Caleb Wilson knows all about happily
ever after. After all, his hugely successful company,
Enduring Vows, never fails to pull off the perfect wedding
or commitment ceremony. Yet while heís seen countless
others find true love, Caleb has never met the one.
But all that changes when Caleb meets Jim Morgan.
Haunted by his past, Jim goes through
life trying to atone for his perceived sins by outwardly
being the perfect son his father wants him to be, his only
relief found in brief encounters with strangers. Then Caleb
walks into his life and Jimís world is turned upside down.
Jim has never met anyone quite like Caleb. The wedding
planner is everything Jim is not Ė colorful, romantic, and
warm. Heís exactly the kind of man Jim needs to avoid and
heís everything Jim cannot resist. The question is, will
Jim resist giving into the temptation Caleb presents? Or
will love be able to overcome the obstacles separating two
There are few things more wonderful
than reading a book that completely captures you, heart,
mind, and soul. Lonely Hearts was such a book
for me. Adrianna Dane has written a story that is
beautiful, sensual, emotionally engaging, and impossible to
From the first, Jim and Caleb wound
themselves around my heart and didnít let go. Jimís
loneliness, his self-imposed emotional isolation, is
heartbreaking to read. I ached to see him try and push
Caleb away and loved that he couldnít bring himself to
completely do so. Whatís more, I loved Caleb for his
patience, for both being there and for stepping back when
Jim needed it, and also for being firm about what he needed
from Jim. Caleb also charmed me with his romantic nature;
his presence was like sunshine, lighting the book to keep it
from ever being overwhelmed by Jimís torment. In this, Ms.
Dane shows her mastery of balance, which I admire greatly.
Itís that balance of light and dark, frustration and
optimism, and love and adversity, which makes Lonely
Hearts a compelling read. I couldnít stop reading
the book because I was desperate to see Caleb and Jim find
It would be unfair to write about
Lonely Hearts without mentioning the love
scenes. Jim and Caleb not only warmed my heart, they
practically lit fire to the page. Ms. Dane skillfully
blends any combination of passion, eroticism, tenderness,
and heat to deliver some seriously sizzling scenes.
I Joyfully Recommend Lonely
Hearts. Itís tender without being sappy, romantic
without being sugary, and was so enthralling that upon
finishing the story, I immediately read it again. A perfect
gem, Lonely Hearts is not to be missed.