Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Review: Healing Hearts by Liz Crowe

Title: Healing Hearts
Author: Liz Crowe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published Date: January 13, 2013
Cover Art By: Mina Carter

Jay Longmire had it all--a successful business, a beautiful wife, two loving children. But one normal Sunday evening in Ann Arbor everything was ripped from his arms at knifepoint. He has retreated to Traverse City to hide from the world, nursing his physical and emotional wounds and trying to cope with mind-numbing guilt over his inability to protect his family.

Abby Powers serves him coffee he never drinks and has become obsessed with the movie-star handsome but melancholy man. And the anticipation of his appearance every day takes her mind off her own messy life.

What begins as a near desperate physical connection out of the blue develops into a friendship that has the potential to heal two damaged hearts. But Jay is terrified to love again. While Abby's fierce independence forces them both to acknowledge the deeper relationship they both desire, but that remains just out of reach.

This was my first experience reading Liz Crowe and I was very impressed. The tragic death of the Jay’s entire family has created a void, but that loss is also compounded with an overwhelming amount of guilt. The author did an amazing job of capturing the essence of a grieving husband facing the challenge of rebuilding his life-alone. The self-imposed isolation seemed heartbreaking and tragic, but ultimately turned out to be the perfect backdrop for this challenging tale.

The story worked well considering the length, about 50 pages, yet I didn't feel that the romance was rushed. The author’s reflections on how the heroine helps Jay heal will touch your heart.

Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Decadent Publishing for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.


  1. thanks! I hope you get a chance to read more of my books (this is just about the shortest one of them all)

    1. I'll have to check out your back list. Thanks for stopping by.


  2. Read her 'Turkish Delights' series, Heather. You'll fall in love with Liz's brain. :)

    Great review, thanks!

    Heather Bennett
    Decadent Publishing

    1. Thanks for the recommendation - I'll have to check them out!