It's In His Heart
She has a secret. He has a scandal. And they both have an attraction they can’t deny.
Ella Dennings is furious. Soaking wet, muddy, and furious. All she wants is to enjoy a quiet summer retreat in her Red River Valley cabin. Maybe she can finish healing after the death of her husband, Bradley. Maybe she can even finish writing that third book in her anonymously written...more
Shelly Alexander’s debut is a funny, heartfelt read that will make you laugh and cry from the very first line. Young widow Ella Dennings is a strong heroine you can’t help but love. She goes to her husband’s cabin in Red River, New Mexico for final closure two years after his death, and to finish the shockingly successful erotica series she secretly writes under the name Violet Vixen. But her peace of mind is instantly shattered when she finds her deceased husband’s best frien ...more
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It's In His Heart by Shelly Alexander
It's In His Heart by Shelly Alexander
Ella Dennings has decided to spend the summer in Red River Valley, New Mexico. It was her late husband's cabin and she wants to spend some time there before she moves on with the phase of her life. She never expected to run into Cooper Wells there, her husb ...more
Author: Shelly Alexander
Publication Date: 8/1/2015
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 4 Stars
*May contain spoilers *
New to me author.
This is a story of loss between two people. The best friend and The Wife.
Ella has lost Bradley her husband and in doing so she lost a piece of herself. She has to now go to his favorite cabin and let him go. When she gets there who does she is already there? Her husbands best friend Coop. There i ...more
I’m sorry to be so brutally honest, but this author only offered the usual clichés of romantic misunderstandings - and I was bored rather quickly. Not only with the premise of the book, but with the characters. This is a story I read many times before - and yes - I used to enjoy ...more
Honey, when you shop at the Market, everyone knows what you eat. When I need tampons, I make the forty-minute drive all the way into Taos. Otherwise, the entire town knows it's my time of the month.
Donna purred. Literally purred. Like a cat. Well, more like a mountain lion in heat.
Mission accomplished. You look like a cover girl. Or Aphrodite. Every person in the room with chest hair turned to look at you when you walked in.
You're my new BFF. Anyone thoughtful enough to bring me ...more
I did like Coop, but if it had been me, I would NEVER HAVE FORGIVEN her, don't want to give anything away, but when you read this one I think you will defini ...more
This is one of those books where you love all the characters. Coop is the bad boy who has denied his feelings for to long. Ella is the stand by your man girl that loves hard. Both have already had a lifetime of heartache, it's time to take a risk if they want a HEA.
Shelly Alexander's debut novel, It's In His Heart, was a heartbreaking, yet incredibly sweet romance between two characters that aren't looking for love, especially not with each other. Ella Dennings needed a change in scenery. After the death of her husband, Ella can't stand living in the city that holds so many memories. She packs up her life and heads out to spend the summer in Red River Valley. What she thinks will be a summer of solitud ...more
Drawing inspiration from the real people and real town of Red River in New Mexico which is the setting for the story, the first book in the Red R ...more
And as someone who was once a grieving widow myself, I just couldnt buy that this horrible man could be Ella's next love of her life. This ...more
3 out of 5 stars
Explicit sex scenes
The premise begins with the main character Ella Dennings arriving at her joint owned cabin to spend the summer to process her grief. She arrives during a rainstorm and her vehicle is stuck in the muddy rain. With her husban’ds English bulldog in tow, she makes her way to the cabin, only to find her husband’s best friend attacking her with a baseball bat. She retaliates with a can of pepper spray.
Cooper Wells is staying at the cabin in Red Ri ...more
Cooper Wells and Bradley Dennings were friends since grade school. When he realized Cooper had dyslexia and it wasn’t being addressed, Bradley stepped in and helped Cooper with his reading and assignments. He continued to help him through chiropractic school. Both set up a practice in Albuquerque and did well until Bradley met Ella. When Bradley met Ella, it was love at ...more
Ella Dennings heads up to the Red River Valley Cabin where her husband took her on occasion...Since his passing she just could not stay in there home anymore..too many memories. Now this is one more chapter in saying goodbye to him..
The last person she expects to see at the cabin is Cooper Wells. Bradley's best friend..who long story short hated her, and when Bradley got sick never came to see him, just dis ...more
Ella Dennings is a widow for two years. Bradley had a long lasting illness devastated Ella. They lived in Albuquerque. Bradley was a Chiropractor and Cooper Wells is also a Chiropractor.
Bradley and his best friend Cooper Wells owned 50% each of a rental cabin at Red River Valley. Ella left voice mails she wanted to rent the cabin for three weeks or longer.
When she's almost to the cabin is pouring and lost control of her car and slipped into a very muddy ditch. She and her ...more
Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I ...more