Sunday, March 1, 2015

Divided Heart(Queen of Kings Book 2) By: LaQuette

She broke his heart…to rebuild his soul.
The last two years of Heart MacKenzie Searlington’s life have been a constant forward motion of change. She’s been promoted to NYPD captain of the seventy-fourth precinct in Brooklyn, a job she never wanted, but is slowly finding her way through with the help of a dedicated second in command and a house full of exemplary officers. 
Married to the sexy and powerful mogul, Kenneth Searlington, Heart is living all of the dreams she never knew to ask for before she fell in love with the man that stole her heart. Although Kenneth bathes her in his love and devotion, insecurities from the past still haunt her and cast a dark veil over their union.

Kenneth Searlington knows only one thing, he worships his wife. He has a singular purpose: to love her as hard as he can for the rest of their lives and to neutralize any threat that dares to come up against them. But how does he protect them when that threat comes from the woman he loves?

Thrown by a devastating loss, Heart allows pain and despair to drive a wedge so large between them they may never be able to recover. Pushed beyond his limits, excluded and taken for granted, Kenneth has to decide whether to allow darker urges to control him, or to use his rage to fight for the one thing he adores, Heart. Can they mend the rift, or will a divided heart end their legendary love? 
He was a tall man with alabaster skin and midnight locks that fell beyond his shoulders and down his back. He was dressed in a crisp grey business suit that made his crystal blue eyes sparkle. He wore a knowing smile that said, “I know you know that I’m the ish.” He was a cocky bastard, true, but she had firsthand knowledge of just how amazing he really was. She also had firsthand knowledge that everything that self-assured smile promised, he was more than capable of delivering. He sat on her desk with his long legs stretched out in front of him and crossed at the ankles. Easy, calm, confident, and sexy as all hell.

“You know you’re risking life and limb by sitting on my desk like you own it, right?” she asked as she closed the door behind her. She looked around to make certain the blinds on her office windows and doors were in a closed position, this was a moment that was meant solely for the two of them.
“I may not own the desk, but I own the woman that it belongs to…so I kinda do own it if you think about it,” he said as the silky sureness of his voice traveled across the room and pulled her to him.
Before she could say just how it happened, she was standing in front of him between spread legs, falling into the broad expanse of his chest. “You own me do you?” Her voice hitched as she felt his fingers skate from her fingers to her arms causing her skin to sizzle.
“I thought that’s what these rings we wear meant? I own you, you own me? Was I wrong?” He leaned in and placed a light kiss on her cheek, and just like any other time his skin met hers, a sensual burn began to singe the area where his lips had rested for only a brief second.
“Mmmm,” she moaned. “You bet your pretty ass we belong to each other.” She wrapped her hand in his long tresses and pulled him to her, letting her body sink into his and searching for the connection only his kiss could bring. She found his warm, soft lips and mewled into the decadence of the pleasure they ignited inside her.
“God I wish we were home instead of in my office.”

LaQuette’s much anticipated sequel to her Heart series. If you have not read book one I suggest you do this is not a standalone novel.
Welcome back to the world of Heart and Kenneth. The ultimate power couple, he is a wealthy CEO and her career is at an all-time high but things are not always as they seem. Both have very strong personalities but in marriage it is a partnership and a series of concessions. Heart although she was very strong and set in her ways was a very complex character with flaws. I loved that the author addressed these flaws in this book and Kenneth’s need to be the man in the relationship.
This book was an emotional rollercoaster. Heart really had some issues she had to work through and Kenneth finally took control and made her realize it isn’t all about her. Because let’s face it at times she could really be selfish and tried to rob him of his grief. The Alpha male had arrived especially in the basement scene! These two showed so much growth as a couple and the ups and downs people go through in relationships. At times Heart was rather annoying with all her “issues” and hang-ups. For a woman with a devoted husband, Heart let her demons and insecurities get in the way of what she could see right in front of her. I did like that the author showed the complexities of their relationship but it got a little old after a while.  It really took for her to finally realize that she could lose the love of her life to pull herself together. Although this book had some heavy moments the author does provide some laugh out loud moments between the two a bit of comic relief. And those sex scenes!!!! Let me just say that this author can write a spicy sex scene.  
This story was a little shorter than the first one and I felt like it could have been just a little longer. I would have liked more from the ending it just ended and left the ending open. Maybe for another story? Please judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.
About The Author:
A native of Brooklyn, New York, LaQuette spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: Wife, Mother, and Educator. Writing--her escape from everyday madness--has always been a friend and comforter. She loves writing and devouring romance novels. Although she possesses a graduate degree in English Lit, she'd forego Shakespeare any day to read something hot, lusty, and romantic.
She loves hearing from readers and discussing the crazy characters that are running around in her head causing so much trouble. Contact her on Facebook, Twitter, her website, Amazon, and her Facebook group, LaQuette's Lounge.


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