Friday, February 7, 2014

Mangled Hearts by Felicia Tatum

“Francesca…there was an accident. You need to get dressed.”
“Who, Daph?”
“Your mom and dad need to tell you,” she said, her eyes welling in tears.
“Daphne,” I demanded, my eyes pleading with hers.
Her face scrunched as the tears fell freely. I don’t know how I knew, but I did. Something happened to my sister. I hugged the pillow tighter. “Is Josie going to be ok?”
She looked at me pitifully, and I knew in my heart that my sister was gone. I had to hear it, though. I stared at her, my heart thumping against my chest.
“I don’t think so,” she barely choked out.

Posted for The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

Francesca Taymon is young, successful lawyer with a broken past. She is assigned a case. That turns out to be Cade Kelling, who has wasted his life since he was 10. He has drinking problem and has always been bailed out by his parents. He knows he cannot have a future with her unless he reveals what really happened 5 years ago. But is she going to believe him?

This is a contemporary romance. The flawed characters make this very real. Told in alternate voices of Francesca and Cade, it moves back and forth from past to present. Cade knows only Francesca is capable to make him a better person. And he is prepared to go to any length to achieve that. 

The secondary characters are endearing too. Daphne, Zander and Reid make the story very interesting. For those who like a good romance, I would say, go for it. It is available free!!


Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Sounds like a good read. Hope you enjoy it!

My Friday post:

fredamans said...

Based on the 56, it doesn't sound like a romance. I like that though. It looks like a surprisingly good and unpredictable read.
Happy weekend!

Cheryl said...

Wow! That's a powerful excerpt. Sounds like a fabulous book

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Sandra Nachlinger said...

Contemporary romance is one of my favorite genres. This sounds like one with an especially good plot.
Here's the link to my Friday post: HANK & CHLOE.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like this one might be sad. Hope you enjoy it!

DNAPL said...

Hope you like it - too much for me right now. Thanks again for stopping by to see my post at Leopards and Dragons today.

Yvonne said...

Great 56!

Bea said...

That is a painful, powerful excerpt.