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His Frozen Heart

(Brewer Brothers #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  75 reviews
For best friends, Candy and Libby, money is tight with hardly enough to cover their living expenses. When they are desperate for grocery money, the girls bet on their pool playing skills to add to their income.

A simple wager on a quiet winter evening has devastating results, with a stalker determined to kill them both. With Libby in the hospital after a vicious attack, an
Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Published November 9th 2014 by Self Published (first published October 25th 2014)
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Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW! What an amazing book! This book grabbed me right from the very beginning and kept me begging for more. It was so good that I had to forego sleep to finish it. It is rare for me to find a book that I know I will reread. His Frozen Heart is so good and I know I will be reading it many, many more times.

Candy Kane (I love the name) and Libby are best friends trying to make ends meet as young adults on their own. When money gets tight, they decide to do a little pool shark maneuver to win enoug
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given the honor of being a part of the audience who was lucky enough to receive an ARC of the “His Frozen Heart”

Nancy’s superb writing continues to shine through with this incredible story around Candy, her friend Libby and a long lost friend from high school Dave who led a very secluded life.

Candy’s friend and roommate Libby was a pool hustler who would place wagers on pool games to help put food on the table only when needed. When a bet goes amiss one night, Candy finds her world turne
Ginny  Gallagher
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on Gin's Book Notes

New Adult, Romance, Suspense, Action, Danger, Love

A saying that I've heard a lot while growing up in the south is...
"If you Can't Run with the Big Dogs, Stay on the Porch".

Poor Candy and Libby should've stayed on the porch, but they didn't, and guess what happened.

The big dogs came out to play.

Candy and Libby graduated high school almost two years ago. They're best friends and roommates. Complete opposites but the friendship works...most of
Michelle Bolanger
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: will-read-again
I am SOOOO glad I finally read His Frozen Heart! The book was not at all what I expected, and I was very pleasantly surprised by the difference between this book and her others.

I have had this book on my TBR shelf since it came out. I was leery to read it, because while I enjoyed the story line of Nancy Straight's Centaur books, I wasn't impressed with the writing. That was my mistake.

The thing I loved the most about this book was the way the author revealed the information about each of the ch
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely wonderful! I love Nancy Straight's books and this one is no exception! A great suspenseful romance, Nancy blends the excitement of trying to save one's life while questioning if a new found relationship is heaven-sent or nightmare-bound. For her new character Candy, the answers are not easily found. The writing style of this book is excellent and the first chapter sucked me into a whole world I didn't want to leave. With a few twists and turns and lots of excitement, this ...more
Pam Marden
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
an awesome book! grabs you from the first word and keeps you on the edge of you seat, wanting to see what happens next! great characters and storyline. I love them all so much, I can't even pick a favorite.
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, ibooks
**I received an advanced copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. All quotes taken from a pre-published copy may be altered or omitted from the final version. **

4.5 swoon worthy Stars

*Originally posted on Bookish Wanderlove.*

Opening Lines
“I ran to the shadow of an enormous maple tree and crouched low to the ground. I couldn’t believe I had let Libby talk me into this. We had set our alarm clock for 2 AM, then sneaked out of my house while my parents were sound asleep.”
The minute
Arianne The Bookworm on the Loose
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read the latest contemporary romance novel penned by Nancy Straight and I am proud to say that I've read the whole story twice. I just can't seem to get enough of Candy Kane, (the character, not the sweet candy treat I usually get every Christmas) and her one-of-a-kind man, Dave. I have indulged myself in this story, even imagined myself as Candy, and made me fall in love all over again.

The premise follows BFFs Candy and Libby breaking in a professor's house
I received His Frozen Heart in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by WordSmith Publicity. Candy and Libby have just graduated from high school when Candy gets the news her parents are moving to New Mexico and leaving her the house to rent. At least she won’t be alone while going to school she will have her best friend Libby by her side. Fast forward 21 months later the girls are struggling to pay the bills as well as eat. Candy is working three jobs and going to school full t ...more
Airicka Phoenix
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There honestly isn't a thing Nancy Straight can write that I won't read. Her work is always flawless and a beautiful masterpiece of mystery, suspense, romance and danger. Ms. Straight has a talent for sucking you into every paragraph, making you anxious to see what unfolds in the next and finding yourself wanting to jump to the end just to prevent yourself from going crazy.

