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“There’s plenty more fish in the sea.”
Great advice if you’re a fisherman. I wasn’t. I also wasn’t a player. I wasn’t a ‘love ‘em and leave ‘em’ kind of guy. I wasn’t scared of commitment. That is, until Melissa Cross showed up, stole my heart, and then disappeared with the pieces. It took awhile, but I made a new life for myself, one that didn’t include any part of her. Except, it turned out, it did. Our lives are more connected now than they ever were…and maybe my heart wasn’t as disconnected as I fooled myself into believing.
“Keep your friends close and your heart closer.”
I always assumed this little pearl of wisdom from my mother meant to treasure the man I fell in love with more than anyone. Until the day I learned that it really meant to hold tight to your heart, because once you gave it away, nothing in the world hurt more than leaving it behind when the relationship had to end. I thought I’d moved on. I thought I’d built a new life that didn’t – couldn’t – include Chris Matthews; until the man I’d never forgotten showed back up in my life. Turns out I must still own a piece of my heart, otherwise I’d never be able to feel it shatter all over again when I saw him again. Our lives seemed destined to align, but would there ever come a time when our hearts would as well?
Hearts Aligned was such a sweet, refreshing story to read. It was my first M.E. Montgomery book, and it didn’t disappoint. Hearts Aligned is a novella from The Polaris Series, and can be read as a standalone. After reading this, I’ll need to go back and read the others!
“He’s mouth twisted as he leaned forward. “You were one of my dreams, Lissa. I’d have done anything for you.”
I’m a sucker for second chance love, and that’s exactly what this book was about. Chris seems to have the perfect life–job, girlfriend, and loving family. But there’s always been the one who broke his heart and has never known why. Melissa did what she thought was best when responsibility called—even if it meant leaving a big part of her heart behind. However, fate has a way of stepping in, and they both have scares to heal from.
“In his eyes reflected all the love and hope that I craved, had longed for my entire life. He held my heart, just as my mother had once said someone would. Only this time I gave it freely—no conditions, no trepidations, no assumptions.”
I loved going on Chris and Melissa’s journey of finding their way back to each other. Hearts Aligned was a PERFECT story of beautifully shattered hearts finding the strength to mend!
ARC generously provided by author.
About the Author
M.E. Montgomery has been an avid reader her entire life, and after falling in love with so many characters created by other authors, a new one began to form in her head. With the support of her family, she decided to to write it.
She is the homework queen to her four school aged children who think she is a genius in math, science, history and spelling. Fortunately, her biology and elementary school teaching background help her to keep up the expert façade, at least for now.
Although born and raised in the Washington DC metro area, she has considered many places to be called home since she left to attend college in North Carolina. She is a proud Navy wife, setting up a home wherever the Navy sends her husband. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves to go camping with her family, drink wine on the deck, and be swept off to romantic getaways.