5 Cup ARC Review On This Blog Tour! Christina Lee’s Two of Hearts

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two of hearts blog tourMeet Dakota & Shane in this standalone second romance!

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two of hearts by christina leeBlurb

A gripping standalone adult contemporary romance about finding yourself while taking a second chance at your first love…

Dakota Nakos was always the resilient, strong-willed achiever. But when her father dies and she’s entrusted with the family’s casino, she feels vulnerable, scared, and more than a little emotional –not exactly the best time to see an old lover she’s never really gotten over.

Dakota once meant the world to Shane Garrity. Then suddenly he left town to train as a U.S. Marshal, and their love for each other crashed into a memory. Now he’s come home for her father’s funeral, and one look at the girl he left behind stirs up both memories and regrets, and reignites a fire he feared he’d lost forever.

Dakota may be the same driven girl she always was, but she’s also changed in ways neither could have anticipated. She’s not just a young woman searching for own identity in the Native American community in which she was raised, but one questioning her new life outside her father’s shadow. Above all she wonders if Shane can push past her weakened defenses to rekindle what they once had, or whether the intense blaze between them will ultimately reduce her heart to ashes

EXCERPT

She closed her eyes on a sharp breath, looking soft and vulnerable.

Because I couldn’t help myself, my fingers left her chair and glided up her arms to her neck. Her breaths released from her lips in short pants and I considered touching my mouth to hers.

Would she let me? Would she want me to?

“Yes,” she whispered, the heat of her breaths warming the tiny sliver of air still lingering between us. “But that’s in the past. We had our chance and I . . . I got over you. So let’s leave it there.”

My stomach completely flipped over. “You got over me?”

I studied her lips edge to edge, and they trembled in response. She was so not over me.

I didn’t know what the hell was driving me. I just knew I didn’t like hearing those words. Not one damn bit.

“You got over me?” I growled as my fingers gripped the nape of her neck.

My lips brushed the line of her jaw and she shivered.

“Shane, don’t. Please,” she mumbled, her hands at my chest. “You’ll just leave again and I can’t . . . I can’t . . .”

She sounded so helpless and sad. For the first time she was allowing me to see exactly what she might have been feeling, might’ve gone through five years ago. She sounded wrecked—as wrecked as I had been.

My lips trailed to her ear. “Angel.”

My Review

I made a mistake reading this book. Like, a life-altering mistake. Do not make this mistake. Are you understanding?? OK, here goes my confession.

I, your blogger buddy (who knows better), started reading this book at {gasp} 11 o’clock at night.

Do not do this if you need to function the next day!!

I could not put this book down. Eventually, my eyes gave out and I had to sleep, but I did not want to.

Dakota and Shane {insert audience swoon here}, finally see each other after years of separation. Unfortunately, it’s at Dakota’s father’s funeral. Shane has been gone for five years, leaving to go to US Marshall training and then staying gone while working. Dakota has been home, surviving the loss of the man she loves by burying herself in work. It was painful to see the struggle the characters went through at the end of the relationship (there are flashbacks that just make you want to shake the crap out of both MCs!!) But it was great to see that candle still burning

“This was her father’s funeral and I needed to snap the hell out o it. Still, the idea of holding her, comforting her made my fingers itch, my skin flush. I wanted to be there for her in her grief.”

Christina Lee pulled at my heartstrings, and the dual POV was perfect! I loved getting both sides of the story, even though there were times that knowing what really happened makes you want to scream “What the HELL!” at a character or two. So, be prepared to learn a lesson about miscommunication here. Just be aware. And know that having good friends that tell you like it is is priceless

“I told him we should take a break, and he agreed. Seemed like a done deal to me.”

“You were testing him, and he didn’t respond the was you wanted him to. You were a stubborn ass – you both were.”

Now, not only do we get an amazing second-chance love story, but there is one of my favorite elements {dun dun duuuuuuunnnnn} The Who-Done-It!!!! Oh yes, there is mystery on top of everything!!! It had me guessing, it had me pissed off, I was SHOCKED!!! I didn’t see it coming and neither will you. The twists and turns, plus the addition of the heritage complications, make this a must read.

So, grab a copy today. But remember, do not start this book if you are supposed to be doing anything else. You will not be productive. 5 Cups.

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Author Information

christina lee bioMother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son–her two favorite guys.

She’s addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.

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