Today, Waves of Fiction is participating in the blog tour hosted by FMB Author Promotions for Juliana Haygert's novel Her Heart's Secret Wish.
For our stop, we have a review, excerpt from the novel and tour-wide giveaway to share. Enjoy!Her Heart's Secret Wish by Juliana Haygert
Published December 12th 2012 by Decadent Publishing
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About the book
With a renowned reputation as a player, she had everything figured out…
Twenty-year-old college student, Natasha is the life of every party and the reason behind many celebrations. The easiest girl on campus has all guys at her feet and more than a few in her bed.
…until he came into the game…
Having entered the academic world by chance, Professor Jason Stone is surprised to find one of his young students a huge temptation. The infamous Natasha has caught his attention. But is there more to her than meets the eye?
…and changed the rules.
As their unexpected friendship grows, so does their attraction to each other. When Jason’s Christmas plans are canceled and he ends up at the same party as Natasha, sparks flare, destroying the safe zone around them. Will they figure out how to break through their self-imposed barriers to be together, or lose one another forever?
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Her Heart’s Secret Wish by Juliana Haygert is a short yet sweet story about two people who find themselves falling for each other despite the obstacles they face. Learning to take chances and putting judgments aside are carefully infused in this novel to give it the right amount of substance with a perfect blend of heart to make this story both entertaining and engaging.
In Her Heart’s Secret Wish, we meet Natasha who is a college student struggling to make ends meet. She has a broken past that seems to influence how she handles relationships in her life. On campus, she has a tainted reputation, which becomes an obstacle when she starts to fall for Jason.
Jason is a computer geek and also happens to be Natasha’s professor. When the semester winds down, they both end up at a party and they soon realize it’s become too difficult to deny their feelings for one another.
Despite the novel being abbreviated, the romance between Natasha and Jason did not seem rushed at all. There were a few back-story reveals that felt abrupt, but the love story between these two took it’s time and the student/professor relationship didn’t impede the comfortably of their relationship.
I liked both of the main characters, but I would have loved to learn a bit more about Jason’s past. He was a perfect main character none-the-less, and I admired how much he was willing to sacrifice when he made his final decision.
Overall Haygert penned a romantically entertaining novel with two very likeable characters. I can’t wait to try another story by this author. She definitely has the skill to present a short story with the right balance of depth and pacing.
Her delicate brows knitted together. “What are you doing here? Aren’t you supposed to be with your family?”
“Change of plans.” His tone was as harsh as his disappointment. “I had to stay and saw a few posters hanging around the school. Guess it was a better option than spending it alone.”
The corner of her lips curled up. “Definitely.”
Though he tried not to, it wasn’t easy to ignore just how beautiful and vulnerable Natasha looked. Her long brown hair adorned her porcelain face, falling into a smooth cascade down her back. Her green eyes shone with energy and life. She wore red lipstick, which only made her mouth more inviting. The dress hugged her perfect curves and the hemline promised fun things on the other side.
Jason shook his head and looked away. He’d probably caught her making plans for later and he still wanted her? His mind was so messed up.
“You don’t seem so well. What is it?” Natasha stepped closer and her spicy perfume taunted his will.
Jason stopped breathing for a moment and focused.
“I’m good.” He smiled at her, bringing his usual self to the surface. The laid back, gaming nerd and fun professor he brought out for his students.
“Come in.” Natasha beckoned him to follow her to the living room. “The party is starting.”
Somewhere along the last six or seven months, when their conversations became more frequent and more profound, Jason had lost his mind. Six or seven months ago, he would never crash a student party so he could look at one of them.
Helpless, Jason went in with her.
About the Author:
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.
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