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Review and Giveaway: Memories of the Heart by Felice Stevens

Posted on 19 February, 2015 by in Felice Stevens, Giveaways, Review / 3 comments

Review and Giveaway: Memories of the Heart by Felice StevensMemories of the Heart by Felice Stevens
on February 9, 2015
Pages: 255
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four-half-stars

Ruthless, Controlling, A Loner. All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg by the hospital staff for their next head of surgery. When a letter arrives from his grandmother’s friend at the assisted living facility, his orderly world tilts dangerously out of control.

Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to re-evaluate his life, Josh gives up his career and returns home to New York City to care for his beloved grandmother. What Josh didn’t figure on was an attraction to a man who on the surface, appears to be exactly like the life Josh chose to leave behind.

As Micah struggles with the reality of his grandmother’s illness, the bond these two share deepens, as Josh helps Micah heal, then open his heart. Micah discovers there is more to life than work, control and success. Josh is in deep but has yet to tell Micah who he really is.
When the fight for the hospital’s head of surgery turns ugly, Josh’s past and present collide. Micah must let go of the past and accept who he is, if his life is going to move forward.

Life is full of surprises, and as both Micah and Josh learn, love can happen whether you plan for it or not.

I loved this story!  Dr. Micah Steinberg and Josh Rosen’s first meeting is tension filled and their second meeting is epic as these two men have grandmothers in the same assisted living facility (I am not going to say more as I think experiencing these first two scenes first hand is more fun).

I truly enjoyed watching Micah and Josh fall for each other.

I will say early on that the reader knows something about Josh that Micah does not; and witnessing this unfold allows the reader to appreciate even more the “I want you to love me for me” that this book becomes.

As a New Yorker, I want to commend Ms. Stevens on her use of 9/11, it was poignant  and heartfelt and masterfully used in the story.

Micah and Josh bond and develop an easy comfort that feels forever except that Micah is in the closet and surrounded by hospital management that have no tolerance for a gay man or for that matter a man with an interest in family first.

When Micah’s past collides with Josh’s past, I have to say I was so proud of Micah.  In the end, the journey Micah takes warmed my heart and touched my soul.

I do hope Micah’s best friend Alex gets a story!! Alex and Micah’s genuine friendship added to this read and had me hoping Alex too finds a happy as this wonderful man deserves it!

I am so enjoying watching Ms Stevens writing develop.  She has truly become a must-click author for me.

If you have not read a Felice Stevens book yet, I strongly recommend a 1-click on this book as I think it is her best book to date!

And as I said Ms. Stevens PLEASE write a happy for Alex! As I think I saw hint and a connection between Alex and the caring and kind vet, Rafe!

 

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four-half-stars

About Felice Stevens

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance novels became renewed.

But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my own.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

3 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Memories of the Heart by Felice Stevens”

  1. Lisa G

    Great review! I’m reading this right now and loving it! I’m definitely checking out her backlist.

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