Does my husband’s heart still miss me now that it beats in the chest of another man?
A heartbeat more familiar than Easton’s own
He vowed to love his husband until death do they part. And then the worst happened.
His heart kept another man alive. River. A stranger in the world with Easton’s husband’s heart pumping the blood that warms his skin. Does his heart ever miss Easton without knowing why?
Sweet, kind, beautiful, River. Easton never meant to meet him…never meant to know him…never meant to fall for him.
Easton loved River’s heart long before he ever met him, but is it possible he’s falling in love with his mind and soul too?
***Change of Heart is a stand alone story with strong hurt/comfort themes, mild bisexual awakening themes, and a HEA
Release Date: 06.17.19
The cool night air wraps around me, the din of the bar fading as soon as the door closes behind me, leaving only the scattered sound of cars passing and the occasional drunken laugh escaping into the night. An overwhelming emotional exhaustion hits me, and the task of walking the half-block to my car seems insurmountable. I lean against the rough brick outside of the bar and tilt my head back, looking up at the expansive night sky. The light illuminating the bar entrance flickers, and I close my eyes as an inescapable feeling of loneliness hits me square in the chest and nearly brings me to my knees. I drag in a harsh breath, putting a hand over my heart, and wonder for the millionth time about my heart donor. Did he love someone so much he could hardly breathe? Is there someone out there still who loved him the same?
I drag my fingers to the center of my chest, tracing the raised edges of my scar through the soft fabric of my shirt. I can feel the beat, steady and even against my palm, and I think about the man who saved my life. I don’t know a damn thing about him, but that doesn’t stop me from wondering who he was, what kind of a life he lived, who loved him but selflessly made the sacrifice to save the life of a complete stranger?
Change of Heart is an amazing story involving two men and one very special heart. Easton lost his husband, the love of his life, in a tragic construction accident. River nearly lost his life due to a virus that attacked and weakened his heart. When River was days away from death’s door, he received the miraculous news that a heart was available for transplant. Fast forward five years… River is questioning whether he’s living his best life and Easton is stuck in a horrible cycle of grief and wondering just what happened to his husband’s heart.
OMG! This story was beautiful from start to finish. Ms. Neuhold took us on a journey through grief, love, betrayal, and ultimately happiness. River is a bisexual man who has never explored the same sex aspect of his bisexuality. Easton is a man who, even five years later, is still deeply mourning the loss of his husband. When Easton makes the decision to find out who received his husband’s heart, he discovers River. This story is about how one heart manages to bring two men together. River and Easton’s relationship grows slowly but surely through the entire story and both men also begin to grow and heal in their personal lives.
There is, of course, a moment of reckoning in this story, but as Ms. Neuhold is known for an HEA is most definitely on the horizon. The journey River and Easton complete in this book takes you through all of the emotions. I enjoyed this story immensely and while I didn’t cry (I am not a crier) I did feel all the feels with this story. I give it five gold and shining stars!
5 pieces of eye candy
Author K.M.Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together. She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series. When she’s not writing she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.