Book Review: It’s In His Heart by Shelly Alexander 1


It’s In His Heart

by Shelly Alexander





She has a secret. He has a scandal. And they both have an attraction they can’t deny.

Ella Dennings is furious. Soaking wet, muddy, and furious. All she wants is to enjoy a quiet summer retreat in her Red River Valley cabin. Maybe she can finish healing after the death of her husband, Bradley. Maybe she can even finish writing that third book in her anonymously written bestselling series. But when she arrives at the cabin in a raging rainstorm, who does she find holed up there but Cooper Wells, Bradley’s sexy best friend—a man capable of seducing women within seconds—and a man Ella has never liked.

Coop’s got his own baggage. He’s engulfed in a nasty legal battle, and after selling his home to cover his legal fees, he’s got nowhere to go but the cabin. He and Ella will just have to coexist under one roof…but is their heated animosity boiling over into attraction? And when Ella’s racy new book rocks the sleepy town, will her secret identity spell scandal for both of them?


My Rating:

4 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


Honey, when you shop at the Market, everyone knows what you eat. When I need tampons, I make the forty-minute drive all the way into Taos. Otherwise, the entire town knows it’s my time of the month.


Donna purred. Literally purred. Like a cat.   Well, more like a mountain lion in heat.


Mission accomplished. You look like a cover girl. Or Aphrodite. Every person in the room with chest hair turned to look at you when you walked in.


You’re my new BFF. Anyone thoughtful enough to bring me Cookies ‘n Cream after a public humiliation is a friendship forged in blood.


… but for the first time in my life, I wanted to live on the edge. Take a risk, throw caution to the wind and experience life going Mach five with my hair on fire.


Hank has threatened to leave me if don’t stop reading your books. Says he’s tired of being used like a sex toy. I mean, really? What straight man in his right mind wouldn’t want his wife reading your books?


My Review:


She was an uptight, persnickety, overly meticulous, clean freak snob with a secret identity. He was a bit of a slob, hiding out in his cabin from his current legal troubles, and found her more than annoying. They only had a co-owned cabin and her dead husband in common. So, of course, they had atomic chemistry. Sounds cheesy and angsty, but actually the story was entertaining, sweet, occasionally steamy, and often humorous. Ms. Alexander’s colorful and folksy metaphors reminded me of my father’s manner of speaking and often evoked amusing visuals. I enjoyed the quirky small town characters who though odd, still rang true to life. I look forward to an extended visit to the Red River Valley as I have books two and three to this series already loaded on my kindle.

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About The Author


A 2014 Golden Heart® finalist, Shelly Alexander grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I. Joes while the Barbie Corvette stayed tucked in the closet. When she had three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels and has been hooked ever since. Now, she spends her days writing steamy contemporary romances while tending to a miniature schnauzer named Omer, a tiny toy poodle named Mozart, and a pet boa named Zeus.




One comment on “Book Review: It’s In His Heart by Shelly Alexander

  1. Reply Anita Jun 20,2016 12:41 am

    Ah, I love the co-existing novels! It makes for a great setting.

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