Book Review: The Record of My Heart, by Georgina Guthrie

 

Photo of the cover of The Record of My Heart, a newly-released contemporary romance novel by author Georgina Guthrie

Title:  The Record of My Heart

Series:  The Words Series, Book 3.5

Author: Georgina Guthrie

Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance, New Adult Romance

Publisher: Omnific

Release Date: March 24, 2015

Synopsis

Daniel Grant desperately wants Aubrey Price, a woman he can’t have—at least not for two long months. He could give up and walk away, but he won’t. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, he waits.

And while he waits…he writes.

Through a series of journals and letters, The Record of my Heart traces Daniel’s romantic contemplations, what he calls “the secret musings of a man tumbling headfirst in love…”

Buying Links

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My Review

Once again, mere words are inadequate to describe the sense of joy and wonder that comes from reading one of Georgina Guthrie’s stories. The Words series is – and I believe will always be – among a mere handful of love stories that I will read time and time again. It’s a series I would buy in every format available to make sure that I would never find myself without a copy close at hand. To me, it is one of the rare series that can be described as utterly flawless, perfectly written in some of the most beautiful, lyrical prose I have ever had the honor to read.

Georgina Guthrie is an author whose books I would pre-order without a second thought – without a title, a cover, or a synopsis – with only the promise of a new story or a revisit of an older one. The Weight of Words, Better Deeds Than Words, and The Truest of Words left readers wanting more; not only more of this particular series and its characters, but more of anything Georgina chooses to write. The moment I knew there would be a sequel, written from Daniel’s point of view, my heart literally leapt. The Record of My Heart would be an amazing book in any context, but it is the ultimate companion to the series. I highly recommend that you read the complete trilogy first, if you have not already done so, but if you are a fan of the series, stop reading this and just buy it — now.

Daniel Grant is one of the most beautifully complex romantic characters in contemporary adult romance, and therefore one of the most compelling, unforgettable fictional lovers you will ever encounter. In The Record of My Heart, he expresses his all-consuming love for Aubrey Price through letters and journal entries that he writes and saves to share with her at just the right time – whenever that may be.  They begin at the beginning – the fateful day they met, and continue until … well, you will have to read that for yourself.

Daniel’s words are always carefully chosen, as only a passionate soul mate, an ardent lover, and a teacher of great literature would compose. Often funny and self-deprecating, other times poignant and painful, they are always full of a passion and tenderness that will take your breath away. Daniel’s words are truly a window to his soul, and he lays his soul completely bare along this very private journey. He is the ultimate fantasy, and theirs is the ultimate love story — the one that draws us to romantic literature in the first place, and keeps us coming back for more.

If it were possible, I’d give this series an infinite number of stars, but since it is not, I have to say that five will never be enough.  And, although the letters are intended as the most deeply personal of all gifts to his one true love, in truth they are a gift to romantic readers and literature lovers everywhere.

Thank you, Ms. Guthrie, for taking us back to the story and bringing it to such an incredible conclusion.

Pleasured By You – The Love In the City Series, by Steph Nuss

Book: Pleasured by You 
Series: Love In the City – Book 3
Author: Steph Nuss
Release Date: March 20th, 2015
 
 
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SYNOPSIS 
One night of pleasure turns into a summer full of lust.
Fletcher Haney owns several businesses all over New York City, gaining him access to tons of beautiful women. He has no intentions of stopping his womanizing ways, until he sees her again.
She’s the ultimate heartbreaker he can’t forget.
Pastry chef bombshell, Bayler Jennings knows she can have any guy she wants, but when her only memorable one-night stand confronts her, she breaks all of her rules.
He’s the love ‘em and leave ‘em flavor she craves.
But as the seasons change, this two-of-a-kind pair fights falling in love in the city, and they’ll soon realize that with pleasure always comes pain.
 
SERIES ORDER AND PURCHASE LINKS 
 
  
 
All books in the series can be read as a Standalone 
 
Book One: Wanted by You – Currently Free
 
Book Two: Fantastized by You
 
Book Three: Pleasured By You  
 
 
MEET STEPH NUSS
Steph Nuss was born and raised
in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named
Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not
immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came
before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging
out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology
that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her characters of course.
 
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