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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Feuding Hearts by Natasha Deen

Feuding Hearts by Natasha Deen
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (55 pgs)
Heat Level: sensual
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Water Lily

Angel Baxter's move from Georgia to Miami was intended to bring peace and calm, but for the past three months, she's been reluctant mediator to her nana and their eighty-five year-old neighbor. Between ripped up azalea bushes, wrecked bird baths, and her grandmother prancing across the lawn like a deranged pixie, Angel's nerves are frayed. She's got more problems than a three-legged cat in a dog pound.

Unexpected help shows up in the sexiest form: Harry Garret, the neighbor's gorgeous grandson. The gardener offers his hand in the negotiations, and the rest of his body on a date at a French restaurant. When Nana's pranks go too far, will Angel lose out on more than peace and quiet, but also on a chance at love?

Feuding Hearts is a fun, frolicsome way to spend an hour or two.

I’m not sure which couple I liked best, the cranky yet charming octogenarians or their sexually-charged, intensely-loyal adult grand-kids. All I know is that I loved following Angel’s emotional roller coaster. Bless her heart, she has her hands full but she won me over with her wit and kindness. Her silly antics were fresh and fun to read.

The super scrumptious Harry wasn't hard to read about either. Ms. Deen knows how to create a hero who raises the heat level in a room just by walking in. Harry is completely likeable because he doesn't act like he knows he's hot. The author also has the charm of Southern speak down to an art. I had no problem stepping into the scene and getting to know these people.

Ms. Deen even manages to add social conscience, ethical vs unethical business practices and the green movement into the mix. With the added plus of well-defined characters, great descriptions, and flawless writing, this short will have you logging on to see what else Ms. Deen has written. There are eight more by my count. Guess I’m going shopping. If it's a romantic comedy that you've been craving, Feuding Hearts is an easy recommend.