Thursday, July 16, 2015

Unleash My Heart by Melissa Storm: Book Review

Unleash My Heart
Title: Unleash My Heart
Series: A Cupid’s Bow Novella
Author: Melissa Storm
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 1st, 2015
Publisher: Partridge & Pear Press
Content Warning: Fade-to-black sexual content
Age Recommendation: 18+
Formats Available: Mobi, ePub, PDF

~ Synopsis ~

Maybe Charlie Rockwell should have thought a little harder before adopting the large, out-of-control rescue dog she saw featured on the local news—but, then again, her life has always been best with no waiting, no attachments, nobody to hold her back.

Will Porter lives a life of order and routine, so, of course, he’s miffed when a savage Rottweiler picks a fight with his golden retriever at the dog park. His anger quickly vanishes when he looks into the tearful eyes of the dog’s owner—eyes that look strikingly similar to his ex’s. Even though he’d like nothing more than to run in the other direction, he’s unable to ignore the beautiful stranger’s request for help in taming her new dog.

Can Will get past her resemblance to his ex and finally learn to love—and trust—again? And can Charlie find the fun in a simpler existence? Who knows, maybe opposites really do attract.



This quick, uplifting read was perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.  Char and Will were likable characters who seem at first glance to have little in common except for their dog companions.  Physically Charlie looks a lot like Will’s ex-girlfriend who shattered his heart with her infidelity a year prior. As Will and Char spend more time together (He’s helping her train her new dog), Will realizes that Charlie is actually nothing like his cold-hearted ex, Ashlee.  Meanwhile, Charlie is determined to keep Will at a safe distance.  She likes her independence and fears commitment.  Just adopting her new pet was a huge step for Charlie.

The friendship between the two dogs, a Golden Retriever and Rottweiler, was fun also. Tuck is a mild-mannered, well-behaved dog while Rugby is rambunctious and impetuous.  This is a charming story that dog lovers especially will get a kick out of. 

This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.

Reviewed by Laurie-J

~ About the Author ~

Melissa Storm
Melissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. She used to write under a pseudonym, but finally had the confidence to come out as herself to the world. Her fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Writing is Melissa’s way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us.

Melissa loves books so much, she married fellow author Falcon Storm. Between the two of them, there are always plenty of imaginative, awe-inspiring stories to share. Melissa and Falcon also run the business Novel Publicity together, where she works as publisher, marketer, editor, and all-around business mogul. When she’s not reading, writing, or child-rearing, Melissa spends time relaxing at home in the company of her three dogs and five parrots. She never misses an episode of The Bachelor or her nightly lavender-infused soak in the tub. Ahh, the simple luxuries that make life worth living.
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