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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Branded Hearts by Shay MacLean

Title: Branded Hearts
Author: Shay MacLean
Sub-Genre(s): Romance, Futuristic
Publisher: Sizzler Edition
Publication Date: July 28, 2011
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Dawne
Rating: 5 Cups

Thrilling romance - and female domination! Margarit St. James has her heart set on running the Action Adventure Division of her family's virtual publishing company, but when her father refuses and gives her the Branded Division instead she's furious. She's never had any luck with romance in her personal life, how can she manage a division that specializes in it? Even worse--her Vice President of Operations, turns out to be the man of her dreams, but his personal issues kept them from exploring what could have been. Now, it's her past getting in the way. Alex Barrett is livid when he learns he's been demoted to VP, that is until he sees who's taken over. Margarit has haunted his dreams ever since the fateful night he'd pushed her away. He’s learned that you can heal your emotional scars enough to love again. Feeling that providence has given him a second chance with Maggie, he decides to show her how to heal emotionally and learn to trust others with her safety, but will she be able to accept the woman who holds the other half of his heart too? Jasmyn Carrara has always known she didn't possess all of Alex's heart. When she finds out the new boss at work is the one that holds the other half she'll stop at nothing to ensure that Maggie heals and becomes a part of their life

This is the first book I've read by Shay MacLean but will definitely NOT be the last. MacLean adds such dimension to the lead characters, Margarit and Alex, that the reader can't do anything but root for their combustible union. The way she digs into their lives, intermingles their love/hate relationship are priceless and had me in awe.
The tenderness displayed by Alex towards Margarit's emotional marks are believable and show such affection that I was speechless, wishing for such a male in my life to show the same emotion boundaries. Kudos to MacLean for creating such a story and allowing fans to become involved. I look forward to many more of her writings in the future.

Available at:
Amazon (Kindle Edition)
Barnes & Noble (Nook book)


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Jean said...

Sounds wonderful! I'll have to get it for my TBR pile.

Louisa Bacio said...

Shay does such a good job upping that emotional involvement between the characters. Great review!