Title: Disclosure of the Heart
(Beside Your Heart #2)
Author: Mary Whitney
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: OmniFic Publishing
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Sixteen years is a long time to wait for your true love to reappear, and, anyway, Nicki Johnson couldn’t wait for the impossible to happen. Hard life lessons have taught her that fairy tales are children’s stories, and fate is cruel. Burying her hopes, she’s spent the last sixteen years focused and driven toward her career, and it’s landed her with a job at the White House with a gem of a boyfriend.
But when her high school love, Adam Kincaid, walks into the White House as a BBC reporter, Nicki’s world is thrown into turmoil as she relives their past. Adam has come back for her, but has he arrived too late?
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5 of 5 Disclosure of the Heart
Disclosure of the Heart is such an emotional journey of true love finding it's way home. No true love is never easy nor is it hard but at times it can be a journey of self discovery and realization that the heart wants what the heart wants and no one or no thing can stand in it's way. To say that this story had me on pins and needles is such an understatement because at times I loved it and at times I hated it. That is why Mary gets five million stars for me because I know what it feels like to love someone and have them only to lose them and they reappear in my life again.
This is Adam and Nicki's story that continues from Beside Your Heart. In Beside Your Heart we got to see Nicki and Adam's friendship build into a relationship that ended because Adam did something to Nicki that broke her heart.As we followed on their journey of friendship and then relationship to having nothing and seeing Nicki's heart broken it was quite the journey. Nicki had her heart broken but she was determined to have a career and that is what she did. She focused on schooling and became the Deputy Press Secretary for The President. This is a prestigious job and she has worked her ass off for it and she was able to acquire it.
Along the way to Nicki getting the perfect job she has sheltered her heart because of the hurt she experienced with Adam. With her heart hidden behind walls she slowly lets her guard down when she meets Juan Carlos. Lord I loved me some Juan Carlos because I thought he was right for her. He did not rush things and he did not push her. No Juan Carlos loved her even when at times it seemed she couldn't give him back the same thing.
Then Nicki gets the shock of a lifetime when Adam comes in as BBC's White House Correspondent. When Adam sees Nicki he knows he wants her and he is willing to do whatever it takes to get her back. Adam knows in his heart that she is the one for him and he is determined to have her back in his bed and in his arms. When he realizes she is with Juan Carlos it does not deter him from pursuing her it only makes his hackles get up and fight harder for her. The question that kept coming up for me when I realized Adam was not going to stop pursuing Nicki until he had her was why did he wait 16 years to decide he wanted her? Why go through all those girls and relationships and years and then just decide she is the one? Man I am not going to lie but that did piss in my cereal.
So in the end the lines have been drawn and the decision will be up to Nicki. Will she choose Juan Carlos or will she go back to her hearts desire Adam Kincaid?
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Beside Your Heart
"It's an emotional story that will take the reader back to those feelings that made the late teen years such a powerful time."
Late one night Nicki Johnson plays with emotional fire and Googles her high school love, only to find his name splashed across the British gossip columns. Back in his native England, Adam Kincaid is successful and dating a woman from an aristocratic family like his own. With a career in politics, Nicki’s no slouch, but she knows Adam is living a world away from her life.
Yet there was a time he was no farther than the next locker. Nicki will never forget their year together in high school—the year of her sister’s death, the year her mother checked out. Adam helped Nicki through suffocating grief, and she led him through a coming of age. Was it just high school, or was it something more?
5 of 5 Beside Your Heart
Beside Your Heart is such an AMAZING read! I have never read a story that brought me to tears one minute and then laughter another. I mean Mary has such a way with words and descriptions that I wanted more no I needed more and I could not put this book down. I was supposed to be doing a research paper when I read this book and I put it down so I could read.
Imagine your in high school and your life is going along great until your sister dies. Grief has struck your family hard and your mother checks out and leaves you to grieve alone. What do you do? Well Nicki found Adam and together Adam helped her through the worse year of her life. They became best friends and more. The love they shared is a rare love that only comes once in a lifetime. But as things happen in high school Adam moved on and left Nicki. She was devastated but she is a survivor so she did what anyone with a broken heart does she moved on. But the heart wants what the heart wants and there is no denying it she will always want Adam and thinks of him often.
So one day while at campaign head quarters she sees his name and she decides to google him. What she finds is his name plastered all over the British tabloids. He is dating an aristocrat's daughter. Nicki's heart just breaks some more even though she has not seen him in forever. She still loves him and we get to see through her memories and flashbacks what happened that year they spend together. Nicki and Adam have something special and through the memories and flashbacks we get to see the mistakes that were made and the heart ache Nicki endures. We get to see what happens when you never forget your first love. The heart knows what it wants and Nicki's heart wants Adam. Will they get a HEA?
Forever Your Heart
Forever Your Heart is due out in early 2014. The story of Adam Kincaid, it's the last in the Heart Series.
About the Author:
Even before she graduated from law school, Mary Whitney knew she wasn’t cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she’s spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.
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