What the Heart Wants
by Kelli McCracken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
‘True warm and fuzzy, sigh worthy romance,’ the kind you won’t admit you’ve dreamed of, pretty much describes What the Heart Wants by Kelli McCracken. I mean, seriously, even the author’s name sounds all soft and romantic heroine-like! Imagine two people, who have never met, both wanting that special love that happens only once. Now, imagine them each dreaming of the other for years, yes, years and then one day, fate brings them together, face to face and only one of them KNOWS without a doubt that the other is their heart’s destiny. Heaven, Hope and Faith are triplets, different as night and day, each are totally loveable, but this is Heaven’s story. Dylan is a rock star, with the heart of a poet, who has dreamed of his perfect lover all of his life and the dreams are getting more frequent and more intense. At a fellow band member’s wedding, he is the reluctant “date” for the bride’s best friend who is an unknown entity to him. And. Then. He. Sees. Her. Heaven is the woman in his dreams, his soulmate, his heart’s desire. Heaven has been having romantic dreams, too, but all she sees is a vague dreamlike vision of a man with deep expresso eyes, and then she meets Dylan, deciding, in spite of some special connection to him, to avoid the rock star with the ‘bad boy’ label. But can she? What is it about him that makes her heart overrule her head? Can Dylan reign in his heart and take it slow when all he wants is to hold her close?
The pace of this book matched perfectly with the love, it was gentle and flowing. Both Dylan and Heaven had me in their corner from the start. When the reason for their connection is revealed, I swear I got all teary-eyed, it pulled at my heart of hearts that much.
Kelli McCracken has written one of the most captivating romances I have ever read. The touch of the paranormal, the prophetic dreams, the beautiful way with words that Kelli McCracken has all come together in a truly special and memorable tale that will leave you all warm and happy inside. I could not put this down, I was so wrapped up in the cocoon of this book. Was there a downside to this book? Yep, it ended, leaving both me and my Kindle semi-melted into a puddle of goo!
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