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She’d come home to put her life back together. With a broken engagement behind her and a baby on the way, Maddie Adams needs a safe place to have her baby and heal her broken heart. Then she runs into Nick Ryan, her once-best friend and first love, and her life once again becomes entwined with his. And though the sparks between them are as strong as ever, she does her bestShe’d come home to put her life back together. With a broken engagement behind her and a baby on the way, Maddie Adams needs a safe place to have her baby and heal her broken heart. Then she runs into Nick Ryan, her once-best friend and first love, and her life once again becomes entwined with his. And though the sparks between them are as strong as ever, she does her best to ignore them. Nick had betrayed her once, and she can’t risk it happening again. Not now when she has another life to consider.Nick Ryan grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Back then, the only person who’d believed in him was Maddie Adams, a girl with everything going for her. Then he’d messed up and lost her. Despite that, he’d achieved his dream of becoming a doctor and returned home to practice medicine. But he’d made other mistakes along the way, mistakes that had cost him his wife and left him with an angry teenage son. With Maddie back in town, he’s hoping for a second chance. Can he undo the damage he’s done to his son? Can he heal the old hurt between him and Maddie? And can they put together a new family, one based on love rather than obligation?...

Title : Where the Heart Is
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ISBN : 9780373706310
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 186 Pages
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Where the Heart Is Reviews

  • Melody Cox
    2019-03-27 10:30

    No! No! Just No, he didn't! I wish I had known the storyline before I read this. I cannot describe how upset this book made me.Guy and Girl love each other. She leaves for college...he comes for a visit...wait for it...and tells her he married someone else, a gal that was never nice to her. He never told her why until 16 or 17 years later. He and the slut got drunk and he knocked her up! You have got to be freakin' kidding me. I despise this.Characters were blah and there was nothing that held my interest. She should have never ever taken him back! Get drunk and cheat with your gal's enemy...knock her up...marry her then go tell your gal...Just NO!

  • Rachel
    2019-04-21 11:41

    After enjoying Once A Wife, I figured I would try the next book in the series.Big fucking mistake.I; I loathed the heroine! Everything about her and the hero rubbed me the wrong way. Speaking of the hero, he seriously needed to grow some balls! I could say so many other things, but I just want to pretend I never read this...

  • Debbie Oxier
    2019-04-11 04:18

    This was a second chance story and a good one. Maddie returned to her hometown of Felton, pregnant and alone. Her boyfriend, Roger, claimed he needed time apart from her to deal with the fact he was going to be a father, but Maddie was more or less expecting a proposal some day, not this total lack of support. She decides to return home where hopefully she'll be able to repair the relationship with her mother. Once she arrives in town it isn't long before she runs into Nick. The two of them were once in love. Then Maddie went to college and the next thing she knew Nick was telling her he was marrying another woman. Nick is a doctor now, having gotten the medical degree he'd always wanted, and was in practice with Maddie's doctor. He's also a widower with a teenage son. He's stunned to learn the woman he'd once loved had returned, pregnant with another man's child. At first he's hurt by it until he realizes the baby's father isn't around. He's ready to pick up where they left off but Maddie's having none of it. Nick broke her heart once. She wasn't putting herself in a position to get hurt ever again.Enjoyed the story and the characters. It took Maddie awhile to warm up to Nick again but once she realized she still had feelings for him things began to progress. I breezed through this in a couple of hours.

  • Michelle °O°
    2019-04-03 05:42

    The writing was ok but I really couldn't get past the fact that the Hero (Nick) was so in love with the heroine that he slept with someone else and married her when the heroine went off to college. It was never made clear if they were broken up, but the author really made it seem like they were still a couple since they wrote letters to each other all the time (pre cell phones).Nick shows up in college and tells heroine he is married and they don't talk for 16 years. Yeah I would have kicked his ass to the curb. I would never have given him the time of day.

  • Viveka
    2019-03-25 07:14

    a sweet story without much steaminess. only thing that was negative for me was that there were questions left unanswered.

