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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Heart Signs by Cari Quinn

Heart SignsPublisher: Ellora's Cave   
Genre: Romance/Contemporary  
Buy this Book: Kindle, Nook

Summary from publisher:
The heart has a language all its own...
Rory Fowler has taken Sam Miller's billboard orders for the last two years, but they aren't to advertise they're love notes to his wife. Sam's most recent billboard about his wife's passing hits Rory hard. When she calls Sam to offer condolences, it sets off an unexpected chain of events that ends with Rory in Sam's apartment-and his arms.
Reading Sam's love letters tugs Rory into the romance between him and his estranged, now-deceased, wife. Their lives soon intertwine so completely that Rory wonder how she'll ever forget the man who makes poetry out of emotions she's fought to dismiss. And plays her body even more skillfully that he writes love notes.
Consumed by guilt and grief, Sam is shocked by the feelings Rory arouses in him, sexually and otherwise. Now he's not thinking about yesterday as much as he's looking forward to tomorrow. He's just not sure if he's capable of moving on...or if the woman who helped him find the will to really live again will be by his side.

My Review: 
First of all, I have been giving my poor Nook such a workout this month. I may need to give the poor guy a break but it was totally worth it. I am 4 for 4 on excellent Nook books. I am actually quaking in my Oscar the Grouch socks because I know a humdinger of a bad book is coming along in the near future.

I kinda fell in love with both Rory and Sam. Sam is perhaps one of my favorite heroes. He is so sad and it seems like he needs a good hug and a cuppa tea. He is still grieving over his wife and sending her messages on a billboard. Lord in heaven, it’s a bit heartbreaking. The love notes he writes to his wife are enough to make you weep. Rory, our heroine, works for the company that puts up those billboards and they form a friendship. Rory was a really great character. I was worried that she would be wishy-washy but she was spunky and smart and comforted Sam but, at the same time, did not let him wallow. I also love it when the heroine has image issues. It makes her so much more real and relatable.

This book had me on the edge of tears and smooshy “aww” the whole time I was reading. Sam and Rory had a very real sort of chemistry that was not all contrived or Hallmark movie like. I was a bit worried at the start that I was walking into a Hallmark movie of the week-like book but I wasn’t and I was happy. The progression of the relationship between Sam and Rory was also very organic and well-paced. This is my first Cari Quinn but, clearly, I have been missing something and I must catch up in a big way.  

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review.   My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies   made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the  blog.

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  1. It was your review that has me hooked. This story just sounds so darned romantic, I just have to read more about these two.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  2. I don't need the give-away...I own the book. *sigh* GUSH.
    I just loved these two. Sam is such a great character. I'm so glad you loved it.



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