A Change of Heart book review | Blogmas #22

Posted December 22, 2018 by Jordann @thebookbloglife in 3 star, blogmas, book reviews / 0 Comments

A Change of Heart book review | Blogmas #22A Change of Heart by Barbara Longley
Series: Perfect Indiana #3
Published by Montlake Romance on 26th November 2013
Genres: Romance
Pages: 300
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Cory Marcel worked tirelessly over eight grueling years to develop a successful military career. After her commanding officer violently assaulted her, she lost everything—especially her trust in people. Despite the emotional damage threatening to sink her, Cory agrees to accept a new job at a furniture store in Perfect—a job that could offer the fragile brunette the chance to start over.

Ted Lovejoy cofounded Langford & Lovejoy Heritage Furniture, but lately he feels like an outsider in his own business. When he meets Cory, Ted realizes his company can do more than just build furniture—it can also help rebuild lives. He longs to help Cory recover from her pain, yet every time he gets too close to her heart, she pushes him away.

While Cory can’t resist her attraction to Ted, she fears the demons haunting her will drag down both of them. Could this kind, soft-spoken man help her finally bury the past…and unlock a future full of hope and happiness?

A Change of Heart is the third book in the Perfect Indiana series, and I definitely have a special place in my heart for the characters and the way that the books end up making me relax. I definitely know that there is better literature out there and definitely books with better plots but these books hit a spot in terms of easiness. A Change of Heart is no exception to that, I think this book has a special place in my heart because it focused on Ted who was such a sweetie in the other books and you can’t help but feel for his heartbreak and loneliness.

 I really enjoyed the switch with having the main character being a girl instead of being focused on a man. Plus I felt as though the subject matter that was dealt with in this book was something that I had never thought about, but is a scary idea. Especially if it’s as prevalent as the book has made it seem. I think the ending of the book shows a lot especially in terms of what Cory’s responsibility is and where that ends. I definitely think that this book has the best ending purely based on that decision. 

Now I know I have just said that this book has the best ending it also has the most unsatisfying ending. I think it feels very rushed and there isn’t a lot of thought but into the actual needs of Cory. It just felt as though because this was the formula and what needed to happen it happened as fast as it could, almost as though it was an afterthought. I would have liked if there had been more of a build up and less of a “eureka” moment. It would have had a better reaction!

I have already bought the fourth book and I’m looking forward to reading it and actually I’m kind of sad because this is the last one and I don’t want it to be. I love the characters and I want to see where they end up in life and how everything works out!

I would definitely recommend this series. I love the easy nature of the writing and how much I enjoy reading them!

Let me know if you love a particular series. I would love to hear your recommendations!