  • Bette Stanek
    2019-03-29 09:12

    3.5 bumped to 4 because things were so messed up. OK, I mean messed up in actions of the characters. Nick and Maddie grew up together, they had a friends to lovers relationship and it was pretty darn good. Then Maddie went off to college and Nick was left behind. Nick made one fatal (for their relationship) mistake and he doesn't see Maddie again for sixteen years. Maddie has come home to lower her blood pressure and have her baby in peace. Really, to reassess her life. The last person she wants to see is Nick Ryan. He broke her heart sixteen years ago and she hasn't really pieced it back together all the way. She thought she had found love and a future with Roger. Until she announced that she was pregnant and Roger didn't want anything to do with the baby. He needed time....Nick is once again a free agent and he's determined to put things back to how they were supposed to be. Maddie is determined to resist him every step of the way. Just when Nick thought he was making progress, Roger suddenly shows up with his decision. The characters are believable and the circumstances, once you find out the whole story, are realistic. You end up rooting for Nick and wishing Maddie would open her eyes. It's a fun story set in a small town, which makes the scenes absolutely believable. I grew up in small town America, believe me, this could totally happen. In fact, I think a variation of it did....

  • Lola
    2019-03-25 12:25

    My tastes must be going downhill this summer because I read Where the Heart Is on my Kindle for free last night, and I thought it was pretty good. Does it cover anything groundbreaking when it comes to romance? No. Is it particularly well-written or developed? Not really. Did it fall into some of the most common romance novel tropes (old love returns to town, bad boy makes good, sassy best friend, distant rich parent, etc.)? Oh yeah. But I still liked it anyway.It was entertaining and satisfying without much thought or effort the way most romance novels are, and it had some actual lovely moments. Jon's friendship with Maddie and how it helps him process his grief and forgive his dad was really well-done. I liked that it didn't put Jon into the typecast of son who hates new romantic interest because of their dad parent. Instead, Keelyn chose to grow that relationship in a natural and real way that surprised me. Nick and Maddie do have chemistry, and their scenes are decent enough. I guess I'm more interested in the family dynamics between Nick, Jon, and Maddie more than anything in the romance, but it all added up to a good read.I promise that I will start reading real books when school starts. For now, I'm going to enjoy my cheesy romance freebies.

  • Jennifer Dale
    2019-04-19 04:26

    I wouldn’t say this is a total loss, like some reviewers mentioned but at the same time I wouldn’t buy it; loving Kindle Unlimited.The overall story was good. Single dad with a troubled teen.A pregnant woman with an absent boyfriend that wants nothing to do with her even though he isn’t direct about it.I do have the same issue that a lot of the others reviewers have. Without actually stating the issue; it’s the reason for why the hero, Adam married another woman. The author should have found another way instead of the one she wrote. I didn’t like it. For two teens that were BFF and in love ... that drunken night should have never happened. And the reasons Adam gave were stupid. Like really stupid and she forgave way to easily.Overall it’s a light read with not much drama or conflict. The little drama that would pop up was easily resolved.Dual POV with a few of the side characters but mainly Maddie’s, the heroine.I hadn’t read the other books in this series; so I wasn’t able to compare. But the other reviewers thought this was a let down and deemed “don’t waste your time”on this one.

  • Marie McKenney
    2019-04-20 05:19

    Love this story about second chancesThis is such a cute second chance romance in a small town. Nick and Maddie were friends when they were growing up! Maddie went off to college and Nick as working to save money to go to college. He gets drunk, sleeps with a friend and she ends up pregnant. He married her and raise the child. Maddie comes back to town to get away from her ex fiance. Nick is a doctor who she meets at the clinic. Love the ups and downs that they have thought their time. Love these small towns that everyone knows everyone's business and most have stayed their whole lives. Love this story.

  • Lisa Ezzell
    2019-04-18 05:33

    Patrica Keelung is a new favoriteIf this story, the third in a series but my first of hers to read is any example, she weaves a mighty thread throughout her stories. Not one so stereotypical that it is a run of the mill romance either. In Where The Heart Is you are taken on the bumpy ride of ultimately a high school love story that hangs in there to evolve into an adult relationship complete with all the misdirections and re-directs that need to happen to make the end of their story very touching and satisfying.

  • Barbi
    2019-03-29 07:22

    This was a beautiful story.Maddie returns to her hometown pregnant with her "ex's" baby. She wants someplace to live quietly during her pregnancy. Not long after returning to the town, she runs into her high school boyfriend at the doctor's office. Nick, the high school boyfriend, is now a doctor in town with his former father-in-law and has unresolved feelings for Maddie. But, he is also dealing with his teenage son, Jon, who is mourning the loss of his mother.The way things unravel is truly touching and romantic.

