Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Book Review for: "Unbreak My Heart"

May 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 161

Book Review for: "Unbreak My Heart" Written by: Helen Scott Taylor Self-Published Avail on Amazon as a Kindle eBook

5 Stars

Reviewed by: S. Burkhart

"Unbreak My Heart" is a heartwarming story about second chances. A baby in her arms, all Kate Frost wants to do is avoid the press. She seeks out her childhood friend, Andre Le Court for help. Dare he let Kate into his world or will she break his heart?

Set in contemporary England on the island of Jersey, Andre Le Court is a successful hotelier, having inherited two hotels from his grandfather. When he was sixteen, his father sent him to boarding school and he lost touch with his childhood sweetheart, Kate. Now, Kate arrives on Andre's doorstop with nowhere else to go. After a disastrous relationship with a reality star, Kate needs some breathing room. Andre takes her and her baby daughter, Keiko, into his home and immediately assists her in dealing with the hordes of press that are following her.

As Andre cares for her, old feelings are rekindled and clash with modern challenges. Andre asks for Kate's help in rebranding the hotel. She willingly gives it. Andre takes her shopping so she'll have a more modern, business-like appearance. Kate is a bit miffed and left to wonder if Andre accepts her as the woman she is now. Andre also grows a little frustrated with Kate and her reluctance to accept responsibility for her actions. Both have deep feelings they need to acknowledge and reconcile.

When a determined reporter, Jerry Markham, prints the truth about Kate's daughter, the fragile trust between Andre and Kate is tested. Can they embrace the future and the promise it holds, or will past wounds keep them apart?

Scott Taylor pens a delicious story filled with emotion and longing. The plot moves at a nice clip. The author's writing style is sharp and easy to read. The descriptions are spot on, giving just enough to allow the reader to picture the setting in their mind.

The most rewarding part of the story was the rich characterization. Both Andre and Kate explore their emotions in quiet, reflective moments, as well as with each other. For every step forward, there's a step back, too.

Andre has learned confidence and how to look at the world in practical way. Kate believes in being true to oneself. These are qualities that the other can grow in. The supporting cast compliments the main characters well. I also enjoyed the events leading up to the ending. They added a nice layer of suspense as to how the couple would resolve their issues.

The story is "sophisticated" for romance readers and has a love scene that captures the romantic longing and sensuality of the couple. "Unbreak My Heart" is a heartwarming romantic escape that will leave readers believing in second chances.

StephB is an author who likes to read many books and a variety of different genres. StephB is an author at http://www.Writing.Com/ which is a site for Creative Writing.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Helen Scott Taylor


Contemporary Romance


Unbreak My Heart

Finding and collecting vintage comic books for fun and profit is something that is interesting, but can be difficult. With so many places to look, narrowing down the options can be painstaking, until

By: Jorge Orduna l Book Reviews > Comics Humor l July 07, 2012 lViews: 286

Action packed story that reads like you are there in person. Lieutenant Commander Andrew Carlson was a U.S. Navy Seal. He was as rough and tough as they come. He was part of a mission to be inserted

By: Cy Hilterman l Book Reviews > Mysteries Thrillers l July 06, 2012 lViews: 278

"Look Me In The Eye, If You Dare!" Okay, all of You "Internet Millionaire Moguls," I want some answers, and I want them now.

By: Travis L Perkins l Book Reviews > Internet Marketing l June 29, 2012 lViews: 310

Crush it is a great "How to" book on using social media and being real with yourself on what you do. Gary is very passionate about what he does. The key to his success is blending who he is with what

By: Joe Mosed l Book Reviews > Internet Marketing l June 29, 2012 lViews: 547

My resolution this year was to knuckle down and do something to bring in some new clients for my practice, so I was pleased to see that Internet Marketing Bible for Accountants looked like it might

By: Karen K Jefferson l Book Reviews > Internet Marketing l June 29, 2012 lViews: 295

When promoting your business online, are you using internet marketing? If you have yet to spread your branches into the online world, you ought to consider doing so.

By: Joyce McNeill Christopher l Book Reviews > Internet Marketing l June 29, 2012 lViews: 281

A beautiful romance novel that tells how two fell in love over the internet. Did they meet by chance? Would this be an email you would open and agree too? All I can say is let's journey into the

By: Mary Harring-Duhartl Book Reviews > Romancel June 25, 2012 lViews: 163

Fifty Shades of Grey is a smash hit, but is it all hype or is the book worth reading? Although it has the potential to offend and it's not for everyone, I thought it was steamy and appreciated the

By: Sigrid Macdonaldl Book Reviews > Romancel June 17, 2012 lViews: 176

In the book Why Men Marry Bitches, Argov talks about the secrets to getting down the aisle. Along the way, she overturns some common misconceptions and advice that women are often given regarding how

By: Richard Jamesonl Book Reviews > Romancel June 03, 2012 lViews: 192

Where can you go to read a fantastic romantic comedy? I generally read mysteries, science fiction, or fantasy novels, as you can tell from the other reviews I've posted in the past. However, when I

By: Douglas Cobbl Book Reviews > Romancel May 23, 2012 lViews: 181

Stephanie Meyer weaves fantasy, mystery and romance through her epic books - Twilight series. The characters Edward, Bella and Jacob become your constant company even after you have put down the

By: Lavanya Kannanl Book Reviews > Romancel May 22, 2012 lViews: 161

It's no secret that romance fiction is big business in the literary world. It's estimated that this genre has brought in over $ 1.368 billion in 2011. This business has spilt over to the digital

By: Selena Walkerl Book Reviews > Romancel April 29, 2012 lViews: 151

Riordan pens a story stuffed with action, adventure, and myths with "Sea of Monsters." When the tree that guards Camp Half Blood is poisoned and Chiron accused of the deed, Percy and his friends must

By: Steph Burkhartl Book Reviews > Childrens Booksl May 26, 2012 lViews: 159

The Five Love Languages for Children is a book that will help parents better understand what motivates their kids and how to keep them happy. There are five love languages which everyone understands:

By: Steph Burkhartl Book Reviews > Self Helpl May 09, 2012 lViews: 137

Kincaid crafts a story full of suspense with "Something Special." Part of the Class of '85 Reunion Series, Jane Grey returns to Summerville to recover her uncle's inheritance only to find herself in

By: Steph Burkhartl Book Reviews > Romancel March 25, 2012 lViews: 142

Markland writes a sweeping Norman epic with "Conquering Passion." Rambaud (Ram) de Montbryce is a Norman noble and a trusted assistant to William the Conqueror. His own heart refuses to be tamed

By: Steph Burkhartl Book Reviews > Historyl March 06, 2012 lViews: 146

McNeal pens a haunting romance full of longing and desire with "The Violin." Genevieve Beaumont was born and raised in modern times, but when she discovers a violin owned by a man who died in 1927,

By: Steph Burkhartl Book Reviews > Romancel February 22, 2012 lViews: 159

Hodges pens a fantasy tale full of action, adventure, love, greed, and betrayal with "The Emerald Dagger." The timespace rift to the medieval land, Daradawn, opens only once for seven days every

By: Steph Burkhartl Book Reviews > SciFi Fantasy Horrorl February 05, 2012 lViews: 137

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus