by Melia Alexander
Released Date: December 29th 2014 by Entangled: Lovestruck
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A satisfying category romance from Entangled's Lovestruck imprint…
He's about to acquire a whole lot more than a business… When her grandfather dies, Jessica Adams inherits the family construction business. But there are strings attached. Big, deal-breaking strings. For one, Jessica's grandfather was in the process of selling the company to a national firm. And two? The big wig who made the offer for Jessica's business is none other than Daniel Spencer, her ex-lover and the father of her seven-year-old son. Only Daniel doesn't know. What started as a standard business acquisition has turned Daniel's entire world―and his plans―inside out. But even as he offers her the deal of the lifetime, everything changes when he meets her son. Their son. Now Daniel is laying everything on the line to put together a much different kind of merger...if he can convince Jessica to take the biggest risk of her life.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
Merger of the Heart was a well-written story full of romance, second chances, and a merger between two individuals that changes the course of their lives for the better.
Being the first book I've read by the author, I wasn't sure what to expect of the book. Needless to say I was rather impressed with the story line, and characters themselves. There was a lot of character development that took its own course throughout the story without feeling forced. The story starts off following the death of Jessica Adams's grandfather, amidst all that is happening around her at the time, she finds out that her grandfather has left her a construction company that has been in the process of getting sold without her knowing. Now not only does she have to stop the contract from getting completed to save her grandfather's legacy, and the one of her son. Without knowing who she was going to bump into next, she is surprised to see that Daniel Spencer, an ex-lover who dumped her the minute he could, is the one buying her grandfather's company. Old wounds are open, and a secret that she has been hiding for seven years is revealed the minute Daniel enters her life again.
Daniel Spencer has always dreamed of making it big some day. Having worked endlessly to make his dream come true, the minute he returns to make the deal that will get him to where he wants to be, he was not expecting to find Jessica, his ex-lover, declining his offer. It could have been the deal of a lifetime for her and for everyone else working at the construction company that her grandfather loved, but she changed the game by saying no. Now Daniel's plans change as soon as he sees the little boy that calls Jessica “mom,” and what surprised him the most was the comparison that he has with the little boy.
The chemistry between the two main characters is undeniable, they have their own pasts that have kept them from being happy. Jessica has hidden her son from his father, and Daniel is afraid of not meeting the expectations that he has for himself, and when he finds out that he has a son, he worries that he won't be a good father. So, there is definitely a lot that the characters have to learn and overcome if they want to find happiness. I really enjoyed reading the interaction that Daniel has with his son, it was cute to read. Jessica is a loving mother, but she wants to keep a strong face when her son is around, which made that relatable to read. As a reader I connected with the characters, and really rooted for them to fix their relationship. Overall, the story was captivating and I really enjoyed reading it. I recommend it for those that are looking for a quick romantic story. :)
***ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.***
My Rating: 4.5/5
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