Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blog Tour: What the Heart Wants by Kelli McCracken


Do dreams foretell the future? Are there soul connections that go deeper than love?

He can sense her emotions at any place and time. Their bond is powerful but a mystery. One thing he does know: She's plagued his dreams for months. Maybe even longer.

Being involved with a celebrity is the last things she imagined...or wanted. Can she forget the pain from the past? Can he let go of his fears?

What the Heart Wants is a light, quick read. This is a story about fate and soul mates and learning to accept what is.

Dylan is a famous rock star, but he is growing weary of the lifestyle. To add to his weariness, he is losing sleep due to his dreams. He dreams of a woman he has never met. Both in his sleep and when he is awake, he longs for her. So much so, that he doesn't see any other woman. Every one he sees gets compared to his dream girl. Heaven is also having strange, vivid dreams about a mysterious man. These dreams leave her wanting and longing for him, even if he isn't real.

When they meet face to face, it is a dream come true for Dylan. He is determined to get the girl and won't let anyone stand in his way. Heaven is more resistant. While she feels a strong pull and connection to Dylan, she isn't sure she wants to get involved with a rock star and everything it entails. At their first meeting, he had to save her from the paparazzi, and she is also convinced he has a line of girls waiting to get into his bed. Dylan tries to be patient so that he doesn't scare her off. However, his longing for her becomes unbearable and he decides to make a move.

The author created very likable, realistic characters. While the two main characters had an instant connection, the road to their relationship was set at a good pace. They didn't rush into anything, though Dylan wanted to. This, aside from the soul mate connection, made their relationship more believable. All in all, I really enjoyed this story and can't wait to read the other books in this series.

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As a curator of characters, you'll normally find Kelli McCracken sitting at her desk, working hard on her next novel. When she's not arguing with those persistent people inside her head, you can find her hanging out on Facebook, chatting with readers about books and upcoming writing projects.

"It seems like all I ever do is write...and listen to Layne. He's always whispering something naughty in my ear, like being dipped in chocolate. Now I'm craving a Kit-Kat. Welcome to my zany life, where sanity is optional, romance is required, and liquor is most definitely quicker. Jack Daniels keeps me sane, my characters, not so much."

Kelli lives with her husband, four children, and her German Shepherd fur baby in the Ohio Valley region in the United States.

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