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Mina's Heart

(Safe Word: Oasis #5)

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Mina has sheltered her heart for so long. Can she learn to open it for love?

Mina hadn't meant to stay in Vermont. She'd planned to collect her mother and move across the country so they could begin a new life. When Everett Burke asked her out, she didn't mean for it to turn into anything serious, but she fell hard.

Everett had nursed a crush on Mina for years. When the
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Published March 21st 2018 by Lost Goddess Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
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Becca
It is rare to read an erotic contemporary romance - particularly one that includes BDSM - that feels as spot on real as this one did. I'm not referring to the BDSM scenes, although those felt realistic, I don't have the experience to judge one way or another. No, it was the realistic way this couple, Mina and Everett, stumbled and lurched through to their happy ever after.

This story felt like one in which soul mates meet and fall in love - as they do - but it was too early. Yes, the reason for t
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Diane G
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Mina’s Heart” is the second story in the series, “Safeword: Oasis 2” and it does NOT disappoint! This is a real gem of a book that rocks from beginning to end and keeps us guessing…..We are slowly drawn into a beautifully told, well written story of love and life. The story keeps you interested until the last page. It has humor, suspense, romance, BDSM and Michele Zulo’s characters are believable and have depth.
Mina Sung grew up in a home where her father abused her mother physically, emotional
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Joanne Carr
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am voluntarily writing this review for this book I received through Booksprouts arc.

Mina was standing in the middle of the room with the spotlight on her they the light seem to drift away. She knew he was there but had know idea until she felt his hand around her waist. Six years earlier her was her boyfriend. Everett wanted to se if Mina had changed and could be his submissive. Six and a half years prior Mina had moved her mother to Vermont . She knew Everett from High school even though he w
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Mary Lou Hoffman
MINA’S HEART is the second book in the Safeword: Oasis series. Though each story will stand on its own, I recommend reading them in the listed order. This second book is another second-chance romance. I’m wondering if the nature of the business lends itself to a lot of second-chances? We’ll see.

I said I’d come back to Oasis and Vermont, but no sooner do I return – with Mina – but it’s snowing. I hate snow(!) and she crashes her rental right about the same spot where Everett and Wilder lost their
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Suzanne Irving
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a compelling story I loved it. I don’t often like second chance romance but this one was by Michele Zurlo who’s writing I love so I took a chance and I really enjoyed it. One of the reasons why I liked it so much is that both people are at fault for the break up and especially that the male Dom character admits that he was part of the problem. Too often In books like this the Dom character is written as if they are supposed to be infallible and never admit they are wrong and turn a ...more
Madhattervet
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautifully told story of love and second chances between Mina and Everett. He is a dominant and well versed in the BDSM lifestyle whereas she has led a restricted life under her abusive fathers roof and so is understandably cautious of being crushed by a man. The attraction between them is strong and they become an item but are not open and honest with each other - her about her past and him with his fear of revealing his desires. Ultimately this causes the relationship to end, but they still ...more
Lori
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zurlo strokes again. Once upon a time Mina and Everett fell in love. Mina has a lot of baggage from her childhood, but she was coping with Ever's dominance. Then because of a miscommunication, it was over. Ever knew he shouldn't have lied to her, but he loved her and he was afraid of scaring her off. He thought he knew what was best for her. The basis of a good BDSM relationship is communication knowing that the master's behavior is based on the sub's wants and fears. This is what builds trust a ...more
Marybeth
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mina and Everett had a relationship in the past. Everett used her uneasiness to avoid talking to her about the lifestyle he wanted to live. When Mina found out, she ran from him. Years later she has come back and she wants to try to be Ever's submissive. Ever isn't sure about this, but he loves Mina and wants her in his life. There are a lot of misunderstandings to get through, but Ever and Mina do have their HEA. I like how this author doesn't try to make her characters solve every problem. Som ...more
Kristine L.
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I started reading this book it was so engrossing that you just had to finish it (1:00 in the morning.) Michele Zurlo's books tend to do that to me. The have such a great storyline and her stories flow. Mina lived with an abusive father. She goes back home to get her mother and move and start somewhere else. She and Everett had dated in high school but when she found out he wanted a Dom/s relationship she gets scared and flees. Now she's back home and Everett hasn't stopped loving her. Will ...more
Kim
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mina left Ever once. They were dating and he did not tell her about the kind of relationship he wanted with her. When she found out it was a d/s relationship she got scared and left. Mina came from an abusive dad home life, she was not allowed to go to other kids houses, they were not allowed to come to hers and no dating so she was very skittish. Six years later she comes back and books a wish weekend to see if it would have worked out for them. To see if it works out read the book. Another goo ...more
Stacey Rankin
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book, great storyline in this hot BDSM romance which proves that misunderstandings about BDSM and d/s relationships can have far reaching consequences even for a fated match, communication and understanding are the key. The story was well written, the characters were well developed, had strong chemistry while trying to take things slowly and figure out their budding relationship in this romantic tale of fated 2nd chance BDSM romance, I was hooked from the start, through the ups and do ...more
Carmela Dimattia
Another brilliant book by Michele Zurlo which does not disappoint but only leaves you wanting more of Mina an Everett. This series is truly outstanding. The road for Mina and Everett to find each other seems to be filled with lots of drama but after many years they eventually find their way back to one another. Such a wonderfully written story of love and faith that had me hooked from the beginning until the very end. A must read page turner from the brilliant mind of Michele Zurlo who writes ab ...more
Douglas Williamson
Our couple has a past, but our hero had made lies of omission and she ran. Now she is back, but can he mend their bond?

