Jun 11, 2015

Taking Heart by T.J. Kline Review

Taking Heart
Healing Harts #2
By: T.J. Kline
Released June 2, 2015
Avon Impulse

T. J. Kline's Healing Harts series continues as a soldier suffering from PTSD and a therapy dog trainer find that some scars can only be healed by love...

Julia Hart knows how much good she does training therapy dogs—it's what helped her overcome her own trials after a relationship turned unexpectedly violent. But moving beyond her mistakes meant trusting only her family with her heart.

Dylan, a former soldier, has run out of hope for recovery. Plagued by nightmares and flashbacks, he doubts anything will help him overcome his PTSD. When his brother convinces him to try one last time, he agrees to get a therapy dog.

Dylan didn't expect to find Julia or a chance for a "normal" future again. But when Julia's attacker is released from prison, Dylan and Julia will have to face the past together.

Okay, so when I first choose this book to read I thought it would be kinda light hearted. Even though it is dealing with PTSD, I didn’t think that it would go into too much detail… But I was wrong! Taking Heart is a book that will grab your insides, squeeze them till you can take no more and then makes it all better…but you are left, never to be the same again.
This is the story of Dylan, He was in special op’s for 7 years, prided himself on being able to control a situation and never losing one of his fellow soldiers…that is until his world was blown up and nothing would ever be the same again. Now back home and living with his brother Gabe, Dylan is struggling to deal with everyday life and feeling like he would be whole again. Until one day, Gabe has had enough and guilt’s Dylan in to finding a PTSD dog, which is the first step to becoming whole.
Julia Hart knows about PTSD! Not only though her work training dogs, but after a previous client assaulted her, she has been suffering with it too. Then Dylan walks into her life and suddenly it seems much brighter than before. But then both of their pasts rears its ugly head and by the end of its destruction, are they both still alive!
This book truly blew my mind! I have never read a book that literally has left me speechless. The author has written this book with such detail, she has clearly thoroughly researched the subject before including it in her book! I could only wish that other authors were as detailed with their writing. The writing was smooth and the story sucked me in from the first page, be prepared to give hours to this book as you will not want to put this book down.
So overall this book is a mind-blowing story that left me emotionally devastated. I give Taking Heart 10 out of 10!

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T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and rodeo queen competitions since the age of 14, She has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She has had several articles about rodeo published in the past in small periodicals as well as a more recent how-to article for RevWriter. She is also an avid reader and book reviewer for both Tyndale and Multnomah.


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1 comment :

  1. Thank you for hosting TAKING HEART! I am LOVING on Dylan Granger!