Thursday, January 1, 2015

Review: Change of Heart by Jude Deveraux

Change of Heart
by Jude Deveraux

Part 1 of Change of Heart tells the story of how Eli's mother Miranda and the billionaire got together. The story starts out with Eli and his friend Chelsea use Frank's letterhead to help people in need. However, when Frank finds out what he Eli and Chelsea are doing and reacts differently then everybody thinks he was going to. So when Frank offers to help Eli find happiness for his mother he jumps at the chance.

Jumping to Part 2 of the Change of Heart story we find Eli and Chelsea are both grown up and living different lives. However, they are brought together when Chelsea is home visiting and connects with Eli again. Chelsea finds that Eli is not the same boy that he used to be and is about to leave when they are brought into a mystery that they need to solve.
Will Eli and Chelsea be able to solve the mystery in time? Can Chelsea and Eli be friends again or even something more?

My Review:

I received this book free from Netgalley for an honest review.

I am a huge fan of Jude Deveraux so when I saw this title on Netgalley I jumped at the change to read it. This is the 5th book that I have read of Jude's and was not disappointed with it.  I have to admit that I wasn't liking the story when I started reading it. However, once I got deeper in to the book and on Part 2 of it I really started liking it. I think the Mystery that Jude threw in there fit the book well and help me understand the characters better.

The parts that I didn't like was that she threw in the short Novella of Frank and Miranda in the beginning which I don't think was needed. I think that they could just have started off with Chelsea and Eli right away.

All in all I thought it was a good story and keep me interested once I got to Eli and Chelsea's story. That is why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I would recommend reading this book and I don't feel you have to read the previous books in this series of Jude's to understand it as she gives you enough of a back story.

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