• It's in His Heart

  • A Red River Valley Novel
  • By: Shelly Alexander
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (491 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

She has a secret. He has a scandal. And they both have an attraction they can't deny.

Ella Dennings is furious. Soaking wet, muddy, and furious. All she wants is to enjoy a quiet summer retreat in her Red River cabin. Maybe she can finish healing after the death of her husband, Bradley. Maybe she can even start writing that third book in her top secret bestselling erotica series. But when she arrives at the cabin in a raging June rainstorm, who does she find holed up there but Cooper Wells, Bradley's sexy best friend - a man capable of seducing women of all ages and cup sizes within seconds - and a man Ella has never liked.

Coop's got his own baggage. He's engulfed in a nasty legal battle, and after selling his condo to cover his legal fees, he's got nowhere to go but the cabin. He and Ella will just have to coexist under one roof...but is their heated animosity boiling over into attraction? And when Ella's racy new book rocks the sleepy town, will her secret identity spell scandal for both of them?

©2015 Shelly Alexander.; 2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Implausible with Potential

I have mixed feelings about this book, although I enjoyed most of the characters and the small town setting. However, I thought 2 things were highly implausible and unappealing.

First, Ella and Cooper had an intimate moment when Ella was dating Cooper's best friend just before they got engaged. Yet Ella was supposedly happily married for several years until her husband died of cancer and she reconnected with Cooper.

Second, I thought Ella's career as an erotic romance writer was unbelievable, considering that she was too timid to tell her conservative family about her writing. Also there were several references to bondage, suggesting that erotica must involve violence and humiliation.

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loveeeee it

I loved the speed of the story and the characters. if left wanting answers for the side characters which will hopefully have their own story. the story was easy to follow. I like that their obstacle was their own struggles not some outside source.

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Ok

There were parts that I really liked about this story and parts that made me cringe.

Both were full adults but acted like 18 year olds at times.

I cannot tell him what I do.
He won't stay.
I am not as good as her dead husband.

These three phrases are about 35% of the story.

Even with all of that and the brutally clipped ending, I will read the next book in the series.

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Didn't care for it

It was too raunchy for my taste. I prefer more storylines with less explicit sexual content

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Finding their way home.......

Wonderful sweet love story. Two emotionally devastated people trying to find their way back to a healthy happy life. Somewhat formulaic, but sweet and amusing. Highly recommended if you want light, amusing love story. Oh, and seriously adorable dogs!!! Terrific narration as well.

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Loved this book

This book made me feel like I was part of it. The characters seemed real with real life issues.

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I Loved This Story!

This was my first Shelly Alexander Novell. I loved it. The story takes you through heartbreak, tears, laughter, and HOT romance. Don't miss this one!

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Just okay

I liked the setting but I never get why the woman in this situation isn't straight about what she is.

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awesome book!!

What did you love best about It's in His Heart?

Loved this book audible is the best!!!
This is one of my favorite narrators!!

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Just about died and went to heaven

Such a great book and perfect to listen to! I've never had an audio book before and I'm glad I found this one!

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