★ SYNOPSIS ★
One step at a time…
Maddie Kingston just walked away from everything in order to take over her family’s struggling shoe business. And she’s in some serious trouble. The majority of the company’s shares have been bought out by none other than Maddie’s ex-boyfriend, self-made billionaire Nick Holter. Now Maddie needs his help…even if it means buying Nick from a charity bachelor auction.
After the Kingstons destroyed his grandfather’s career, Nick vowed to take over their company. He’s inches from victory when he finds himself bought and paid for…by his sexy ex-girlfriend who’s hell-bent on saving her family’s company. Between their families’ feud and their own unfinished business, tempers – and emotions – run hot. Too hot.
Because kissing with the enemy is a guaranteed shoe-in for trouble…
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★ MY REVIEW ★
Heart and Sole is a tale of love, lust, longing, rivalry, an age old feud, and -shoes-. Yes, I said it, shoes. What woman doesn’t perk up at that word? Well, I can’t tell you many that actually don’t. As for the book itself, I really enjoyed it. From the writing style, the characters, the co-stars, the situations they get into and the connection between the hero and heroine. This story is straight-forward sweet. I’m sure some people might expect more with it, but for me, it hit that perfect spot. The one where you keep reading it because you want to know what happens next.
Maddie is a go-getter, contrary to her families opinion of her. She has her head on straight and she tries to accomplish things with everything she’s got in her. Sadly, they usually fail. She’s a woman that just wants people to believe in her, and have faith that she can hold her families company together. So she strives for it and sometimes she goes about things the wrong way, but Maddie is a woman with a big heart and a big dream… and she loves shoes.
Nick is the guy that was from the other side of the tracks. He’s bound and determined to take over Maddie’s families shoe company to right an old wrong. He’s all about family and people he cares about, even if he tries to candy coat it with a business man veneer of hard ass. At the very core of himself, Nick is an absolute sweetheart. He is doing what he thinks he needs to, so his heart is in the right place, how he goes about it though, well that needs some work. Nick is the guy that companies go to when things go wrong and he’ll fix them, or look at fixing them, and offer his best advice. In this case, however, he just wants the company, and maybe the girl too.
Maddie and Nick have a turbulent past. They dated in high school and he walked off and left Maddie… she’s never fully understood why. Them crashing together has been years in the making. Their families hate each other, and it’s a feud that goes back to their grandparents, only no one knows the actual story behind what happened. These two are caught up in the middle of it, almost like Romeo and Juliet… Getting thrown back together though, to either save or sell the company and going back to old haunts, brings everything back for this couple. They may have to endure screaming, fighting, flying pies too, but somehow in the end all the truth comes out and these two make it.
You may be asking why it’s a four star rating for me? Well, there wasn’t really anything wrong with the book plot wise. Nothing I could actually point out, but for me.. the story didn’t scream five star. I really liked it, but it’s a solid four star story. Sometimes that really does factor into the ratings.