This is book two of the series but it is written as a standalone. No prior reading is required.

This is a second change romance with a D/S theme. The story is well written and easy to read with two amazing characters. Each has their own baggage to deal with and that gives us the crux of our story. The plot is very engaging as we watch our couple work towards their HEA. Will they
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Sondra Olbrias
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mina has returned home once again this time she wants the whole truth. Everett has wanted Mina since just about end of highschool. Once she returned from college he decided to try his hand. Once he realized just how innocent Mina was he held himself back. Despite all warnings he would not tell her about all of his needs. His holding back caused her to hold back. In the end she left now she has returned with more understanding. But this time she is more stubborn and wants all of Ever.

I received a
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Melanie Marnell
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Six years ago Mina and Everett began dating. They moved into sexual relationship and fell in love but it was built like a house of cards ready to crumble at the first sign of real trouble. And crumble it did because neither one of them communicated openly and honestly with one another. Now six years later she's back with an understanding of who he is and what she wants out of a relationship with him. Now she has two days to prove to him just how serious she is. He has the same time to test and p ...more
Tammy
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mina hadn’t planned on staying in Vermont, just getting her mom and moving to California. She reconnects with Everett, they went to high school together, and he asks her out. Sparks flew but they were taking things slow for Mina’s sake until she discovers that Everett is treating her like his submissive. Will he get a chance to explain his side? Fast-paced read with lots of drama and emotion. Great characters and an intense chemistry. I loved it!
SEng
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of Mina and Everett. Mina has gone to Vermont to get her mom and move to California to start a new life. She hadn’t intended to fall in love with Everett. He slowly introduces her to a D/s relationship and she runs away from him after learning his intentions. When her car runs off the road and Everett rescues her what will be her next step? I enjoyed this emotional well written romance. I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Adalle
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is such a sexy second chance romance, and wish is an added extra hot bonus.
Mina and Everett’s chemistry is magnificently written. It almost makes me want to make a wish.
I’m sooo looking forward to seeing who’s next to make a wish.

Any opinions expressed within this review are solely and uniquely made by me and I am happily leaving this review. I voluntarily received an advanced copy of this book via Booksprout.
Robyn
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everett and Mina were in a relationship when they were younger, but Everatt was scared of scaring off Mina with the information that he was a Dom. When Mina found out she broke off the relationship and ran. Now six years later they meet again. Are they mature enough to develop a relationship with their past history?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Richardson
I've read a lot of books written by Michele Zurlo; she has done a great job at writing another good book; she is one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of books her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book; well written story.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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Tania
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book it was great, the story was well written and the characters are interesting. Mina is a strong woman that fell hard for Everett. Everett is really Dominant and wanted Mina to be his submissive .Everett started getting closer, wanting her for years. It was so hot and steamy with emotions that makes you want more. Arousing, BDSM to add more. It was so worth reading.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Mike Herbert
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved reading Mina's Heart by Michele Zurlo. It was well written and had a great premise that kept me turning pages. The characters felt real and the author gave them situations that make them shine.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Amy
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has to be my favorite of the stories by this author. I loved Mina's slow awakening to submissiveness. While she wasn't always graceful or serene, she was honest in her confusion and reactions. I understood her fears and applauded her desire for a do -over.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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BookLover1990
Mina is a softhearted slightly fiest woman that is beautiful inside and out. I loved her realness and felt Everett was her perfect counterpart. He wasn't my favorite hero by this author but was perfect for the heroine and story

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Deb
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story that was so well written, it felt personal. I felt like I was one of the characters in this book - feeling things that they felt, wishing for things they did and understanding each side of their decisions while rooting for them to be together. Add in the BDSM aspect and it was a roller coaster ride of emotions and scenes that had me enthralled.
Sharon
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story pulled me in from the get-go. Mina and Everett go through a lot in this book as they work towards their HEA. This is a wonderfully written second chance romance that was a joy to read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Katie Hellems
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow I absolutely loved it, Mina and Everett story will suck you in from start to finish their characters were well developed and the storyline flowed smoothly I definitely recommend reading you won't be disappointed
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers of this book
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Sandra
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the book and then I re-read it, because I was obsessed with it!
The way that the feelings of both Mina and Ever were presented made me cry over and over. I loved it!
I am just in love with this serie and cannot wait to read the next book.
Elvira
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These characters are engaging and well developed. The storyline has a great flow that had me entertained throughout the pages.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jennifer
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd-sm, erotic-romance
After graduating from college, Mina moves back to her hometown in Vermont with big plans. Her mother has finally divorced her abusive father and she’d love nothing more than to start a new life with her in California. She’s got to find a job first and her mother will need more than a little convincing to pull up her roots. When Mina runs into an old high school classmate, Everett Burke, her plans are thrown awry. Ever has wanted Mina for years and jumps at the opportunity to make her his. Mina i ...more
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Michele Zurlo is the author of the Awakenings, Doms of the FBI, and the SAFE Security series and many other stories. She writes contemporary and paranormal, BDSM and mainstream—whatever it takes to give her characters the happy endings they deserve. Her childhood dream was to be a librarian so she could read all day. Some words of wisdom from an inspiring lady had her tapping out stories on her fi ...more

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