Mischa Bennett was ecstatic about marrying Steve Krashin,
the man of her dreams. Everything was perfect between them
until he revealed that he had another lover, Vin.
Heartbroken and betrayed, Mischa struggles to overcome her
feelings for Steve. She needs to move on and forget about
him. Steve loves Mischa with all his heart. He refuses to
give up on what they had because he knows that she still
Will Mischa be able to overcome her anger and pain to trust
Steve enough to resume their relationship? Is Steve willing
to give up Vin to win her back and keep her?
Youíll have to read Heart and Soul to find out
what happens. Ashley Ladd did such a great job telling
Mischa and Steveís story that I sympathized with everyone
involved in this merry-go-round of
girl-meets-boy-that-loves-boy. I didnít appreciate the way
Steve told Mischa about Vin, so I was glad when he had to
work extra hard. Still, he was more forthcoming than many
people are about their feelings and choices. It showed how
much guts and fortitude he had. Mischa puts on a brave
face, and is assertive yet itís a no win situation.
The story examines the familial side of poly relationships,
and succeeds in placing these characters in very realistic
situations. Step by step, they overcome each challenge. It
reminds us that the complexities of love and monogamy arenít
as simple as weíd like to believe. Mischa is used as a
vehicle to exploring the avenues of the heart, and
alternatives where no one has to suffer by committing to
whatís viewed as social norms.
Heart and Soul is an emotional and sexually
racy tale spun from a nontraditional thread. That makes it
original. Iím canít vouch for how anyone would feel in
Mischaís place, although in every bit of fiction thereís a
touch of real life. However, itís best left to the
perspective and opinion of the reader. As for me, I
strongly suggest reading this story if you can dive into a
variation on modern love with a hot new kick.