Unworthy Heart (The Donnellys, #1)by Dorothy F. Shaw
Ryan Donnelly’s past relationship may have failed, but he’s determined to make single fatherhood and his career a resounding success. He’s got his eye on the top of the ladder at an L.A. marketing firm when his gaze snags on co-worker Maiya Rossini.
She’s a feisty, witty, tattooed redhead who’s nowhere near his type, but she pushes every one of his hot buttons.
Maiya clawed her way out of her dysfunctional, trailer-park childhood to earn a college degree and establish a promising career. Her future dreams are big, bright and packed with full-throttle fun, but when it comes to matters of the heart and men—especially stuffy corporate types like Ryan—her past slams on the emotional brakes.
In the office and in the bedroom, Maiya and Ryan rub each other in all the right ways. Though Maiya is everything Ryan didn’t know he wanted, he’s got his work cut out for him convincing her she’s worthy of love—or the bright light she’s brought to his life could slip through his fingers.
Unworthy Heart is a fantastic slippery when wet type of read. Although it took me awhile to get into the book in the beginning it eventually picked up and kept my attention for the rest of the book which was beyond steamy. Even if the book had been strictly sex without any background to it I still would have read it because based on the sex alone the author could have filmed a sexy porn that would have won an Oscar at the AVN based on what she wrote. Unworthy Heart wins over its readers and its unbelievers Maiya and Ryan until they begin to realize that they're captive to one anothers hearts. I don't like that Maiya is depicted as a bad girl because she's really not, shes just broken in all the wrong places and the security of Ryan's clean cut fatherly nature makes the lost and broken parts of her feel a little less broken. What's that saying about how men choose their mothers and women choose their fathers in their partners? Unworthy Heart is totally that complete with family package. In the end I enjoyed the read and the story which will obviously carry on to another installment leaves you anticipating whatever Dorothy has planned next.
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Note: I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Samhain.