Simone Sweet is happy with her life in Broken Heart. She loves her job as the town mechanic and she has her daughter, Glory, and her grandma, Elaine, to come home to every night. The last thing she needs is a man in her life, but she can’t deny the attraction she feels whenever Braddock Hayes is around. She tells herself it can’t possibly go anywhere. She is a vampire, and he is a human, and even if she wanted to be with him, she is not ready for the 100 year commitment in which “being with him” would result. Her abusive past makes her terrified to get close to anyone but her daughter and grandma.
Braddock Hayes has a past of his own and secrets that just might make Simone’s pale in comparison if she will just give him a chance. When people start turning up missing and dead in Broken Heart, it all seems to point to Simone and the past that she has tried desperately to outrun. Only by putting her trust in Braddock does she have any chance of figuring out who is behind the attacks and protecting all those she holds dear.
In the 5th installment of the Broken Heart saga, Michele Bardsley introduces us to some new players in the town of Broken Heart, Oklahoma and brings back favorites from her previous novels. Ms. Bardsley has a gift for creating characters that are easy to love as well as those that are easy to despise. Her writing inspires emotions that will have you sobbing and then laughing hysterically with the just the turn of a few pages. Each Broken Heart story builds on the ones that came before and fleshes out more of the townspeople. Her skill at turning minor characters into major players makes the reader long for the story to continue and anxiously await the release date of her next book while speculating on which background character is going to get their own story. Kudos and Godivas to Ms. Bardsley for another fabulous Broken Heart experience.
Book Excerpt: “Moving into Broken Heart seemed like the perfect transition for Simone Sweet and her young daughter, Glory. With her ex-husband gone after attempting to murder Simone, and Glory being mute since the incident, it is one place where she can feel safe, and almost forget she’s a ravenous vampire…
No one is without secrets, but Simone’s are big. She’d hate to have them interfere with what’s developing with local hunk Braddock Hayes. When not turning her legs to jelly, he’s building an Invisi-shield around Broken Heart and helping Glory speak again. But when Simone’s past resurfaces, it threatens to ruin her second chance…”
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Signet (May 5, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451226771
- ISBN-13: 978-0451226778
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Books in the Broken Heart, Oklahoma series in the order they should be read:
I’m the Vampire, That’s Why
Don’t Talk Back To Your Vampire
Because Your Vampire Said So
Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home
Over My Dead Body
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