Title: Pure Hearts
Author: Jeannine Allison
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2017
She gave me her kidney. I gave her my heart...
Nicholas Blake learned a long time ago that nobody does anything for free. He’s felt the pain of lies and manipulations enough times to know that people only look out for themselves, and that all good deeds come with a price. So when he wakes up from a near deadly car accident and finds out a stranger is offering to donate her kidney, he’s immediately suspicious of her intentions.
What he doesn’t expect is Iris Chamberlain, a beautiful woman with a big smile and an even bigger heart, claiming she just wants to help. The more time Nick spends with Iris, the more he starts to believe in what he always thought was impossible: a pure heart.
But betrayal leaves a bitter mark. Will Nick be able to let go of his past and let Iris in? And will Iris be able to show him what it truly means to have a pure heart?
Sometimes a book comes into your life at the right moment or when you least expect it. Pure Hearts is that book for me.
It literally took me by surprise
and knocked me off my feet.
The premise of the story is so real and relatable. Chance meetings, organ donation, the considerations going through
a persons mind.
It's not an easy choice.
For Iris is not even a choice but Iris is not like everyone. She's a woman who believes and sees the good in people.
If you give, you or the next person
eceive in return. Nothing is black and white in her world. She's just a very positive and giving person without any expectations.
Nick is a skeptic man who doesn't trust easily which goes back to his childhood.
When Iris gives Nick one of her kidneys he automatically thinks it comes with a price. Boy, is he in for a surprise.
His whole world and personality changes and he reawakens thanks to Iris.
Their relationship takes time because of Nick's skepticism but Iris is
determined to show him her truth.
That she did it because she wanted to.
Her own choice.
loved how their relationship grew and evolved into something so much more
and beautiful. It felt natural,
organic and never rushed.
I fell in love right along with them.
I loved Iris and Nick.
Well, I loved every character in Pure Hearts. Nick's mother Catherine holds a
special place in my heart.
She shaped her son, pushed and supported him when needed but also kept an open heart and mind for others.
Jeannine Allison managed to make me feel connected to the main and secondary characters during the prologue alone.
That's mainly because of the way she constructed the story from start to finish. Her characters have so much personality and substance. Never boring or too predictable in their interactions or reactions.
They slowly flourish as the story progresses.
I've read all of her books and Jeannine Allison gets better with
every book she writes.
So does her flawless and honest prose which kept me enthused throughout the story.
Pure Hearts has heart,
intention but most of all a story to tell.
A story I'm grateful I got to experience.
United Indie Book Blog - “This is a beautiful, raw and emotional story.” Bad and Dirty Books - “Pure Hearts has heart, intention but most of all a story to tell. A story I'm grateful I got to experience.” Becca (Goodreads Review) - “This book is perfection. I have nothing to say. Hurry up and read it as soon as it’s released! You don’t want to miss it out.”
Jeannine Allison is an author of contemporary and New Adult romance. After waffling between many degrees in college, she finally graduated with a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University.
She loves writing and reading -- obviously :) -- but when she's not she enjoys playing with her two dogs, obsessing over new makeup, drinking coffee, googling new tattoos, and pretty much anything else that allows her to wear yoga pants and a sweatshirt ;)
She is a big fan of being exactly who you are. Her favorite stories to write are about characters finding and loving who they are.