Common Bond, Tangled Hearts

from GoodReads:  Rhiannon Grey rated it 4 of 5 stars

Common Bond, Tangled Hearts, by Chelle Cordero, is an emotional rollercoaster of a romance suspense. Layne, the single mother we meet the beginning of the story, has had all manner of wrong done to her, and yet she still fits the heroine role perfectly, loving her child without question.

Justin, the alpha male of the piece, has discovered that, through a cruel prank, Layne’s gorgeous little boy is his. What should he do? His tough decision isn’t helped by the fact that he is attracted to lovely Layne right from the get go.Layne and Justin clearly love the child, and this comes across well in Cordero’s tender yet suspenseful prose. And when Layne’s hurtful and scary ex – who I hated as soon as Layne started to talk about him!! – shows up, I flew through the pages to see what happened to this realistically written couple.

Put Common Bond, Tangled Hearts, on your TBR list today



from Goodreads: Linda rated it 5 of 5 stars

Matt Garratti had always loved flying since he was a little boy growing up in New York. His dad had left them, therefore it was no surprise when he joined Mercy EMS as a flying medic. Matt was giving a speech at the university when he met Sudah and fell in love. She was taking courses there, but her Visa expired and Matt rushed to marry her so that she would not have to go back to Pakistan. Then he lost his job and got accepted in North Carolina so he moved his wife and son there, but Sudah was not treated very well as the Massacre of 9/11 was never far from the small townspeople’s mind and Sudah was thought to have ties with the enemy and no matter how many times she said that she was from Pakistan all they saw was that she was a Muslim. Since she was attending school to prepare for her citizenship, she begged Matt to let her cousin come to America so that she would not be killed, But once Raja was there Matt knew it was a mistake when she gave up her Muslim ways and tried to seduce Matt in his own bed. Then odd things started happening as they were stalked by a mad person and the police did not believe him!
from Amazon, Malcolm gave it 5 stars:

At first glance, Paige Andrews’ approach to celebrity writer and celebrated womanizer Lon Bartlett is reminiscent of a child’s first day at the beach, a child who runs down to the incoming waves only to run back to the safety of the dunes beyond the water’s reach, and then again, and then again. Indeed, she desperately wants her evolving relationship to be as spontaneous and carefree as first love.

But in looking closer, as both lovers and mad men are apt to do, Lon sees that behind Paige’s engaging smile lie painful memories of man named Hal who raped her and all but took away her ability to get close to anyone again. Lon’s best intentions trigger Paige’s worst fears.

“Bartlett’s Rule” is an easy-to-read novel about difficult-to-resolve issues for rape survivors and the prospective significant others in their lives. For Paige and Lon, sorting out the boundaries of trust and the limits of patience is a treacherous undertaking because they are very much in the public eye and because Hal’s arrogant needs are not yet satisfied.

Unfortunately, Paige’s dysfunctional family is also not out of sight and out of mind, providing additional twists and turns in the plot to keep readers guessing about choices and outcomes until the last page.

from Amazon, Don gave it 5 stars:
Usually I read non-fiction but the title of Karma Visited intrigued me so I read it and could not put this book down. The author has written a fascinating story of good and evil in a plausible way. My heart beat faster reading many scenes and felt relief when things brightened for a few pages. What a read! I highly recommend this wonderful story for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary and so fulfilling.
from Amazon, customer gave it 5 stars:
I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down once I had the chance to dive into it. The imagery was impeccable, characters were strong, and it had a great plot. If I could give it six stars, I would. Great job, Chelle !!!

from Amazon, Sharon gave it 5 stars:

Chelle Cordero is a gifted, talented writer who is able to draw the reader into her work making a personal connection to the storyline and the characters. You can get lost in the story and find joy and warmth in the people/characters and their saga. Enjoyable to read on every level.