Rival Hearts by Tara Randel, a review


About Quilts of Love: 

Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love seriesfocuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

About the book:

They both want the promotion. But will they find out that it is worth the cost?
Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter's Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.
Can girly-girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he-said, she-said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.

About the Author: 

Tara Randel is the author of five romance novels including Lasting LoveMelody of Love, and This Time Love. A member of ACFW, Tara is also the lead author of the new Annie's Mysteries series (see AnniesMysteries.com). Tara lives in New Port Richey, Florida.

My Thoughts: 

I really enjoyed Rival Hearts by Tara Randel.  It may be my favorite Quilts of Love book so far!!  I really connected with Molly in her insecurities and her passions (quilting and helping homeless women).  I have really struggled with being secure in who I am and so I really understood where she was coming from, but when she got involved or talking about her passions-- she was confident and passionate-- that's me!  This is just the kind of romance I enjoy... it wasn't over the top or gushy and it wasn't outlandish. It was a story that was possible...plausible... believable.  

Definitely, go get this book and read it!  :)  I loved it!