Saturday, 14 December 2013

Review: A Heart is a Home: Christmas in Texas by K.E. Saxon

How does a smart, easygoing serial monogamist tame a closet Bohemian?

Adam Taylor believes selling his childhood home is the only way to put the past…and the memories behind him. Then he meets Joy Pettigrew. The uptight real estate broker isn’t what she seems.

Freaky and Joy Pettigrew no longer mix. She’s a corporate girl now. She plans to make the sale, get the commission, and never look back. So how does she keep the truth from Adam Taylor long enough to get him to sign on the dotted line? He swears he wants to sell his grandfather’s house and move on. She knows he’s lying to himself. He insists she throw off the façade she’s hiding behind. She knows she’s lying to herself. She also knows he’s going back to Houston. Nothing she does will change his mind…and even their shared passion won’t convince her to go with him.

She’s already home. After all, Christmas is just around the corner and everyone knows you spend Christmas at home.

ebook, 178 pages
Published October 8th 2012 by Passion Flower Publishing
Terri's Review
I downloaded this story from Amazon as part of my mission to feature Christmas stories during the month of December.
I have to admit that I was disappointed in this read and did not enjoy it too much.  The premise of the story was fine, two opposites meet and deny their attraction until they give in to the chemistry.  Although typical I did expect this based on the synopsis given.
Where I struggled was with the character of Joy.  She was uptight with no personality and I found it difficult to like her.  I know the basic idea was that Adam broke down her icy exterior however it did not really work for me.  The chemistry between the two felt imagined until they fell in to bed.  This part would not disappoint those who like their steamy love scenes however I felt that it was not enough to sustain the rest of the story. Adam on the other hand did have a little more substance and I like how he grieved the passing of his grandfather.
If you are looking for a Christmas read for the holiday season I say to skip this one.  If you are looking for a steamy read without the Christmas then you may want to give this one a try.

About the Author

K.E. Saxon is a third-generation Texan and has been a lover of romance fiction since her first (sneaked) read of her older sister's copy of "The Flame and the Flower" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. She is a member of the West Houston Chapter of Romance Writer's of America and is a devoted subscriber to the Romance Divas online forum. She has two cats, a 24-year-old cockatiel, a funny, supportive husband, and a garden that's been fried by the recent drought. When she isn't in her writer's cave writing, you can find her puttering in her organic vegetable garden or in her kitchen trying out a new recipe. An animal (and bug) lover since before she could speak, she made pets of all kinds of critters when she was a kid growing up. Her mother even swears that she made a pet of a cockroach one time (but K.E. doesn't believe her). She likes to write funny, sexy romances.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh that's too bad! The premise sounds pretty promising, but if it can't deliver that's not good.

    Thanks for the great review :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews