Monday, March 2, 2015

TAKE A PIECE OF MY HEART by Diane Rose Duffy

Series:  N/A
Author:  Diane Rose Duffy
Publish Date:   09.29.14
Publisher:  Diane Rose Duffy
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Trigger warning:  Domestic violence
Received from:  Diane Rose Duffy (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: Take a Piece of My Heart
Date completed: 03.01.15

Description from the publisher:
Kara begins her journey as a youthful innocent woman who marries the town bad boy against her parent’s wishes. A James Dean rebel clone…”THAT GUY”. You know the type because we have all had one of those in our past. Am I right? Though her bad choices bring her face-to-face with the dark side of human nature, Kara’s heartfelt desire to find a pure and everlasting love give her the courage to take chances.

This is the story of Kara and her quest to find her voice, freedom from her past and her own identity. She is a strong spirited female with a snarky attitude and an often-colorful viewpoint on life. Kara is no Barbie doll (either in build or temperament) and thus, her tale will relate to many female readers.

‘Take a Piece of My Heart’ is Kara’s journey of love, friendships, romance, lust and loss. She learns slowly that mistrust, love and hatred of some people may require a second chance.

This book will have you laughing out loud one moment and reaching for the tissue box soon after. It is an emotional read which will grab your heart from the first page and not release it until the final page.

This is a stand-alone, contemporary romance.

Let’s face it, each person you meet and truly bond with has a bit of your heart.  If they leave, they take that bit with them.  On the other hand, you need to remember that you probably have a bit of their heart in return.

Kara’s journey through this book leads her from naïve teen, to abused housewife, to maturity, safety, and freedom.  Along the way, she will find heartbreak, laughter, and friendship.

Reading this book was like sitting down with your bestie and hashing out her love life over glasses of sweet tea and plenty of lemon bon-bons (my personal favorite).  The narration is home-spun, folksie, and utterly true-to-life.  There are moments of despair, but there are also amazing moments of joy.  I promise, though you will need Kleenex a time or two, the laughter is more abundant than the tears.

It’s hard to believe this is Diane Duffy’s first publication.  A talent like this must be encouraged!  My promise:  you will not be disappointed if you pick up this book.

Grammar/editing:  D – many errors, some distraction


No comments:

Post a Comment