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The Giving Heart by Toni Blake
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bookshelves: netgalley, own, kindle, hqn, harlequin, romance, contemporary, holiday

Lila Sloan is house sitting for her sister’s, Meg, bed and breakfast. The home was the grandparent’s inn, on Summer Island, a remote island only accessible by boats. She’s always felt like she failed her sister because she was not emotionally there for her while she battled cancer. So, she is stepping up to the plate and house sitting so her sister can get away for a much-needed vacation.

Lila is woke up by the sound of a large machine tearing up the picturesque hillside behind the inn, where she throws herself in its way to stop the construction that neither her sister or the rest of the close knit towns folk knew where happening. Lila is convinced she failed her sister when she had cancer, she isn’t going to let some rich builder destroy her family legacy and her sister’s dream. Beck, the rich builder, understands Lila’s anger but he won’t let her feelings effect his newest venture. Everyone has liked and spoke well of Beck, so why is he trying to destroy this pristine woodland?

Sparks fly, chemistry ignites, and emotions explode as Lila and Beck discover what it truly means to love. But can frenemies really work it out?

I really enjoyed Lila’s and Beck’s story. Both are emotionally scarred and facing tough life circumstances caused by personal choices. Toni Blake gives us a heartfelt tale of family, community and love.


I received this copy of The Giving Heart from HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada) - Hqn. This is my honest and voluntary review.

My Rating: 4 stars
Written by: Toni Aleo
Series: Summer Island (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN; Original edition (October 29, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1335505059
ISBN-13: 978-1335505057
Genre: Holiday Romance

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Reading Progress

June 24, 2019 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)
June 24, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read (Paperback Edition)
June 24, 2019 – Shelved as: harlequin (Paperback Edition)
June 24, 2019 – Shelved as: hqn (Paperback Edition)
June 24, 2019 – Shelved as: romance (Paperback Edition)
June 24, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary (Paperback Edition)
November 4, 2019 – Shelved
Started Reading
November 5, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley
November 5, 2019 – Shelved as: own
November 5, 2019 – Shelved as: kindle
November 5, 2019 – Shelved as: read-to-review
November 5, 2019 – Finished Reading
November 12, 2019 – Shelved as: hqn
November 12, 2019 – Shelved as: harlequin
November 12, 2019 – Shelved as: romance
November 12, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary
November 12, 2019 – Shelved as: holiday

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