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Healed Hearts

(Heartland #1)

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Even men afraid of donuts deserve a happy ending.

Second-grade teacher Seth Ray has experienced more than his fair share of heartbreak. On his own since his mother’s death, Seth remains burdened by frequent anxiety, which he manages by steadfastly avoiding anything that might set it off—including men whose names start with the letter J and donuts. Unfortunately, after a
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Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published August 24th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
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BWT (Belen)
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Drama-lovers
This is a very drama-filled love story between two broken (in their own ways) men.

Seven-year-old Seth was abandoned by his father after being told “I’m just going to get some donuts, son. Back soon" and was never to be seen again.

When Seth starts ninth grade he falls in love with Jason, who pursues him until they are caught kissing together and Jason and three of his friends beat Seth ruthlessly, the last thing Seth sees before unconsciousness is the bag of donuts in Jason's hand.

He's
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Shannon
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aa-recommend
I'm going to 5 start this book for a few reasons. First, this is the first book by this author and it was such a great story without all the editing errors I expected. Second, it had some awesome sex scenes. Double-ended dildo anyone? Third, it had a whole bunch of feels...good, bad, sad, angry. And finally, I just could not put this book down. I just had to see what would happen next. Yes, Seth was a fucked-up mess which he readily admitted. Did he always deserve the sainted Jude? Probably not ...more
Sandra
There was lots of good stuff in this book, from sweet scenes to holy hot boysecks, Batman, but I hated Seth's portrayal, and that (St.) Jude kept forgiving this neurotic mess time and again.

The writing is good, and the author created a story that flows quite nicely, if one ignores the massive amount of dramatic scenes and happenings that take place in this book. It's just one. thing. after. the. others, and the reader (me) is left scratching her head how so much stuff could possibly happen to
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Ramona
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Der Klappentext hat sich richtig gut angehört. Eine Mischung aus Drama, Romanze und Humor.
Ich hab mich durchgekämpft und muss sagen, dass es wirklich schlecht ausgearbeitet wurde. Jude, der anfangs so liebenswürdig und unschuldig war, wurde im Lauf der Geschichte immer unglaubwürdiger. Und Seth, der wirklich Schlimmes erlebt hat, war einfach nur nervig. Ich hatte keine emotionale Verbindung zu den beiden und so plätscherte die Geschichte vor sich hin. Ein bisschen weniger Drama hätte es auch
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Daesy
This first book seems interesting but in the 2nd one there is menage and cheating. Idk..
justanya
So many good things in this book.
Too bad it was weighted down with a long winded, drawn out story line and and too much angst. It was well written but these characters were just so dry and at times I thought Seth was just too whiny. I understand his triggers, his hang ups with "J" names and donuts but after awhile I just couldn't bring myself to care anymore. Both were just too caught up with their own personal drama not putting it aside in order to give each other a real try without allowing
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Chris Kottner-Kirschner
Der Morgen nach einem One-Night Stand kann immer etwas merkwürdig sein. Doch Jude hätte auf das mehr als nur seltsame und auch verletzende Verhalten seines Hook-ups Seth wirklich verzichten können. Dabei war Jude doch nur auf der Suche nach etwas Zerstreuung und Gesellschaft. Nach seiner Trennung – die nicht von ihm ausging – hadert er mit der Welt, der Liebe und seiner überfürsorglichen Familie.

Seth hingegen hat keine Familie. Er hat eine Katze und seine beste Freundin – das wars. Mit Kindern
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Mathilda Grace
Momentan habe ich einfach kein Glück beim Lesen, denn auch »Das Herz so sanft« entpuppt sich leider als Fehlgriff.

Bei der Inhaltsangabe habe ich eine seichte und eher lustige Romanze erwartet, bekommen habe ich einen neurotischen Hauptcharakter, der es mir wirklich schwer gemacht hat, ihn überhaupt zu mögen, und seinen Partner Jude, der am liebsten immer alles auf einmal will, dabei aber übersieht, dass er Seth damit ständig bedrängt und dass das bei dessen Panikattacken und der lange nicht
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Serena Yates
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, read-2016
Before reading this book I would have never been able to see why a fear of donuts can make sense – if there is such a thing as a fear making sense at all. Of course none ever does, but the explanation for why Seth stays the heck away from donuts made my heart break for him. Jude has not had it easy in the relationship department either, and I felt for him too. While there is a definite attraction between these two wounded men when they first meet, for a very, very long time it doesn’t look as if ...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Note: This book was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review.



