Heart of Glass

Adult
Rated 4.40/5 based on 6 reviews
When Journalist Kate Donovan is sent to profile the building and architectural firm of her first love, she heads back to the Low Country to face the demons she left behind. When Danny Flannery discovers Kate still wears the sea glass necklace he made for her years ago, they clear the air and their passion reignites. But can Danny risk his heart again for the only woman he’s ever loved? More

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About Christy Hayes

Christy Hayes writes romance and women's fiction. She lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

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Review by: Tamara Ward on April 09, 2012 :
This was a wonderful, wonderful read. It hooked me early with a fantastic plot and well developed characters. The book spans years but reads in a snap, and the story has more depth to it than many of my recent reads. But Hayes includes that depth without bogging down the plot! And she includes the romance without it coming across as forced or fakey/sappy. W-O-W! This book is amazing. I'm off to buy more of her books!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Aislynn Thompson on Nov. 10, 2011 :
Kat and Danny met while Kat worked a part time job during her summer living with her sister. These two fell fast and hard - and parted on very bad terms. Both are brokenhearted and have never really moved on in their love lives.

With a new name - Kate Donovan returns to that very place she met Danny all those years ago. Little does Danny know - she is the writer who will be interviewing him and his business partner. They clash and all those feeling are dredged back to the surface. Does she still love him? Can they make it work this time?

These two characters have such amazing chemistry! They have to overcome some pretty big obstacles and re-learn about one another. Kate has her own family issues to work through and Danny - well he has some problems of his own. Will they be able to get over those problems and fall in love again?

Anyone who loves contemporary romance, stories of lovers separated and brought back together will love this story. I wish I hadn't waited so long to read this - it was a fantastic read. Christy Hayes has written an amazing story and she has definitely earned a spot on my authors to watch for list.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Aislynn Thompson on Nov. 10, 2011 : (no rating)
Kat and Danny met while Kat worked a part time job during her summer living with her sister. These two fell fast and hard - and parted on very bad terms. Both are brokenhearted and have never really moved on in their love lives.

With a new name - Kate Donovan returns to that very place she met Danny all those years ago. Little does Danny know - she is the writer who will be interviewing him and his business partner. They clash and all those feeling are dredged back to the surface. Does she still love him? Can they make it work this time?

These two characters have such amazing chemistry! They have to overcome some pretty big obstacles and re-learn about one another. Kate has her own family issues to work through and Danny - well he has some problems of his own. Will they be able to get over those problems and fall in love again?

Anyone who loves contemporary romance, stories of lovers separated and brought back together will love this story. I wish I hadn't waited so long to read this - it was a fantastic read. Christy Hayes has written an amazing story and she has definitely earned a spot on my authors to watch for list.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Maria on Sep. 23, 2011 :
I don't read regular romance novels much anymore. Maybe I'm jaded, maybe I'm jealous of the happy endings. But the author, Christy Hayes contacted me and asked me to review Heart of Glass and she was so nice, I agreed. I'm glad I did.

Yes, you could say this is a fairly typical romance story. There's a troubled past, they split, find each other again years later and each fight the same feelings. The difference with this story is in the writing. Christy Hayes writes beautifully, I could feel the salty beach air on my cheeks, my heart ached for Kat and Danny. Sometimes, I even wanted to smack them to get them to wake up and smell the love!

If you're a romance reader, don't hesitate to grab this one and give it a read!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Hesperia Loves Books on Aug. 02, 2011 :
This was an absolutely amazing read! You need to put down your current book, RUN to your computer & buy this spectacular story by Christy Hayes. Not since reading Pamela Clare’s I-Team series, have I found a Romantic/Suspense genre book that evoked such emotions as Heart of Glass. It has landed a firm spot on my Favorite Books of 2011 list.

Kate & Danny's love story is simply breathtaking. The story was SO realistic & felt so genuine that I got butterflies when they met, cried like a baby when she had to leave him & cheered when she found her way back. It was almost as if I was the one experiencing all of the ups & downs within the story & not the fictional characters. I even wanted to go into the pages & bitch-slap her sister Julia a time or two.

What I found so refreshing however, was that Danny wasn't just up & ready to take Kate back no questions asked. More often times than not, in the romance genre, problems are solved in the blink of a few pages. All issues are forgiven easily and everyone is happy go lucky and we all go riding off into the sunset. Well, I think since we all live in the real world, we know that almost NEVER happens. What was great about this story is that when Kate returns, Danny is skeptical (as he very well should be) and he guards his heart. Yes he still loves her but he realizes that sometimes that is not enough. She has to prove her trust-worthiness & love. It is a very hard road for him & her both to travel but it is a very powerful story. A story of finding your way back to someone when trust & love have been fractured but is still worth mending.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: luthien on July 24, 2011 :
“Heart of glass” is about Kat Fordham, a young woman who spends the summer with her sister’s family in South Carolina. Her sister has put Kat on a tight leash and wants her to be a part of the High Society so she can marry befitting her rank. But Kat has a different idea of her life and has already applied for a scholarship at a small-town college. While spending the summer in South Carolina she meets – and falls in love with – Danny Flannery. They spend a wonderful time together until Kat’s sister meets Danny and threatens to destroy the relationship.
Six years later Kat Fordham has become Kate Donovan, a journalist who has to write a story about Danny’s firm. When the two meet again all hell breaks loose, but soon Danny discovers that his hatred for Kate is not as big as he thought.

The story starts with a long prologue that tells how Kat and Danny meet and fall in love. Bit by bit the reader learns more about Kat, her ongoing fight with her sister and the effort to get away from her sister’s influence and search for a husband for Kat.

Kat is a normal young woman who never had the chance to really be young. She always had to live the way her sister wanted her to, but with Danny she discovers more of the world she shouldn’t be interested in in the first place. It is only after Kat’s sister forces her to end the relationship with Danny that Kat finds out about her family’s big secret that brings down the roof on her head.

As already mentioned the prologue is pretty long, and I have to admit that bothered me a little. Not because it’s not interesting, but because you are dying to find out what happens to Danny and Kate in the now. However, without the prologue the story wouldn’t even be half as good because it is absolutely necessary to know the background to understand what happens to the couple later on.

Danny’s reaction at the end of the book when he believes a complete stranger who’s telling him he is Kate’s fiancé was somehow irritating. Danny doesn’t even give Kate the chance to explain. I can understand his reaction somehow, but it seemed to be a little too much. Kate doesn’t wear a ring (and which happily engaged woman wouldn’t?), and the fact that Kate’s alleged fiancé makes an appearance with the mother she despises should have set the alarm bells off in Danny.

But apart from this reaction, “Heart of glass” is a wonderful love story with nice characters and – of course – a happy-end.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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