Thursday, March 5, 2015
BOOK REVIEW- THE KEY TO MY HEART
The Key To My Heart is a series standalone.
It can be read by itself, but it is part of the Love and Music in Texas series. It does have some *Sexual Content*.
Blaine Grant has been living a nightmare but she's back home at Harmony's Echo, just hoping to put her life back together and find safety and peace. Dancing had become her passion but life has pretty much beaten the passion out of her. She's not the same girl she used to be and everyone can see something is wrong, she just won't open up. Family and friends thought she left them behind because she was selfish. They really thought she didn't care especially when they were going through different nightmares in their lives. They just didn't know she was going through nightmares of her own.
Randy Hughes found his passion in music but his first passion has always been Blaine Grant. She has never known that because he was way to shy to ever let her know. The oldest sibling and the only boy, he's pressured by family expectations to set a good example. He's the one who takes everyone in when they need it, and he's the one whose own dreams are ignored. Now Blaine is back in town, big things are happening for the Baby Stetson band, Randy has to decide how to handle his family when his dreams are on the line. Is there ever anyway that Blaine will finally see him and make his other dream come true?
Well written story. I liked the two MC's, and the surrounding cast of family and friends. (Her mother, her brother and her friends, who were part of the Baby Stetson band.) I thought that the small town feel of their community was also pretty well presented. There were good people in the town but there was also a fairly large group small-minded people. They was such a feel of them thinking they had the right to be in everybody's business. That is something that I know happens in small towns but its also a part of our current culture now too. Blaine really had her secrets and the surprises just kept coming. And Randy! What a sweet guy; really liked him. He was such a supportive guy to Blaine. He was strong in his own way too, and he wasn't going to quit on Blaine. I was really pulling for him. What a sweet romance that was mixed in with so many challenges. Really good interactions between the two.
I liked that his (Randy's) relationship problems with his parents weren't resolved overnight. In fact, he just had to move on with his dreams with or without their support.
The name of the book, where it came from was beyond touching as well.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.