Close to Heart
It only took an instant for her world to come crashing down…but Heart Fire Ranch is a place of new beginnings, even for those who find their way there by accident
As the only veterinarian in town, Justin Hart doesn't have time to think about romance. So when A-list actress Alyssa Cole crashes her car outside his clinic, it's entirely unexpected when there's a spark betw...more
Close To Heart is a story that starts off with our heroine, Alyssa accidently hitting a dog at night, and running into Justin Heart’s building. Instantly there is sparks between these two as they fight to save the dog and her pups. Alyssa has just left her husband, and is eight months pregnant, and now with her car unable to work, Justin and Alyssa bunk as roommates together for a short period of time. The build up between these two is ...more
Review copy kindly provided by publisher in exchange for a honest review
There is something about small town romances and me. I’m drawn to them like flies. Maybe it because I grew up in a country that was so close-knit and small community atmosphere.
Close to Heart fit that description perfectly and whilst I’m new to the series I found this to be standalone though Justin did have the a role in other books. Justin is the head of his family and been hard watchi ...more
I kind of love the premise of this book, woman is leaving her husband and finds sanctuary in a new place she's never been, the only hiccup in this is that this particular woman who is leaving her husband is pregnant, and I think we can all agree that kind of raises the stakes of the book.
So Alyssa used to be a movie star, until she married her agent and then he slowly started to pull her away from her acting and t ...more
Alyssa used to be an actress who was married and pregnant but when her cheating ex kicks her out she ends up hitting a pregnant dog and meeting Justin in front of his clinic. I know right? At first I'm like wow Alyssa has just the worst luck ever!
I thought the storyline was okay but with the ex involved it was just way too much drama. Some parts could have been taken ou ...more
Initially, the characters seemed to live up to their awesome cover.
Justin's a veterinarian, and in the very first chapters of the book he delivers a litter of puppies for a dog who's been hit by a car. Then he takes in the woman who accidentally hit the dog, offering her shelter from the inclement weather and a place to stay while her car is getting fixed. So far, so ...more
One of the best aspects about the story was Justin, the hero. He's the kind of guy that any girl would want to bring home to their parents as he is a rare find in both ...more
Justin wasn't looking for a relationship — or anything even close to one. But when a very famous, very pregnant woman crashes on the road just in front of his veterinary practice, he finds himself offering her help and trying to deny the sparks of attraction that fly between them. After all, she's married and clearly carrying another man's child. But his heart has other ideas.
The Verdict: I'm sort of over my penchant for romances in which the regular person falls in love with someone ridiculousl ...more
(7/21/2015, 7 am CST)
The J-Harts are finally rounding out with big brother, Justin.
If you had the opportunity to read Jessie and Julia's stories, you know what a loving big brother Justin can be -- but also what a meddling brother he can be. So it was nice to see the tables turn -- his sisters can get all up in his business now.
On a late night as Justin is shu ...more
Small town sweetness with a cowboy!
Close to Heart was my first time reading anything from T.J. Kline, and I adored her take on a small town romance.
First, I’d like to mention that this story involves a very pregnant heroine and touches on the sensitive subject of verbal/emotional abuse. There is very good reason why Alyssa Cole accidentally winds up in the small town where Heart Fire Ranch is located. She ends up in a dire situation that leads her to meeting ve ...more
Lena is a reaper (yes – as in Grim) without the scythe or black cloak. She’s well-adjusted and comfortable in her life, well, as comfortable as anyone ...more
Close To Heart is book three in the Healing Harts series by T.J. Kline. This was my first book by T.J. Kline. I did not read the ...more
Alyssa Cole was a movie star who had everything. When she met her husband and he became her manager he wanted to start his own agency. He used her money and slowly made her irrelevant in Hollywood. His career was soaring and she was happy that he was happy. Till one day her best friend took her to lunch and broke the news. So afte ...more
With Justin's help and encouragement, Alyssa finds her true self again, after years of being pushed down and abused by her husband.
There were some touching scenes in the story from the vet clinic, and with Alyssa nesting in Justin's home, getting ready to birth her baby boy.
It was also good to s ...more
Like the other books in the Healing Hearts series, this one deals with the central theme of healing, not just the healing o ...more
I really enjoyed Justin Hart's character, as he is the main "hero" in the book. The way Justin meets the fa ...more
After being given a pep talk by my fellow Avon Addicts, I was able to continue reading the story and I’m so glad that I did. Because what I fo ...more
Justin; the über protective brother, had now found himself at a loose end where it came to his sisters, they had their partners and he was sick of being the third wheel that is until this woman arrives in a snow storm with more “baggage” than was expected.
Alyssa Cole seems to have it all! To the public she is a movie star, married to an amaz ...more
I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, betrayal, lies, secrets, second chances, kidnapping, and heartbreak.
If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Heart's Desire (Healing Harts #1)
Taking Heart (Healing Harts, #2)
This is Alyssa and Justin’s story. Alyssa is pregnant but she caught her husband cheating with her best friend. He told her to leave so she left. She wrecks her car and hits a dog. Justin is the vet who helps the dog. He al ...more
Close to Heart was about a woman named Alyssa whose life crumbled around her. Fate sends her to a man named Justin and together the two of them travel down a road of self discovery. Justin helps Alyssa find the girl she once was and lost on her road to fame.
I really enjoyed this novel despite some of the characters (Justin!!) idiotic ways of thinking. This novel seemed ...more
I received an ARC via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest ...more
Read this great story and see what wins the heart and love or the fame and money.