Heart Block by Melissa Brayden

3 words: Buy this book!

Author Synopsis

Happily ever after is easier said than done…

Sarah Matamoros can’t complain. After immigrating from Mexico when she was nine years old, she’s content with the life she’s made for herself in sunny San Diego. She works hard at her mother’s housecleaning service by day and spends the evenings with her quirky eight-year-old daughter, Grace.

From a very young age, Emory Owen had several concepts drilled into her head. Success is everything. Be the best. Fight your way to the top. Expectations were high in the Owen household and the world was watching. Born into a high society family, Emory never wanted for anything…at least anything money could buy. When she meets Sarah, hired to sort her mother’s home, her sterile life suddenly sparks into color.

But when the emotional logistics of combining two very different worlds proves to be too much, a terrifying turn of events spurs the question: If love exists, can it really find a way?


My Review

I adored this book. Period.

When you’re first introduced to Emory Owns, all you see is money, structure, work and sadness. That is until the beautiful and smart Sarah walks into her life and changes everything… but does Emory really want that? And if she throws caution to the wind will the gorgeous, single, young mother (who’s also straight) hurt her? It seems a bit dicey but is falling in love ever a walk in the park?

If I was a single mother Emory would be my perfect person to date, marry or drag to bed! She’s present but shy, focused but fun and above all forthright and loving! The biggest surprise in the book was that Emory’s awakening about her love, family life and commitment seemed a lot more intense than what would seemingly be the bigger deal of Sarah coming out as a lesbian to her strict catholic family and her young daughter.  Melissa wrote it so beautifully that I realized that everyone has their obstacles and some obstacles can be greater depending on the person.

The relationship that was built between Sarah and Emory was an honest to god fairytale but the real magic was when Emory, Sarah and Sarah’s Daughter Grace were together. It seemed that they just clicked as a family and I could feel the all-encompassing love that Emory was beginning to understand she had for Grace as they became closer.

It excites me that Melissa writes cameos, or at least mentions characters from her other books, and she does this with such fluidic motion that you realize almost without it being a surprise.

I’m starting to believe that Melissa Brayden can’t write a book that’s rates in under 5 stars! She still remains one of my all time favourite writers and most of my favourite protagonists live inside her brain and on the pages of her wonderful books.

5 stars and keep them coming Melissa!

Melissa has a novella called Firework that continues the story of Sarah’s best friend and business partner Lucy. Emory and Sarah play a massive role in this book so if you need more from this couple, as I did, you should check it out. Link Below.


To purchase Heart Block follow the link below:

Bold Strokes Books


To purchase the follow up novel Firework follow the link below:

Bold Stokes Books



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