everything his heart desires is the second book in patricia preston's love heals all series. the books standalone and can be read in any order without feeling like you are missing out on something. brett harris is on the verge of getting everything he's ever wanted, eveything he's worked so hard for, the only thing in his way? natalie layton and her nana.
natalie was the bane of his existence in high school. she was a dreamy slacker, a rich girl with no focus or discernible ambitions. brett came from nothing and has the chip on his shoulder to prove it. while natalie annoyed the crap out of him in high school, brett was just as annoying to natalie. the two of them gave as good as they got. fourteen years later and nothing much has changed, they're still at odds. but maybe with so much more at stake, brett's career, natalie's nana's health, they'll actually talk and listen to each other? maybe this time they'll understand where they are both coming from?
brett is the first to cave here. natalie's hurts go deeper, she is genuinely the poor little rich girl, the one you'd never imagine had so many heartaches given her position in life. brett realizes early on he misjudged her and throughout the story does his best to make amends for his bad behavior. as natalie opens herself up to brett she begins to come alive again, and realizes that coming home maybe wasn't the worst thing she could do. maybe after so many years of wandering, what she was looking for was right here all along.
it's a sweetly emotional story. the two leads have baggage they need to get over, and find their way to happiness with each other.
**everything his heart desires will publish on january 10, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/kensington books (lyrical shine) in exchange for my honest review.