Monday, November 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Disclosure of the Heart (Beside Your Heart #2) by Mary Whitney

Disclosure of the Heart is book 2 and follows on from Beside Your Heart with the story of Adam and Nicki who are now adults that realize the value of being with the one you love.  It is a really sweet read, that brings a lovely conclusion to this couples story.

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?

Disclosure of the Heart gave me exactly what I was wanting at the end of Beside Your Heart. The story told in the first book was just beautiful and it unfolded at a realistic pace, but I was disappointed with the ending as I would have liked to have known more about what the future held for Adam and Nicki. My wish was granted in Disclosure of the Heart. This book picks up where Beside Your Heart finished and we get to read the story of the re-connection between Adam and Nicki as adults. 

If I had to describe Disclosure of the Heart in a few words I would say it is a sweet love story. The connection between Adam and Nicki has withstood the test of time. The two are challenged by their work circumstances and their existing relationships but it is abundantly clear that the love that they shared as teenagers has not waned.

This was a very easy read: there was no earth shattering drama, I even thought the way the existing relationships were handled was quite tactful. Of course being the Press Secretary for the newly elected President meant that Nicki was ever conscious of scandal that could have consequences for the White House. This meant that actions were measured and carefully thought through. While some would argue this meant there was none of the spontaneous intensity of a good romance, I thought it built the romantic tension between Adam and Nicki really well.

Other characters from the first book make a return, most notably David, Adam’s cousin who has not lost any of his outrageously flirty style. The story moved at a pace that was engaging and Whitney has a really lovely writing style. I was lost in the story as I read and felt satisfied with how things finished. If you have read Beside Your Heart you should definitely pick up Disclosure of the Heart.

3 out of 5 stars

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.

Due for release on 5 November

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Title: Beside Your Heart ( Beside Your Heart #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 17th, 2013
Publisher: OmniFic Publishing

“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?

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