Open Hearts {Erin Hayes}

Feb 24 - Hearts

Happy Release Day, Erin!

***Review at End of Post***

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My heart isn’t my own.
And I don’t mean romantically.

Six months ago, I had a heart transplant. Now I’m learning to live again with someone else’s heart beating in my chest. My scars both inside and out haunt my every waking moment.

Then I meet Rhys, the tattooed Yank that finds himself transplanted to my Southern hometown. Even though he’s haunted by his own scars, he’s determined to show me how to embrace my second chance at life.

I’m not sure if I can give someone my heart when it wasn’t mine to begin with.

And neither of our hearts will survive rejection.


A standalone NA contemporary romance coming February 2016.

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About the Author

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books, like the fantasy mystery novel Death is but a Dream, the sci-fi middle grade book Jacob Smith is Incredibly Average, and the Her Wolf paranormal series.

She works as an advertising copywriter during the day, and she moonlights as an author. She has lived in New Zealand, Texas, and now in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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***My Review***

At the young age of twenty-one, Birmingham artist Becks – or Rebecca – Wells is living with a new lease on life. The only catch? She’s using someone else’s heart. As a post-heart transplant survivor, Becks is learning how to live again.

Somewhere on the other side of the Alabama city, a tattooed, rough-around-the-edges Rhys Young is also getting settled in a new life, living with his Gramps and taking care of his half-sister. Until a chance encounter with Becks ignites a yearning he can’t ignore.

In alternating first person points of view, Erin Hayes does a wonderful job of weaving this romantic story from Rhys to Becks and back again. Rhys is a great motorcycle-riding knight in a shining armor. In characterizing Becks, Hayes does a superb job of highlighting the long-term attention and medical care required by any patient that receives an organ transplant, as well as the unexpected results of survivor guilt.

I applaud Hayes for her attention to detail, her dedication to expressing the struggle as it can be, and for not shying away what can be a delicate subject matter. Her writing is smooth and easy to follow. This was a superb, highly recommended read.

Some steamy scenes and four letter language

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