Sunday, November 19, 2017

Release Blitz: Save My Heart by DC Renee

Life and death.  Exact opposites.  One brings great joy.  One brings great sorrow.  But without one, there is no other.

I gave my daughter life when I was just eighteen.  And now, at sixteen, she faces death.

From the minute I heard her little heart beating, she was my everything.  It didn’t matter that her father had left me, his empty promises a whisper in the wind.  It didn’t matter that I had needed to figure out how to get an education while being a young, single mother.  It didn’t matter that I had acted as both mother and father while trying to give her everything I could.  It didn’t even matter that she was born with a big heart that had us in and out of the hospital for all her life.  None of that mattered because just one look at her, one smile from her, and one, “I love you, Mom,” was enough to make any day better.  No love greater existed than that of a mother.

But now I was about to lose her.  My everything.

It would be up to Kieran to hold me up if my world came crashing down.  Dr. Kieran Bell.  He came into my life—our lives—and knocked down every wall I had ever put up.  He wasn’t just my daughter’s doctor; he was my friend.  He was more than my friend.  And now, I knew I’d need him more than ever.  I just hoped against hope that this time, life wouldn’t result in death.

4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

When I read the blurb to a book and I just know that it is going to be an emotional ride, one that will make me cry, I cannot help but want to read it.  I am a sucker every time.  There re books that you know from the start that you are going to feel it all with the characters and that at the end you will be an emotional mess.  Save My Heart was that book but for so many other reasons that were completely unexpected.

Dahlia is a single mom to her beautiful and sweet daughter Ro.  She had her when she was eighteen and it has been just the two of them ever since.  Dahlia’s high school sweetheart left her the minute things when he realized that he just was not ready to be a father.  He has not been in the picture since.  Dahlia has had her parents by her side and they have loved and supported her and her daughter.  But it has been Dahlia who has given her daughter the best life tat she could.  Ro was born with a heart problem, one that has taken away the normal childhood moments that most kids get to experience.    But her mother has still given her a great life.

Ro is 16 and she is facing death, something that they both know would happen one day but her heart is getting weaker.  Their doctor, who has been family to them is retiring and when he recommends his replacement to be Ro’s doctor they know that they will be in good hands.  When they meet Dr. Kieran Bell, the new doctor, Dahlia feels things she hasn’t felt in over 16 years, maybe never for that matter.  She never expected him to be so hot and sexy, and to add to that he is kind and sweet and cares about her and Ro.  It has been sixteen years since she has been with anyone, but Keiran has awoken something inside of her.  He feels the connection between them, and wants to be more than just friends as he originally suggested.  He knows that being Ro’s daughter and wanting more with Dahlia is crossing a line, but what these two women bring to his life he is willing to leap across that line.  Dahlia feels it too but her whole life has been about her daughter, and she is not sure she is ready to move into a relationship so fast.  It is time for her to live her life and Keiran is the perfect man to do that with, but will her fears stand in her way?

I loved this book for so many reasons, the storyline, the characters, the emotions it brought out in me, the fantastic writing.  If there was ever a person to be there for Dahlia, to help her live her life for not just her daughter but herself, to help her to feel again, it was Kieran.  He was such a gentle, patent and caring man with a side of sexy.  He knew that Ro always came first but he loved that sweet girl just as much as her mother did.  He will do everything in his power to make sure Ro will be ok. 

My heart broke many times over the course of reading this book.  As a mother I can never imagine going through what these two have been through.  For sixteen years there life has been in and out of doctors offices, wondering when the moment will come when her heart gets weaker and there will be nothing that can be done.  Dahlia was strong and loved her daughter fiercely.  But it was Ro’s strength that just got me.  She may only be sixteen but maturity wise, she is well beyond her years.  She had such an amazing attitude and when it came to her mother and Keiran, all she wanted was for her mother to be happy and have someone to love her and be there for her.  Their mother/daughter relationship is one that will make your heart happy but at the same time break. 

This book swill tug at your heart-strings.  It will break your heart.  The end will take your breath away.  Yes, this book is an emotional roller coaster ride, but I loved that it as also filled with sexy times, and moments that will make you laugh.  As if the author knew you needed those moments to make your heart full.  Have tissues ready because you will need them.  A beautiful story!!


DC Renee has been writing all her life, from cheesy poems in elementary school
(i'll share an example just so you know how cheesy: Flowers are my favorite
thing; they usually bloom during spring. Pink, blue, yellow and green, so many
colors that I have seen...etc.) to short stories and monologues, and eventually
fan fictions for Days of Our Lives.

It was thanks to that superbly encouraging fan fiction community that DC found
the courage to publish her first book - Let Me Go. It held fast in the top 100
Best Selling Contemporary Romance Fiction Novels on Amazon for over a month,
going as low as the top 20's. Naturally, she loves to read, but she also likes
watching hockey, dancing for fun, and loves her family.

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