Brilliant new review by Top2Bottom of Heart's Truth
Marcus is a 30-year-old successful architect. He wants someone to
love and knows the right man will turn up when he least expects it. That
moment arrives at his friend’s party. He sees Danny for only a moment,
yet his interest is piqued. What could be more irresistible than a
blue-eyed beauty who is completely untouched?
Danny knows he doesn’t find women attractive, but how is he going to
find out if he’s gay? His sister’s party answers his prayers and the
most gorgeous guy he has ever seen asks him out. But can their love
survive when Marcus wants more than a closeted partner and Danny wants
nothing more than to hide forever?
Heart’s Truth is a sweet, coming out romance that I really enjoyed. To my knowledge, this is the first book I’ve read by Tamsin Baker and
it definitely won’t be my last. I thought she really captured the heart
and soul of her characters and I enjoyed her fast-paced storytelling
When Marcus is invited to his friend, Sienna’s party, he figures
he’ll make an appearance and go on his merry way. What he doesn’t expect
is the intense attraction he has when he meets Sienna’s younger
brother, Danny. Marcus instinctively knows that Danny is attracted to
him and suspects that the young man isn’t quite sure what to do about
that attraction. Although Marcus has a feeling Danny is afraid of
admitting his attraction to men, Marcus decides he’ll break one of his
cardinal rules which is to pursue a man who is deep in the closet.
Danny has had several girlfriends, but has never been happy with any
of them. He suspects he’s not really attracted to them and really longs
to fulfill one of his secret dreams…which is to have a relationship with
another man. Danny is extremely afraid of what his family would think
if they knew he had these feelings, so he lives in fear of ever acting
on his attraction to other men. Once Danny meets the charismatic and
very sexy Marcus, Danny is quickly smitten with him. He finds himself
doing what he’s always longed to do, but has been afraid of and soon he
is faced with the choice of having something meaningful and special with
Marcus or living a lie to appease his family.
I really enjoyed this story. I thought both Marcus and Danny were
well-written characters. Marcus is a confident man and he is very
understanding of Danny’s needs. He also does what he can to no push
Danny into coming out before he is ready, even though he’s tired of
hiding their relationship with everyone.
Danny does a lot of personal growth in this story. He’s still a young
man, and has an innocence about him that I really liked. Plus, I
understood his fear of coming out, but hoped he get comfortable with
himself as well as believe in his relationship with Marcus enough to
take that chance.
The only reason why this is not a five kiss read for me was: I did
not like how Danny’s sister, Sienna, reacted when she found out about
the couple. I thought she was hypocritical and hated the way she treated
the situation as well as both Marcus and Danny. Because of her
overreaction and what she did, it brought me out of the story a little
and I definitely wanted to give her a firm shake or three. Otherwise, Heart’s Truth is a very sexy story and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a quick, sexy summer read.