Sunday, September 25, 2016


Series:  The Heart #1
Author:  Mary Whitney
Publish Date:   06.16.13
Publisher:  Omnific Publishing
Category /Genre:  NA Romance, Coming of Age
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors
Received from:  Mary Whitney (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by:  Bare Naked Words
Goodreads:  Beside Your Heart
Date completed: 11.17.13

Description from the publisher:
"It's an emotional story that will take the reader back to those feelings that made the late teen years such a powerful time."

Late one night Nicki Johnson plays with emotional fire and Googles her high school love, only to find his name splashed across the British gossip columns. Back in his native England, Adam Kincaid is successful and dating a woman from an aristocratic family like his own. With a career in politics, Nicki’s no slouch, but she knows Adam is living a world away from her life.

Yet there was a time he was no farther than the next locker. Nicki will never forget their year together in high school—the year of her sister’s death, the year her mother checked out. Adam helped Nicki through suffocating grief, and she led him through a coming of age. Was it just high school, or was it something more?

***The sequel, Disclosure of the Heart, is due out on November 5.***


Just before her junior year in high school, Nicki, her sister, and her mother were in a horrific accident that left her scarred, her mother emotionally damaged, and her sister dead.  Scarred emotionally and physically, Nicki crushes on Adam, the British student whose locker is next to hers.  Their relationship moves from friendship to the intense romance of first love.

In 2004, I lost a child to a DUI driver, so, for me, there was some incredible emotional moments in reading about the accident that took Lauren away from her family.   

This story is full of the angst of teenage love and coming-of-age in a small town in Texas.  I cried so many times in this story.  Some tears were for the family that had lost a child, some for the loss of love, and some were happy tears of joy and hope.  I believe Ms. Whitney has captured the intense emotions of these teens and their friends as they travel their paths through high school and beyond.  Adam’s sister, Sylvia, is an absolute hoot and hope we find out more about her in future books in this series. 

I hope to be reviewing book two soon and I will be watching for book three as well.  This series has captured my heart!

 The Heart Series:
1.                    Beside Your Heart
2.                    Disclosure of the Heart
3.                    Forever Your Heart (not yet released)
Also from Mary Whitney:
·                        More than Rivals
·                        A Political Affair
·                        A Very Important Guest



Originally posted 11.17.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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