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Heart Failure

Narrated by: Lori Prince
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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Summary

An enemies-to-lovers lesbian romance about daring to open your heart.

Dr. Jess Riley's life is perfect, ticking all the boxes - successful cardiologist, newborn daughter, and a luxurious condo. That is, until she suddenly collapses from acute heart failure. Her entire world crumples along with her exhausted body.

Jess is forced to face facts - she can't keep working endless hours, and she'll have to move back home to recover.

To her shock, her mother has already taken in Lena Walker, a struggling artist who isn't a stranger to heartbreak either.

At first, an unimpressed Jess resents Lena's cheerful presence. Gradually, though, the two women form a tentative friendship over tai chi, picking fruit, and evening walks with the baby. A sexy massage leads to friends-with-benefits fun. But is it all too soon? Should two barely mended souls try to risk a future together?

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Chris Zett (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-05-20

Kind of lame

I struggled with finishing this one. It was too cosy and a bit boring. But it had something, some sparks and interesting stories and conflicts. Then it was the narration... When a narrator does'nt variate the tone of voice in the love scenes from that in any other ordinary talk, it is hard to follow (by emotions) what is actually going on. And, Jess sounded the same whether she was angry or happy. It was not a bad book, but I don't think I will hear it again.

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  • Carolyn G. Manuel
  • 19-06-20

When Hearts.Mend

Dr Jess Riley wants it all. Successful cardiologist and now a mother. Then her body betrays her and she collapses from heart failure. Returning home to recover she meets her mother’s tenant Lena and isn’t happy. An uneasy truce leads to being friends. Can the heal together? Great performance and story. Recommend

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-20

cozy reading

i dont know how to explain it was uhh but kinda juggled mess and a lot back of fork and nothing realy happens until very end and it felt kinda odd

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  • Melinda Sequeira
  • 26-05-20

Romance , and learning to trust.

I wanted to read this for a long time. I love strong female doctor roles...who doesn't? This wasn't what I expected. It was slow to get into and a lot of disecting thoughts and each other. Things in real life that...well we do. But at times I felt it was long winded. Even with that it was very good and sweet. It was a slow burn but it needed to be. I didn't sigh at the end but I was very glad I read it.

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  • Anon
  • 25-05-20

Wonderful story, well-told.

I put off finishing this book because I didn’t want it to end. It's a good one.

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  • DB
  • 16-05-20

Melting

Jess, a top cardiologist is a woman with a plan but sometimes the best laid plans take us to where we really need to be. Complications from her pregnancy and subsequent birth find her living with her mother and she's not too happy about her circumstances, especially when her anticipated cottage is spoken for. Lena has finally found a place to land that is her sanctuary, until Jess arrives. While we never get to see why Jess carries her rock hard exterior, there is a lot of character development around Lena. Supporting characters from a previous book, along with Jess' mom and the presence of her daughter make this a lovely listen that is a good story with a little therapy built in. Completely enjoyable with some interesting medical pieces and some tai chi/massage/and preserve making added into the mix. For a lesbian romance, it doesn't disappoint.

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  • Moonzfool
  • 13-05-20

Beautiful story!

Chris Zett drew me into the story with her writing. I felt so much for the two main characters and cheered for them for not giving up. Lori Prince did a fabulous job of giving the characters a real voice to enjoy. Wonderful audiobook!

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  • Margaret
  • 06-05-20

Excellent!

I loved Heart Failure. Great story. Love the characters and the setting. Lori Prince does an excellent job with the narration.

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  • Sab
  • 01-05-20

Great story

Loved this book, an excellent sensitive story. Narration was wonderful. I recommend it for these strange times.

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  • Marquie
  • 22-04-20

Wonderful follow up to the first book..

Nice to see the transformation of the relationship between Lena and Jess. Unnecessary complications and listening to Lori Prince is a plus in my book any day. Hopefully the next installment will be about Kayla.