REVIEW: WHAT THE HEART WANTS by Kelli McCracken

Posted January 25, 2015 by Kris and Vik in Book Love, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Jmelynn Review / 0 Comments

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Okay so this book is so different from anything else I’ve ever read. I had no idea when I started what I was going to get to read.

The book starts with Heaven flying out to L.A. with her two sisters, who just happen to be triplets, (I’m actually thinking this could be significant later) to meet up with her best friend. She can sense something is up with Chelsea, but she has a few secrets of her own too. See, Heaven has been having dreams about this guy. When she wakes up from each dream, they are so life like, it’s almost like it was real. She can’t really see his face completely in the dream, but his eyes and lips seem to draw her in. Matter of fact, he’s all she can think about. To a point, it’s almost a distraction, and everyone around her is starting to notice.

Dylan, is a rock star. He’s taking a few months off from touring, and the first thing he has to do is attending one of his band members weddings. He’s actually dreading the wedding, because honestly he wants the same as Kyle. He is tried of playing the field and just wants to settle down and be a one woman man. But the problem is he knows exactly what woman he wants, she’s just a little unavailable. As in, he only can see her in his dreams. But, she’s all he can think about, and he’s determined to find her. He just has know idea she’s right around the bend, so to speak.

I admit, I started this during the holiday season and it took me forrrr-eva to read it. Part of it was because I just didn’t have as much time to read, and the other part was I would go to bed each night so tired I just couldn’t stay awake any more to read. But if I’m being 100% honest, it took me a little while to actually get into the book. Heaven and Dylan were both in their own heads a lot, and that seemed to make certain parts of the book drag out a bit. I think, if maybe some of this could have been edited out, the book may have held my attention better, maybe. And while I’m on the negative, I just have to say I can’t stand Faith. I think she’s up to something, but I’m not completely sure what it is.

Like I said before though, this book was so different. The book didn’t really start out as a paranormal type read. I mean rock stars and weddings, don’t usually seem like paranormal type read, but the second 1/2 or so of the book almost seemed to turn directions. I was shocked how much by the second half of the book I was so into it. I literally had to force myself to put it down, because my son had to go back to school this morning and I knew I was going to be exhausted if I didn’t go to sleep. I just didn’t know what was going to happen next and I NEEDED TO KNOW, lol.

I can’t wait for the next book. I have to admit, I cheated and read the synopsis of the next few books and I can just tell this story is going to get so much more intense. I can’t wait to see how it all fits together, and how the connection affects everything. Whoohoo!! 🙂

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Most days you’ll find Kelli McCracken knee deep in chocolate bars, coffee, and kooky characters. She is a connoisseur of chocolate, professional percolator, and a master in the art of procrastination.
“Writing a novel is like running a three-ring circus. It’s chaotic, characters don’t do what’s expected, and they leave you with a trail of shit to clean. I’m the ringmaster of insanity. Welcome to the show.”
When she isn’t chasing kids, working on crafts, or sneaking a Kit Kat (or two), Kelli spends her time writing.  Of course, it can’t be all work and no play. Once procrastination strikes,  you can find her hanging out on FacebookPinterest, or Spotify. Be sure to stop by and say hi. She loves chatting with readers.
For a full list of Kelli McCracken’s works-in-progress (WIP), check out her Upcoming Books page.

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