Publication: June 22nd 2017
Read: June 14th 2017
My Rating: 5
Pov: First-person dual perspectives
She gave me her kidney. I gave her my heart…
Nicholas Blake learned a long time ago that nobody does anything for free. He’s felt the pain of lies and manipulations enough times to know that people only look out for themselves, and that all good deeds come with a price. So when he wakes up from a near deadly car accident and finds out a stranger is offering to donate her kidney, he’s immediately suspicious of her intentions.
What he doesn’t expect is Iris Chamberlain, a beautiful woman with a big smile and an even bigger heart, claiming she just wants to help. The more time Nick spends with Iris, the more he starts to believe in what he always thought was impossible: a pure heart.
But betrayal leaves a bitter mark. Will Nick be able to let go of his past and let Iris in? And will Iris be able to show him what it truly means to have a pure heart?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars to Pure Hearts by Jeannine Allison.
Nick and Iris…….
Pure Hearts was such a beautiful story. There were dark moments as well as light and joyful ones. By the end of this book, I was smiling, giddy and crying tears of happiness. Every single conflict fell into its rightful place making Pure Hearts a perfect read for me, with all the feels alive on almost every page. I couldn’t ask for more.
Nick is an angry, bitter and lonely man. To say he was grumpy is only a small part of his persona. He was rude, mean, cynical, mistrusting and doesn’t see the world as anything other than cruel and ugly. The only amount of light in his life shines from his mother and two close friends. I absolutely adored his relationship with his mother. There were more than a few times that I wanted to slap Nick for his awful behavior. It is early on that we learn of Nicks’s past circumstances and the reason for his views on people. I quickly changed my feelings of disappointment regarding Nick to understanding and empathy. It would take a miracle to help Nick change, to find happiness. Though, Nick would have to believe in miracles first.
Iris was Nick’s miracle. She would end up being the light to his darkness. Unfortunately for Iris, when they first met, all of Nick’s trust issues and doubts surfaced. He was more than a little cynical when he found out why Iris was in his life. She wanted to help him. Nick didn’t want anything from Iris, except for her to go away. I won’t go into details because I wouldn’t dare spoil Nick and Iris’s journey for you. I will say that I have never met a character like Iris. I wish I was more like her in some ways. I admit, I did think her to be a bit over-the-top. However, I never looked at her like she was crazy. Iris was as real as you can be.
This story has some secrets, lies, twists and a turn or two. But the most prominent elements to this story is love and healing. Learning to trust and to forgive. It was just refreshingly beautiful.
I am looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.
*This is my honest and unbiased review.*
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