His Frozen Heart is insane. We meet Candy and Libby, two freshly graduated girls playing house in Candy's parent's house. Bu
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-m-a-survivor, na
Before I started this book, I was in a bit of a slump. I had started four or five ARCs, but kept setting them aside to start a different one. But then I opened this one up on my ereader...and I finished it in 24 hours! And can I just say...any man that is HALF the man Dave is...he's more than welcome to step into my life. ;)

UPDATE: From the blog

This is such a hard review to write, because I loved it so much, and I want to tell you about ALL the FEELS that this book gave me...but I don't want to
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
When a not so friendly wager goes painstakingly wrong, Candy and Libby must face the dire consequences. While Libby fights for her life in a hospital room, Candy is off to find out who is behind the attack of her best friend. What she finds changes her life forever. Will she be able to save her friend and herself from a most horrible fate? Or will her past show up and prove to be her worst enemy?

I must admit I am not used to reading a book by Straight that isn’t para/supernatural of some sort. B
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a new book from a favorite author of mine, Nancy Straight. His Frozen Heart is a wonderfully written romance with some suspense thrown in for spice. Candy and her roommate, Libby, are out trying to scrounge up money for groceries. After getting back late, Candy oversleeps and is running late for her night job at an all night convenience store. She doesn't realize that that single night of hustling for grocery money will have devastating consequences for her and those close to her. While ...more
Jaime Radalyac
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love Nancy's work and this was without a doubt one of my favorites. I love suspenseful romance, this book is the reason why. The characters are well developed, the plot thickens as you turn the pages.

I had a hard time putting this book down.

You must read this...MUST

After graduating, Candy and Libby are living in Candy's parents house. However, being grownup isn't as easy as they thought. Struggling to make ends meet the girls end up at a bar to see if they can win some grocery money. They wi
Kelly Young
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nancy Straight has done it again. Different from her other works but the same in the way that I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next. This suspenseful romance will draw you in from the moment you open the book.

With no food in the house, a pool game gone south, and dangerous men looking for revenge, Can Candy stay safe?? Teaming up with an old acquaintance, Dave, Candy races against the clock of her own safety to find justice for her best friend. Along the way will she find love? Or
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, reviewed
Quick review:

Cover: Cute
Rating: R
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: I really like this one.
Characters: Well Done
Plot: Learning to trust without reason
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Dave

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
This story sucked me in from the start. I was so curious as to figure out the who done it of it all. Layer in a unsuspecting romance and I was all in.

For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at:

Coming Soon 11/9/14
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Love this story! I have to say that my wheels were turning with each chapter especially when Candy first sees Dave! Dave really peaked my interest! I love how Nancy made this story real with the character growth and let downs of each of the characters in this story. Each character surprised me in so many ways. Not only do you understand what each character is going through, you are able to find ways to relate it to the real world. I can't wait until His a Frozen Heart is released and for th ...more
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
What and awesome book! I was hooked from the very first page. The characters are fabulous. Nancy brings your right into the story, and trying to figure out what is going to happen next kept me up most of the night!

If you love a good mystery with a bit of romance then you will love "His Frozen Heart."

I can't wait for the next one in this series to come out.
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book, but there were too many unrealistic aspects as well.
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: type-romance
3.5 stars. I picked up this book and sped right through it. I think it only took me a day or so to read. That usually is indicative of my enjoyment. I was a little surprised, as I don't read books like this as often. The style/story is one I could easily envision as something I'd enjoy watching (TV or movie) though. I've been a little more into the dystopian/supernatural series lately, so this book was a bit of a break, a return to "reality" if you will. Ironically, I think I'm a little more wil ...more
Tiffany Holme
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It comes as no surprise to me that I devoured this book in just one sitting. Although Nancy Straight has only written paranormal like books prior to this one, you would think she was born to write contemporary. This book was everything that I want in a standalone and a contemporary, hands down and without a single doubt. I should mention that when I say single sitting, I was up until almost 2am because I had to finish it. I said one more chapter several times and well, one more chapter never st ...more
Nanette Bradford
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2014
From my blog, the Paisley Reader.

