Release day: Wayward Heart
Today is the official release of Wayward Heart by Cathryn Hein (print and ebook, Harlequin Mira). Here’s the blurb:
Jasmine Thomas should feel safe in her cosy cottage at Admella Beach after finally putting an end to an ill-advised romance. But her perfect sanctuary is shattered with the arrival of hand-delivered threatening notes. Someone has discovered her secret.
When the notes escalate to vandalism, Jasmine’s anxiety rises. But in such a small place, telling the police would mean the whole town finding out.
Digby Wallace-Jones is stumbling through the motions of life, wrapped in a fog of grief since his fiancée Felicity died. Withdrawn from his family, Digby doesn’t care about anything beyond his loss. But in a chance meeting with Jasmine, his sister’s best friend who he’s known forever, even he can see the tension she carries.
orried and feeling protective, he continues to drop by, but it’s more than that. Jasmine soothes him; and, unlike the rest of his family, he can talk to her about his pain without fear of judgement. But as much as he likes Jasmine, Digby’s enduring love for Felicity means he has nothing left to give and he pushes Jasmine away.
Jasmine knew they were supposed to stay friends ‘with excellent benefits’ but she can’t help her wayward heart from falling for this tortured, kind and sexy man. How can she ever loosen the grip Felicity’s memory has on Digby’s soul and remind him he still has a life ahead of him?
Cathryn dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
I adore a juicy friends-to-lovers story, don’t you? It’s such a delicious trope. In the case of Jasmine and Digby, these friends are also two very broken people—Digby from tragedy and grief, Jasmine from heartbreak and humiliation—and when circumstances bring them close, they discover unexpected strengths and wonders in each another. What happens next is deeply emotional and passionate, but it’s a relationship tangled with family drama and the wreckage of Digby and Jasmine’s past, and their happily ever after isn’t going to be easy. Writing Wayward Heart was an absolute pleasure. It made me smile and cry and feel gorgeously gooey and hopeful. I hope it does the same for you too.
You can find out more about this book, including where to purchase it, at Cathryn’s website.