Thursday 27 March 2014

**Blog Tour** Heal My Heart by Elley Arden

Title: Heal My Heart (Kemmons Brothers #3)
Author: Elley Arden
Published:  March 10, 2014
Published by
:  Crimson Romance

Female professional football quarterback M.J. Rooney has her eye on the prize, a record-breaking, championship season-even if her parents are less-than supportive of her non-traditional, gender-bending career. Sure, it would be nice to have support from the people she loves, but she believes in herself, and she has her teammates. That’s all she needs to win a championship…until a scuffle at a baseball game sends her over the railing onto the field. The ensuing concussion threatens her season.

Dr. Tag Howard has something to prove-he’s worth way more than his biological father, Francis Kemmons, led him to believe. Maybe Tag wasn’t as talented as his brothers when it came to playing baseball, but that doesn’t mean he can’t contribute to the game. He’s poised to become Major League Baseball’s go-to sports medicine doctor if he can handle one thing: rehabilitating the Gold Glove Centerfielder who just so happens to be his estranged brother, Grey. It’s more than Tag can take…until an unorthodox angel crashes into his life with a concussion and a fresh perspective.

M.J. doesn’t need a man. She needs a championship ring. Getting messed up with a sexy doctor and his world of perfect image isn’t going to get her there. Tag doesn’t need to be led astray from his calculated path of achievements, and he doesn’t need reminders from his gritty, depressing past. Hanging out with a brazen woman who thinks the world is no holds barred could strip him of everything. But the attraction is undeniable, and there’s surprising freedom from expectations in each other’s arms…until the outside world presses in.

With Tag’s brothers pushing for a reunion that requires him to own up to his ugly past, and M.J.’s biggest season on the line amidst too many distractions, maybe life apart would be easier.

Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.

Elley has been reading romance novels since she was a sixteen-year-old babysitter, sneaking Judith McNaught and Danielle Steele novels off the bookshelves of the women who employed her. She started her first manuscript when she was twenty-five, writing during babies’ naps. A total of three children and ten years later, the manuscript was complete. Little did she know, her journey to publication was only beginning..

Elley writes provocative contemporary romances for 
Crimson Romance.

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Tammy's Review
4 Bare Naked Stars****

This is the third book in the Kemmon Brothers Baseball Series but can be read as a stand alone.  I really loved Heal My Heart.  Its such a perfect title for this story. 

MJ was a professional woman football player and worked at a bar.  She is a spit fire and says it like it is.  No beating around to tell you what she thinks attitude.  She has big family issues with her parents and lots of baggage.
Tag is a sports medicine doctor.  He is super SEXY but has been hiding behind an incredible amount of family baggage.  He can’t let go of his troubled past. 

MJ and Tag met when MJ had an accident that threatened her football season.  They worked together to get her back on the field and had an instant connection.  Neither one ever felt so connected to another person before. No male has ever supported MJ football career like TJ has done from their first meeting.  They have some steamy sex scenes. 

“Do you have Grey Goose?” She laughed. “We have vodka, and occasionally it’s a little gray, but I don’t think it has anything to do with geese.” “Okay, then I’ll take a gray vodka tonic without the goose, and a lime, please.”

But they both have so many issues to work through.

“I can’t seem to forget him,” he whispered. “Twenty-five years, and he’s stuck in my head.”

Tag has never dealt with the way his father threw him away and ended up in foster care and eventually adopted.  While his brothers stayed with his dad.  He still harbours so many ill feelings towards his brothers.  

All MJ has ever wanted was for her family to support her football career.  Instead of them telling her to find a reputable career. 

“Dad, your disapproval really hurts me. You have to make a better attempt to accept me for who I am, or I’m going to stop attempting to have a relationship with you. I’m not going to change. What you see is what you get.”

Can they work through their problems and find happiness together? Or is it all too much and they end up going their separate ways?

 I loved the dual POV.  It really made Tag’s childhood so much more heartbreaking. I felt his pain growing up with his disapproving father. It made the story!
No spoilers here. I loved the ending. I really enjoyed Heal My Heart.  I thought Elley Arden did a great job and I will definitely read her upcoming books

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