Monday, February 22, 2016

Review: Change of Heart by:Courtney Walsh

Change of Heart (Paper Hearts #2)
About the Book:
A Colorado senator’s wife, Evelyn Brandt seems to have it all. But her carefully constructed life comes toppling down when the FBI crashes her society brunch with news that her husband has been arrested for embezzlement, and he’s far from repentant. It turns out this was only the start of his indiscretions―for which he has little regret.

As the weeks following the scandal turn into months, Evelyn withdraws, even shirking her duties with the philanthropic Valentine Volunteers. The inquisitive women of the group are determined not to let Evelyn’s divorce destroy her. They have big plans for her to use her long-forgotten artistic talent to reimagine the city’s iconic lamppost hearts. But doing so will force Evelyn to work closely with Trevor Whitney, her ex-husband’s former best friend. Though she and Trevor used to be close―and he’s been letting her hide in his guesthouse―his gruffness conveys his unease with the situation.

Amid the beauty of Trevor’s farm and the comfort of a paintbrush, Evelyn starts to reclaim the dreams she sacrificed to become the perfect politician’s wife. And as creativity inspires them both, Whit begins to see the girl he fell in love with before his friend―and his own mistakes―stole his chance. Possibilities for a new beginning emerge, but long-kept secrets threaten to ruin everything. After so much time, is a change of heart too much to hope for?

My Review:
Evelyn Brandt believe she was living a perfectly wonderful life. That was until the FBI raided her home, telling her that her dear husband stole money from the state. At the news she is distraught and is beyond thankful when her husbands former best friend, Trevor Whitney, shows up to take her away from the horrid sight. Staying in Trevor’s guest house, she watches as the world displays her clasping life. Pictures surface of her husband with numerous women and it just keeps getting worse.

Trevor Whitney will not stand by and let the love of his life implode on herself. His plan is to give her a safe get away and hopefully a distraction, nothing more. But it seems everyone else has other ideas. Soon a group of ladies from town come up with the horrid idea of Evelyn and Trevor working together on the towns annual wooden hearts. It would hurt so bad if he wasn’t hiding some big ‘ole secrets.

Evelyn must find a way to move on with her life and stop letting her ex-husbands deeds define her. Meanwhile, Trevor must wrestle with the secrets that he has kept for far long.

Change of Heart is an epic novel, with tons of unexpected twist and turns. I really, really enjoyed this book and I hated seeing it end. The ending, though, was just unexpectedly awesome! I love, love, love this book and I plan on reading much more of this authors books.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.