  • April
    2019-04-02 12:34

    A great love story!I really enjoyed this story. I love reuniting people from your past that has hurt you in such a way that you think you will never forgive them but with age comes better understanding. The mother and ex best friend/boyfriend were able to absolve their mistreatment of the heroine and gain a better place in her life.

  • Sahar
    2019-04-11 11:38

    1.5 stars I enjoyed the book but I can never overlook cheating no matter how cute the rest of the story is. I kept waiting for groveling but there was none. I tried to just ignore the cheating part lol I would have really liked this book if that wasn't the reason he left h 16 years ago. I loved the epilogue and I genuinely wish there was a book for just Jon and Anna.

  • Ciara
    2019-04-14 12:13

    Great healing readMaddie and Nick were high school sweethearts who were torn apart when Nick married someone else. They are both back in their hometown dealing with past and present issues. Together they just might can make a go of it if they can communicate, forgive, and heal.

  • Nancy Lovallo
    2019-04-20 12:34

    It was a good read but, did drag at parts. One second Maddie & Nick were going to be just friends and be there for each other. The next second one of them decided that it wasn't a good idea. That part I just got annoyed with. Nick & Maddie finally figured out they had always loved each other.But, I did love Maddie's relationship with Nick son. It wasn't pushed it just happen.It was a good book.

  • Tammy
    2019-04-06 06:41

    Amazing, heartbreaking but Maddie comes back to her hometown to relax after finding out her boyfriend of 3 years needs time to think out Maddie being pregnant. When Maddie returns her first love and best friend is home as well Nick. Nick and his son Jon are having their own troubles. Will the secrets between Maddie and Nick repair what they have or will they their separate ways.

  • Pat Christie
    2019-04-21 11:27

    Free EbookShe's pregnant and going to her hometown. Her Mom is there and her Dad's house. The baby's father isn't to happy about the pregnancy. Her first love is the doctor in town....

  • Karen Loomis
    2019-04-03 06:25

    Good, clean second-chance romance. True love wins at last when Nick and Maddie are both back in their small home town. They overcome their problems in the past between each other and others in their families. Very sweet happily ever after with a blended family.

  • Claire Mackenzie-neville
    2019-03-26 06:31

    I dithered between 2 and 3 stars.There was nothing wrong with the book or the story. The characters just weren't really people I could identify with. A bit too uncommunicative and sentimental at the same time.

  • Rafaela
    2019-04-16 08:17

    Lessons learnedThoroughly enjoyable book. Lessons in relationships, self-preservation, accepting death and forgiveness. Strong believable characters with a worthy storyline. Definite read.

  • Cynthia
    2019-03-27 09:24

    Second ChancesWhat do you do when you go home to your hometown to feel better and keep your pregnancy healthy. See your mom, find out some truths your dad and her and run into your old high school sweetheart. You find peace and maybe true love again.

  • Lynn Smith
    2019-04-19 06:31

    Where the Heart IsAn emotional story. Second chance romance. Maddie returns to her home town pregnant and alone. Finding her first love Nick living there with his teenage son. Can she forgive him for past hurts?

  • Judy
    2019-04-07 09:18

    HeartwarmingI loved this book. It is definitely a feel good kind of story. The characters are real, likeable, and well developed. The plot kept my interest. In fact, I read it in one sitting.

  • Fatmata Sankoh
    2019-03-22 05:26

    A second chance story but there wasn't much of a romance. Nick and Maddie dated and were in love when they were young but only got back together at the end of the book (so disappointing). I gave the book a three because of the back story but it wasn't what I was expecting.

  • Mandi Morgan
    2019-03-27 05:21

    So the story was ok. She sure fights him a lot. Not sure I would have forgiven him. But otherwise good story. Good ending.

  • Carolyn Downing
    2019-03-27 11:13

    A very good read. I couldn't put the book down I want to see what happened next. Never read one of your books before but I will again. Thank you

  • Joyce
    2019-03-21 11:32

    GREAT HEARTWARMING STORYI very much enjoyed reading this book. It tears at your heartstrings, and written so beautifully.Highly recommended. Don't miss it

  • Rox
    2019-03-24 09:16

    Just meh. Plowed through it just to see how it ended. Won't be picking this up again. Never cared for ANY of the characters.

  • Connie
    2019-03-29 10:31

    You knew what was going to happen from the beginning. Cookie cutter plot. Wasn't the worst book I've ever read.

  • Marilyn Y. Gore
    2019-04-21 12:21

    I loved this love story!