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Always in My Heart (Harts in Love #1)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  180 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Home is where her heart is...

The oldest of three adopted daughters, Callie Hart has always lo ved being the protector of the fa mily. But now she is all grown up—with a young son of her own to protect. Callie can’t wait to show him off when s he reunites with her two sisters in Ohio. But that also means coming face to face with the lover she left behind.

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Harlequin Kimani
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An accident (or was it?) has left Callie more conscious of the fact that her son has only one parent, and coming home for her aunt's funeral is the perfect time to finally tell her ex that he has a child. Nigel is the perfect dad and the reasons they broke up don't seem very important anymore... but can Nigel ever forgive her for running away and lying to him?

If I were rating solely on the writing, I’d give this 2 1/2 stars. The style is bland and there’s a lot of grating repetition; when every
Jul 20, 2012 Debbie rated it really liked it
This was a good story. Great start to the series. Loved the romance between Nigel and Callie. Can't wait to read the other two.
Mar 30, 2012 Toni rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2012
The three Hart sisters have been estranged for years because of an argument between Natalie and Deanna (oldest sister Callie didn't want to choose sides). When their Aunt Jeannie, who raised them after their mother dropped them off and disappeared, dies, they reunite in Ohio for her funeral. Dealing with the death of someone so dear to them forces the sisters to confront what has kept them apart and that includes the secret that Callie, who years ago ran away to live in Florida, has kept from ev ...more
Lady Raven RAVE!

3.5 stars


After almost ten years, Callie has return home with her son to attend a funeral and to connect with family and friends, in particular, Nigel, her ex boyfriend that she left behind so long agao. Now that she has seen him she has a secret to tell him.

This was a sweet story about reunited love. Although I found it to be sweet, I thought it was ok. The flow of the story and the storyline between Nigel and Callie had simplicity to it th
Mar 09, 2012 Kristi rated it really liked it
Very cute contemp love story!
Mar 31, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2k12-2nd-quarter
Kayla Perrin always give you good love stories. This one was a little different in the since of the character finding out about the secret on his own, but was told up front. I really liked that.
JoAnn Litman
Feb 14, 2017 JoAnn Litman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

I really enjoyed this love story of love lost. It makes you want to believe in second chases.
It also reminds us that we can't save everyone. Great book
Jun 02, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it
You never know what a person is feeling or why they do something without asking and being honest yourself.
I liked Always in My Heart the first book about 3 sisters who have been away from each other over 8 years ago.
A lot of the Hart Sister's problems are thier mom dropped them at her sister's and told them she would be back soon. So
far they have not heard from her since she abandon them.
Callie Hart has just arrived to her Aunt's funeral she has not been back for over 8 years, She only s
This book had quite a bit going on in it. A missing mom, abandoned kids, sibling rivalry, aunt's funeral, stalker husband, car accident, long lost love and a runaway pregnant young woman. It was an interesting read. Although, I wasn't impressed and the storyline didn't pull me in. The pacing was okay but with so much going on I felt like I never got into the meat and potatoes of the story. The romance revolves around Callie and Nigel. They were once mad about one another but are now coming toget ...more
Barb Klein
Jun 26, 2012 Barb Klein rated it it was ok
“Always in My Heart” by Kayla Perrin was not my first choice of a great book. Sisters Callie, with son Kwame in tow, Natalie and Deanna are together in their hometown of Cleveland after a long estrangement for the funeral of their aunt who acted as their surrogate mother when their own mother abandoned them. No one knew about 9 year old Kwame because Callie left town when she learned that she was pregnant. In the ensuing years, she made a new life for herself and her son. Kwame’s father Nigel, d ...more
Melody Fuller
Jan 22, 2013 Melody Fuller rated it really liked it
I liked this book and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Oh I wish I had more hours in the day to really read more. It takes me a really long time to get through a book now. I've totally turned into an audiobook book fanatic. Too bad this title isn't on audio and available in my library. I know shame on me for not reading in print book more often. It's just not enough hours in a day and with the audio format I can read and work too it's a really pleasurable experience too like ...more
Jun 03, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it
This was a good read. I like how it got down to the big storyline surprise with Callie & Nigel right away and didn't wait 10 or 15 chapters to do so. It really kept me interested, and not reading chapter after chapter waiting for the big reveal. Nigel was a strong character. He had every reason to be royally pissed about his situation, but he really kept it all together and showed himself to be a remarkable man. Callie, her whole angle was a bit weird and I really didn't understand the whole ...more
Jun 23, 2015 Teaguem2005 rated it it was ok
I really think its me and not the book but this book bored me to pieces! The "thing" that broke them up 10 years ago was so stupid I just c care. Callie was not deep enough for me.

Inside of 10 minutes I already knew the nature of the secret Callie held. Predictable. How she expected Nigel to move past what she'd done was too much. Did not enjoy this story and am not intrigued enough by her aunt's note to care about the mother who abandoned her.
May 05, 2012 Dafort rated it liked it
Always in My Heart is the first installment to Kayla Perrin's Heart series and it was a good read. Nigel and Callie were college sweethearts that a disagreement led to Callie leaving and keeping a secret from Nigel. It takes a life altering event and a funeral for Callie to realize she must reveal her secret to family and Nigel. Callie is reunited with her sisters and must try to make amends with the man she loves.
May 14, 2012 Judith rated it really liked it
4 out of 5. A compelling romance that deals with the inner struggles of three sisters to find their way back to one another after over a decade of estrangement, while two former lovers must deal with the needs of their son, a youngster who has formerly been unknown to his father and a kid who really is smart and open about his needing the connection his father provides. It's a really entertaining book and one that lovers of romance, especially interracial romance should read.
Jun 13, 2012 Reshemah rated it really liked it
Very good start to the series. This book really draws you in to the drama that you know is going to unfold in the rest of the series. I like how it was more going on in the book besides the Hero and Heroine's problem. I look forward to reading about the other two sisters and I want a book about Tamara and one about Marshal.
Apr 11, 2016 Ariana rated it liked it
it was okay, but lets talk about what a awful friend Callie's best friend is. I would've been cut that bitch loose. I go out of my way to help you and your husband attacks me twice! and then you still go back to him, wtf?!?!
May 24, 2012 Danielle rated it really liked it
This is a good book. I loved Nigel's strength even though Callie did him extremely wrong. The reason for Callie's disappearance did not seem strong enough for her actions to me. But in all, I think Nigel was the character that carried the book.
Mar 20, 2013 Theresa rated it liked it
Not bad but I had a difficult time believing that none of her family would ask her questions concerning her son and her not returning home for 10 years.I could actually believe her son not asking questions considering I have experienced what her son went through.
Just Okay

I like Kayla Perrin books but this one did not move me. There were too many unnecessary repetitive words. I zoomed through a lot of the pages when it just seemed to keep going on about nothing. I liked the story line so for that reason I gave it 3 stars.
Marilyn Diamond
May 28, 2012 Marilyn Diamond rated it it was amazing
I love a great romance book when the twists and turns come together.. Excellent I can't wait to find out more information regarding their mother.
Aug 29, 2012 ConSonia rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the storyline all the emotions flowing thru the book seemed real u also felt it.
Jul 11, 2012 Charlotte rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Enjoyed the characters Nigel and Callie and the way their storyline was developed.
May 26, 2013 Cf rated it it was ok
First book by author will continue series.
Jan 31, 2015 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book, quick read

This book was great. I love Kayla Perrin as an author. I finished the book in a day. I definitely recommend this book to others.
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