confuse the characters that I was reading. Which, considering that I am so bad at remembering names is a plus because I tend to easily mix up characters.

I love reading this kindle world because it gave me a glimpse at my favorite characters from my favorite author which to me made them sound more real. That aside, the author did a wonderful job with her characters that I pulled into them as well. I also like the bit of diversity with Ivy’s condition although it wasn’t very obvious that you could easily forget about it as you read along. It would have been nice if the author showed a little bit more of what it’s like and showed how to better understand her condition. But since it’s a novella, there was probably not enough room to do that.

All in all, I can say I like the story and I’d sure like to give the other novels of this author a try.

four star

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