When Seth Ray wakes up after spending the night with his one-night stand, Daniel, he’s shocked to find Daniel offering him a donut. That may sound odd, but the thing is that Seth has a long-term phobia of donuts. Unfortunately, he then finds out the guy’s name is not Daniel, it’s Jude. And that’s Seth’s other phobia--- guys with names beginning with “J”.

When Seth was younger,
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Chris, the Dalek King
Seth does not like doughnuts. Seth does not like names that start with the letter “J”. So when his one night stand (named Jude) drops a bag (of doughnuts) on his kitchen counter, you can imagine Seth’s reaction would not be all that favorable. And to Jude’s confusion and hurt, Seth does the predictable thing and beats a hasty retreat. Jude, just coming out of a bad relationship, is hurt, but figures he is never going to see the guy again. Which is probably for the best. Then some time later, ...more
Cat
Jul 31, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Three Stars***

Seth is a mess. With a background of repeat trauma, he has a serious aversion to anyone whose name starts with the letter J and donuts. When his one night stand announces the next morning that he’d given Seth a false name last night, while also presenting him with donuts to eat, Seth freaks out. Jude is looking for happily ever after, and he’s a serial relationship hunter, even though he’s only been in one thus far, and that guy was less than stellar. What follows is a drama-
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Morgan  Skye
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Seth and Jude meet at a bar – only Seth thinks Jude is “David” and that makes all the difference.

Seth has had a run of bad luck with men whose names start with J and donuts. So he’s sworn off both – for life. When Jude shows up after a night of hot sex with a bag of donuts and the confession that his name is really Jude not David as he’d said, Seth runs away.

When Jude meets Seth again it’s as the uncle to one of Seth’s students. They realize they have an uncommon attraction and decide to give it
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Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
Gave 3.5 stars but rounded up for this review..
Seth has been through a lot in his life. He has no family and was attacked when he was younger. Seth has issues he needs to deal with because of the attack and is mothers death. He has triggers that have to do with donuts and names that start with the letter J. When he meets Jude he thinks his name is different and when he find out the truth , he runs away. Seth finds out that Jude is the uncle of one of his students and tries to apologies. They hit
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Risa
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One-Night-Stand mit Folgen

Nach schlimmen Erlebnissen in seiner Kindheit und Jugend hat Seth Ray einen Selbstschutz entwickelt. Niemals etwas mit einem Mann anfangen, dessen Vorname mit J beginnt und keine Donuts essen. Umso schlimmer, dass er nach einem Clubbesuch neben Jude aufwacht, der ihm auch noch zum Frühstück das verhasste Gebäck anbietet.
Jude Murphy hat nach einer jahrelangen Beziehung eine üble Trennung erlebt. In einem Club lernt er Seth kennen und nimmt ihn mit nach Hause. Als seine
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Keith
Dec 20, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Less than I Expected from the Preview

While there is a bit of a story here, this is written more for erotica than romance. The anxiety issues Seth has are not handled well, IMHO. Neither the explanation nor treatment options are sufficiently defined and this part of the storyline plays second place to the sexual episodes. I was left skipping through expanded sex scenes and wishing for better descriptions and details for the story.
Kara
Sep 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Okay I love sweet romances where a couple will help each other with everything they are going through. So as much as I hate to say it this one was just not for me. It honestly felt like there was some kind of drama with every chapter. It just felt way like way to much after awhile. Seth all I can say about him is I was not a fan of him at all. The way he acted, the things he did just made me not like him for Jude at all. Jude was sweet and caring, sometimes over the top but I felt like he did ...more
Brandilyn
Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance

3.5stars rounded down

I am having a hard time writing this review. Healed Hearts by Logan Meredith wasn't a bad story. There is nothing I can point to to say, "If this were different I would give it a higher rating." There is nothing I can point to to say this is why I didn't like this book. However, in the end it didn't work for me.

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Line
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book, I thought the premise and the humor was awesome. BUT the execution was lacking a wee bit - IMO. There was a lot of 'telling', but not enough 'showing'.
Not a bad book, but yeah...
Jennifer Shanahan
Cute book and story. Quick read.
Michelle
Sep 01, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book for the most part.. It became a little too angsty at times and drawn out, which dropped my rating from a 4 to a 3
Jake Bunday
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The ginger haired man on the front reminded me off myself.
Logan Meredith
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Now available on Kindle Unlimited
Mary
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a first book, I thought it was cute...it was entertaining
Cornelia
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, both MC had issues which were realistic with failures and advancement. Above all love won out.
Farrah
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5*
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