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Owner of a Broken Heart

(Richardson Sisters #1)

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3.57  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  14 reviews
For the three very different Richardson sisters, continuing their family's renowned bed-and-breakfast legacy is already a formidable job. But unexpected desire will challenge them in ways they never imagined . . .

Sportswriter Nina Richardson had the perfect life away from her family's famous shadow. But a social media blowup and rejection by her boyfriend brought her
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Dafina Books
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Kelsie Maxwell
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-read
Owner of a Broken Heart by Cheris Hodges is the first book in her Richardson Sisters series. This book is an introduction to all four sisters but focuses on Nina, the youngest.

Nina Richardson is a sportswriter and the youngest of four sisters. The world of sports writing is difficult enough for a woman, especially an African American woman, without the recent social media scandal that plagues Nina. She returns to her Charleston, South Carolina home, the Richardson Bed and Breakfast, built and
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Smut Report
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Heat Factor: There is a lot of sex.
Character Chemistry: They have trust issues.
Plot: He works for her dad, but his old boss is trying to sabotage him, and also her ex-boyfriend won’t take no for an answer.
Overall: The writing seriously impeded my enjoyment.

Let’s start with the good things about Owner of a Broken Heart.
- Our introduction to Nina is solid - she’s a sports journalist who gets called “sweetheart” by a quarterback she’s interviewing, and the resulting Twitter furor has her
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Tina
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first read by this author. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this book. The main character is Niina, a sportswriter The novel focuses on Nina, her father and sisters. The family owns a bed and breakfast that rival Randall Birmingham will do almost anything to possess. While visiting her family Nina meets her father's new employee Clinton and sparks fly. Clinton once worked for Birmingham so Nina and the family try to determine if they should trust Clinton or if he is a spy.
I
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Jite
Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm very much into romance and as a black woman, I'm especially interested in finding romances written by women of colour. This was my first book by Cheris Hodges and overall, I thought it was okay and have an overall positive impression of it.

The premise of this novel is that unlucky in love sports journalist, Nina, meets and falls in with her family's new employee, Clinton. The only problem is that Clinton used to work for their biggest business rivals and it's uncertain whether he has an
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Courtney
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I requested Owner of a Broken Heart completely randomly, in the interest of reading more diverse authors, and the blurb sounded promising. I really enjoy family-centered series, where that is a focus just as much as the individual member’s love story, and that works very well here.

The relationship between Nina and her family is, of course, wonderful. I love how it focuses on her personality juxtaposed
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Courtney
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I requested Owner of a Broken Heart completely randomly, in the interest of reading more diverse authors, and the blurb sounded promising. I really enjoy family-centered series, where that is a focus just as much as the individual member’s love story, and that works very well here.

The relationship between Nina and her family is, of course, wonderful. I love how it focuses on her personality juxtaposed
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b.andherbooks
I'm having a really hard time trying to write my official review, I'm still getting over the sheer amount of times Nina slapped Clinton. At least four times? Plus I'm pretty sure her sister slapped Clinton, Nina slapped her ex. There's a lot of slapping and I have a hard time with that.

Overall I felt the promise of the beginning of the story, Nina's sports journalism career being jeapordized by her anger and reaction to a sexist comment never panned out. Instead there's a wild ride for our
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Mary
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, romance
Owner of a Broken Heart by by Cheris Hodges
Nina is a sportswriter and Clinton is the marketing exec who works at her father’s B&B. This is the first ARC that I requested that I didn’t love. I’ve also seen those Twitter threads about bad reviews so I will be careful. As a beginning writer analyzing what doesn’t work for me in a story helps me recognize issues in my own work so forgive me if I think out loud in this review.

First, there are many things I did like about the story. The
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Tasha (Amaysn Reads)
This was such a solid romance story. I really enjoyed the character development that we got from the main character Nina Richardson. I loved the relationship with her sisters and her father. The romance in this was fast but not instant which I appreciated. I saw the conflict that was used a mile away and also the mustache-twirling villain was a bit much. The fact that the same conflict was used in two different ways wasn't my favorite either. Overall, I'm interested in seeing the rest of the ...more
Nalini Warriar
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SASSY SISTERS 3.7 stars
Nina, Alex and Yolanda are well-developed, vivid characters. Not so much Clinton. Nina is sassy and admirable, intent on keeping her independence. Alex is sassy and bitter while Yolanda is plain sassy. The dynamics between the sisters is funny and interesting. The confrontation between Sheldon and Randall Birmingham is less than convincing while Clinton ‘smirks.’ Jamal is annoying and can’t take a hint. Owner of a Broken Heart is fast-paced and Hodges knows how to hook the
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Juanita
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Owner of a Broken Heart

5 stars, I love reading , this book was everything. Thank you Ms. Hodges. This story was well written story about family and a lot of adventure. I enjoyed meeting Nina and Clinton. Wonderful story, I would recommend to friends.
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Demetria Desmond
I was not happy with this one man. I was hoping I would love it but that didn't happen.
Mary Nee
Feb 04, 2020 rated it liked it
A good romance novel!
Turtleberry
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a nice book. Nina and Clinton were both interesting characters.
The drama was a lot. Too much at times.
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Cheris Hodges was bitten by the writing bug at an early age and always knew she wanted to be a writer. She is a 1999 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University and a freelance writer in Charlotte, North Carolina. A native of Bennettsville, South Carolina, Cheris loves hearing from her readers.