From the opening pages I was hooked on Candy and Libby’s antics. Their friendship, closer to sisterhood, was extremely realistic. It is the type of friendship that everyone wants to have in their lives. When their schemes get them into trouble putting Libby in the ICU and endangering Candy’s life, I flew through the pages as this story wove me through action, suspense, and romance.

Candy is a great character. Overall, she’s a really caring person and you can tell
Jessica (Stuck in Books)
5 stars - A captivating story I adored from beginning to end!

Sweet baby goodness, this book was fantastic.

I've been a fan of Nancy Straight and her books for a while. Her stories always have the ability to draw me in, hold me down, and not let me go until I reach the end. And by that point, I'm totally cool with it because I'd been on a roller coaster ride of AWESOME. The case was no different with His Frozen Heart.

From the start, Nancy did a fabulous job of establishing the characters and the w
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
I received this book from Wordsmith Publicity as part of the blog tour in return for a fair and honest review.

Nancy Straight has proven herself to be a star of the Paranormal genre with her Touched and Destiny series constantly receiving 5 star reviews. With His Frozen Heart she has successfully crossed over into the Contemporary genre with an amazing book.

This story is simply amazing and will take you on a whirlwind tour as you try to keep up with Candy as she tries to survive. This may sound m
Maghon Thomas
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ok so you guys know I don't really do contemp or romance, or contemp romance. BUT I make the exception when it's a favorite author of mine. Yep, Ms Nancy is definitely one of those favorites that I stalk! ALOT! So when she told me she was doing a contemp romance and asked if I wanted in, I say of course. LOL BUT I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. That should tell you a lot because I really don't read those hahaha. But anyways. Her writing is too damn good to pass up and she is a genius ...more
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a really enjoyable book. Full of suspense and mystery, it kept me hooked right until the very end.

Nancy Straight is a new author to me but one I will definitely revisit. The synopsis of this story captured my attention amongst all of the other tour requests I receive and I certainly wasn't disappointed.

The story surrounds Candy and Libby, two lifelong friends now living together and struggling to pay their bills and to buy food. Libby knows of a sure fire way to get money and that's u
Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)

Lately each time I read a book, I think I won’t find another one that will keep me engaged. Well, His Frozen Heart proved me wrong. This story was full of twists and turns, I never knew what was going to happen next.

Candy and her best friend Libby are living on their own after Graduation, but they didn’t know that it would be as hard as it is. Candy works three jobs and Libby works as well and at times they still do not have money to eat. When they become desperate Libby goes and pool sharks at
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read / listened to this story in audio format via I love audio books and always choose them over reading myself as audio books tend to breath life into the stories, like a heartbeat. Audio books allow us to be hands free to do other things while we read too, such as drive, walk, do chores, even work. Audio books are very entertaining!

I absolutely loved this story! It had danger, romance, suspense, humor, and love in it. I found myself staying up very late listening to this book a
Red Cheeks Reads
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Candy and Libby are best friends struggling to make it on their low pay, high bills, and college schedule. When faced with no food or having a harmless game of pool down at the local bar, Libby chooses to strut her stuff and shark her way to their next meal. No big deal right? They couldn’t be more wrong…

Shortly after getting to work at her Midnight to 7am shift at a local gas station/convenient store, all hell breaks loose. She is robbed, shot at, and utterly terrified. She also finds out that
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Nancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in rural SC with her husband and two children.

She has written ten novels (3 x Paranormal Romance, 4 x Mythological Romance and 3 x Suspenseful Romance). Nancy enjoys reading all types of Paranormal and Young Ad

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