Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Shining Star Award: Crossed Hearts by K.Vale



 Title: Crossed Hearts
Series: A Hearts and Scars Novel
Author: K.Vale
Publisher: Kimber Vale
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 387
Reviewer: Redz






Publisher’s Blurb
One heart's been broken. The other is secondhand.

Kory Vansant doesn’t deserve to be alive.

As time sucks him dry of energy, sapping the final ounces of strength from his congenitally enlarged heart, he’s forced to end his career as Kory Kent, porn star. Staring down death, he questions his life choices and prays for a miracle. For another chance at life, he vows to change who he is at his core.

His prayers are answered. A perfect heart now beats in his chest, but it comes at a heavy price. The donor is an innocent young man cut down far too prematurely.

Kory’s blemished history and his donor’s spotless past are far from ideal matches.
As his debts skyrocket, Kory can’t help but think his resolve to walk the high road is being tested. After he meets the adorable Will Squire at the gravesite they both visit, he’s doubly damned because there’s no way he can keep up his end of the bargain. What happens when a man breaks a deal with a higher power?

Will often prefers the company of the dead to that of the living. Following a bad breakup, he pours himself into his two jobs—funeral director at his uncle’s mortuary and part-time paramedic. He’s drawn ever closer to Kory, as if fate sticks her fickle hand in and pushes them together like two unlikely puzzle pieces. But sometimes history can’t be buried, and maybe divine intervention isn’t always right. Will discovers everyone is imperfect, no matter how pretty the outer package, and opening one’s heart is never easy, but can be oh, so worth the pain.









Review
 I loved  Crossed Hearts by author K.Vale.  There is humor, love, and a whole lot of self realization.  I really couldn’t stop reading it. This is the first book in the Hearts and Scars series and I hope not the last. The emotional connection and love just jumps off the pages of this book.  A must read for a real true romance lover.
Kory well Kory used to be a porn star. He likes sex, he likes getting paid. He didn’t see why he couldn’t combine that and make some money.  The problem though is Kory had severe heart problems. So bad that he had to have a heart replacement.  This causes him to reevaluate his life. Does he want to waist this second chance he was given?  He decides to turn his life around. He drops doing porn and becomes a bouncer.  He is a good person trying to do the right thing. Even though all his friends keep trying to drag him back into the porn business.
Will we meet him at the start of the book. He is paramedic that ends up being called when a football player goes down. He is with the kid till the end and ends up being the mortician as well.  He finds out Kory has the heart of the boy, and wants to know more about Kory.  Will is shy and kind of geeky he doesn’t think he has a chance with the beefy hunk that is Kory. But when he finds he does. He really is a kind sweet man. But Kory doesn’t want to tell anyone he used to do porn.  He wants to leave that behind. But will that secret be the thing that tears the new relationship he has with Will apart?
I would love to read many more books by K. Vale. The heart and soul in this one made me want more more more!  True love is amazing to watch unfold. I highly recommend this book, I know it is going on my keeper shelf. 

                       Five shooting stars and A Shining star Award





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