Tuesday, July 18, 2017
BOOK REVIEW- FOOLISH HEART by Shirleen Davies
Foolish Heart, Book Nine, MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary Western Romance Series
Ernesto Salgado’s life continues to change. An ex-Special Forces operative, he recently left the U.S. Marshals Service to start a new life—minus the woman who left him without an explanation or backward glance. Working as head of security for MacLaren Enterprises is the opportunity he needs to move on.
Paige Wallace made a choice that continues to haunt her every day and each night. The life she dreamed about, had at her fingertips, disappeared in one decisive moment. A new job with her longtime friend offers the break she needs, a chance to forget her biggest failure and start over.
No problem, right? Except Paige and Nesto now work for the same company.
And that’s not the only issue. The family member she dropped everything to help has become embroiled in illegal dealings, doing business with those who would harm not only Paige, but the entire MacLaren family.
As head of security, Nesto’s priority is to keep all employees and owners safe. He’ll do whatever needs to be done to excel at the job, even when it includes protecting the woman who walked out of his life.
The more he digs, the deeper the threat becomes, affecting everyone. Nesto has to face a hard truth—the only way for him to succeed is with Paige’s help.
How can he trust a woman he thought loved him but walked away, especially when they acknowledge the passion still burning between them?
As the threat increases, Nesto uses all the resources available to protect those he cares about. If he could only use the same resources to protect his heart. AMAZON 4 STARS
The opening starts out strong. It made me wince just a bit because the author did such a good job of stirring up the expectation on Nestos's part. And because of the book blurb, you knew there was a hit coming. We're left as much in the dark about the why of it as Nesto is. And when I found out why, I wanted to slap Paige right in the back of the head. Although as information began to come out as to some of her reasons, I began to understand a little better about her thought processes. Still wanted to slap her but had a little more sympathy for the pressure she was under. And she did cave to some emotional manipulation too.
So many times Nesto talked himself into being professional around Paige, coolly professional. But time after time that icy rage under the surface showed up when he was around her.
The twists, turns and dangers were pretty well done; with a few surprises coming out of the woodwork.
There is also a side story about the drama going on in Paige's mother and father's life. At first I felt like her mother was a highbrow woman who looked down on people in lesser stations in life. It wasn't a true picture of her and as time went on I began to like her.
The only downside for me was the fact that more than once I felt overwhelmed with the amount of people in the story. There was a pretty large cast of people in the families alone. At times I found it hard to keep track of them all and how they related to each other. .
By the way, I liked the choice for the eBook cover.
I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion of it.