~Written by Lori Leger
It's late 1974, and high school student, Melinda Dawson is in serious trouble. Within two hours of revealing her suspected pregnancy to her parents, she's whisked off against her will to a home for unwed mothers in Texas.
Back in McCray, Washington, Greg Hart is one confused young man. His girlfriend vanished in the middle of the night without so much as a see ya later....no explanation and no phone call. When six long months brings no word from her, he hopes to put his broken heart behind him by serving his country in the U.S. Marines.
After nearly dying during the birth of her child, Melinda can't face returning to her hometown without her baby. She stays in Texas, eventually making a career out of being a live-in nanny for two children in a wealthy couple's home.
Thirty years later, Melinda is back in McCray to care for her ailing father. Within a few days she runs into Greg, now retired from the military and mayor of the tiny town. Immediate sparks erupt at their first meeting, rekindling the smoldering embers of a strong mutual attraction. Can the two of them bypass old feelings of anger, bitterness, and abandonment in order to find the most precious part of themselves?
Hart's Desire is a sweet, romantic short story that introduces characters you'll meet throughout the rest of my La Fleur de Love series.
Hart's Desire is a passionate and heartfelt romance about a couple who overcome their past, discover the truth, and choose to love again.
As a teen, Melinda becomes pregnant with Greg's child. Their parents devise a plan to keep them apart and send Melinda away. Confused at her sudden disappearance, Greg thinks Melinda has abandoned him and with a heavy heart he gives up, enlists in the military, and leaves town.
Now thirty years later, Melinda returns to her hometown to care for her father and the last person she wants to see is her high school sweetheart, Greg . Greg, who retired from the military, has also returned to his hometown and is now the mayor. As fate would have it Melinda and Greg cross paths and sparks fly, but hurt and past misunderstandings have created a wall that neither of them are ready to tear down. Can Melinda and Greg find it in their hearts to forgive and possibly rekindle their lost love?
Hart's Desire is a well written gripping short story with the Cajun flair that is indicative of Lori Leger's writing style. It's easy to lose yourself in Hart's Desire and once I started reading, as with the other books in the series, I found it difficult to put down.
I highly recommend picking up Hart's Desire along with the rest of the La Fleur de Love series. Available at Amazon.com.
Find out more about Lori Leger and her books by visiting www.lorilegerauthor.com.